Archive for August, 2007
Underdog Paul lights political passion – USATODAY.com
“NEW YORK Passengers on a plane leaving New York could see three words in 4-foot block letters painted on an East Village rooftop terrace as they ascended: GOOGLE RON PAUL.”
In the wee hours of Tuesday, a total lunar eclipse takes place. MSNBC has a good guide to times for viewing in your area.
SPACE.com — Mission Endeavour: Shuttle Astronauts Prepare for Landing “Kelly, Hobaugh and their STS-118 crewmates are slated to land here at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) at 12:32 p.m. EDT (1632 GMT) Tuesday, with a second opportunity about 90 minutes later. Mission managers are also calling up a backup runway at Edwards Air Force Base in California’s Mojave Desert, but hope to land in Florida to avoid additional turnaround time and costs.”
Iranian Unit to Be Labeled ‘Terrorist’ – washingtonpost.com “The United States has decided to designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps, the country’s 125,000-strong elite military branch, as a ‘specially designated global terrorist,’ according to U.S. officials, a move that allows Washington to target the group’s business operations and finances.”
“Santa Muerte, which some believe to be rooted in pre-Colombian beliefs, is one of several unofficial folk saints worshipped in Mexico. Death is commonly honored as a part of life in Mexican culture – such as during November’s Day of the Dead celebrations – and does not have the same morbid stigma as in other societies.”
I’m a tradionalist, she looks fine as is. Wikipedia’s Santa Muerte Page is a fine kick off to knowledge if you wish to know more.
“One study of the matter found that, ‘Monsanto has used heavy-handed investigations and ruthless prosecutions that have fundamentally changed the way many American farmers farm. The result has been nothing less than an assault on the foundations of farming practices and traditions that have endured for centuries in this country and millennia around the world, including one of the oldest, the right to save and replant crop seed.”
Four patents denied to Monsanto. Wow.
I hope this continues. Can this monster be brought down? Can we be saved from Global Corn Domination? “Trust the Cob, Citizen.”