28 December - Topical Comments
Blue Girl Red State
Found in comments
Iraq slashes food rations, putting lives at risk
Newshoggers has been recommended by Matt at Bastard Logic for the backstory on the Bhutto killing and situation in Pakistan.
Plus, there are some Pakistan blogs on the Google Reader list, though it is a long way from the programming I have planned.
Matt has some good insight and links going as well.
BlueBloggin has come through with another good article/analysis on power politics as played in the U.S. and affecting the world : Pakistan in this case.
Economic Objectorvism has been busy.
Africa aid wiped out by the rising cost of oil.
Gender quotas in Norway quite the success. Companies required to have women on their boards.
Move Beijing to...somewhere else. Urban planning commentary on a Chinese idea.
New York City. Curb your damn UPS trucks. ( He's obviously never worked deliveries. Generally, facilities for truckers to do their jobs suck unbelievably. )
HIV testing, public health, opting out and civil liberties.
The 'healthy retiree" bias just became stronger.
I'm going to quit here. I just wanted you to know here is a blog where the author generates his own content and thinks things through. Plus he has a tendency to concentrate on doable domestic policies. Listed in Google Reader.
28 December - Late Links
Did Alan Greenspan illegally manipulate Presidential elections ?
A war crime within a war crime within a war crime
HT The Theroxylander in Flame
Photog describes how he took pictures of Bhutto
HT MTA News
The Video Explosion
Middle East censors seek to limit web access
Boston Public Library seeks to put historical documents online
Clipmarks ClipCast playable on iGoogle or Netvibes demo
Derb vs. the World sputtering from sloppy thinkers
Privatize the Profits, Socialize the Costs Healthcare
All Things Pakistan
Heer-Ranjha : The story of the Punjab's first feminist
Benazir Bhutto assassinated
Pakistan after Benazir: Choosing our Future
Benazir Bhutto's Assassination: An International Outpouring of Shock
The Iraqi Navy
Top Ten Good News Stories of 2007
A Pakistani Requiem for A Daughter of Destiny
A Bhutto article which talks no nonsense
Britblog Roundup HT Amused Cynicism
Who killed Benazir Bhutto ? The Main Suspects
Slideshow: Benazir Bhutto: A Timeline
BeggarsCanBeChoosers.com Bush once again refuses to let crisis interrupt vacation
( Can you think of a stronger indicator that he feels 'above the fray' ? )
Campaign for America's Future
Cagey Conservatives by Digby (Hullaballoo)
Denying voting 'privileges' by hook or by crook
Conservatism>High Energy Costs>Foreclosures>Starving Citizens by Bill Scher
Who Killed the FDA? by Rick Perlstein
Conservatives on Infrastructure Maintenance by Rick Perlstein
Is the nighttime the wrong time to be searching houses?
IRS Refunds for over 3 million delayed
Dollar falls for 6th day during turmoil in Pakistan
Bush's torture policy is a cancer
In the holiday news...Did Bush watch the torture tapes?
Surveillance and torture: Bush is making up the rules
Pakistan is 'central front' - not Iraq
( They're playing Dominoes )
Newsweek's prescient Pakistan cover
CIA Torture and other War Crimes
I had a visitor from the locals already. Don't curious people find the best stories ?
Falling Asleep in Church
29 December - First Look at the Web
Pilgrims stranded on Red Sea
Hamas is the Palestinian democratically elected government ; and the Resistance, claimed responsible for rocket attacks.
A Little Piece of Google History : Backrub
Music DRM is dead : Movie DRM will die
Running for President a Lot Like Hunting Turkeys ( Huckabee Roast
You have to remember Juan is a traditional conservative. He is quite scathing. In Canada, a chap called Day thought he looked quite dashing in a wetsuit. That image likely helped insure 'Day is Done'. )
Barack's New Iowa Ad
Blue Girl Red State
Maybe I should run for President ? ( You'd have to change parties : else you'd just scare them half to death. The GOP use that as their stock-in-trade )
Vermont Town Flexes Its American Muscles: Activists look for the Arrest of Bush, Cheney
"Some true Americans are throwing the blanket of deceit on the floor and responding to the truth in front of them. As Texans , we shout "Remember the Alamo". As Americans we should shout, "Remember Battlebro."
Good link information posted as to the nature of the conspiracy overthrowing American government.
Consequences : Foreign Policy or Foreign Fantasy ( Bhutto debacle )
Inflation in Iraq
Benazir Bhutto: US Policy Causes World Terrorism
"...when the United States aligns itself with dictatorships and totalitarian regimes, it compromises the basic democratic principles of its foundation"
"citizens of other nations resent U.S. support of dictators who oppress them."
"War is a racket fought by the masses for privileged elites..."
Frankenstein the U.S. created
"Now---let's put to rest the idiotic "cover story" that Bhutto's "main death" was a bump on the head. BS!!! It was a mob style hit job and there is unambiguous video of at least two hit men."
Netscape - End of an Era
And I've still got this utility from Brother's MFC-420CN on which I haven't found help for yet. Anyone know how to uninstall drivers in XP?
'A View of the Media from the Sidelines' is the theme for this post. Maybe it even qualifies as an Op-Ed.
That's the Browser. The Site has been having identity crisis, having emulated Digg, not happy with that has gone to something similar to what it was before, similar to MSN but somehow not attracting much attention : not that I've checked.
Meanwhile,the spin-off Propellerhas a section devoted to Breaking News which is a bit of a hoot. The last entry was dated a week ago : though a quick rundown of content looked respectable enough.
That rather affirms today's headline from Dandelion Salad "Corporate Media Actually Reports Some News! " - which, sadly, isn't even a stretch.
MSN actually does a fine job of telling the truth and almost making it sound like a lie today.
Bhutto aides accuse government of cover-up
I still find it perfectly credible to believe CIA 'black ops' and some ambitious soul in the Pakistani army did the deed without 'proper authorization' : though if you ask was there deliberate negligence on the part of Musharraf I'll treat it as asking to attest to the obvious : not that I have sources which I haven't shared. Put it this way : if you were in Musharraf's shoes, would you be stupid enough to get in the way?
Meanwhile, you'll notice I use Google and Yahoo News regularly. Actually, I don't use Huffington Post and Daily Kos that much not because I don't think them fine sources : I just don't see much point in running down the same path as everyone else : New York Times excepted ( except for Subscription Articles ). LA Times took up part of the slack while they were being coy.
29 December - Let there be music
Download Uproar: Music Industry goes after personal use
I think I'm typical. I'm not ready to risk rootkits and malware so some corporation can secure their relatively minisule profit - compared to my investment in tools and software. Mostly, I don't play music on my computer ; not that I don't have it. But their greed is a malware hazard to my systems. Piss off! I don't even use RealPlayer. You know the fractured quip : " I don't want some, I've had any."
30 December - First Webroaming Report
Well, I had heard complaints and worries before about blogs 'disappearing'. Scholars and Rogues moved off the WordPress main site on that account. Dissident didn't and is nowhere to be seen.But I thought things needed reorganizing too. I'm not going to be able to keep this up on a regular basis I should expect : but I do want an index where people can start working through the cascade of information online intil they can find (hopefully) links that work for them.
But that's going to take some adventuring I don't recommend on office machines. Google Reader is what I'm working on - besides this - right now. A shared page of my obscure picks for content.
And while I'm feeling a tad parannoyed I figure going to a European host can't hurt.
How safe are Pakistan's nuclear weapons ?
Ken's Guide to the Bible ( This guy knows what a proper 'critic' is )
Nothing Ever Changes
Letters to Europe
Iran - not Iraq. Really good comments thread - again. Global Citizen is BlueGirlRedState ( Blogs ).
Another TPM thread : The facts are that obvious
Notes on a disregarded leader
( Heh. Castro and Trudeau - if you get that far - were history professors. This fellow was too dangerous to be allowed to continue. Good government might become habit-forming. Who took him out ? A movie star. Guess Arnie won't be doing a recap. )
Edwards pledges not to hire lobbyists HT In The News
Amygdala 6th Anniversary !
Torture,police brutality addressed in landmark legal case
Agent Orange : A Personal Requiem
Six water brands found unsafe in Egypt
Pakistani plot with an American twist: Three dictators, three lost political generations
Militants, PPP punch holes in Pak government's story of Bhutto's death
A Fine ImbalanceGuest Workers in Iraq ( Kurdistan Like Baghdad ) "She's Gone" is hardly sentimental. Worth a look.
All Things Pakistan
Bilawal Zardari becomes new PPP Chairman and Benazir Bhutto's successor
( Reads just like court intrigue. There has to be a betting pool up on how long the pup will last. )
My first glimpse of this said "puff piece." Maybe so: it still reminded me of some home truths.
Attending the World
Ben-Gurion and the Palestinian Arabs : From Peace to War
Fuck Up, Move Up Bill Kristol
Clinton and the Haters
The Cookie Crumbles Sullivan : The Republican Coalition
Obama : I'll be too out of touch
( Played as potential ad weakness, this is the sort of seeming vulnerability that can differentiate Obama and make him a target of people's projected wants. Rather than a downside, it may be his greatest strength : the JFK image, if you will. It certainly resonates with the boost from Oprah. opit )
Weekend stem cell thread
( BGRS might understand this one best ; or Dad 2059. Ender's Game - Oson Scott Card - is perhaps his most famous work : though the subsequent story as told by the character Bean might be as good [ Ender's Shadow ?]. Regardless - it makes the point. For guys like me - we are living in sci-fi actualized. )
PPP opts for "Dynasty-Based Succession"
( 3 pieces here. Matt covers Pakistan )
Beggars Can Be Choosers
2007 Music Roundup
Blue Girl Red State
Fox News excludes Ron Paul from Final Debate ( Kucinich had a similar problem )
What the Hell am I Going to do with my Sunday without the New York Times?
( Discovering Kristol has triggered another redhead outrage attack. LA Times ? )
Rudy! Campaign Official proposes a "Final Solution" for Muslims
John Edwards pulls ahead in Iowa
US plays Turkey against Kurds - Explain That
Campaign for America's Future
When the Old Tricks Stop Working - David Sirota GOP outed as working for Big Money in NYT
Kristol Clear ( bit of a zinger at the tail of this )
BBC censored Benazir Bhutto's reports that Bin Laden had been murdered
Justice at Sea: Can Dolphins and Whales Sue?
The 'Myth' of Fossil Fuels - The Hot Deep Biosphere
"78 Billion" : A Hubble view of the most profound images ever filmed
Mars Ancient Oceans may aid understanding of Earth's Evolution
Earth's Weather: The Clue to Identifying Habitable Planets
Earth's Movement Triggered Human Evolution
The Cosmos in a Test Tube
Oldest Human Powered means of Transport : Bone Skates
Nobel Prize Winner Creates New 'Microscope' that can take 4-D 'movies' of molecules
31 December - Graffiti
Australia joins China in censoring the internet
Vestigal Religious Bigotry
New York Times Magazine
Slate: Play Free or Die
Lifehacker: Top 10 Google Products you forgot all about
Twenty top 10's of 2007
Towards a Rosetta Stone for Microbes Secret Language
Human Genetic Variation: Science Breakthrough of the Year
Scientist find new explanation for superconductivity's 'glue'
Can You Recognize a Terrorist?
The Web Users' Campaign
Chemicals blamed in South african fish kill
Law enforcement cracks down on illegal logging as timber value rises
Electoral abuse - more provisional rejected
Don't watch this film
Cancer referral 'confusing' GPs
France to halt links with Syria
31 December - Potpourri
Sandia applying thermochemical hydrogen technology to recycling CO2 to liquid fuels
Got to be Green
Water created from thin air
Futuristic Eco-Island City Design
Maglev's Wind Turbine is real
Self-illuminating paint to glow for 12 years
Portable hand crank to clean clothes Neat !
Green Institute Publications
Hip-Hop and the Corporate Function of Colonization
Ballot Access Penalties create chilling effect
The New York Times hires Lord Haw-Haw
The Defects of Top-Down Social Organizations
AS' "Moore" Award
GOP finishes year of obstructionism with veto of military spending bill
Technology Review Update - Do You Know Where You're Going To?
Scroll down to the "Coolest T-Shirt" Contest
Ron Paul in 2008? Just say No to Dr. No
Empire and Revolution : "...powerful forces must be at work if thousands of Mexicans are forced to sneak into the United States and live a dog's live just to eat."
"The Padded Bed" : The Epileptic in Western Medicine
Bush strands the troops!
Stu Rothenberg: A Corporate Shill Villager
A look at Edward's rhetoric will show that he's angry with corporations for specific reasons : health care coverage, energy emissions, etc.
The Rationale for Bloomberg
the Adminstration is vetoing bipartisan legislation
issues of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, instablility in Pakistan, dismal Israel-Palestine relations : bipartisan solutions require the Republicans changing their tune
Looking at Electability ouch !
Charlie Wilson's War ( again ? Yup. ex-CIA ) Larry Johnson
London is not a Battlefield
Director of Public Prosecutions: "We resist the language of warfare,and I think the government has moved on this."
Lieberman doing no Oversight - Zero Senate investigations
Bill Kristol has a job to do over at NYT's
"large part fo the Democratic party is sympathetic to neoconservatism and don't care about out civil liberties and the balance of powers.
...New York Times editorial board is inclined to amplify the most discredited people in the country rather than there are to push new voices that have proven to be prescient."
About that "Key Ally in the War on Terror Tm Thing" Pakistan snap view
31 December - Channeling Commentary
Articles and Answers - New and Views
Washington's War will have to wait
( MSM are still ignoring the crux of the matter : Field Supervisor Plame was 'outed' and her CIA nuclear threat desk - and MidEast intel networks - effectively destroyed well before it was decided to release more 'manufactured intel' blaming Iran with all manner of specious allegations. The fact that the president of Iran is a rabble-rousing populist ,without the real power over the country,who could safely be painted a 'menace' via 'spun' false translations just goes to show the planning of deception. Der Spiegel was the first to give voice to this. Subsequently, after learning from Blue Girl Red State that this was indeed the case [ to make a long story short, her husband had been stationed in the region and her son learned Persian while there ],I found this Canadian site Quotations from President Ahmadinejad where one man decided to provide alternatives to Washington's "script".
It was another "twofer", raising a ruckus about husband Ambassador Joe Smith's honesty and propriety after his investigation of the ludicrous Nigerian "yellowcake" allegations : something useless to nuke tech and abundant in Iraq! Dr. Bush's Medicine Show. )
Remember when Bush rescinded his Fatwa on Osama bin Laden?
Top Ten Myths about Iraq in 2007 ( Another Juan Cole watcher )
What flavor is your kool-aid?
Timeline of the Bush fantasies : Go back to coverage of Cheney's old explanation of why invading Iraq wasn't a good idea.
Blue Girl Red State
Why is everybody surprised with Huckabee's latest sally?
Huckster very loudly 'not' saying something
Remembering Steve Gilliard
Conservatism preys on fear and thrives on dishonesty.I grew up with honest, decent conservatives and those people have been replaced by the party of greed.It is one thing to want less government interference and smaller, fiscally responsible government. It is another thing entirely to be a corporate whore, selling out to the highest bidder because the CEO fattens your campaign chest.