Stampede to the center

Stampede to the center The Year Politics Got Serious. Will 2002 be dubbed “the year politics got serious?” Tuesday’s primary defeat of Rep. Bob Barr (and probably also Rep. Cynthia McKinney) — polar opposites on the political spectrum, but equally…

Terrorism

Terrorism To be somewhat cynical, terrorism is when people you don’t like are blowing things up.  Then they are unprincipled cowards afraid to come out and fight fair.  However, when our side does it, we tend to be more forgiving, viewing them as…

The Death Convoy of Afghanistan…

The Death Convoy of Afghanistan. Newsweek magazine is reporting, in a cover story in this weeks issue, that Afghan Northern Alliance forces, allied to the USA, have committed probable war crimes in their treatment of prisoners captured at Konduz. [kuro5hin.org]

No relief from drought through…

No relief from drought through fallThis is a big, nasty drought we are having.  Towns are running out of water. Farmers, desperate for water, are pumping ever deeper into aquifers.  Businesses involved in recreation, like fishing and boating, are hurting…

Will Martha do the perp…

Will Martha do the perp walk? Well, it appears reasonable that Martha Stewart may not have been completely forthcoming to federal investigations questioning her about possible insider trading on ImClone stock. Let’s say it’s true. Still, I can’t quite shake the…

Floods in Europe point to…

Floods in Europe point to global warming Ah, to live in countries, unlike this one, where government and media accept global warming is happening, and thus, are planning how to mitigate its’ effects.  Rather than whining short-sightedly how such preparations might cost them money.…

Primaries In Georgia And Wyoming…

Primaries In Georgia And Wyoming Today. In Georgia, “two of the most outspoken members of Congress, Democrat Cynthia McKinney and Republican Bob Barr, are headed into what appears to be the toughest primary of their careers,” the AP reports. In…

Power lines can affect your…

Power lines can affect your health adverselyA State of California study verifies a direct link between radiation from power lines and illnesses – something that until now had been contested – but, apparently, they’ve proved it.  Not good news, not…

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Wayne KramerGuitarist for the legendary MC5, Wayne Kramer, has completed a new CD, out in a few weeks.  Over the past few years he’s done several solo CDs and a collaboration with Brian James of the Damned, Mad for the…