Thursday, August 30, 2007

'Black Balloons' (WN0006)

A very convincing video from the Alliance for Climate Protection, illustrating the contribution each household is making towards climate change.

Monday, August 27, 2007

'The Great Iraq Swindle' (WN0005)

Ever wondered where all the money spent in Iraq went? All those US tax dollars that mysteriously disappeared? The recent edition of Rolling Stone has this story on where it all went.

'In the history of balls, the world has never seen anything like the private contractors George W. Bush summoned to serve in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Collectively, they are the final, polished result of 231 years of natural selection in the crucible of American capitalism: a bureaucrat class capable of stealing the same dollar twice -- once from the taxpayer and once from a veteran in a wheelchair.'

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

'Bush's Brain leaves' (WN0004)

Hard to tell which was better news - Rove's departure or Rumsfeld's? A clear sign nevertheless that the lame duck presidency is now in for the final act of its downward spiral.

The biggest concern however has to be whether Rove knows something very significant that is about to happen - Darth Cheney unable to prevent himself from attacking Iran, for example - that even he couldn't possibly be associated with.

Hopefully though, it's just the crumbling of the Bush Nightmare, at last. What on earth will we be left with when the final curtain has fallen?

Google news sources here.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

'Hiroshima Peace Declaration 2007' (WN0003)

The day after the 62nd anniversary of the dropping of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima and two days before the anniversary of the Nagasaki bomb, today's Web Nugget is Hiroshima mayor Tadatoshi Akiba's 2007 Peace Declaration , given early Monday morning here in Japan.

Taken from Common Dreams, an English translation can be found here.

'Dark Side Of The Rainbow'

One of those legendary counter-cultural myths - that Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side Of The Moon' synchs perfectly and eerily well with 'The Wizard Of Oz' - is something that has intrigued me for some years. The synchronicity produced is known as 'Dark Side Of The Rainbow'.

YouTube - the recycle bin of history - turns up that very artefact, presented here in its full glory.

Some of the posters claim the synching to be a few seconds out, but I think you'll find enough bizarre coincidences in this anyway, with or without perfect synch.

Take a look and find out for yourself. Enjoy!

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Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7