Monthly Archives: August 2009

Transit : Dying ‘Dillos are Austin’s Canaries

The dying ‘Dillos of Austin:A morality play for changing times By Greg Moses / The Rag Blog / August 31, 2009 It’s not that we’re going to miss the cute little “’Dillo” buses very much when the last two lines … finish reading Transit : Dying ‘Dillos are Austin’s Canaries

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Storming the Bastille : Bidding Bipartisanship Adieu

“Prise de la Bastille,” painting by Jean-Pierre Louis Laurent Houel / Wikimedia Commons.Health care reform:To the barricades By Dr. Stephen R. Keister / The Rag Blog / August 31, 2009 I fear that the average American, including myself, has a … finish reading Storming the Bastille : Bidding Bipartisanship Adieu

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The Afghan War Is Winnable ?

Soviet helicopter brought down by locals in Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.A question, does the following give a true picture? The Afghan War is winnable,The facts, perhaps, are spinnable,Karzai’s intent’s not sinnable,Our General now states. A Soviet Gen’ral said the same,His … finish reading The Afghan War Is Winnable ?

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Drought : Mexico Goes Down the Drain

A tractor ploughs a hectare of land in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua. Photo by Tomas Bravo / Reuters.Mexico goes down the drain:Water and power south of the border By John Ross / The Rag Blog / August 31, … finish reading Drought : Mexico Goes Down the Drain

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Bank Struggles and the ‘Science’ of Economics

As bank struggles worsen:The ‘science’ of economics By Roger Baker / The Rag Blog / August 31, 2009 See ‘Meltdown 101: Why banks’ struggles have worsened,’ by Marcy Gordon, Below. A viewpoint inspired by some bad banking news is cited … finish reading Bank Struggles and the ‘Science’ of Economics

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Victor Agosto Released from Bell County Jail

Holly Baker of Georgetown and Col. Ann Wright of Honolulu, Hawaii, look at the arm band of Victor Agosto, who was sentenced to a month in jail and stripped of his Army rank for refusing orders to deploy, during a … finish reading Victor Agosto Released from Bell County Jail

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Freakence : Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis

Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis De Didier Mainguy / The Rag Blog / August 30, 2009 Plus connu sous le nom de Juvenal. (Ier siècle et du début du IIe siècle) Etait-il beat, hippie, autonome ultra-gauchiste, anarchiste ? L’histoire ne le dit … finish reading Freakence : Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis

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Cindy Sheehan: Alone at Martha’s Vineyard

The Silence of the Antiwar Movement is DeafeningCindy Sheehan’s Lonely Vigil in ObamalandBy John V. Walsh / August 26, 2009 Cindy Sheehan will be at Martha’s Vineyard beginning August 25 a short way from Obama’s vacation paradise of the celebrity … finish reading Cindy Sheehan: Alone at Martha’s Vineyard

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Money Alone Is Not Wealth

America, smitten with financial sector, must build true wealthBy Anna Manzo / Thursday, August 27, 2009 The unemployment rate at the end of July was 9.4 percent and is expected to reach 10 percent by year’s end. If part-time workers … finish reading Money Alone Is Not Wealth

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Washington in the Time of Cholera : A Pandemic of Ignorance

Graphic by Larry Ray / The Rag Blog. Health Care Reform: A Pandemic of Ignorance and Fear By Larry Ray / The Rag Blog / August 29, 2009 I have just finishing reading Naples in the Time of Cholera 1884-1911. … finish reading Washington in the Time of Cholera : A Pandemic of Ignorance

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Gay Scientists Isolate Christian Gene

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Military Reports on Reporters: ‘Like Perusing the Diary of Your Stalker’

A photograph of US soldiers near Kandahar, Afghanistan, taken by the embedded AP photographer Emilio Morenatti the day before he lost a foot in a roadside bombing. Photo: Emilio Morenatti/AP.US Military Investigates Afghan DeskBy P.J. Tobia / August 28, 2009 … finish reading Military Reports on Reporters: ‘Like Perusing the Diary of Your Stalker’

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