Posted by jfb on September 2nd, 2008 | 0 comments
NASA Mars Phoenix Mission: Ice Cold Sunrise on Mars
Ice Clouds in Martian Arctic
NASA Phoenix Mission Conducting Extended Activities on Mars
NASA Considers Keeping Space Shuttles in Flight Past 2010
Shutting down the shuttle
ISS Dodges Space Junk For First Time In Five Years
China to launch third manned space flight in September: report
Glenn Greenwald has been covering the crackdown outside the RNC pretty regularly:
Scenes from St. Paul — Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman arrested
RNC Welcoming Committee
Twin Cities Indymedia
I’ve got to say, I’m less concerned about Amy Goodman, who’s been arrested by worse than these goons, than I am about the state of our nation and how jaded I am about it. I shrugged my shoulders when I heard about all this, figuring we knew it was going to happen. But c’mon, let’s pay some attention:
Beginning last night, St. Paul was the most militarized I have ever seen an American city be, even more so than Manhattan in the week of 9/11 — with troops of federal, state and local law enforcement agents marching around with riot gear, machine guns, and tear gas cannisters, shouting military chants and marching in military formations. Humvees and law enforcement officers with rifles were posted on various buildings and balconies. Numerous protesters and observers were tear gassed and injured.
Georgia seems to have stabilized a bit since I last posted. You can expect a wrap-up in the next few days, but here’s a quick look at the region:
Russia says US may have sent weapons to Georgia
Ukraine defense faces dilemma after Georgia crisis
EU involves Ukraine into sanitary cordon off Russia
Turkish, Russian admirals meet on Black Sea
Russia will respond ‘calmly’ in Black Sea: Putin
Arctic Island: More Evidence of Melting, Scientists Say
Priest’s potty gift from God
A Bulgarian priest is to go under police surveillance – because of a field of cannabis he claims is a gift from God. Father Cyril Papudov has been arrested seven times but police have never caught him actually cultivating the crop. He claims the cannabis seeded by itself and is part of God’s gift of nature and nothing to do with him.
And I haven’t had a chance to digest this story yet, so consider this all raw data, but you can expect to be hearing more. I spent my hippiest treehugging days defending roadless areas in Idaho. If anything gets me out of my armchair, it could well be this. Stay tuned.
Two Roads Diverged in a Wood, and I … I Couldn’t Believe I Was in a Roadless Area: Deal to shrink roadless areas in Idaho approved by Bush admin
Truce Is Reached in Battle Over Idaho Forest Land
Idaho’s roadless deal may be final soon
I’m glad the Times and the Statesman are so impressed with “compromise.” Here’s a better compromise: you don’t mess with the forest, we don’t mess with you. Sounds fair, huh?
Damn, I haven’t dissed the Statesman in a decade. Hi, guys.