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We are one planet

Monday, 14 December 2009 by Mike Gogulski
diary, people, war | 6 Comments »

Carl Sagan. Bawling my eyes out, now. You try. Yeah, sure. We all awoke from the horror in 1989. The Soviet menace quelled, peace and flying ponies reign. Right.

Optimistic, individualist transhumanism

Monday, 16 March 2009 by Mike Gogulski
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[T]he optimistic thinking [...] holds that rapid technological advance will either be hastened by or result in massive increases to personal liberty with consequent or antecedent massive reductions in state (and all forms of collectivizing-coercive) power. Nobody can be made ...

Christmas at Ground Zero

Thursday, 25 December 2008 by Mike Gogulski
art, war | 13 Comments »

Weird Al Yankovic, "Christmas at Ground Zero", 1986 It's Christmas at ground zero There's music in the air The sleigh bells are ringing and the carolers are singing While the air raid sirens blare It's Christmas at ground zero The button has ...

St. Sarah the Trumanesque

Friday, 3 October 2008 by Mike Gogulski
politics | 1 Comment »

Some gushing dolt of a commentator on Faux News just said something to the effect that Sarah Palin's folksiness during yesterday's VP debate (which I ignored) rendered her "positively Trumanesque". Now ain't that just swell?
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Random acts of war

Monday, 16 June 2008 by Mike Gogulski
war | Comments Off on Random acts of war

From The Washington Post: Britain, E.U. Plan Iran Sanctions 16 June 2008 British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Monday announced plans for new sanctions against Iran and a small increase in troops for Afghanistan, handing President Bush a symbolic boost on the last ...

Iran roundup

Thursday, 12 June 2008 by Mike Gogulski
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I can barely keep up with all the Iran articles, let alone comment on them. The last few days, in brief: Press TV, 10 June 2008: Israel launches 'Iran Command' for war BBC, 10 June 2008: US and EU issue new Iran ...

Radiohead: “Sit Down. Stand Up.”

Thursday, 12 June 2008 by Mike Gogulski
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“Beat up the neighborhood thug”: Israeli FM on Iran

Tuesday, 3 June 2008 by Mike Gogulski
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The jolly swell preemptive-strike sabre-rattling from Israel against Iran seems to be snowballing. The hypocrisy of Israel painting another power in the region as "the neighborhood thug" would be laughable if the potential consequences weren't more State-sanctified mass murder and ...

German ex-FM Fischer: Israel may well attack Iran soon

Sunday, 1 June 2008 by Mike Gogulski
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From Lebanon's Daily Star: As things look, Israel may well attack Iran soon By Joschka Fischer As a result of misguided American policy, the threat of another military confrontation hangs like a dark cloud over the Middle East. The United States' enemies have ...

Bush “plans Iran air strike by August”

Wednesday, 28 May 2008 by Mike Gogulski
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If that is the strategy, it sounds an awful lot like the prelude to a ground invasion. Throw some tactical nukes into to the picture, and the wack-wing millennialists really will get the armageddon they've been waiting for. From Asia Times ...
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