Statement from Edward Snowden in Moscow

We reproduce the statement issued by Edward Snowden from Moscow via Wikileaks in the hope that the pressure of public opinion will be strong enough to prevent damage being inflicted upon him. Monday July 1, 21:40 UTC One week ago I left Hong Kong after it became clear that my freedom and safety were under threat for … Continue reading Statement from Edward Snowden in Moscow

Wasteland of the Free

In 1996 Iris DeMent released The Way I Should, an album containing ”Wasteland of the Free” a blunt indictment of the right-wing political and social agenda dominating in the US. As Richard Phillips reports, “ Iris DeMent explained that “Wasteland of the Free” was a difficult song to perform because it was so direct. “But I can’t keep quiet about these things,” … Continue reading Wasteland of the Free

Is there life on Mars? Of course.

"Life on Mars?" is a song by David Bowie first released in 1971 on the album Hunky Dory and also released as a single. Neil McCormick of The Daily Telegraph ranked it as #1 in his 100 Greatest Songs of All Time list. He also commented on the song: "A quite gloriously strange anthem, where the combination of stirring, yearning melody and … Continue reading Is there life on Mars? Of course.

Lake Marie

We were standing Standing by peaceful waters Standing by peaceful waters John Prine (born October 10, 1946, in Maywood, Illinois) is an American country/folk singer-songwriter. He has been active as a composer, recording artist and live performer since the early 1970s. In the late 1960s, while Prine was delivering mail, he began to sing at open mic evenings at the Fifth Peg … Continue reading Lake Marie

TYR 20 December 2012 reads

Why Reported Inflation Seems Different Than Reality @ StreetTalkLive In this article Lance Roberts explains clearly how and why reported inflation understates real inflation, by a wide margin, and how this is one of the main factors contributing to the ongoing reduction in the standard of living in America. Amazing Chi Energy “Iron Shirt” Demonstrations @ … Continue reading TYR 20 December 2012 reads

Detox from the pathetic 2012 USA elections with some soothing music from Madredeus: As Ilhas dos Açores

You can find decent analysis of the 2012 USA elections at Zerohedge, but whoever cares to look knows they don't mean much in our neofeudal world. Decisions are taken by somebody else, somewhere else, most of the times long ago. You might instead perhaps listen to some soothing music by the traditional portuguese group Madredeus. … Continue reading Detox from the pathetic 2012 USA elections with some soothing music from Madredeus: As Ilhas dos Açores

Leaning on the Everlasting Arms

Leaning on the Everlasting Arms is a hymn published in 1887 with music by Anthony J. Showalter and lyrics by Showalter and Elisha A. Hoffman. Showalter said that he received letters from two of his former pupils saying that their wives had died. When writing letters of consolation, Showalter was inspired by the phrase in the Book of Deuteronomy 33:27 "The eternal God is … Continue reading Leaning on the Everlasting Arms