Impressive. (I've seen Greenwald and Snowden so far, and I assume Assange is coming. Also Kim Dot Com, who seems guilty of an annoying laugh, but not much else.)
[Sheesh, I thought this would be wildly controversial! I'm stickying this because I really do need feedback on it, partly on the diagram style. As in, does it work? --lambert]
I must apologize for not writing up Point 1 of the 12-Point Platform. I've been blaming myself for dithering, and in fact I have been dithering, but it finally dawned on me that "A Living Wage" isn't only a simple social justice matter, but the crux of all the points and reforms that must follow it. Why? Read below the fold...
... we create our own reality" ("Unnamed aide" in Bush administration, widely know to be Karl Rove).
So hubris, much stupidity: pic.twitter.com/jJge7PK3uo
— Murtaza Hussain (@MazMHussain) September 14, 2014
As he once wryly observed, ‘Prediction is difficult – especially about the future’, and this admonition would seem particularly fitting in light of the war on terror’s crooked course thus far.
As the US again assembles a 'coalition of the willing' for the purpose of fighting a war in the Middle East, there are other Yogi quotes which come to mind… Read below the fold...
O'Shaughnessy: "Fidelity had done a study as to which accounts had done the best at Fidelity. And what they found was..."
Ritholtz: "They were dead."
O'Shaughnessy: "...No, that's close though! They were the accounts of people who forgot they had an account at Fidelity."
BWA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!!!!!! Read below the fold...
NBC. Lots of good quotes:
“To shower, I use a cup, just like when I was in ‘Nam,” he said, stepping away from a stream of glistening neighbors, most of them just back from the fields. Some had dust on their ear lobes and deep in their wrinkles. None had a simple way to shower in town that night.
“We’re living in a third world country now,” he continued.
I ploughed through the story, and there's only one key sentence:
56 percent said their family’s incomes were falling behind living costs — about where that sentiment was in 2008 — and 45 percent said they had experienced financial hardships like layoffs, inability to pay health care bills, or run-ins with debt-collection agents over the past year.
No money. That's for Detroit. This is for the country: Read below the fold...
The family of murdered American journalist James Foley says it was threatened by a US official with terrorism charges if they paid a ransom to his captors in Syria.
Foley's mother Diane told ABC News on Friday that a military officer working for Barack Obama's National Security Council had told them several times that they could face criminal charges if they paid a ransom.
"We took it as a threat and it was appalling," she said. "Three times he intimidated us with that message. We were horrified he would say that. He just told us we would be prosecuted. We knew we had to save our son, we had to try."
Almost makes you think there's more to the story than meets the eye, eh? Read below the fold...
Sorry to be turning this into a photo blog, but I'm having fun... Evening squash:
This little squash won't make it, though of course I'm projecting terribly; in fact, what I like about squash is that they keep pushing new growth toward the light no matter what, no matter the season. After all, you never know, and if the earth suddenly spirals into a new orbit and there turns out to be no winter, the squash will be totally ready! Read below the fold...