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The reason why I hardly read the news…

Posted by dorian on March 24, 2012

...OR NOT.

Example: Here is the headlining news for today, (a straight cut-and-paste) from one of the top internet search engine news sites:

Saturday, March 24, 2012

  • Slain teen’s friends say he never picked a fight
  • Tsunami-tossed boat spotted off western Canada
  • Bales charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder
  • Woman to wed slain French soldier posthumously
  • 6 kids, 2 adults killed in West Virginia house fire
  • Deadly clashes in Egypt after soccer club banned
  • ‘Borat’ anthem at sports event angers Kazakhstan
  • Roadside bombing kills 5 in Afghanistan
  • Space junk forces astronauts to take shelter

Do you see anything positive up there? Something that will start your day off with a smile? Okay, maybe the Borat article made me snicker somewhat. but I can say that all of the above news were all on the negative side and called forth the stress hormones to come to the harm of the body, the spirit, and the mind. Stress= dis-ease.

There are other sources where you can educate yourself on current events (important for social interaction, real and/or virtual, and if you like to play Jeopardy!). Slim pickins, however. Most news sources cater to what will sell off the counter — Sensationalized crime stories, sports, and celebrity gossip.Violence and how the super rich live dictate what news publishers put out for us to read. So this morning, I will share some good news with you. Here are some, have a good day!




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And now for some funny political satire of the Republican kind…oh wait — this is really happening!

Posted by dorian on January 3, 2012

“Rick Santorum’s socially conservative brand has helped him break through with a last-minute surge in Iowa. But his agenda isn’t restricted to reimposing ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ outlawing gay marriage nationwide, or promoting prayer in public schools. Santorum also wants to use the federal tax incentives to promote traditional marriage and families…”

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The Obama Administration: Obama the Muslim?

Posted by dorian on February 16, 2011

In a Countdown exclusive investigation, guest host Lawrence O’Donnell asks, how secretively Muslim is President Barack Obama?


pretty well done.

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let them marry and eat wedding cake! says arnold…

Posted by dorian on August 9, 2010

Gov Arnold Schwarzenegger was joined in the move by the attorney general and San Francisco city

Schwarzenegger calls for same-sex weddings to resume

 California’s governor and attorney general have asked a US federal judge to allow same-sex couples to wed pending an appeal against his rejection of the state’s same-sex marriage ban.

Backers of the ban had asked for a delay while the appeal was considered.

The judge ruled that the ban, known as Proposition 8, was unconstitutional.

“The public interest is best served by… restoring the right of same-sex couples to marry in California,” wrote a lawyer for Gov Arnold Schwarzenegger.

“Doing so is consistent with California’s long history of treating all people and their relationships with equal dignity and respect,” the lawyer wrote in a court filing on Friday.

Attorney General Jerry Brown, who is running for governor, filed a separate motion.

A lawyer for the city of San Francisco, which also joined the legal effort, said those supporting the ban had failed to show they would “suffer irreparable injury – or any injury at all” if gays were allowed to marry right away.

US District Judge Vaughn Walker ruled on Wednesday that California’s marriage ban violated equal protection guarantees of the US Constitution.

The ban was passed in a ballot referendum by a vote of 52% to 48% in 2008.

But the ruling did not immediately take effect because backers of the ban requested a stay of the judgement pending their appeal against it.

In their request for a stay, ban proponents argued that legal chaos would ensue if same-sex couples were allowed to marry but the ban were eventually upheld by a higher court.

BBC News August 6, 2010


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San Francisco Supervisors call for Arizona boycott

Posted by dorian on April 27, 2010

CBS News - Opponents of Arizona's new immigration law protest in San Francisco.

S.F. supes want economic boycott of Arizona

John Wildermuth,John Coté, Chronicle Staff Writers

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

San Francisco’s supervisors are calling for a sweeping boycott of Arizona in the wake of that state’s harsh new law aimed at illegal immigrants, but they haven’t convinced Mayor Gavin Newsom.

A resolution that will go before the board today calls for San Francisco to end any and all contracts with Arizona-based companies and to stop doing business with the state.

“We want to send a message,” Supervisor David Campos told a rally on the steps of City Hall Monday morning. “There are consequences when you target a whole people.”

Immigration should be treated “not as a police enforcement issue, but as a human rights issue, as a social issue,” Supervisor John Avalos added. “We want to make sure the voice of San Francisco is well heard.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Stephen Hawking on Aliens (the E.T kind, that is…)

Posted by dorian on April 26, 2010

From The Sunday Times
April 25, 2010

Don’t talk to aliens, warns Stephen Hawking

THE aliens are out there and Earth had better watch out, at least according to Stephen Hawking. He has suggested that extraterrestrials are almost certain to exist — but that instead of seeking them out, humanity should be doing all it that can to avoid any contact.

The suggestions come in a new documentary series in which Hawking, one of the world’s leading scientists, will set out his latest thinking on some of the universe’s greatest mysteries.

Alien life, he will suggest, is almost certain to exist in many other parts of the universe: not just in planets, but perhaps in the centre of stars or even floating in interplanetary space.

Hawking’s logic on aliens is, for him, unusually simple. The universe, he points out, has 100 billion galaxies, each containing hundreds of millions of stars. In such a big place, Earth is unlikely to be the only planet where life has evolved.

“To my mathematical brain, the numbers alone make thinking about aliens perfectly rational,” he said. “The real challenge is to work out what aliens might actually be like.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Artist of the Day – Henri Matisse

Posted by dorian on April 24, 2010

How about some color – from the master of color himself , Henri Matisse click for more bio

Henri Émile Benoît Matisse was a French artist, leader of the Fauve group, regarded as one of the great formative figures in 20th-century art, a master of the use of color and form to convey emotional expression.

Henri Matisse was born in December of 1869 in Le Cateau, France. He began painting during a convalescence from an operation, and in 1891 moved to Paris to study art. Matisse became an accomplished painter, sculptor and graphic designer, and one of the most influential artists of the 1900s. bio source:henry-matisse.com

Music. 1939. Oil in canvas. Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA.

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We survived Bush. You’ll survive Obama.

Posted by dorian on April 23, 2010

And now a few words from the spunkiest straight-shootin’ grandma ever, Mrs. Helen Philpot !

Margaret, please tell Howard that I love him because he loves you.  But that is about all the reaching across the aisle that I can handle.  A few years back, millions of people across this nation and across the globe marched for peace.  George Bush ignored us and we had to endure his lazy ass being in the White House for eight years.

So now a black man named Barack Obama, elected by the will of the people, has decided to fight for the poor, and work for world peace… and a bunch of white guys who think Fox really is News just can’t stand it.

Well, they can kiss my ass because I am tired of their belly aching.

This is exactly how our political system works.  Sometimes your party is in and sometimes it is out.  Your party is currently out.  So shut the hell up and deal with it. Read the rest of this entry »

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