Saturday, November 06, 2010

6 November 2010

Alternate Focus:"How Israel Influences the United States"

Retired CIA analysts Bill and Kathleen Christison talk about Israel's influence on the United States.This conversation was filmed at St. Mark's Cathedral in Seattle, Washington, during a February 2010 conference. (I believe he's referring to the Citizens United decision at around 25:00 minutes in.)

James K. Galbraith, "Obama’s Problem Simply Defined: It Was the Banks"

Two from that Rob Payne feller:

"Raining in Iraq" and

"If only Al Gore"

BBC: "China, Germany attack US stimulus"

Germany's finance minister calls the US stimulus programme "clueless", while China warns of its "negative impact".

And, from Phronesisaical: "Does. Not. Compute." (I'm not clear on Cheryl Rofer's view of the alleged bomb plot, although you don't have to definitively believe or disbelieve the government's version to have questions regarding the details.)

Johann Hari: Not his finest hour: The dark side of Winston Churchill

from "Does the USA Really Have Public Broadcasting?"

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At November 08, 2010 8:54 AM, Blogger AlanSmithee said...

Rob Payne's "If Only Al Gore" really brings back memories of the bad old days. The thanksralphing Nader-Blamer Chorus was in full throat back then and their #1 hit single "If Only Al Gore Had Won" was top of the pwoggie bloggie charts for, oh, >9000 years or so.

Good times, good times.

At November 08, 2010 10:34 AM, Blogger Jonathan Versen said...

Much as I hate to admit it, back in 2000 and 2001 I looked at things like that. I think the way the dem establishment shut down Howard Dean in early 2004 helped disabuse me of my earlier views.

I realize Dean wasn't necessarily the second coming of LaFollette or anything like that, but it was obvious that the money people behind the scenes were scared of him, possibly even preferring to lose with a senator who voted to authorize the Iraq war than winning with a possible firebrand who might make them look bad.


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