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Clip ‘n’ Save: US foreign policy in a nutshell

This might also come in handy for the Harper Government™ hacks and apologists lurking here, seeing as you’re all trying to turn us into Yanks Lite with your dirty, smear-mongering politics. BTW, if you want to know where to start for Venezuela, it’s on the LEFT. Pay attention and memorize this, because you never . . . → Read More: Clip ‘n’ Save: US foreign policy in a nutshell

Happy Groundhog Day!

Sure would be funny if all the local weather-’hogs went on strike like this, eh? After all, this is their hibernation time.

As for me, I’m celebrating Brigid today. Blessed be!

Orwell Rolls in His Grave

A documentary made a few years back, but still broadly relevant today. It’s all about how corporate lobbyists control government, and how corporate interests control media, and the dangers to democracy that result from this high degree of corporatization. The specific example here is that of the United States of Amnesia, but the implications . . . → Read More: Orwell Rolls in His Grave

Two to tango

Q. When dancing the tango with a same-sex partner, who should take the lead?

A. Who cares? This handsome twosome seemed quite happy to take turns at it, when they were thinking about it at all. Being on an equal footing doesn’t make it any less a tango, does it now?

BTW, those side-by-side . . . → Read More: Two to tango

How Wired missed the real Assange/Manning story

A couple of days ago, Bradley Manning celebrated his birthday behind bars for the second year in a row. He’s still awaiting trial, with no word on when it will begin. But the outcome of the trial looks to be a foregone conclusion already. Wired, which also broke the story about Adrian Lamo turning . . . → Read More: How Wired missed the real Assange/Manning story

#RIPHugoChavez = #Twitterfail

Riddle me this: When is a Trending Topic NOT a trending topic? Courtesy of Patria Grande, here comes a wake-up call for all you internauts who love Venezuela, and who want to keep abreast of all the dirty tricks of empire:

Today, the Trending Topics of Twitter woke to the hashtag #QEPDHugoChávez (#RIPHugoChavez). . . . → Read More: #RIPHugoChavez = #Twitterfail

Stupid Sex Tricks: Viagra in WHAT?

Relax, it’s not quite so drastic. But yeah, it’s just about that silly:

Durex has a new condom out that promises to enhance erections with a gel inside the tip that contains Zanifil. The over-the-counter drug boosts blood flow in the penis, which leads to firmer, larger, and longer-lasting erections for men who might . . . → Read More: Stupid Sex Tricks: Viagra in WHAT?

What you’re not being told about Libya

Bob Powell of Above Top Secret neatly unpacks the Libyan revolution-that-wasn’t. Some interesting shockers I hadn’t heard yet include the presence of al-Qaida, apparently operating with CIA blessing, in the “National Transitional Council”, and the presence of Qatari troops, in their own country’s uniform and speaking with distinctly non-African accents, among the so-called “rebels”. . . . → Read More: What you’re not being told about Libya

Venezuela’s gold comes home

Don’t expect to read anything good about this in your lamestream English media. And don’t expect to see these pictures, either:

Citizens of Caracas hold up a banner thanking President Chávez for bringing home the gold in the name of their sovereignty.

A welcoming crowd lines the streets of Caracas as the armored . . . → Read More: Venezuela’s gold comes home

Quotable: Naomi Klein on the so-called free market

Why Iceland isn’t in the news nowadays

Michael Hudson has some hints: More at The Real News Basically, it has a lot to do with fucking those who have fucked you, and using a splintery broomstick to do it. Yeah, Icelanders got up on their hind legs and raised a ruckus. And the banks backed down. Iceland has made a rather dramatic […] . . . → Read More: Why Iceland isn’t in the news nowadays

Stupid Sex Tricks: The ultimate stupid sex trick

Just file this one under “it’s all fun and games until someone breaks his penis”: A penile facture, or “broken penis,” is an injury that occurs to the erect penis. There are no bones in the penis; the “fracture” refers to tearing or laceration of a fibrous membrane called the tunica albuginea, which surrounds the […] . . . → Read More: Stupid Sex Tricks: The ultimate stupid sex trick

Quotable: Joe Hill on general strikes

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Q. Why are pirates so badass?

A. They just arrrrrr, matey! Happy International Talk Like A Pirate Day! And in other buccaneering news, guess who the landlubbers in Berlin are voting for? Piracy…it’s not just for the high seas or the Israeli navy anymore, me hearties. . . . → Read More: Q. Why are pirates so badass?

What’s wrong with “crisis pregnancy” centres?

Well, for starters, there is NO SUCH THING as a “crisis” pregnancy. That word is utterly meaningless. And then there’s the fact that all this weasel-verbiage exists for a reason: to bamboozle unwary women (and girls!) into handing their decision-making powers to someone else…someone who is feeding them complete and utter bullshit: A survey of […] . . . → Read More: What’s wrong with “crisis pregnancy” centres?

Festive Left Friday Blogging: Chavecito, fine ‘n’ dandy

And look! He’s entertaining visits from some friends in high places…again: El Ecuadorable was there, along with Fidel and Raúl Castro. And it looks like a good time was had by all. And on the health front, too, the news is nothing but good: The president of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, informed on Friday, via telephone […] . . . → Read More: Festive Left Friday Blogging: Chavecito, fine ‘n’ dandy

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

A Canadian documentary that starts with the CIA’s failed, lame attempt to develop LSD as a truth serum/mind-control agent. Instead, it became the catalyst for thousands of old beatniks and young hippies, formerly staid scientists and political activists to all come together in a radical questioning of authority. Isn’t it funny how as soon as […] . . . → Read More: The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

In which the “Chávez has cancer” rumor mill grinds to a halt, once and for all

You know something? When the president of Paraguay (above, at right) says something about Chavecito, I’m much more likely to believe him than the English-language whore media. Why? Well, for starters, he actually knows the man better than they do. And for another, he’s no media whore. Thirdly, he’s had cancer himself (and been cured […] . . . → Read More: In which the “Chávez has cancer” rumor mill grinds to a halt, once and for all

Vancouver riots: Revealing video shows what’s behind the “kiss” photo

No, it really wasn’t a hot make-out session. (Too bad, eh?) Here’s what really happened: If you think the rioters were bad, the cops were WORSE. (Like I often say: It’s never a riot till the cops show up.) They knocked down two people who had the bad luck to be just passing through, and […] . . . → Read More: Vancouver riots: Revealing video shows what’s behind the “kiss” photo