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The Roundup for May 18th, 2015

Today we move on to Spain! International Politics Overall – Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa announced the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States will accept refugees stranded off the coast of Thailand – Gareth Porter: “The Misfire in Hersh’s Big Bin Laden Story” – The Vatican said the “angel of peace” comment on Palestinian Authority...

Over Easy: WordPress, Disqus and FDL

As everyone should be aware te servers that host FDL had been under attack for around a month or so. Making ti very difficult at best to even connect to the site let alone login, comment and post, Keeping the reader posts at MyFDL inaccessible most of that time and the servers possible hacked to...

Late Night FDL: Leaving On A Jet Plane

Peter, Paul & Mary – Leaving On A Jet Plane As the LN posts, I should be midway between Oahu and the Big Isle, however, I should be back online about 10pm FDL time…! What’s on your mind tonite…?

We need more heroes like Dr. Kent Brantly

Dr. Kent Brantly delivered the commencement address Saturday at his former alma mater, the Indiana University School of Medicine. As readers may recall, he was stricken with Ebola last year in Liberia while treating patients dying from Ebola. He probably would have died, but for being transported in a specially equipped Lear Jet to the...

Obama Police Task Force Recommends Array of Measures to Curb Warrior Mindset

A task force on policing setup by President Barack Obama issued its report and a number of the recommendations appear to be geared toward reducing the warrior mindset adopted by officers in police departments throughout the United States. Obama appointed a task force to review police practices in December after demonstrations against police brutality in...

Senator Feinstein Says TPP Is Not For Corporate America, Critics Should ‘Take A Good Look’

Top Dem: Trade bill not for big business http://t.co/7CtcqHtoE5 pic.twitter.com/UJbzI655u6 — The Hill (@thehill) May 17, 2015 The rhetoric for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is hitting new levels of absurdity. Though all available evidence – including leaked portions – shows the TPP is a massive give away to corporate interests, the agreement is being framed...

The Weekend Roundup for May 16-17th, 2015

In honor of finals, let’s do another week of songs from around the globe. We’ll start in Pakistan. International Politics Overall – Pope Francis I: Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas is “an angel of peace“; Whoa, whoa, whoa, let’s not get too carried away here – U.S. commandos killed 32 Islamic State militants and officials, including...

Over Easy: Fukushima Update

Greetings! Well, it was a hectic weekend to say the least. And it would have been worse if the rain hadn’t spaced itself just right to keep any serious yardwork from being done. You don’t hear much about Reactor #5, as it was in cold shutdown at the time of the accident, thus did not...

Late Night FDL: The Thrill Is Gone

B. B. King – The Thrill Is Gone R.I.P. B.B. King…! Last King Of The Blues passes away in his sleep at home Blues great B.B. King has died at the age of 89 after being ill for some time, it’s been confirmed. His lawyer Brent Bryson reported that he died peacefully in his sleep...

New study identifies the distinctive cause of death in each of the 50 states

A new study based on data from the List of 133 Selected Causes of Death published by the National Center for Health Statistics and the Centers for Disease Control data from 2001 to 2010 has produced a color coded map of the United States that identifies the “distinctive cause of death” in each of the...

Camera Work: The Built Environment-Vernacular Architecture

Architecture is frozen music.” ? Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. I set that quote along side the concept of Vernacular Architecture because it ties in greatly with my own evolution in the arts. Last week, I left readers with the connection between music and my work, personal work. My commercial work is Architectural photography, and my...

Podcast: CIA Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling & the Government’s Campaign to Silence Him

Former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling was sentenced to three and a half years in prison for leaking to a journalist. It was the longest sentenced issued under President Barack Obama’s administration by a federal court as punishment for a leak. During a trial in January, he was convicted of violations of the Espionage Act and...

Sunday Food: Mustard Greens

(Picture courtesy of Tim Sackton at flickr.com.) This post actually was supposed to be last week for Mother’s Day, but got eaten in the change to our new system.   It was offered at eschatonblog by a friend, Hecate_Demetersdatter, and reminded me that one of the things my mom did that was awfully fine was...

Late Night: Tiny Alice

With CT involved with his daughter’s wedding and all, thought I would put up a post.   Tiny Alice was a local Cleveland group from the 1970s. They began as an acoustic jug band but evolved into and electric band. Played many venues in Cleveland most notably concerts in support of the Cleveland Free Clinic....

Late Night FDL: Shake

Otis Redding, Eric Burdon, & Chris Farlowe — Shake, UK TV, London September 16, 1966. This clip is ava. What’s on your mind?

Saving Dzhokhar Tsarnaev: Voting With Our Feet Against the Death Penalty

By Margo Schulter. (Note from jane24: I am pleased to be able to post, on behalf of Margo Schulter, this excellent essay written in opposition to the death penalty. Due to Margo’s ongoing difficulties in accessing the comments threads, I will also be posting Margo’s responses to your comments on her behalf. Show More Summary

Why do we allow troglodytes to sentence people to death?

Even though the death verdict delivered by the jury yesterday in the Tsarnaev case did not surprise me, I can’t stop thinking about it. Given the relatively short amount of time the jury took to arrive at its verdict, I believe most jurors probably started the deliberations having already decided to vote for death. That...

Preemptive Prosecution: Iraqi American Arrested by FBI for Allegedly Lying About ‘Pledging Allegiance’ to ISIS Leader

An Iraqi-born US citizen in Mesquite, Texas, was arrested by the FBI for allegedly lying to agents about whether he had pledged allegiance to the “self-proclaimed” leader of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. A federal judge ruled a day later that he is a “danger to the community” and must remain in jail. One...

The Roundup for May 15th, 2015

Rest in peace B.B. King. International Politics Overall – Jamal Abdi, policy director at the National Iranian American Council, talks to The Real News about the current relationship between Saudi Arabia and the U.S. – With at least $2 billion in Afghanistan, the U.S. military can spend on a lot of useless things – FIFA President Sepp Blatter...

Saturday Art: John Singleton Copley

Watson and the Shark, by Copley (Picture courtesy of Eric Wilcox at flickr.com.) Colonial America produced more industry than art, but even for this time Copley gained stature in English-speaking society for his depiction of the figures of his time, and of historically and physically true representation in artwork.   His careful choice of accurate...

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