“We are convinced that an open internet fosters long-term peace, progress and prosperity. The reverse is also true. An internet that is closed and fractured, where different governments can block activity or change the rules on a whim – where speech is censored or punished, and privacy does not exist – that … is an internet that can cut off opportunities for peace and progress and discourage innovation and entrepreneurship,”
From the Ailes link,
To be sure, Palin is still valuable to Fox as a ratings magnet; on Monday she will appear with Lou Dobbs to launch his new Fox Business Channel show.
Of course! When I wonder about business advice, I always think of Sarah.
Good Morning, BT and all Non-Nuclear Radiated Firepups.
Now, where is that plastic sheeting and duct tape?
Is it time to prepare the West Coast, Guam, Hawaii and Alaska?
It isn’t funny.
Good morning all. Thanks for the links BT.
Not a great week end. At least we got to hear from noted nuclear experts Joe Lieberman and Mitch McMoron.
Just saw a tweet that the #2 reactor is now venting steam. I would say, yes, it is time.
Good morning ET.
I’m investing in a package of those face masks you wear when stripping paint and stuff. But for once, being in flyover land is somewhat nice.
Bill Press just said Jane Hamsher is going to be on his radio show.
I know this probably won’t interest anyone and most people know how crazy Teahidists are…
But I talked to one about sexual harrassment…he believes there shouldn’t be a law against it and you should be fired if your boss wants you to be fired for whatever reason….age/sexual identity/race….even not ****ing him.
Please tell me that when I say the only thing the Teahadists haven’t demanded is the right for ceos to perform prima nocti, they didn’t just collectively say, “That sounds like a brilliant idea!”
They are not telling all they know… about these reactors… definitely FUBAR. Probably much worse than they will admit. I’d expect more Japanese reactors up there to go bye bye.
Demi, Caturday set a record….we missed you. Hope all is well.
We all cope differently. Wasn’t intending to be offensive.
What are you doing to prepare? Is there anything we can do?
Things are as well as they can be. Considering.
Apologies to all the Obamabots, but here’s Dennis speaking in Madison Saturday night.
She seems fine…..lots of Caturday support. Will be watching her. Thanks.
How does patriarchism and the subjugation of women reconcile with their other objective of depopulating the planet?
Make babies or kill them? Which is it they’re after?
My apologies to all if my being glib got the thread started on the wrong foot.
Mornin’, BT, pups
Krugman’s got it right again. Something must have really pissed him off. About time.
Dennis’ speech in Madison was a barn burner. Trying to make up for his vote on HCR I suppose.
experts in Japan and the United States say the country is now facing a cascade of accumulating problems that suggest that radioactive releases of steam from the crippled plants could go on for weeks or even months.
And what is the half-life of the material being emitted?
Good morning, everyone! Hope you are gradually adjusting to the time change. Felt funny last night to be up bouncing around at midnight…
Demi, you really get up early these days, don’t you? And you weren’t “offensive” at all.
I think we almost hit 300 a while ago but yesterday was right up there.
Missed ya, demi.
Just went back and checked and you may be right. I thought we were in the 240s. Damn. Too cool.
Thanks, apology accepted. (Heh.)
Not encouraging to see a key member of the Obama administration forced out for simply having a conscience and expressing the horror that we all feel about the treatment of Bradley Manning.
I heard on NPR headlines this morning that the second reactor went boom.
Krugman has been pissed for quite a long time, SD. And he is calling out the Obama administration quite a bit.
BTW, I saw “Inside Job” and it is excellent. Make sure your blood pressure meds are on hand.
I read your post and was so sorry to read about your Kismet. I didn’t stay to chat. Was out working in the yard. Lots of weeding and picking up. De-winterizing the garden. Got tomatoes, bell peppers and some squash and more soil stuff. Will plant today.
Did you catch the part where he said the perverts who dragged us into war based on false information should be prosecuted?
Thanks. I guess I just rubbed Teller the wrong way.
I went to bed early last night, so I’m up early. Working outside yesterday was my way of staying away from the news. Music and gardening are my sanctuaries.
Nice that he’s finally woken up. I sent another nastygram to the WH over Crowley’s resignation. Wonder if the WH is compiling a hit list of those of us who write in to give Mr Great Symbolic Gesture Fullashit an earful.
Heh, indeed. I guess you know a little bit about getting “yelled at” in the am.
Kuccinich was on fire for the people!!! Obama has been on fire for the plutocracy.
Yep. Nothing like speaking truth to power. Gets ya hammered by these motherfuckers every time.
Scarecrow reported on the second explosion last night. It is getting a little confusing, but it’s sounding like either there already was a third explosion, or a third explosion is imminent.
Do you remember when Dennis read his articles of impeachment? I was glued to to the tube on that one. And, what affect did that have? :(
I have given up writing, to my congresscritters or to the WH. All I’ve ever gotten are form letters, often not even related to my issue. And yes, I know they tally them somewhere but it seems so futile.
From an article in the NYT:
But Pentagon officials reported Sunday that helicopters flying 60 miles from the plant picked up small amounts of radioactive particulates — still being analyzed, but presumed to include cesium-137 and iodine-121 — suggesting widening environmental contamination.
Doesn’t sound good at all.
Good morning. Sometimes when you speak and speak and present evidence and facts and you’re just ignored and dismissed over and over, there comes a point when you gotta get pissed about it. Maybe Krugman will become a firepup now.
I got the impression a third is imminent. Cooling water has evaporated, etc.
I’m planning on getting new filters for my central air today. I don’t know if that will help, but they probably need changing anyway.
No need…I made similar remark last night about being glad we do not have to hear W’s nu-ku-lar….Don’t give the dust up a second thought.
The difference being that in the House nobody was going to raise a finger to support him. In WI the people are preparing a million ton shithammer to pound on the Regressives. I’ll take that any day.
Dennis Kucinich creeps me out, for some reason. I think it’s me, not him, but I can’t watch him.
You’re correct, of course. But, I wish the House had given him some support. I know, I’m a dreamer.
Don’t worry you’ve made the list.
I agree. I didn’t see anything worth you apologizing for. I was kinda shocked when I got down to your apology in fact. I had to go back and re-read the comment and still didn’t see anything bad.
I should get a plaque or something for all the lists I’m on. They can kill me but they can’t eat me.
Just got a tweet that the Diichi plant is venting and had a meltdown. It will continue to trickle out this way but this is very, very bad.
He is an odd, little man. I remember thinking, during the debates, that I wished he had John’s hair, O’s height, and that he kept his mouth shut about ufo’s.
I’m hoping that this cuts the nuclear industry off at the knees. It’s tragic that this happened but the industry will lie their asses off to build even more of these monstrosities.
Do not know what’s the real story anymore, so I put up my post at MyFDL for the a.m. saying both, trying to figure out what’s the facts and what’s the cover story…
Well, I got smacked down and then it got quiet and I felt bad.
I’m wondering if the Japanese will shut all their plants down and outlaw nuclear power.
Morning BT & Firepups:
Hedges is up…
For Sure…Teller = Testy, but it’s a hard time. I can not listen to much of the news…
ET is prolly extremely worried about the fallout that is very likely to hit Alaska and very sensitive about it.
From a Voice of America reporter on twitter:
Japan’s top gov’t spokesman says Fukushima’s three reactors highly likely facing melting.
the industry will lie their asses off to build even more of these monstrosities.
The spurious cacophony has already begun…
Get over it….guilt never works. Was not your problem.
They already are lying their asses off. Next up: Blaming union workers for the tragedy, whether any were actually involved or not.
Highly unlikely. What would they do then? The investment in time and resources is massive. It would take decades to move away from nukes completely.
That being said, they have a national and growingly global train wreck of unimaginable proportion on their hands.
I’m sure he is. I didn’t cause the potential fall out. And, my point was that whatever is going to happen won’t be stopped with band aids. I usually try to be a friendly pup, you know, lifting folks up and all.
EdwardTeller has a right to his opinion but in this case, I think he was a bit thin skinned. Just my .02. Maybe it’s because I mentioned duct tape and plastic sheeting a couple of days ago as well…
If there is anything offensive in your remarks at #2, a person would need an electron microscope to search for it. Just….Huh?
I didn’t cause the potential fall out.
Oops. I forgot the hat tip to you. *g* (I’m a bad pussy cat.)
See? I lurk, I lurk.
You did good. And btw, I threw out a few suggestions about getting in duct tape yesterday, too.
Don’t worry, Barry will use it as a teachable moment — as he did with the BP oil spill.
Those of us cursed with memories…
After the Skeletor Chertof fiasco, it’s kinda hard to resist.
Tip o’ the hat to Ruth, too.
Did I pick the wrong week to plant tomatoes? Sheeit.
That and Tom Lehrer on the subject;
(We will all go together when we go,’
Every Hottentot and every Eskimo…)
I have green shoots.
Great NPR retro on Neal Diamond…..will be online.
Yep. Another disaster that is a direct result of really bad, (criminal), negligence when in the design phase and all to save a few pennies. The plants survived the quakes. When they went off the grid, the emergency generators kicked in and began cooling the cores. Then the tsunami hit and swamped the generators. The ground level generators which were less than one hundred yards from the beach. A beach in the country that gave us the word “tsunami”. I guess it’s that American style capitalism we whipped on them after WW II. Somebody payed attention in class.
I had a bit of a dustup with CTuttle and Kelly about a comment on a fund raising thread. I was a little bit surprised by it, but I didn’t back down because I think calling out the commenter was wrong.
We are cursed here, in a way, by the lack of tone of voice or facial expression to accompany our comments, and sometimes a person takes issue (or takes offense) because they can’t see the face or hear the voice. It’s a problem with email and this sort of “talking” to one another online.
Angela has her meow back and is eating her own food. The week from here looks better. We all need a lift.
Spinach, lettuce of several varieties, and turnips. I cheated and got onion sets and some chard plants, too.
We pay for the early spring in July and August of course.
What colour duct tape?
BBCWorld: Fuel rods at the Unit 2 reactor at Japan’s #Fukushima Daiichi plant are fully exposed, at least temporarily, say officials
I saw that. I agree with your assessment of how communication can go wrong without the aid of non-verbal clues, but, when there is a pattern of behavior by any particular commenter, one can glean their meaning.
I totally agreed with your comment and thought you did “real good”. I thought, You go, Molly. Some folks seem to think they’re above it all.
Thanks Margaret. Fly me in some duct tape and blue tarps.
Off to swim in the great capitalist cesspool.
US KIA Afghanistan: 1,500
US KIA Irak: 4,439
Iraki, Afghan and Pakistani casualties: estimates vary to over 1.5M
US MBS 2011: 8,928 and counting
Dance the night away
Be good to yourselves, and all other living things
No war but class war
Never. Give. Up.
It’s a reminder that what we consider perfectly acceptable can strike another person wrong, but working it out isn’t hard if we’re easy on each other.
Nice! Between the two of us, we should be making some nice salads in a few.
That is so good to hear.
I have a bit of every kind, silver and black, and the paper, tan, kind.
PLanted lots of seed trays for our sumer and spring crops this last weekend and also had a wonderful salad fromm our greenhouse, tatsoi, brocoli raab, turni greens,spinach, radish. Absolutely delicious with snow still more than 6″ deep in the yard.
I got a real yearning for homegrown spinach recently, when I had a totally natural variety that had none of the store-bought astringent effect.
I believe that Orange is the official alert colour.
Of course! When I wonder about business advice, I always think of Sarah
Her advice reminds me of the advertisements that one used to find on the back of matchbook covers.
That’s key because it turns out that recognition of facial expression is very important in communication. That’s something that the best radio commentators can overcome but that is further complicated by the sterile world of typing.
Very lovely. I don’t start things indoors, but have a nearby farmers’ outlet that does.
Orange will be next roll, no doubt.
Yep…but there’s no extra credit for being more worried than everyone else. ;)
Maybe Krugman will become a firepup now.
What makes you think he isn’t?
I have found that having emoticons handy is a great help. May seem silly, but it has worked for me on other sites.
Anti-nuclear protests in France. Democracy Now!
Is that the aroma of revolution I smell in the air?
(Erases extra points on scorecard.)
LOL. Right you are. Or, for being more angry about injustice.
We gave him a pretty rough ride when he was here for Book Saloon.
I am an early, very early, member of the Clamshell Alliance and I can assure you that my heart is with you. I live within the 12 mile “safety zone” for the Seabrook power plant and we are constantly aware of the dangers that exist from these fucking nuke plants.
I guess IOKIYATB. What about all that “personal responsibility”? Oh yeah, I guess that’s just for the little people:
It’s been a while since we last heard news about Carl Paladino — Buffalo’s millionaire slumlord-turned failed New York gubernatorial candidate. Well, the Buffalo News has an update on our favorite Tea Partier from the north! Crazy Carl has decided that he doesn’t need to pay the campaign staffers, consultants and vendors who helped him run against Andrew Cuomo. According to ex-staffers interviewed by the paper, Paladino still owes out about $130,000 in various fees and salaries.
Allow me to clarify: Maybe Krugman will become a contributing firepup now.
I’m not that close but we have one at Crystal River, not very far away.
I learned that that hard way. Once made a light-hearted tease and the person got all pissy.So I said I was sorry they took it wrong and moved on and hopefully learned to be more circumspect.
Our garden guy recommended starting peas in a pot because they can grow in soil too cold for germination.
3″ plants ready for planting St Patties day.
Hey, I have a very dear friend in Ehime and I didn’t see anything wrong with the comment. I don’t think I’m a sociopath….
Who you calling a sociopath?
Thanks…funny, too. She seems more relaxed and affectionate….wonder what they gave her…A bonding increase, I guess.
Yeah, but emoticons are a little bit like the early days of Macs when people discovered all of the different fonts, styles, colors, sizes, etc. and all of a sudden every communication was eye-popping. Emoticons sometimes are way overused! But yes, the ability to put a wink or a smile in an email softens the message.
Bonus point back on the score card for affective use of emoticon.
Hysterical…they didn’t make him win. What a poor loser.
New post up top…
But somehow they should have realized who they were working for….;)
Oh, they definitely have been overused. So much so that “sophisticated” folks feel that it is childish to use them. But we may have come full circle — where most folks won’t use them. Then they can become useful again :-)
Maybe I am just a whimp…there is a limit to what I can hear from Japan. It’s really overwhelming, imvho.
Thanks. I’m quite concerned. As in so many things, we’re not even prepared to be prepared. If these reactors blow, Alaska is dead meat for…..
Yep. Life’s like that, huh? Two steps forward. One step back.
Although, I know you were teasing about points coming off your card.
Will Sarah be able to see the explosions from her porch?
So, Edward. Are we cool? I’d like to feel comfortable “talking” to you.
Wishing you the best….it’s probably very hard to get any accurate information. Please don’t think anyone was taking the situation lightly.
You’ve jiggled my memory of something, a short film or video years ago about a study someone had done about interpreting facial expression and other non-verbal cues to interpret meaning. I will never remember the details now (it will just sit in the back of my brain and nag at me). But it was fascinating.
I’m sure there is LOTS of research on that topic.
It’s tearing us all up. But I have childhood memories of spring in Tokyo, just cannot imagine it all torn up.
I think I read the same article or one very similar.
So sorry, Ruth. Do the things that take care of yourself. My best.
I discovered a “keyboard” option on my iPhone that lets me put emoticons (the actual little faces) into a text message. The recipient only sees it if he/she also has an iPhone, I think, otherwise it just makes a little square.
I don;t have childhood memories of Nihon but ones from my twenties and thirties. They’ve been through some truly horrific stuff in the past.
Not sure it was an article; may have been a short film, maybe a documentary. I clearly recall a young man and young woman sitting on chairs, but I have no recollection of the rest of it. And my “clear” recollection may have been a mental picture evoked by the words in whatever I was reading.
Too much detritus in my aging brain, I guess.
Thanks, I’m diverting myself in the garden.
Margaret, yep, hoping that wonderful teagardens will be the future in any case.
It’s a really big problem on telephone interviews — at least on those where one can’t see the interviewers’ or interviewee’s face(s).
Let’s hope he comes in at ‘Gosprey’. His speaking fees certainly will cover it. And to think we once shared an office. Those were the days.
Fortunately, a lot of them are taking place using portable videoconferencing. Even older laptops (at least Macs) have built in cameras and software that allows face-to-face (sort of) communication.
One of my worst interviews, from my perspective, was a phone interview with a group. Everyone asking questions, me trying to sort them out and think of good coherent answers with a minimum of “uhs” and “you knows.” I got the job, but it was nerve wracking.
That’s cool, Knut. I think I’d like him. I read his blog daily and also his columns (except the ones he labels “wonkish” since I’m an economics dunce).
Yes, face-to-face video-assisted interviewing can be a lot better. Of course, there’s a whole other set of issues with those. Sometimes the simplest advice is the most useful. A very serious, hard-working employee of mine was interviewing for a job at Harvard and asked for advice. I told her to smile.
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