"The Americans keep telling us how successful their system is. Then they remind us not to stray too far from our hotel at night." - An un-named EU trade representative quoted during international trade talks in Denver, Colorado, 1997.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
A must-read article from former NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake in The Guardian newspaper. Anyone who voted for Obama (or, before that, George W. Bush) should no longer be under any illusions as to whether the US remains a constitutional democracy.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Countervailing point of view
Not content with scrapping the impartiality of the media, the Murdoch empire is taking on the English langauge:
Kelvin MacKenzie, the former editor of the Sun, also on the seminar panel, said he should be able to host a debate about immigration or Britain pulling out of Europe without having to present a countervailing point of view.If Kelvin wants to have a debate with just one point of view, isn't it unfair for those petty bureaucrats at the OED to tell him that he can't?
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Saturday, February 05, 2011
Is This Man The World's Jolliest Bond Villain...
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Dreams For Sale
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Quick! Somebody call Alex Cox!
An Idea Whose Time Has Come
Monday, November 22, 2010
A Concise Analysis If Ever There Was One
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Bipartisanship Is Just Another Word For The Rich Ganging Up Against The Rest of Us
Friday, November 19, 2010
Hedge Fund Republic
The wealth disparities to be found between rich and poor in Latin America's banana republics no longer have anything on the extreme inequality to be found in the United States, according to this disturbing article by Nicholas Kristof in The New York Times. Wake up, America!