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"Favs of mine too. She's trying hard and often hits the mark of Boffo! Zowie!" - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
"Someone you may already follow who does interesting work: http://onecostumeaday.tumblr.c..." - Ned Hamson
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
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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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Re: Genetically modified crops are the future and must not be blocked, say scientists - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth...
"good to hear. 1000 acres is a lot but not industrial size - zzzzz time for me - later dude" - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: Genetically modified crops are the future and must not be blocked, say scientists - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth...
";) I trust nature and traditional ways of developing new varieties of grains, and non-industrialized farming a lot more than those who develop new breeds for profit and think saying oops, sorry is enough when we end up with superweeds that nature develops to attack toxic GMO corn and soy." - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: Genetically modified crops are the future and must not be blocked, say scientists - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth...
"The problem is when hundreds and thousands of fields are being planted with exactly the same seeds. A few years back some 30-40% of grain crops were lost to a rust that attached one specific grain that was planted in Easter Europe, Russia, Iran, Iraq, Syria.... If there had been greater diversity of grains planted, there would have been less damaged." - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Thomas M. Menino, Mayor Who Transformed Boston, Dies at 71 - NYTimes.com - http://www.nytimes.com/2014...
RIP: Mr. Menino remained a creature of its neighborhoods. He spent his whole life in Hyde Park, where he was born. He spent his days ambling along the city’s streets, talking with residents, reporting potholes and rarely missing a ribbon cutting. In a remarkable achievement for a big-city mayor, he met more than half of Boston’s 625,000 residents in person, according to polls. He left office with approval ratings at an astronomical 82 percent. - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: Genetically modified crops are the future and must not be blocked, say scientists - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth...
"And when you buy from Bayer - you just plant their brand over thousands of acres - bogus argument!" - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: Genetically modified crops are the future and must not be blocked, say scientists - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth...
"Profs just wanna make as much from chemical and biologics firms as their American colleagues do for endorsing monocultures that may produce big profits and crops for a few years before they fail and whole seasons are lost because - opps - we did not think the natural system would adapt so quickly to attack the monocultures we created!?!" - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Liberia: 300,000 people at risk of malaria as Ebola epidemic damages healthcare system | MSF UK - http://www.msf.org.uk/article...
On 29 October, 20,000 families – 100,000 people – living in the New Kru neighborhood had already received one treatment. The distribution will continue for several days in other neighbourhoods. It will be repeated the next two months at the same locations, with the same treatment and mosquito nets.              Given the backdrop of Ebola, vigilance is essential. To protect both the population and healthcare workers against the risk of infection, the distribution takes place early in the morning, when the streets are still empty. Participants keep their distance from each other to avoid any physical contact.  The operation is divided among 55 sites. After each distribution, the MSF-trained volunteers ensure that the message has gotten through, going door-to-door to confirm that all family members have taken the drugs even if they are not ill, because the treatment both cures and prevents the illness. - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: Has Bill Cosby Ruined the Legacy of "The Cosby Show"? - http://damemagazine.com/2014...
"You are quite welcome. Life is complicated terrain - grin - yes." - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: Shadow Economy In The UK GDP [infographic] - http://dailyinfographic.com/shadow-...
"1. They overlooked transgender and male sex workers - tsk, tsk. 2. Are jewelry and illegal included in expenditures? 3. Does this mean if Conservatives get a new majority that they will legalize drugs and sex work and tax it? 4. Where does UK stand in relationship to other EU members on drugs and sex work, Cameron always wants to be number one?" - Ned Hamson
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Re: Around 100,000 Hungarians rally for democracy as internet tax hits nerve - http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News...
"I have to wonder if 100,000 Americans or Lebanese would march for internet freedom or accessibility? Have not seen it happen. We have trouble in both states getting people together to stop racial profiling and conflicts in our cities." - Ned Hamson
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Video: Woman Endures Endless Catcalls During 10 Hour Walk In NYC: Gothamist - http://gothamist.com/2014...
A woman wearing jeans and a crewneck t-shirt walked around NYC for ten hours with a hidden (to everyone else) camera fixed on her. Below is the result, which features a greatest hits of catcalls, like: "Smile!" and "Hey baby!" Also featured is the most infuriating catcall of all: "Somebody's acknowledging you for being beautiful—you should say thank you!" Ladies whenever will we learn to smile and thank our street harassers? On the non-verbal side, there's a cameo by the creepy lingerer who decides to walk right next to you forever like you're on you're on a goddamn first date or something. Take a walk in one woman's all women's shoes: The PSA, highlighting the impact of street harassment, was put together by Rob Bliss and Hollaback—they explain that the woman, Shoshana B. Roberts, "volunteered to be the subject... For 10 hours, Rob walked in front of Shoshana with a camera in his backpack, while Shoshana walked silently with two mics in her hands." Bliss says he wanted to create this... - Ned Hamson
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