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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!.

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’.

Waiting… 17 May 2012

Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Mexico.

Guatemala City, Guatemala: Vultures are perched on top of graves at the municipal cemetery – Jorge Dan Lopez/Reuters

Or, it looks like they are waiting…

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Pattern 6 May 2012

Posted by marisacat in Divertissements, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter.


A herd of zebras drink at a waterhole in Etosha National Park, Namibia. Wildlife photographers Ann and Steve Toon from Hexham, Northumberland, captured the scene. | Ann & Steve Toon/Solent News & Photo Agency

A lot better looking than politicians.


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hmm Cockburn has a piece up recounting some level of sexual assault is now a common occurance by police toward women OWS protesters – he details a drag from camera view when a protester took issue with a breast grab and a wrist forcibly broken… and along the way he has this:

It won’t be long before the NYPD kills a demonstrator. It will take that to force the issue of methodical police violence back onto the news pages.

Oh, briefly I would say…  it, a cop killing an Occupier, will be briefly in the news.  Brief, beyond brief.  Other than that, depending on what side of the dividers you are on, sounds like Lara Logan hardly had to leave home.

Legs 3 May 2012

Posted by marisacat in Inconvenient Voice of the Voter.

A close-up look at an ostrich farm in Oudtshoorn, South Africa  |  Dale Morris / Barcroft Media