Finnegan begin again – Syria and the cycle of recursive violence

James Joyce began Finnegans Wake with this passage:

“riverrun, past Eve and Adam’s from swerve of shore to bend of bay bring us back by a commodious vicus of recirculation back to Howrth Castle and Environs.”

Those sturdy enough to navigate the hallucinogenic, recursive, rhythmic prose to the very last page [...]

What’s next? Maybe this — a new Princess Diana investigation

Gates of Kensington Palace, Loz Pycock

I simply can’t believe that this showed up on the front page of The Independent today. What’s the world coming to?

The fact that Scotland Yard would even release this information is indicative of something significant. We don’t know what that might be, of course. But, why would [...]

Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.

BBC End Times Reports

BBC, July 25 (Angeles National Forest near LA) and there’s more…

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She makes you sick, takes your money, then bumps you off

That’s what Blythe Masters of JPMorgan does based on evidence from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and JPMorgan’s recent history. (Image: UCS)

Coal power is the leading source carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere. CO2 is the leading cause of climate change. Once airborne, the man made filth sticks around for 2 to 20 [...]

Ex-Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher dies

(BBC) – Former Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher has died at 87 following a stroke, her spokesman has said.

Lord Bell said: “It is with great sadness that Mark and Carol Thatcher announced that their mother Baroness Thatcher died peacefully following a stroke this morning.”

Baroness Thatcher was Conservative prime minister from 1979 to 1990.

She [...]

Pepe Escobar’s nuanced elegy for Chavez

El Comandante has left the building, Pepe Escobar Asia Times, March 6

El Comandante may have left the building – his body defeated by cancer – but the post-mortem demonization will go on forever. One key reason stands out. Venezuela holds the largest oil reserves in the world. Washington and that crumbling Kafkaesque [...]

Kill for Peace – US and EU Sanctions Deny Medicine to the Critically Ill

Michael Collins

United States and European Union sanctions against Iran prevent much needed medical care for the Iranian people. Those with cancer, for example, have lost the option of treatment through chemotherapy while hemophiliacs are at high risk for any surgery due to a denial of essential pharmaceuticals. There are 85,000 new cases of [...]