DECEMBER 9, 2013 12:28PM

More December NYC Pics


12913-012-8 horiz xmas tree



12913-047 leopard climbs cartier 



12913-066-1 purses 



12913-003-13 horizontal helmsley 



12913-055-5 better nyc 



12913-054-3 france 



12913-017-1 better than l&o 






12913-061-4 sexy bloomies girl 



 12913-001_2 sexy couple closer



12913-007-15 envelopes 

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DECEMBER 8, 2013 7:17AM

Oh Little Town of Washington


Oh little town of Washington,
how still we see you lie.
The crap -- a cheap and mean-filled heap --
as silent drones destroy.

In your dark hearts harbored
the everlasting ploy
that hopes and fears of millions here
serious fleecing to provide.

Obama, born of Oprah,
we gathered all around
to push Bush o… Read full post »

12313-277-3 better fox reindeer


12313-327-1 leopard 


12313-367-3 badgers 


12313-395-3 Gucci 


12313-315-2 Yeti taking pix 


12313-400-2 black white 


12313-383-2 camel 


12313-389-4 bulgari corner 


12313-397-3 st regis 


12313-279-2 mcgraw lights 


12313-390-3 smoky street 


12313-375-1 bergdorf whiteness 


12313-350-3 tiffany


12313-302-1 GE rock angels 


12313-336-3 Cartier close up 

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120113-292-1 bear









120113-286-1 xmas tree



120113-385-1 white animals









120113-387-3-nice star on 57th 






120113-345-1 cartoony people 



120113-251-1 scaffold 


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Robert Stevens in “Royal Marine convicted of Afghan murder”:

The [Afghan] prisoner died after being shot in the chest at close range with a 9mm pistol.


It [the murder/execution] took place after a patrol base came under attack from small arms fire from two insurgents. The priso

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NOVEMBER 29, 2013 4:48AM

U.S. Deepens Afghanistan’s Doom

Bill Van Auken in “US ultimatum on permanent occupation of Afghanistan” writes:

... In 2012, the Democratic incumbent campaigned for reelection vowing that all US troops would be out of Afghanistan by December 31, 2014. His running mate, Joe Biden, declared, “We are leaving Af

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NOVEMBER 25, 2013 2:50PM

Nature-Nurtures Haiku


Bird-chirp defies rain-
soaked morning as slumber slow
I brave worry mind.


Trodding soft warm sand
as dusk goose bumps memory.
I breathe the horizon.


Night sky sifts snow fine.
Grand, sly confection. Morning
covered in frosting.


Purple cloud swallows
this park, a/
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David Talbot in “JFK Assassination: CIA and New York Times are Still Lying To Us” sums up our (but not OUR) media’s recent sentimental and titillating but shallow and manipulative coverage of the circumstances surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy in Dallas 50 years/Read full post »

Re-Post -- 1/6/11 from correntewire

Wouldn’t it be lovely if a new year’s resolution for 2011 for the U.S. would be to end war? 


Sometimes I am startled by the reflection in the mirror in the ladies’ restroom at work of my black armband that I started wearing a… Read full post »

Kate Randall in “Obamacare exposed: The gutting of health care for workers” contends that affordable, quality health care will not be provided by the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

A true reform of the health care system in the US would provide universal access to high-quality med

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I read an exciting article by David Sirota recently entitled “How the 1 Percent Always Gets Its Way”.

Sirota’s answer for that is simple. BOTH legacy parties are “up for sale.”

I figure MSNBC and others of Team Dem are doing a more than adequate job inventoryinRead full post »

NOVEMBER 15, 2013 2:04AM

Obamacare - Each Day Another Fresh Hell!

Despite all the Team Dem 24/7 media propaganda, what Obama’s “counter”-reform Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) will do is shift most of the financial burden of medical care profoundly on average American families by callously raising costs at the same time assuring substandard care,Read full post »

[re-post of corrente blog from 10-26-10]
Raising the retirement age to a whopping 70 is more than a twinkle in the eyes of Obama and his Gucci-loafered-Austerian-Commission-sadists from both sides of the aisle.  They are about to stick it once again to all of us, but particularly to strug… Read full post »

Re-Post from 11-3-12

Cindy Sheehan labeled it "hopium" long ago.  Here are some excerpts from Randy Shields' brilliantly scathing Your Brain on Obama, worth reading in its entirety here at counterpunch:  

This is your brain on Obama:

Smoking Obama increases apathy

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So last Tuesday a FEW of us (relatively speaking -- 24%) in NYC went to the polls to vote. (I went to vote for the Green candidates.)

It was an off-year election including for mayor and mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio of the Democratic Party with a 50 point lead wasRead full post »

Richard Phillips in “David Hicks seeks to overturn Guantánamo “terrorism” conviction” reveals that former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Australian citizen David Hicks has lodged an appeal with the US Court of Military Commission Review to overturn his 2007 conviction of/Read full post »

Norman Solomon in “Big Brother’s Loyal Sister: How Dianne Feinstein Is Betraying Civil Liberties” does a good job calling out the betrayal of Senator Dianne Feinstein regarding NSA civil liberties criminality.

Dianne Feinstein is chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.Read full post »

Kate Randall in “Obamacare and the ‘crisis’ of an aging population” bluntly writes:

Underlying the immediate issue of the failure of the new web site is the character of Obamacare itself—an attack on health care cloaked in the guise of “reform,” whose b

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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program a/k/a “SNAP” a/k/a “food stamps” is about to be DRASTICALLY slashed on November 1st.

I wonder how our President and our Congress members can look themselves in the mirror each day.


Our media spokespeople don’t likeRead full post »


Democracy Now addresses a new report issued by the Public Accountability Initiative entitled "Conflicts of Interest in the Syria Debate" which identified 22 commentators from the U.S. military establishment who had immediate economic ties to military contractors as they were pitching the… Read full post »

Elliot Sperber in “The Surprise Party” suggests renaming the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) as the “Private Insurance Industry and Health Care Profiteers Protection Act” or “Set Back Genuine Health Care Reform for Another Generation Act.”

To say Obamacare is &ldq… Read full post »

This from Abby Zimet of Common Dreams:

Despite the shutdown's thousands of closings, curtailments and furloughed employees, the members-only House gym or "wellness center"- complete with pool, sauna, steam, basketball and paddleball courts, tvs and associated cleaning and maintena/

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OCTOBER 9, 2013 10:08AM

Where Do I Enter Zen?

Quotes from Eckhart Tolle’s “A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose” (Plume, 2005). 

  1. To recognize one’s own insanity is, of course, the arising of sanity, for the beginning of healing and transcendence. ... If you can recognize illusion as illusion, it diss
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James Brewer in “Millions in consultancy fees paid out by Detroit emergency manager” writes:

As part of the bankruptcy of Detroit, Michigan, consultants’ fees paid out by Detroit’s Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr have skyrocketed to over $62 million, according to a recent re

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RE-POST from 4-8-2010:

Spoiler alert:  Tom Hanks will be portraying Phillips in a new movie. I generalize Phillips' experience below. 

I was at a branch of B&N tonight as the boxes of a fresh, new book, A Captain’s Duty, by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty (Hyperion Press/

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