Thursday, July 8, 2010

Class Today at NoBullU on WEBY

UPDATE: As referenced by Greg, The Story of Stuff, the video and project website, which "explores the often hidden environmental and social consequences of America’s love affair with its stuff."

I'm not opposed to sustainability, but if you pine for pre-industrial times, I recommend that you read A Farewell to Alms: A Brief Economic History of the World.

You might also read Guns, Germs and Steel.

Also discussed,
what if heavily armed black men organized against Bush?

Listen to the voice of wisdom and reason in a wilderness of partisan rhetoric -- No political insanity, no conservative hypocrisy, no liberal foolishness -- Just straight talk, straight at you, and that’s no bull!!

NoBullU will broadcast today from 4:05 to 6:00 p.m. at 1330 AM WEBY and on line, courtesy of Cyber Smart Computers.


Local and regional: update -- FL 2010; damned if you do, damned if you don't -- Santa Rosa School District update and

Nation and international: did the spies flunk charm school?; praying for the rapture; Republi-CONs are sooooo gullible; get out of jail free for the Banksters; and oil spill fallout to date: lost compensation, should you after lying to the IRS?, did ya hear bout Big Oil's Big Daddy, Dick 'Chickenhawk' Cheney's secret energy task force, discounts for deepwater drilling, tell me -- the oil deposit now leaking would have provided how many days' worth of oil to Americans?, Obama's energy pipe dreams, is it time for N2N, RICO's to blame for "an ecological Armageddon that could literally destroy the marine and coastal environment and way of life for generation of Americans", show me the money, local delirious with opportunistic greed, is it fair?, and Escambia County want lunch and dinner with their tar balls, as well as $9.1 million, does the oil keep flowing cause we are just not angry enough or is it God's wrath for destroying his planet?, how to plug that oil well, shocking realization that bottom-line influences corporate policy, political grandstanding, and Republi-CON 'less government' hypocrisy.

(Any chance of a serious discussion regarding risk and "the difficulty of predicting disaster in complex technological systems" (read The York Times, Drilling for Certainty)? Tune-in and find out.)

But I'll discuss anything. Disclaimer: the host reserves the right to end any discussion and hang up on you.)

So tune-in, call-in, but only if you can handle some ass kickin' discussion of politics and current events!

Praying for the Rapture

UPDATE: Alas, hope is not lost. "Rabbis for Human Rights, whose members get arrested or beaten up while protecting Palestinians, exemplifies the very best of Israel." Read The New York Times, In Israel, the Noble vs. The Ugly.

Stuff like this won't bring peace to the Middle East. Read the Washington Post, Tensions build in Palestinian neighborhood over plans to demolish 22 houses.

Why will the houses be demolished? "[T]o make room for a park that would flank a promenade of restaurants, art studios and shops." This is a clear example of the abuse of the power of eminent domain.

We'll see the Republi-con hypocrisy in full measure on this one.

P.S. For another good read on Israel's "morally repugnant" policies, read The New York Times, The Two Sides of a Barbed-Wire Fence.