November 27, 2013 § Leave a Comment
This particular diary was inspired by two things. Some comments on a previous one. And the this story on Low Power FM.
You may not listen as much as you once did, but something very interesting is about to happen on your radio dial (not that anyone has a dial anymore). The airwaves, which changed markedly in the last couple of decades, could do so again.
November 11, 2013 § Leave a Comment
November 11, 2013
Word: The Greatest Generation
The Greatest Generation?
If they were so great
Then why did they send
Their Sons so willingly
Off to die
A war they started
While we suffered from
58,000 young men
Of my generation
By The Greatest Generation
Hundreds of Thousands
Of our Lives were destroyed…
November 10, 2013 § Leave a Comment
TEPCO is to begin removing spent fuel rods at Fukushima reactor number 4.
A large mound of toxic trash was reported to be headed our way from there, though NASA has since said most of it has sunk. That's reassuring that this trash is now on the bottom of the ocean rather than on top floating. I guess ocean currents only exist on the top.
October 15, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Okay. Jack and Jill follow their parents up a hill, right? And during their climb, Jill kicks Jack in the shins, and Jack pulls Jill’s hair. And they yell, and they fight, and their parents set them right. Right? But meantime, they climb up that hill. Because they need to fetch a pail of water, for…whatever reason. They need that water.
Their parents patiently walk them up the hill, but Jack and Jill keep fighting the whole way.
Jill, or Jack, now and then, demands a new baby, but their parents just aren’t ready (or willing) yet, to have one, because they are so darned busy trying just to get that water that’s up the hill.
Jill gets tired and cranky so demands that her brother walks the rest of the way up the hill. Jack gets angry so demands that his sister walk the rest of the way up. Their parents just want to get that damn water and then MAYBE they can think about getting back down the hill to drink and then make another baby
But then Jack, out of the blue, says, “I’m divorcing all of you. Fuck you all. I’m taking over this hill and you all have to agree with whatever I say or I’m getting all the water.”
Now, if you were Jill, and her parents (which…you ARE), what would you say?
Wouldn’t you kick stupid Jack’s ass down the hill and let him find his own water elsewhere????
October 10, 2013 § Leave a Comment
This was the name of a game show that ran on television from 1956 to 1968. From Wikipedia -
The show features a panel of four celebrities attempting to correctly identify a described contestant who has an unusual occupation or experience. This central character is accompanied by two impostors who pretend to be the central character. The celebrity panelists question the three contestants; the impostors are allowed to lie but the central character is sworn "to tell the truth".
October 3, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Chris Hedges had a column in Truthdig and Truthout this last week on rebellion. And true to form he lists various references to notable authors like Lenin and Marx and Kropotkin and even Emma Goldman. Quoting significant parts of their works while also eviscerating those who cling to the current status quo with a death's grip.
Vladimir Lenin placed his faith in a violent uprising, a professional, disciplined revolutionary vanguard freed from moral constraints and, like Karl Marx, in the inevitable emergence of the worker’s state.
October 1, 2013 § Leave a Comment
I firmly believe that this country is heading straight toward a civil war. I do not think it can be avoided. Regardless of of the police and military and all the civil authorities, that a large - and getting larger - contingent of the populace has become totally enraged with those they deem responsible for their ever worsening plight. Which ever group it maybe.