World population April 10, 2012
7 billion 205 million
Any date :
A relentless cover-up
by embedded media loyal to their rich, growth loving
owners may be confusing you, but overgrowth of population
and the human encampment are already beyond the "tipping
point" and still exploding, and the result is not
just global warming. The eco-system is NOW collapsing.
But since continued profit flow depends on continued
growth, since the rich insiders who effectively run
the world don't want anyone to think about stopping
growth, no matter what it does to the world we live
in, the media they own continue
to cover up the truth about the ongoing population
explosion and its consequences. (Keep
figure cited below - 7,205,660,000 - is from
the UNC World Population Clock,
the most believable clock on the net, which
is not connected to me or to this site.
news analyst, media critic, and philosopher
on Cuba, Latin America and the world
March 4, 2004
In April 2012, IAmMyOwnReporter (political) & NotTalkRadio (philosophical) became one
site with two aims: (1) to objectively expose and correct embedded media lies and omissions
& (2) to provide the 20/20 brain vision needed to do that. -Glen Roberts
MOTIVES QUALIFICATIONS INTELLECTUAL STANCE
shut tight, as always,
embedded US flacks in Cuba
fantacize changes they yearn for
or think they should yearn for
6 April 2012: Way back before George the First invented and decreed embedded journalism, good reporters were not only at least reputed to be smarter than their editors but were also supposedly bent on getting the true story, whether their editors liked it or not. Maybe then. Not now.
Today's reporters, especially on foreign affairs, eagerly act as stenographers for generals and as press agents for the official line of the CIA and the State Department, unfailingly (and proudly I guess) trotting out all the correct "talking points" for all their hit pieces and rah-rah-for-our-side yells.
You'd think, being reporters and all, they'd be the ones
American can go to
Cuba as his own reporter
document argues that any American, even under the so-called
"Cuban travel ban," has the existential and constitutional right
to go to Cuba as his own reporter without anyone's permission
except possibly Cuba's. Read
a 6-week 2002 tour of Cuba, I surveyed 100 random Cubans about
a petition reportedly signed by 98% of eligible voters to lock
socialism into their constitution after George Bush accused
Cuba of bio-terrorism involvement and Jimmy Carter refuted the
lie from Cuba but also urged Cubans to adopt the American way.
Intro, Interviews 1-17 Havana,
18-48 Baracoa, 49-73
on the road, 74-89 Cienfuegos, 90-100
Using 20/20 Brain Vision
There's no such thing as "too idealistic." Ideal means just right. To expect this human race, with its propensity for denial and chaos, to achieve an ideal may be naive. But to reject the concept of an ideal, to fail to define it and use it as a yardstick by which to measure what you're settling for IS stupid.
My ideal world would be a one-world communist atheist state with a population of way less than 250 million people all speaking the same language and living in harmony with the eco-system in neatly defined civilized enclaves leaving most of the world in nature's domain.
Why? Because, being sensible, I like clean air, water, and soil; vast, unspoiled forests, deserts, grasslands, and granite slopes; a full and abundant array of healthy animal and vegetable life; beauty, adventure, peace and an assured future stability for a world like that. And I don't like the ugly alternative that...(continued, but not yet)
by Glen Roberts
Watch me write this book
This book, based on 7
visits to Cuba, is being published here, chapter by
chapter, as it is written. The original 10 chapters
posted have been shuffled and altered, i.e. 1-4 were
combined as chapter 1, a new 2 and 3 were inserted,
I'm now writing a new 4, and the posted 4 beginning
will become 5. Select any chapter by clicking on the
Cienfuegos high school students pack the
gazebo at Parque Marti
MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT CUBA: For a review and dismissal
of just a few common misconceptions about Cuba, click HERE.
FEB. '10: AN OPEN LETTER TO THE
HAVANA TIMES - CLICK
JAN. '08: A FRIENDLY CRITIQUE OF PRESS
FREEDOM IN CUBA - CLICK
ENERO '08: UNA CRITICA AMISTOSA SOBRE
PRENSA LIBRE EN CUBA - CLICK
2007 UPDATES FROM CUBA:
For a look at Cuba with Fidel on the bench posted from the island in
January and February 2007, click HERE.
2005: BIRDS & BRUJAS
IN ENCHANTED CATEMACO click HERE.
THREE APRIL '05 LETTERS FROM CUBA:
Self-syndicated and offered
on the dates indicated to various U.S. media I knew wouldn't print
"Human Rights in Cuba, April 14 from Havana,"
"Viva y Habla Fidel!, April 22 from Cienfuegos,"
"Elections in Cuba, April 29 from Havana,"
2004: SOUTH AMERICA COMPARED TO CUBA:
In the summer and fall of '04, the author toured
eight South American countries to compare the "emerging western
style free enterprise democracies" to Cuba, because, as members
of the OAS and the UN, these countries are regularly armtwisted into
censuring Cuba as the only country in the hemisphere still not "free."
In three extensive documents listed below, the author confirms that,
logically, it should be Cuba that censures the other countries, since
only Cuba is free of a significant list of oppressive attributes found
everywhere else, as these documents attest.
"From Maracaibo," click HERE.
"From the Andes," click HERE.
"From the Cone" (includes South America
Summary), click HERE.
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