Monday, March 28, 2011

28 March 2011

Xymphora, "End Game in Libya"

and, also via Xymphora:
NYT, "Marines Face Questions About Officers in Libya"

I also found this incident referred to at Wikinews,
"U.S. military denies reports helicopter opened fire on Libyan civilians during rescue mission A spokesperson for the United States military has categorically denied reports of an American helicopter opening fire on Libyan civilians during a rescue mission of two fighter pilots who crashed near the eastern city of Benghazi."
but no mention on CBS News, CNN or MSNBC.

"We're Number One!"

"...while it may be morally correct for a hypothetical power with capacities far in excess of and motives far less questionable than those possessed by the actual West to intervene in a hypothetical conflict in which there are no dubious, hazy conditions of relative morality and relative good, in the practical, actual world, none of this obtains, and what you have, as per usual, is the US and its allies lobbing cruise missiles into a country without reason or planning; just another brutal exercise of DOING SOMETHING because the roots of our narcissism drink from a deep well of insecurity that requires we constantly blow shit up lest we admit to human limitations."

Duncan, "Please Master"

Vikash Yadav , "We're sorry"

AP: Analysis: GOP wins cuts without government closure
Montag the commenter has a blog. Not new, just new to me, here.

"'Brain waste' thwarts immigrants' career dreams "(also here)

Two from Jay Taber:

"Christian Jihad",

Bruce Wilson reports on the Department of Defense merger with Christian jihad. With army bases in the United States now co-sponsoring evangelical Christian rock concerts, American invasions in Central Asia and the Middle East unavoidably take on the ambience of a religious crusade.

"Never What They Seem"

Americans, as we see time and time again, are incredibly naive about world politics. By and large, they accept government propaganda, no matter how absurd. They bought the Cold War script, the drug war script, and the War on Terror script, mostly without a second thought. They even bought the Hope and Change script, electing a Wall Street toady to fight as their champion against the powers that be.

Two from the Christian Science Monitor:
"Wisconsin union-gutting law took effect Saturday – or did it?"

and, " If America were a corporation, would you invest in it?"

(I don't even know where to start explaining how much this creeps me out. I'm going to go through Meeker's entire presentation(I've started it; it's pretty long) and see if I may discuss it some more.)

Dennis Perrin, "Kill Buzz" and "This time for sure"

ATR: "Expanded Memory Hole Now Accepting Cabinet Secretaries"

Who is Beryl Howell? "RIAA lobbyist becomes federal judge, rules on file-sharing cases"

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At March 29, 2011 1:28 PM, Blogger micah holmquist said...

I wouldn't invest in America, but largely because I would see it as a blood money.

Moreover, from just a simple business perspective, the company needs to sell off its consistently unprofitable Main Street division and concentrate on the core Wall Street brand.

At March 29, 2011 6:09 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Being number one means you never have to say you are sorry.


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