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Dead Wild Roses: Noam Chomsky on The Nightmare in Gaza

The following article reproduced in its entirety from Altnet.org.

Noam Chomsky explores the history of repression and violence that stand as precursors to the current conflict. August 7, 2014 |

Amid all the horrors unfolding in the latest Israeli offensive in Gaza, Israel’s goal is simple: quiet-for-quiet, a return to the norm.

For the West Bank, the norm is that Israel continues its illegal construction of settlements and infrastructure so that it can integrate into Israel whatever might be of value, meanwhile consigning Palestinians to unviable cantons and subjecting them to repression and violence.

For Gaza, (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: Palestine – “Mowing the Lawn”…

Some results of the latest Israeli raid :

 

* Destroyed tunnels, most often used to smuggle into Gaza household items that Israel, in violation of international law, prevents from being imported.

* Massacred nearly 2,000 people, including hundreds of children as young as newborns; injured thousands more.

* Destroyed hundreds of homes, leaving thousands of men, women and children homeless.

* Destroyed power plants, leaving hundreds of thousands of people without electricity or running water.

* Destroyed factories that produce such dangerous items as pretzels, cheese and biscuits.

* Targeted and murdered journalists.

Israeli officials have stated that, (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: Debunking the Men’s Rights Movement

The Arbourist:

A handy reference for dealing with the MRA crowd.

Originally posted on Debunking MRAs:

What follows is a response to a popular list of claims and arguments made by men’s rights activists.

1. SUICIDE: Men’s suicide rate is 4.6 times higher than that of women’s. [Dept. Health & Human Services -- 26,710 males vs 5,700 females]

Not for lack of trying: women attempt it three times as often. [1] Researchers have found that gender differences in socialization is the strongest explanation for men’s relative success in suicide attempts. In the United States, for instance, it has (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: How does our garden grow?

Fairly well this year, as long as we keep up with watering!

Le jardin chez Arbourist et Intransigentia

Filed under: Housekeeping Tagged: gardening

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Bach, Ricercar a 6

Follow the theme – Hint: It is the ‘eggs’

 

Filed under: Housekeeping Tagged: Bach, Musical Offering, Ricercar a 6, The DWR Friday Musical Interlude

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Bach, Ricercar a 6

Follow the theme – Hint: It is the ‘eggs’

 

Filed under: Housekeeping Tagged: Bach, Musical Offering, Ricercar a 6, The DWR Friday Musical Interlude

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – The Surprising Musical Origins of Star Trek

Oh radio 2, how I wish you’d reformat again with more classical music. A huge hattip to the CBC for producing this wonderful journey through song.

Also, who knew Tom Allen was a purveyor the dark art of lower brass musicianship?

 

Oh hey our conservative government is trying to squash the CBC and ventures like this, go here and tell them in no uncertain terms where they can go. (also, support the CBC):)

 

Filed under: Housekeeping Tagged: CBC Music.ca, Star Trek, The DWR Friday Musical Interlude, Tom Allen

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Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – The Surprising Musical Origins of Star Trek

Oh radio 2, how I wish you’d reformat again with more classical music. A huge hattip to the CBC for producing this wonderful journey through song.

Also, who knew Tom Allen was a purveyor the dark art of lower brass musicianship?

 

Oh hey our conservative government is trying to squash the CBC and ventures like this, go here and tell them in no uncertain terms where they can go. (also, support the CBC):)

 

Filed under: Housekeeping Tagged: CBC Music.ca, Star Trek, The DWR Friday Musical Interlude, Tom Allen

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Dead Wild Roses: NERD NEWS: bell hooks Phone Line Saves Women From Street Harrassment

The Arbourist:

Another item for your anti-creepy dude tool-kit.

Originally posted on The Life and Times of A Black Girl Nerd:

Women everywhere have been giving a great gift: the Tumblr, Feminist Phone Intervention. We have all been accosted, at some point, for our phone number when we were not interested in giving it. Now we have an option, by giving the number (669) 221-6251, we can give the illusion of compliance and also enlighten men to the equality of the sexes and the idea that not interested means not interested.

When that guy with “hey yo (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: NERD NEWS: bell hooks Phone Line Saves Women From Street Harrassment

The Arbourist:

Another item for your anti-creepy dude tool-kit.

Originally posted on The Life and Times of A Black Girl Nerd:

Women everywhere have been giving a great gift: the Tumblr, Feminist Phone Intervention. We have all been accosted, at some point, for our phone number when we were not interested in giving it. Now we have an option, by giving the number (669) 221-6251, we can give the illusion of compliance and also enlighten men to the equality of the sexes and the idea that not interested means not interested.

When that guy with “hey yo (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice – Appreciating Eric Hovind

 

It is a lighter Disservice today, kick back and laugh at the profound religious stupidity of Eric Hovind and the baffle-gab he extrudes.

 

Filed under: Housekeeping Tagged: Assorted Religious Delusions, Christianity, Religion, Stupidity in motion, The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice, YEC

Dead Wild Roses: C-Words ~ by KYBorn

The Arbourist:

The C-word Forced Birth Advocates avoid.

Originally posted on Everysaturdaymorning's Blog:

No, not that C-word. I couldn’t resist a chance to say, “Made You Look,” which seemed to be the height of wit when we were all in kindergarten. Yes, I do have a point. Stay with me. I promise I’ll get there.

Last week, when a couple of the escorts asked me to write an article for Every Saturday Morning, I was flattered. Since then, I have had the pleasure of joining a few of them on the sidewalk in Louisville for the morning. I (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: “Boys will be Boys” and other Bullshite Social Conditioning

Changing that one phrase will be a start, but certainly not the entire project. The misogyny hard coded into our patriarchal society won’t go away by itself.

“when she was 7, a boy pushed her on the playground she fell headfirst into the dirt and came up with a mouthful of gravel and lines of blood chasing each other down her legs when she told her teacher what happened, she laughed and said ‘boys will be boys honey don’t let it bother you he probably just thinks you’re cute’ but the thing is, when you tell a little girl (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: Elliot Rodger and illusions of nuance

The Arbourist:

Glosswatch dispels the illusions growing around the murders in Santa Barbra

Too Good not to reblog.

Originally posted on glosswatch:

Misogyny is not particularly nuanced. It has a long history and manifests itself in different ways across different cultures, but essentially it’s always the same: hating women, viewing them as less than human, denying them their subjectivity. None of these things is very refined; indeed, when you are on the receiving end of misogyny, you know that it is gut-wrenchingly blunt.

Responses to killer Elliot Rodger’s misogynist manifesto have not been nuanced. This is because there are no (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: Elliot Rodger And Men Who Hate Women

The Arbourist:

Watch in the comments section as dudes bring out gems “like Not All Men are Like That” and “MRA’s are about Equality not Misogyny”. All to the riff of that Women are somehow responsible for the problems of Men.

Originally posted on The Belle Jar:

TW for violence against women, misogynistic language, violent language

Last night, a 22 year old man named Elliot Rodger killed six people and injured seven more in what most news outlets are describing as a “shooting rampage.” Rodger died later that night from a gunshot wound to his head, though it’s still (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Spring

Here in Sunny Alberta, our seasons don’t quite match what the calendar might have you believe. So while it may be that it has officially been spring for some time now, the threat of frost up until last week kind of detracted from any sense of rebirth or new life. But this week’s forecast is full of double digit predictions. I feel we are finally catching up with the calendar. It’s time to bust out the short pants and shorts; pump up the tires on your bicycle; and, as always, enjoy some Vivaldi.

Filed under: Housekeeping, Music Tagged: Spring, The (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice – It takes faith to be an Atheist?

 

Like most religious objections to Atheism, the idea that it takes faith, just like the believers own, not endorse magic and mythology.

 

Spoiler: It doesn’t.

 

Let the following video detail exactly why this religious claim fails.

 

Filed under: Housekeeping Tagged: ArguingfromIgnorance, Atheism, It takes Faith?, The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice – It takes faith to be an Atheist?

 

Like most religious objections to Atheism, the idea that it takes faith, just like the believers own, not endorse magic and mythology.

 

Spoiler: It doesn’t.

 

Let the following video detail exactly why this religious claim fails.

 

Filed under: Housekeeping Tagged: ArguingfromIgnorance, Atheism, It takes Faith?, The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice

Dead Wild Roses: Lordy, lordy, guess who’s…

Happy Birthday Arbourist! I’m looking forward to being with you for at least the next 40!

Filed under: Housekeeping

Dead Wild Roses: Lordy, lordy, guess who’s…

Happy Birthday Arbourist! I’m looking forward to being with you for at least the next 40!

Filed under: Housekeeping

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Movie Recommendation of the Month

I rarely watch good movies. I spend my screen time on the blog, and with my current Diablo 3 addiction. Last night however, I did get the the opportunity to watch “Her”, a movie about a dude whose marriage is all but dissolved finding a new companion. The twist is that his new companion is an operating system that is sentient and programmed to learn.

It was a emotive, touching film that I would highly recommend everyone go see.

Filed under: Housekeeping Tagged: DWR Movie Tuesday, Her, Review

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Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Movie Recommendation of the Month

I rarely watch good movies. I spend my screen time on the blog, and with my current Diablo 3 addiction. Last night however, I did get the the opportunity to watch “Her”, a movie about a dude whose marriage is all but dissolved finding a new companion. The twist is that his new companion is an operating system that is sentient and programmed to learn.

It was a emotive, touching film that I would highly recommend everyone go see.

Filed under: Housekeeping Tagged: DWR Movie Tuesday, Her, Review

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Dead Wild Roses: At Ease With Themselves ~ by SharkSandwich

The Arbourist:

Signal Boosting: How Anti-choice zealots are saving women by harming and harassing them…

Originally posted on Everysaturdaymorning's Blog:

Do you ever come across someone and almost immediately you’re able to ascertain what kind of person they might be? In the case of vile people, the person in question wears such a thin, affected veil that it’s simply not possible to ignore the wolf’s fangs jutting out from underneath the ill-fitting sheep’s wool.

On Saturday, my second day volunteering as an escort, I had the occasion to get acquainted with such an individual. And by “acquainted,” I (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: A Numbers Game

The Arbourist:

Forced Birthers Lying (again) for Jesus – How shocking.

Originally posted on Everysaturdaymorning's Blog:

The escorts and clients hear lies coming from the anti’s all the time. The breast cancer link that doesn’t exist, the “fact” that 20% of all women who have abortions attempt suicide, the curious item about how the equipment the clinic uses is 27 times more powerful than your home vacuum cleaner (although the anti recently upped that to 29 times, I guess people weren’t being properly scared at the lower number). The list goes on and on. These are all attempts (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: “Stunning Hypocrisy”: Hobby Lobby 401(k) Discovered To Be Investor In Numerous Abortion And Contraception Products While Claiming Religious Objection

The Arbourist:

Ah, once again the line between pious and lucrative is blurred. The religious again demonstrate that making money comes *way* before all that jebus-shit.

Originally posted on mykeystrokes.com:

In what just may be the most stunning example of hypocrisy in my lifetime, Mother Jones has uncovered numerous investments on the part of Hobby Lobby’s retirement fund in a wide variety of companies producing abortion and contraception related products.

Hobby Lobby is currently seeking relief from certain contraception benefit requirements of Obamacare in a United States Supreme Court case that promises to be a landmark decision (Read more…)