Monthly Archives: April 2012

US – Racial Politics – George Zimmerman’s “Sympathetic Portrayal” by Reuters is Enough to Get Him Nailed for Manslaughter – 30 April 2012

http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/04/26/george-zimmerman-neighbourhood-says-it-was-in-fear-before-trayvon-martin-shooting/It will be interesting to see why the prosecution team is seeking second-degree murder charges in the Trayvon Martin case. What’s in this Reuters article suggests that they could easily nail Zimmerman for manslaughter, but that claiming Zimmerman had “no … Continue reading

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US – Racial Politics – George Zimmerman’s "Sympathetic Portrayal" by Reuters is Enough to Get Him Nailed for Manslaughter – 30 April 2012

http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/04/26/george-zimmerman-neighbourhood-says-it-was-in-fear-before-trayvon-martin-shooting/It will be interesting to see why the prosecution team is seeking second-degree murder charges in the Trayvon Martin case. What’s in this Reuters article suggests that they could easily nail Zimmerman for manslaughter, but that claiming Zimmerman had “no … Continue reading

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Statistics – Iraq War – Iraq Body Count – Do Coalition-Bashers Concern Themselves With Who Did The Actual Killing? – 29 April 2012

http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2012/jan/03/iraq-body-count-report-data This is a really interesting article. For those of you not aware of Iraq Body Count, it’s an activist group (a rather shrill one at that) which for years has been collecting data on number of deaths attributable to … Continue reading

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US – WikiLeaks – The Punishment of Bradley Manning is Already More Than Enough – Free Bradley Manning – 28 April 2012

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/04/27-2There is no question that the US military should drop the most serious charges against Bradley Manning. If the military isn’t prepared to show us how, in any serious respect, Pvt. Manning didn’t tell the world things they didn’t already … Continue reading

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Economic Theory – Standard and Poor Credit Ratings – Speculative Grade Investments Do Happen, Folks – Austerity, On The Other Hand, Doesn’t Help – 27 April 2012

http://img.en25.com/Web/StandardandPoors/SP_CreditRatingsGuide.pdfHere’s something interesting from Standard and Poor’s (you remember, the folks who brought you the debt ceiling crisis in the US last year?)Turn to page 10 of this PDF to find out how Standard and Poor’s describes each of the … Continue reading

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Spain – Economy – There May Be a Recession in Spain, Folks – You Heard it First on the CBC – 27 April 2012

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/story/2012/04/27/spain-crisis-deepens.html Headline: “Spain’s jobless rate nears 25% as economic crisis worsens”Subheadline: (I am not making this up.) “Country back in recession.”Ya think?!?!?!?! Yeah, there _may_ be some kind of pesky recession going on in Spain. Yeah. I guess you have … Continue reading

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