Lefty Blogs
williampfaff ++ ++
Russian News ++
seaton-newslinks. USA expat in Europe ++
bilegrip Asu spleen ++
us-rockstroh a rant, not a blog ++
aboutmyplanet eco ++
sfgate ++
crookedtimber ++
onthecommons ++
sjlendman ++
abutamam freeiraq ++
airamericaradio +
amygdalagf +
angryarab ++
annezook +
antiwar ++
billmon ++ whiskeyB
consortiumnews ++
dailywarnews ++
drforbush +
english +
halcyondays ++
hereticalideas ++
boxspinning boxes

jamaicaobserver newspaper
jameswolcott +
lefarkins +
liberalgirlnextdoor ++
lonehighlander Libya, not lefty
mahablog +++ solid
maruthecrankpot +
indymedia melbourne
messopotamian +7Apr06
monkey ++
motherjones ++
nocapital +
norightturn +NZ
peakoil ++
pilger +
politicalhumor +
rafahtoday Feb05?
rense w= wacko conspiracies
rigorousintuition x
hegemon ++
ruckus ++
rudepundit ++
satiricalpolitical +
scaramoucheblog ++
secretsinbaghdad ++15Ap06
aliveinbaghdad ++
riverbendblog ++
sideshow +++
signs-of-the-times +++
slashdot ++techy
talkleft ++
thinkprogress ++
thismodernworld +++
uncapitalist ++
velorution ++ bicycles
org ++Brazil peasants
warandpiece +
warfare.ru +russia military
alternet ++
gbruno ++YT
axisoflogic ++
bobharris +
bradblog +
buckfush +funnies
buggery +
buzzflash ++
counterpunch +++
crooksandliars ++?
grist ??
huffingtonpost ++
infoshop +
inthesetimes x
iranmania x
juancole ++
kuro5hin ++ notlefty
kurtnimmo ++
lrb ++ Iraqi?
lewrockwell ++
marklynas climate change
mnftiu get your war on comics
rall ++ Ted Rall cartonist
selvesandothers ++
theleftcoaster +
thepoorman +
tnr ++ magazine
tompaine ++ mag
traprockpeace ++
truthout +
boondocks ++
. . . helix
rain radar
worldtribunal +
worldwatch ++ $ required
zaman + Turkish news
youcantmakeitup + ?
youngfox ????????????
bareknucklepolitics videos?
popdrain videos??
discovery videos??
cs videos??
aegisIraq video??
mariyaguchi video??
iwilltryit video..
ahram cairo newspaper
jfaughnan 28/04/2006 10:25AM
shrillblog +
thinkprogress +
marchforjustice + pictures
messopotamian + Iraqi not so radical, but scared (also see IraqTheModel which was a USA front, but is now also scared)
scaramoucheblog +
blogads liberal blogs by CPM $ per view
malakandsky ++ stolid?
republicoft + black gay parent??
dailykos ++
rawstory ++
democraticunderground ++
atrios ++
workingforchange +
leftinthewest +
dembloggers +
talkingpointsmemo +
firedoglake ++
vastleft ++
pamspaulding +
americablog +
washingtonmonthly ++
mydd +
politics1 +
bartcop ++
politicalwire +
sisterstalk black lesbian?
culturekitchen ++
wonkette +++
billstclair +
freefreedomtoldhere ++ pipe bomb

almuajaha defunct
whynot defunct
winstonsmith defunct
samadams dormant
mquinn02 defunct
iraqblogcount ++14Apr06 suspended
iraqicomments most recent: jan2005
iraqidoctor most recent: Aug2005
georgemustgo + moved?
vialls ++Dormant (joe is dead)
warblogging Defunct
hammeroftruth quiescant?
mediastorm quiescant? +
bushwhackedusa defunct
hamasonline defunct

22 April 2005

secretlynice, fresnel, Liberty, Liberty Plaza

aaasecretlynice/misswest blog
I love how she looks like Kate Ceberano
with Hula Hoop & Turtle:
Global Warming cant be fixed, except with a fresnel lens at L1
Liberty Now
The history of One Liberty Plaza, it was US Steel HQ

We're only making plans for Nigel
He has his future in a British steel
We're only making plans for Nigel
Nigel's whole future is as good as sealed, yeah
And if young Nigel says he's happy
He must be happy
He must be happy
He must be happy in his work

I worked on floor 44 for a year in 1980
Bankers Trust
(Wankers Truss as the Pommie programmers called it)
Came over from London with a bunch of Brits
Me and the world selling out our ideals
Futures, Options, I never got rich.
A big water cooled IBM
One day the cooling pipes broke and water pooled over the floor
Another time I entered the stairwell, discovered the doors was one-way
had to walk down 44 flights of stairs.
Printouts showed illegal loans to Pinochet.
We used to watch the robot window cleaners prowl up and down the WTC2 rails.
We couldnt see the top of WTC2 from our window.
At night Broadway ruled a glittering line uptown
At Lunch we would sit by the big bronze spherical sculpture
and joke that the concentric patterns in the plaza made a good target for
Soviet rockets.
CBGB, Lou Reed, Crowded House..
I lived first in Bay Ridge Brooklyn [Saturday Night Fever 2001 Odyssey nightclub floor lights are now on sale]
Then moved to E23rd
Bought an electric typwriter, typed huge letters to Father,
who didnt keep them...
Had a Buddy who made light shows from colour TVs
Carter's Iran rescue failed, Reagan got in,
John Lennon got shot across the park
Yoko released a video about skating on ice.
I got a great haircut in St Marks Plaza, got 3 job offers.
I left town.

21 April 2005

Sophocles Epigonoi, Oxyrhynchus Papyri, quark-gluon plasma, velorution

Speaker A: . . . gobbling the whole, sharpening the flashing iron.

Speaker B: And the helmets are shaking their purple-dyed crests, and for the wearers of breast-plates the weavers are striking up the wise shuttle's songs, that wakes up those who are asleep.

Speaker A: And he is gluing together the chariot's rail.

These words were written by the Greek dramatist Sophocles, and are the only known fragment we have of his lost play Epigonoi (literally "The Progeny"), the story of the siege of Thebes. Until last week's hi-tech analysis of ancient scripts at Oxford University, no one knew of their existence, and this is the first time they have been published.
- the Oxyrhynchus Papyri seen in IR

18 April 2005 Brookhaven National Laboratory produces a quark-gluon plasma in the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider.. two gold ions.... Unexpectedly, the quark gluon plasma behaved like a perfect liquid of quarks, instead of a gas
cccvelorution is back !!!!



bacteria fans...
Matthew R. Goddard of the University of Auckland is pushing that old canard of August Weismann
"19th-century theory about sex: that nature favors it because it allows faster evolution"
Seems that yeast that cant sporulate do worse at high temperature.
now,now Matthew. "faster evolution" is easy - just turn off DNA error correction.
What sex does is something different, it provides well-tested packets of genes to evade parasites.
what your hot yeast is up to is far from clear

20 April 2005

milk, green tea, selenium, acetyl-L-carnitine, lipoic acid

Weird Science...
The age-adjusted incidence of Parkinson's disease was directly related to milk intake and ranged from 6.9 per 10,000 person-years for those who drank no milk to 14.9 per 10,000 ..who consumed more than16 oz/day (p = 0.017). On multivariate analysis, the latter group was 2.3-times more likely to develop the disease..
Green tea
decoction reduced the iron status and improved the zinc and selenium status of rats.
..three ..trials.. Serum selenium .. 1,763 participants
....highest selenium levels had the lowest risk of developing a new colorectal adenoma...blood selenium levels were in the top one fourth..34% lower risk of a new adenoma than ..the lowest quarter. ..also had fewer advanced adenomas.
Sesame lignans exhibit synergistic antioxidant activity when combined with vitamin E, N I Nutrition in Hyderabad

..sesame lignans sesamol, sesamin, and sesamolin compared to alpha tocopherol, gamma tocopherol, alpha tocotrienol, and butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT)..
.. Sesamol inhibited lipid peroxidation in the in-vitro systems, rat liver microsomes, and rat liver mitochondria, while sesamin and sesamolin were effective only in the microsomal system...
All three of the sesame lignans were less potent at inhibiting peroxidation than were alpha tocopherol, gamma tocopherol, alpha tocotrienol, and BHT. However, when individual lignans were combined with alpha tocopherol, gamma tocopherol, or alpha tocotrienol, a synergistic effect occurred, and lipid peroxidation was inhibited at a greater rate than the sum of the individual agents.
Supplements combining acetyl-L-carnitine with the antioxidant lipoic acid help reverse mitochondrial breakdown, oxidative damage, and memory loss in old rats..

Inquisitionis, Klein, Fisk, Whitney, arthropleura

nobody expects the
Sacra Congregatio Romanae et Universalis Inquisitionis seu Sancti Officii
April 14, 2005.. LOOKOUT by Naomi Klein... The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
..And from the people living in these reconstruction sites--Iraq to Aceh, Afghanistan to Haiti--a similar chorus of complaints can be heard. The work is far too slow, if it is happening at all. Foreign consultants live high on cost-plus expense accounts and thousand- dollar-a-day salaries, while locals are shut out of much-needed jobs, training and decision-making. Expert "democracy builders" lecture governments on the importance of transparency and "good governance," yet most contractors and NGOs refuse to open their books to those same governments, let alone give them control over how their aid money is spent.
Three months after the tsunami hit Aceh, the New York Times ran a distressing story reporting that "almost nothing seems to have been done to begin repairs and rebuilding." The dispatch could easily have come from Iraq, where, as the Los Angeles Times just reported, all of Bechtel's allegedly rebuilt water plants have started to break down..
the tsunami was the answer to their prayers, since it literally wiped these coastal areas clean of the communities which had previously stood in the way of their plans for resorts, hotels, casinos and shrimp farms. To them, all these coastal areas are now open land!"
Disaster, it seems, is the new terra nullius.


Mike Whitney : 'The purveyors of violence: The NY Times in Falluja'
The truth about Falluja is far different than the bogus reports in the AP and Times. The fact that even now, a full 6 months after the siege, camera crews and journalists are banned from the city, tells us a great deal about the extent of America's war crimes. Just two weeks ago, a photographer from Al Aribiyya news was arrested while leaving Falluja and his equipment and film were confiscated. To date, he is still being held without explanation and there is no indication when he will be released. This illustrates the fear among the military brass that the truth about Falluja will leech out ..
The US forces, like the Crusaders before them, are prisoners in their own fortresses
Sitting in Saddam Hussein's palace they can stare over the parapets but that is as much as most will ever see of Iraq
By Robert Fisk 02 April 2005 . . independent . . globalecho

I drove Pat and Alice Carey up the coast of Lebanon this week to look at some castles. Pat is a builder from County Wicklow, brave enough to take a holiday with his wife in Beirut when all others are thinking of running away. But I wanted to know what he thought of 12th-century construction work.
How did he rate a Crusader keep? The most beautiful of Lebanon's castles is the smallest, a dinky-toy palisade on an outcrop of rock near the village of Batroun. You have to climb a set of well-polished steps - no hand-rails, for this is Lebanon - up the sheer side of Mseilha castle and then clamber over doorsills into the dark, damp interior.
So we padded around the battlements for half an hour. "Strongly made or they wouldn't be still here," Pat remarked. "But you wouldn't find any company ready to put up the insurance. And in winter, it must have been very, very cold."
And after some minutes, he looked at me with some intensity. "It's like being in a prison," he said. ..

aaabig bug In the Permian 30% Oxygen led to big bugs, Dont know about forest fires but...

18 April 2005

Pell & Big Brother

Pell & Big Brother
So when is Pell being voted out of the house?
cccme & Just William

cccMort Bay Workplace

flicker finds:
cccwhen girls with matching bras... from misswest

ccc from tp