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  • hpschd commented on the diary post Over Easy by Ruth Calvo.

    2014-02-14 07:13:27View | Delete

    Tried to sign, they wanted me to log in to FaceBook (“You’re almost done!”). Sorry, I know that They(tm) can find me any time they want, but doing FB or Google — hey, that is like voluntarily checking into a CAFO. Edward will have to wait until I find an uncompromised way to support him. Godspeed, [...]

  • hpschd commented on the diary post Over Easy by Ruth Calvo.

    2014-02-14 07:08:38View | Delete

    Awwwwwwwwwww! Thanks, C-S, I needed that.

  • hpschd commented on the diary post Why is Alex Berezow Allowed to Write on Economics? by BrandonJ.

    2013-11-12 10:58:48View | Delete

    One of those insights is that people respond to incentives. If I offer a teenager $50 to mow my lawn — and an extra $25 if he trims the bushes — then I can expect to shell out $75. I just offered my little helper a handsome incentive, and there’s a very good chance he’ll respond [...]

  • hpschd commented on the diary post Sauschuck foresakes redemption by acmerecords.

    2013-11-09 05:01:39View | Delete

    Sounds like this guy srsly needs to be un-appointed. Where is the (elected, I assume) mayor on this?

  • hpschd commented on the blog post Late Night: Winning Isn’t Everything

    2013-11-08 05:16:54View | Delete

    fdr14, you are a long time poster so giving you benefit of doubt. Not sure if you are up to speed on this particular, but “Messianic Jewish Bible Institute” is a Christian group dedicated to converting Jews to Christianity. Note the ‘mission statement’ in the link to Charity Navigator provided. Not Dearie’s “Jewish shtick” at all. Pls consult duck-duck-go for more info.

  • hpschd commented on the blog post Pussy Riot’s Nadezhda Tolokonnikova Has Disappeared

    2013-11-08 04:55:22View | Delete

    Total ‘ding’, ET. We don’t have to kill for the revolution, but we may have to be willing to die for it. That’s what it will take. Petitions don’t work. Thank you, Nadya, I will be writing letters today (Russian consulate, Russian embassy, local newspapers, etc.).

    Rest in peace, Thich Quang Duc, Rachel Corrie, Tank Man, Joe Hill and hundreds of thousands more, and thank you for your service to humanity. Nadya, stay safe, we will try to have your back.

  • Available here In Toronto are Palestinian products via Beit Zatoun (soap, zata’ar, olive oil). These are from Tabeh in the West Bank.

    How do trade goods from Palestine get out? Do the Palestinians benefit from the trade?

  • Welcome,

    I’ve just gotten the book from the Toronto library (4 copies – 29 holds).
    Haven’t had time to read much yet. I did catch all 5 Real News segments.

    I am concerned that the Harper government here in Canada is trying to outdo the US in bending over backwards to support the behavior of the Israeli government.

    Did you get any comments regarding Canada in your research?

  • I understood that ‘glow in the dark’ had been outsourced to Japan.

  • hpschd commented on the diary post War With Syria: Where Do Your Congressional Representatives Stand? by Jane Hamsher.

    2013-09-01 04:32:28View | Delete

    Candice Miller MI10 (gained fame as Tom Delay’s bagwoman) says: “America Has ‘No Business’ Taking Military Action in Syria Without ‘Imminent Threat’ to U.S” So, probably a no.

  • hpschd commented on the diary post Over Easy: Gender Identity by yellowsnapdragon.

    2013-08-27 06:50:57View | Delete

    re

    It’s sad that Cheney will get away with what he’s done, even if we get a president who respects the law. His medical condition makes him untouchable.

    maybe, maybe not

  • Hi,

    I just got the book from the Toronto Library (4 copies in the system 15 holds currently). I have not gotten very far yet.

    In June of 2010 Toronto hosted the G 20. Harper spent 1 Billion on it and refuses to give an accurate accounting of how it was spent. There were over 4000 cops here and way too much military gear. It was also clear that this was a rehearsal for future events.

    They had sound cannons, rubber bullets, horse charges, beatings, ‘kettleing’ of a street crowd not actively protesting, pepper spray, attack formations, etc. It was way. way over the top. There was no violent resistance to the police but there was some Black Block action – window smashing (ignored by the police – undercover cops?), and two burning police cars. The patrol cars had been left unattended in areas away from patrolled sectors, and were left open with the gas caps off (so they would be less likely to blow up?). They were left to burn for a very long time before the appearance of firetrucks (which were only a few blocks away). Seemed like a photo-op setup.

    A crowd in a ‘designated protest area’ was charged and stomped. There were over 1000 arrests (a record for Toronto and Canada).

    There was a local rally in my neighborhood with a member (MPP) of Ontario parliament (far from downtown) attacked by the police – anyone with a phone number on their arm (lawyer’s number) was detained. A woman was arrested for blowing bubbles at a cop (Officer Bubbles on
    YouTube ) A local support center for meetings and coffee was raided.

    My attitudes about the Canadian Police changed after that.

  • hpschd commented on the blog post FDL Book Salon – Mid-Year Salon Discussion

    2013-07-27 14:29:56View | Delete

    Got to run to a meeting. I’ll catch up later.

  • hpschd commented on the blog post FDL Book Salon – Mid-Year Salon Discussion

    2013-07-27 14:28:49View | Delete

    I get many ebooks from the Toronto library (I can make the type bigger). It is sometimes frustrating to be prevented from copying a word or phrase for further lookup on the net. One feature I like is to be able to read a library ebook in my browser (Firefox). I seems easier somehow.

    I’d like to get a Kobo reader (e-ink type) – any Kobo user comments?

    I get audiobooks when I can – I’m having more trouble reading these days – need new glasses.

  • hpschd commented on the blog post FDL Book Salon – Mid-Year Salon Discussion

    2013-07-27 14:19:48View | Delete

    Thanks Bev for all your work.

    I use the Book Salons as my reading list. I try to read the books before they are up so I can ask better questions. It is great to be able to interact with the authors, hosts and commenters. It’s one of the best features of the internet.

    This is my favorite part of FDL.

  • hpschd commented on the diary post Divide And Conquer: Unpacking Stratfor’s Rise To Power by Steve Horn.

    2013-07-27 06:47:29View | Delete

    Fascinating! Thanks for this, Steve. Looking fwd to the next installment.

  • hpschd commented on the blog post Late Night: They Must Love Us Now

    2013-07-26 02:56:16View | Delete

    Re kabuki, Yves Smith thinks not, and she’s pretty savvy. See here.

  • hpschd commented on the blog post Late Night: They Must Love Us Now

    2013-07-26 02:51:29View | Delete

    “The Eye of Sauron momentarily had a mote and blinked yesterday. May it be the first of many to come.”

    Gem after gem in this thread! Kurt, I find this an enheartening thought. Thanks.

  • hpschd commented on the diary post Occupy NatGat 2 is coming soon…August 21-25th in Kalamazoo, Michigan by firedancer.

    2013-07-26 02:47:49View | Delete

    Aw, I liked the teaser. Looked like fun. And I might be over that way about then, or even make a special trip. Am def considering it.

  • hpschd commented on the diary post The Next American Revolution: Parties? by Quasit.

    2013-07-26 02:45:42View | Delete

    Precisely. It is good to know our neighbours. A neighbour and I are trying to ‘organize’ a monthly block party, dancin’ in the streets kind of thing. What with air conditioning, TV, dryers, lawn services and all, we hardly see one another anymore. Never met so many neighbours as during the Great Blackout. The end [...]

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