Submitted by libbyliberal on Fri, 04/19/2013 - 12:40am
A Whole New Mind: Why Right Brainers will Rule the Future by David H. Pink (Riverhead Books, NY, copyright: 2005, 2006)
Excerpts from Introduction and Chapter 1 - “Right Brain Rising”:
The last few decades have belonged to a certain kind of person with a certain kind of mind -- computer programmers who could crank code, lawyers who could craft contracts, MBAs who could crunch numbers. But the keys to the kingdom are changing hands. Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Mon, 04/15/2013 - 11:38pm
Jonathan Landay of McClatchy:
The peace of a historic and festive event was shattered Monday when two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three people, including an 8-year-old, and injuring at least 130 more.
The near-simultaneous blasts shattered windows and sent runners and onlookers fleeing through curtains of thick gray smoke. Police and emergency personnel rushed to aid casualties lying on the blood-stained pavement. Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Sat, 04/13/2013 - 10:17am
Joseph Kishore of wsws refers to the latest phase of Democrat/Republican budget skirmishing as a “dog and pony show”. The “big business” parties, Democrat and Republican, are united in ESSENTIALS -- the gutting of two programs, Social Security and Medicare, that have OVERWHELMING SUPPORT OF THE AMERICAN POPULATION.
WTF???? Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Wed, 04/10/2013 - 8:08pm
Paraphrasing Jill Stein from a workshop in NYC 3-23-13:
There are 40 people on one side of a road. There is one person on the other side of the road.
A bread truck pulls up and the driver gives the one person -- standing there alone (perhaps impatiently tapping a Gucci-loafered foot and checking his Rolex) -- 40 LOAVES OF BREAD. Then the driver gives the group of 40 people, in varying states of dress and hunger, ONE LOAF OF BREAD to share among themselves. He drives off. Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Mon, 04/08/2013 - 5:17pm
Did you know that approximately $200 billion is grossed annually by the fast food industry?
Did you know that the average yearly salary of fast food employees in NYC is $11,000? Pretty small considering the City’s notorious sky-high rents and cost of living!
Did you know that $25,000 is the average DAILY salary of most fast food industry CEOs? (Over two times what the average NYC fast food worker makes in a year!)
Something is colossally and amorally wrong with this economic picture. Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Sat, 04/06/2013 - 6:58am
Here are some quoted excerpts in response to Obama’s determination to cut Social Security:
Michael Lind in “How Progressives Blew the Social Security Argument”:
President Obama reportedly is unveiling a budget using the chained CPI inflation measure to cheat elderly Americans out of the benefits they were promised. Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Thu, 04/04/2013 - 2:51am
America’s Hunger Epidemic: 'A Place at the Table' and 'American Winter' by Michael Shank
50 million Americans live in food-insecure households
1-out-of-2 American children will rely on federal assistance for food during their childhoods
106 million Americans, over 1 in 3, live below twice poverty line (less than $36,000 for a family of three)
Richest 1 percent now possess 40 percent of the nation’s wealth
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Submitted by libbyliberal on Tue, 04/02/2013 - 10:11pm
One of the deepest (and most chilling) tenth anniversary Iraq War analyses is written by Gary Leupp, entitled: The Victory of the Noble Lie: The Neocons Won. Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Mon, 04/01/2013 - 6:01am
One of my favorite though admittedly depressing quotes of wisdom:
“Hope was the last temptation of Christ.”
This being Easter it seems relevant. Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Wed, 03/27/2013 - 4:11pm
Some people still don’t get that Obama is a pragmatist with a heart of stone. Both domestically and internationally speaking.
Internationally speaking, according to Melkulangara Bhadrakumar, Obama got what he wanted from the trip to Israel when at the very end of it he played catalyst to Turkey's and Israel's “making up” after the killing of nine Turkish nationals by Israeli commandos in the 2010 Turkish flotilla on a humanitarian mission to help the Palestinians of Gaza. Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Sat, 03/23/2013 - 6:14am
Submitted by libbyliberal on Sat, 03/23/2013 - 5:24am
Oliver Knox on January 18, 2013 published this in his article in yahoo news “Bidens head to crisis-hit Europe”:
Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, will travel to Germany, France and Britain, the White House announced. Read below the fold...
This will be no pleasure cruise, and it could even be (to paraphrase the vice president) a big frikkin' deal. Those allies have been wrestling with Europe’s profound economic woes, which threaten America's recovery ...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Wed, 03/20/2013 - 6:43am
So tell me, as the years have gone by and more and more has become known about the colossal mendacity used to justify and trigger the Iraq War, which some of us knew from the get-go, how come the shock, awe and gratuitous killings, overt and covert, have steamrolled onward within and without Iraq these ten bloody years? Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Sat, 03/16/2013 - 10:07pm
Word has it 100 of the 166 inmates of Guantanamo are participating in a hunger strike.
The innocent detainees (“officially” 86 but God only knows how many more) of Guantanamo apparently still think there is a snowball’s chance in hell that if Zero Dark Americans -- especially the deluded “personality over principle” progressives -- really knew the truth of what had and has been happening to them before and during their unending detainments, the colossal abuses they have had to endure (and especially lately that they are enduring) not to mention their colossal and ever escalating despair after 11 LONG YEARS of incarceration without due process -- waiting, waiting, waiting for a not slow-go but really NO-go Obama-Godot, then those Zero Dark Americans would actually give a serious shit. Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Thu, 03/14/2013 - 3:48am
The new Pope Francis is 76 years old. He is the former cardinal of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jorge Mario Bergoglio and now spiritual leader of 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, 40% of whom live in Latin America.
He appeared on Wednesday on the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica, an hour after the white smoke appeared from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel.
According to Patrick O'Connor of wsws: Read below the fold...