Thursday, June 27, 2013

In Case You Missed It...

The blog has moved to a slightly different address: youwillanyway2.blogspot.com.

Come on over.

....but hey, do what you want....you will anyway.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Blogger Blues

UPDATE  12/18/12:  This site is rendering correctly (off and on) - and has been for a while now - but since I've already started the new blog linked below, I'm going to just continue from there.  Apologies to anyone inconvenienced by this change.

ORIGINAL;
I haven't found the culprit.  Something Blogger is doing to improve things.


So...I'm going to just start up another blog. I'll try to reprint some of today's posts that didn't make it into the loadup here. I doubt if I'll ever get the sidebar bits put back up. But by now, I assume the handful of people who read YWA have marked the various blogs and sites that were linked there, if interested in them.


If you want to continue reading You Will Anyway, you can do it by altering your URL just a tad to: youwillanyway2.blogspot.com


...but hey, do what you want...you will anyway.

This Is America

Occupy - From Someone Who's Been There

Blogger Glitch

I don't know what's happening with Blogger.  There's a glitch somewhere, and I'm not finding it.  Don't have time to work on it now.  Will try again tonight.

Occupy Questions

Occupy Winter

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Nerve

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said he wants the US and NATO to agree to stop carrying out night raids on Afghan homes as a pre-condition to Kabul signing a strategic partnership with Washington.

  alJazeera

Geez. Why don’t you just ask for the moon?

Karzai spoke on Wednesday at the opening of a "loya jirga," or grand council, which will discuss a proposed strategic partnership with the US that would oversee the American military presence as troops withdraw, as well as possible peace talks with the Taliban.

You know, they don’t look all that happy with him either.

....but hey, do what you want....you will anyway.

Discovery Channel Needs to Change Its Name

The Discovery Channel has co-produced with the BBC a new David Attenborough-hosted 7-part nature series on the earth's polar regions called Frozen Planet. It's already begun airing on BBC. It's set to air on the Discovery Channel in the near future.

But apparently Discovery has decided to air only the first six episodes, skipping the seventh and final installment, "On Thin Ice," which is all about the effect of climate change on the poles.

  TPM

What would be a more appropriate name for the “Discovery” Channel which apparently discovers and then hides information?

....but hey, do what you want....you will anyway.

Occupy Seattle Police Pepper Spray 84-year-old Woman


....but hey, do what you want....you will anyway.

Click to enlarge picture from the UK Guardian

Who's Occupying the White House?

A bullet has struck the ballistic glass of an exterior window of the White House and another round has been found nearby, News4, a local NBC affiliate, reported.

The news outlet said the Secret Service – the bodyguard detail charged with protecting the US president and other top officials — began investigating after an incident on Friday when gunshots were heard near the White House.

  Raw Story

Under the condition that I know very little about ballistics (except that the magic bullet scenario the Warren Commission foisted on the world is totally impossible in the real world), how far away could someone be and still hit the window? Perhaps if we knew what kind of bullet it was, but a round was found? Wouldn’t that indicate someone was in that spot? I thought this place was guarded.

More than 300 protesters marched on the White House on Tuesday to invite an absent President Barack Obama to side with the Occupy movement, after police raids on camps in New York and other cities.

  Raw Story

I have a feeling he can’t go because he doesn’t have a thing to wear.

Unlike New York and other major US cities, Washington has been tolerant of not one, but two encampments that are home to protesters decrying social inequality and what they say is excessive corporate influence on US politics.

Local police escorted Tuesday’s march through evening rush hour traffic, and just two uniformed Secret Service agents were in position along the black iron fence on the north side of the White House when the protesters turned up.

The others were being dressed down in the director’s office for the bullet incident.

U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday said he was “deeply concerned” at the turmoil in the eurozone that has spooked global markets amid growing fears about Europe’s debt crisis and anaemic growth.

“I am deeply concerned and I have been deeply concerned. I suspect I will be deeply concerned tomorrow and next week,” he said at a press conference with Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard in Canberra.

  Raw Story

So quit asking.

“Until we put in place a concrete plan and structure that sends a clear signal to the markets that Europe is standing behind the euro and will do what it takes, we are going to continue to see the kinds of turmoil that we saw in the markets,” Obama said.

He’s talking European markets and using the royal “we.” Does anyone get tired of the US co-opting everything everywhere?

“At this point, the larger European community has to stand behind the European project,” Obama said.

“We have got an integrated world economy and what happens in Europe will have an impact on us,” he added.

He’s also still using the American “we.” It’s all ours. All of it.

Gee, is Bank of America a European corporation? Merrill Lynch? Lehman Brothers? Goldman Sachs? I wonder, does what happen in America have an impact in Europe? Do “we” care?

....but hey, do what you want....you will anyway.

Occupy Together

Protestors with Occupy D.C. just took over the D.C. headquarters of Brookfield Properties, which owns Zuccotti Park (location of the Occupy Wall Street protests).

  TPM

So much for the rag-tag, partying, slacker, unorganized meme.

....but hey, do what you want....you will anyway.