It’s rare that Oscar sees things my way:
It’s rare that Oscar sees things my way:
Jan Brewer was really between a rock and a hard case this week, with the passage of SB1062, which I refer to as the Jim Peacock Law. I’m surprised how deftly she manuevered around it:
Good to have Sean Paul back.
Here’s a conversation I had with Tina on Facebook, expanded. I think it’s worth posting, because it illustrates some things about reports on radiation-related matters.
Reuters (and others) are reporting an alarm in the air-monitoring system at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Carlsbad. Here’s my read of [...]
Fragmentation Netanyahu might have a bolder ambition in mind than merely preventing Iran from advancing its nuclear program. The Middle East is changing more rapidly than at any time since the end of the First World War and the collapse of the Ottoman Empire. Countries in the region are vanishing from the maps of the [...]
A Dell “paid post” in the new NYT below the fold:-)
“Enter the New” here Comments in the NYT itself are here
“To this day, some militia leaders offer alibis for Mr. Abu Khattala [the perpetrator of the attacks and deaths of U.S. personnel]. All resist quiet American pressure to turn him over to face prosecution. Last spring, one of Libya’s [...]
Cryptome is a web site devoted to promoting transparency by publishing leaks on a variety of current topics of the day. John Young and Deborah Natsios founded Cryptome in 1996. It is considered a precursor to Wikileaks. The site just posted a series of links from an anonymous source claiming that Elliot Higgins of the [...]
SchAdenfreude Alert!!! Why would Rupert Murdoch’s wife, Wendi Deng, and former Prime Minister Tony Blair spend two overnights (at least) together at one of Rupert’s mansions? Were they talking philosophy? Did Blair just [...]
“The British papers are the best in the world, and the worst in the world, sometimes in the same edition.” – Alistair Campbell, CNN October 7.
So on Oct 9, the Daily Mail lived up to Alistairs’ op-ed: Calls grow to prosecute Guardian over spy leaks: Now Clegg and May join condemnation of paper.
Seymour Hersh’s interview with The Guardian is absolutely explosive. He states that the story about the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden is nothing but lies. He castigates the press, particularly editors, who do nothing to challenge the administration. Hersh recommends that the major television news operations shut down for bureaus here and overseas and [...]
The new owners of Current Media LLC (Current TV, current.com) actively support Al Qaeda alligned Syrian rebels and provide a boatload of weapons that support rebel violence. The successor to Current is called Al Jazeera America.
Today, I clicked on a link to an article in Current.com, part of [...]
Well, Jeff Bezos, the creator of Amazon.com, has purchased the Washington Post:
The Washington Post Co. agreed Monday to sell its flagship newspaper to Amazon.com founder and chief executive Jeffrey P. Bezos, ending the Graham family’s stewardship of one of America’s leading news organizations after four generations.
Bezos, whose entrepreneurship has made him one of [...]
The Atlantic ran an excellent article on the politics of Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com. I recommend it as a start on what may happen with the Washington Post. The first line was a little off, though. It said the purchase was a “shocking announcement.”
The sale [...]
Normally, I look forward to this time of year. It’s Shark Week. If you don’t know or don’t care for it, Shark Week has some interesting programming about sharks, which is sadly interspersed with more and more exploitative programming.
Truthout: The Violence of Organized Forgetting
America has become amnesiac – a country in which forms of historical, political, and moral forgetting are not only willfully practiced but celebrated. The United States has degenerated into a social order that is awash in public stupidity and views critical thought as both a liability and a [...]
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