Daily Archives: January 19, 2014



Study: Profitable Asteroid Mining Likely More Difficult Than Estimates

‘Dr. King Would Be Turning Over in His Grave’: Urban Streets Named for MLK Still Struggle

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — A walk down the 6-mile city street named for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. yields plenty of images that would surely unsettle the civil rights leader: shuttered storefronts, open-air drug markets and a glut of pawn shops, quickie check-cashing providers and liquor stores.

The urban decay along Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in St. Louis can be found in other major American cities, from Houston and Milwaukee to the nation’s capital.

“It’s a national problem,” said Melvin White, a 46-year-old postal worker in St. Louis and founder of a 3-year-old nonprofit group that is trying to restore King’s legacy on asphalt. “Dr. King would be turning over in his grave.”

Nearly three decades into the observance of Monday’s federal holiday, the continuing decline of the most visible symbols of King’s work has White and others calling for a renewed commitment to the more…

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Thomas Paine says churches are set up to enslave mankind http://ift.tt/1aJcMos

Funeral Held for Activist Poet-Writer Amiri Baraka

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A cacophony of bagpipes, African drums and jazz riffs creatively blended— much like the elements of an Amiri Baraka poem — at the Saturday funeral for the activist-writer and a founder of the Black Arts Movement, who died earlier this month.

The service, held at Newark Symphony Hall, featured poetry, music and tributes to a man several speakers hailed as a creative and committed revolutionary who had a profound influence both on American culture and on a generation of artists and activists.

The 79-year-old author died Jan. 9 in his native Newark of an undisclosed illness. Baraka wrote blues-based poetry, essays, plays, and books and operas — or “boperas” as he called them — mixing music, spoken word and rhythm in a signature style that many credit as an important precursor to hip-hop, rap and slam poetry. He was inducted into the American Academy…

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Thank you, President Obama


Thanks President Obama for all that you do! He is undoing the damage Bu$h did. Anyone who is into technology as a partial solution to socio-economic challenges and also loves our country should read this full text speech Mr. Obama gave today. The steps outlined go quite a ways (No Such Agency targeting foreign leaders like Merkel was almost certainly political, that’s the redundant part of his speech), and it probably raises awareness of the problems under consideration by those in intelligence circles..


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mainly macro: Was the UK government’s use of North Sea Oil a scandal?

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Daily Happenings from poetsareangels

1. Indians to U.S.: Welcome to the Panopticon

2. Grants Available for Tribal Economic Development and Mineral Resources

3. A Simple Costa Rican Breakfast to Carry You Through The Morning

Darla Antoine
A typical Costa Rican breakfast: Gallo pinto served with fresh tomatoes and a dollop of sour cream alongside a tortilla and a fried egg

4. Mother Earth’s Acolyte, the Moon, Dances in Space and Time: Videos

Chris Pruzenski/YouTube
A giant moon sets in upstate New York.

5. Houston School Board Votes To Ban Offensive Sports Mascots

The Houston Independent School District voted to change the Lamar High School Redskins mascot. A new mascot has not been announced.

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