JUDY COLLINS & THEODORE BIKEL – NEWPORT FESTIVAL 1962

“Thoroughly Modern Killers”

STOLEN FROM ebMisfit

“There is an article in the current issue of Scientific American which posits that the success of humanity as a species began about 71,000 years ago when humans developed projectile weapons and then likely tipped them with poison. The evidence is the discovery of manufactured stone points that were too small for hand-held spears.

“The atlatl was the first stand-off weapon. It did not require the user to get within bad-breath range of the target. More significantly for combat, it was the first weapon for which skill was more important than strength. A small man, a woman or a child could kill a large animal or a strong man.

“Which became significant when human and Neantherthal tribes began bumping into each other. The Neanderthals were bigger, stronger and they had spears. Humans were smaller, weaker, and they had poison-tipped atlatls.

“And, for the Neanderthals, that was all she wrote.”
@ Just An Earth-Bound Misfit, I

Theo Bikel May 2, 1924-July 21, 2015

Here he is in his prime…

And here he is, singing farewell June 21st 2015

 

how democracy dies, a little cut here,

a drop of blood there… one almost doesn’t notice…
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Walker Says He Wants To Replace Government Accountability Board

GAB Approved John Doe Probe Into Walker Recall Election

Monday, July 20, 2015, 11:15am

By Patty Murray and The Associated Press

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is calling for the dismantling of an independent state agency that oversees elections and that authorized an investigation into his 2012 recall campaign.

Walker said the Government Accountability Board should be replaced with something that’s more accountable, though he didn’t go into specifics as to how the new agency should look or work. He said he has “had problems” with the GAB for “some time.”

“I think it’s appropriate to just get rid of it and replace it with something is ultimately accountable, transparent, and fair to the people of Wisconsin,” he said.

In a written statement, GAB Director Kevin Kennedy said the board is not only accountable, but is a model for the rest of the country.

The independent board authorized an investigation into Walker’s 2012 recall campaign to see if it had illegally worked with conservative groups. The state Supreme Court recently said the investigation must not continue.

http://www.wpr.org/walker-says-he-wants-replace-government-accountability-board

it’s that damn Hansen again… troublesome fellow, what?

Earth’s Most Famous Climate Scientist Issues Bombshell Sea Level Warning

Monday’s new study greatly increases the potential for catastrophic near-term sea level rise. Here, Miami Beach, among the most vulnerable cities to sea level rise in the world.

Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images

By Eric Holthaus in Slate
In what may prove to be a turning point for political action on climate change, a breathtaking new study casts extreme doubt about the near-term stability of global sea levels.

The study—written by James Hansen, NASA’s former lead climate scientist, and 16 co-authors, many of whom are considered among the top in their fields—concludes that glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica will melt 10 times faster than previous consensus estimates, resulting in sea level rise of at least 10 feet in as little as 50 years. The study, which has not yet been peer reviewed, brings new importance to a feedback loop in the ocean near Antarctica that results in cooler freshwater from melting glaciers forcing warmer, saltier water underneath the ice sheets, speeding up the melting rate. Hansen, who is known for being alarmist and also right, acknowledges that his study implies change far beyond previous consensus estimates. In a conference call with reporters, he said he hoped the new findings would be “substantially more persuasive than anything previously published.” I certainly find them to be

Sandra Bland

there’s some Texas cops got a helluva lot to answer for here… U.S Marshals need to arrest every cop who had anything to do with this, and charge them with terrorism and hold ’em in Gitmo while subjecting them to some ‘enhanced interrogation’ before setting a $10,000,000 cash bail… The feds also have to occupy the jail where she died and cordon it off as a crime scene, move all the prisoners in it into protective custody, give pardons and witness protection to every prisoner before asking them what, exactly, went down here… the fed have this kind of power – time they used it on behalf of the people…

ABC 7 Chicago

BREAKING: A road trip for a Naperville businesswoman ends in a jailhouse death… http://abc7.ws/1HNrDPe

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/07/20/sandra-bland-jail-death_n_7837516.html

Drought Map for July 14th 2015

CVOTD

Cat Video of the Day…

Quote of the Day

“Mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.” Woody Allen

BEST.HEADLINE.EVAH

Uranus might be full of surprises

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2014/11/14/uranus-might-be-full-of-surprises/