Archive for June 29th, 2011

Come Monday, Sept. 19, we will know the fate of Charlie Harper.

That’s the day that Two and a Half Men will return to the air (obviously without Charlie Sheen). The network announced Wednesday that Sept. 19 will “officially open” its season, with the Season 7 premiere of How I Met Your Mother bowing at 8/7c, the Season 9 premiere of Two and a Half Men showing up at 9/8c, new show 2 Broke Girls debuting at 9:30/8:30c (a special time) and Hawaii Five-O returning for Season 2 at 10/9c.

Sept. 19 is not strictly the first time CBS will begin airing its fall slate of programming — Survivor: South Pacific is set to begin Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 8/7c.

Everything you need to know about CBS next season

“Our playbook is pretty consistent: wherever and whenever possible we use established successful series to introduce new shows,” said CBS prime-time executive Kelly Kahl.  “We’ve also asked a couple of our strongest series to work overtime during premiere week in order to support the new series and bolster our performance.”

Aside from 2 Broke Girls, those new shows are Unforgettable (debuting Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 10/9c), Person of Interest (debuting Thursday, Sept. 22 at 9/8c), A Gifted Man (premiering Friday, Sept. 23 at 8/9c) and How to Be a Gentleman (premiering Thursday, Sept. 29 at 8:30/9:30c).

Check out Fox’s premiere dates, too

The full premiere schedule:

Wednesday, Sept. 14
8/7c – Survivor: South Pacific

Monday, Sept. 19
8/7c – How I Met Your Mother
8:30/7:30c – How I Met Your Mother
9/8c — Two and a Half Men
9:30/8:30c — 2 Broke Girls
10/8c — Hawaii Five 0

Tuesday, Sept. 20
8/7c — NCIS
9/8c — NCIS: Los Angeles
10/9c — Unforgettable

Wednesday, Sept. 21
9/8c — Criminal Minds
10/9c — CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Thursday, Sept. 22

8/7c — The Big Bang Theory
8:30/7:30c — The Big Bang Theory
9/8c — Person of Interest
10/9c — The Mentalist

Friday, Sept. 23
8/7c — A Gifted Man
9/8c — CSI: NY
10/9c — Blue Bloods

Saturday, Sept. 24
8/7c — Rules of Engagement
8:30/7:30c — Comedytime Saturday
9/10c — Crimetime Saturday
10/9c — 48 Hours Mystery

Sunday, Sept. 25
7/6c – 60 Minutes
8/7c — The Amazing Race
9/8c — The Good Wife
10/9c — CSI: Miami

Monday, Sept. 26
8:30/7:30c — 2 Broke Girls (time period premiere)
9:30/8:30c — Mike & Molly

Thursday, Sept. 29
8:30/7:30c How to Be a Gentleman



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A disturbing trend: Neo-Nazi codes

The swastika, unmistakable symbol of Nazi power, has been banned in Germany for some time. However, neo-Nazis are finding ways around that law, initiating alternate graphics and codes to promote their Hitler-inspired beliefs.

A new brochure titled “Hide and Seek,” featured in German news magazine Der Spiegel, explains the troubling trend. Of course, the symbols appear innocuous so most people don’t recognize them as anything hate-driven. The neo-Nazi signs can be seen on banners at sporting events, as tattoos, etc. Michael Weiss, author of the brochure, told Der Spiegel that its purpose is to raise public awareness of the current generation of neo-Nazi codes, especially among teachers and social workers and others with access to German youths.

Consider, for example, a symbol as seemingly far from the swastika as the number 14. This is code for “14 words,” a phrase first coined by American white separatist David Lane. His 14-word statement, “We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children” is a mantra for many neo-Nazis.

“BH” is another secret hate code. This stands for Blood and Honour, an extreme right-wing group banned in Germany more than a decade ago. The number 88 is gaining popularity, too, a reference to the outlawed phrase “Heil Hitler.” With “H” being the eighth letter of the alphabet, to Nazis, “88” means “Heil Hitler.”


According to Weiss, around 150 neo-Nazi codes are in use in Germany. In addition to emerging symbols, some neo-Nazi groups have repurposed old ones. Der Spiegel points out the example of the kaffiyeh scarf, a longtime symbol of Palestinian nationalism, which neo-Nazis have adopted not as a symbol of support for Palestine but of the fight against Israel.

This act of Nazis stealing symbols is nothing new. The swastika itself was once associated with peaceful themes in other cultures before Hitler and the Nazi Party made it synonymous with racism and mass murder.

You can examine the full brochure of neo-Nazi codes here (in German).


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Chief Seattle Poem

You asked me to

Sell my land

How could I sell my land

It would be like

Selling my soul

Selling the skies above

Presences in the airs

Sparkle of the waters

Memories in dark woods

Green meadows and

Sounds of humming bees.

Where sentry stand guarding the mists

Ghostly reflections among the sandy shores

The sap that runs through pine needles

The blood that courses through my veins

The heats generated by the shaggy pony

And my brothers bear ,deer and the eagle soar.

The rivers are my brothers

They quench my thirst, they feed me

Show me kindness, live my life

Feel me heal me bathe me knead me.

The earth is my mother

She nourishes me flourishes me

Perfumes me with flowers

Feeds me with corn

Sings me lullabies

Feels me in her pain

Renews me clues me with mystery.

Do not force me to sell the elements

My mother earth my brother river

My sister wind the sap in my brain

Gods of my visions heaven Striven

All my spirits among the forest frames.

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