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Asleep…. 27 March 2011

Posted by marisacat in Divertissements.

A fox makes the most of the sunny weather in a garden in London    [Reinhard Krause/Reuters]

Peacefully asleep, a protected garden, flower bower and warm sun too.



1. diane - 27 March 2011

late Sunday night snick snack:

NYT: Facebook in talks to hire Robert Gibbs – Role would be to help manage Facebook’s communications

The Times reports that Facebook wants to build a communication team before the I.P.O.


diane - 27 March 2011

(the 11PM EDT, NYT Dealb%k link)

marisacat - 27 March 2011

Oh brother.

diane - 27 March 2011

yeah ….and I can hear the “progressives” howling …but what, exactly, did they expect from Peter Thiel (e before i?) ….Pay Pal ….et al ……

BooHooHooMan - 28 March 2011

Nothing like various Intelligence Agency Black-Budget venture capital pools to nudge earlier beta releases of counter insurgency org charting and snitch identification software to roll out a big I P O.

Of course, when the Next Big Thing or food riots come, I guess the PTB will have to wade through 20 or 30 million hungover suspects known only by the photographic signature of their well-thought-of genitalia, or through some guy named Ralphie who took that huge shit behind Tony So-and-so’s sofa during halftime hardy har har.

I mean, where we go from here?
How can Civilization top that?
So what value Gibbsie adds, I don’t know.

diane - 28 March 2011

have some cheap red honey, I’ve got a tad left …..

…sigh …….

diane - 28 March 2011

on the other side of that comment …it is not over …till it is over …somebody …..who the fuck ever ….can throw rotten tomatoes at me…but, …I believe in kindness …all the rest is absolute DEATH.

BooHooHooMan - 28 March 2011

I’m getting a craving for Molotovs myself..

diane - 28 March 2011

‘heh’ between the option of the Golden Gate jump .and somehow appropriating (jeeesh spell check …fug it) a gun to take out some truly NASTy MOTHER FUCKERS … I think I at least slightly understand honey … hmmm just a teeny weeny tad of red left ..you have it sweetness, and rest full dreams honey ..as you have offspring following you.

BooHooHooMan - 28 March 2011

LOL. Well that’s the thing, I’m a longstanding Third Wayer when it comes to Death.
And This I Believe™: in not getting caught. Certainly not without fresh underwear, maybe an extra pair or two to wear into the booking room especially if its gonna be a longer stay. 😉

diane - 28 March 2011


diane - 28 March 2011

oopsie …just drank your tad honey, it doesn’t look like ya need it! Waste not…want not!


2. BooHooHooMan - 28 March 2011

Get this bombshell:

Israeli bank to pay NIS 130 million to heirs of Holocaust victims

Agreement marks end of NIS 300 million lawsuit against the bank from June 2009, for funds deposited in 3,577 accounts before World War II by Jews who later died in the Holocaust.

By Dana Weiler-Polak Tags: Israel news

Bank Leumi will transfer NIS 130 million to Holocaust survivors and heirs of victims, under a settlement approved Sunday by the bank and the Company for Location and Restitution of Holocaust Victims’ Assets.

The agreement marks the end of the state-established company’s NIS 300 million lawsuit against the bank from June 2009, for funds deposited in 3,577 accounts before World War II by Jews who later died in the Holocaust. The parties turned to arbitration early last year, through the mediation of MK Zeev Bielski (Kadima ).


After a state inquiry commission determined that Leumi was in possession of large amounts of money belonging to Holocaust victims, the company asked the bank for the assets. The bank denied that it had any money belonging to Holocaust victims.

European Jews deposited funds into the Anglo-Palestine Bank, the precursor of Leumi and the largest and most important Jewish-Zionist bank of the era, beginning in the early 1930s, in order to support the Zionist enterprise and also in hopes of guaranteeing their own future, in wake of growing anti-Semitism in Europe.

It later turned out that many of the account holders died in the Holocaust, their assets going unclaimed.

In its suit, the company claimed Leumi has consistently refused to cooperate with bodies requesting information about deposits that belonged to European Jews and has refrained to disclose information about unclaimed funds in its possession.

—> 😯 < —

Not exactly the kind of late breaking Holocaust news one has grown accustomed to.

God awful. I say let the hunt for the Nazi War Criminal BANKERS begin. We might get a new international financial system out of this thing yet.

diane - 28 March 2011

wow, yet another stunning finance scam? but, to further understand: what does NIS mean ..sorry, but I don’t have a clue … red faced.

marisacat - 28 March 2011

it refers to the Israeli national currency, the shekel.

diane - 28 March 2011

Thanks hon I thought so initially, but when I searched it all that came up was: “Network Information Systems,” “Norton Internet Security,” and my personal favorite, from an online “finance” dictionary: Newly independent State.

marisacat - 28 March 2011


3. diane - 28 March 2011

g’night ‘morning’ …I take it that sweet critter somehow confounded the elite brit hunt club, and is only taking in the faint, not unpleasant, aroma of fallen narcissusts ..at least I hope so ….

well ….okay ……yeah…. they do look like they’re about to possibly spring up again…… but at least they are weakened ..and won’t be able to rebound to full salute again ….
sigh ….how long?

4. marisacat - 28 March 2011

Something smells about the Gibbsie to Facebook thing.

According to Playbook, he will work UNDER the VPer for Communications. As one of the top communications guys in the country (fucking lousy as he was, what a joke) but shouldn’t he go womewhere with a better title? (not that i know much, it just seems odd)

AND it means formal departure from the CREEP (or what ever they are clling the re-elect game this go round).

I dunno.

marisacat - 28 March 2011

hmm i guess the package would be compensation plus stock, ahead of the public offering in a few months. I would guess his job will be as some form of lobbyist (always room for a few more!).

Gah. May they all bite each other to death.

5. marisacat - 28 March 2011

hmmm CPunch and i see Mike Whitney has a piece up at Cpunch asking if Fukushima is “about to blow”.

[T]he first is a study of cancer in Northern Sweden by Martin Tondel and his colleagues at Lynkoping University. Tondel examined cancer rates by radiation contamination level and showed that in the 10 years after the Chernobyl contamination of Sweden, there was an 11% increase in cancer for every 100kBq/sq metre of contamination. Since the official International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) figures for the Fukushima contamination are from 200 to 900kBq.sq metre out to 78km from the site, we can expect between 22% and 90% increases in cancer in people living in these places in the next 10 years.

The other study I want to refer to is one I carried out myself. After Chernobyl, infant leukaemia was reported in 6 countries by 6 different groups, from Scotland, Greece, Wales, Germany, Belarus and the USA. The increases were only in children who had been in the womb at the time of the contamination: this specificity is rare in epidemiology. There is no other explanation than Chernobyl. The leukemias could not be blamed on some as-yet undiscovered virus and population mixing, which is the favourite explanation for the nuclear site child leukemia clusters. There is no population mixing in the womb. Yet the “doses” were very small, much lower than “natural background”. I published this unequivocal proof that the current risk model is wrong for internal exposures in two separate peer-reviewed journals in 2000 and 2009. This finding actually resulted in the formation in 2001 by UK Environment Minister Michael Meacher of a new Committee Examining Radiation Risks from Internal Emitters CERRIE. ….

marisacat - 28 March 2011

hmm here is another tidbit:

[W]hat you have to know, is that the UN organisations on radiation and health are compromised in favour of the nuclear military complex, which was busy testing hydrogen bombs in the atmosphere at the time of the agreement and releasing all the Strontium, Caesium, Uranium and plutonium and other stuff that was to become the cause of the current and increasing cancer epidemic. The last thing they wanted was the doctors and epidemiologists stopping their fun. The IAEA and the World Health Organisation (WHO) signed an agreement in 1959 to remove all research into the issue from the doctors of the WHO, to the atom scientists, the physicists of the IAEA: this agreement is still in force. The UN organisations do not refer to, or cite any scientific study, which shows their statements on Chernobyl to be false. There is a huge gap between the picture painted by the UN, the IAEA, the ICRP and the real world. And the real world is increasingly being studied and reports are being published in the scientific literature: but none of the authorities responsible for looking after the public take any notice of this evidence.

And this too:

The one place that this gap is being closed rapidly and savagely is in the courts. I have acted as an expert witness in over 40 cases involving radiation and health. These include cases where Nuclear Test veterans are suing the UK government for exposures at the test sites that have caused cancer, they include cases involving nuclear pollution, work exposures and exposures to depleted uranium weapons fallout. And these cases are all being won. All of them. Because in court with a judge and a jury, people like Wade Allison and George Monbiot would not last 2 minutes. Because in court you rely on evidence. Not bullshitting.


diane - 28 March 2011

glad I’m not the only one to think that the WHO is ultimately a ‘tool’ despite the fact that there are likely many well intended people working for it.

6. marisacat - 28 March 2011

At this point it is almost anti climactic.

Breaking News from ABCNEWS.com:

Plutonium Detected in Soil Outside Damaged Japanese Nuclear Plant

7. catnip - 28 March 2011

Angry Arab:

Monday, March 28, 2011

Let us call for the overthrow of the Libyan regime that will replace Qadhdhafi
I am now ready to call for the overthrow of the regime that will replace Qadhdhafi, just as I supported for years the overthrow of the Qadhdhafi regime. The Saudi role in the support of the lousy Mustafa `Abdul-Jalil guarantees the birth of a monstrous Libyan regime.

Posted by As’ad AbuKhalil at 7:11 AM

marisacat - 28 March 2011

This recent horror story coming out of Egypt of the protesting women who were arrested, held, threatened and examined for proof of virginity (sounds like a forcible sexual assault to me, and I am not enthused about finding rape) was done by the NEW leadership inEgypt.

Has to go….

Syria is erupting… and so is Yemen.

Good luck chuck to Hilpac, Gates and Wobbly.

catnip - 28 March 2011

I missed that Egyptian story. Horrifying.

marisacat - 28 March 2011

Isn’t it awful? I think I first got onto it via Angry Arab… and iirc maybe the Independent was reporting on it, too.

8. catnip - 28 March 2011
9. marisacat - 28 March 2011

Michael Whitney has a piece up at Cpunch (really good piece):

“Japan’s damaged nuclear plant in Fukushima has been emitting radioactive iodine and caesium at levels approaching those seen in the aftermath of the Chernobyl accident in 1986. Austrian researchers have used a worldwide network of radiation detectors – designed to spot clandestine nuclear bomb tests – to show that iodine-131 is being released at daily levels 73 per cent of those seen after the 1986 disaster. The daily amount of caesium-137 released from Fukushima Daiichi is around 60 per cent of the amount released from Chernobyl. (“New Scientist”, March 24 —thanks to Michael Collins “They said it wasn’t like Chernobyl and they were wrong”)

So, volatile radioactive elements are already being lofted into the jet stream and spread across continents. What’s different here is that the quantities are much larger than they were at Chernobyl, thus, the dangers are far greater. According to the same group of scientists “the Fukushima plant has around 1760 tonnes of fresh and used nuclear fuel on site” (while) “the Chernobyl reactor had only 180 tonnes.” The troubles at one nuclear facility now pose a direct threat to humans and other species everywhere. Is this what Obama meant when he called nuclear power, “Safe and green?” ….

marisacat - 28 March 2011

oh yeah… another bit:

Our assessment is that the Japanese government is squandering the opportunity to initiate an orderly evacuation from larger areas around the site–especially of sensitive populations, like children and pregnant women.

diane - 28 March 2011

what to say…

If spent fuel rods catch fire from lack of coolant, the intense heat will lift radiation plumes high into the atmosphere that will drift around the world. That’s the nightmare scenario, clouds of radioactive material showering the planet with lethal toxins for months on end. And, according to the Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics of Vienna, that deadly process has already begun.

marisacat - 28 March 2011

Gosh you are such an alarmist. Don’t worry!

It’s going to do what the fall out from C did, travel the entire Northern Hemisphere. If I were japanese, I would be in a panic. AND there has been far too much calm well informed speculation from almost the minute the horror started, abut further quakes and the nuclear plant that is SW of Tokyo.

I think that is one reason, aside from inevitable shortages and disruption, that almost immediately it was reported private planes leaving Japan, were appearing in AUS, NZ Hawai’i whereever the monied had a stake to follow…

diane - 28 March 2011

uh oh…you’ve pegged me …another hysteric female …

In a sane world, the billions in “defense” money would be pulled and put towards saving life instead of destroying it, I so wish all the sociopaths would rocket off to Mars…how can the fuckers stand themselves…

marisacat - 28 March 2011

oh i think they like themselves.

marisacat - 28 March 2011

I’d rather be an hysteric female than some other things…

10. brinn - 28 March 2011

Joe Bageant died.

RIP and safe travels to him.

marisacat - 28 March 2011

It is so sad…

11. catnip - 28 March 2011
marisacat - 28 March 2011

NOW it is a debate over was it a closet or was it not.

Please, it was a closet, however much various deny it…

12. Madman in the Marketplace - 28 March 2011

Hi everybody … took a long weekend away from both ‘puter and TV to enjoy a visit from a friend. Back to catch up on all of the scary news, and the sad news of Joe Bageant’s passing.

marisacat - 28 March 2011

It is wonderful to get away… esp now. Overload is almost every day.

catnip - 28 March 2011

You have friends? And you stayed away from teevee and the intertubes all weekend?



Madman in the Marketplace - 28 March 2011

no one is more shocked than myself!!!!

13. Madman in the Marketplace - 28 March 2011
14. Madman in the Marketplace - 28 March 2011
15. catnip - 28 March 2011

Speech cleanup in aisle 4!

16. catnip - 28 March 2011

“We are the Champions” is playing in the background.

marisacat - 28 March 2011

he really is not saying much. Can’t he work Giffords in somehow?

catnip - 28 March 2011

😉 He still hasn’t given that speech about guns he promised.

marisacat - 28 March 2011

really laying it on thick.

Madman in the Marketplace - 28 March 2011

I’m watching Agora instead.

marisacat - 28 March 2011

I was sound asleep til 15 minutes before this started. And I think I lost brain cells from watching. lack of air, dumb phrases taking up residence in my brain.

So tired of him.

catnip - 28 March 2011

He drones on and on – a sure sign he’s full of shit.

marisacat - 28 March 2011

you are better off. He’s heading for fucking 30 minutes. He said, “in closing” a long time ago.

marisacat - 28 March 2011

what did you think of it?

I pulled up the IMDb pages of reviews….

catnip - 28 March 2011

IV testosterone, stat!

marisacat - 28 March 2011

Retelling that downed plane story.

I will say it again, BRING BACK BUSH. No reason not to….

17. Madman in the Marketplace - 28 March 2011
18. BooHooHooMan - 28 March 2011

Just tuning into the Unilateralist and Nobel Prize Winner Barry Obama.

God he sucks.

marisacat - 28 March 2011

it is so bad.

Any one buying this is dumber than a feather pillow.

19. BooHooHooMan - 28 March 2011

Barry’s Find a Friend service.

20. BooHooHooMan - 28 March 2011

No matter where in the world uh, you know, the Small People are, they will “Find a Friend” in Mrka.

Such Soaring Rhetoric!
Ready Tonite! In Your Area!

marisacat - 28 March 2011

Cry Freedom!! And America will deliver a McDonalds and … a Starbucks!!

Yes we will!

Next, the Baby Fat Hunter will lecture you on Fat Babies. Extra cash if you bring her a few and don’t ask too many questions.

catnip - 28 March 2011

I thought I heard Toy Story’s “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” in the background.

21. BooHooHooMan - 28 March 2011


The foreign policy ‘superagent’
By BEN SMITH | 3/28/11 9:45 AM

Occupying “the radical center,” Steve Clemons is the quintessential Washington figure for the age.

😆 😆 😆
😆 😯 😆
😆 😆 😆

marisacat - 28 March 2011

wasn’t that gag worthy?

And they left out so much. A lot. I loved how they made his father a staff sargeant (or whatever it was). His father was CIA iirc.

And the allusion to his possibly becoming the Social Secretary at the WH.

What a joke.

catnip - 28 March 2011

The radical center of what?

marisacat - 28 March 2011

Center of the bed, I think.

The article was loaded with coded language, from my take on it.

Madman in the Marketplace - 28 March 2011

how can ANYTHING in the center be ‘radical”?

22. marisacat - 28 March 2011



……….. 😯

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