Thursday, April 30, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
The Economist gets pessimistic
Plus, if PBS's Electric Company did web design, this is what it would look like.
If topics like weather control, black helicopters, will subversion, and robot armies are your bag, definitely check out crank.net, which is ground zero for these sites.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Another fine Maira Kalman art/essay in the NYTimes
The paper sculptures of Jen Stark
“The role of greenhouse gases in climate change is not well understood,” the coalition said in a scientific “backgrounder” provided to lawmakers and journalists through the early 1990s, adding that “scientists differ” on the issue.But a document filed in a federal lawsuit demonstrates that even as the coalition worked to sway opinion, its own scientific and technical experts were advising that the science backing the role of greenhouse gases in global warming could not be refuted.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
A great summary of the events of the past year in finance.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
File under: never trust a Bush Administration policy, ever. Obama - get this shit off of our books.
After a contentious three-year debate that was set off by the disclosure in 2005 of the program of wiretapping without warrants that President George W. Bush approved after the Sept. 11 attacks, Congress gave the N.S.A. broad new authority to collect, without court-approved warrants, vast streams of international phone and e-mail traffic as it passed through American telecommunications gateways. The targets of the eavesdropping had to be “reasonably believed” to be outside the United States. Under the new legislation, however, the N.S.A. still needed court approval to monitor the purely domestic communications of Americans who came under suspicion.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Quite a few topical entries this year.
Thursday, April 09, 2009
EFF on The Obama Administration's shocking bait-and-switch on accountability for warrantless wiretapping.
Accompanying article, where the EFF claims that the policy is 'Worse than Bush'
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Narrated 1929 Documentary by Capt. Irving Johnson, during the final days of sea trade aboard tall ships
All of our money is going to produce-nothing/contribute-nothing "industries", while manufacturing and technology continue to circle the drain for lack of investment. What's next, free cash for the opportunistic liars in big oil?
A secret recording reveals the Army may be pushing its medical staff not to diagnose post-traumatic stress disorder. The Army and Senate have ignored the implications.
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
It is hard to predict what will happen next, but, if arrest warrants are issued, the Obama Administration may be forced either to extradite the former officials or to start its own investigation. Sands, who admires Obama, said, “I regret that I have added to his in-box when he has so much else to sort out. But I hope he does the right thing. There’s not much dispute anymore: torture happened, and the law is clear—torture must be punished.”Meanwhile, Sands reiterated a warning that he made in his book. “If I were they,” he said, referring to the former officials in question, “I would think carefully before setting foot outside the United States. They are now, and forever in the future, at risk of arrest. Until this is sorted out, they are in their own legal black hole.”
Monday, April 06, 2009
Friday, April 03, 2009
Thursday, April 02, 2009
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
"Fearing they would be targeted by protesters, some bankers swapped their pinstripe suits for casual wear and others stayed home. Bolder financial workers leaned out their office windows Wednesday, taunting demonstrators and waving 10 pound notes at them."
WHAT?! Taunting an angry, violent mob with a symbol of greed and excess during a recession-gon-depression?! If that's not a death-wish, I don't know what is.
Much deeper coverage on the riots at The Guardian