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verbatim 39.4

verbatim 39.4

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Beautiful, delicious summer

Beautiful, delicious summer

by Patrick Devlin Been thinking of having a summertime picnic – and as it always is with a picnic, trying to determine what yummy summertime portable food to bring, what other equipment to pack – and most importantly : the setting. I’ve picnicked on the banks of Amphitheater Lake on the top of Wyoming’s Grand Teton, on the iron-stone shores of Lake Superior, in the springtime groves of the Hudson River Valley’s fragrant blooming apple orchards, on the banks of the Flathead River in the Great Bear Wilderness, watching the sun sink below Midwestern farm fields and the Mississippi River, […]

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Patriotism, marketism, exceptionalism – destinyism? : The prison of the isms

Patriotism, marketism, exceptionalism – destinyism? : The prison of the isms

by Patrick Devlin Columbus day can be a warm day or a cold day (and this year was spectacular autumn falling through cool sunshine) but it always provides an opportunity to reflect on the day as a holiday representing as it does a kind of anachronistic celebration of manifest destiny – and we know that we have grown beyond all that…shameful as it is as a part of our history. It had to be someone, and it was Columbus who ‘discovered America’ and, among other accomplishments, initiated the Euro-American human trafficking biz. We are reminded of both the inhuman brutality […]

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Troubled waters as Israeli newspaper
is accused of editorial dishonesty

Troubled waters as Israeli newspaper is accused of editorial dishonesty

The artist-activist Roger Waters has responded sharply to the editors of Israel’s Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper who published an interview by Alon Hadar with the co-founder of the music group “Pink Floyd” on September 28. Waters said that the article was “littered with misinformation” and amounted to a “serious distortion of the actual interview” that he gave in Amsterdam in early September. Waters, in a letter to his Israeli fans that was released via social media, states that the editors of Yedioth Ahronoth did not misquote him, but they altered the questions that Waters was asked, making the exchange appear to […]

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Tweeting greetings : chirping cognitive harmony & tense cordiality

Tweeting greetings : chirping cognitive harmony & tense cordiality

The newly appointed Iranian foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, recently updated his ‘facebook wall’ noting that Iran, in an awkward act of cognitive harmony, condemns both the massacre of Jews by the Nazis that began during the 1930’s and continued until the end of the Second World War and the ongoing massacre of the Palestinian people, a pogrom that has continued since the 1930’s with the founding of the Zionist paramilitary group, the Irgun. Zarif also had a short twitter conversation with a tweeter who identified herself as the daughter of Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) that began when Zarif tweeted […]

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verbatim 37.2

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links 04.14.12

links 04.14.12

Charter Schools Spend More On Administration, Less On Instruction Than Traditional Public Schools: Study “…looking at charter and traditional public schools in Michigan, where both receive about the same operational funding, researchers found that charter schools actually spent more per-student on administration and less on instruction than non-charter public schools…” – Huffington Post “The Stupidest Idea I Ever Heard” The Irrationality of the Case against Iran’s Nuclear Program “…President Obama has informed the Iranians they have one “last chance” to avoid attack. They must suspend higher uranium enrichment, close down the Fordow enrichment facility, and “surrender” their stockpile of uranium […]

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verbatim number 36.6

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v2 03.25.12

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