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  • Venezuela’s Chavez embraces socialism

    CNN/Reuters has an interesting article about Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez: Defying U.S., Venezuela’s Chavez embraces socialism: CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Friday embraced socialism as his ideology of choice in a political statement that sharpened his antagonism against the United States. Chavez, a firebrand nationalist who has governed the world’s No. 5 […]

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  • Monsters, bullies and bastards

    “We have become a Nazi monster in the eyes of the whole world a nation of bullies and bastards who would rather kill than live peacefully. We are not just Whores for power and oil, but killer whores with hate and fear in our hearts. We are human scum, and that is how history will […]

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  • The Antiwar Movement Confronts Army Recruiters

    The New York Times, via Infoshop News, has a story about the antiwar movement getting aggressive. I have little doubt that this kind of direct action against the U.S. war machine will increase in coming years assuming the pattern of U.S. violence abroad continues. I’d expect that this tactic will prove to be more effective […]

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  • How Democracy “works” in Iraq

    According to Juan Cole: Al-Hayat reports that a decision on the new prime minister will not be announced until at least Wednesday. The decision was postponed in part because of Ashura, and in part because of the difficulty in getting a “green light” from Washington in the wake of Ambassador John Negroponte’s appointment as intelligence […]

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  • Government Secrecy and Power

    Noam Chomsky, during a discussion regarding governmental secrecy and security suggested that secrecy has little to do with security. Rather, the real reason for secrecy is the need to cloak the workings of power from is own people: Yeah-the Rosenberg execution had nothing to do with national security; it was part of trying to destroy […]

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  • Podcast: Media, Information and Reality

    Just a bit of contemplation about the formulation of beliefs and ideas. Also, a few thoughts on the corporate media and the effects of blogs on that media. Yeah, just a good bit of confused rambling about this… and that. More via the Podcast which is also available as a direct mp3 download runtime: 19’17, […]

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  • Ocean Life

    Last night at the ocean! Tomorrow we head back to Missouri, just in time for spring. As much as I’ve enjoyed the beauty of this ocean ecosystem I love the incredible diversity of Missouri and will be happy to be back. It won’t be long before frogs wake up and the early wild flowers will […]