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Chris Hedges: The Dead Rhetoric of War – Truthdig

September 17, 2013

The intoxication of war, fueled by the euphoric nationalism that swept through the country like a plague following the attacks of 9/11, is a spent force in the United States. The high-blown rhetoric of patriotism and national destiny, of the sacred duty to reshape the world through violence, to liberate the enslaved and implant democracy in the Middle East, has finally been exposed as empty and meaningless. The war machine has tried all the old tricks. It trotted out the requisite footage of atrocities. It issued the histrionic warnings that the evil dictator will turn his weapons of mass destruction against us if we do not bomb and “degrade” his military. Chris Hedges: The Dead Rhetoric of War – Truthdig

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More Than Half of U.S. Rivers in Trouble – Truthdig

March 27, 2013

More Than Half of U.S. Rivers in Trouble – Truthdig : More than half of the country’s rivers and streams are unable to support healthy populations of aquatic insects and other creatures, a survey of nearly 2,000 locations by the Environmental Protection Agency reported Tuesday.

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DUI Checkpoints El Segundo & Gardena

January 2, 2013
DUI Checkpoints El Segundo & Gardena

You might get motion sickness from this video…just wanted to mention that ESPD should try to make their checkpoints like other cities, so they are recognized. Drivers could only have been confused by the absurd arrangements of lights and signs in the wrong direction, and police cars with the lights flashing etc. Worst of all, I expected to see an accident the way the two screeners kept leaving their post to run into traffic on foot, or ride into it on motorcycles, yelling at people who turned through the gaping holes in the cones. ESPD have signs that only get half the message of checkpoint ahead at a time scrolling across, so blurry you cant read it. But it posts your speed large and clear, very useful for people stuck in a line of cars entering a checkpoint. They didnt design those electric signs that way because they are stupid, they did it because they know the rest of us are. Got a dui, fight it, ESPD does not know how to set up in compliance with the law, even an ignorant cyclist can see that. The Gardena flaws are not nearly as obvious…but they make up for that with the beautiful women on scene, and a calm situation where nobody is running and hollering while doing a 50 yard dash to chase sober people. Yes, I am dissing the ESPD. They should consider my comments before someone gets hurt at one of their unprofessional checkpoints. In general, suspicionless checkpoints are illegal in this country. The SCOTUS once said slavery was legal too for those that think …

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DUI Checkpoints El Segundo & Gardena Compare & Contrast

January 2, 2013
DUI Checkpoints El Segundo & Gardena Compare & Contrast

You might get motion sickness from this video…just wanted to mention that ESPD should try to make their checkpoints like other cities, so they are recognized. Drivers could only have been confused by the absurd arrangements of lights and signs in the wrong direction, and police cars with the lights flashing etc. Worst of all, I expected to see an accident the way the two screeners kept leaving their post to run into traffic on foot, or ride into it on motorcycles, yelling at people who turned through the gaping holes in the cones. ESPD have signs that only get half the message of checkpoint ahead at a time scrolling across, so blurry you cant read it. But it posts your speed large and clear, very useful for people stuck in a line of cars entering a checkpoint. They didnt design those electric signs that way because they are stupid, they did it because they know the rest of us are. Got a dui, fight it, ESPD does not know how to set up in compliance with the law, even an ignorant cyclist can see that. The Gardena flaws are not nearly as obvious…but they make up for that with the beautiful women on scene, and a calm situation where nobody is running and hollering while doing a 50 yard dash to chase sober people. Yes, I am dissing the ESPD. They should consider my comments before someone gets hurt at one of their unprofessional checkpoints. In general, suspicionless checkpoints are illegal in this country. The SCOTUS once said slavery was legal too for those that think …

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Sneak Peek : A Look Inside The Sleek New Malibu Cantina

March 29, 2012
Sneak Peek : A Look Inside The Sleek New Malibu Cantina

Click here to view the full photogallery. [Renderings: Studio PCH ] Studio PCH , the design firm responsible for the new Nobu Malibu, is also behind the look of next door neighbor Malibu Cantina , a beachy keen addition to the previous PierView restaurant site. The two floor eatery is clad with blonde wood, doors that open out to the ocean, breezy curtains, and Knoll-style Risom chairs. Does the space scream Malibu? Yes. Malibu Cantina’s ground floor offers extensive patio seating, in addition to a bar and small lounge space. Meanwhile, a second lounge area plus fireplace and dining room exist upstairs. The Studio PCH website states claim to a “Spring 2012″ debut, but like Nobu Malibu, the restaurant is still under construction and thus will likely open later this year. · Malibu Cantina Will Open Next to New Nobu Malibu [~ELA~] See more here: Sneak Peek : A Look Inside The Sleek New Malibu Cantina

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Black Tuesday: According to OpenTable diners, these are…

February 1, 2012
Black Tuesday: According to OpenTable diners, these are…

According to OpenTable diners, these are the top 100 most romantic restaurants in the country . LA represents with Yamashiro , The Little Door , Il Cielo , The Sky Room , and Sir Winston’s Aboard The Queen Mary . [OpenTable] Read the rest here: Black Tuesday: According to OpenTable diners, these are…

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Where Coachella Acts Come From and What That Says About American Music

January 20, 2012
Where Coachella Acts Come From and What That Says About American Music

Which corners of the world are doing their best to rep at Coachella? The Atlantic’s Richard Florida crunched the numbers and found that Swedes, Brits, Austinites and Angelenos are overrepresented at the festival. more › Link: Where Coachella Acts Come From and What That Says About American Music

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Kings Burned by Flames in Shootout

January 20, 2012
Kings Burned by Flames in Shootout

As the Kings started their just completed road trip with a Sutter Brothers showdown, they started their four-game home stand with a rematch. While the first matchup was a 4-1 victory for the Kings up in the wasteland of Calgary last week, the rematch was less than inspiring as the Kings lost 2-1 in a shootout. more › Here is the original post: Kings Burned by Flames in Shootout

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Geraldo TalkRadio KABC Los Angeles

January 20, 2012
Geraldo TalkRadio KABC Los Angeles

Geraldo Rivera is launching a talk radio show in Los Angeles with a politically moderate tone on KABC-AM 790 from 10am to Noon weekdays, debuting January 30th. Geraldo agreed with the Cumulus Media philosophy of a more balanced news perspective than is currently offered on conservative talk radio, so the 68-year-old television news legend signed a radio deal worthy of his award-winning journalism career. “Talk radio is setting the agenda politically, and that agenda is extremely partisan. It’s carving up the country, it has a strong racial undertone, and I don’t think that’s good for anybody,” Rivera declared.

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10 Of The Country’s Healthiest Restaurants

January 14, 2012
10 Of The Country’s Healthiest Restaurants

As part of a monthly collaboration with BlogHer , Gourmet Live is celebrating the start of 2012 with the bloggers’ top 10 healthy restaurants from coast to coast. Road trip! Read the original here: 10 Of The Country’s Healthiest Restaurants

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