Monthly Archives: December 2010

What are the consequences of an ignorant body politic?

A question to ponder after looking at the distribution of results to a current affairs quiz by Pew: http://pewresearch.org/politicalquiz/quiz/ Advertisements

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I’ve Often Had This Thought — Now The Onion Elaborates

WASHINGTON—Citing a desire to gain influence in Washington, the American people confirmed Friday that they have hired high-powered D.C. lobbyist Jack Weldon of the firm Patton Boggs to help advance their agenda in Congress. Known among Beltway insiders for his … Continue reading

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Here you can see that he came from another plane of existence

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Monetary Bouleversement

I’m not an economist, but….. It seems China is going to buy several billions of Portugal’s debt. They did the same for Greece, and if memory serves, with that they negotiated some terms for building a port facility to transit … Continue reading

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The Snows of Europa

I’ve suspected that the increased snow in Europe this year and last reflects global warming, but I’ve been too lazy to chase it down. Thankfully, Monbiot has done some work and has a post that goes into some details. Inter … Continue reading

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About as clear as it gets

John Hussman’s piece this week has a clear synopsis of the financial events of the Great Recession in just a few paragraphs.While most of you know this well, it is still useful to read a concise exposition of what happened, … Continue reading

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Hot or Not?

One thing about entrepreneurialism that grabbed me was the same change-the-world impulse that animated political activity. So I found that aspect of the Facebook movie quite fun to watch. The sense of riding a big societal tsunami on a surfboard … Continue reading

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