nationalpost:

Matt Gurney: Syria accepts UN peace plan, promptly invades Lebanon
Here’s a shock. A six-point peace plan, issued by the President of the UN Security Council, has been accepted by Syria. The plan is pretty weakly worded. It basically gets Syria to agree to stop doing things it never should have been doing before, ’cause, you know, it’s illegal

nationalpost:

Matt Gurney: Syria accepts UN peace plan, promptly invades Lebanon

Here’s a shock. A six-point peace plan, issued by the President of the UN Security Council, has been accepted by Syria. The plan is pretty weakly worded. It basically gets Syria to agree to stop doing things it never should have been doing before, ’cause, you know, it’s illegal

motherjones:

We’re Spending More on Nukes Than We Did During the Cold War
Memo to the budget supercommittee: If you’re looking for billions in savings, check out the bloated nuclear weapons complex.

Proposed solution to the number of nuclear weapons in the world: Amend the 1963 Partial Test Ban Treaty, which banned nuclear explosions in space, and start using our nukes, cooperatively with other states and under strict regulation, for interstellar travel.
Also, happy birthday Carl Sagan.

motherjones:

We’re Spending More on Nukes Than We Did During the Cold War

Memo to the budget supercommittee: If you’re looking for billions in savings, check out the bloated nuclear weapons complex.

Proposed solution to the number of nuclear weapons in the world: Amend the 1963 Partial Test Ban Treaty, which banned nuclear explosions in space, and start using our nukes, cooperatively with other states and under strict regulation, for interstellar travel.

Also, happy birthday Carl Sagan.

(Source: Mother Jones)

"Ultimately, it is up to Israelis and Palestinians to take action. No peace can be imposed upon them, nor can endless delay make the problem go away."

— From text of President Obama’s MidEast speech

"Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal."

— Martin Luther King Jr.