2017.03.13 The Secessionists Turned Left

The larger component of international violence.

Show Notes


"My own concern is primarily the terror and violence carried out by my own state, for two reasons. For one thing, because it happens to be the larger component of international violence. But also for a much more important reason than that; namely, I can do something about it. So even if the U.S. was responsible for 2 percent of the violence in the world instead of the majority of it, it would be that 2 percent I would be primarily responsible for. And that is a simple ethical judgment. That is, the ethical value of one’s actions depends on their anticipated and predictable consequences. It is very easy to denounce the atrocities of someone else. That has about as much ethical value as denouncing atrocities that took place in the 18th century." - Noam Chomsky



Nike shoes https://www.wired.com/2017/03/nikes-controversial-new-shoes-made-run-faster/

Digging in shit https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/09/look-on-my-works-ye-mighty-ozymandias-statue-found-in-mud

Gaddafi's tent on Trump's lawn https://www.theguardian.com/world/2009/sep/23/muammar-gaddafi-tent-trump-estate

Flies and vinegar or honey? https://homeeconomics101.dreamwidth.org/11927.html https://xkcd.com/357/

People on fire

Lawyer, liar, pants on fire http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/crime/article137317553.html

Karen Chetcuti http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-08/karen-chetcuti-tranquilised-then-set-alight,-court-hears/8336542

RIP (aka Things Coming to an End ... aka The End Times)

Murray Ball

Bill Leak - "It was 18C wot killed him. He was insulted so much his heart packed it in."

Joseph Nicolosi - "Maybe try not being dead." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Nicolosi

Curious Fluid - Greek Fire

Kissinger Watch

USA and Cambodia and Vietnamese war debts


One Nation Senator Peter Georgiou has measles

Fracking banned in Vic https://twitter.com/DanielAndrewsMP/status/839020288499068929

Elon Musk power

Sara Connor found guilty over Bali police officer death

Erdogan and Geert Wilder

Viet fishermen in Australian waters after sea cucumber


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