Monthly Archives: November 2008

Singin’ on Sunday – Paolo Conte

Paolo Conte at the Berliner Philharmonie 2005.Photo: Richardfabi. Source: Wikemedia Commons. See video of Vieni via con me below. Paolo Conte If you’ve never heard of this guy, you should. So here he is in all his Italian glory, singing … finish reading Singin’ on Sunday – Paolo Conte

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Cole: Six Mistakes After 9/11 That India Can Avoid

Targeted locations of the bombings across Mumbai. Photo: Daily Mail.India: Please Don’t Go Down the Bush-Cheney RoadBy Juan Cole / November 30, 2008 Many Indians have called the attacks in Mumbai “India’s 9/11.” As an American who lived in India, … finish reading Cole: Six Mistakes After 9/11 That India Can Avoid

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Report: US Hegemony in Latin America Is Over

Failure to engage with Latin America in more constructive ways than in the past will continue the alienation that has resulted from bad policy and destructive action since the interference in Chile in the early 1970s. As our friend Karen … finish reading Report: US Hegemony in Latin America Is Over

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The Beltway Is America’s Occupying Army

Why success sucks!By Case Wagenvoord / November 29, 2008 Dear Barack, The seeds of today’s failure were planted in yesterday’s success. Success is like that. It swells the head and too often leads to an inflated sense of invincibility that … finish reading The Beltway Is America’s Occupying Army

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The Severe Price of Globalization and Free Trade

Do you wear Hanes underwear?By Buck Batard / November 29, 2008 Before you buy another pair of Hanes underwear, perhaps it would be helpful to learn what 11 year old Halima does in one of the factories that makes Hanes … finish reading The Severe Price of Globalization and Free Trade

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The Mamas and the Papas : Vintage Rockers with their Parents

Frank Zappa and the folks. Photos by John Olson / Life Magazine. David Crosby standing with father Floyd at dad’s place. How very cool. Sixties/seventies rockers with their families. These photos, from the archives of Life Magazine, show rock luminaries … finish reading The Mamas and the Papas : Vintage Rockers with their Parents

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Dr. Stephen R. Keister : Talking Health Care in the Barber Shop

I have had experience, or my family or close friends have had first hand experience, in Canada, the UK, France, Norway and Italy with medical care and in all instances have found the care prompt, efficient, caring, and generally covered … finish reading Dr. Stephen R. Keister : Talking Health Care in the Barber Shop

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Joel Hirschhorn Wants Justice for Junior

Respect for our Constitution requires Bush in prison.George W. Bush Belongs in Prison: Respecting the Rule of LawBy Joel Hirschhorn / November 29, 2008 Electing Barack Obama president was the first step in redeeming American democracy. The second step must … finish reading Joel Hirschhorn Wants Justice for Junior

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Alaskans Benefit from Free Venezuelan Heating Oil

Map reflects 2007-’08 winter. Source.Venezuela’s Chavez offers heat to villagesBy Kyle Hopkins / November 28, 2008 VENEZUELAN OIL: Controversial but free program in 3rd year. With heating oil prices approaching $10 a gallon in rural Alaska and reports of neighbors … finish reading Alaskans Benefit from Free Venezuelan Heating Oil

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AT&T: Talking to the Voice-Lady

‘I could only imagine how much money AT&T was saving by forcing their counter clerks to talk to the voice-lady all day like robots, while making customers take a number and wait.’By Larry Ray / The Rag Blog / November … finish reading AT&T: Talking to the Voice-Lady

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Not All Iraqis Are Satisfied with the SOFA*

Supporters of Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr burn U.S. flags during a protest after Friday prayers in Baghdad’s Sadr City November 28, 2008. Photo: Thaier al-Sudani/Reuters.Thousands of Iraqis protest U.S. security pactBy Wisam Mohammed / November 28, 2008 BAGHDAD — A … finish reading Not All Iraqis Are Satisfied with the SOFA*

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EU Will Accept a Few Iraqi Refugees

Lest we forget, the war in Iraq and the subsequent ethnic cleansing have displaced roughly 4 million Iraqis, 2.5 million internally and another 1.5 million who have left the country, perhaps permanently. For the European Union to agree to accept … finish reading EU Will Accept a Few Iraqi Refugees

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