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Ny Moral on Facebook

 

I just started a Facebook page for Ny Moral. I don’t want to clutter this site with tons of links to youtubes, articles, photos etc, so I’ll just do that on Facebook instead. I hate that Timeline shit, though – the definition of cluttered crap.

Click LIKE if you want to come along for some good music, bad politics and mindbending psychedelia. Sharing is caring.

As for the blog, I’m planning to do some texts about Alejandro Jodorowsky, Oswald Spengler and Watchmen, so stay tuned, freaks.

>Obomba and The Obameter

>Will the U.S. tolerate democracy in Islamic countries?
“Missiles fired from suspected US drones killed at least 15 people inside Pakistan today, the first such strikes since Barack Obama became president and a clear sign that the controversial military policy begun by George W Bush has not changed.“
President Obama ‘orders Pakistan drone attacks’ (Times Online)
2 U.S. Airstrikes Offer a Concrete Sign of Obama’s Pakistan Policy (Washington Post)

Here’s an interesting link where PolitiFact has compiled about 500 promises that Barack Obama made during the campaign. Make sure to keep an eye on this one!
The Obameter: Tracking Barack Obama’s Campaign Promises

>With each grave…

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To listen and watch without hearing or seeing
allows the indifference, the ignorance and complicity to continue
and deepens with each grave our collective shame.
Just some links and quotes
from relevant articles about the war in Gaza.

Jennifer Loewenstein — If Hamas didn’t exist (zmag)
There was a time when Fatah and the PFLP held the day; when few Palestinians wanted anything to do with Islamist policies and politics. Such politics have nothing to do with primitive rockets being fired over the border, or smuggling tunnels and black-market weapons; just as Arafat’s Fatah had little to do with stones and suicide bombings. The associations are coincidental; the creations of a given political environment. They are the result of something entirely different than what the lying politicians and their analysts are telling you.

Rashid Khalidi — What You Don’t Know About Gaza (New York Times)
Nearly everything you’ve been led to believe about Gaza is wrong. Below are a few essential points that seem to be missing from the conversation, much of which has taken place in the press, about Israel’s attack on the Gaza Strip.

Elaine C. Hagopian — Why Hamas is not the issue — History matters (counterpunch.org)
The picture changes when history matters. Treating Israeli war crimes as historically detached events, unrelated to its Zionist ideology and militaristic strategy to control all of Palestine, becomes more transparent each day.

Glenn Greenwald — Both parties cheerlead still more loudly for Israel’s war (salon.com)
At exactly the time that worldwide horror over this war is at its peak, the Democratic-led Congress steps up to announce to the world: “this is our war, too; we support whatever Israel does absolutely and without reservations.” We thus make Israel’s wars our wars; its enemies our enemies; its intractable disputes our disputes; and the hostility and anger it generates our own. And we embolden Israel to continue further.

Thalif Deen — Aid Groups Dispute Israeli Claims in Gaza (antiwar.com)
As the Israelis try to justify the massive loss of civilian life in Gaza, their arguments and counter-charges continue to be shot down either by the United Nations or by international human rights organizations.

United Nations General Assembly Resolution 3379
United Nations General Assembly Resolution 3379, adopted on November 10, 1975 by a vote of 72 to 35 (with 32 abstentions), “determine[d] that Zionism is a form of racism and racial discrimination”.



>Steve Austin’s Blog Awards 2008

>Ny Moral har tillsammans med I förbund med omoralen och Oskorei valts till årets bloggare av den gode Steve Austin aka Björn Boman. Verkligen kul! Och vinnarna är väl valda: Daniel Josefsson har gått från att tramsa runt med en tramsblogg innehållandes bilder på förvirrade lajvare till att skapa musikjournalistik när den är som allra bäst (dvs kunnig och passionerad), medan Oskorei sedan tre år tillbaka erbjudit en oas av kunskapstörstande tankar och intressant material som det sällan skrivs om på annat håll.
Läs intervjuer med bloggslavarna här.

Ny Moral, alongside I förbund med omoralen and Oskorei, was chosen blogs of the year by the ever so graceful Steve Austin aka Björn Boman. Great success!
Read interviews with the chosen ones here.

>Issuu — A great PDF viewer

>PDF files can be a drag to read through. Thanks to bibl.se I found this great online PDF viewer that works like a charm and looks spectacular. It’s truly easy to publish PDF files, and it’s easy to embed them on Facebook, MySpace, Blogger, whatever…
As bibl.se puts it: “If SlideShare is the YouTube of PowerPoint, this is definitely the YouTube of PDF!“
Check out Issuu right away!

Below you’ll find a pretty cool Ukrainian art e‑zine named Rott Art.

>Sightseeing with Google Earth and Google Maps

>Google Sightseeing takes you on a tour of the world by using the Google Earth program and Google Maps in your browser. Since Google will take over the whole goddamn world within seconds, why not give in and freak out? Google rules.

They apparently update this site daily and there are loads of cool places to discover. The latest update shows the infamous “Death Road”, or Yungus Road, in Bolivia, often referred to as the most dangerous road in the world. Between 200 and 300 people die here each year, which is quite understandable if you load up the layers in Google Earth and zoom that crazy shit. I wonder how they built that stuff in the first place… The two-way traffic shares a space just 3,6 metres (12 feet) wide.

One of the local road rules specifies that the downhill driver never has the right of way and must move to the outer edge of the road. Imagine that when there are no guardrails! No wonder there are so many crosses along the path.