Monthly Archives: August 2013

The 4 agreements–and a thought on ASSUMPTIONS


  I was watching Oprah rave about this book, THE FOUR AGREEMENTS and the author, Miguel Ruiz.  One of the four main points is that “we should never assume anything”.  I believe that is impossible.  The brain constantly uses short … Continue reading

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No martyr here: Military Jury Convicts Army Psychiatrist on All 45 Counts in Fort Hood Rampage


In contrast to Bradley Manning, Americans do not find this psychiatrist to have been a martyr. He might have been a victim of something. He might have been confused etc. but he was and is no martyr.–kas Military Jury Convicts … Continue reading

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Arrows in the Desert?


This Really Exists: Giant Concrete Arrows That Point Your Way Across America Cement Arrows, Transcontinental Air Mail Route COURTESY OF AVIATION ARCHAEOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION & RESEARCH Every so often, usually in the vast deserts of the American Southwest, a hiker or … Continue reading

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Senate Insider Speaks Out: Ex-Wyden Staffer on Secret Laws, Domestic Spying and Obama’s NSA Reforms


Senate Insider Speaks Out: Ex-Wyden Staffer on Secret Laws, Domestic Spying and Obama’s NSA Reforms   As President Obama proposed a series of changes to reform the government’s surveillance policies and programs, we speak to Jennifer Hoelzer, the former deputy chief of … Continue reading

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Is U.S. Exaggerating Threat to Embassies to Silence Critics of NSA Domestic Surveillance?


Greenwald: Is U.S. Exaggerating Threat to Embassies to Silence Critics of NSA Domestic Surveillance? The Obama administration has announced it will keep 19 diplomatic posts in North Africa and the Middle East closed for up to a week, due to fears of … Continue reading

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NSA Violated Surveillance Rules Thousands of Times, Intercepted All 202 Area Code Calls By Accident


NSA Violated Surveillance Rules Thousands of Times, Intercepted All 202 Area Code Calls By Accident   The Washington Post has revealed the National Security Agency has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since Congress … Continue reading

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A Man Claims to Have Not Eaten or Drank Any Liquids For 70 Years. Science Examines Him


https://eslkevin.wordpress.com/2010/04/28/man-doesnt-eat-for-70-years-scientists-around-the-world-are-interested-and-we-should-too/#comment-17754 has now been updated at http://beyondblindfold.com/a-man-claims-to-have-not-eaten-or-drank-any-liquids-for-70-years-science-examines-him/ Is it possible for us to survive with no food and water? Doctors are trying to determine that as they are baffled by an Indian man who claims not to have eaten or drank … Continue reading

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UK Media Crackdown: Greenwald’s Partner Detained, Guardian Forced to Destroy Snowden Files


UK Media Crackdown: Greenwald’s Partner Detained, Guardian Forced to Destroy Snowden Files notice British officials were going to detain David Miranda, the partner of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, who has revealed the National Security Agency’s massive spy practices. Miranda was … Continue reading

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Debunking Sebastian Vilar Rodriguez’s ‘All European Life Died in Auschwitz’


I was sent “Sebastian Vilar Rodriguez’s ‘All European Life Died in Auschwitz” semi-popular article this week.  Here below is a rebuttal.  I think that about 50% of what Rodriguez says or implies is important.  The rest is a bit to … Continue reading

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Chalmers Johnson, Dismantling the Empire


Best of TomDispatch: Chalmers Johnson, Dismantling the Empire Here’s the question that comes to mind at least once a week, when some particularly outrageous or absurd piece of news arrives from somewhere in the American imperium: What would Chal think? … Continue reading

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