Saturday, January 29, 2011

HARPER'S WEEKLY REVIEW REVISITED

HARPER'S WEEKLY REVIEW REVISITED



PRELUDE:
Years ago, I use to read the Harper's Weekly Review "religiously" I
had it delivered to my email address so I wouldn't miss it. Then
during computers going kaput, new email addresses replacing old
ones and whatever… I lost track of it.


Since, Comcast threw (they deny it) Keith Olbermann under the MACK TRUCK I now have time on my hands without Keith Olbermann's Voice Of Reason to
blog about and since I am now so disillusioned with politics,
advertising and plain ole mind manipulation from Mr.& Mrs.
Corportatehood; I renewed my subscription to relieve some of the
pressure my squished brain is feeling under the weight of
despair. (I am hoping that by reading Harper's Thumbnails of
Crazy World Events it will take my mind off the tragedy of losing
my favorite political show, COUNTDOWN. So here it is, my first
blog on Harper's Weekly Review. There will be more to come.
thinkingblue





On his radio show back in November, Glenn Beck correctly predicted
that an NBC-Comcast Merger would mean no more Keith Olbermann on MSNBC.

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We live in a world full of mentally strange happenings, images, words, etc. and
Harper's Weekly Review tries to bring to our attention a mere
Scratch The Surface bit of these bizarre goings on played out by
the Homo sapiens who exist upon this planet. Read and weep,
shudder or laugh at what our species, the supposedly Most
Intelligent Animal link, on the food-chain shackle, does in their
daily routines around the globe. thinkingblue

PS: JUST A THOUGHT:

I despise, Marketing style politics where politicians hire a
Marketing Manager
(Case In Point-Frank I. Luntz
(born February 23, 1962) is an American political consultant and
pollster. His most recent work has been with the Fox News Channel
as a frequent commentator and analyst, as well as running focus
groups after presidential debates. Luntz's specialty is
“testing language and finding words that will help his
clients sell their product or turn public opinion on an issue or
a candidate.” He is also an author of business books dealing
with communication strategies and public opinion. Luntz's current
company, The Word Doctors, specializes in message creation and
image management for commercial and political clients.
LINK) to come up with newspeak that
can manipulate our minds into thinking they (THE POLITICIANS, THE
CORPORATIONS, BIG PHARMA AND ANYONE ELSE WHO IS TRYING TO GET
BLOOD FROM A STONE (CHOKE THE LAST PENNY OUT OF US) want only the
best for We The People. All the while they are stabbing us in the
back (I know politically incorrect). What A Laugh!


Harper's Weekly Review
January 25, 2011
By J. Gabriel Boylan

A suicide bomber struck Moscow's Domodedovo airport, killing
as many as 34 people and leaving at least 168 injured.
“From the preliminary information we have, it was a
terror attack,” said Russian president Dmitry Medvedev
in a televised briefing. Former Department of Homeland
Security official Stephen A. Baker noted, “They’d
like to be bombing planes and they can’t, so
they’re bombing airports.” Artyom Zhilenkov, a taxi
driver, claimed he was about 10 yards from the bomber, a
short, dark man carrying a suitcase. “How did I manage
to save myself? I don’t know,” he said. “The
people behind me on my left and right were blown apart. Maybe
because of that.” For the first time in five years,
Chinese premier Hu Jintao visited the United States: he
received a 21-gun salute, attended a gala dinner, and
participated in a live news conference. He also hugged a
small child. Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier
attempted to return to Haiti after a 25-year absence, only to
be detained and charged with stealing millions during his
15-year rule. “I don’t think,“ said Duvalier's
lawyer, ”this was a very successful trip." A police
trade union was upset that Italian prime minister Silvio
Berlusconi's “bunga bunga” parties, held at his
villa near Milan, featured women wearing sexy policewomen's
outfits. Senator Joe Lieberman announced plans for his
retirement, Keith Olbermann abruptly left his cable-news
show, “Countdown,” Regis Philbin announced that
after 28 years as a co-host he wouldl be leaving “Live
with Regis and Kelly,” and Steve Jobs took indefinite
medical leave from Apple. The word “App” was chosen
as word of the year by the American Dialect society.
MORE HERE

---Harper's Weekly Review
January 18, 2011

by Claire Gutierrez


President Barack Obama, speaking at a memorial service in
Arizona for the six killed during Jared Loughner's shooting
spree, urged Americans to be better people. “I want our
democracy to be as good as Christina imagined it,” Obama
said, referring to 9-year-old victim Christina Taylor Green.
“All of us—we should do everything we can to make
sure this country lives up to our children’s
expectations.” The president then choked up, pausing for
51 seconds. “I had her heart in my hand,” said Dr.
Randall Friese, the surgeon who operated on Christina.
“We filled it with blood. It still didn’t want to
beat. So, it was over. We’re finished.” Sales of
Glock semi-automatic pistols, the model of handgun used by
Loughner, surged. Four Arizona Republicans resigned from
public office, fearing violence from Tea Party activists, and
Clear Channel removed a Tucson billboard that described Rush
Limbaugh as a “straight shooter.” Gabrielle
Giffords opened her eye for the first time since the
shooting, and the Safeway where the shooting took place
reopened.
MORE HERE

Another Good Read On The Effects Of Marketing and Public Opinion manipulation.BART removes anti-Palestinian ad

Offensive advertisements promoting a right-wing Zionist viewpoint of the
Israeli-Palestinian conflict were removed from all BART
stations this week. “They could be commonly interpreted
as disparaging or demeaning to Palestinians as a whole,”
according to BART spokesperson Jim Allison told us, saying
the violated the district's advertising standards.
More Here


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