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July 31st, 2011 - 8:48 pm § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: Gaddafi Countdown

Tribal Rivalries Complicate Libyan War By Mathieu von Rohr in Qawalish, Libya MARCEL METTELSIEFEN/ DER SPIEGEL The rebels in western Libya have captured the Nafusa Mountains and are only 80 kilometers from Tripoli, but have been unable to advance further. Meanwhile long-simmering tribal hostilities [...]

July 31st, 2011 - 11:03 am § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: Democracy in Israel

Organizers of the tent city protest in Tel Aviv that started a nationwide movement called on Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu to strike down the national housing committees law, as a precondition for dialogue with protest leaders. During a press conference held in Tel Aviv on Sunday, protest organi[...]

July 31st, 2011 - 9:06 am § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: Live Blog on Repub Effort to Bankrupt the US

Latest read is that the Repricans can mount no more than 1/2 of the votes in the house. This suggests that whatever (if anything) passes will be by Democratic votes. The Repricans will have voted to bankrupt the US! follow this story at the live blog on Huffington[...]

July 31st, 2011 - 6:37 am § in America

Sunday Revelations: Christians Deny Anders Behring Breivik his Christianity

Alex Newman writes from Sweden:  ” But the picture that emerges is far more complex than the simple-minded caricature of a “conservative Christian” being painted by much of the media. In fact, Breivik essentially admitted in his writing (not to mention his deeds) that he was not actually [...]

July 31st, 2011 - 5:57 am § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: Beck Spews hate toward the children of Norway

Glenn Beck spoke out about the mass killings in Norway on his Monday radio show. Beck described the camp where Brevik massacred doxens of innocent youths “sounds a little like the Hitler Youth. I mean, who does a camp for kids that’s all about politics?” Of course, he reminded his [...]

July 30th, 2011 - 8:12 pm § in Misc.

Don’t fall for the GOP line: There is no budget crisis. There’s a job and growth crisis.

Robert Reich, professor of public policy | 7/28/11 | from the Berkeley Blog A friend who’s been watching the absurd machinations in Congress asked me “what happens if we don’t solve the budget crisis and we run out of money to pay the nation’s bills?” It was only then I realized how effect[...]

July 30th, 2011 - 8:04 pm § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: Gaddafi Countdown

HAWAMID, Libya, July 30 (Reuters) – Rebels have encircled Muammar Gaddafi’s last stronghold in Libya’s Western Mountains region and hope to seize it soon, a commander said on Saturday. Rebel tanks fired at Tiji, where an estimated 500 government troops are stationed, and the blasts[...]

July 30th, 2011 - 10:24 am § in Misc.

The magical realism of body counts

Gravediggers of Afghanistan and Pakistan have been kept busy as the US drone war has expanded, but civilian deaths remain undercounted as mendacious officials build a myth of technological accuracy and violent ‘justice’ [REUTERS] A Summer Fable From al Jazeera: A gypsy named Melquiades[...]

July 30th, 2011 - 10:07 am § in Misc.

FEC Approves Colbert’s SuperPac

FEC Approves Colbert’s SuperPac We’ll be getting some comic relief from the 2012 elections. The Federal Election Commission voted to allow Stephen Colbert to launch his “SuperPac,” awarding the comedian a “media exemption” to use his show to promote his satirical political group. Joking [...]