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  • Spring Birds in Missouri

    Birds spotted in the past week: Robin, Chipping Sparrow, White Breasted Nuthatch, Slate Gray Junco, Tufted Titmouse, Northern Flicker, Bluebirds, and many Cardinals. Technorati tags: Missouri Birds, Bird Watching Technorati Tags: Bird Watching, Missouri Birds

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  • Halliburton Overcharging

    I meant to mention this the other day… Audit: Halliburton Overcharged U.S. $100M: A military audit has found that defense contractor Halliburton may have overcharged the U.S. government more than $100 million under a no-bid oil contract in Iraq. The audit was completed in October but was only released Monday after being obtained by Democratic […]

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  • Iraq: Going nowhere fast

    Juan Cole, via NPR: With the guerilla war in Iraq showing no signs of abating, the prospects for successful military disengagement by the United States any time soon are bleak. The political picture is no rosier: the United States will increasingly find itself caught between support of the democratically elected government and resistance to program […]

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  • President Rosco

    The similarities are eerie. It’s not just the voice but the manner of speaking. Click the pic for a quick and dirty QuickTime movie which perfectly illustrates the point. Technorati Tags: George Bush

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  • Spring gardening in Missouri

    I expect that I may be posting a little less often in the next couple of months as the weather warms and I venture outside to haul rocks, spread mulch, and other fun garden projects. I’ll post pictures when the plants wake from their winter slumber. It’s always fun to look at before and after […]

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  • Pocast: Oil and Economy

    I’ve often written about the over-use and dependence on oil in the US. Those that know me would probably say that I obsess over it to which I would reply “You don’t think about it nearly enough.” Now would be as good a time as any to visit the topic again, eh? As mentioned in […]

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  • Podcast: Technology, Knowledge, and Democracy

    I’ve been thinking about the influence and intrusion of the capitalist system and corporations into our understanding of the world around us. In particular I’m wondering about how Americans have isolated themselves from the democratic ideals they supposedly uphold and how this plays out in our relationships with the larger world community. What follows is […]

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  • The New Iraq: Torture, Rape, and Murder

    The New York Times has a story on a recent State Department Report about human rights. I was surprised to see the admission that the Iraqi Government has already resumed usage of torture, rape and illegal detentions. My guess would be that it is much worse than Bush and Co. would ever admit. The State […]

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  • Stopping the NAFTA Superhighway

    Several years ago I went to a public meeting/hearing about the proposed NAFTA Superhighway. I’ve not followed the issue in these past years but I do believe that it should be stopped. I came across this IMC Radio article today and thought it would be a good time to revisit the issue. BlackBox: Stopping the […]