Monthly Archives: July 2011

Facebook July 27 2011

                 “those attributes of young women that constitute the   chief reliance of our race in our gallant struggle against the menace of the insects”    Rex Stout
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This week’s world – the birds

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 Anders Behring Breivik said his acts were “gruesome but necessary” ? – In 1968 Tom Lehrer said nothing is funny anymore-and maybe it’s been that way ever since.  Please.No more “necessary“.
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 About the Murdoch empire
“The edifice is cracking; they’re all fighting like rats in a sack.” Paul Farrelly NYT nyti.ms/qoj6bh
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“Like doctors,lawyers,plumbers,and others, I get my income from the necessities, the tribulations, and the misfortunes of my fellow beings”  Nero Wolfe (Rex Stout)
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every 6 minutes a Somali child is dying of hunger
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“using a tool called Tineye to search for images that match an uploaded picture” Rachel Kadish, from TheGood Men Project Magazine
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“a handful of corporations is buying, modifying, patenting its way into complete domination of the world’s food supply” bit.ly/nzRGig

22 Jul

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To quote Al Jazeera on Norway – political violence is virtually unknown in the country.
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“Our prophet has said that a true Muslim is he by whose words and deeds not the least of his brother-men may ever come to any harm ” Bedouin
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Bhutan gets UN to make happiness a “development indicator”. bbc.in/oCz2X0

Facebook July 16 2011

July 9 Tweets

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@carlzimmer Is there really any such thing as developmental contraints-or are we making up a story?
Stories about child placement counseling — Don’t listen to ANY predictions about young children – from ANYbody.
Is there news besides catastrophe? Isn’t it time to work out a new philosophy of what is news? How beautiful and informative news could be!
@Hardball Chris,don’t let oneside hog the conversation. Turns. And let talker (David Corn) finish a clear thought before you cut them off.
We can’t find jobs for people. We can’t stop refugees suffering and the most vicious kinds of torture. Of what use is the modern world?
@Open Democracy
Ronald Reagan and America: the real legacy, , Godfrey Hodgson http://goo.gl/fb/6xITo

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Ghaddafi’s son’s house in France bit.ly/lLjCNu
“97 percent of American scientists say that climate change is happening” @algore, but only13 percent of Americans ‘know’ this (Yale study)

“the National Academy of Sciences . . .is firmly on board with climate change. It has been for years.” @algore

Al Jazeera “Struggle Over the Nile: english.aljazeera.net/programmes/str…

Google and the British Librart will digitise a huge range of printed books, pamphlets and periodicals dated 1700 to 1870 bit.ly/lvv4tv
Courtney Martin
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42% of those born in the bottom 5% will stay there. The American dream is alive and well…in Denmark. #aspenideas

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Paul Krugman Lecture at Keynes Film Festival http://nyti.ms/iJmmlk
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Latest column: With U.S. drones operating in 6 nations, time to debate robot-war-by-assassination: wapo.st/l5c5rR

Facebook to July 3 2011