Archive | September, 2013

Will You Be A Refugee In The Climate Disaster?

The Intergovernmental panel On Climate Change (IPCC) has finished its fifth report, and more scientists than ever now agree that climate change is real, is caused primarily by humans and is going to create massive problems in the latter half of this century. Richard Schiffman at The Atlantic writes: The polar icecaps are melting faster […]

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Iggy and the Stooges, San Jose Sat. night, last show ever?

Iggy and the Stooges will be going on an extended leave after headlining the C2SV Festival in San Jose this Saturday night. Who knows, this could be the last Stooges show ever. It includes James Williamson and Mike Watt. Bassist Mike Watt is best known for the Minutemen and fIREHOSE. I was lucky enough to […]

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Changing The Tempo at NTS

When we launched Not The Singularity, we had high hopes for the site. We hoped to create a fusion space where folk could read commentary on politics, gaming, foreign affairs, literature, music and so forth without being patronized,  and without having to cleave to any ideology other than being interested in the subject matter. We […]

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Is It Time for the World to Intervene in America’s Bloody Civil War?

Heh: That’s America, we say, as news of the latest massacre breaks – last week it was the slaughter of 12 people by Aaron Alexis at Washington DC’s navy yard – and move on. But what if we no longer thought of this as just a problem for America and, instead, viewed it as an […]

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Syrian Rebels Shift Towards Peace Conference, Russia Offers Troops For Chemical Cleanup

It’s very early days yet but I’m beginning to think peace in Syria may, like the war has had until now, have a momentum all of its own. The first encouraging sign comes from the main rebel group. The President of the opposition Syrian National Coalition, Ahmad Jarba, has said the Coalition is ready to attend an […]

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Review of the new series Sleepy Hollow

There are few classic stories that hold a special place in my heart. So it makes me uneasy when I see a new re-telling of one. The pilot of Sleepy Hollow was something I was curious about.  The 1999 movie with Johnny Depp wasn’t bad I thought. But this was a series set in modern […]

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Assad Fully Complies With Call To Detail Chemical Arsenal – Report

Here’s some good news for a change. (Reuters) – Syria has handed over information about its chemical arsenal to a U.N.-backed weapons watchdog, meeting the first deadline of an ambitious disarmament operation that averted the threat of Western air strikes. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said on Saturday it had “received the expected […]

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Chuck Todd, Food Stamps, and the Media

Chuck Todd’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day (which he brought on himself by saying that it isn’t the media’s job to correct Republican lies about Obamacare) hasn’t ended yet: Unfortunately for Todd, the controversy isn’t going away. The latest salvo: a petition on the website Credo Mobilize, which had drawn 50,000 signatures by […]

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NSA corrupts everything it touches, is hurting US companies

A stated goal of Al Qaeda is to damage the economy of the US. Al Qaeda must be quite happy at how NSA, by corrupting and compromising US companies, is helping achieve their goal. After all, it is now apparent that software from Microsoft and Apple plus all the social media sites cannot be trusted. […]

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On Francis and the Pedophiles

I converted to Buddhism several years ago for a number of reasons, one of which was my growing disgust at how large and ugly the pedophile scandal truly was and how terribly mismanaged it had been by Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI. And yes, John Paul II played a large part in the […]

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