Wannsee, Wahnsee…

Today is the 70th anniversary of one of the most infamous decisions humans have ever taken: the Wannsee conference that decided on the implementation of the “final solution,” i.e. the Nazi decision, deliberated over, discussed in detail, & found necessary & inevitable, of the extermination of all Jews. The proceedings were, as Adolf Eichmann, one of the participants, remembered, »Sehr ruhig, sehr freundlich, sehr höflich und sehr artig, sehr nett, und es … Read more Wannsee, Wahnsee…

Hardt & Negri on OCCUPY Wall Street

Our best-known post-philosophical theorists have weighed in on the Wall Street protests — & did so strangely enough in what would seem an unlikely place: the magazine Foreign Affairs, published by the Council on Foreign Relations — an organization that includes as members Brian Williams, Fareed Zakaria, Angelina Jolie, Chuck Hagel, and Erin Burnett. You can check out their site here. The Fight for ‘Real Democracy’ at the Heart of Occupy … Read more Hardt & Negri on OCCUPY Wall Street

The Audacity of Hope — Comes to Gaza

State Department Officials Have an Obligation to Speak Out Against Israeli Threats to Attack U.S. Boat to Gaza Athens, June 24, 2011 – U.S. peace activists preparing to set sail on the U.S. Boat to Gaza, The Audacity of Hope, expressed profound disappointment over a statement issued by the U.S. State Department on Wednesday, June 22, 2011. Instead of calling on the Israeli government to let a flotilla of unarmed civilians … Read more The Audacity of Hope — Comes to Gaza

Insurrectionism Timeline

After the Arizona killings, one quote from someone who lost a loved one in one of many earlier mass-murdering rampages in this country and re-cited for the occasion by the media, stuck in my mind. It went something like this: “Every country has its share of madmen, but only in this country are they provided with the best possible weaponry.” And indeed, if there is one major problem that … Read more Insurrectionism Timeline

The Gulf Stands Corexit

Interrupting the Pélieu Beach Novel for a day to bring you some news from developments in the Gulf region. It looks more and more as if the US Government and BP work hand in hand (or at least actively work at not letting one hand know what the other does) in order to cover up the extend of the disaster by making the area look “clean” — or at … Read more The Gulf Stands Corexit

Jamais Deux sans Trois: Oil Dispersal Projection

The ocean model data used for calculating the particle dispersal were obtained from a simulation conducted with the Ocean General Circulation Mode for the Earth Simulator (OFES) forced by QuikSCAT winds. This research was supported by the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), NASA and NOAA through their sponsorship of the International Pacific Research Center within the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology at the … Read more Jamais Deux sans Trois: Oil Dispersal Projection

Gulf Of Mexico Sea Floor Fractured Beyond Repair

On 15 June I posted on how the well bore structure of the BP hell-machine is “compromised” down-hole and how this means that the whole floor of the Gulf of Mexico is endangered.  Here is a further proof of the magnitude (unacknowledged by either BP or the US Government) of he disaster. This is an “not vetted” report on CNN’s iReport, a user-generated section of CNN.com, from late June. … Read more Gulf Of Mexico Sea Floor Fractured Beyond Repair

Two Comments

From the comments to my may 27th post, the above photo from Tom Clark’s site, and below, friend Bill Sherman who in his reply sent the reader to to his website, where he proposes the following, with which I agree: What Obama Could Do (1) Fire Salazar and all of his epigone underlings at Interior who continued past administrations’ corrupt policies of refusing to regulate permits and safety procedures. … Read more Two Comments