Cooper Union neighborhood near 7 E. 7th Street & Astor Place subway stop:

6-20-13 002


6-20-13 008 


 6-21-13 004-10


6-21-13 006-14 


 Citicorp neighborhood on Third Ave. in E. 50s: 

6-20-13 069-1 


6-20-13 072 


6-20-13 074-2 


6-20-13 077-1 


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Feeling self-disclosing? Pick your metaphors! (maybe 5-10?)

Are you:

1. More teacher or student?

2. More rose or daisy?

3. More country or city?

4. More physical or mental?

5. More tortoise or hare?

6. More screened porch or picture window?

7. More pogo stick or roller skate?

8. More… Read full post »

Criminal hegemonic war-mongerers, including Obama with his charming PR speech, are among the G-8 power leaders meeting in Northern Ireland to discuss the fate of Syria.

The Obama administration, just as Bush used WMDs for the pre-emptive war with Iraq, is using the bogus “highly confident&rdquoRead full post »

The Observer’s ten-year US correspondent Paul Harris recently wrote a thoughtful article entitled “From hope to fear: the broken promises of Barack Obama.” Here is his summation:

Over the last two weeks, the world has seen an extraordinary series of revelations about the

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Edward Snowden is risking his welfare in order to expose illegitimate surveillance of millions of Americans and foreign peoples who are innocent of any wrongdoing.

Edward Snowden has revealed the betrayal and incompetence of our Congress and judicial system, both unable to watch-dog and prevent suchRead full post »

In “Chomsky: The Boston Bombings Gave Americans a Taste of the Terrorism the U.S. Inflicts Abroad Every Day,” Mr. Chomsky quotes a Columbia University health scientist, Leslie Roberts, who estimated that the fake vaccination program used by the CIA in Pakistan to hunt down bin L/Read full post »

Johnathan Easley in “Ron Paul Warns US Government May Assassinate NSA Leaker Snowden” quotes the former Republican Representative from Texas:

“I’m worried about somebody in our government might kill him with a cruise missile or a drone missile ... I mean, we live in a ba

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The wsws website acknowledges a chilling anniversary for this week: “75 years ago: Nazis round up ‘anti-social elements.’” It discloses:

Mass arrests of Jewish people and others whom the German fascist government determined were “anti-social elements” --

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Paul Street in “Power Served, Millions Betrayed” presents the reality of Obama’s conservative neoliberal ideology and takes on the personality-cultish, propaganda-spun good will so many progressives still cling to regarding Obama:

There is, of course, one group of Americans who

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Re-Post from open salon December 12, 2012 [still a good idea to call your senator and give him or her a piece of your mind -- get it on the record -- for his or her traitorous vote to prolong the FISA Amendments Act!!  (see end of this blog--both my senators… Read full post »

Re-POST of 4-12-10 from correntewire and 3-13-12 from open salon:

200 years of jurisprudence is being overturned by our constitutional law educated President, observed guest pundit Jack Rice on Countdown 4-7-10. He and Olbermann were discussing the President's recent authorization of the assassinatiRead full post »

Joseph Kishore in “Obama administration collecting phone records of tens of millions of Americans”

The Obama administration is engaged in a secret and illegal dragnet to accumulate detailed phone records of tens and perhaps hundreds of millions of US residents in a program organized by

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Off the top of my head:

 1) Shadow of a Doubt 

2) Rear Window

3) Sea of Love

4) Midnight Run

5) In the Loop

6) All the President's Men

7) Best Years of Our Lives

8) The Politician's Wife

9) Pride & Prejudice (Colin Firth)

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Paul Haeder in "Top 71 People on Earth are Killing Us Softly"

Goldman Sachs is Bitchin’ — Welcome to the Cattle Call

We live in a world where 17,000 young folk applied for Goldman Sachs internships. Can you believe it? Goldman Sachs, which should be in we the people’s receiver

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Pfc. Manning’s trial by court martial began on June 3rd at Fort Meade in Maryland. It is expected to last 3 months. (Naomi Spencer in “Bradley Manning’s court martial begins”)

Pfc. Manning is 25 years old.

Pfc. Manning was arrested in Kuwait, Iraq, while serving as an intRead full post »

I am continuing to respond to comments on my last blog but I decided to re-post this blog from April 2012 since Manning's court case finally has opened this week.


Re-post from APRIL 4, 2012:

"Manning’s case has become a waning sideshow, keRead full post »

I intend to keep on addressing comments, a surprising and appreciated number, to my last blog that came out of built up anguish and frustration within me. I appreciate the communications within so many of the comments.

I found Kosh's second comment to me in particular interesting, challenging and edu… Read full post »

MAY 31, 2013 8:29AM

Libby’s Light Matter 5-31-13

Why isn’t “phonetic” spelled the way it sounds?

Why are there interstate highways in Hawaii?

On performance evaluation:  He couldn’t sell blood to a vampire!

Overheard:  “I want to die in my sleep, like my grandpa.  Not screaming and yelling like the passeRead full post »

MAY 30, 2013 9:28PM

Why 'Rant' About Morality?

Seriously.  Why rant about morality?  (I borrowed the word "rant" from Robert Becker's recent response to me.)   Or why not to rant about morality?  

Is morality irrelevant to what the majority of educated Americans consider "intelligent" and worthwhile analyses of current events?… Read full post »

MAY 28, 2013 5:59AM

Internet FYIs & Light Matter

Did you know that a duck’s quack won’t echo.  It is a scientific challenge.
Did you know that the airplane that Buddy Holly died in was named “American Pie”?  Don McLean did!
They say a good pun is its own “reword”.
Rita Rudner: “I waRead full post »

MAY 26, 2013 2:27AM

Yoda Does Times Square! (pix)

Ute Sonnenberg reminded us in one of her recent blogs to keep our handy dandy cameras ever-ready for the unexpected.

Thanks, Ute!

On a "breath of fresh air" dinner break from work on Friday evening I came across a rather compelling Times Square exhibit, the world’s largest Lego model --

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Stephen M. Walt writes in “What is the U.S. REALLY Doing in Syria?”:

1. The Syrian conflict has become a proxy fight between the opposition and its various allies (Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United States, Turkey, etc.) and Bashar al-Assad's regime and its various outsider supporters

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 Bill Van Auken writes in “Argentina’s General Videla and the ‘war on terror’”:

Gen. Jorge Rafael Videla died May 17 at the age of 87 as the result of injuries suffered from a fall in a prison shower. He was remembered as the head of a savage military dictators

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Marian Wright Edelman just posted an inspiring article on Huffpo entitled, “How ChildrenTransformed America” about MLK and the ferocious courage of a huge group of children and youth freedom fighters from the early 60s who demonstrated in Birmingham, Alabama, faced down ruthless age/

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Ralph Nader believes it is time to put U.S. global corporations on the DEFENSIVE! He declares that would be “the first step for the resurgence of the people so that corporations become our servants and do not remain our masters.”

In “Patriotic Yardsticks for Unpatriotic Giant

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