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Ned Hamson
Re: Denmark makes 'provocative' Arctic claim - http://www.thelocal.dk/2014121...
"The North Pole - which keeps moving around - grin. and the sea and seabed around it should be held in trust by the UN and not by any single country or group of countries. Why? So no one will ever be able to agree on how to exploit it and kill the planet quicker than we already are!" - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: Hitler appears in Thai video to promote 'values' | News , World | THE DAILY STAR - http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News...
"The real question is why anyone would think of putting Hitler into a government funded project of any sort, unless they admired him?" - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: Can Build-Your-Own Burgers Save McDonald's? - http://gothamist.com/2014...
"Why would being able to rearrange garbage make it any more attractive or safe? They are a victim of their own industrialized success. RIP" - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: France promotes regional framework for Mideast conflict - http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse...
"Getting more than a bit annoyed with politicians who need support at home, try to look good in solving someone else's problem and not the problems of their own people. Hollande should fix France, the Turkish leader should focus on restoring democracy in Turkey for those who feel shut out, and Israel's leader should just pack it in. Last time France had a big hand in "fixing" the Middle East they created a monster that still separates more people than it unites." - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: Wild ducks linked to bird flu outbreak in Netherlands - http://www.farmersjournal.ie/...
"Link - yes but which way - did ducks catch flu from farmed poultry or? No big die off reported among wild ducks and from where did the Dutch breeders get their supplies - China or Korea?" - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
S. 2967: A bill to prohibit the Federal Government from mandating, incentivizing, or coercing States to adopt the Common Core State Standards or any other specific academic standards, instructional content, curricula, assessments, or programs of instructi - http://ino.to/1rTc3Rc Want to spread dumbness beyond Louisianna?
Education standards are part of conspiracy to make kids smart and not likely to become Republicans? - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: Eat within 12-hour window to lose weight, say scientists - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health...
"Makes sense and has worked for me for 12 years - did my own research on self - grin - lost 110 pounds and kept it off." - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: Infectious bird flu found in wild ducks - http://www.nltimes.nl/2014...
"Anything to blame anything but growing practises and trade in poultry worldwide. If wild birds were the chief means of influenza transmission - they'd all be dead by now! and us too. It is the conditions of growing, overcrowding, and trade - not wild birds that begin the problem." - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: New case of bird flu in the Netherlands: a bitter blow, says minister - http://www.dutchnews.nl/news...
"Chickens fly all over the world via air transport of eggs and chicks - Order eggs or chicks from an infected area and boom-boom, you have a new outbreak and no wild birds needed" - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: Giuliani: "I Saved More Black Lives Than Anyone" - http://gothamist.com/2014...
"Your 15 Minutes are more than up - the more you talk, the more foolish you become." - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: CNN host mansplains to Bill Cosby accuser how she could have avoided being raped - http://feministing.com/2014...
"Are all male talking heads just stupid, or what. Crude too I suppose. And this guy thinks he is an expert on how to avoid exploitation and sexual violence - from what type of personal or professional experience is he speaking? None? Then shut it!" - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
"Favs of mine too. She's trying hard and often hits the mark of Boffo! Zowie!" - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
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Ned Hamson
Re: Turks increasingly sympathetic to Islamic State - http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse...
"Documentation? A number of ethnic groups joined with Nazi Germany to fight Russians but never heard of Armenians joining - en mass - Waffen SS." - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: We’ll believe almost anything rather than believe our favorite male celebrities committed sexual violence - http://feministing.com/2014...
"Naw! Can't be right that no one else has said anything? Guy celebrities have been getting away with violence, rape, non-payment of child care, alimony, killing and maiming people in DUI incidents, and more for years. In face, they don't even have to be celebs, just guys. Think of the thousands upon thousands of beatings, rapes, and deaths excused cause it was just guys being guys and guys were the DAs and Judges, as well as police. Just try being human guys and if you get caught being inhumane - tough - take it like a human and don't expect anymore special guy treatment!" - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: Turks increasingly sympathetic to Islamic State - http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse...
"The cereal was good too - grin" - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: Turks increasingly sympathetic to Islamic State - http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse...
"That's fair - no more jumping" - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: Turks increasingly sympathetic to Islamic State - http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse...
"A denier of genocide in Armenia and of the Jews too, and Cambodians, or Tamils. Grin" - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: Turks increasingly sympathetic to Islamic State - http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse...
"The first one oppressed millions and killed the Armenians - a second one will be good only for those in charge of pillaging the Turk economy" - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: Turks increasingly sympathetic to Islamic State - http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse...
"The Ottoman Empire aligned itself with Germany and lost a war and their empire. It was not the only shining star of high culture supported by Islam. This is the 21st century and the need or usefulness for empires is gone except for those who simply want to impose their rule on others to overcome their fears and low self-image." - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: HBCU President Slut-Shames Female Students … In His Convocation Speech - http://www.damemagazine.com/2014...
"Rule number one - never trust a guy who wears a bowtie. Rule number two - Remember rule number one. Such a strange speech and the board of the college is fine with that?" - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: Kaiser Nurses in California Plan to Strike Over Ebola - http://www.businessweek.com/news...
"That patent is for a test to determine if someone has Ebola - not for the disease Ebola. Ebola was first described in 1976 - if what you fear is true, then folks have been taking their sweet time to make money out of this. I have no trust of big pharma but this is a false trail." - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
The third intifada is here - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East - http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse...
“Temple Mount Faithful” members and right-wing activists in Israel maintain that Jews have the right to ascend to the Temple Mount, similar to the Muslim right to do so. Even if we assume that their claim is just and that Jews do indeed have the historic right to ascend and pray on the Mount as Muslims do, the choice is between a religiously motivated intifada, and distancing right-wing activists from the center of conflict — the Temple Mount. Perhaps in the past understandings could have been reached with the Palestinians to allow Jewish groups to ascend to the Mount and pray. But that was not accomplished. Solutions were not obtained, not even in the course of peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians, talks that have collapsed in the meantime. What was not accomplished in the past through dialogue and understandings cannot, so it seems, be created now, when the earth in Jerusalem is burning under our feet and there is concern that a “second Al-Aqsa intifada” may well spill... - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Ramallah's artistic uprising inspired by city archives - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East - http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse...
On a corner near Rashid al-Haddadin Square — named after the founder of Ramallah — passersby get the impression that a painting on display is none other than Picasso’s Guernica, which was inspired by the German and Italian shelling of the Basque country during the Spanish civil war. Palestinian caricaturist Mohammed Sabana and graffiti artist Hamza Abu Ayash protect their painting like a child they are afraid of losing in a crowd, proving that it is the Palestinian Guernica, as they describe it. - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Canada's Ebola visa ban is dumb, xenophobic, and illegal - Vox - http://www.vox.com/2014...
Canada is a country built by and still composed mostly of immigrants. It's a country that prides itself on being a good global citizen. It's a country that lobbied against — and was economically scarred by — short-lived travel restrictions following the SARS outbreak of 2002-03. Now, Canada is one of only two developed countries to issue a visa ban for people from Ebola-stricken West Africa — a wrong-headed decision that is xenophobic, bad science, and against international law. Following Australia, the federal government's department of citizenship and immigration announced last week that it would no longer grant travel visas to Canada for residents and citizens of Ebola-affected countries, including Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia. It's also halting the residency applications of folks from these countries. The restrictions don't actually apply to Canadian travelers — but only to West Africans themselves. - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
The wolf has officially returned to Denmark - The Local - http://www.thelocal.dk/2014110...
A wolf was spotted in October 2012 in northern Jutland, marking the first time a wolf was seen in Denmark since 1813. Since then, wolf sightings have become more common and now for the first time researchers can confirm that Danish wolves appear to be here to stay.   After examining various signs of wolves, researchers now say that wolves have established themselves throughout much of Jutland and that at least one wolf has settled down and made a home in central Jutland. That male wolf was spotted seven different times in 2013 and is still living in the area with now signs of leaving. - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Liberian Women Push Back Against Ebola Scare | Inter Press Service - http://www.ipsnews.net/2014...
“I am a Liberian, not a virus.” That’s the loud and clear message of a campaign launched online by a group of Liberian women who refuse to be shamed by thoughtless outbreaks of rejection and cruelty that link African people with the epidemic that has taken thousands of lives. “If I am Liberian, that doesn’t mean that I have Ebola,” Carolyn Woahloe, a registered nurse, told the Los Angeles Times. “This is not a Liberian problem. This is a world problem.” Misinformation about the virus has sparked fears around the country and around the world, prompting some national leaders to deny visas to West Africans despite medical guarantees that this was unnecessary and unsafe. As with the AIDS virus in the early days, Africans have been singled out for slurs and rejection even when they present no threat at all. In Texas, for example, Liberians living in the Dallas area where the first Ebola death was recorded were taunted with “Go back to Liberia.” Students from Rwanda were ordered to stay... - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Afghan Women's Writing Project | The Breeze - http://awwproject.org/2014...
I love the breeze that blows through my windows Rousing me Playing through my hair It makes dry trees dance Swirls wild dust Gives spirit and life to flowers like me If only I was that breeze Carrying that tropical dew I would fly everywhere Every place, or even a few But I am a prisoner in this land Always tortured I can’t be that softness That free breeze Escaping out my windows I can’t bear it This jail I want to be as a sail I want to fly as a pigeon Not a sparrow in a cage If only I was that breeze Carrying that tropical dew I would leave this painful life This hell where I’ve been thrown By Beheshta - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Afghan Women's Writing Project | A Buried Story - http://awwproject.org/2014...
Buried under my rough jacket and my scarlet shirt, Secured deep under flesh and bones, My hidden heart is broken. My hidden eyes, dark under my burqa, are crying. The mouth that I hold shut is shouting. The feet I walk on shiver and cringe. My story is an endless deep pain without healing. I try to speak… The clouds begin to rain. The mountains turn to ash. My still self is hopeless. Do you dare listen to this story? It’s not a love story, but there is a girl who wants to be a lover. It’s not a movie or a drama, but only the truth, my daily nightmare. It’s not about grand presidential politics, but the poor, the insignificant, The politics of the daily, of families, of women and children, And yes, of men. Let’s not forget the men. It’s about a girl surviving, about me, but I am so many girls, So many, just surviving. No school, no right, no peace. No guidance, no respect. Just a puppet played and covered with black cloth. Let me live! Let me play! Take my hand… Take me to school, let... - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
In France, Dam Is the Catalyst for a Flood of Young People’s Anger - NYTimes.com - http://www.nytimes.com/2014...
Many of those who gathered to oppose the dam call themselves “Zadistes,” or partisans of the ZAD, the French acronym for zones à defendre, or areas to defend. They say they have come to build an independent society. Increasingly, they are seen as environmental extremists, or “green jihadists,” as Xavier Beulin, the president of the main agriculture union, put it. “For once, we are fighting a project that represents symbolically what we reject,” said Jordan Samson, a geography student in the southern city of Toulouse. “Our movement is spreading to an entire generation.” The protests here are the latest aimed at a widening number of projects that the demonstrators criticize as monuments to the overweening ambitions of local politicians and their business connections. Last month, demonstrations in support of the Zadistes were held across France, including in Nantes, where more than a hundred protesters went on a rampage. In the nearby town of Gaillac, several shops and a memorial to war... - Ned Hamson
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