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Syrian Troops Try to Retake Damascus Suburbs -... →
The assault on the suburbs seemed to be a sign of the growing presence of dissident soldiers closer to Damascus, and of the government’s rising concern about the situation. Although the tightly controlled capital has been relatively quiet since the uprising began, its outskirts have been the scenes of intense protests, and army defectors have become more visible and active in the past few...
Arab League Suspends Its Monitoring in Syria -... →
Sad. Also, nice slideshow feature at the top of the story.
arewepayingattention: Somehow “judicial activism” is associated with liberal judges, but conservatives were the ones who created ex nihilo a whole new life form, the corporate “fictional person” — and then gave these “persons” the freedom to impose their interests on real people like you and me. Pay attention to where the threats to democracy really come from.
Archivist challenges Kremlin in Wallenberg saga →
infoneer-pulse: A former senior Russian archive official says he saw a file that could shed light on Holocaust hero Raoul Wallenberg’s fate — challenging the insistence of Russia’s KGB successor agency that it has no documents regarding the man who saved tens of thousands of Jews in Hungary before disappearing into the hands of Soviet secret police. Anatoly Prokopenko, 78, told The Associated...
A Nation No Longer On The Move (Part II) : Planet... →
Teachers in black state schools work an average of 3.5 hours a day, compared...– Officially, 25% of South Africans are unemployed; the real figure is probably nearer 40%. Some accuse the country’s education system of churning out candidates that are largely unemployable. (via theeconomist)
Just as having a lot of pens doesn’t make you a great writer, having a lot of...– Ezra Klein challenges Newt Gingrich’s identity of an idea man. (via washingtonpoststyle)
Bed-bugs can drink seven times their own weight in blood in a night, leaving...– Neither five-star hotels nor top-notch apartments have been spared bed-bug infestation in New York, and hoteliers from London to Los Angeles are getting nervous. Now two researchers have come up with a bed-bug trap baited with something the bugs find irresistible—the smell of their own droppings....
chumblespuzz: I’m the “this guy” in the yellow jacket who provides “some order” by means of “voluntary traffic control duty” in the video. The KING5 reporters were nice and wanted to do an interview with me, but I said no to them because no one ever looks good on the local news even if they’re just trying to keep sledders from getting hit by cars. Anyway, they just got nat sound and some sweet...
Paying Attention: THE GREATEST →
arewepayingattention: Picture 1 shows Cassius Marcellus Clay, a Louisville, KY abolitionist. When his slave-holding neighbors assembled at his home to burn down his printing press, they found Mr. Clay had put a cannon on his front porch. Generations later, a black woman in Louisville named her son after…
S02 was short but fun
Sherlock Holmes: This is a 6. There's no point in leaving the flat for anything less than a 7, we agreed.
Dr. John Watson: When did we agree that?
Sherlock Holmes: We agreed it yesterday
Dr. John Watson: I wasn't even at home yesterday, I was in Dublin.
Sherlock Holmes: It's hardly my fault you weren't listening.
Dr. John Watson: You just carry on talking when I'm away?
Sherlock Holmes: I don't know. How often are you away?
Laundry shaped like a dog
With my impending move to New York City I’m down to final packing and preparations in Seattle. Part of the greater process (spreadsheet- and custom-calendar-documented, of course) included my last Seattle-to-Utah road trip to deliver my car, some stuff and my dog to my parents’ home. My Dad kindly volunteered to buy my beloved car for safe-keeping as well as drive some stuff—and my...
Look, Schettino, you might have been saved from the sea, but I will make your...– Gregorio De Falco, the commander of Livorno’s Port Authority to Francesco Schettino, captain of the Costa Concordia, as he abandoned ship while scores were still stuck on board. (via newsweek) I predict Schettino will be come a derogatory term. It’s such a tidy echo of ‘shit’,...
Worst blizzard since '85? Seattle braces for storm... →
msnbc: SEATTLE — A “potential major winter storm” that could dump twice Seattle’s annual snowfall on the city over the course of two days was headed for the Pacific Northwest on Tuesday, weather.com reported. My return flight from SLC to SEA is scheduled to land in the second front of the storm, if Cliff Mass’ read is right. And if that’s cancelled, I have a very short...
Activism of another kind, at Apple… |... →
“From the right” anti-Gore efforts baked into a shareholder proposal around Apple re-joining the US Chamber of Commerce…okay. From Footnoted’s analysis, looks like shareholder activism is now a two-pole affair and NCPPR’s just getting into the game. Stepping back a little, [Footnoted’s crew likes] this development, and can’t help but hope it’s a trend toward...
President Bashar al-Assad Vows to Crush... →
Syria’s uprising seems to have moved into a more complicated, confusing phase in recent weeks. Protests have appeared to revive in some locations, and armed elements of the opposition have seemed emboldened by defections from the security forces. Meanwhile, bombing attacks in Damascus, the capital, have killed scores of people over the past month. The government has said that foreign-backed...
[CBO] Director's Blog » Deforestation and... →
Along with a dense infographic. I like the CBO doing these.
Jeff Connaughton: The Glacial Response of the... →