Jan 16 2011 Facebook summary

  • Karl Reisman

    Messages from Tunisia

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    Tunisia’s revolt, which was triggered by the martyr Bouazezi’s self-immolation and helped overthrow the “former” president, Zein Alabideen Bin Ali, carries many messages and lessons to be read and analyzed. It is an indicator of the direction of the political and humanitarian compass not only in Tun
  • On GPS this morning – the oldest wine archeologists have found – in Armenia – was ‘probably’ a lot like Merlot
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  • YouTube/Play – Live from the Guggenheim
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  • Karl Reisman was tagged in Lydia Smiley‘s album.

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  • Alan Grayson almost always puts it the right way “Inciting violence is unacceptable in any civilized society”

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  • When I was in Bali some long years ago every loudspeaker was playing this. Just finally got a clean version – Poppy Mercury – Surat Udangan — may bother you or come to haunt you – hear is an actual YouTube link to hear it.

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    Lyric/Composer:Rosyid Soemantri HP Records
  • A classic piece on the regular periodic occurence of gun slaughter in the US

    January 11 at 1:33am · · · Share
  • My reaction to the coverage of the events in Tucson – how one self-preoccupied idiot can damage a lot of special people better than him – is described by Jeannete Winterson: “Reportage is violence. Violence to the spirit. Violence to the emotional sympathy that should quicken in you and me when face to face we meet with pain.”
    January 10 at 5:31p

  • Of course one of the purposes of schools is to limit access to knowledge, but then wiyhout schools there wouldn’t be very many people with a sense of systematic knowledge to be interested in would there?
  • Kyrgyzstan received $60m a year from the US for the use of the base and further fees for allowing Nato planes to take off and land there. At different times, the US sweetened the deal with contributions to Kyrgyzstan’s development. The size of the oil contracts was large by any standards. Every year, Red Star and Mina supplied $300 million of fuel to the base, aggregating to a sum of no less than $2 billion.

    www.opendemocracy.net

    Every Nato plane that either takes troops or runs missions into Afghanistan will leave Manas airbase, just north of the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek. In the month of March 2010 alone, the base transited more than 50,000 troops, with contracted companies supplying more than 12.5 million tonnes of fuel to t
    January 5 at 8:56am · · · Share

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