Friday, February 13, 2015

Cats and Foxes

"Satire can be dangerous and harmful. It can breed a dehumanizing cynicism which becomes an end in itself," writes Carl Truman, but it is also "vital to healthy democracy. Where it exists, it is a sign that power is being resisted. Where it is permitted, it is a sign of freedom and a gauge of the ability of those in charge to allow criticism."

And from our political desk, we're hearing reports that the administration who said the world doesn't respect the United States enough to stand with us did not respect the world enough to stand with them during yesterday's solidarity march in Paris. The secretary of state said, essentially, "Just because I couldn't attend your ball games or birthday parties doesn't mean I don't love you, son. Why does this always have to be about you?"

Cats and foxes behind Australia’s alarming extinctions, study finds Japan Times

Drones and satellites spot lost civilizations in unlikely places Science

Goats and Soda Time’s ‘Person Of The Year’ Is Feeling Kind Of Lost

'It takes both rain and shine to make a rainbow...'
Rainbow home copyright Tommy Hatwell

A Blackwater World Order American Conservative

Connecticut to super-rich residents: Please don’t leave us Associated Press. SK: “Unbe-f-ing-leivable! Wish there was a para explaining why states are dependent on them for $ but federal govt is not. Incredible to think states are literally tracking a handful of residents like this.

Elodie Quetant urges us to serve those around us. "We cheapen life by playing a peeping Tom to its events. Our gadgets have trained us for constant voyeurism, but we’re missing the bigger picture by not engaging friends, coworkers, and our children about monumental shifts in society. Avoiding the uncomfortable conversations is the perfect way for society to remain ignorant and biased."