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Late Night FDL: Rattle That Lock

David Gilmour – Rattle That Lock David has a new solo album due out in September… David GIlmour has released a stream of his track Rattle That Lock, taken from his solo album of the same name. The follow-up to 2006’s On An Island is released on September 18. The title track was inspired by...

Camera Work: Taking A Flyer

  Words fail me, like my high school teachers. In fact, words are like teachers, in the sense that they name things so we can talk about things. Busy week, learning much more about EECP, how it works, why it works. Then there is the issue of increased Radon in our drinking water, thanks to...

Podcast: Right Wing Attacks on Outspoken Muslims & Anti-Muslim Racism in the UK

Telegraph writer Andrew Gilligan has a history of right-wing attacks against radical Muslims in the United Kingdom and smear them in his reporting. Gilligan’s latest attack was against Abdullah al-Andalusi, an Islamic lecturer and writer. Al-Andalusi was the target of Gilligan’s slimy attack because he has worked for the public sector in the UK. Gilligan questioned whether...

Sunday Food: Chipotle, the Flavor

(Picture courtesy of Janet lackey at flickr.com.) Since all over the restaurant ads lately I keep seeing chipotle items mentioned, and here in Great Britain it’s popping up too, it seemed like a time to talk about what the word means.   There is the chain of restaurants by that name, too, of course, and since the...

Fighting Evil Corp. There’s an App For That!

By Spocko I’m a crappy chess player. This became clear to me when my 8 year-old nephew beat me while explaining, “The horsey piece can only move in an “L” way Uncle Spocko!” One of the things they say you learn from chess is thinking several moves ahead, anticipating your opponent’s responses and acting accordingly....

Saturday Art: The Fauve ‘School’ of Art

(Picture courtesy of Steven Zucker at flickr.com.) This is my last post from Great Britain, and since I have done two posts on art movements, or schools, I am throwing in the Fauves, since Van Gogh was mentioned in comments.   In present times, he is recognized as having been both inspired and mentally disabled,...

Big Ideas Poll Shows Republicans Are Clueless

The Progressive Change Institute conducted a nationwide cell phone poll in January to identify the major issues that concern voters. I was shocked and encouraged by the results. I was shocked because they indicate that the voters are more informed than I imagined them to be and I was encouraged to discover that a substantial...

Judge: CIA, Pentagon May Still Neither Confirm Nor Deny Records Exist on US Citizens Killed by Drones

A federal judge has ruled the CIA and Defense Department (DOD) do not have to confirm or deny whether they have records on the “factual basis for the killing” of either Samir Khan or Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, who were killed in two separate drone strikes in September and October of 2011. In the same decision, which...

Nigerian Professor Argues For Coal Industry Revival

Albert Obanor, a professor at the University of Benin, said to an audience of the Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers, on June 27, that Nigeria needed to revive its coal industry to prevent power shortages. Obanor specifically singled out President Muhammadu Buhari in using coal as an alternative to natural gas, which is not a reliable source of...

The Fire Next Time: On the Next Gaza War

Before Homes Are Even Rebuilt in the Ruins of the Gaza Strip, Another War Looms By Max Blumenthal “A fourth operation in the Gaza Strip is inevitable, just as a third Lebanon war is inevitable,” declared Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman in February. His ominous comments came just days after an anti-tank missile fired by...

‘Come Back When You’re Dangerous’: How Police Are Failing The Mentally Ill

This post was originally published at MintPressNews.com. Natasha McKenna was killed in February by a Special Emergency Response Team officer at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center in Virginia. She had been shot four times with a taser while her hands were cuffed behind her back, her legs shackled, and a mask secured to her...

Obama Tries to End Israel’s Temper Tantrum Over Iran Deal By Offering Country More Weapons

President Barack Obama’s administration has offered to increase US military aid by nearly fifty percent in order to calm Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other Israeli leaders, who are livid as a result of the Iran nuclear deal. “The fact that Netanyahu’s temper tantrum about the Iran deal could go towards an increase in...

Over Easy; Friday Preview

(Picture courtesy of jean louis mazziere at flickr.com.) Welcome to the diner, and hoping you will have a good visit.  The featured picture of Van Gogh’s Sunflowers is a preview of the Fauvist movement in painting.   Tomorrow’s Saturday Art post will talk more about that art works and those that were part of it....

First Look Media, Freedom of Press Foundation to Raise Money for Chelsea Manning’s Legal Appeals

First Look Media and the Freedom of the Press Foundation have launched a matching fund campaign to support United States military whistleblower Chelsea Manning, as she appeals her conviction and challenges how the military prosecuted her. The media organization’s Press Freedom Litigation Fund will match $50,000 in donations. Journalist Glenn Greenwald will match $10,000 in...

Obama Finally Acknowledges Mass Incarceration But Proposes Reforms That Leave Failed ‘War on Drugs’ in Tact

For the first time in President Barack Obama’s administration, he used the phrase “mass incarceration” in a speech and appropriately called attention to the disproportionate impact incarceration has on black and Latinos in the United States. Show More Summary

Greece: Trouble Ahead, Trouble Behind, And you Know That Notion Just Crossed My Mind

The Economic Times (Times of India) identifies another likely problem with the Eurozone ‘deal’ for Greece. The latest agreement requires the Greek parliament to ratify the whole package by Wednesday and pass legislation to increase taxes, cut pensions and set aside 50 billion euros of public sector assets for sale under foreign supervision. The problem...

SeaWorld Employee Engaged in Corporate Espionage to Disrupt Activism Against Theme Park

The animal rights organization, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, has publicized evidence that a human resources employee at SeaWorld San Diego has posed for the past three years as an animal rights activist to disrupt PETA’s campaign against the theme park. Paul T. McComb has been showing up at PETA protests against SeaWorld....

Journalist Sues US Government for Records on ‘Kafkaesque Harassment’ by Security Agents During Travel

Laura Poitras is a journalist and documentary filmmaker, who recently won an Academy Award for the documentary on NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden called Citizenfour. But, between July 2006 and April 2012, Poitras was “subjected to ‘Secondary...Show More Summary

Terminating Our Terminators?

By Tom Engelhardt Since November 2002, when a CIA drone strike destroyed the SUV of “al-Qaeda’s chief operative in Yemen,” Qaed Salim Sinan al-Harethi (“U.S. kills al-Qaeda suspects in Yemen”), it’s been almost 13 years of unending repeat headlines. Here are a few recent ones: “U.S. drone strike kills a senior Islamic State militant in...

Eurozone summit meeting regarding Greece is underway

The European finance ministers have agreed to punt the Greek question to the Eurozone leaders who began their meeting in Brussels a little over 30 minutes ago. By Greek question, I am referring to whether they decide to loan Greece as much as 74 billion euros ($82.6 billion) or show them to the Grexit. France...

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