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the daily commute

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Bolivian coca farmer style.


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21/05/2011 at 9:10 pm

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bright lights

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Largest true color picture of my galaxy ever taken.

I’ve got to get out of this backwater dead-end planet, I want to live close-in.

Written by geek

20/05/2011 at 1:47 am

Posted in art, interesting, world

when you’ve lost the economist….

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The Economist on the non-violent protests by Palestinians against Israel:

We’ve asked the Palestinians to lay down their arms. We’ve told them their lack of a state is their own fault; if only they would embrace non-violence, a reasonable and unprejudiced world would see the merit of their claims. Over the weekend, tens of thousands of them did just that, and it seems likely to continue. If crowds of tens of thousands of non-violent Palestinian protestors continue to march, and if Israel continues to shoot at them, what will we do? Will we make good on our rhetoric, and press Israel to give them their state? Or will it turn out that our paeans to non-violence were just cynical tactics in an amoral international power contest staged by militaristic Israeli and American right-wing groups whose elective affinities lead them to shape a common narrative of the alien Arab/Muslim threat? Will we even bother to acknowledge that the Palestinians are protesting non-violently? Or will we soldier on with the same empty decades-old rhetoric, now drained of any truth or meaning, because it protects established relationships of power? What will it take to make Americans recognise that the real Martin Luther King-style non-violent Palestinian protestors have arrived, and that Israeli soldiers are shooting them with real bullets?


The answer, of course, to the last question, is that is there is no such animal.

Written by geek

19/05/2011 at 1:51 am

i want

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Written by geek

14/05/2011 at 8:53 pm

Posted in hooray, how-to, todo