IF you are not a fan of endless war and occupation; and IF you didn't believe then, and don't believe now, that these wars are about bringing democracy to oppressed people; and IF you are sickened by the deafening silence where once there was at least outrage; and IF you are horrified at the prospect of yet another invasion to find "weapons of mass destruction.......
In the small town of Bluffdale, Utah, not far from bustling Salt Lake City, the federal government is quietly erecting what will be the crown jewel of its surveillance empire. Rising up out of the desert landscape, the Utah Data Center (UDC) — a $2 billion behemoth designed to house a network of computers, satellites, and phone lines that stretches across the world — is intended to serve as the central hub of the National Security Agency’s vast spying infrastructure. Once complete (the UDC is expected to be fully operational by September 2013), the last link in the chain of the electronic concentration camp that surrounds us will be complete, and privacy, as we have known it, will be extinct.
A dread of malevolent spirits haunting forsaken areas could, along with environmental catastrophes, help to explain why some areas in the ancient Mayan world proved less resilient than others when their civilization disintegrated, researchers suggest.
This week a special interview with Tame Iti, a Māori Freedom Fighter who was accused of terrorism during the most expensive trial in New Zealand's history.Nearly five years after the ''Urewera Four'' were arrested and after five weeks of a court case featuring more than 50 witnesses, a jury has been unable to reach a decision on the main charge the four faced, of participating in an organised criminal group. However, the defendants - Tame Iti, Te Rangikaiwhiria Kemara, Urs Signer, Emily Bailey - were found guilty of some of the 10 firearms charges each faced.
I was born on planet earth the rotating ball where man comes first it's been around for a long, long time but now it's time to watch it die I saw a man on my big blue screen he ruled the world economy he said the rich would never concede but some day soon he'll be put to sleep I've seen the life of the forest green and adaptations of the deep blue seas and who knows who is the fittest they will all soon be put to rest On a plunging flight and we're sitting in the pilot's seat in the midst of life people on a dark horizon praying somebody will save their lives I was born on planet earth at a drastic time full of plastic mirth and everyday I've seen increasing signs and you would too if you'd opened your eyes you had a chance you did not try so now it's time to watch it die
"If we do not 'come to our senses' soon, we will have permanently forfeited the chance of constructing any meaningful alternatives to the pseudo-existence which passes for life in our current 'Civilization of the Image.'"
This documentary looks at the hazards of uranium mining in Canada. Toxic and radioactive waste pose environmental threats while the traditional economic and spiritual lives of the Aboriginal people who occupy this land have been violated. Given our limited knowledge of the associated risks, this film questions the validity of continuing the mining operations.
What does the universe look like on small scales? On large scales? Humanity is discovering that the universe is a very different place on every proportion that has been explored. For example, so far as we know, every tiny proton is exactly the same, but every huge galaxy is different. On more familiar scales, a small glass table top to a human is a vast plane of strange smoothness to a dust mite -- possibly speckled with cell boulders. Not all scale lengths are well explored -- what happens to the smallest mist droplets you sneeze, for example, is a topic of active research -- and possibly useful to know to help stop the spread of disease. The above interactive flash animation, a modern version of the classic video Powers of Ten, is a new window to many of the known scales of our universe. By moving the scroll bar across the bottom, you can explore a diversity of sizes, while clicking on different items will bring up descriptive information.
Also known as Fat Man's Misery, Misery Canyon is a relatively short slot canyon that runs from the south side of the White Cliffs near the southeast entrance to Zion National Park into Parunuweap Canyon, the deep gorge formed by the East Fork of the Virgin River.
As its long name suggests, Misery is very narrow in places though not continuously so - the upper reaches have short, deep, enclosed passages of curvy narrows with watery potholes that in some places require rappelling to descend, separated by longer open parts.
All these narrows can easily be bypassed if desired, apart from the last stretch near the river junction, which is much deeper and protected by a 30 foot dryfall, but even this can be partially explored without ropes if entering from the lower end at river level. Overall, Misery Canyon provides an excellent hike, moderately strenuous, in a beautiful and peaceful location.
Ninety-seven skeletons were taken from this cave. Many of the men showed evidences of having been killed, as spearpoints were found between the ribs and arrowpoints in the backbones. One case where the hip bones were pinned together wtih a huge obsidian spearpoint shows that no small amount of force was used to bury a point of that size into two inches of bone.
Mysterious fossils of what may be a previously unknown type of human have been uncovered in caves in China, ones that possess a highly unusual mix of bygone and modern human features, scientists reveal.
This is a special report about the motherfuckin resistance down under. It was recently revealed that Australian uranium was used to fuel the Fukushima nuclear power plant. But the meltdown in Japan has not stopped the wholesale export of Australian uranium, including selling the mineral to countries like India that have not signed up to the non-proliferation treaty.
This special edition of the legendary documentary from filmmaker Todd Phillips consists of the most detailed and intimate footage the world will ever see of GG Allin. Both fans and critics alike have praised this film for its truthfully brutal portrait of an American Rock N Roll icon at the peak of his madness. By skillfully combining concert and interview footage of GG, Phillips "delves deeply into the bloodstained world of human abomination" and creates "a must-have for Allin fans and detractors alike", according to FILM THREAT. There may never be another GG Allin. This documentary brilliantly examines an artist whose life was his performance.
Television hangs on the questionable theory that whatever happens anywhere should be sensed everywhere. If everyone is going to be able to see everything, in the long run all sights may lose whatever rarity value they once possessed, and it may well turn out that people, being able to see and hear practically everything, will be specially interested in almost nothing.
I find television to be very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go in the other room and read a book.