Friday, December 21, 2012

Things ARE changing!

Enjoy! That's what I call a 21/12/12 annoucement. I like the French order better. Day,month,year. Two one, one two, one two Some kind of dance!

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Bradley Manning: Person of the Year

Bradley Manning wins Guardian's 2012 Person of the Year vote ­The 24-year-old Nobel nominee and former US Army intelligence analyst has been nominated by The Guardian's editors and readers to compete with this year's other headline-makers, such as Russian punk band Pussy Riot and Italian particle physicist Fabiola Gianotti. With an overwhelming majority of 70 per cent, Manning, incarcerated over claims that he supplied classified documents to WikiLeaks, has secured the vote. Malala Yousafzai, a girl shot by the Taliban, came in second with 22 per cent. Here was the Guardian's question and its results. I voted Manning too. Who was your person of the year for 2012? 22% Malala Yousafzai 70% Bradley Manning 3% Pussy Riot 3% Danny Boyle 1% Fabiola Gianotti 2% Nate Silver

in DOHA's climate change conference.

Will Philippines negotiator's tears change our course on climate change? At the COP18 climate talks, the Filipino delegate broke down as he appealed to the world: "I appeal to all, please, no more delays, no more excuses. Please, let Doha be remembered as the place where we found the political will to turn things around. Please, let 2012 be remembered as the year the world found the courage to find the will to take responsibility for the future we want. I ask of all of us here, if not us, then who? If not now, then when? If not here, then where?" "Thank you madam chair."

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012

Carl Sagan teaching school kids.

You'll want to watch that video with Carl Sagan, (1934-1996). It's just GREAT! Interesting, fascinating,puzzling, amazing, enlightening! Many thanks to you Carl Sagan.You were among the best and brightest in the sweetest of ways. One quote:"We make our world significant by the courage of our questions and by the depths of our answers. Another one from his official website: "We are a way for the Cosmos to know itself." You can also listen to him talking to Martians in case we made it there:

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Women Of Zimbabwe Arise : WOZA Extract: Jenni Williams has been arrested 43 times, has spent time in prison on several occasions, and says she expects to be jailed again next year when Zimbabweans go to the polls. She is constantly forced to present herself at court as her case is still pending. Yet she has no plans to stop her activism.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Children and radioactive contamination

Hear some Japanese kids and enjoy the English translation.

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Ian Levison,

Iain Levison : Iain Levison was born in Aberdeen Scotland in 1963, and moved to the United States in 1971. He is the author of Working Stiff’s Manifesto (Soho Press, 2002;Random House reprint 2003), Since the Layoffs (Soho Press, 2004), 'Dog Eats Dog' (May 2008)that was first published in France and in French! and How to Rob an Armored Car (Oct 1, 2009) . He currently resides in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Iain Levison, ne pas se voiler la face (vost) par Mediapart

Sandy, a Wake-up Call

We’ve been given a warning by science, and a wake-up call by nature; it is up to us now to heed them.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Hurricane Sandy

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Secrets and lies

The Danish agent, the Croatian blonde and the CIA plot to get al-Awlaki - CNN

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Mindfulness - Translation anyone?

A great way to begin the day. Mindfulness. In our school, M. Frédéric Pannetier introduced us to a similar technique in some of the classes. It will be great to do it again.

Room to Breathe Official Trailer from Russell Long on Vimeo.

Sunday, October 21, 2012


Kuddos to Bard Canning, the producer of this amazing footage. I quote his comment: "Working frame-by-frame, it took me four weeks to produce this video. It was a labor of love. You can support my efforts with a donation or just let me know that you enjoyed it. I think it's wonderful that everyone on Earth has a chance to see this amazing footage from Mars :" SOOOOO TRUE! ENJOY these precious minutes.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Theresa May blocks Gary McKinnon's extradition to US

No extradition to the U.S. for Gary McKinnon, a U.K. citizen. he was investigating the UFO subject from his mother's bedroom computer when he hacked into the US department computers. It took the US some time to detect the security breach, (Gary must be some hacker!)but when they did, they immediately required his extradition. Since then, his family and many people including my proud self have been fighting to avoid extradition and after ten exacting years,the right decision was taken. Theresa May is a prominent Conservative party member and has been appointed UK's Home Secretary since May 2012. The Home Office is a Ministerial department of the Government of the United Kingdom, responsible for immigration, security, and law and order. As such it is responsible for the police, UK Border Agency, and the Security Service (MI5). It is also in charge of government policy on security-related issues such as drugs, counter-terrorism, and ID cards.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A testimony

Gavin Allwright Talks About Fukushima

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Use the web to learn English

No Grammar secrets on the web! Here, many exercises to practise and improve your English... And here, an excellent piece on perfective aspect, what I call Have+Ven. My pupils should know what that is... check it here and kuddos to the British Council INDEED, YOU CAN LEARN ENGLISH ONLINE AND FOR FREE! Sometimes I wonder if I make that clear enough to my pupils. Register to learnenglish! It's free

Saturday, October 06, 2012

News in Levels

Another website for the left column of this blog, a free comprehension website that helps you improve your English! Enjoy

More transparency needed

Friday, September 28, 2012

Some journalist!

Bill Moyers is a renowned journalist. The following piece on ALEC is gripping. Haven't you heard of American Legislative Exchange Council before? Here is an opportunity to learn about it:

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Nuclear safety culture good news

1) Japanese Legislative Task Force Calls Fukushima Daiichi Triple Meltdown A Man-made Disaster Read the article and watch the video at the bottom of that page where A. Gundersen explains what should bethe difference between the people who own and people who regulate nuclear power. 2) So the new Japanese panel responsible for risk-assessment seems to be ready to do some good work... So nice to hear

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Poor Media Coverage

At about 11:05 a.m. of 9/22/2012, a 7.3-meter-long metal beam 30cm×20cm×7m weighing 470 kg was dropped into reactor #3 spent fuel pool at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.The steel frame was , 470kg. It was dropped from South-East side. Workers were trying to extract cement wreckage which got into the spent fuel pool after a hydrogen explosion during the nuclear disaster of 2011. The crane boom accidentally pushed a metal beam into the pool from its casing, reports ITAR-TASS news agency. Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) which operates the nuclear plant, says it did not cause any breach in the cooling system, but could complicate further retrieval of spent nuclear rods.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Thursday, September 13, 2012


The article below contains a video that must be seen by every single one of us. It's partly in spoken English, partly in Japanese with English subtitles. My comment: Without transparency, no meaningful achievement is possible. And there's much to achieve in Fukushima. Public awareness is key. It has the power to trigger the international response that is needed to find solutions to the ongoing crisis.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

18 months after 3/11 and 11 years after 9/11 NO HALF LIFE. FULL LIFE! The above link is reproduced below. NHK is a very official voice of Japan. And obviously, the ongoing crisis is still of major concern.Let us not forget. One and a half years have passed since the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Tokyo Electric Power Company has many problems to overcome before achieving its promise to decommission the crippled plant in about 40 years. TEPCO has been testing the spent fuel rods in the No.4 reactor pool over the past 2 months. The building structure at the No.4 reactor became fragile after the explosion and possibly unsustainable to more earthquakes in the future. TEPCO is preparing to remove the rods from the pool in December next year. But the debris scattered in the pool could hamper workers from taking them out. The operator also faces difficulty in handling the melted fuel in the No. 1 to No. 3 reactors. It hopes to fill water in the containment vessels to cool down the fuel and is now using endoscopes and robots to find cracks and holes in the vessels. But high-levels of radiation are disrupting these operations. TEPCO also wonders if it can secure enough workers for the next 5 years. It said it will see a shortage of workers unless it finds ways for them to avoid exposure to radiation. But the utility said apart from a few places in the plant, most areas now register radiation levels below 3 millisieverts per hour, compared with 100 millisieverts per hour soon after the accident. Sep. 10, 2012 - Updated 18:44 UTC (03:44 JST) As for 9/11 and its cohort of wars and horror, let us not forget either.

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Jeff Skoll, a social entrepreneur.

Jeffrey Skoll, OC (born January 16, 1965) is a Canadian engineer and internet entrepreneur. He is currently based in Los Angeles, California.With an estimated net worth of $US 3.2 billion (as of March 2011), Skoll was ranked by Forbes as the 7th wealthiest Canadian and 347th in the world. He was the first employee and also first president of internet auction firm eBay, and used the wealth this gave him to become a philanthropist and found the independent movie production company Participant Media.

One British MP with Bradley Manning And more about this MP from the Western part of the city of Bradford in West Yorkshire here:

Friday, September 07, 2012

The Web is full of treasures...

... for you too, English learners! I've just discovered Seonaid's website (it's pronounced "shona".) This website is appropriately called PERFECT ENGLISH GRAMMAR. Here's the link that I immediately put in the left column under the label 'GRAMMAR'. Kuddos to Seonaid for the wonderful job. I hope my pupils will visit your website regularly and take advantage of your great work to improve their English grammar and more! Hey pupils, here are two examples of what you can do with Seonaid. First,this exercise. Then,have a look at this video page. Isn't it useful?

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Desmond Tutu and warmongers

A great piece by the famous South African nobel peace prize retired Archbishop

Sunday, September 02, 2012


Since our school has heating and cooling systems students, why don't we commemorate the second anniversary of March 11th 2011? Let's all learn more about the ongoing crisis in Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. I'M WAITING FOR YOUR COMMENTS PUPILS!


Kuchidomeryou from Timothée Mathelin on Vimeo.

Honey Ale

or learn how to brew beer...

Friday, August 31, 2012

Our new English assistant!

The Lycée Arago is delighted to announce that our 2012-2013 English assistant: Joel Scoffield We're all looking forward to meet you Joel!

Back to school...

... with another great site. I'm sure you could do some revisions, don't you think? So try that site and the others in the left column. Remember you are preparing yourselves to take the baccalauréat;did you know that US kids take the SAT and UK kids the GCSE? You'll learn more about those in class. See you soon! And for out Tech students, why don't you revise your tools?

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Total power in one person's hand is not the American way

Mike Bost, Illinois State Republican Representative goes ballistic and then explains why. To learn more: I quote: "He acknowledged voting in 1995 in favor of the rule used to block debate, which was sponsored by Republicans. Bost now says he didn't fully understand it and called his vote a mistake." Indeed, passing a law without doing an in-depth reading of it shoul never take place. Remember the Patriot Act?

Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Scorn factor vs the beauty of life

If if you think we ARE the only intelligent species in the Universe, or else,watch this:

Fear in itself is control. WATCH!

Ray McGovern on Julian Assange and why he is a hero. This dates back to 2010 And listen to M.Thomas A.Drake on the establishment of the surveillance society. Fear in itself is control. JULY 9 2012

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Stardust memory

This is Gary McKinnon's favourite video. If you don't know who Gary McKinnon, you can read this: and then there is the reference to Gary-related news here

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Friday, July 13, 2012

Julian Assange vs MSM

Main Stream Media is very disappointing in Sweden too: "The sad and horrific result is that the public in Sweden still does not know what Assange thinks, only what his opponents think."

MUST WATCH: "In Containment"

In Containment: the people of Minamisoma, 15 months after the meltdown. KUDDOS TO Ian Thomas Ash and Koji Fujita and this on lower dose vs MIT Kuddos to simplyinfo

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Europe says NO to ACTA on July 4th

Fukushima and truth

Misuhei Murata, former Japanese diplomat. " I call it the sickness of Japan.First we hide. Then we postpone and then, we assume no responsibility."

We HAVE fundamental human rights!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Interviewing Noam Chomsky and Tareq Ali

Once again, Julian Assange is doing a great job as a journalist. Unfortunately this will be the last bit of the Julian Assange show RT series: watch them all here: or here:

What's happening in Fukushima NPP

Absolutely rivetting video from Nuckelchen.Kuddos! Watching it once would be missing most of it.Four times is not even enough to see it all.Speaks for itself.Don't forget to watch it full screen. The amount of activity on Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has reached a climax. Especially, but not only on reactor #4. Spraying / Deconstructing / running and toiling / cranes, elevators, trucks and the like operating like mad. Like hell would be more appropriate...

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Not In Our Name

Great testimony by ANTHONY GRAVES. Thank you again Democracy NOW! In a rare interview, former Texas death row prisoner Anthony Graves joins us to recount his experience in solitary confinement and how he was fully exonerated and released from prison in 2010. Graves was convicted in 1994 of assisting Robert Carter, a man he barely knew, in the brutal murders of six people. There was no physical evidence linking Graves to the crime, and his conviction relied primarily on Carter’s testimony. Before he was executed, Carter twice admitted he had lied about Graves’s involvement in the crime. In 2006, an appeals court overturned Graves’s conviction and ordered a new trial, saying prosecutors had elicited false statements and withheld testimony. After 18 years in prison, most of them on death row, Graves was exonerated and reunited with his family after a special prosecutor concluded he was an innocent man. Graves is now an active member of the movement to abolish the death penalty. "My experience was hell," Graves says. "I always liken it to something that you would consider to be your worst nightmare. I had to go through that experience every day for 18-and-a-half years. And it was just no way to live." Urging an end to the death penalty, Graves says: "They’re killing in your name. And I say to you, stand up and tell these people, 'Not in my name anymore.'" [includes rush transcript]

45.000 protesters in Tokyo

Last week, 11,000 protesters. Awareness and anger is sky-rocketting. The people of Japan are furious because of the unilateral decision of the Japanese government to reopen a Nuclear power plant in west Japan. FIGHTING!

I'm with Neil

Saturday, June 16, 2012

The Japanese say NO!

WHAT A SHAME! NODA improves the restarting of OI nuclear power plant in Western Japan. He says it's to try to help the people. He adds if he didn't, the Japanese would face energy crisis this summer. FULL LIFE! NO HALF-LIFE...

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Fu.kushima women will fight like demons.

We will study this document with my pupils. Because this eye-opening document should be seen by every single one of us.!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


First and foremost: FORGETTING FUKUSHIMA. IN FRENCH... And second, John Pilger (Journalist and filmmaker) speaks to the press outside the UK Supreme Court in central London, about the case against Julian Assange, WikiLeaks & the Swedish extradition - after he loses his appeal to avoid extradition to Sweden for sex crime allegations. 30 May 2012

Saturday, June 09, 2012

I think I didn't post that on the tenth anniversary of 9/11. The Corbett report did. Here is the transcript:

Monday, June 04, 2012

Wit and the media black-out on Fukushima

Takashi Uesugi, interim president of "Free Press Association of Japan", points out the problems of mass media in Japan ironically enough in celebration of Kazuo Hizumi, chief editor of "News for the people in Japan", leaving a hospital.August 2011

FU.KUSHIMA NEWS getting worse and worse.

Let's keep reading and the truth will come out The Japan Times Monday, June 4, 2012 or this from June 3, 2012 or this from June 2, 2012

Howard Zinn and Christopher Columbus.

“When Columbus and his men came ashore in the Bahama Islands and were met by the Arawak people he was to later write in his journal: “They brought us parrots and balls of cotton and spears and many other things, which they exchanged for the glass beads and hawks’ bells. They willingly traded everything they owned. They were well-built, with good bodies and handsome features . . .They do not bear arms, and do not know them, for I showed them a sword, they took it by the edge and cut themselves out of ignorance. They have no iron. Their spears are made of cane . They would make fine servants . With fifty men we couldsubjugate them all and make them do whatever we want.” p. 1 This chilling and foreboding statement achieves even an even darker tone when considering the fate of the Arawak people. “In two years, through murder, mutilation or suicide, half of the 250,000 Indians on Haiti were dead. By the year 151, there were perhaps 50,000 Indians left. By 1550, there were 500. A report of the year 1650 shows none of the original Arawaks or their descendants left on the island.” p. 4-5 “The treatment of heroes (Columbus) and their victims (the Arawaks) - the quiet acceptance of conquest and murder in the name of progress - is only one aspect of a certain approach to history, in which the past is told from the point of view of governments, conquerors, diplomats, leaders.” p.9 Quotes taken from: A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn. And now, listen to this: And you can also read this:

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Democracy Now on Wikileaks

or Amy Goodman on Julian Assange EXTRACTS Subtitle: As the contrast with the extradition case of Augusto Pinochet shows, it's one law for whistleblowers, another for war criminals. The United Kingdom carefully considers extradition requests, as famously demonstrated when crusading Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon hoped to prosecute former Chilean dictator Pinochet for torture committed under his rule from 1973 to 1990. Based on Garzon's indictment, Pinochet was arrested in 1998 while travelling in London. After 16 months of hearings, the British courts finally decided that Pinochet could be extradited to Spain. The British government intervened, overruling the court, and allowed him to return to Chile. WHAT'S YOUR PICK?
OR ?

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Sushi or not sushi? Radioactive fish 2

Scientist : « We almost didn’t believe it to tell you the truth. Every single fish was significantly contaminated with two radioisotopes from Cesium. These are common waste products from nuclear accidents. » ( The fish the scientist is referring to is the Pacific bluefin tuna which is massive in size, up to ten feet and weighs more than a thousand pounds) Journalist 1 : « The levels are far lower than what is considered dangerous. » FDA(Food and Drug Administration) : « No public health concern has been detected. » Journalist 2 : « Scientists say the real test on how radiation affects migrating fish will come this summer. Researchers will look at fish that have spent more time in contaminated waters and could have even higher levels of pollution. » Scientist : « I think that is a distinct possibility and we honestly don’t know the answer. » Journalist 2 : « Today, Japanese officials annouced they’ll conduct more testing in their waters. This is researchers here do the same. »

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

REPORT: Fu.kushima's #4 spent fuel pool

For once, a TV report worth watching. A Japanese program that appeared on Youtube on the 25th of May 2012 and was then translated today.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Fukushima and The New York Times

"There is considerable disagreement among scientists over whether such catastrophes are possible. But some argue that whether the chances are small or large, changes should be made quickly because of the magnitude of the potential calamity." Fu.kushima is cause for concern and deserves some coverage. You don't say! May 26, 2012 May 28, 2012

Watching Wikileaks


Tuesday, May 22, 2012


This film was released on April 12, 2012. Thrive means to prosper. Let's do that! That's 'the other story' my beloved sister sent me yesterday. Quite a story isn't it. So many diverse subjects, with examples and illustrations tied into one logical conclusion. It really makes sense. And the fact that it is being released on the web makes me smile and feel wonderfully optimistic. I'm sure you'll love it too. Oh I know, it's long. Two hours and twelve minutes. Make yourself episodes if you don't feel like watching it in a row. I couldn't stop watching. I'm glad to share it with you.

MAMA HOPE and other subjects.

Mama Hope is a non-profit organization focused on building self-sufficient communities in Sub-Saharan Africa. Mama Hope partners with Community Based Organizations and invests in high impact, cost effective projects, that meet their fundamental needs. Here is their channel. Watch the first video and tell me those guys don't rock. The whole world rocks actually. You know that don't you? Enjoy!! I've just discovered it thanks to Christiane Amanpour on CNN. She is a very famous journalist and interesting personality. She was harshly criticized at the time of the Bosnian war for ... telling the truth.Read the chapter 'Bosnian War reporting'here if you're interested. But...,as I was about to write: But... to go back to the subject, my word-curious mind found that: let's get back to the subject (at hand)/topic Or perhaps 'let's get back to the matter in hand' or 'point' (?) There is an old expression my aunt used to use - she was born in the North of England in 1906 or so. 'To return to our muttons' - she said it when she felt we had left the point - she used it just like that, with quasi-imperative force. Oh the web.Speaking of network thinking... It took me from my twitter account to this and to my sister but that's another story. Enjoy Mama Hope! (Yet don't forget Fu...kushima


Saturday, May 12, 2012

Breaking News: Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld accused of war crime

Extract from Foreign Policy Journal: "At the end of the week-long hearing, the five-panel tribunal unanimously delivered guilty verdicts against Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and their key legal advisors who were all convicted as war criminals for torture and cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment."

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Art is life.

Life, youth, confidence, freedom, add to the list. GO for it! Follow Boey's advice.

2012th Earthquake post 3/11

Saturday, May 05, 2012 at 20:12:34 UTC Sunday, May 06, 2012 at 05:12:34 AM at epicenter 38.185°N, 141.667°E Depth 50.9 km (31.6 miles) Region NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

Saturday, May 05, 2012

But there's a bright side!

I'll let Nuckelchen one of my enenewsers-Fuku-webcam pals say it: nuckelchen May 5, 2012 at 1:27 pm today all nukes down in japan ! next week when every cellphone is reloaded with non-nuke-powered energy we all can say: (loud&clear!) @ tepco: so what ? You can also see Nuck's blog here: THANK YOU NUCKELCHEN!

The worst yet to come?

Fukushima Daiichi's reactor #4's Spent Fuel Pool is the most ominous danger on the planet:

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Fukushima screaming for itself

Only 223 views as I write this. And counting. You have to watch this. This video is Tepco Cam 2012.05.01 05:00-06:00 Japanese Time. When will MSM, mainstream media,cover the issue and do so transparently? WE CARE! By the way, some think TEPCO's videos are probably being edited.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Will Sibel Edmonds book be released?

She has written Listen carefully to what she says in this trailer:

Just so you know and then remember: The US constitution has amendments. The first ten amendments are called the bill of rights. They were voted in March 1789 and ratified in 1791. The first amendment goes as follows:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
You can also browse the U.S. constitution

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Monday, April 16, 2012

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Forbidden words...

This seems like it came from The Onion,a satirical news website,
but it’s no joke.
The New York City Department of Education is asking teachers to ban words from tests for students in schools.
Here is the list. I guess they forgot to include Orwellian in it...
Abuse (physical, sexual, emotional, or psychological), Alcohol (beer and liquor), tobacco, or drugs, Birthday celebrations (and birthdays), Bodily functions, Cancer (and other diseases) Catastrophes/disasters (tsunamis and hurricanes), Celebrities, Children dealing with serious issues, Cigarettes (and other smoking paraphernalia), Computers in the home (acceptable in a school or library setting), Crime, Death and disease, Dinosaur, Divorce, Evolution, Expensive gifts, vacations, and prizes, Gambling involving money, Halloween, Homelessness, Homes with swimming pools, Hunting, Junk food, In-depth discussions of sports that require prior knowledge, Loss of employment, Nuclear weapons, Occult topics (i.e. fortune-telling), Parapsychology, Politics, Pornography, Poverty, Rap Music, Religion, Religious holidays and festivals (including but not limited to Christmas, Yom Kippur, and Ramadan), Rock-and-Roll music, Running away, Sex, Slavery, Terrorism, Television and video games (excessive use), Traumatic material (including material that may be particularly upsetting such as animal shelters), Vermin (rats and roaches), Violence, War and bloodshed, Weapons (guns, knives, etc.),Witchcraft, sorcery.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Revisiting Chernobyl
The last minute is absolutely essential. Indeed, when you build a nuclear power plant, you create problems for future generations.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

It's already 3/11 on our Planet.

The sun has risen on Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant

Thursday, March 08, 2012

D-day next Sunday.

If you are in Reims,
ON SUNDAY March 11th, in Reims,
place d'Erlon, fontaine de la solidarité, RV 15h00
Come with a home-made placard and meet with other concerned citizens.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

What do you think?

Oh Yes! We would like to live in a world where people didn't hurt each other.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

If you want to know more about this man, and his favorite bio here:

The same song "Who's next" with the lyrics:
or "The elements" at that link.
and a Tom Lehrer playlist here:

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Witty words found on the web

Thanks to Dr Mardy's newsletter and to Mary Armstrong who wrote them:

"Task and you shall conceive."
"Mask and you shall deceive."

A deep reverberation of the famous:"Ask and you shall receive"
Thanks again Doc, and thank you Web.

Scary documentary

If you want to know more about the following video.
Here is the "about" link to the movie. Interesting documents. We shall study them in class some day.!about

Two brothers worked wonders and created that show for all of us.

'The Scale of the Universe,' by Two Teenage Brothers. Thank you so much Cary and Michael.

Friday, February 10, 2012

The human cost of Apple products for workers in China

From — Protesters visited a half-dozen Apple stores around the world to deliver petitions calling for reforms in the working conditions at factories run by Apple's suppliers in China. The protests come on the heels of recent revelations of harsh conditions and onerous work environments at Apple's controversial Chinese supplier Foxconn, where more than a dozen employees have committed suicide. We're joined by New York Times reporter Charles Duhigg, who helped break the story about the human costs of Apple products for workers in China. We're also joined by Mike Daisey, whose acclaimed one-man show, "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs," is based partly on his visits to Apple's Chinese factories and his interviews with the workers there. "I want Apple to take real responsibility," Daisey says. "They have the resources to change this overnight."

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Mitt's buck

Mitt is Mitt Romney, a candidate for the Republican primaries that may well become next presidential candidate representing the Republican party.
Buck means dollar. Mitt's bucks gives an idea of what big money is. Have a go!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Infant deaths in Pennsylvania due to Fukushima's disaster?

Tepco's back to the wall?

Radioactivity increase in the Japanese MainStreamMedia.

Governments Worldwide Raise Acceptable Radiation Levels Based Upon Politics … Not Science                        Here is a video about low dose effects and why the governments' political decision to raise the safety limits is scientifically groundless and therefore irresponsible. But it seems people don't care that much. Shouldn't we all care? Remember Chernobyl and see how twenty years later, the number of people with thyroid problems is ... impressive.

Here is a French article (once in a while, some French here!) in le Monde. An honest article. Dated January 23rd, 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A Shakespeare play forbidden in Tucson,Arizona.

Hardly a day goes by without one of those appalling news:
extract from the following article:

Another notable text removed from Tucson’s classrooms is Shakespeare’s play “The Tempest.” In a meeting this week, administrators informed Mexican-American studies teachers to stay away from any units where “race, ethnicity and oppression are central themes,” including the teaching of Shakespeare’s classic in Mexican-American literature courses.

Can you believe it? What a shame!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Meet Mitt

Mitt Romney

Thursday, January 05, 2012

An increasingly political issue

in what is now an election year.
Well, I knew that much and now, everybody knows!