Monthly Archives: June 2010

Argentina – Economy – Austerity Focus Wrong, Says President Cristina Fern├índez de Kirchner – 26 June 2010

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/g8-g20/economy/europes-focus-on-cutting-deficits-absolutely-wrong-argentine-president/article1620028/ Damn skippy, Cristina. I figured the Argentineans would be saying this, and they’re entirely right to do so…the advice Greece is getting right now from the IMF looks like the crappy advice the IMF gave Argentina right up to … Continue reading

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Australia – Politics – Julia Gillard Replaces Kevin Rudd as Prime Minister of Australia – 23 June 2010

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/politics/right-came-up-with-the-numbers/story-e6frgczf-1225883466049A different kind of quake. Julia Gillard is now the Prime Minister of Australia.And apparently, although she’s a leftie within the Australian Labor Party, she owes her job to comparative right-wingers within the party…the same ones who put Kevin Rudd … Continue reading

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US – Economy – Obama – New Stimulus A Possibility If Recovery Weakens – 18 June 2010

http://www.montrealgazette.com/business/Obama+More+stimulus+necessary+recovery+weakens/3170282/story.htmlA good sign the President is not keen on repeating the mistakes of 1937. Glad to see this, because I thought his most recent State of the Union address suggested otherwise…that he was prepared to take the Republicans’ advice and … Continue reading

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US – Environment – BP Oil Spill – Comments of Rep. Joe Barton – 17 June 2010

Just when I was worried that the public might stop associating this oil spill with hyperconservative and ├╝berderegulationist Republican policies…if Joe Barton didn’t exist, we’d have to invent him. ­čÖé

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UK – Inquiries – Saville Report on the Northern Irish Bloody Sunday Violence – 16 June 2010

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/jun/15/saville-inquiry-justice-peace-reconciliationI think this sums things up rather well. These are the same points I’d make about the Bloody Sunday report by the Saville Inquiry.The UK government fired first and clearly was at fault, and the admission of this does matter … Continue reading

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US – Environment – BP Oil Spill – Bureaucratic Pressure to Downplay the Spill – 16 June 2010

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/17390/111965?RS_show_page=0%5BThis article is]…not good news for those of us defending Obama, unfortunately – the article states that the administration has actually been pressuring government agencies and scientists to underplay the enormity of the spill. I’m willing to cut Obama lots … Continue reading

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