Military Families Speak Out invites you to join its 'Moving' Out' campaign; this short "instructional video" explains how.[1]  --  MFSO was founded in Boston in 2002 by Nancy Lessin and Charley Richardson.  --  Thanks to Debbie Metke for sending this; she also recommends this....


Matthew Engel was about to jump into a swimming pool in southwestern France, he writes, when "the attendant rose to his feet, waved his hands forbiddingly and pointed towards my crotch."  --  Later, he reflected in the Financial Times of London that "swimming pools are always the most rulebound places in the world not directly controlled by the military.  Sensibly so, you might think.  Actually, pool-law turns out to be very culture-specific."[1]  --  Before becoming a Financial Times columnist, Matthew Engel spent twenty-five years writing for the London Guardian and is best known for his writing on cricket....


The Yes Men struck again this week — at Calgary's Gas and Oil Exposition, this time.  --  It's not quite clear from this report in the Calgary Herald what it was that gave them away — whether it was "a PowerPoint lecture by 'S.K. Wolff,'" advocating that "as humans begin to die as a result of calamities caused by climate change, their remains could be harvested for an alternative fuel source called 'vivoleum' that would eventually replace oil," or whether it was when "[Florian] Osenberg, supposedly the director of human resources with the vivoleum program, took the stage carrying a lit candle while volunteers handed out candles to the audience" that had supposedly been "'sourced' from an ExxonMobil maintenance worker who donated it before dying of cancer."[1]  --  "Wolff is really Andy Bichlbaum and Osenberg is Mike Bonanno — or so they say," wrote Sean Myers.  --  "'This was a great opportunity for us, like the holy grail, really,' said Bichlbaum.  'We've never had an audience like this.  These people are wrecking the Earth and they're quite conscious of it.'" ...