Monthly Archives: March 2008

Hot Shots and Classic Takes

Billboard sighting in Berkeley. Photo by MediaDissent.Source.

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Getting the Attention of the Bandit Class

If It’s Not Dead on Arrival, Someone Should Shoot It Quick: Paulson’s Fixit Plan for Wall StreetBy MIKE WHITNEY It is being billed as a “massive shakeup of US financial market regulation”, but don’t be deceived. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson’s … finish reading Getting the Attention of the Bandit Class

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Get ’em While They Last

The New Yorker Thanks to Harry Edwards / The Rag Blog

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Physician, Heal Thyself

Former Surgeon General: Mainstream Medicine Has Endorsed Medical MarijuanaBy Dr. Jocelyn Elders / AlterNet / March 26, 2008 A historic document from the 124,000-member American College of Physicians certifies the medical value of marijuana. One of America’s largest and most … finish reading Physician, Heal Thyself

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Art : New York Salutes its Garbage

SHHHH! No trash talking… How, exactly, would the Big Apple rot if nobody picked up the trash? Within a couple of weeks the city would be carpeted with trash — more than 120,000 tons of it, according to Robin Nagle, … finish reading Art : New York Salutes its Garbage

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Federal Continuity Directive 1: Beyond Duct Tape

Lifted shamelessly from Bad Attitudes. Freedom Through Fear [snip] But today’s topic in the post-election prolonging of Bush ideology is the attempt to reinforce and extend the primacy of the “global war on terror“ (GWOT in Bush-speak) as the federal … finish reading Federal Continuity Directive 1: Beyond Duct Tape

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Texas Conventions : A Real Challenge

Ecstatic Obama delegate at Dallas Convention. Photo by Dallas Morning News. Several Rag bloggers and members of MDS/Austin attended the Travis County Democratic conventions in Austin on March 29, 2008. Most were delegates for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. Between … finish reading Texas Conventions : A Real Challenge

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The Disembodied Lightness Is Sheer Illusion

Well, this just sucks, especially since I’m an IT manager for a small manufacturing company. Welcome to the real world. Richard Jehn / The Rag Blog Google Data Center along the Columbia River in Oregon.It is no coincidence that search … finish reading The Disembodied Lightness Is Sheer Illusion

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An Israel-Palestine Peace Plan – D. Hamilton, et al

The Rag Blog / March 29, 2008Last updated, April 5, 2008 Our recent debate on Israel/Palestine/Zionism/anti-Semitism seems to have run its regular course without much resolution. While articulate statements were made, I don’t think it was unifying or moved the … finish reading An Israel-Palestine Peace Plan – D. Hamilton, et al

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We Need to Lead by Example, Not Threats

Toward a Humanist Foreign Policyby Carl Coon President George W. Bush has proved to be as much of a disaster on foreign affairs as on domestic issues. More, if possible. And not just on Iraq. On many other issues, including … finish reading We Need to Lead by Example, Not Threats

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Analysing the Conflict in Southern Iraq

Read the LA Times headline! This wouldn’t be happening if BushCo could have stayed the hell out of the Middle East. And the MSM doesn’t help by pushing buttons that make it sound like the US is always the “good … finish reading Analysing the Conflict in Southern Iraq

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Could Collider Produce Black Hole? Well, Maybe Just a Little One…

Part of a detector to study results of proton collisions by a particle accelerator that a federal lawsuit filed in Hawaii seeks to stop. Photo by Valerio Mezzanotti / NYT. Asking a Judge to Save the World, and Maybe a … finish reading Could Collider Produce Black Hole? Well, Maybe Just a Little One…

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