8.03.2016 Daily Links

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http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/02/us/politics/donald-trump-draft-record.html  –  By now a well-chewed trope, but still very recent, from The New York Time, in which Donald Trump’s disinterest in patriotism or heroism comes into focus, to the extent that he faked or emphasized ‘hell spurt’ to attain a deferment, a not-altogether-admirable tactic that in some ineffable fashion fits neatly with a just-released Forbidden Knowledge TV briefing about the Donald’s ‘mob’ ties and racketeering adventures on many fronts, the nominated candidate of the Grand Old Party, and a plausible next President of the United States, in any case definitely the first media maven in charge since Joe Kennedy cut a deal in Chicago for his son.

                    This Day in History                  

Today, in Ancient Rome, was a day, Supplicia Canum, of crucified dogs, which failed to bark, and lionized geese, that honked of an invasion and saved the day; Imperial Roman General Tiberius on this day two thousand twenty-four years ago, led forces that dealt a nearly decisive defeat to restive Dalmatae, who had been fighting the Romans for more than a century and a half; one thousand one hundred six years after that juncture, Louis III of France defeats the Vikings, an event celebrated in the poem Ludwigslied; four hundred sixty-two years subsequently, in 1342, a nascent Spanish empire began the siege of Algeciras, which would prove a significant step in the Reconquista of the Iberian Peninsula by Christian Spaniards; fifty years onward, in 1492, ships and crew under Christopher Columbus set sail for what would prove to be the Caribbean; MORE HERE

                A Thought for the Day                

Mundane miracles of routine reality, from minuscule and paltry to monumental and magnificent, manifest as if by magic from nature’s maw and in so doing reveal the godlike gheist that rules the roost in these environs, Gaia’s generous and yet implacable gaze visible if we but look, which, as the peasants’ plight has receded and the proletariat’s priorities have emerged, we have been ignoring at our most mortal peril for several generations now, under the delusional perspective that self-interested scientists who serve their profiteering plutocrat lords and masters can have their way with the ecological imprimatur that governs our realm without cost or consequence, when in fact existential threats loom up and boom out on every day in every way, any one of which can instantaneously snuff out the human flame without compunction or warning and all of which guarantee to portend such an extinction unless we manage to honor once more the mutuality that, though the mandate for it is inexorable, is in the end all that the goddess requires of us, a kind of simple awareness of and respect for an ecological Golden Rule.

                  Quote of the Day                       
From the firing of the first shot on the banks of the Sha-ho, the fate of the great battle of the Russo-Japanese war hung in the balance for more than a fortnight.  The famous three-day battles, for which history has reserved the recognition of special pages, sink into insignificance before the struggles in Manchuria engaging half a million men on fronts of sixty miles, struggles lasting for weeks, flaming up fiercely and dying away from sheer exhaustion, to flame up again in desperate persistence, and end — as we have seen them end more than once — not from the victor obtaining a crushing advantage, but through the mortal weariness of the combatants. MORE HERE

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              TODAY’S HEART, SOUL, &                                  AWARENESS VIDEO                  


https://21wire.tv/2016/07/26/triple-bill-mh17-reflections-the-untold-story-a-year-without-truth/ –  Almost precisely two years after the cataclysmic news of nearly three hundred deaths as a result of downed Malaysian airliner, MH-17, a series of three plus-or-minus twenty-five minute videos that detail–for scrappy scribes and stalwart citizens who have a desire to uncover reality and get at what actually happened to murder these innocents–the lack of best practices among investigators, the refusal of those with information to share it publicly, the continued default to the original view that Western monopoly media outletsimmediately promulgated, either with no evidence or against available evidence, that ‘Russian-backed’ rebels shot the plane out of the sky, as well as other procedural and substantive flaws in the supposed ‘search for the truth’ in the matter of a truly hideous crime, all of which ought to intrigue viewers either who want to have a clue or who believe in the possibilities for social justice and positive evolution of contemporary society from barbarous eventualities such as MH-17 represents.


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Fellowship available for conference on extremism [Worldwide]

Media professionals, among others, ages 25 to 35 can apply to attend the UNESCO International Conference on the Prevention of Violent Extremism through Education, in New Delhi, India.

Deadline: 08/05/2016


Photojournalism contest offers investigative grant [Worldwide]

The winner will receive support in the implementation, production and dissemination of an in-depth project on modern day slavery and its incidence amongst women.

Deadline: 10/16/2016

Travel photography contest open [Worldwide]

Professional and amateur photographers can compete for the Travel Photography of the Year Awards.

Deadline: 10/01/2016

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Calling all pop culture junkies! The New York Post Features Department is looking for a full-time writer who is tapped into movies, TV, music, fashion, food and more. The candidate will write fresh and compelling lifestyle and entertainment stories that tap into the zeitgeist, both for the web and print.

Senior Writer, Office of the President

The Senior Writer will work with the Director of Speechwriting in the Office of the President to develop, research and write communication materials including formal speeches, remarks, talking points, correspondence, public letters, and other documents that articulate the vision and ideas for the University President. The Senior Writer must have the capacity to find and tell good stories that will reach diverse audiences and a talent for writing and editing in a fast-paced environment that thrives on self-motivation, flexibility, and collaboration.


Woman Warrior

A Portside post that looks at woman warriors who embody empowering and great models of revolutionary consciousness from which we can all learn: “Tax has been an outspoken leftist in critiquing the manner in which many on the left have either fallen prey to knee-jerk anti-imperialism, i.e., if the United States is involved in a situation a) it must be the central player; and b) anyone opposing it must be a positive force, or post-modern visions of the world that permit cultural relativism particularly when it comes to women. For Tax, both of these approaches—which are often linked—are disastrous not only for women but for progressive forces. In that sense, A Road Unforeseen represents an effort to challenge, if not put to bed, a decrepit paradigm that is leading progressive forces into an ideological and political cul de sac.”

WRISSJournalism Job Finding Tips

An IJNet article that shares job-hunting tips with recent journalist graduates: “That’s why IJNet asked a handful of seasoned reporters, editors and producers working for a variety of news outlets their advice for younger peers. What’s the best approach to getting your byline out there, nabbing a spot on staff at a quality publication and performing well in the early days in that position?”


Western Control over Journalism

An Activist Post posting that exposes the huge influence that Western interests, through propaganda, play in worldwide media: “Sure we’re being given choices, but the differences between the candidates are purely cosmetic ones, lacking any real nutritional value for the nation. We’re being served a poisoned feast whose aftereffects will leave us in turmoil for years to come.”


Stalling on Nuke Decision

A New York Times piece that discusses a recent British decision to err on the side of caution and research and call off a nuclear power deal, a decision that has political ramifications: “The sudden choice of Prime Minister Theresa May not to sign the deal but to take until the autumn for further study, reportedly on security and economic grounds, has angered both Paris, which will be crucial to Britain’s future relations with the European Union after the country’s vote to leave the bloc, and Beijing, which Mr. Cameron had cultivated aggressively for investment and trade ties despite criticism that he was subordinating human rights and geopolitical concerns to commerce.”



Election Woes

A Rutherford Institute article that contextualizes just how effective our system of electoral democracy is: “No, America, you don’t have to vote.

In fact, vote or don’t vote, the police state will continue to trample us underfoot.

Devil or deliverer, the candidate who wins the White House has already made a Faustian bargain to keep the police state in power. It’s no longer a question of which party will usher in totalitarianism but when the final hammer will fall.”