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Almost totally lost in the reporting on the Ukraine crisis is the fact the CIA had an active program of covert intervention into Ukraine for nearly seven decades. The history of that intervention is not being examined by any side in this conflict because it is tied up with the Cold War and the political fallout of the fall of the Soviet Union. Show More Summary
The three big topics are Iraq, Ebola, and the 40th anniversary of President Nixon's resignation.
Hippety Hopper. This Warner Bros. Merrie Melodies cartoon was released on November 19, 1949.
Take Me To Church by Hozier
Many of the finds from ancient cultures are discovered in burial sites. As we discussed in comments last week, there are significant finds associated with the discoveries of tombs and their treasures, and some of the rituals are being...Show More Summary
Lady Antonia Fraser has won awards for some of her non-fiction as well as fiction works. Much of her non-fiction work is on various members of English and other royal families. Kings and Queens of England, Love and Louis XIV: The Women in the Life of the Sun King, The Wives of Henry the VIII, and King James VI of Scotland and I of England for just a sample.
An extraordinary, internationally acclaimed documentary about impact of the 2008 Gaza bombings on civilians and children, by filmmaker Vibeke Løkkeberg.
Be kind. Be connected. Be unafraid. With these three simple tenets, Rivera Sun envisions a peaceful, nonviolent revolution springing from a near future United States just a little bit more repressive than the one we live in today. The seeds of The Dandelion Insurrection are all around us in our world today.
Here are two questions you will not often hear from your average American: How large a threat is Iran’s fictional ICBM arsenal, and what is the Pentagon doing to protect us from this imaginary threat? I am pleased to report our government is working on the answers. They are, in order, “worryingly grave” and “send more money and we’ll get back to you.”
President Obama may want us to sympathize with patriotic torturers, he may turn on whistleblowers like a flesh-eating zombie, he may have lost all ability to think an authentic thought, but I will say this for him: He knows how to mark the 50th anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin fraud like a champion.
"In a time that looms around the corner of today, under a gathering storm of tyranny, Zadie Byrd Gray whirls into the life of small town reporter Charlie Rider and asks him to become the voice of the Dandelion Insurrection. With the rallying cry of life, liberty, and love, Zadie and Charlie fly across America leaving a wake of revolution in their path. "
First it was former Northwestern University quarterback Kain Coulter and his football teammates taking a chunk out of the NCAA, and yesterday it was former UCLA basketball player Ed O'Bannon and 19 other former college players. TheyShow More Summary
Ho-hum. Another big story broken by Bluestem that gets hijacked by certain local media lackeys without credit. We've seen this movie before. This instance involves a new wrinkle in the Republican Party of Minnesota's continuing War on...Show More Summary
Are you creeped out by clowns? There’s a word for that, Coulrophobia: “Extreme or irrational fear of clowns.” Here’s how it happened to Jordan Gaines…
Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem -- Don't Blame The Dynamite from episode 211 of The Muppet Show.
- The Institute for Economics and Peace released their Global Peace Index for 2014 where contemporary times are the "most peaceful century in human history." In addition, Iceland was found to be the mots peaceful country. - Where isShow More Summary
After a long day of anti-comedy at work I sat down determined to be info-tained by watching the comedy news. The Daily Show had ended but I consoled myself that I was not too late for the Colbert Report (better show, anyhow). I turned...Show More Summary
There’s a controversy brewing over a photo that made the rounds in 2011, one of several photos taken by a Macaque nigra (crested black Macaque) monkey. David Slater, an award-winning nature photographer, was in a national park in Indonesia, and left his camera unattended, and apparently a Macaque monkey wandered over and took this hilarious selfie.
Once upon a time placing America's service people in harm's way, spending America's money and laying America's credibility on the line required at least the pretext that some national interest was at stake. Not any more. Anytime some...Show More Summary
As reported previously, the tailings pond dam at the Imperial Metals’ Mount Polley Mine in British Columbia was breached creating an ecological disaster that threatens up to two million sockeye salmon just coming up the Fraser River to spawn. Here is an update.