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Hungering for a true Thanksgiving

Submitted by Eternity on Wed, 11/18/2009 - 15:53.

Amy Goodman @ TruthDig - “In the next 60 seconds, 10 children will die of hunger,” says a United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) online video. It continues, “For the first time in humanity, over 1 billion people are chronically hungry.”

Sex, Lies and Sarah Palin, Amy Goodman, and Fighting Drones

Submitted by Eternity on Tue, 11/17/2009 - 14:13.
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Free-Market Psychosis and the Privatization of Section 8

Submitted by Eternity on Tue, 11/17/2009 - 12:58.

Allison Kilkenney - You would think during a time of vast unemployment, wealth disparity, and economic instability that great minds would unite in order to imagine and build a new tomorrow in which the suffering of the masses could be lessened. Of course, that fantasy includes the provision that The Smartest Guys In The Room are also The Most Moral Guys In The Room, which is rarely the case.

Jimmy Carter Helping Habitat For Humanity Build 50,000 Homes In Southeast Asia

Submitted by Eternity on Mon, 11/16/2009 - 18:47.

The Huffington Post - Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, are among 3,000 volunteers from 25 countries working with Habitat for Humanity this week to help build and repair homes along the Mekong River in Thailand, Vietnam, China, Cambodia and Laos.

We Are The World

Submitted by Eternity on Sun, 11/15/2009 - 23:29.

Erase the black face: Whites-only marketing signals hi-tech Jim Crow

Submitted by Eternity on Sun, 11/15/2009 - 14:44.

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AD Mag Update: S.G. Larson

Submitted by Eternity on Sat, 11/14/2009 - 02:19.

 

 

Sally Grizell Larson's photo-realistic, chromogenic, digital assemblage prints are something quite extraordinary.  Recently I had a chance to speak with her while she was in the midst of screening one of her films in South America. 

Visit Art Digital Magazine to read the interview and see more work.

 

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Senseless bulldozing: The Spectre of Failed Urban Planning

Submitted by Eternity on Fri, 11/13/2009 - 12:32.

Max Eternity - To often the role of cultural arbiters, civic activists and community workers is portrayed as a position of emotional engagement, not sensibility.  From direct experience I have come to see that there is a tendency for in-power administrators, politicians and real estate speculators to prioritize their lust of recognition and new revenue above the bread and butter needs of those they should serve--retaining existing communal integrity and existing communal wealth.  Fom this position of pie-in-the-sky optimistic idealism, these powers-at-large become blind,

UN investigator accuses US of shameful treatment of homeless

Submitted by Eternity on Thu, 11/12/2009 - 22:42.
Guardian UK - A United Nations special investigator who was blocked from visiting the US by the Bush administration has accused the American government of pouring billions of dollars into r

10-yr old won't pledge allegiance citing US discrimination against gays

Submitted by Eternity on Thu, 11/12/2009 - 18:10.

Arkansas Times - Will Phillips isn't like other boys his age.  For one thing, he's smart. Scary smart. A student in the West Fork School District in Washington County, he skipped a grade this year, going directly from the third to the fifth. When his family goes for a drive, discussions are much more apt to be about Teddy Roosevelt and terraforming Mars than they are about Spongebob Squarepants and what's playing on Radio Disney.

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The link between obesity and the commiserable US minimum wage

Submitted by Eternity on Thu, 11/12/2009 - 13:48.

Max Eternity - Measured in 2008 dollars, in 1968 the minimum wage was $9.15, and it is for this reason two economist--David O. Meltzer and Zhuo Chen--have authored a paper entitled "The Impact of Minimum Wage Rates on Body Weight in the United States" making the case that at least 10% of the overall obesity increase in America comes as a direct result of last wages over the past 30 years.  The summary for the paper states:

Amy Goodman interviews Harvard Professor and member of Physicians for a National Healthcare Program (video)

Submitted by Eternity on Wed, 11/11/2009 - 12:24.

Max Eternity - Substantiating the very reason why Ohio Representative Dennis Kucinich and other progressives voted against the Democrats' recently passing Healthcare Bill in the House of Representatives, Harvard professor and member of Physicians for a National Healthcare Program, Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, states that "single-payer" is the real solution to the problem, not the watered down "public option."  Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! interviewed Dr.

The First Lady visits the Sesame Street garden

Submitted by Eternity on Tue, 11/10/2009 - 23:00.

For the 40th Anniversary, Michelle Obama visits Sesame Street

Submitted by Eternity on Tue, 11/10/2009 - 22:56.

The Colorful Creations of Bernd Wachtmeister

Submitted by Eternity on Mon, 11/09/2009 - 15:36.

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TED: Remembering Charles and Ray Eames (video)

Submitted by Eternity on Sun, 11/08/2009 - 22:29.

Trained to Kill: Dozens dead and wounded in shooting at Texas military base

Submitted by Eternity on Fri, 11/06/2009 - 12:40.

Max Eternity - In a running conversation that I've been having with family and friends for decades now, it has consistently been my argument that one reaps what one sows.  Of course, neither that phrasing nor the meaning that it carries comes original from my own mind.  Notwithstanding, I have embraced it all the same.  And today, in light of the tragedy that began to unfold yesterday at Fort Hood in Texas--the military massacre killing and wounding dozens--knowing that a person who was about to be sent to fight an unjust war abroad, choose instead to unleas

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For some, it's a recession--for others, it's a soul crushing depression

Submitted by Eternity on Fri, 11/06/2009 - 12:12.
  • Lizzy Ratner: Young people have lost 2.5 million jobs to the crisis, making them the hardest-hit age group.

The Nation - When David Thyme was an even younger man than he is today, his fantasies of

In an "attempt to murder" police taser teen's neck for 15 seconds

Submitted by Eternity on Fri, 11/06/2009 - 11:52.

Allison Kilkenney - Rolando Ruiz is the man featured in yet another taser video making the rounds on Youtube. Ruiz was in police custody after being arrested by a Minneapolis police officer for reportedly throwing a brick at an officer’s vehicle.

Ruiz, who is 18-years-old, is seen in the video with his hands on the car before the officer appears to hold the taser to the back of Ruiz’s neck for 15 seconds.

Rep. Eric Massa VIDEO: War In Afghanistan Must End

Submitted by Eternity on Fri, 11/06/2009 - 00:01.

Convicted CIA spy says "We broke the law"

Submitted by Eternity on Thu, 11/05/2009 - 13:19.

ABC News - One of the 23 Americans convicted today by an Italian court says the United States "broke the law" in the CIA kidnapping of a

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Government adviser fired for saying alcohol is more dangerous than drugs

Submitted by Eternity on Mon, 11/02/2009 - 21:15.

Allison Kilkenney - The Guardian reports that Professor David Nutt, the British government’s chief drug adviser, has been fired after claiming that ecstasy and LSD are less dangerous than alcohol.

AD Mag Update: Mark J. Stock

Submitted by Eternity on Sat, 10/31/2009 - 22:53.
Virtual Postcard - Nov 1, 2009
 
 
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Savagery in America and the spectacle of a teenager's rape as public exhibition

Submitted by Eternity on Fri, 10/30/2009 - 14:54.

Common Dreams - In America -- in my country -- I fear we are losing the battle for our humanity. Some say we have already lost it. 

Deep down I think they may be right.

CBS Reveals Swine Flu Cases Seriously Overestimated

Submitted by Eternity on Fri, 10/30/2009 - 13:16.
Max Eternity - First it was the independent media, which revealed the Swine Flu swindle, but now it seems the mainstream press is catching on too. Earlier this week the New York Times published a story about the exaggerated dangers of Swine Flu and now CBS has followed suit, revealing that Swine Flu cases are seriously overestimated.