Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Time Out: Cello on Ice




"A 20-year student of the cello, today Brandon Smith shreds his own compositions. He is from the Seattle area where he can be found playing any number of venues, but he prefers to encounter real people on a gritty street corner. Brandon is a lover of nature, backpacking and baroque. He also loves you."

--->Jury Reaches Verdict in Disarm Now Anti-Nuclear Plowshares Trial. A federal jury has convicted five anti-war activists who broke into Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor to protest the nuclear weapons stored there, the Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action and the U.S. Attorney's Office reported...Read on

--->Doctors Claim HIV-Positive Man 'Cured' by Adult Stem Cell Transplant...

--->Internet pornography should be treated as a public health issue...

--->Expert criticizes UN distribution of [big business]
condoms in Peru...

--->Christian's Death Verdict Spurs Row In Pakistan...

--->Violence erupts in Rome after Berlusconi wins vote...

--->Greek police clash with anti-austerity protesters... See video...

--->HIV PSA Hard to Stomach ...See video

--->Womb for Rent: The World of Reproductive Outsourcing...

--->Not Fondly, John Pilger and Jeremy Scahill on the passing of Richard Holbrooke...

--->DN: The latest on Julian Assange
...Video report

--->Demographic Winter in NYC by Gerard M. Nadal, Ph.D. Since 1970, there have been over 4.3 million abortions in New York City. With 79 percent of those being blacks and Hispanics, that means 3.3 million black and Hispanic citizens are missing from the population. It is a number that is roughly half the present population of New York City....

--->The Age of Anxiety...

--->A wise man and monk is blogging down...

--->Raw Story: Key FBI whistleblower: Had WikiLeaks existed, 9/11, Iraq war 'could have been prevented'...

--->"Failing to Prosecute Wall Street Fraud Is Extending Our Economic Problems..."

Genuine justice, due process and fairness is what makes for peace and tranquillity in any society.

--->Brussels Journal - Totalitarianism And Education by Svein Sellanraa: "I have heard a history teacher describe Stalinist Russia as a basically benevolent and prosperous society with a few minor problems. I have looked through a school library for a biography of Mao Zedong, only to find it populated exclusively by hagiographies written by 70s radicals. I have been told that dialectical materialism is an indisputable fact in which all historians believe..."

--->It is very hard not to admire this man. Integrity and conscience that cannot be bought is very rare. See the video...

--->Ancient Roman statue buried for centuries is uncovered by powerful winter storm...

Wikileaks points out perhaps the Achilles Heel of computer technology. Whatever is online, even in 'secret' channels, is accessible and leakable. The new technology hardly serves secrets well. At least paper, for all its own limits, can be vaulted, shredded or burned. The Internet serves open discourse best; even the government has forfeited privacy like never before.

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