I posted this comment to UMNS Facebook post on UMComm (United Methodist Communicaitons) ‘s 75th anniversary observance: UMComm has certainly been out there, utilizing media, telling the story, and telling lots of stories which have highlighted the church’s presence across a wide range of issues. This is something to be proud of. What I am wondering TODAY, however, is where Continue Reading
via Russell Brand on Revolution, Fighting Inequality, Addiction, Militarized Policing & Noam Chomsky | Democracy Now!.
Soon after the Occupy movement began, I bought the domain occupytheology.org. It was an immensely theological event for me, and continues to be, regardless of the “hibernation” it’s most “visible” elements may be experiencing. I write “visible” in quotes, because it’s visibility tends to be defined by the media. If it’s not being covered as a REAL MOVEMENT, but as Continue Reading
Keeping books locked down as they do is keeping Amazon from realizing some really great apps for “Socializing” the discussion of books online. I have been Tweeting and Facebook posting quotes from the books Ive been reading on my Kindle Fire for the past couple years. But I am constantly frustrated by the absence of that SHARE feature on Continue Reading
On the heels of yesterdayâ€™s news that HBO is planning a standalone streaming service, CBS announced this morning thatâ€™s itâ€™s preparing to debut a streaming service of its own, called â€œCBS All Access.â€ via CBS Announces Its Own Live TV And Streaming Service, CBS All Access | TechCrunch. I’ll be SO GLAD to see Cable’s balls handed to them. As Leo Continue Reading
Boom! Reagan judge finally has to say “enough!”, and demolish EVERY Right wing talking point. Hopefully this will have a domino effect. His dissent includes a devastating response to virtually every false and/or disingenuous rightwing argument/talking point ever put forth in support of Photo ID voting restrictions, describing them as â€œa mere fig leaf for efforts to disenfranchise voters likely Continue Reading
NBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin: Sam Harris & Bill Maher’s Islam Argument “Offensive, Ignorant” via NBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin: Sam Harris & Bill Maher’s Islam Argument Is “Flawed Logic” | Video | RealClearPolitics. I imagine that some will call Ayman on his claim that Maher and Harris were using figures from unverified or savory sources, but they were using Pew Research. But I Continue Reading
process of convincing very wealthy people that this really was a problem, and that there really were costs down the road and that in the long term it would be better to prevent it from happening. via Naomi Klein on Cause of Climate Crisis: “Capitalism Is Stupid”. This has always been found to be true. The cost of cleanup and Continue Reading
http://thecolbertreport.cc.com/videos/k5a58t/naomi-klein?utm=playershare_twitter Another Colbert segment taking on immediately relevant issues The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,The Colbert Report on Facebook,Video Archive
Tuesday, the one-day United Nationsâ€™ summit on climate change in New York City began by viewing ‘Whatâ€™s Possible’, a short film on the urgency of global warming. via Whatâ€™s Possible, a New Film for World Leaders on the Urgency of Global Warming | Moyers & Company | BillMoyers.com. Let’s not just react to the meaning behind this film with some sort Continue Reading
via Voices of #FloodWallStreet | Mashable – YouTube.
“The Ultimate Risk: The Greenhouse Effect.” This is what it was called before it was referred to as “global warming” and then more accurately and broadly, “climate change.” Back in the good old days we figured we still had plenty of time to address it. In that period, nuclear threat was the prime concern. via Pressing Issues: My Climate Change Continue Reading
Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman and Truthdig’s Chris Hedges with their thoughts on the Occupy Wall Street movement Old (2011) but still supremely relevant via Amy Goodman And Chris Hedges Discuss #OWS On The Charlie Rose Show | Crooks and Liars.
After three episodes of The Roosevelts on PBS, I find beginnings myself mourning what we’ve lost in our part of history. Due in no small part to the “Hollywood-ization” of politics wrought by electronic media, Theodore Roosevelt would be “unelectable” today. As Ken Burns told Jon Stewart in his Daily Show interview Monday night this week, “He’d have 10 Howard Continue Reading
And what has this to do with Church? It is CONNECTED in the same way that the Occupy Movement has created a space in which the Church should be and NEEDS to be present. The issue of Net Neutrality and protecting it from the hegemony of the monied interests. If we do not, the Church itself will find its communication Continue Reading