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Overshoot

http://www.alternet.org/environment/visions-fallen-world-what-our-crowded-imperiled-planet-really-looks?akid=12843.32916.Fj5SPl&rd=1&src=newsletter1032710&t=14

The logical arguments for getting population under control are compelling, says Tom Butler, editorial director at the Foundation for Deep Ecology. Yet somehow, they just aren’t working.

So, Butler tried a picture book — a large-format coffee-table book, more like, featuring images of a world overrun by human activity, produced as part of the Global Population Speak Out Campaign. (You can read it online, for free, https://populationspeakout.org/the-book/view-book/)

Author, Author...

http://www.danbannino.com/portfolio/poetic-dogs/


Almost a year ago, I’ve rescued my dog Rothko from a shelter and from that day on my life has changed. When I adopted him I realized how many dogs are in the same condition all around the world and how a single adoption could change their lives and help supporting the situation in a dog shelter.

The New Physics Theory of Life

https://www.quantamagazine.org/20140122-a-new-physics-theory-of-life/


Why does life exist?

Popular hypotheses credit a primordial soup, a bolt of lightning and a colossal stroke of luck. But if a provocative new theory is correct, luck may have little to do with it. Instead, according to the physicist proposing the idea, the origin and subsequent evolution of life follow from the fundamental laws of nature and “should be as unsurprising as rocks rolling downhill.”

Thug life...

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/12/09/1350586/-Thug-Kills-White-Prosecutor-and-Wife-in-Texas?detail=email#

This is the tale of a fiend, a true murdering devil. Not only did he ruthlessly kill Michael "Mike" McClelland, 63, the the Prosecutor of Kaufmann County and his wife Cynthia, 65, but also the assistant prosecutor, Mark Hasse. Hasse was ruthlessly gunned in the street in January, 2013, while walking home. The McClellands were callously shot down like dogs in their home in March of the same year.

Do unto others...

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/12/10/1350709/-Here-s-A-Wrecking-Ball-for-Cheney-and-The-Torture-Apologists-To-Suck-On?detail=email

SUGGESTIONS FOR JAPANESE INTERPRETERS BASED ON WORK IN THE FIELD by Sherwood F. Moran, Major, USMC

I can simply tell you what my attitude is; I often tell a prisoner right at the start what my attitude is! I consider a prisoner (i.e. a man who has been captured and disarmed and in a perfectly safe place) as out of the war, out of the picture, and thus, in a way, not an enemy. (This is doubly so, psychologically and physically speaking, if he is wounded or starving.) Some self-appointed critics, self-styled "hard-boiled" people, will sneer that this is a sentimental attitude, and say, "Don't you know he will try to escape at first opportunity?" I reply, "Of course I do; wouldn't you?"

Fixed Fortunes

http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2014/11/17/fixed-fortunes-biggest-corporate-political-interests-spend-billions-get-trillions/

Between 2007 and 2012, 200 of America’s most politically active corporations spent a combined $5.8 billion on federal lobbying and campaign contributions. A year-long analysis by the Sunlight Foundation suggests, however, that what they gave pales compared to what those same corporations got: $4.4 trillion in federal business and support.

That figure, more than the $4.3 trillion the federal government paid the nation’s 50 million Social Security recipients over the same period, is the result of an unprecedented effort to quantify the less-examined side of the campaign finance equation: Do political donors get something in return for what they give?

Vanity Fair...

http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/2014/11/conservative-nonsense-political-history

Are conservatives ever right?

The question isn’t meant to suggest that liberals are never wrong. But reviewing the last few decades of conservative policy initiatives—or their objections over that timespan to policies they hate—shows a consistent pattern of failure: predictions never pan out, and intended results turn to catastrophic flops.

Big man in Japan...

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20140623p2a00m0na014000c.html

Akihiro Suzuki, 51, admitted at a news conference on the afternoon of June 23 that he directed the comment, "You should hurry up and get married," toward Ayaka Shiomura, 35, a Your Party member of the metropolitan assembly, when she was asking a question about public support for women during a session on June 18.

Suzuki had denied that he had jeered at Shiomura in an interview with the media on June 20. "I never jeered. I'm surprised (at the rumors that I was involved) as it came as a bolt from the blue."

Starry nights...

Blair: 2003 invasion not to blame for Iraq crisis

Source: Miami Herald

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair says the West's failure to intervene in Syria is to blame for the violent insurgency in neighboring Iraq — not the 2003 invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.

In an essay issued Sunday, Blair called for Western countries to intervene in Syria, though he did not specify how. He wrote that extremists "have to be countered hard" wherever they are fighting.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/06/15/4179646/blair-2003-invasion-not-to-blame.html#storylink=cpy

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/06/15/4179646/blair-2003-invasion-not-to-blame.html



Blair finally hits rock bottom or lower...
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