Monthly Archives: March 2011

Green Party Surges to 24%

From the FT:The outcome in Baden-Württemberg could see the country’s first Green state premier elected, after the party more than doubled its vote. Claudia Roth, joint national leader of the Greens, called it a “turning point” in German politics, and … Continue reading

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And moving now to Syria

Lifted frm Al Jazeera’s liveblog on Syria: 3:55pmFollowing are some comments (via Reuters) on what may lie ahead for Syria. Maha Azzam, associate fellow at Chatham House: “Frictions will increase between the Assad regime and some in the army. But … Continue reading

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Runaway Climate Change

Humans think linearly, nature acts nonlinearly. If methane clathrates weren’t enough (google it), now Siberian larchs (or more accurately the lack thereof) are the problem. Larch trees drop their needles in the fall, allowing the vast snow-covered ground surface of … Continue reading

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Preaching Austerity

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Foolhardy or Insane or Breathtakingly Confident?

This 9 minute footage is amazing. With the benefit of the hindsight of knowing what happened all over the Honshu coast, I kept wondering about this person’s sanity.

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Bill Maher on the Rich as Pinatas

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We Are One People

You have no idea how proud this makes me — the Royals and I go way back. Bollywood will meet English Waltz at the ‘wedding of the decade’, with Indian choreographer Sandip Soparrkar performing at the London reception of UK’s … Continue reading

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