Daily Archives: November 18, 2011

TSA Puts Off Safety Study of X-ray Body Scanners (From ProPublica)


TSA Puts Off Safety Study of X-ray Body Scanners (From ProPublica)

TSA Puts Off Safety Study of X-ray Body Scanners (From ProPublica)

Europe Bans X-Ray Body Scanners Used at U.S. Airports (From ProPublica)


Europe Bans X-Ray Body Scanners Used at U.S. Airports (From ProPublica)

Europe Bans X-Ray Body Scanners Used at U.S. Airports (From ProPublica) (Click here to read more)

There Is a War, by Leonard Cohen



There is a war between the rich and poor,
a war between the man and the woman.
There is a war between the ones who say there is a war
and the ones who say there isn’t.
Why don’t you come on back to the war, that’s right, get in it,
why don’t you come on back to the war, it’s just beginning.

Well I live here with a woman and a child,
the situation makes me kind of nervous.
Yes, I rise up from her arms, she says “I guess you call this love”;
I call it service.

Why don’t you come on back to the war, don’t be a tourist,
why don’t you come on back to the war, before it hurts us,
why don’t you come on back to the war, let’s all get nervous.

You cannot stand what I’ve become,
you much prefer the gentleman I was before.
I was so easy to defeat, I was so easy to control,
I didn’t even know there was a war.

Why don’t you come on back to the war, don’t be embarrassed,
why don’t you come on back to the war, you can still get married.

There is a war between the rich and poor,
a war between the man and the woman.
There is a war between the left and right,
a war between the black and white,
a war between the odd and the even.

Why don’t you come on back to the war, pick up your tiny burden,
why don’t you come on back to the war, let’s all get even,
why don’t you come on back to the war, can’t you hear me speaking?

A Brave New World Revisited [1958], by Aldous Huxley


by Aldus Huxley (click here to rea online from huxley.net)”], by Aldous Huxley (click here to read online from huxley.net)”]Brave New World Revisited [1958], by Aldous Huxley

Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley (read it online)


Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) Click to access the online text)

Occupy Wall Street Draws Massive Turnout in NYC and Across the Nation to Mark 2-Month Milestone: from Democracy Now, November 18, 2011


Occupy Wall Street Draws Massive Turnout in NYC and Across the Nation to Mark 2-Month Milestone
Occupy Wall Street Draws Massive Turnout in NYC and Across the Nation to Mark 2-Month Milestone (Click here to watch the program from Democracy Now)

From Democracy Now: ‘The Occupy Wall Street movement entered its third month Thursday with protests against the economic system in dozens of cities across the country. Reports estimated some 300 people were arrested nationwide, with the majority of the arrests taking place in New York City when protesters attempted to shut down the New York Stock Exchange. “We effectively shut down Wall Street this morning. We did it with our stories, with our bodies, with our hearts,” says one of the organizers of the action. Democracy Now! reporter Ryan Devereaux filed this report. [includes rush transcript]’
(Source: http://www.democracynow.org/)

Ralph Nader and Daniel Ellsberg_ We Need to See Courage and Mobilization Here as Well as the Middle East (Democracy Now November 18 2011)


Ralph Nader and Daniel Ellsberg_ We Need to See Courage and Mobilization Here as Well as the Middle East (Democracy Now November 18 2011)
Ralph Nader and Daniel Ellsberg_ We Need to See Courage and Mobilization Here as Well as the Middle East (Democracy Now November 18 2011) (Click here to find out more from Democracy Now)

Exerps from Ralph Nader’ s interview:  “So we have to get over this idea of making the least powerful pay the price for the corporate criminality that started, in the latest stage, from the Wall Street crooks and speculators who looted and drained trillions of dollars of pension funds and mutual fund savings, while they enriched themselves, tanked their companies, their banks, and sent them to Washington to be bailed out by the same workers in their role as taxpayers. It’s really time to raise our level of informed indignation, break our routine, and get involved as voters and citizens at the local, state and national level.”
(Source: http://www.democracynow.org/blog/2011/3/18/nader_and_ellsberg)