Monthly Archives: March 2011

Washington State Uprising – A Community Response to Budget Cuts

I think for the next ten days, my thoughts, time, money are on the Washington Uprising. A bunch of groups are coordinating activities around the State and carrying the message to the Governor and the Legislators in Olympia. Washington State … Continue reading

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Favorite Guitar Player?

I love Jerry Garcia, Carlos Santana, Joe Pass, Duane Allman and Dickie Betts as a duo were very fine, but I will choose Pat Metheny.  Pat’s collaboration with Lyle Mays has produced some great stuff. The guy is a fantastic … Continue reading

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Scientists to the Rescue – MIT Creates Artificial Leaf that Can Power a House

Dr. Daniel Nocera and his team at MIT have created an artificial leaf that might be able to power a home.  Here’s a bit from the story I found at Mail Online with help from Slatest: About the shape of … Continue reading

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Can Libya Turn Out Well?

I think from the start of the intervention, the military attack, the outcome in Libya has depended on removing Qaddafi from power.  If he stays, he will crush his Libyan opponents at a future time and place.  If he stays … Continue reading

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Joe Bageant Has Gone Deer Hunting with Jesus

Joe Bageant died yesterday.  He fought a good fight against cancer the past 4 months and kept writing and posting. Here is part of a piece he wrote not too long ago: AMERICA: Y UR PEEPS B SO DUM? Ignorance … Continue reading

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More on the Libyan Question

Juan Cole has an interesting post up at Informed Comment on the current state of affairs in Libya:  Top Ten Accomplishments of the UN No Fly Zone. I find Juan’s analysis of the current state of affairs to be a … Continue reading

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Hans Rosling on Washing Machines

Thanks to Donna Albert for sending me a link to this video that is running on Grist among other places.

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The Libyan Question

I was really concerned that the international community would simply stand by and watch as Libyans were slaughtered by their own military forces.  Think Rwanda and Burundi and those awful type of events and outcomes all over again.  The US … Continue reading

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Are Things Looking Up in Libya?

The slow-acting international community finally moved to establish a no-fly zone in Libya to protects Libyans from being bombed by Libyans and look what happened.  A cease fire is established.  Lay down your arms.

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Economics, Taxes, Bailouts and Political Folly

Let’s be blunt, shall we?  The republicans are committed to winning elections and regaining the majority no matter how much harm they do to the country making that happen.  When in power, the republicans govern like drunken sailors.  We get … Continue reading

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