The VENTS Program of NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory has released sound files and a YouTube video of hyrdophone recordings of the March 11 earthquake. Sound was sped sped up 16 times. Text in the video explains that the first … Continue reading
The news that greeted me this morning: the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 activist decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which further extended the legal fiction that corporations are “persons” by granting their extremely deep special interest pockets pretty … Continue reading
Posted in The Daily Tweets
Tagged Andrew Sullivan, Christianism, Citizens United v. FEC, corporations, earthquake, good government bad government, HAARP, Haiti, Mormon Church (LDS), Prop 8, same-sex marriage, Sarah Palin, Shannyn Moore, U.S. Supreme Court
“Shark” is an excerpt from the novel-in-progress Cold, posted online for free as part of Crossed Genres’ Post a Story for Haiti project. Please donate to Haiti earthquake relief.
Posted in Cold, NaNoWriMo, Polis, Short fiction
Tagged Crossed Genres, Doctors without Borders, earthquake, Haiti, Lambi Fund of Haiti, NaNoWriMo 2007, natural disaster, Rainbow World Fund, Red Cross, science fiction, writing, Yéle Haiti
“We have to be absolutely clear that this tragedy — which is part natural, part unnatural — must, under no circumstances, be used to, one, further indebt Haiti and, two, to push through unpopular corporatist policies in the interest of our corporations” (Naomi Klein). How can we help rebuild Haiti for Haitians?
Posted in Polis
Tagged corporations, Democracy Now, earthquake, Haiti, Lambi Fund of Haiti, Max Blumenthal, Naomi Klein, natural disasters, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism (book), Thom Hartmann, Wyclef Jean, Yéle Haiti
Today’s tweets were dominated by news of yesterday’s magnitude 7 earthquake in Haiti, the idiotic statement about the earthquake by Christianist Pat Robertson, & the Prop 8 trial in California.
Posted in The Daily Tweets
Tagged Bent Alaska, Christianism, Christianity, earthquake, Firedoglake (blog), FiveThirtyEight.com, Haiti, in the news, lgbtq, Marriage equality, natural disaster, Pat Robertson, Prop 8, Red Cross, Sarah Palin, Wyclef Jean, Yéle Haiti
How can we help the people of Haiti in the aftermath of yesterday’s devastating earthquake? By sending them assistance — not by blaming them, as Christianist lackwit Pat Robertson so predictably does.
Posted in No Way Way, Polis
Tagged Atlantic.com, Barack Obama, Bible, Book of Job, Christianism, Christianity, earthquake, FiveThirtyEight.com, God as a bully, good government bad government, Haiti, in the news, King David, KSKA-FM, Matthew Yglesias, Media Matters for America, natural disasters, Pat Robertson, Psalms, Red Cross, slavery, Steve Aufrecht, Ta-Nehisi Coates, theodicy, Think Progress (blog), video, Voice from the Whirlwind, What Do I Know? (blog), Wikipedia