Monday, January 31, 2011

Australia Braces For New Threat
Catagory 4 Cyclone Yasi

Hospital in Cairns to be evacuated by the RAAF.

UPDATE 1/2/11: The cyclone has now come ashore near Cairns as a Catagory 5 storm.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Revolution in Egypt

Cell phone service and internet connections have all been shut down to hide what is going on. Reports filtering out speak of police using live rounds of ammunition against the citizens and of the army joining forces with the citizens. The true extent of the situation remains to be seen.

Live coverage here.

Agent 99 has been following the developments here.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

To Our Friends Down Under & Down South

Australia and Brazil have been hit recently with record rains and floods. May the rain stop and the sun dry you out.

Into The Night's YouTube Channel

Monday, January 24, 2011

The Corporation


I'm sick of corporations too.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Big Lie...
The Oil Is Gone

So they tell you it is gone? Nothing left to see? No news here? Ya Sure - see for yourself!

All images from the last 2 weeks in the Mississippi River Delta.

More Deepwater Horizon coverage at the Lair


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

another completely useless peacenik mashup


I'm sick of them.

Even when they're this straight to the point.

Friday, January 07, 2011

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Endless War

[click photo]
The disasters numb within us
caught in the chest, rolling
in the brain like pebbles. The feeling
resembles lumps of raw dough

weighing down a child’s stomach on baking day.
Or Rilke said it, ‘My heart. . .
Could I say of it, it overflows
with bitterness . . . but no, as though

its contents were simply balled into
formless lumps, thus
do I carry it about.’
The same war

We have breathed the grits of it in, all our lives,
our lungs are pocked with it,
the mucous membrane of our dreams
coated with it, the imagination
filmed over with the gray filth of it:

the knowledge that humankind,

delicate Man, whose flesh
responds to a caress, whose eyes
are flowers that perceive the stars,

whose music excels the music of birds,
whose laughter matches the laughter of dogs,
whose understanding manifests designs
fairer than the spider’s most intricate web,

still turns without surprise, with mere regret
to the scheduled breaking open of breasts whose milk
runs out over the entrails of still-alive babies,
transformation of witnessing eyes to pulp-fragments,
implosion of skinned penises into carcass-gulleys.

We are the humans, men who can make;
whose language imagines mercy,
lovingkindness we have believed one another
mirrored forms of a God we felt as good—

who do these acts, who convince ourselves
it is necessary; these acts are done
to our own flesh; burned human flesh
is smelling in Vietnam as I write.

Yes, this is the knowledge that jostles for space
in our bodies along with all we
go on knowing of joy, of love;

our nerve filaments twitch with its presence
day and night,
nothing we say has not the husky phlegm of it in the saying,
nothing we do has the quickness, the sureness,
the deep intelligence living at peace would have.

“Life at War” By Denise Levertov, from To Stay Alive

Lindsey Graham calls for permanent US military presence in Afghanistan
We can see everything
America's Empire and Endless Wars Are Destroying the World, and Ruining Our Great Country

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Take Me For a Ride!

[Shuttle over the Andes - click photo]