Posted by Susan at 6.2.10
Informed Comment: Sophisticated Taliban Bombing, Deaths of 3 US Troops, Embarrasses Zardari Government by Revealing US Troop Presence on Ground in Pakistan
Informed Comment: Sophisticated Taliban Bombing, Deaths of 3 US Troops, Embarrasses Zardari Government by Revealing US Troop Presence on Ground in Pakistan: "Many Pakistanis believe that the wave of bombings besetting their country, blamed by the mainstream on the Taliban, is secretly carried out by American agents, in order to destabilize Pakistan and justify a US imperial presence."
Could Cars Have Caused the Mortgage Meltdown? | Autopia | Wired.com: "The survey found mortgage holders were less likely to face foreclosure if they lived in “compact” neighborhoods with sufficient public transit to make owning a car optional."
Posted by Keith at 3.2.10
OIA Air Marshals Accused Of Bigoted Game - News Story - WFTV Orlando: "I don't want to get on a plane with a guy who might be more likely to shoot a black guy than a white guy"
How Your Right-Wing Talking Point Sausage Is Made - Politics - Gawker: "And the Tea Party people don't like you to mention this (not because it renders their movement illegitimate but because it would turn off the people they are trying to appeal to who really do dislike the Republican party), but they are the well-funded activist arm of the Republican party establishment as it has existed since the Reagan era."
America Hits the Wall on Fast Food - Food - Gawker: "In short, we seem to have reached the point at which America is so saturated with grease and corn syrup that is brain has locked into a holding pattern, unable to be influenced by even the cleverest of clever marketing campaigns. We are, at last, chair-bound zombies—and the very plastic-food companies that pushed us to this point will suffer for it."
First rise in teen pregnancies since 1990 gives agency new mission | The Columbus Dispatch: "the pregnancy rate among 15- to 19-year-olds jumped 3 percent from 2005 to 2006." The after effects of abstinence-only sex education.
60 years of waste must go at Delphi casino site | The Columbus Dispatch: "GM dumped about 1,800 tons of waste sludge in the lagoons each year"
Justice Official Clears Bush Lawyers in Torture Memo Probe - Declassified Blog - Newsweek.com: "But the reviewer, career veteran David Margolis, downgraded that assessment to say they showed “poor judgment,” say the sources. (Under department rules, poor judgment does not constitute professional misconduct.) The shift is significant: the original finding would have triggered a referral to state bar associations for potential disciplinary action—which, in Bybee’s case, could have led to an impeachment inquiry."
Posted by Keith at 31.1.10