"...it's not the training to be mean but the training to be kind that is used to keep us leashed best." ~ Black Dog Red

"In case you haven't recognized the trend: it proceeds action, dissent, speech." ~ davidly, on how wars get done

"...What sort of meager, unerotic existence must a man live to find himself moved to such ecstatic heights by the mundane sniping of a congressional budget fight. The fate of human existence does not hang in the balance. The gods are not arrayed on either side. Poseiden, earth-shaker, has regrettably set his sights on the poor fishermen of northern Japan and not on Washington, D.C. where his ire might do some good--I can think of no better spot for a little wetland reclamation project, if you know what I mean. The fight is neither revolution nor apocalypse; it is hardly even a fight. A lot of apparatchiks are moving a lot of phony numbers with more zeros than a century of soccer scores around, weaving a brittle chrysalis around a gross worm that, some time hence, will emerge, untransformed, still a worm." ~ IOZ

May 17, 2010

How Stuff Works III


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"1. Nothing in this Treaty shall be interpreted as affecting the inalienable right of all the Parties to the Treaty to develop research, production and use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes without discrimination and in conformity with articles I and II of this Treaty.

2. All the Parties to the Treaty undertake to facilitate, and have the right to participate in, the fullest possible exchange of equipment, materials and scientific and technological information for the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. Parties to the Treaty in a position to do so shall also cooperate in contributing alone or together with other States or international organizations to the further development of the applications of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, especially in the territories of non-nuclear-weapon States Party to the Treaty, with due consideration for the needs of the developing areas of the world."


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See also: http://motherjones.com/military-maps and this.


Anonymous said...

Don't understand the last two images, of the Israeli flag and Obama targeting Iran. Seems like you are trying to avoid responsibility for American warmongering, nearly all led by devout Christians, and blame the Jews for it. If the US attacks Iran it will be the Christians who run the US who are responsible.

Jack Crow said...


First - Israel does not = "the Jews."

I am (by birth, but not by religious adherence) one of them "the Jews."

But I am not an Israeli.

Second - Israel is not a signatory to the treaty, above, yet receives considerable US support, and is the US' "permanent Air Craft Carrier" at the ass end of the Mediterranean. Iran, which is a signatory and therefore as certain international permissions, with regard to nuclear materials, is demonized for abiding by the treaty, while Israel - which is a nuclear rogue state - is rewarded for doing an end run around it, and helping others to do the same.