Monthly Archives: July 2010

US – Journalism – Wikileaks – Government Claims of “Blood On Hands” Not Substantiated – 30 July 2010

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jul/30/us-military-wikileaks-afghanistan-war-logs Apparently the _potential_ compromise of American troop safety by the release of the war logs (potential = hasn’t happened = possibly may not happen) is enough for the Defense Department to claim that those publishing the logs _have_ blood on … Continue reading

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US – Economy – Stimulus Package – Republicans – Will Budget-Balancing Lead To A Repeat of the 1937 Recession? – 30 July 2010

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/07/30/business/main6727834.shtml And the Republican solution for this is going to be to balance the budget, even though this article says part of the reason the recession is deepening is because the stimulus programs are ending. The return of 1937? (Roosevelt: … Continue reading

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US – Economy – The 1937 Recession Analogy – 30 July 2010

http://seekingalpha.com/article/213216-fred-carstensen-replay-of-1930s-recession?source=email “Now we appear to be in a replay of 1937, but the economy has not recovered in any way as it did in 1937. We have a very anemic recovery with states in deep trouble and high unemployment… By … Continue reading

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US – Journalism – Wikileaks – Government Claims of "Blood On Hands" Not Substantiated – 30 July 2010

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jul/30/us-military-wikileaks-afghanistan-war-logs Apparently the _potential_ compromise of American troop safety by the release of the war logs (potential = hasn’t happened = possibly may not happen) is enough for the Defense Department to claim that those publishing the logs _have_ blood on … Continue reading

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US – Anti-Semitism – Oliver Stone Apologises for Remarks – 29 July 2010

http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/adl-accepts-oliver-stone-apology-over-holocaust-u-s-jews-remarks-1.304640 I’m not sure whether Oliver Stone is honestly recanting the outrageous things he said this last weekend or if he is merely smart enough not to want to be another Mel Gibson…but in any case, it’s good to see … Continue reading

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US – Television – Dove’s Campaign for Real Women Will Probably Never Have A Male Equivalent – Revenge Upon “Old Spice Guy” – 27 July 2010

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-IHk6FKyeg Didn’t Dove have a “campaign for real women” a while back? If so, maybe it’s time to start the “campaign for real men” now that the Old Spice Guy seems to be our model for what guys are supposed … Continue reading

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