Monthly Archives: November 2012

Pacifism – Words Do Change Their Meaning, But Peace Is One Word That Needs To Keep The One It Had – 29 November 2012

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semantic_change Sometimes words mean what they mean, and that’s okay, and sometimes words change their meaning, and that’s okay, too. Sometimes words change their meaning until they become meaningless. I wonder if the word “peace” has become one of those … Continue reading

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Protected: 28 November 2012

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US – It’s Worth Listening, Even To People Who Think Of Goldwater And Reagan As Iconic Figures – Listening Wins Hearts And Minds – Not Listening Loses Even The Most Fervent Supporter – 26 November 2012

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/revenge-of-the-reality-based-community/ I don’t know what I think about stuff like this…on the one hand, I’m always delighted when a Republican wises up, but I really have to grit my teeth every time a distinction is made between George W. Bush … Continue reading

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Rhode Island – Some Inclusion This Holiday Season? – 26 November 2012

http://www.kansascity.com/2012/11/26/3935548/no-ri-statehouse-tree-lighting.html What’s that? You don’t want an inclusive ceremony? Fine. Let’s not have one at all then. 🙂 Good on you, Lincoln Chafee.

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Protected: 26 November 2012

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Egypt – Morsi As A New Mubarak? – A Boris Yeltsin, Maybe? – Actually, How About Charles De Gaulle? – 25 November 2012

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2012/al-monitor/morsi-decree-constitution-power.html I think the timing of this “stunning decree” is a bit off, if this is supposed to be evidence of the perfidy of Egypt’s president Morsi, as it would be a bit more frightening if Morsi was effectuating a … Continue reading

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Bangladesh – Fire In Garment Factory Today, Triangle Fire 101 Years Ago – Same Stuff, Different Century – 25 November 2012

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/bangladesh-garment-factory-fire-kills-120-042747909.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triangle_Shirtwaist_Factory_fire The world, unfortunately, has changed very little.

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US – Anonymous Saves The Day – And You Thought It Was Millions Of Voters – 25 November 2012

http://truth-out.org/news/item/12845-anonymous-karl-rove-and-2012-election-fix So a few weeks after all the predictions about the collapse of American democracy and the unbridled rule of the Koch brothers came to be shown up as utter “malarkey” (thank you, Joe Biden, for the mot juste)…”Speculation-Out” (I … Continue reading

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US – Walmart Strike – Black Friday – A Disheartening Display Of So-So Solidarity From People Who Should Be Supporting The Strike – 23 November 2012

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/23/walmart-strike-black-friday_n_2177784.html ‎”But despite her professed anger at corporate greed, Tammy — who declined to provide her last name lest she jeopardize her job — was not deterred from entering Walmart to purchase a TV on a layaway plan. Her own … Continue reading

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