Category Archives: international

Friday Night Concert Clip: Clark Terry, “Mumbles,” etc.

I love rock music. Raised on symphonic, classical and big band, my musical rebellion was fueled by rock. Like most of my generation, upon reaching my teens, I eschewed “serious” music for the sorcery of simpler composition; loud, amplified guitars, … Continue reading

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Study: Future World Water Shortage Spells Disaster

If current urbanization and climate trends continue, by 2050 more than one billion city dwellers will suffer as a dearth of water creates global panic. A study published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences predicts that by the middle of the century, an estimated 993 million urbanites will have to make do with a daily water ration of roughly a bathtub full (less than 100 liters [26 gallons]. Continue reading

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Finally–UN Okays Libyan No-Fly Zone

BENGHAZI, Libya – Wondering why it’s taken the UN so freaking long to do so, Libyans celebrated today as the Security Council Approved air strikes to preempt Moamer Kadhafi’s imminent attack on  rebels. The raids can start immediately. Their goal … Continue reading

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Rush Limbaugh Mocks Japan After Disaster

Here are your compassionate conservatives reveling in Japan’s horror. These are some heartless bastards… Continue reading

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GM: Back in Black After Bankrputcy

Old news by now but I wasn’t blogging when this appeared and since I wrote on it earlier, thought it worth revisiting. In case you missed it, GM recently reported profits of $4.7bn on new vehicle sales.  As if that … Continue reading

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Facebook Lesson: Post at Your Own Risk

And therein lies the cruel reality of web content. Unlike spoken (unrecorded) words, a record remains. Once one posts, one must assume it can or may be seen by anyone, regardless of intent. Continue reading

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“There’s a Change in the Weather and There’s a Change in Me”: Mitch McConnell on Quick Decisions

Comparing the Japanese Tsunami, a natural disaster, with the BP Oil Spill (a man-made disaster), McConnell deduces, “I don’t think right after a major environmental catastrophe is a very good time to be making American domestic policy. My, how opinions on the right indeed seem to change “with the weather”. Continue reading

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Over Half of Japanese Village Unaccounted for in Wake of Monster Tsunami

Saw this on CNN today. Japanese City Minami Sanriku, approx. 17,000, buried under tons of mud.  Reportedly over half of its residents are unaccounted for.

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