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Nature is by FAR the DOPEST Ethiopian…

In Uncategorized on July 16, 2011 at 4:16 pm

God’s Pharmacy

and still they say there’s no God and nothing is connected.

womp. wake the flying eff up.

s/o to amaya for putting me up on game!

enjoy!

peace.paz.selam.

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More CK, Louis that is…

In Uncategorized on July 16, 2011 at 4:15 pm

too soon for yet another louis ck post?????

TOO BAD! i couldn’t help it, yoni recently sent me louie’s npr interview, which too was amazing, and after adding daniel tosh on twitter i found out that louie too has a twitter and that was it. in the process of reading damn near all his tweets i came upon so much louis ck gold it wasnt even funny (actually it was all ridiculuosly funny which is why i think hes the illis.)

anyway, HOW COULD YOU NOT ADORE A MAN WHO SPENT 20 STRAIGHT MINS ASKING DONALD RUMSFELD, IN ALL SERIOUSNESS, WHETHER OR NOT HE IS INFACT AN ALIEN MAN-EATING LIZARD???

seriously, he DEMANDED an answer to the question.

nuff said.

enjoy!

peace.paz.selam

Richard Preston: Climbing the World’s Biggest Trees [TED.com]

In Uncategorized on July 16, 2011 at 4:12 pm

as really struck by his particular use of the word “articulate” …never heard it used like that… i down.

anyway the whole video’s a bit as up in the air as the tall @$$ trees he’s talking about,
STILL, the sheer magnitude… can you imagine anything that large and old??
lying to yourself if you say its not fascinating

enjoy!

peace.paz.selam

Louis CK: Comedian and Truth-teller extraordinaire

In Uncategorized on July 16, 2011 at 4:02 pm

Louis CK is one of my favorite comedians. click here for TIME’s article about his amazing FX series “Louie” and here for his twitter.

this is a test

In Uncategorized on June 25, 2011 at 11:20 am

 

 

this is a test

 

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Haiti- “The Underlying Tragedy” [NY Times]

In Uncategorized on January 21, 2010 at 1:00 am

While it’s not my intention to blog about things that can easily be found on any site all over the internet, I also have no intention of ignoring the most important news event today. That said, the following article is less about what exactly is happening in Haiti and more about what we can learn from it. Links to articles directly discussing the issue in Haiti after the jump.

enjoy.

-peace.pace.selam.

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On Oct. 17, 1989, a major earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 struck the Bay Area in Northern California. Sixty-three people were killed. This week, a major earthquake, also measuring a magnitude of 7.0, struck near Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The Red Cross estimates that between 45,000 and 50,000 people have died.

This is not a natural disaster story. This is a poverty story. It’s a story about poorly constructed buildings, bad infrastructure and terrible public services. On Thursday, President Obama told the people of Haiti: “You will not be forsaken; you will not be forgotten.” If he is going to remain faithful to that vow then he is going to have to use this tragedy as an occasion to rethink our approach to global poverty. He’s going to have to acknowledge a few difficult truths.

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“The Known Universe” by the American Museum of Natural History [the Fader]

In Technology, Uncategorized, World News on January 14, 2010 at 3:14 am

we’re tiny and its such a big world, there’s gotta be a place for peace for us somewhere…

“…all the lonely [peaceful] people, where do they all belong?” -the beatles

enjoy!

-peace.pace.selam.

The Known Universe takes viewers from the Himalayas through our atmosphere and the inky black of space to the afterglow of the Big Bang. Every star, planet, and quasar seen in the film is possible because of the world’s most complete four-dimensional map of the universe, the Digital Universe Atlas that is maintained and updated by astrophysicists at the American Museum of Natural History. The new film, created by the Museum, is part of an exhibition, Visions of the Cosmos: From the Milky Ocean to an Evolving Universe, at the Rubin Museum of Art in Manhattan through May 2010.

Learn more about the American Museum of Natural History and it’s Hayden Planetarium.

Also, visit the official blog for the Fader Magazine.

Google ‘may quit China’ [Al Jazeera]

In Uncategorized on January 14, 2010 at 2:19 am

Google has said it may shut down its China operations in protest against government censorship of its search results.

The announcement by the internet search giant, which represents a major shift in policy, follows a recent hacking incident that appeared to target the accounts of activists using its electronic mail system, Gmail.

Google has previously said it would obey Chinese internet laws requiring politically and socially sensitive issues to be blocked from search results, but now says that policy will be dropped.

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TIME’s Person of the Year 2009: Ben Bernanke

In Uncategorized on December 30, 2009 at 9:30 pm

"The story of the year was a weak economy that could have been much, much weaker. How the mild-mannered man who runs the Federal Reserve prevented an economic catastrophe"

A bald man with a gray beard and tired eyes is sitting in his oversize Washington office, talking about the economy. He doesn’t have a commanding presence. He isn’t a mesmerizing speaker. He has none of the look-at-me swagger or listen-to-me charisma so common among men with oversize Washington offices. His arguments aren’t partisan or ideological; they’re methodical, grounded in data and the latest academic literature. When he doesn’t know something, he doesn’t bluster or bluff. He’s professorial, which makes sense, because he spent most of his career as a professor.

He is not, in other words, a typical Beltway power broker. He’s shy. He doesn’t do the D.C. dinner-party circuit; he prefers to eat at home with his wife, who still makes him do the dishes and take out the trash. Then they do crosswords or read. Because Ben Bernanke is a nerd.(See pictures of Ben Bernanke’s life from childhood to chairmanship.)

He just happens to be the most powerful nerd on the planet.

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“Haitians Fight Poverty with Art” [Al Jazeera]

In Uncategorized, World News on November 15, 2009 at 6:18 pm

“As the poorest state in the Western hemisphere, Haiti has been suffering with a lack of basic resources for many years now.In the town of Croix Des Bouquets, just outside the capital, 70 per cent of the population is unemployed.But a group of hundreds of artists in the town have created a community of craftsmaking – turning oil steel drums into art – in an effort to change that fact.

Teresa Bo reports.”

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“Karzai in His Own Words” from Al Jazeera

In Middle East, Uncategorized, World News on November 3, 2009 at 10:26 pm

Currently serving his second term, Hamid Karzai is the president of Afghanistan. A runoff was scheduled between Karzai and his opponent Abdullah Abdullah after Karzai’s victory in the recent August Afghan elections was nullified due to the discovery of fraudulent ballots in his name. However, Abdullah dropped out of the race, the runoff was never held and Karzai has been reinstated.

-peace.pace.selam.

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Click here to see part two.

On December 5, 2001, Hamid Karzai was elected as chairman of the interim government of Afghanistan.

Although many Afghans knew little about Karzai at the time, he was already well known within the international community.

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hey, whole world.

In Uncategorized on August 31, 2009 at 11:41 am

this is my first blog. i think i’ll make a.place.for.peace a place for a lot of things. a place for questions, for answers, for opinions, for discussions, for news, for stories, for friends, for family, for strangers, for those of like minds.

hopefully, the best kind of place.

enjoy.

-peace.pace.selam…