Monthly Archives: April 2011

Remnick redeems himself a bit

The New Yorker’s coverage of West Asia was quite bad leading up to the Iraq war, so it’s a good thing, though culturally an easier thing, that he does some plain speaking here. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32545640 Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world … Continue reading

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The most important number on earth

350 ppm From Dr Saini’s Cardioblog, which is here. McKibben is building a mass movement quite well. Some of my elderly friends have told me they don’t want to live long enough to see the outcome, but those of us … Continue reading

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Don’t forget about Fukushima even if the media have

I am not certain this means what I think it means. But it is very sobering and requires attention….. Busby – Fukuparticles2http://www.scribd.com/embeds/53738142/content?start_page=1&view_mode=list&access_key=key-2ofgz0ucf961puhej5l(function() { var scribd = document.createElement(“script”); scribd.type = “text/javascript”; scribd.async = true; scribd.src = “http://www.scribd.com/javascripts/embed_code/inject.js”; var s = document.getElementsByTagName(“script”)[0]; … Continue reading

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There are many roads to socialism

From the Associated Press: China, one of Cuba’s biggest backers, praised the island’s ruling Communist Party on Tuesday for approving sweeping economic and social reforms. [SNIP] Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said those decisions were sure to have a … Continue reading

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I’m sure Brecht would do outstanding flashmobs

But everyone is still learning, with interesting results.

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Bill Black on the Intersection of Stupidity and Injustice

I end on the fundamental problems with Geithner’s immunity doctrine and Yglesias’ support for it. The policy represents the intersection of the curves of injustice and stupidity at their respective maxima. Those curves have intersected to produce Secretary Geithner’s policy … Continue reading

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Durbin moves up a notch

This letter to the CEO of JP Morgan Chase has a nice combination of specific details about debit cards (I learned something) and a firm tone which is sorely lacking in a certain house on Pennsylvania Avenue.

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