Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Nature Magazine: Atlantic Current Is Weakening


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

The most recent study of the Atlantic currents show weakening of the rate of flow. Some scientists have speculated that a slower current could trigger a sudden ice age if all other meteorlogical and solar actions coincide to produce a plunge in the northern jet stream. The debate about this oscillation possibility rages on. Understanding this process is vital for our survival.
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TSA Allows Scissors on Planes Again


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

The TSA will allow scissors on planes again. Of course, over the years, scissors have been used to kill people, it is easy to find examples. But of course, the post 9/11 hysteria they confiscated tiny finger clippers and such which is plain silly.
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Troy, NY 20 Year Old Woman Blown Up in Iraq


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

After passing the 2000 dead, 30,000 wounded, It is back to "normal" with Bush pretending he is giving new speeches to only select, military controlled audiences, meanwhile, the carnage rages in Iraq and the political messes grow ever worse. Thanksgiving for one local family was celebrated by rushing to Walter Reed to see they gravely wounded daughter who is at Death's door. Meanwhile, the Bush twins drink and party onwards.
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Nikkei Shoots Up As Yen Falls--Japanese Hate Diplomacy Pays Off


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

The Japanese frontal attack on trading partners pays off as once again, Japan fends off all forms of mutual trade, making it either unsavory or physically impossible for anyone who is a competitor to do business within Fortress Japan. As I keep pointing out, reading diplomatic cables is very productive towards understanding economic plans for the future.
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Tuesday, November 29, 2005

An Example of a Passive Solar House Plan


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

It took me several years to build but I finished the main work on this house in 2000. These floorplans show how a building, oriented to get maximum sun exposure in winter and minimum in summer, works.
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Winter Cold Brings Financial Misery To North


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Winter has only just begun and already many in the middle class are struggling with record high fuel bills. Congress cut fuel aid even as they cut taxes paid by the energy giants. I see a political blizzard in the future here.
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Corruption Charges Brings Down Canadian Government


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Prime Minister Martin of Canada is brought down by corruption charges. New elections in Canada. So, I ask, why not here, too? The mountain of GOP corruption literally stinks to high heaven!
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Monday, November 28, 2005

Meet One of Our Readers, Amal


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Some of the readers of this blog have really nice blogs themselves. For example, Richard's This Old Brit, Earl's Radio Weblog and the always gracious Facti at Wimpling Wings.

So it is no suprize to learn there are ever more of similar quality out there on the net. So please visit Amal's blog. Here is a typical entry. Amal's blog
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Japanese Purchase of American Bonds Drives Value of Yen Even Lower


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Japan's stockmarket is up, their trade surplus with America is up, they are opening more assembly plants in America to keep their customer base quiet while they carefully exclude American products from Japan. The exchange rate is again becoming so stupid that it pays Japanese to go to America to buy Japanese goods. This impossible situation is even worse today with the yen falling rapidly in value despite the obvious economic imbalances in Japan's favor.
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Aegis Security Puts Online a Video of Contractors Shooting Civilians


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Reporters in England discover an online video put up by Aegis Defense Services, a firm with a big "security" contract in Iraq, showing them killing civilians (and laughing). This brings up the topic of the glee and joy the invaders take in shooting unarmed civilians. And why the mass of Iraqis as well as Afghanis, hate us so much and why we are losing.
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Sunday, November 27, 2005

The Blair/Bush Chat About Murdering Reporters Cause More Problems


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

The leaky ship, HMS Blair, continues to take on water. The latest, the conversation Bush had about bombing Qatar and thus murdering al Jazeera reporters, continues to sink, pulling Blair down. His popularity rating is now 30% and dropping and Bush is doing just as badly. The problem with the latest leaks is murdering people is very illegal. Already, one widow is suing the USA over this matter.
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Soldiers Not Guilty of Burning Bodies, All Was a Joke


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

The Pentagon investigated the desecration of the dead Taliban and found this was done for hygenic reasons and not a war crime. They don't bother explaining the broadcast insults accompanying this action. Nor why it took place in remote mountains where the Taliban always retrieve and properly bury their dead fighters.
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Saturday, November 26, 2005

Times Union Publishes My Letter


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

I used to write lots of letters to the editor. Got published a lot, too, until 9/11. Then no matter what the topic, my letters were rejected across the board. Now, this last year, I started to pester the media again on occassion and so far have a 100% publish rate. Not that there are three a week like in the Clinton years. I recommend all my readers write short letters to the editor, they can't tolerate anything longer than two short paragraphs. Already, my intro is longer than most letters...!
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Greenhouse Gasses Highest in Over Half Million Years


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Greenhouse gasses are highest in last half million years according to largest ice core study. Seas are rising at twice the rate as before according to a New Jersey mud core study. Greenland glaciers are in obvious retreat, melting ice that is on land. Volcanoes are more active along Antarctic fault and yet another killer earthquake, this time in China. The planet continues to change at an increased pace. I suppose Brownie can expect big business in his future.
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Friday, November 25, 2005

China Needs An EPA and America Needs a NASA


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Even as our own newsmedia belatedly takes up the story of the Harbin pollution mess, the Chinese decide to remind us about our own collapse, this dealing with NASA. Seems, we are too poor to fund it anymore, pretty much.
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Just One Day's Shopping Spree And We Think This Will Be Forever


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Just one day's shopping and stocks are way up because everyone thinks there is a pot of gold here somewhere. I examine the truth of what is going on and why this day's shopping is a disaster in disguise.
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More Chinese Chemical Factory Fires, Problems Like We Had Before EPA


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

A second chemical factory blew up in China, more pollution in rivers, this time in the south. Russia and China start new accords for alerting each other if Chernoybl-style disasters occur. Europe and America have been down this road before, too.
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Again and Again, Our Soldiers Hand Out Toys And Children Are Blown Up


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Every so often, soldiers are allowed to or ordered to, I can't tell, the Pentagon won't say, hand out toys to tots in Iraq. We are obviously at war there, we go about heavily armed and armored, attacks kill our soldiers and the civilians every day, 4 more soldiers died and many more were maimed yesterday, yet we still persist in pretending that we are Santa Claus and are there to hand out goodies, not steal all their oil wealth. I wish they would stop doing this. If they want to distribute candy and toys, give them to the Iraqi adults and let them dispense them.
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The Family Enjoys Dinner and Thank You, Everyone


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

It has been only half a year since Culture of Life News was launched and we just want to thank our readers for taking the time to look into this blog. We hope to keep this going, see no reason why not. So many things to say, so many things to do! Enjoy life, for living is the whole point of being alive, no?
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Thursday, November 24, 2005

Thanksgiving Feast Cooked Victorian-style


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

My family has celebrated the end of harvest and beginning of the harsh New England winter since the mid 1600's, The Hudson Valley was rich with hunting, unlike in Europe, anyone could hunt deer and eat venison, without a patent from the Crown, there were wild turkeys and of course, all that wonderful food the natives had tamed and cultivated like potatoes and squash, corn and various beans.

We owe everything we have today to the natives. So today, we should remember who brought the first baskets of bounty in the New World, who saved us when we invaded, generously sharing their skills and knowledge. Thank you. Wish we were nicer about it all.
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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Chemical Factory Explosion Destroys Water to Chinese City


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Two weeks ago, I read about a chemical factory explosion while reading about financial matters. Looks like the chemicals have destroyed the water quality of the city of Harbin in Manchuria. Water to 4 million people has been cut because it is too polluted for humans or animals. As usual, at first, the government lies about all this (like the EPA lying about the air quality in Manhattan after 9/11).
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Now Condi Claims We Are Pulling Out of Iraq!


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

After attacking Democratic war hero, Murtha, a severely wounded Bush retreats. Today, Condi decides we will pull out troops because we have Iraq under control. That is, only 200+ Iraqis and 20 Americans were blown up last week. Victory!
Sieg Heil, Hitler won Stalingrad!
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Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Cheney X'ed Out on CNN


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Drudge dredged up this screen snap of Cheney at the American Enterprise Institute. By accident, he was x'ed out and Drudge thought this was funny, after all, nearly no one likes Cheney now, not even right wingloons! Cheney continues to attack Americans while the Iraqi government says their people have the right to kill Americans. Our allies! Hoorah.
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Unconstitutional Detention of an American--Padillo's "Trial"


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Just before Thanksgiving, the Bush junta decides to not go to the Supreme Court to justify an obviously unconstitutional detention of an American citizen so they suddenly file charges against Padillo---years too late, and not even remotely part of the original excuse for detaining him. Arrest Bush, arrest Ashcroft, arrest Cheney. Detain them without trial. Sheesh.
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Monday, November 21, 2005

GM Killing 30,000 Jobs, Workers Thrown To Sharks


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

General Motors just announced they are killing 30,000 American jobs, closing the factories and relocating them in places like guess where? I can't wait for Boeing to do the same, they will, it is inevitable now. Will workers wake up?
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Israel and America Build Huge Wall Around Bethlehem


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

This isn't in American news but from overseas: Israel, using our money, built a huge ghetto wall around Bethlehem. This is like walling up Detroit to stop crime. Of course, this is OK with American Christians and Jews who are at full war with Muslims now. We also shot dead a family in Iraq at one of our mobile checkpoints. Apocalypse, anyone?
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Sunday, November 20, 2005

Startling Pictures Showing Bush Acting Stupid On Chinese TV


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Bush, in a disheveled suit, tries to go out fake doors after fake speech. When the doors refused to open, he stood there like a cow with mad cow disease, clueless. I drew his face exactly as it is in the photo. Put this man in a mental hospital, please.
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Launching the Washington Pest Blog as Mirror Blog


By Elaine Meinel Supkissmallgif.gif

The Washington Pest is a new web page which will run concurrent with the mainpage of the Culture of Life News II. There are so many things with "culture of life" within them that Google doesn't put up my homepage except deep inside which means it is hard to "find" the news service I run.

So this is just one mirror page which will make browsing easier and quicker.

Thank you.

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Koizumi Screams About Chinese Military


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

No sooner have the Chinese won this latest round with Japan than Koizumi begins to scream about Chinese military strength. How charming. He still won't allow American cattle to be sold in Japan.
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Downey, WP Editor, Attacks War Critics


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

The disgusting, lying editor-in-chief of the Washington Post attacks war critics and whines about how fine the war is going even as he and his ilk cowardly refuse to fight...Ever.
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Saturday, November 19, 2005

Old Boeing Contract Is Pretend Victory For Bush!


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Readers of this blog from day one know that I have talked about the negotiations for the Boeing plane contract for China from nearly the beginning of this blog. Today, Bubble Boy Bush got to announce "winning" this contract I knew we won six months ago. Read my earlier stories on this with updates!
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Schmidt Attacks Heroes Then Congress Gives Themselves a Fat Pay Raise


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Last night, Congress, debating a war most Americans don't want anymore, allowed newest GOP witch, Schmidt, to attack a war hero. After much screaming and yelling, Congress endorese the disasterous war and granted themselves a pay hike.
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Federal Reserve Will Conceal M-3 Monetary Aggregate To Hide Inflation


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Stark memo with no mainstream press trumpets, the Fed decided they are fed up feeding us vital financial information. So they will simply hide it from us so we can't see how much money they are creating out of thin air.
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Belligerent Bush Bellows For More Wars


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Like a drunk in a bar, Bush and the entire GOP leadership has decided total belligerence is the way to go. Even as Bush shadowboxes with the Chinese who are running the saloon, he staggers about bellowing that he will beat up bin Laden who is totally sober. The Democrats have to be the bouncer. Toss this loud lush.
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Japanese Right Wingers Increase Anti Asian Propaganda


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

In response to Korean and Chinese trading/manufacturing competition, the right wing in Japan has escalated their war mongering and attacks on Asians, for example, blaming Korea and China for WWII. Meanwhile, Japanese women refuse to both marry or have babies and the population faces extinction.
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Friday, November 18, 2005

GOP Traitors and Cowards Want War Vote So They Can Attack Patriots Against the War


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

The GOP Congress is planning to vote on "do you want to end the war TODAY" which is utterly childish not to mention impossible. Anyone voting for this will be instantly attacked. Anyone voting against it will be declared a liar for not supporting Bush! This is how the Republicans unite America which the majority are against this damn war. Send the GOP chickenhawks to Iraq! Let them put their lives on the line for once in their lazy, stupid lives!
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GOP Is Terrified Anti Abortion Laws Will Make Us Abort the GOP


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

The cat is out of the bag: the GOP is openly fretting about outlawing abortions because they know this is political suicide. They want to fool the religious right to vote for them even though it is all about getting money for rich people, not Jesus loves you stuff.
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Bush Propaganda That Asia Loves Him Collapses As Peasants Riot


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

The American media put out stories about how Asia loves Bush more than South America. But peasant riots in South Korea shows this is all wishful thinking. Specifically, the peasants were screaming at Bush more than anyone.China cements inner coalition against the two victors in WWII, Japan and the USA (Japan didn't lose that war at all, it seems).
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Thursday, November 17, 2005

Democrats Defeat Bush Budget Cuts For Us Citizens


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Amid calls from the Democrats to pull out of Iraq before we go bankrupt, the Bush bill cutting already meager funds to Americans was defeated by both Democrats and Republicans from liberal states. If we are spending money, we should spend it on good things for good citizens, not burn it up in futile wars!
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After Killing Saddam Lawyers, Shiites Hit Him in Court


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

The farcial "trial" of Saddam continues downwards into a Blunderland of Queen of Hearts territory. After killing off or intimidating Saddam's lawyers, the Shiites running this show are beating up Saddam for saying things about the Shiites. This is why we have to prevent our own courts from becoming extentions of the Vatican. Seperation of Church and State!
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Bush in Asia Wrecking All Diplomatic Actions


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Insultingly, the Japanese raised the value of the dollar vs the yen to new highs, meanwhile, Bush screams about the yuan, attacks the diplomatic efforts to end the Korean War and in general, is a bull in the China shop as he takes his Midas Touch on the road. Meanwhile, Cheney attacks Americans. More soldiers blown up in Iraq.
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Wednesday, November 16, 2005

GOP Congress Cuts Firemen's 9/11 Money While Giving Alaska $442 Million


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Today, to "balance the budget" and pay for hurricane Katrina, Congress cut $125 million in aid to sick 9/11 firemen in NY, told victims of the hurricane, no more money after Dec. 1st and then turned around and gave Stevens of Alaska a free $442 million with no strings attached so he can build his damn bridges!
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Woodward Knew About Plame And Didn't Tell The Prosecutor or the WP


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

As Fitzgerald figured, once Libby was to face trial, all the toadies of Bush would have to start spilling the beans...For the defence. This would flush out the other conspiritors. Today, Woodward of "Watergate" fame finally tells the truth after lying for three years. Nixon is laughing in hell.
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It Is Illegal To Use Chemical Weapons---Period


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

The ever-developing story surrounding the illegal use of chemicals not only in warfare but in a Warsaw-ghetto style battle to kill rebellious civilians, explodes in Bush's face even as he is snippily telling China how to behave. Arrest the general who called for the use of these "shake and bake" phosphorous weapons!
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Orangatangs Use Tools Too


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

New study shows orangatangs using tools just like chimps and gorillas. As I recall, many a chimp has also mastered sign language and riding bicycles. So why is the chimp in the White House unable to do either?
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While in Japan, Bush Attacks China's Leaders


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Repeating the diplomatic disasters of his South American trip and Russian tet-a-tet, Bush uses the same hamfisted techniques on China. Can America survive another three years of this bozo bumbing about the planet?
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Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Now We Learn the Pension Trust Fund is Going Under Too!


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Nearly everything important is now running in the red, deep in the red. Today, we learn the Government program to guarantee pensions of companies that fold or relocate to China is now over $22 billion in the red. Worse to come, of course.
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Bernanke Says He Will Continue Disasterous Policies Until We Die


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Today, Bernanke told the Senate he wasn't going to change anything at all, indeed, he was going to be passive even about inflation. He said he wasn't going to be "political" which means he is a naive fool and Mr. Dollar in Japan is laughing like a loon.
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Bush Bumbles Around Asia While Hu Takes Europe


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

In stark contrast with America, China sends Hu out on missions that have many good outcomes, the signing of trade agreements, bilateral cooperation, mutual educational organizations. This week, while Bush bungles over to China, Hu isn't even in Asia. He is inking agreements all over Europe!
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Bush Barks at Yuan While Kissing Koizumi's Cheap Yens


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Bush heads off to Asia to accomplish practically nothing. Koizumi, who has bought enough American bonds and dollars to keep the yen ridiculously cheap, has ordered Bush to never mention the yen and to attack economic rival's currency instead. Both China and Japan understand America is fatally weak now and both yank our drunk ruler back and forth. This is a farce.
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