04 Dec 2010

White House Celebrates Wal-Mart, PhRMA, AT&T, RIAA Support for NAFTA 2.0 in Korea

It’s like a party for the Corporate Axis of Evil, and Obama’s throwing a kegger.

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04 Dec 2010

US Chamber Watch: NAFTA-Style Korea Free Trade Supporters Are “Outsourcers All”

US Chamber Watch, an advocacy group originally launched by the Change to Win labor federation, issued a statement blasting the supporters of the NAFTA-style Korea Free Trade agreement as “outsourcers all.”

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04 Dec 2010

159,000 Jobs Lost: The Price of NAFTA-Style Korea Free Trade

President Obama’s NAFTA-style Korea Free Trade will still cost the country 159,000 jobs, despite last-minute changes to the agreement.

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04 Dec 2010

What Wikileaks Shows Us–Or May–About the Internets

Many, many years ago, 76 million years ago to be exact, in a galaxy beyond the Marcabian vortexes, the internets (both of them) were in a before-spore state–the not the thought of spores, not even a logos of spores; rather the frisson of an idea which would begin to fruit

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04 Dec 2010

Free T’Challa

Via my pal Erin Polgreen (and Roger Ebert), an all-too-plausible account of the Avengers’ immigration woes. Click through for the jobs, healthcare and especially Gulf-oil-spill episodes.

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04 Dec 2010

When There’s Nothing On The Horizon, You’ve Got Nothing Left To Prove

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 1112-10 December 04, 2010 DOD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. SFC James E. Thode, 45, of Kirtland, N.M., died Dec. 2 at Sabari District, Khowst Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents

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04 Dec 2010

Help! White Houses Loses Constitution, Unaware of Article II

Oh, this is dreadful. According to my New York Times, the President of the United States is powerless against the determined wishes of a minority in Congress, when his own party holds a majority in both houses. Do we need a Constitutional Convention?

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04 Dec 2010

About That Claim of Treasury Being Directed to Keep Current Tax Rates

Friday, I was confounded by this claim from the New York Times: Administration officials said no deal was at hand, and negotiators from the administration and the two parties in Congress met only briefly on Thursday. It is possible that the parties will be unable to reach a compromise, in

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04 Dec 2010

Durham winter wonderland open thread and a Q of the day

Kate took me out for so I could get my walk in for the day. Today we hit Kohls to look for a smaller pillow for me to put between me and the seat belt when I attempt to drive next week sometime if I am up to it. Anyway,

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04 Dec 2010

The Walking Wounded The NFL Treats Like Disposable Trash

Trash time people; you know what to do.

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