O lectures China on economy.
The IAEA has become a stovepiped arm of the CIA under Cheney.
Sigh! Why does anyone listen or care what the “pundits” on Faux “news” says? Even when I look at them in a news article I get a queasy feeling in my stomach. Good thing I haven’t eaten.
Predawn raid at Occupy Oakland.
I used to think that the national Democrats had proven themselves to be corporate shills,
but local Dems were worth supporting. Now, not so much.
Haven’t a lot of presidents wanted to open Asian markets. He sounds like he comes right out of the pages of Zinn.
Which pages of Zinn?
On edit: O’s going to blame shitty U.S. economy on China as part of his reelection campaign.
Good morning, everyone. Another week, another round of political rhetoric.
Regarding the Russian nuke expert. . .
It seems odd the Soviets, as they were expiring, would not have eliminated this guy who knew too much.
It’s all complete bunk. It happened in the 90s, iirr.
Of course he is. It’s anybodies fault but Obama’s. If he can’t blame China, he’ll blame Greece. Or he’ll blame the Moslems.
The following are offically blameless: Obama, the GOP, the Saudi’s, and the Free trade agreements.
Boxturtle (The Dems are mostly blameless as well, except for DFH bloggers and OWS)
Mornin’, BT, pups
In fact, it’s hard to avoid the sense that Republicans are especially eager to dismantle government programs that act as living demonstrations that their ideology is wrong.
FoxSux News says OWS is Marxist? These fools don’t know the difference between Marxists and anarchists? Why doesn’t that surprise me.
Good morning to all the pupses, and thank you, BT.
It’s literally a fundamental article of faith in the G.O.P. that the private sector is always better than the government, and no amount of evidence can shake that credo.
Disagree. The GOP knows very well that the government would provide better health care than the for-profit private insurers. They aren’t stupid, just greedy and unconcerned about the welfare of others.
Through the 1950′s it seemed every president wanted to open Asian markets. From what I have read.
Sudan bombed refugee camp in S. Sudan, killing 12. Camp holds 12,000. democracynow.
We must have had the same breakfast….
Cigarettes and iced tea?
It looks like great minds think alike. *g*
Gets a little boring doesn’t it? Good morning.
History goes back a lot farther than that. China and Japan are only countries in east that successfully resisted colonization by Europe. But it didn’t stop there. U.K. got China addicted on opium, and arranged the trade thru concessions (ports like Singapore where European countries got extraterritoriality) in order to raid & otherwise usurp Chinese resources. The U.S. took over colonized Philippines from Spain as a launching place to get concessions in China.
Can’t reconstruct history while listening to dn, so that’s just a sample.
dn has on-the-ground coverage in Syria as first segment.
You know a lot more about it than me. I was just thinking in general terms. From what I have read it seems every president wanted to exploit Asian markets. Sorry to interrupt your DN. *g*
O’s going to blame shitty U.S. economy on China as part of his reelection campaign.
And structural unemployment. And our “laziness.”
It’s an interesting & complicated history.
And that there are plenty of jobs around but unemployed aren’t trained for them.
Lost dn. Going to try rebooting.
Good Morning, BT
So, this is the Early, Early Morning Shit List?
Rotten news and Lotsa lies, er, misunderstandings.
To be honest, just because I’m unemployed, doesn’t mean I’m not lazy. Sometimes.
In campaigning on those terms, he destroys the progressive narrative — developed over more than seven decades — that economies like ours regularly experience bouts of inadequate demand, which MUST be addressed through federal government deficit spending. As you know, this was one of Keynes major contributions to economic (and progressive) thought.
He is a fucking disaster.
He’s suggesting that you are unemployed BECAUSE you are lazy.
Regressives have been trying to destroy New Deal & Keynesian economics from the getgo. Looks like they’re going to finally succeed.
I realize that. I was just clarifying that sometimes I am lazy too.
But, also in honesty, I went on so many job interviews and had many dreadful experiences, I pretty much gave up and now am happy with doing my volunteer stuff.
The system beat me down.
Regarding OWS has all the right enemies. . .
Yet these FOX celebrities are the usual likeminded suspects, and their negative views come as no surprise. There are not all that many of them, and they are trumped by public opinion.
What’s troubling is the current dearth of visible support (instead, sometimes even hostility) from the mostly Dem PTB and their operatives in the big cities. Every one of them should cherish OWS’ presence, its message, and do so publicly, and offer whatever help they can. Instead officials’ words of encouragement seem to have dried up while the public is substantially on board.
At best, too often the PTB seem flummoxed about what to do, then next step down there’s passive hostility, and below that an open attack threatens. They’re going in the wrong direction.
The system beat me down.
You are the victim of the recession, not a cause of it.
The system beat me down
Yeah the system is real good for that. I tried for almost 3 years to work with my disability but they don’t want damaged goods.
Cheney was Third Branch
Is this just the Third Way? Some unholy alliance of Osterity and everything bad about the Regressives.
We need a name for it.
Seems like great minds think almost alike. *g*
For Phoebe the hummingbird fans, she’s working on a nest and the livestream is up. Dark in CA but in less than an hour she should be visible.
This (part 2) is pretty good on that subject.
We already have one – fascism.
Thanks for that.
I wonder if the people in DC realize that people who get severely depressed, feel beaten by the system may not actually be in the mood to get to the polls.
Since the 17th century, we’ve been fed the garbage that people are unemployed BECAUSE they are immoral and/or generally unworthy.
Good morning all. Thanks for the post BT.
Cigs and coffee/ iced tea is the breakfast of champions.
(or maybe it’s just the breakfast of old dirty hippies)
Each of those is a pretty powerful statement.
I don’t see demi as ever allowing herself to be a victim, but I understand what you are saying, buzz.
Are you feeling any better today? I know you were really bummed about St. Louis Occupy news.
Now I have the Eagles and Hummingbird cams book marked. Thanks for the link. Now I have something to watch during election season next year.
a little of both, I think *g*
good morning, oldnslow.
what did you have this morning? :)
Final segment on dn: 20th anniversary of E. Timur massacre.
A little what bums me out the most is I can’t march or demonstrate because of my health. When they were camping in Keiner I could go down for a little bit and be of some help. Now I am not able.
Thanks I have it bookmarked.
The economics profession — if it can be called that — is a disgrace and has contributed to undermining the key insights of Keynes. Even folks like Krugman — even though he’s mostly on our side — are a case in point.
Well, Phoebe should be around until late June. I keep Phoebe up at work. Wait until you see this gorgeous little creature close up.
Ha! Are you watching your debcam? If there was an doubt, we know what I officially am.
Hi ya. (And, thanks for the propping up yesterday. Much appreciated.)
Good morning. Cigs and coffee. Trust you had a wonderfull week end?
I wonder how bad Amy’s PTSD is. They tried to kill her.
Thanks, dear. I’m subverting the government’s plans by feeding the poor and homeless.
Every one of them should cherish OWS’ presence, its message, and do so publicly, and offer whatever help they can.
Please, and piss off their corporate sponsors ?
Was ready to catch your back but didn’t think you really needed me.
Good morning, everyone.
Ah, SD, it does not matter what Fox “knows”, their sole and “holy” purpose is to shape what others are intended to “believe”.
Facts and reality have nothing to do with the perceived “exceptionalism” of the great and grand American empire of manipulated stupidity.
The nasty, short, and brutal “ends” care not a wit about the “means” …
I love hummingbirds. I took my daughter to one of the nature centers for girl scouts and they were all over the place.
You will find something else and soon. Remember, Never give up!
Maybe find a third party candidate who needs the kind of help you can offer.
I thought about makin’ coffee this mornin’. Too many dirty dishes and pans from yesterday that I was too lazy to do. Now I have to do ‘em when I get home. Consequences, alla time those consequences.
Hey DW this a little off topic. I did a diary last Friday and wanted your opinion of it. I respect your comments and it helps me do better of future diaries.
Walking away from that one seemed to be the best tactic, I say, respectfully. *g*
Well, evidence seems to be stacking up in your favor :)
It was great. I must be trying to get back to a previous incarnation.
Hope yours was good, as well?
Is this why capitalism as it has existed for nearly 500 years will ultimately fail, because the articulators of its principles don’t get what’s creating the biggest problems?
I am not giving up it was one of those weeks. I think everyone goes thru it sometimes. With me it is magnified because of the beast within me.
I can’t march or demonstrate because of my health.
If you have Publicly demonstrated or marched in the past, YOU may have been that spark of inspiration that motivates, those in OWS, that picked up where we left off.
Yes, the exceptionalism claim/myth needs to be put to rest or revised. The earth’s people all deserve a place and respect. If we are ever to “all get along”, it can only happen when all are seen as equal and important.
All this exceptionalism delusion has been a basis to disregard rights of so many other people, mainly those of color. With the world getting smaller and so interconnected, we should not participate in that arrogant claim of “God’s chosen” or exceptional. Thanks for the reminder.
Maybe you can write a diary….Thanks
According to what I’ve been listening to she wasn’t there. She was producer of documentary.
There were 2 reporters there, but not Amy. One kept his camera going, then before he was captured buried the tape in an open grave. The two reporters, one man, one woman (didn’t catch her name) had guns pointed at them, kept repeating that they were Americans, and Indonesian soldiers decided to let them live. Filmer, the man, went back to cememtary after he was released, dug up his tape & got out with it.
Oh yes, certainly. I know I do.
And, I just have a different beast.
Um, dearest Bev. You said that very well. Succinctly. Um, maybe you could write a diary?
Certainly not saying that DW shouldn’t.
Indeed the godamn consequences bitin us in the butt all the time.
on edit; sory the following is for Om 66
Week end was sublime. CBL made a birthday cake for a friends 4 yr old. He is a dinasaur freak so the cake was bones and digging tools. Sunday a wonderfull motorcycle ride with our best friends. Shirtsleeves all day.
(yes, I do love central Texas)
Most economists are either a member of the !% — or are striving very hard to gain membership. Accordingly, their “brand” of economics reflects that. The concept of the “Overton Window” applies to economics as well. Economics has been pulled steadily to the right as its leading practitioners struggle to gain or maintain acceptance in the profession (and become one of the lucky 1%).
Which I’m sure you know,
Thanks I just want to be involved because this cause is the most important. IMHO
With the exceptional Atomic Weapons terrorist cell , of exceptional member states,may be the be all that ends all.
Photos (cake and ride) would be wonderful if possible at some point.
Off to swim in the great capitalist cesspool.
US KIA Afghanistan: 1,834
US KIA Irak: 4,483
Afghan, Iraki and Pakistani casualties: estimates vary to over 1.5M
How Does Tomorrow Dream
US MBS 2011: 39,308 and counting
No war but class war
Be good to yourselves, and all other living things
Never. Give. Up.
Have a great day SD.
CBL wheeerrreee aaarrreee yooouuu?
If the paradigm is failing, then these guys will only speed up the shift.
Perhaps Marx got it partly right after all?
Tell the tigers to do the dishes while you’re gone.
In 1991, covering the East Timor independence movement, Goodman and fellow journalist Allan Nairn reported that they were badly beaten by Indonesian soldiers after witnessing a mass killing of Timorese demonstrators in what became known as the Santa Cruz Massacre
From wiki. There are more extensive articles on it.
Nairn’s footage is available online too.
I am off to swim (in a pool) everyone have a great day.
I’m having a flashback to high school. I had a friend who had said if Humphrey didn’t win, she was going to leave the country. Every time I see a picture of Cain, I get the visible shivers.
Thanks. I misheard; thought it was some one else. I’m not familiar with the event & when I try to double task, I get stuff wrong.
DW Bartoo…how come lately you sneak in, drop a love bomb and then take off?
It really is a disgrace, and it happened in my lifetime while I was on watch in a major academic economics department. The field is incredibly hierarchical. Dean Baker makes some nice points about this over at Yves’ Place. In other news, Krugman is debating Summers tonight at 7:00 pm in Toronto. It will be live streamed. Here is the link:
Should be good.
How did they get away with it?
Thank you dear one…take care….BBL
God be with you ’til we meet again.
Ah, popyeye, you are a most respected commenter, and your humanity, conviction, dedication, and undaunted willingness to act shine evermore brightly in your always powerful diaries, here, at FDL. It is a true pleasure to have observed as you have chosen to become more informed, more active, and daily more important and valuable to the movement to a more whole and healthy human species, to the possibility and, I am convinced, the inevitable changes toward understanding and the personal empowerment to become fully human … which “step” all of humanity now must choose to make as it stands on the threshold of recognizing its true potential and, in my opinion, the ONLY way forward, not to subsistence survival, but to a new renaissance of thriving consciouness, awareness, and fulfillment. Humankind may grasp, now, its true birthright, or it may end it days on this beautiful planet which, for our purposes, as living and learning beings, must be seen and understood as paradise.
You, popyeye, are among those still, relatively, few who understand these things, as do the relative many, here at FDL … you, popyeye, are an emissary of possibility and a most able diplomat of creation.
Your writing, which has always had much power, you have honed to have much universal appeal and thereby connection to those who are privileged to encounter and be moved by it.
Keep on, keeping on.
here is snap of the cake – all in all a fine effort, I was extremely disappointed in the H-B piping – so it’s been photo-shopped out – baker’s discretion doncha know
Gawd, DW, you’ve moved me to tears.
I love this whole Each One Teach One.
I’m so honored to know so many of the kindest of firepups…and, here and now, I feel better.
Simply the reality of many obligations and the need to begin and complete those million tasks, both large and small, which fall to all of us, demi.
Too often, I’ve the time to read but not the time to respond in the manner and depth which I feel so many here and their comments deserve … so I think those thoughts and sent them out on the ether in the hopes that my lack of wordy presence, here, may not be interpreted as disinterest, despair, or simple forgetfullness.
The many pre-occupations of life and living do not adequeately fill the void of necessary connection, appreciation, and recognition. My words may not always be with you, but my thoughts, my dreams, and my aspirations are always with those who matter to me and shape the being I am daily becoming.
I thank you all, heart and soul.
Such detail….just shaking my head and smiling. Love the casts of the footprints…the volcano…bones and implements….and is that a sieve for screening out artifacts?
I can imagine you working away and getting more and more excited as the ideas come cascading in…!
Thanks so much for sharing.
It’s simply wonderful, cbl. You have such a knack and a talent. Ever thought of making a business out of your talent? I’m sure someone has suggested that.
I’m sending out vibes for all to have a great day.
Don’t forget to smile at a stranger today, and I’ll borrow a line from nonquixote, Peace and Resolve.
….world without end, amen.
safe travels, safe home pupses
Thank you DW. I am truly speechless.
Symphony of Sorrowful Songs
Your “gaaaah” gave me my first good laugh of the morning. Thank you for that. I guess I must also thank SD for his part. ;-)
Now I’m a champion. Thanks.
You’ve always been a champion. Now it’s just official.
Why do I love DW? I can’t count the ways. ;-)
;-) Have a great day, darlin’.
you,too,rc (( ))
The last part, the part that begins with those 3 notes, repeated, just tears me apart. It is like calling and calling, and then realizing there is never going to be an answer. Almost beyond bearing.
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