Prince Handles Helen, Obama, Chuck D, Animaniacs

@MrChuckD @POTUS

— Scott Thill (@morphizm) May 1, 2016

Look who popped up while my daughter and I were watching Animaniacs.

— Scott Thill (@morphizm) May 1, 2016

How Solar-Powered Disaster Recovery is Helping in Nepal

A new global warming [...]

Obama’s Solar Initiatives Aim to Slash Emissions

The sunshine hits keep on coming for President Barack Obama’s [...]

A Tale of Two Trials: Bradley Manning and Robert Bales

Bushed Again: New Orleans, Mr. O and Mr. Go

[Greg Palast]
Five years ago this week, a beast drowned New Orleans. Don’t blame Katrina: the lady never, in fact, touched the city. The hurricane swept east of it. You want to know the name of the S.O.B. who attacked New Orleans? Locals call him “Mr. Go” – the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet (MR-GO).

MR-GO was undoubtedly the [...]

Clusterfuck! A Still Moment

[Jim Kunstler, Clusterfuck Nation]
George W. Bush was onto something in the fall of 2008 when he remarked apropos of the Lehman collapse: “…this sucker could go down.”

It’s my serene conviction, by the way, that this sucker actually is going down, right now, even as I clatter away at the keys — perhaps in slow motion, [...]

Clusterfuck! Our Turn?

[Jim Kunstler, Clusterfuck Nation]
Nations go crazy. It’s terrifying when it happens, especially to a major nation with the ability to project its craziness outward. We look back on the psychotic break of Germany in 1933 and still wonder how the then-best-educated population in Europe could fall under the sway of a sociopathic political program. We [...]

Clusterfuck! Disasters Far and Near

[Jim Kunstler, Clusterfuck Nation]
As the disaster in Haiti moves into its “Katrina” phase of organizational chaos, relief effort failure, and public health calamity, the world will get another lesson in the dangers of techno-triumphalist posturing. American authority pretends to be in flawless control of a situation that by the minute crumbles into anarchy and death [...]

The Right Testicle of Hell: History of a Haitian Holocaust

[Greg Palast, Morphizm]
1. Bless the President for having rescue teams in the air almost immediately. That was President Olafur Grimsson of Iceland.

On Wednesday, the AP reported that the President of the United States promised, “The initial contingent of 2,000 Marines could be deployed to the quake-ravaged country within the next few days.”

“In a few [...]

Clusterfuck! Forecast 2010

[Jim Kunstler, Clusterfuck Nation]
There are always disagreements in a society, differences of opinion, and contested ideas, but I don’t remember any period in my own longish life, even the Vietnam uproar, when the collective sense of purpose, intent, and self-confidence was so muddled in this country, so detached from reality. Obviously, in saying this I’m [...]

Copenhagen: The Courage to Say No

[Naomi Klein, The Nation]
On the ninth day of the Copenhagen climate summit, Africa was sacrificed. The position of the G-77 negotiating bloc, including African states, had been clear: a 2 degree Celsius increase in average global temperatures translates into a 3–3.5 degree increase in Africa.

That means, according to the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance, “an [...]