drieuxster (drieuxster) wrote,

links for 2009.09.25

We are So More Winning Now: Documents Suggest DOD Failed to Probe Alleged War Crimes - Current Inquiries Do Not Extend Beyond CIA Interrogations - or are we suppose to be adopting the new qweel kid policy that it could only be a war if the nation were at war. Ah yes... What if americans had to live with their rhetorical posturings.

BREAKING: Iran Admits Existence of Secret Nuclear Facility; Obama Moves Toward Sanctions In which we learn In a letter to the IAEA, Tehran “said the plant would not enrich uranium beyond the 5 percent level suitable for civilian energy production. That would be substantially below the threshold of 90 percent or more needed for a weapon,” the Associated Press reports. So... we should panic?

Or maybe the more appropriate response after blaming the obamanites for letting down the IranqIstanianFlyingSaucerShield in europe is which one of these was revealed in Top 10 Unanswered Questions in Geeky Movies. I mean, there could be a correlation there, somewhere.

Mean while there may be some questions one should not ask, like in Organized Labor and Organized Theocracy do you really want to know
Reading stories about the religious right often led me to questions as to how organizations in the group came up with so much money. I ran across several reports about ministers like Gerald Smith being hired as a union buster.
As, well, one of those complex and complicated miraculous working of god in mysterious ways?

There is some good news and Information: Why the Dow is Hitting 10,000 Even When Consumers Can't Buy And Business Cries "Socialism" - How can the Dow be so far up when every business and Wall Street executive is screaming about government crushing the economy? Which tries real hard to offer a basic walk through about how keyneian economics, irregardless of what it is called, actually sorta works. It of course skips over the other core problem, that the DOW is a gaming number. So while many are out of work, they have not yet been forced to pull their 401(k) money. While those who do have jobs are looking at getting in on the big win in the DOW, either through their 401(k) money, or by other means.

The scary thot is the change in housing sales. Google the housing data. Then pause to wonder how many of the current ARMs are going to be resetting? Which will put those houses at risk. At which point we do have to wonder if the chicken littles who are looking at the current DOW numbers, as scary HIGH, should also be in bed with the folks who had been calling for a second economic stimulous. Gosh, and would this be a bad time to talk about the missed opportunity for Appropriate Banking Regulation? Or should we all be chanting about
The Obamanites Will Push Granny Under The Flying Saucers
and all the rest of the post surrealist news from The Summer Of FreakShows??? What if it is not merely a Koinkidenk or Konspkirakii?

On the family fun side there is Readers Weigh In: How Do I Help My Son Become a Free Thinker? - A recent article about how to raise children as humanists received hundreds of responses. Here its author, Danny Postel, chooses his favorites. Since this may be great time to re-introduce folks to the lending library approach. You know, even IF the official library has been closed for reasons of State Security, one can still gather and dine together, and have reading circles, that use their reading as a basis for the dinner conversation. You know, traditional family values based RED Socialist SocialismStartsInTheHome!

Oh dear, freakonomics is saying the unthinkable - The U.S. With Less God - let the Holy Crusades Begin!

There is an interesting side bar, in which the freakonomics folks look up Daniel Bell's classic quote:
“Capitalism, it is said, is a system wherein man exploits man. And communism — is vice versa.” Daniel Bell, The End of Ideology (1960).
Which lead me first to the wiki entery for Daniel Bell and the fact that his book, is referenced in the wiki entry Post-Industrial Society which leaves open the question of where are we going to arrive at the Post-PIS phase of the game?

Why wait for the americans to pull out of AfghaniIranqiStanian for the terroristaIsts to arrive here in america and get all scary? Beware the Fake Car Bombs offers some more on the growing need in america for the appearance that being a TeaBaggerIsta fighting against the IranqiStanian Flying Saucers staging out of MexiKanukistania! I mean, this is america. Those actual terrorists are going to have their work cut out for them to make it to prime time. They might even try say productizing Who wants to be a global terrorist dancing with the MediaOcracy FreakShow - it could happen, i'm just saying it might be a way to effectively financialise the brand capabilties in a synergystic high energy positive customer focused market oriented New 2.0 kinda way!

It's official How Many of You Use Macs? Talking Points Memo has noticed a clear correlations ship between mac users and those who HATE THE GUACAMOLE!

Hey kids, what if we introduced the Gulf of Tonkien Resolution to the "2001 Authorization to Use Military Force" - would that help clean up Victory on preventive detention law: in context - or do we need a special constitutional ammendment that makes it a crime for the President and his Posse to detain persons indefinitely without trial?

Some words do not work and play well together: Military Radical Calls for Cyberoffensives - Even Against America - Military Radical hum. Waging War on America. Hum.

== This may not be the real world, but it was what I found at the time. ==

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