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|Penny wise, pound foolish: budget cuts threaten Opportunity and LRO
We all remember those first words spoken by an astronaut on the surface of Mars: "That's one small step fo- HOLY SHIT LOOK OUT IT'S GOT SOME KIND OF DRILL! Get back to the ... [unintelligible] ... [...
|Israel: "massive late-evening jumps in voter turnout as evidence of fraud"
Brady Kiesling (former US diplomat who resigned in opposition to the Iraq war and the lies of the Bush administration) posted a seemingly innocuous graph from an official website with the comment:
|#mazi - together Massive peaceful demonstrations in SUPPORT of the new Greek government
As the finance ministers of the Eurozone gather for a crucial meeting on the future of Greece, thousands of citizens are braving freezing temperatures (yes, it's been snowing in Athens too) to show ...
|Mind-blowing poll: GOP - climate change
Over the last 24 hours I've been trying to fit into my head a statement from the new PM of Greece who said, and I paraphrase, 'I'm going to try to something innovative, to keep my pre-election ...
I recommend reading the fairly short links and not relying on the quotes if you want the full hilarity of it all. A few days ago I clicked on a Maureen Dowd column in the New York Times, by mistake,
|Do the rich have a plan?
We've been told that Plutistan (those worth more than a million) increased its population by one million last year, bringing it to 12 million, with a combined worth of over 50 trillion. To put that ...
|Cairo! 'Massive' doesn't do it justice.||Athenian||06/30/2013||158||222||2||-|
|Brutal police intervention in Istanbul. #occupygezi
Turkish anti-riot police are brutally trying to suppress protests in Istanbul, Turkey against the destruction of the city's last remaining green space in order to build yet another mall. They are ...
|Associated Press-GfK poll: Obama up by 15 among all adults, up by 10 among RVs
Changed title and edited to correct a misapprehension. Good Moorrrniiing America . The latest Associated Press-GfK poll has Obama up 52 to 37 among all adults and an approval rating also over fifty.
|My uncle, the family legend, took advantage of the GI bill.
I barely knew him so this post by my mother brought tears to my eyes. I won't have much to add and I really think anybody interested should follow the link and perhaps even read some more of her ...
|Breaking: Attack on US consulate in Benghazi, Updated x 4 US Ambassador killed
MAJOR UPDATE: Just woke up to this: The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other embassy staff were killed in a rocket attack on their car, a Libyan official said, as they were rushed from a ...
|Prime numbers deep connection proof? Updated
Twitter called my attention to this (hastily written and error-prone, according to the comments) post in SciAm. The picture looks beautiful (though the link to a larger version doesn't work) and it ...
|Back to Benghazi
I have failed you. The photo rich diaries and insightful political posts I had promised never materialized. I finished my first stint and just went on vacation, neglecting all of you. I am truly ...
|Shhh... black ops... Clint is one of ours...
On the front page it says that BHO remains a huge fan of Clint Eastwood. Well, of course. Mr Eastwood was an undercover agent who accomplished his mission. Romney's PR movie and speech were ...
|An Open Letter to Chancellor Merkel
The following is an open letter to Chancellor Merkel from Thanos Tzimeros, leader of the small liberal party Dimiourgia Xana (literally, Creation Again), a voice of sanity in Greece. It clearly and ...
I was going to post this yesterday but I was sick in bed and stuck out in the outskirts of town so I really had no personal feel for the celebrations. Now though, while still not terribly well, I am ...
|Benghazi, next stop, Athens, I'm out of here
I have a job offer! Teaching English to young kids in Benghazi, Libya for six months (extendable on mutual agreement), accommodation and car supplied, an allowance for local expenses and salary paid ...
|Update from Athens, December 12, 2011 edition
Since the last time we touched this subject , things have gone south. Kids have fainted ...
|An Observation about Interest Rates
When I was growing up in post-Junta Greece in the 70s and early 80s and then when I came back in the 90s, inflation and interest rates were high but the interest rates were always higher than the ...
|The Rules of Revolution.
Revolution is NOT war and the rules that indicate when one should go to war, declare victory or defeat are not the same as the dynamics that govern when a populace will revolt. In the comments ...
|Greece has a new Prime Minister!
After several days of operatic farce alternating with tragedy, the major non-leftwing parties agreed to form a government led by Lucas Papademos. So, who is he? A cautious, soft-spoken ...
|"Elephant mourns friend", updated with more video
" Elephant mourns friend " was one of the headlines I clicked on ...
|Updated x 8 final: Greece has a new government
And that is about all that is certain. Papandreou will not lead it. Details to follow. UPDATE 22:30 Athens time. The outgoing prime minister of Greece, George Papandreou and his ...
|Updated x 8: Greek Government close to collapse
Following yesterday's announcement of a referendum on the latest bailout/surrender of sovereignty by Greek PM George Papandreou, ...
|Update from Athens
George Papandreou, the Greek prime minister, is actually fulfilling one of his campaign promises, that of green development. A recently enacted real estate tax to be collected via electricity bills ...
|A good day for Libya: US recognition for the NTC, oil fields repaired
I'm sort of surprised not to have seen this mentioned here: the United States has officially recognized the leadership of the Libyan Revolution as the legitimate government of Libya, potentially ...
|Nuclear Power: You're doing it wrong!
Nuclear power generation, as it is practiced today, is: inefficient, dirty, dangerous and water-dependent. It does not have to be that way. A few weeks back there was a diary ...
|Now, for something completely different! How do we get from here to there? Without gigadeaths?
Self-indulgent rant follows. We all agree that the present system is unsustainable. There is some hope that things could be turned around if we grasp the bull by the horns. However we all suffer ...
|Greece: Prime Minister offers to step-down for National Unity Government: UPDATED
UPDATE: Apparently the opposition's demands were too much for Mr Papandreou who withdrew his offer to resign and will proceed with a wide-ranging Government reshuffle. Awaiting developments but it ...
|Gaddafi's birthday present - Libya update
Moammar Gaddafi marked his 69th birthday today (June 7). Apparently NATO thought they might join the celebrations. We're over 60 strikes today in Tripoli and action is ongoing. Are they going for 69?
|Champions League Final Open Thread
In just a few minutes the Champions League Final between Barcelona and Manchester United will begin. I just saw on Twitter a Libyan supporter of the revolution joke that this is the closest to a ...
|Apaches and Tigres go to Libya, oh my!
And for once they are not American. This is a war that America has largely pulled back from and the fighters and bombers are being flown by Europeans and a couple of Arabs. Of course the US still ...
|Libya, the endgame
The so-called 'stalemate' in Libya promoted by some news organizations is anything but. True, in the east the front line has remained static for a while now but that is deliberate. NATO has ...
|"Why Are Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh Against Strong Women in Politics?"
Because they are sexist right wing brain dead assholes with about two braincells to share between them, maybe?
|Benghazi Broadcasts with a British Accent
A bunch of Anglo-Libyans have launched a radio station, TributeFM (also available on-line ). They just had a live caller on from Tripoli. Some quotes culled ...
|The one place where folks happily rush to the balcony when bombs fall
Tripoli, Libya. The sound of jets flying high above comes through the open window. Boom , boom , boom . Everyone rushes to their balconies, trying to ...
Update: Spelling error in the title fixed : ( Minor other edits. The tale of Misuratah or Misrata or however you want to spell it, is a tale full of woe, blood and heroism, along with an ...
|Highest pay counterproductive. Please spread meme for free.
There's a video I want you to see. Actually there ...
|Averting catastrophe: the ways and means coming together
Global warming and climate change. Peak oil. Corporate dominance. Rising food prices. Exploding populations. Unsustainable economies. Environmental degradation. Water scarcities and droughts. Peak ...
|Have they just invented the Ansible?
When I first saw this article the thought came that this would be just what the invention of ...
|1821 meet 2011
1821, the year of the Greek Revolution and a new Greek relatively high-production-values documentary, can teach us much. The Greek doc and HBO's John Adams are similar in teaching sometimes ...
|Something wonderful this way comes
A famous curse supposedly says "may you live in interesting times." I suppose we are all cursed as these are the most interesting times that I would like to live through over the past several ...
Whereas I know that herding cats during an earthquake in the rain through LA is easy compared to keeping Democrats together, (even if they control three branches of government and have a shot at ...
|Message from a BattleStar
The vast starship was many years away when the transmissions began. Some of the scouts and weapons platforms were already in system, though. The People of Earth speech was aimed at Athens, ...
Among the things I did tonight (it is late where I am won't be able to stay around for long) were to check the prediction of the ...
|High levels of radiation across the DMZ
A real quickie here. The Associated Press is reporting abnormally high levels of radiation coming across the DMZ into ...
|A dawn of a new era. Falcon 9 success
Just a couple of days ago one of our favorite comedians was bemoaning the end of manned spaceflight and he broke a lot of hearts. Colbert Nation June 1 (link is currently broken on the site, ...
|Israel own goal, any way you cut it
Imagine that the flotilla heading for Gaza was full of armed terrorists. Imagine that they were laying in wait for the Israeli commandos to drop from the skies from the "black and silent copters". ...
|Greece mugged by economic hitmen, you're next...
Was Greece profligate? Yes. At the same time Saint Ronnie was 'proving' that deficits don't matter, Andreas Papandreou, the Prime Minister of Greece for the same period was doing the same in the "...
|Gaza incursion: intended (?) and unintended consequences
I just watched the nine o'clock news here in Athens. More than half the newscast was focused on the events in Gaza, despite a recent terrorist attack on Greek police which resulted in near fatal ...
|Athens is burning. Updated
Following the murder of a 15 year by a policeman Saturday night, the entire country has plunged into chaos. You can watch the ongoing riots, which seem about to enter their fourth ...
|How far can the popular vote diverge from the electoral victor?
How far, under ideal circumstances, can the popular vote diverge from the electoral college victor? Or loser? Under actual circumstances: Gore won by 500,000 votes nationwide. What is the largest ...
|No CT necessary. Osama will campaign for Reps.||Athenian||09/07/2006||11||-||-||2|
|World View of US Continues Slide||Athenian||06/14/2006||7||4||-||8|
|Even we don't 'get' it.||Athenian||03/27/2006||5||3||-||1|
|A Response to a Troll. C+ Augustus IS The Worst President Yet.||Athenian||03/13/2006||21||2||-||6|
|Are we human?||Athenian||03/06/2006||5||6||1||3|
|Gitmo: New horrors.||Athenian||02/09/2006||9||6||1||-|
|Science: Spectacular News on AIDS, Life||Athenian||02/07/2006||24||3||-||2|
|Thank you Mr Brooks. Now we know what Bush is for.||Athenian||12/01/2005||13||8||-||1|
|Airbrushing history on dKos with poll||Athenian||11/19/2005||25||1||-||-|
|"Who Are Americans to Think That Freedom Is Theirs to Spread?"||Athenian||06/28/2005||6||2||-||1|
|The flypaper analogy is right, just reversed||Athenian||06/19/2005||6||4||-||-|
|GNN: Sirius Sector: Politics: Analysis:||Athenian||06/09/2005||1||1||-||3|
|Unnecessary and spiteful cruelty on Death Row||Athenian||05/24/2005||10||13||-||1|
|Greece wins Eurovision contest to round out a charmed year.||Athenian||05/21/2005||20||3||-||1|
|Jupiter and Luna.||Athenian||05/19/2005||5||8||-||-|
|Poll says most Americans oppose Nuclear Weapons||Athenian||03/31/2005||10||2||-||-|
|Bottlenecks, Singularities and Precipices||Athenian||03/27/2005||10||7||-||-|
|In a parallel universe near you||Athenian||03/22/2005||15||19||-||-|
|Coincidence. (Lost leaders)||Athenian||03/16/2005||11||2||-||-|
|Hunting down the CIA||Athenian||03/14/2005||10||3||-||1|
|House Republicans worse than Bush.||Athenian||03/03/2005||3||3||-||-|
|The UN strikes back||Athenian||03/02/2005||3||4||-||-|
|It begins slowly and almost insidiously.||Athenian||02/28/2005||10||6||-||1|
|Agent Orange, redux?||Athenian||02/26/2005||9||9||-||9|
|War on Poverty or war on the poor?||Athenian||02/15/2005||7||7||-||8|
|Help the Smithsonian save a Saturn V||Athenian||02/06/2005||7||4||-||-|
|Terraforming Mars, Venusforming Earth||Athenian||02/06/2005||15||1||-||-|
|The promised land.||Athenian||01/18/2005||7||3||-||-|
|What if we ante up?||Athenian||01/16/2005||10||2||-||-|
|Science Thursday, Good and Bad News Edition||Athenian||01/13/2005||30||6||-||8|
|WHAT WE S H O U L D DO, revised, revisited and resized.||Athenian||01/11/2005||10||6||-||-|
|WHAT WE S H O U L D DO!||Athenian||01/07/2005||67||48||-||3|
|THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WHAT THEY SAY AND WHAT THEY DO||Athenian||01/06/2005||19||7||-||1|
|Something dangerous this way comes.||Athenian||01/05/2005||17||-||-||-|
|A few suggestions to further improve this incredible site - poll||Athenian||12/26/2004||7||6||-||-|
|Conversation with a gay friend about gay marriage||Athenian||12/23/2004||26||3||-||-|
|"Thou shalt not speak ill of a fellow Republican" with poll||Athenian||12/21/2004||10||3||-||-|
|Just a joke, with a poll||Athenian||12/17/2004||7||-||-||-|
|Turkey (the country, not the prez) gets EU date. Open thread invitation.||Athenian||12/16/2004||13||1||-||1|
|Alice. And a poll.||Athenian||12/09/2004||22||4||-||7|
|A note about spelling, with poll - Updated||Athenian||12/06/2004||70||4||-||-|
|Even if Bush wins, he's toast||Athenian||10/30/2004||6||1||-||-|
|Top ten things America can do to improve her democracy with POLL||Athenian||10/17/2004||4||1||-||23|
|Message to hawks: It's a shame||Athenian||10/10/2004||1||1||-||-|
|Duelfer meaning, with poll||Athenian||10/06/2004||7||-||-||-|
|Another security chief bites the dust||Athenian||10/01/2004||3||1||-||2|
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