February 16th, 2007

Chris Keeley

To a senator, a Saturday vote is a hardship reserved for national crises such as impeachment or Terr

To a senator, a Saturday vote is a hardship reserved for national crises such as impeachment or Terri Schiavo. Votes have been held on Saturday only five times in the past 10 years.

Reluctantly, the Senate's Weekend Warriors

By Dana Milbank
Friday, February 16, 2007; A02

Now this is war.

After four years of fighting in Iraq, and two weeks of trying to force senators to debate the conflict, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid yesterday wheeled out the ultimate weapon.

He ordered his colleagues to work on Saturday.

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Chris Keeley

A young woman taking a bath, assisted by two servants. This is Bathsheba, a legendary beauty. Cornel

A young woman taking a bath, assisted by two servants. This is Bathsheba, a legendary beauty. Cornelis van Haarlem painted her in 1594. The story of the fair Bathsheba is told in the biblical Book of Samuel. One evening she was bathing in the garden. King David saw her from the roof of his palace and fell in love with her. All that is visible of the palace here is the contour behind the garden wall. The king is nowhere to be seen. The focus is on the three women in the foreground. The artist used Bathsheba's bath as a theme in which to show various facets of the female nude, monumental and at the same time as natural as possible.

http://www.rijksmuseum.nl/images/aria/sk/z/sk-a-3892.z

http://www.rijksmuseum.nl/aria/aria_assets/SK-A-3892?lang=en&context_space=&context_id=
Chris Keeley

life is a journey and if we remember that it is a gift and we cherish "every" moment of it... then w

http://www.ewebtribe.com/

life is a journey and if we remember that it is a gift and we cherish "every" moment of it... then we can truly say we have lived. Thank you all for your love and support. Remember to take time each day to cherish the moment. And my "New Motto' for this year is Do today what others will not...and Live tomorrow like most NEVER will. Love and Light A-Ho Ramona Starbirdwoman Harris

http://www.ewebtribe.com/NACulture/women.htm

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Chris Keeley

All Sonic... No Boom

All Sonic... No Boom

Posted by Gerard at 17:49 on Feb 14th 2007

Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works has been developing the QSST - or Quiet Super-Sonic Transport - for six years. This luxury private jet could be the first civilian supersonic plane approved for over-land use, thanks to aerodynamics designed to muffle its sonic boom.

Developed under a $25-million contract from Supersonic Aerospace International (SAI), the 12-passenger (+3 crew) QSST would fly at between 47,000 and 57,000 feet with a range of 4,600 miles (approx Chicago to Rome). Designed to fly between Mach 1.6 and 1.8 (which are 1,056 and 1,188 mph), the two-engine gull-wing aircraft would leave a sonic wake that amouts to only one-hundredth of that of the Mach 2–capable Concorde...

http://www.shockgadgets.com/news/191/all-sonic-no-boom/
Chris Keeley

THERE IS A PARTNER!

 THERE IS A PARTNER! 

GUSH SHALOM, the Israeli Peace Bloc, along with peace forces throughout the world, welcomes the Palestinian unity agreement. 

In this agreement, Hamas undertakes to respect the Oslo accords, which are based on the mutual recognition of the State of Israel and the Palestinian people. 

The new Palestinian government, which will include all the main political representatives of the Palestinian people, is a credible partner. 

The agreement was achieved under the auspices of the King of Saudi Arabia, the initiator of the Arab Peace Plan. This plan assures Israel of recognition by the entire Arab world, in return for the withdrawal from the occupied territories and the establishment of the State of Palestine. 

GUSH SHALOM calls upon the government of Israel to put an end to the blockade on the Palestinian people, and to start practical and speedy negotiations for a peace agreement. 

Another window of opportunity has been opened. Let us not miss this chance!  
 

Gush Shalom  * 972-3-5221732 * P.O.Box 3322, Tel-Aviv 61033 *

www.gush-shalom.org * info@gush-shalom.org

Chris Keeley

a film that put the World Bank and the IMF on trial

Bamako: Danny Glover Produces and Stars in New Film Putting the World Bank and IMF on Trial in Africa

Friday, February 16th, 2007

http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=07/02/16/1548228

Actor and activist Danny Glover joins us to talk about his new film "Bamako." Set in Mali, the plot revolves around a trial that pits the people of Bamako against the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. We're also joined by Bamako's co-executive producer, Joslyn Barnes. [includes rush transcript - partial]

 


On Thursday's Democracy Now! we looked at how so-called vulture investors are preying upon African debtor nations. Investigative reporter Greg Palast revealed how several of President Bush's top campaign contributors have profited off this practice.

Well, there have been two developments in the past day. In London, a decision has come down in the court case between the African nation Zambia and the investment company Donegal International. A British high court judge ruled yesterday that Zambia must repay millions to the so-called vulture fund. Meanwhile in Washington, Congressman John Conyers, the chair of the House Judiciary Committee, met with President Bush yesterday and personally asked him to help end vulture funds.

We are joined by the actor and activist Danny Glover and Joslyn Barnes. They are the executive producers of the new movie "Bamako." It is a fictional film set in Mali. The plot revolves around a trial that pits the people of Bamako against the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

 

  • Danny Glover. Actor and activist who is the executive producer of "Bamako." He is a co-founder of Louverture Films and serves as chair of the board of TransAfrica Forum. He is also a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from Amnesty International. He recently returned from Kenya where he attended the World Social Forum.
  • Joslyn Barnes. Co-executive Producer of "Bamako."
  • "Bamako" excerpts.

AMY GOODMAN: We look at the issue of debt in Africa. On Thursday’s Democracy Now!, we looked at how so-called vulture investors are preying upon African debtor nations. Investigative reporter Greg Palast revealed how several of President Bush’s top campaign contributors, particularly Paul Singer, have profited off this practice.

JUAN GONZALEZ: Well, there have been two developments in the past day. In London, a decision has come down in the court case between the African nation Zambia and the investment company Donegal International. A British high court judge ruled yesterday that Zambia must repay millions to the so-called vulture fund. Meanwhile, in Washington, Congressman John Conyers, the chair of the House Judiciary Committee, met with President Bush yesterday and personally asked him to help end vulture funds.

AMY GOODMAN: We're joined now by the actor and activist Danny Glover, as well as Joslyn Barnes. They’re the executive producers of the new movie, Bamako. It’s a fictional film set in Mali. The plot revolves around a trial that pits the people of Bamako against the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. We welcome you both to Democracy Now!

DANNY GLOVER: Thank you very much, Amy and Juan.

AMY GOODMAN: Talk about the making of this film.

DANNY GLOVER: Well, we -- just fascinating how you have an opportunity to work with an extraordinary director like Abderrahmane Sissako. And he approached both Joslyn and I with an idea about making a film that put the World Bank and the IMF on trial, and using the metaphor of the courtyard he grew up in -- in fact, the title of the film was first called “The Court,” the courtyard that he grew up in. He began --

AMY GOODMAN: Bamako is the capital of Mali.

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We have plenty of opportunity to deal with the subject of ending the war in Iraq, but, of course, we

Conyers Confronts Bush and Demands Investigation of Vulture Funds

Friday, February 16th, 2007

http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=07/02/16/1548232

House Judiciary Chair Rep. John Conyers (D - Michigan) joins us from Capitol Hill as the House is poised to pass a non-binding resolution opposing President Bush's escalation of the Iraq war. Conyers calls for a cutoff of appropriations for the war in Iraq, saying "that may be the only way that we're going to end the war." [includes rush transcript - partial]

 


The House of Representatives is expected to pass a non-binding resolution today opposing President Bush's decision to send more than twenty thousand additional combat troops to Iraq.

The House has been debating the resolution since Tuesday. As many as two dozen Republicans are expected to vote with the Democrats in opposing the troop increase. If the resolution passes, it will mark the first time Congress has voted against President Bush's Iraq war policy.

Speaker House Nancy Pelosi has also indicated she would back Congressman John Murtha's attempt to rewrite the president's spending request to limit Bush's options in prosecuting the war.

This is Democratic Congressman Keith Ellison of Minnesota. He is the first Muslim to be elected to Congress.

 

  • Rep. Keith Ellison (D - MN)

     

Meanwhile many Republicans criticized the Democrats for introducing the resolution. This is Congressman Jeb Hensarling of Texas.

 

  • Jeb Hensarling (R - TX)

     

Joining us now from Capitol Hill is House Judiciary Chair John Conyers of Michigan. On Wednesday he and more than two dozen other members of the Congressional Black Caucus met with President Bush. It was the president's first meeting with the caucus in over two years.

 

  • Rep. John Conyers (D - MI), Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, and Dean of the Congressional Black Caucus. He met with President Bush yesterday about debt relief for Africa.

JUAN GONZALEZ: The House of Representatives is expected to pass a non-binding resolution today opposing President Bush's decision to send more than 20,000 additional combat troops to Iraq.

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Matthew Adams outside his 120-square-foot house by Modern Cabana on his 160 acres near Red Bluff, Ca

Matthew Adams outside his 120-square-foot house by Modern Cabana on his 160 acres near Red Bluff, Calif. He wanted a well-designed dwelling that would have the least effect on his land. 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/16/realestate/greathomes/16tiny.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

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