Archive for July 1st, 2012

Lifting the veil

English: A map of Arab Spring countries update...

English: A map of Arab Spring countries updated and reframed to reflect the independence of South Sudan on 9 July 2011. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From an excellent article:

How the Corporate Media is Snookering You on Syria

“For those versed in the black arts of propaganda, the hijacking of Arab Spring must be a beauteous thing to behold.”  . . .

“As with Libya, Western countries were covertly overthrowing a Middle East regime, just as they have done over the decades. And, as before, the media said not a word about what was really going on. So the public did not really understand, and there was practically no debate at all.”  . . .

“When almost no media anymore question these barely disguised coups against uncooperative standing governments, we are in very deep trouble. Because if we can’t count on the media to tell us what is going on in far-off places, what may we expect of them closer to home?  We are witnessing a crisis for journalism that is nothing less than a crisis for democracy itself.”

For the complete article go to: 

http://www.alternet.org/story/156089/how_the_corporate_media_is_snookering_you_on_syria_?akid=9007.308895.GSko6z&rd=1&t=21

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 07/01/12

Charles I, King of England, from Three Angles....

Charles I, King of England, from Three Angles. The famous triple portrait of Charles I by Anthony van Dyck. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A royal marine birth.

STOHOM  =  SMOOTH,  NERPAC  =  PRANCE,  UCATLA  =  ACTUAL,  CIFELK  =  FICKLE,  BRANER  =  BARREN,  ZEEEWH  =  WHEEZE   —   Giving us:  SOPNACLFIREWH

Clue/Question:  What they would end up calling the humpback king and queen’s son.

Answer:  THE PRINCE OF WHALES

 

Prince of Whales hotel in Waterton, Alberta, C...

Prince of Whales hotel in Waterton, Alberta, Canada (Photo credit: docguy)

(Some very impressive clue word jumbling!  I really liked the jumbling of “actual”, “fickle” and “barren”.  And, also the new clue word, “prance” was jumbled well.  ralis95 will have to update his clue word database once again!  The answer letter layout was superbly cryptic!  If you didn’t pick up the gag from the cartoon you would have had a very difficult time figuring it out from the answer letter layout.  Great job, Mr. Hoyt!  Jeff Knurek even through in a little misdirection, with the king’s comment about his dad, King Charles.  Before reading the clue/question I was leaning towards Charlie The Tuna, format and letters notwithstanding.  Be well and do good, friends.  Don’t melt, or get dehydrated!)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/01/12

What Every Boy Needs

What Every Boy Needs (Photo credit: Tobyotter)

In America, there are two classes of travel – first class and with children.”   —   Robert Benchley

Security Lines

Security Lines (Photo credit: Eric Kilby)

(Robert was incredibly smart and very humorous.  In his day, the major mode of transportation was the railroad train.  What would be a cute and clever way to describe the dehumanizing, post 9/11, transportation fiasco of those who cannot afford first class?  What it’s come down to is: Shut up and do what you’re told.  And the 1%, and their obedient right-wing lackeys, complain of “class warfare”???  Don’t get me started, people.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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