Monthly Archives: October 2010

Metempsychosis

Glenn Greenwald is a great American. This rage-filled eloquent take-down of John Burns (who used to nauseate me when he was regularly trotted out as an expert-pundit about the situation on the ground in Iraq — back when I bothered … Continue reading

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Forces of Production

I remember back in the early 80’s that I expected a wave of proletarianization due to the need to squeeze profits out from somewhere. Didn’t happen, primarily because consumption was defended by the 2 decade orgy of debt we’ve just … Continue reading

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Obama Cuts his Losses

MK Bhadrakumar’s latest is a good snapshot of the Af-Pak situation. Indian strategists will be unhappy. For Obama and the US — kick the can down the road and get out of Dodge (at least as a tale to tell … Continue reading

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Another great experience with Carolina Chocolate Drops last week

Strange to be at a nightclub til 11:30 …… but sweet bluegrass This is “Genuine Negro Jig”, the title track of their latest album.

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Paging Winston Smith

One of the problems with not having a live cable feed at home is that you can miss politico-cultural events of significance. This ad caught my eye at the gymn this morning. While the theme is supposedly about fiscal matters, … Continue reading

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A little smile from Hoocoodanode

HooCoodanode is the comments section of Calculated Risk Jonathan wrote on Fri, 10/22/2010 – 9:50 pm I’m not sure why, but this reminded me of what might happen in the bond market… Aircraft crashes after crocodile on board escapes and … Continue reading

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Remarkable numbers for the Greens in Germany

From Der Spiegel: It’s not just Künast, however, who might have the opportunity to soon take over the leadership of one of Germany’s states. In Baden-Württemberg, the Green Party has seen its support climb steadily in recent months and now … Continue reading

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