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  1. FiveThirtyEight: Politics Done Right: The Odds of Airborne Terror

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    December 31, 2009 by atxryan


  2. Will The Semantic Web Have a Gender?

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    December 27, 2009 by atxryan

    "a nice way to say that we need to work hard to avoid creating fascist robots that exercise a homogenizing influence on diverse human experiences."


  3. Banks: Real Reform and Pitchforks – Room for Debate Blog – NYTimes.com

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    December 15, 2009 by atxryan

    "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." – Frederic Bastiat


  4. Pentagon, CIA Eye New Threat: Climate Change : NPR

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    December 14, 2009 by atxryan


  5. Profiles: How Could Health Care Reform Affect You? | PBS NewsHour | Dec. 11, 2009 | PBS

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    December 14, 2009 by atxryan


  6. Changes coming to the Fed? | The Big Picture

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    December 7, 2009 by atxryan


  7. 8 Million Reasons for Real Surveillance Oversight

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    December 2, 2009 by atxryan

    "Sprint Nextel provided law enforcement agencies with its customers' (GPS) location information over 8 million times between September 2008 and October 2009. This massive disclosure of sensitive customer information was made possible due to the roll-out by Sprint of a new, special web portal for law enforcement officers. "


  8. Arming Goldman With Pistols Against Public – Bloomberg.com

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    December 1, 2009 by atxryan

    Henry Paulson, U.S. Treasury secretary during the bailout and a former Goldman Sachs CEO, let it slip during testimony to Congress last summer when he explained why it was so critical to bail out Goldman Sachs, and — oh yes — the other banks. People “were unhappy with the big discrepancies in wealth, but they at least believed in the system and in some form of market-driven capitalism. But if we had a complete meltdown, it could lead to people questioning the basis of the system.”

    There you have it. The bailout was meant to keep the curtain drawn on the way the rich make money, not from the free market, but from the lack of one.


  9. Obama faces risk of a wartime presidency – CNN.com

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    November 30, 2009 by atxryan

    “President Lyndon Johnson was on the verge of becoming a transformative president in the winter of 1965. Since taking office, …
    keep reading


  10. Krugman: Deficit Hawks Trying To Scare People With Big, Out-Of-Context Numbers

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    November 30, 2009 by atxryan

    Krugman's argument ignores the fact that very large numbers like this will always serve as a 'debt scare' (and for good reason!) in our democracy.


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