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new york times shreds its own integrity

Mnay of us noted yesterday the rather astonishing article in NYT by Arthur S. Brisbane, “Should The Times Be a Truth Vigilante?.” In it, he asks us, asks us, if the NYT should be fact-checking their articles. I have to … Continue reading

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MSM downplaying NDAA protests

Came across this interesting article just now. This is what the mainstream media doesn’t want you to see. They’ve whitewashed and, at times, altogether blacked out and distorted the groundswell of protests throughout the United States. You know this is … Continue reading

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unorthodox gang fight

[Audio: not needed] I think there is a brief news commentary on this but basically on Dec. 28, Palestinian police restored order in the Church of the Nativity in Jesus’s birthplace in Jerusalem after scuffles erupted between Armenian and Greek … Continue reading

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between an #NDAA and a #SOPA

What a depressing day on the Net. Following the #SOPA discussion on twitter just makes me want to scream. Listening to a bunch of technically illiterate people debate on the merits of the bill is beyond frustrating. If SOPA passes, … Continue reading

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Zoe d’Hauthuille Interview After Her Assault by SFPD 1 Dec 2011

[Audio: English; Transcript: below] Transcript kindly provided by Peter Menchini with help from Ramsez Stamper… thanks guys!! Me: what happened tonight? Zoe: um, (laughs) I… oh, so tonight the cops came, and barricaded the whole park, or the whole plaza, … Continue reading

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bill black on the current economic crisis

Bill Black was instrumental in successfully prosecuting a huge number of criminal bankers in the Savings and Loan crisis about twenty years ago. He shares his view on the current state of bankers’ criminality here. Note that I’m not entirely … Continue reading

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san diego with and without power

(source) (see also Power Outage Hits County.) Not too bad for me. A hellaciously long commute home yesterday with the snarled traffic & everyone else with the same brilliant idea. Dinner done on the grill and I sat out on … Continue reading

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google plus

Well, I have added a new google plus feed on the sidebar to the right (near the bottom). As you may or may not know, I am extremely ambivalent about Google Plus, due to it’s so-called “Real (or Wallet) Name” … Continue reading

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hawkeye and jon

photo by Lisa Pembleton Making the rounds. Story here: Dog mourns at casket of fallen Navy SEAL and a local news clip on youtube (uncaptioned, but pretty clear). Aw, man 🙁 Tweet

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what we have lost

This alarms me: From Our Dwindling Food Variety. By choking the available varieties down to these few, we are terribly subsceptible to crop failures, because now much of the crop is genetically identical across much of the country, if not … Continue reading

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tale of a whistleblower

A very important read: Office of Special Counsel Must Change Climate and Protect Whistleblowers. We know how,at the end of last year’s Congress we actually had a bill in congress that would have extended the necessary reforms and protections to … Continue reading

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couldn’t happen to a nicer set of laws

Spotted over at Court Ruling is Major Blow to Racist, Anti-Immigrant Laws: A federal judge’s decision to block part of Georgia’s new anti-immigrant law is a victory over the state’s attempt to highjack federal immigration law and a warning to … Continue reading

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the freedom to travel

Travel to Cuba Now Legal for Americans. Nice! I was one of the last from the U.S. to legally travel to Cuba, in 2003. (Hard to believe it’s been 7 years.) There’s been a 50 odd year embargo, with some … Continue reading

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this n that on tee vee!

[Audio: English, Captions: auto–pretty good, Transcript: linked below] A pretty interesting news summary to go thru. Notes about who gets to decide what gets paid in the event of actual default (are you Republicans REALLY prepared to go that far … Continue reading

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nightmares of the republican campaign

In all the attention on Palin — will she or won’t she run for Presidency — I think we have a tendency to overlook (or simply laugh at — too easy to do) another declared candidate who is just possibly … Continue reading

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