Pihema Clifford Cameron, US Complicity in Timor, Detroit,Ivan Illich
Pihema Clifford Cameron
New Zealand, Art capital of the world
Bad art leads to death penalty
where else is art taken so seriously?
Pihema Clifford Cameron, 15,
Was knifed to death by a 'businessman' (read white, fat middle aged rage-filled moronic turd)
The jury found the turd not guilty of murder, because Pihema was a 'tagger'
that is, his art was found to be deficient.
the 'Sensible Sentencing Klan' (guess what colour) decreed the turd should face no prison.
White civil servants insist that patterns on their garage doors are 'damage'
actually they are patterns that are not neat
So deserving of the death penalty
Even Rushdie would envy the seriousness accorded to Pihema's art
US Complicity in Timor
Admiral Blair "told the armed forces chief that he looks forward to the time when [the army will] resume its proper role as a leader in the region. He invited General Wiranto to come to Hawaii as his guest in conjunction with the next round of bilateral defense discussions in the July-August '99 time frame....thenation
Admiral Blair at no point told Wiranto to stop the militia operation, going the other way by inviting him to be his personal guest in Hawaii. Blair told Wiranto that the United States would initiate this new riot-control training for the Indonesian armed forces. This was quite significant, because it would be the first new US training program for the Indonesian military since 1992.... So although Blair was sent in with the mission of telling Wiranto to shut the militias down, he did the opposite.
Indonesian officers I spoke to said Wiranto was delighted by the meeting. They took this as a green light to proceed with the militia operation.
With the decline of one of the last vestiges of our manufacturing base, the auto industry, Detroit and the surrounding areas are described as "ground zero" for the meltdown that has been occurring. Places that just a few years ago seemed like icons -- various restautants, movie theaters -- are being shut down and boarded up. Meijers, Walmarts...cluborlov
In the last few years, roughly half of my neighborhood has gone up for foreclosure, and I live in a middle class neighborhood. I am still haunted my the memory of a neighbor down the street driving away with her 3 children, tears streaming down her face. She was a victim of the auto layoffs. I learned later that she stated that she had nowhere to go. Just a few months ago, the street was alive with the sound of children playing. Then the streets became silent. Homes that went up for sale are just sitting there, not being sold.
... There were stories on the local news last night about these people standing out in the frigid cold suffering from frostbite for a mere $40 to hold a "going out of business" sign for yet another store going belly-up. Other women whom I had met on the net and dated in my single years (my happy years) are degenerating from once happy and secure ladies to ones full of anguish and despair. Some are begging people to let them clean their houses
The Long Thaw: How Humans are Changing the Next 100,000 Years of Earth's Climate. David Archer, Princeton University Press (2009)
Dire Predictions: Understanding Global Warming Michael Mann and Lee Kump, DK/Pearson (2008)
Looking at the current economy collapse, it seem apparent that
# Humans will not have the economy to develop alternative energies, so Capital/Oil civilization is over
# Humans will not have the economy to burn enough coal to cause runaway greenhouse, so Earth will not become Venus, so metazoan life is safe.
Transportation can abridge traffic in three ways: by breaking its flow, by creating isolated sets of destinations, and by increasing the loss of time due to traffic. I have already argued that the key to the relation between transport and traffic is the speed of vehicles. I have described how, past a certain threshold of speed, transport has gone on to obstruct traffic in these three ways. It blocks mobility by cluttering up the environment with vehicles and roads. It transforms geography into a pyramid of circuits sealed off from one another according to levels of acceleration. It expropriates life-time at the behest of speed.clevercycles Ivan Illich 1973
Buffalo vs Lions
Vulcans over Java
During the 'Crisis' in Indonesia, when Sukarno was threatening to invade Malaysia, England ran regular overflights over Indonesia,from Butterworth to Darwin, with Vulcan bombers loaded with Nuclear bombs, with the bomb bay doors open.
Obama, the pimp years
low doses of marijuana could be good for memory, and even help prevent Alzheimer's disease.
When given a compound similar to THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, rat brains displayed reduced levels of inflammation associated with Alzheimer's disease.