12.15.2016 Daily Links

          BREAKING NEWS RIGHT NOW          

A report about a jury decision in the ‘law-enforcement-friendly’ State of Texas, that Activist Post has conveyed to scrappy scribes and stalwart citizens who hope to have a clue, the upshot of which is that after spending two years in jail for the ‘crime’ of firing at home-invading, “no knock” policemen, wounding three, a Corpus Christi resident is not guilty of anything, and Texas’ Nazi police state practices, more often than not in support of the crimes against humanity inherent in the war on drugs, now include another indictment, from the people of Texas whose representatives set Ray Rojas free even as other folks in Texas now face other similar situations, including a death penalty case, all for the benefit of a Police-&-Prison-&-Prohibition Industrial Complex that is, at best, a case of insistent criminal insanity on the part of the powers that be, a case of a misinformed and exploited public that, in a totally different realm, the New York Times is reporting on in relation to interest rates, which the paper’s Upshot analysts warn people not to hope that rises are in the offing.

                    This Day in History                  

Today is Bill of Rights Day in the United States, as well as a day of Remembrance for Journalists Killed in the Line of Duty in Russia, and, around the world, Zamenhof Day to celebrate the goals of the international Esperanto communityone thousand, four hundred eighty-three years ago, near what is now the border of Libya and Tunisia, Byzantine armies and their ‘Hun’ mercenaries routed a Vandal force that reestablished Roman hegemony in Carthage; Mongol forces seven hundred thirty-three years later, in 1256, captured a strategic fort in present-day Iran en route to their conquests in Southwest Asia;


                A Thought for the Day                

The ubiquity of willful ignorance about people and developments that are worthy of respect, or even lionization, might astound an observer from some remote galactic realm at the same time that the denigration of those who cry “viva Fidel!” in the United States amounts to almost an open season on all who find any value whatsoever in the possibilities of socialism, a dynamic of rejection and repression without reflection, based merely on ideological presumption and nonsense, that attends almost every interaction and relationship that amounts to anything in the United States today.

                  Quote of the Day                       

Why should Esperanto be easier to learn? First, because the grammar has been cleansed of irregularities. The student of English, for instance, is faced with at least two totally irregular verbs and around three hundred “strong” or “radical-changing” verbs, each of which has three components that have to be learned separately; the student of Esperanto has to learn one simple paradigm, six endings, applicable to all verbs. The student of English has to learn the irregular plural endings of a large number of nouns (and, consequently, has to pay attention to every noun so that he will know whether or not it uses one of these unusual endings); the student of Esperanto has to learn one plural ending for all nouns. Etc.

from esperanto.org

                   Doc of the Day                      
“This is a collection of papers translated from the Russian with some revised and updated contributions.  Written by leading authorities from Eastern Europe, the volume outlines the history of the health and environmental consequences of the Chernobyl disaster.  According to the authors, official discussions from the International Atomic Energy Agency and associated United Nations’ agencies (e.g. the Chernobyl Forum reports) have largely downplayed or ignored many of the findings reported in the Eastern European scientific literature and consequently have erred by not including these assessments.

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SEARCHDAYchernobyl OR fukushima meltdown OR destruction OR disaster OR catastrophe effect OR consequences OR impact OR "health risk" OR morbidity OR mortality "nuclear power" inherent OR inescapable OR unavoidable OR inevitable "cover up" OR misrepresent OR downplay OR underestimate fraud OR hypocrisy OR profiteer = 123,000 Links.

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              TODAY’S HEART, SOUL, &                                  AWARENESS VIDEO                  

Once again, for scrappy scribes and stalwart citizens who hope to leave willful ignorance behind, several video interfaces about what is happening in Aleppo and Syria generally, data and perspectives that–needless to say for those who follow the ‘Fake News’ practices of corporate media mavens–‘mainstream’ outlets either fail to report or distort and misrepresent, in the first place from 21st Century Wire’s presentation of an RT interview and debate in which an actual, bona fide on-the-ground reporter and witness–of which no monopoly journalism organization in the ‘West’ boasts a single one–describes the hard-to-refute liberation of Aleppo from American funded and supported ‘moderate’ terrorists and their indistinguishable Islamic State in Iraq & Syria allies, after which the intrepid viewer can take a peek at Bashar al Assad’s interview with RT via an Information Clearinghouse portal , another article of which proffers  competing views of Aleppo’s final acts as either celebratory or tragic, all of which fits neatly into a new TeleSur briefing about the monumental boost to music and art and culture that have resulted from another consistently misreported modern event, the Cuban revolution that rescued the island’s people from the depredations of empire and delivered to them instead, despite the assault’s of imperial capital, better lives and massively expanded opportunities, especially in the cultural arena.