Friday, May 18, 2012

Around The Blogosphere 18 May 2012

Cute kittypic via Biggest Lolz - check out "Men on the sidewalk!"

(Too) Much Ado About Kenya? The fringe journalists have joined in pounding President Barack Obama on that darned "birther" issue, which I touched on earlier today in another post...

EXPECTATIVAS... - *Bueno es ir a la lucha con determinación,* *abrazar la vida y vivir con pasión.** **Perder con clase y vencer con osadía,** **por que el mundo pertenece a q..

WORLD: Fauxcahontas* - Did Harvard University hire the blond, blue-eyed Elizabeth Warren, a U.S. Senate candidate in Massachusetts, because she claimed to be an American Indian? ...

The Other India X: 'A Woman Leader for the Isolated Jungle Village of Jharki Bisalpur' - 'When Sheila Devi was growing up in the village of Jharki Bisalpur, wild animals would frequently wander through, searching for water and food.

Robert Scheer | Obama Can’t Knock the Hustle

Robert Scheer, Truthdig Op-Ed: The best and the brightest in this case are the bane of the nation because their genius lies in outwitting all efforts to hold them accountable. Dimon, the most recent in a parade of now-disgraced Wall Street golden boys, was nonetheless just awarded $24 million in compensation for 2011 by JPMorgan. Like his mentor Weill, who ran Citigroup into derivative trading hell, Dimon will no doubt suffer little legal unpleasantness or social ostracism stemming from his dodgy behavior.

Cuba: Questioning Digital Expression within the Revolution

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The recent Encuentro de Blogueros Cubanos en Revolución [Meeting of Cuban Bloggers in Revolution] brought together a group of “official” bloggers—chiefly journalists and communications professionals who are employed by the state and maintain their blogs as part of their work. Since the meeting, bitter controversy has unfolded around this new iteration of a decades-old question: does the expression of criticism automatically put one “outside” the revolution, especially when the criticism is happening online?

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The Pacific Ocean Is Dying

News Analysis: What transpired off the Coast of Honshu Island, Japan on March 11 has forever altered the planet and irremediably affected the global environment. Whereas the earthquake and tsunami proved to be truly apocalyptic events for the people of Japan, the ongoing nuclear disaster at Fukushima is proving to be cataclysmic for the entire world. Most of the world community is still unaware of the extremely profound and far-reaching effects that the Fukushima nuclear disaster has had.
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