Added by Dicky Neely on August 31, 2014 at 3:40pm — No Comments
It has been more nearly four decades since I returned to work from a noon union meeting to find myself, along with about twenty others, locked out of the printing plant where we worked. Thus began a labor dispute that began in confusion, descended into torpor and ended in disarray.
The difference between labor and management at the time the dispute started was miniscule; less than twenty-five cents an hour. When a union rejects an employer’s last and final offer the…Continue
Added by Con Chapman on August 31, 2014 at 2:10pm — No Comments
I love my cell phone camera. Anything that catches my eye is easy to record. The cats, always.
I take more shots of things than people. Some of the shots are highly intentional and end up as references for drawings. I always record the artwork made by my students and publish them on our online gallery website.
My favorites, though, are just random things I come across that make me laugh. If I am laughing at myself and my place on the world, then I can see the joy in the…Continue
OXFORD, Miss. This college town of approximately 19,000 was once home to William Faulkner, one of the greatest novelists of the 20th century, but before he became famous, Faulkner was postmaster at the University of Mississippi Substation Post Office here, a fact that endears him to postal employees around the world.
“He could have been one of the great ones,” says Dewey Norman, a letter carrier for the past three decades.…Continue
Israel announced plans on Sunday to expropriate 400 hectares (988 acres) of Palestinian land in the Bethlehem area in the south of the…Continue
Added by Safe Bet's Amy on August 31, 2014 at 5:38am — No Comments
My daughter and I went on a day trip today to one of the local attractions. As she says, we live in the town of Hope, which is just down the road from Hell's Gate. (The community of Spuzzum lies between.)
The broad Fraser River flows placidly to the sea -
after it recovers from being funnelled through a rocky chasm.…Continue
Don’t tell me I’m “hot”
because that word is not
appropriate for women
of a certain age,
let alone a goddess.
I am ripe
like perfect fruit,
soft and sweet.
My resolve is firm,
my thighs less…
Refinishing furniture can be a fun–and profitable!–hobby for those who have a creative side and enjoy inhaling toxic fumes. Mr. Furniture answers your questions and helps you turn “gunk” to “glow” and “crap” to “crapola.”
Dear Mr. Furniture–
I have a bone to pick with you. I have been after my husband for years to refinish the chifferobe in our bedroom. I inherited it from my mother, just barely gettting it out of her house before my sister-in-law…Continue
There are over 7,000 Palestinians currently imprisoned by Israel
Head of the Public Relations Department of the Palestinian…Continue
My older daughter and her husband took our dog and three cats in my mini-van across the country. But my younger daughter, who moved to B.C. with me, has a cat that cannot share its bit of the universe with other felines. With people and dogs, it's a big fluffball. In the presence of other cats, it's a ball of fury. And the fourth of my cats is old and creaky, requiring a special segregated diet. So we took those two…
Ever wonder exactly WHY Hillary mouthed the Israeli governments Talking Points verbatim? Simple, she was just following in her hubby's footsteps!
Ahron Bregman, in his new book Cursed Victory: A History of Israel and the Occupied Territories, makes it crystal clear just how totally owned the US…Continue
Added by Safe Bet's Amy on August 29, 2014 at 5:44pm — No Comments
Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is your brother Abel?”
“I don’t know,” he replied. “Am I my brother’s…Continue
Like every red-blooded American boy of a certain age–gay or straight–the first time I saw Judy Garland I fell deeply and tragically in love. Those big cocker spaniel eyes; the quivering lip when faced with perplexity; the slightly pudgy midsection; the permanent wave that anticipated Farrah Fawcett’s flaring side-bangs of the seventies. She was, as the French would say, trop pour moi. Also des saucisses, sans doubte.
The one thing I really miss since my mastectomy is going braless.
I’ll go out without make-up. I’ll wear dirty gardening clothes when I walk my dog. I am not vain. But, walking around with one boob just looks weird, even to me.
So, before I go out in public, I stuff a prosthetic into a mastectomy bra and put the thing on. Even when the weather is hot. Even when I won’t be seeing anybody…Continue
Saturday, 8.30.14 3:00-4:00 pm Eastern …
Summary of the amusement
Teleoperator Clarity Nice is led to a Center of Surveillance under the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas, to face trial for the theft of Federal Bonds coming from the Cayman Islands. At the Center, there is a problem that requires the fixing of an all-seeing computer called Evans. To avoid trial, Clarity accepts work as assistant and discovers a ploy to reveal a wikileak sought by a foreign government, the government of China in fact.…Continue
Added by Workstudio on August 29, 2014 at 3:30am — No Comments
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. First it was Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer, an inexpensive lager favored by poor rustic whites and immortalized in the country song “Rednecks, White Socks and Blue Ribbon Beer,” then adopted by hipsters. Then it was the music of Johnny Cash, whose rural noir look and tough guy attitude caught on with a generation of urban twenty-somethings more familiar with country clubs than country music.…Continue
John J. Mearsheimer in Why Leaders Lie: The Truth About Lying In International Politics (2011) explains why leaders engage in fear mongering. Mearsheimer declares that leaders engage in fear mongering when they think they recognize a serious threat to national security that the public does not see, and that the public cannot be made to…
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and top New York lawmakers departed for Israel on Tuesday night to express support…
Added by Safe Bet's Amy on August 28, 2014 at 10:55am — No Comments