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Memento mori 28 May 2012

Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, Culture of Death, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Israel/AIPAC, Total fucking lunatics, WAR!.
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A man strolls past a red flamboyant tree on a street in Hai Phong, Vietnam. Red flamboyant is the symbol of Hai Phong, which is also named ‘The city of the red flamboyant’. According to tradition, summer has arrived when flamboyant flowers bloom. | Luong Thai Linh/EPA

“Red flamboyant” beats “rockets red glare…” And it beats most of what is in MSM today for Memorial Day. Such dreck on view. So supportive of war, loaded with knee jerk obeisance to the military….

Is it Slob who is muttering “time for Syria” ? I guess so:  Commander-in-Chief.  And all that.

Long term, I don’t think we survive ‘war forever – forever war’.

Flight 7 April 2012

Posted by marisacat in Divertissements, WAR!.
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A ladybird in flight | Jeff Horner/AP

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Shootings here, shootings there, shootings seemingly everywhere… more to come, no question. I landed on this quote riding at the top of an article at Cpunch:

Founded and preserved by acts of aggression, characterized by a continuing tradition of self-righteous violence against suspected subversion and by a vigorous sense of personal freedom, usually involving the widespread possession of firearms, the United States has evidenced a unique tolerance for homicide.

-David Brion Davis Homicide in American Fiction 1798-1860

Land Day 1 April 2012

Posted by marisacat in Israel/AIPAC, Total fucking lunatics, WAR!.
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Israeli border police officers use pepper spray as they detain an injured Palestinian protester outside Damascus Gate in Jerusalem | Ammar Awad/Reuters

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Barrier 17 March 2012

Posted by marisacat in Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Israel/AIPAC, WAR!.
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Israel: Palestinian workers cross a section of a separation barrier between the settlement of Modiin Elite and the West Bank village of Harbeta | Oded Balilty/AP

Hi 14 March 2012

Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Total fucking lunatics, UK, WAR!.
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The wave from the balcony | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Definitely not high, :lol:

Tho if any one of them did not want, desperately at the end of the day, to go somewhere and ingest, smoke, drink something altering, then even nuttier than they all appear to be…

Half 6 March 2012

Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, Abortion Rights, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Sex / Reproductive Health, South America, Viva La Revolucion!, WAR!.
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Women protesting around the world – in pictures

Guardian Gallery

A longer view: from Senegal to Syria, women have put themselves at the front of different protest movements all over the world during the past week  –  La Paz, Bolivia: a woman clashes with riot police during a protest by hundreds of disabled people in La Paz to demand government support   |   David Mercado/Reuters

They look pretty frantic to stop her, don’t they?  Think they have enough cold hard men in blue with riot shields to do the job?

Relegated to being outsiders – when women are half, more than half, of the damned species.

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Riot 11 February 2012

Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, Europe, Greece, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, WAR!.
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Clashes between riot police and protesters have become a regular sight in Athens since the financial crisis began | Dimitri Messinis/AP

New 28 December 2011

Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Total fucking lunatics, WAR!.
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A three-day-old rare white kiwi chick at the Mount Bruce national wildlife centre in the Wairarapa region, New Zealand | Mike Heydon/Lisa Sims Limited/EPA

The little creature looks fresh and new (and we are told, rare), doesn’t s/he? I am not so sure about 2012.

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Sameness 20 December 2011

Posted by marisacat in Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Iraq War, WAR!.
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National Geographic Grand Prize Winner and Nature Winner – “Splashing” – Photo and caption by Shikhei Goh:

This photo was taken when I was taking photos of other insects, as I normally did during macro photo hunting. I wasn’t actually aware of this dragonfly since I was occupied with other objects. When I was about to take a picture of it, it suddenly rained, but the lighting was just superb. I decided to take the shot regardless of the rain. The result caused me to be overjoyed, and I hope it pleases viewers.Location: Batam, Riau Islands, Indonesia

Business Insider Gallery of NG 2011 Winner and Mentions

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Holding on for dear life and hoping to make it thru – looks familiar doesn’t it?  If only we could know that everything, all of it, everything there is, is connected.

 This, too, is familiar.

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Killer 17 December 2011

Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, AFRICOM, Egypt, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Pan Arab Revolt - 2011, WAR!.
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Egyptian army soldiers beat a protester wearing a Niqab, an Islamic veil, during clashes near Cairo’s downtown Tahrir Square, Egypt, Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. Activists say the clashes began after soldiers severely beat a young man who was part of a sit-in outside the Cabinet building. At background graffiti depicts members of the military ruling council and Arabic reads: “Killer”. (AP Photo/Ahmed Ali)

A small gallery of just 9 photos from Tahrir Square on December 16th.

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