Saturday, January 24, 2009

Psyche's News Roundup

New Statesman - Squaring the circle Beyond Terror and Martyrdom: the Future of the Middle East
Security experts skeptical on Gitmo detainee report - (more Enron numbers from Bush)
The Raw Story | Official: UN may prosecute Bush administration, regardless of US action

Travel advisory issued for top IDF officers - Israel News, Ynetnews (war crimes prosecution in Europe)
Prosecute George W. Bush for Illegal Acts - by Ivan Eland
How the Susan Crawford interview changes everything we know about torture. - By Dahlia Lithwick and Phillipe Sands - Slate Magazine

Obama Starts With 68% Job Approval
Bush left ’sickening legacy’ says Saudi Ambassador
President orders air strikes on villages in tribal area | World news | The Guardian (kills a bunch of civilians)

Review: The Search for Al Qaeda: Its Leadership, Ideology, and Future by Bruce Riedel | Books | The Guardian Raymond Bonner hails an essential primer on modern terrorism
We All Wank On « The Poor Man Institute

Moon of Alabama - Prince Turki's Threats - Onwards (last GYWO) - Bio - Juan Williams joined FOX News in 1997 as a political contributor

The Scariest Chart Ever -- Seeking Alpha (seeing doom)
Calculated Risk: PBS Interview with Warren Buffett
Obama Plans Fast Action to Tighten Financial Rules -

Downturn Accelerates As It Circles The Globe - Worse Off Than Predicted Just Weeks Ago (who could have predicted?)
Market Place - Bank of America’s Chief in Trouble Over Merrill - (who could have predicted?)
Krugman: Wall Street voodoo - International Herald Tribune

Dean Baker: The Role of Government: Keeping the Wealthy Rich (of, by, and for the rich)
Healthcare: The Key To Economic Stimulus? : NPR Macroeconomist Dean Baker
The Growing Clout of the Nouveau Poor

In-flight confrontations can lead to charges defined as terrorism - Los Angeles Times At least 200 passengers have been convicted of felonies under the Patriot Act, often for behavior involving raised voices and profanity
Science News / A Prayer For Archimedes A long-lost text by the ancient Greek mathematician shows that he had begun to discover the principles of calculus
The Drug War's Collateral Damage: Drug prohibition militarizes our police, enriches our enemies, undermines our laws, and condemns our sick to suffering. - Reason Magazine

Nir Rosen: Gaza: Israel, Hamas and the logic of colonial power | Comment is free | As so often, the term 'terrorism' has proved a rhetorical smokescreen under cover of which the strong crush the weak
VIDEO; Raw Footage of Israeli Atrocities
Ban Ki-Moon lambasts shelling of UN in Gaza - Times Online

Israel accused of executing parents in front of children in Gaza - Telegraph
BBC refuses airtime to Gaza aid appeal | Media | The Guardian
Firedoglake » Gaza Update: Hiding from Justice

NSA Spied on Journalists? Whistleblower Reveals Surveillance Target |
Glinda Arrives at State—By Scott Horton (Harper's Magazine) The reaction of State Department employees as Hillary Clinton arrived this morning apparently bears comparison to the liberation of Paris at the end of World War II

On the White House - Obama Speech Got Harsh Reviews on Bush Plane to Texas - (waa-aah!)

Nasdaq to launch options trading on bail-out index | Reuters (next up, CDO's on bailout)
ACLU Lays Off A Tenth Of Workforce: Two foundations that had heavily backed the ACLU were wiped out by fraudulent hedge-fund manager Bernard Madoff

Marijuana growers thrive in California - CNBC TV- Cash crop now accounts for two-thirds of Mendocino County economy
Want to Live Longer? Cut the Pollution - TIME
Climate Change Killing America's Trees at Ever Faster Rates | Wired Science from

Pakistan in Peril - The New York Review of Books Descent into Chaos: The United States and the Failure of Nation Building in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia
New age of rebellion and riot stalks Europe - Times Online

FACTBOX - Iceland set for early election as protests worsen | World | Reuters
Talking Points Memo | Where Ya Gonna Go? the payment by Merrill Lynch of $3-4 billion in bonuses in late December, just ahead of the closing of the acquisition by Bank of America (Merrill lost 27 Billion last year)

New Media Venture Turns Bloggers Into Print Journalists | Epicenter from
Victorian novels helped us evolve into better people, say psychologists | Science |
Phawker » Blog Archive » THE SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS: Whatever Happens In Room 315, Stays In Room 31

Gigapixel Inauguration (wow)


Still Life Living said...

I was intrigued by this one: "The Raw Story | Official: UN may prosecute Bush administration, regardless of US action"

Are they really going to go to Paraguay to get him, or is that where the UN will allow him to be exiled. Dick Cheney probably has an undersea island near Abu Dabai.

I wonder when they are going to prosecute Jay Bybee -- your fellow alumn. Can they exile someone to Utah?

Anonymous said...

That gigapixel inauguration photo is really cool. Home in on Bush/Cheney - Bush looks like he's eating cat litter.

And look at the guys behind Aretha straining to see around her cranial prosthesis.

A. Peasant said...

And when did the Poor Man start blogging again!!??!!???? Excellent! Thanks for the tip!

MarcLord said...


Bybee and that Yoo turd both. They could have a choice: execution or confinement in American Fork.

MarcLord said...


LOL, some flashes of their expressions on the C-Span feed made me look further, and the Gigapan came to the rescue.

Bush Sr. glowered like a caged basilisk during Lowery's benediction, and Cheney's face wore variations of the "I Will Have You Killed, Fool" theme. The Clintons were perhaps the most fascinating, combining horror, hope, contempt, admiration, spoiled meat and ice cream.

MarcLord said...

Ms. Peasant,

haha, you looked up the "Wank" article, cool.