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Shrinking Gaza, Vanishing Palestine…

Do you have any idea how small Gaza is? Martin Kramer illustrates the size of Gaza by overlaying a scale outline of Gaza on maps of the cities of London, New York and Paris. While Kramer posted his January 12, …

Are you out there?

“It is often hard to be a person on the planet Earth. It can be scary, overwhelming, fraught with obstacles, and most of all, inescapably lonely.” – The Rino and the Buddha “Are You Out There” Words and music by …

Human Anunnaki Anthropology – Lloyd Pye

Ever wonder why it is that humans have only 46 sets of chromosomes while ALL other primates have 48? It seems that we have two sets of chromosome pairs that are fused together. I wonder how that happened? It doesn’t …

Celebrating 9/11…

As of Tuesday June 03, 2008 New York state had the highest cigarette taxes in the nation. Seems like a pact with the devil… or the perfect marriage between corporate profits and state revenues. Meanwhile, more than 30 other states, …

Books Sarah Palin attempted to ban

The list of books Sarah Palin attempted to ban in Alaska: A Clockwork Orange by Anthony BurgessA Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’EngleAnnie on My Mind by Nancy GardenAs I Lay Dying by William FaulknerBlubber by Judy BlumeBrave New World …

Shades of 1968…

Reviewing a Brief History Of Chicago’s 1968 Democratic Convention 40 years ago, brings to mind how chaotic the world must have appeared to me at 21 years of age. Having grown up in Chicago under the cloud of the “last …

The 9% Factor…

That’s the number of Americans who still think that Congress is doing a good job… 9%. This weekend (July 17–20, 2008) there are two simultaneous political blogging conventions taking place in Austin, Texas. The 3rd annual gathering of what was …

Remembering Angela Davis…

It may be Howard Zinn‘s influence that always causes me to repeat a silent mantra, “History, whose-story,” each time I consider how historians mark the record. Despite the fact that we now use video and the rising voice of the …

Hummer Heads West… Guns a blazin’

On July 19, the Army will be taking their computer simulation, called the “Virtual Army Experience” to Duluth, for the Duluth Air Show. The exhibit allows children as young as 13 to practice firing a machine gun at life-sized images …

Virtual War Game at Summerfest

This year’s Milwaukee Summerfest (June 26-July 6) features a “Virtual Army Experience Exhibit” at the north end of the grounds. The tent contains a real Humvee mounted with 4 machine guns that interacts with a huge screen. The screen projects …