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Archive for April, 2010

Go Ricky!

Posted by Greg on April 30, 2010

Ricky Martin added a few unscripted comments about Arizona’s new immigration attitude at the Billboard Latin Music Awards.

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This works for me

Posted by Greg on April 29, 2010

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Jon Stewart Slams Apple Over Its Handling of Gizmodo Case – Jon Stewart – Gawker.TV

Posted by Greg on April 29, 2010

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Glenn Beck has lost 1/3 of its TV audience since January

Posted by Greg on April 29, 2010

Glenn Beck has lost 1/3 of its TV audience since January

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Travel Alert

Posted by Greg on April 28, 2010

Travel Alert

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Amazing photo

Posted by Greg on April 27, 2010

A photo of earth taken from Mars.

Earth as seen from Mars

Amazing stuff.  Read the write up at the site.

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A new appreciation

Posted by Greg on April 27, 2010

In the late eighties while in Milan I had the opportunity to go through an exhibit of photographs from Chernobyl – the meltdown was still raw, the human cost untallied, and the images were shocking and graphic.

Growing up in southern Utah I was always aware of the damage possible, that comes with the territory of being a downwinder, which is to say a person or descendant of people exposed to the radioactive fallout from the open air nuclear tests during the fifties and sixties.

Seeing the results of a real meltdown puts things into a different perspective.  The Independent has a photo sideshow showing Chernobyl 24 years later.  Very different images than the ones I saw over 20 years ago, but just as tragic and in a way just as disturbing.  The damage to human life will go on for generations.

Despite it all, I’m not anti nuclear per se – we have energy needs, and nuclear energy is used worldwide to provide power without the fossil fuel pollution we take for granted in so much of the US.  But safety protocols exist for a reason, and you can’t cheat them long term without mother nature coming back for payment.  And we in the US need to get a better handle on dealing with spent fuel.  Europe recycles.  So should we.

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Republicans try yet another secret meeting with Wall Street

Posted by Greg on April 23, 2010

You’d think they’d learn their lesson by now.  Is it any reason some GOPers are defecting to the side of light on finance reform?  The folks back home aren’t going to be happy…

The Washington Monthly.

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Wingnut media attacks Obama over $100 bill redesign

Posted by Greg on April 22, 2010

Wingnut media attacks Obama over $100 bill redesign

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Jon Stewart To Fox News: ‘Go F*ck Yourselves’ (VIDEO) | TPM LiveWire

Posted by Greg on April 16, 2010

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Purposeful Idiocy

Posted by Greg on April 9, 2010

Nailing it as usual.

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Justice Stevens To Retire

Posted by Greg on April 9, 2010

Justice Stevens To Retire

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Late afternoon/early evening open thread

Posted by Greg on April 7, 2010

Late afternoon/early evening open thread

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Jon Stewart: I Would Have Told C-SPAN’s BLACK-SPAN Caller — ‘Go F*ck Yourself’ (VIDEO) | TPM LiveWire

Posted by Greg on April 1, 2010

Yeah, that’s about right…

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The criminal NSA eavesdropping program

Posted by Greg on April 1, 2010

The criminal NSA eavesdropping program

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