These grand and fatal movements toward death: the grandeur of the mass
Makes pity a fool, the tearing pity
For the atoms of the mass, the persons, the victims, makes it seem monstrous
To admire the tragic beauty they build.
It is beautiful as a river flowing or a slowly gathering
Glacier on a high mountain rock-face,
Bound to plow down a forest, or as frost in November,
The gold and flaming death-dance for leaves,
Or a girl in the night of her spent maidenhood, bleeding and kissing.
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This is not strategy; it's desperation and another big payday for US military-industrial complex.-- blj
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Ukraine Stops Transit of Russian Oil Through Its Territory
Sanctions against Russian financial operations leave Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia without fuel.
Big Chip in US-China Crisis
For the U.S., it is unthinkable that semiconductor behemoth TSMC could one day be in territory controlled by Beijing, writes Maria Ryan
An employee at Intel Corporation’s wafer fabrication facility in Chandler, Arizona, moves through its cleanroom in her industrial “bunny suit,” 2018. (Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division)
By Maria Ryan
University of Nottingham
HIROSHIMA AT 77: John Pilger — Another Hiroshima is Coming — Unless We Stop It Now
Hiroshima and Nagasaki were acts of premeditated mass murder unleashing a weapon of intrinsic criminality. It was justified by lies that form the bedrock of 21st century U.S. war propaganda, casting a new enemy, and target – China.
Supreme Court reversed almost 200 years of US law and tradition upholding tribal sovereignty in its latest term
Published: July 21, 2022 8.25am EDT
Kirsten Matoy Carlson
Professor of Law and Adjunct Professor of Political Science, Wayne State University
We are always feel honored when Felix Smith sends us another of his thoughtful essays. Thanks, Felix -- blj
If Trump Walks, Our Democracy could be Doomed
Felix E. Smith
The proble3m in Shasta County this article fails to mention is the state of the logging industry, now denied insurance and annually assaulted with more and more violent fires. Mills have been consolidated, there is less work in the woods, and these appear to be more permanent than the typical cycles of past decades. People must be very nervous about fire, not just in the woods but on the outskirts of Redding and nearby towns, which have already had one wildfire. Shasta County is a very unhappy place right now because it is ecologically and economically very threatened.
You can argue that senior facilities in the Coachella Valley are not ecologically sound or even healthy, given the temperatures around Palm Sprimgs and Indio in the summertime, and, speaking as a resident of such a facility, I would agree with you but I came down here for family reasons. But, if hydroelectric power from Glen Canyon is interrupted, I can guarantee that some lives will end without air-conditioning in Southern California. -- blj