October 15, 2009

* Pelosi opposes insurance industry anti-trust exemption
* Reid works with progressive Democrats on public option
* President praises Governor Bobby Jindal in New Orleans
* Official stops mixed race marriage to stop procreation
* Judge: how does gay marriage harm procreative purpose?

* Douglas Adams 1990 fantasy documentary about hypertext
* Bukowski creative burst after receiving Macintosh IIsi
* Rogue Film School includes dialogue with Werner Herzog
* Statements made by Muslim Mafia co-author Dave Gaubatz
* Plus size model Lizzi Miller posed nude for "Glamour"

October 14, 2009

* Private Health Insurance lobbyists push coverage mandate
* Jewish groups don't mind Christians calling Obama Hitler
* Limbaugh dropped from group bidding on pro football team
* US won't renew agreement with America's toughest sheriff
* Twitter used to lift corporate gag on Guardian newspaper


October 13, 2009

* DVD Fata Morgana [1971] Werner Herzog crossed the Sahara
* Pictures of public art & marquees on 1st Avenue, Seattle
* Fate denies European, US attempts to produce Higgs Boson
* "Burroughs shot dope in his orgone accumulator, and read"
* Nobel judge: Obama "got peace prize for what he has done"


October 12, 2009

* Industry-funded study promises more expensive insurance
* Obama aide: banks shouldn't be able to choose regulator
* Ladies compete for chance to unseat Rep. Bachmann [R-MN]
* Journalist asked to sit after asking Al Gore a followup
* Yelling at President during speech to Congress rewarded

* 10 year old student refuses to say Pledge of Allegiance
* FTC rules bloggers must disclose any payola for reviews
* Politics of Polanski lead to Blaise Cendrars Moravagine
* First known predominantly vegetarian species of spider
* H1N1 hits young adults with no "underlying conditions"


October 11, 2009

* States could opt-out of public health insurance option
* Fourteen things that Barack Obama has made un-American
* President reiterates vow to end "don't ask, don't tell"
* Re Rangel: Delay remained Speaker under ethics monsoon
* DNC cancels TV ad after Bob Dole contacts White House

* Video: Nobel Prize is often awarded to help make peace
* Largest NJ newspaper endorses independent for Governor
* We respond to nonsense by seeking new or known pattern
* Ralph Lauren takes responsibility for photoshop horror
* NSFW gallery of Playboy playmate centerfolds 1953-2008

* Benefit concert for George W Bush Welcoming Committee
* Cirque du Soleil tycoon back from Int'l Space Station
* Keillor reads Dennis Ward Stiles, Mornings on the Farm
* Disputed translation "In the beginning God separated.."
* "Suns and systems grow wild on it like meadow flowers"

* Binary data transmitted brain to brian via EEG and LED


October 10, 2009

* Superpower Commander in Chief awarded Nobel Peace prize
* Republican National Committee: Nobel prize "meaningless"
* Governments legislate when Churches fail to condemn hate
* Governments on brink of war when people hate one another
* Turkish/Armenian accord to open border [closed in 1993]

* Thirty years of Canadian trade surpluses ended last year
* Carl Jung's Red Book on display in public for first time
* Study deployed high level of CO2 in the wild [1998-2004]
* Nobel Committee often makes it's selections in September
* Limbaugh: "NFL looks like a game between Bloods & Crips"

* Things that we do without lust of result are the purest
* Study of representation of the Octopus in political art
* Recent string of racist incidents near Phoenix Arizona
* ImpeachObamaCampaign.com accentuates African features
* Francis Bean Cobain twitters Ali Lohan about nepotism

October 9, 2009

* Obama urges Congress to spurn bankers; help consumers
* Conservatives confused & outraged by Obama Nobel prize
* NSFW George W Bush Welcoming Committee's wanted poster
* Palin wants to help Republican gubernatorial candidate
* Father felt like an outsider at nursery or school gate

* Wikileaks develops embargo option for leaked documents
* US judge orders woman to keep books under lock and key
* Boston shames Hyatt execs into employing wrongly fired
* NASA puzzles over unseen plume after moon probe impact
* Auto-tuned Carl Sagan mashup features Stephen Hawking


October 8, 2009

* Teenager William Kamkwamba built windmills from scrap
* Cory Doctorow replies to Ralph Lauren takedown notice
* Feingold challenger dons orange hunting gear all year
* Antonin Scalia: cross honors war dead of any religion
* The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008

* Senator Jon Kyl [R-AZ]: "I don't need maternity care"
* NRCC: Speaker of the House should be put in her place
* Tom Delay suggests weekly DC bipartisan dance parties
* Frustrated Rep. Shimkus [R-IL] plays ball with Obama
* Michelle Obama's family tree traced to rural Georgia


October 7, 2009

* FBI: 10% of subprime crisis was caused by home buyers
* Paul & Grayson would delay Bernanke hearing for audit
* Dylan Ratigan: costs, benefits of corporate communism
* Late Show sponsors remain despite Letterman bombshell
* Parody site uses Beck schtick "prove you didn't do it"

* Ships logs of 300 explorers to provide climate record


October 6, 2009

* Iran closes daily newspapers critical of Ahmadinejad
* Karen Hughes tried to change world perceptions of US
* Foes of Obama resent quick change in US image abroad
* White House boots lobbyists from advisory committees
* Tea Party Express II: Countdown to 2010 in your town


October 5, 2009

* Republican Congressional Committee: Grayson "unstable"
* Conservative Bible Project removes the "liberal bias"
* Bank of America to relaunch Merrill Lynch "bull logo"
* US Chamber of Commerce backs use of greenhouse gases
* My Parents Were Awesome website now accepting images

October 4, 2009

* Interview with The New Yorker magazine copy editor
* Why Women Have Sex: 1,006 women provide 237 reasons
* Ingredients in contaminated beef are a trade secret
* Europe lists toxic substances deregulated by the US
* FDIC Chairwoman would shrink "shadow banking system"

* US Senators offer $485B to private health insurers
* Film outs antigay politicians who are secretly gay
* Socialists trounce conservatives in Greek election
* No nations have recognized current Honduran regime
* Sacrifice to Moloch portrayed in 1914 film Cabiria


October 3, 2009

* Newsmax column suggests military coup against Obama
* Tweeting locations of police officers to protestors
* United States had no central bank from 1836 to 1913
* Hamas and Fatah to sign reconciliation October 22nd
* Stephanie Birkitt mortified by Letterman extortion

October 2, 2009

* 4 million y.o. upright tree-dwelling hominid "Ardi"
* Herzog's Encounters at the End of the World [2007]
* Private US insurers expect increased customer base
* Senator Coburn helped Senator Ensign pay mistress
* Rep. Grayson calls Republican Party "lie factory"

October 1, 2009


September 29, 2009

* Health Insurers exempt from Sherman Anti-Trust Act
* Grayson wants corporate death penalty in ACORN bill
* Admonish: to reprove gently but earnestly; reproach
* Rep. Trent Franks calls Obama an "enemy of humanity"
* Feingold says White House czars circumvent Congress

* Pictures of the LRAD sound cannon at Pittsburgh G20
* State stops kids from waiting for bus with neighbor
* Palin writes memoir with Lynn Vincent in California
* OKCupid analysis of race, religion in online dating
* Lunchcase lined with astroturf and outdoor panorama


September 28, 2009

* Drudge Report headline about Chicago over the top
* Tea Party plans for-profit site to match "HuffPo"

September 27, 2009

* US taxpayers outspending Taliban donors 1000 to 1
* Banks that were too big to fail.. bigger than ever
* Human population of the Earth has reached 7 billion
* Unified front against Iran maintains option to talk
* "Sound cannon" used on G20 protestors in Pittsburgh

* Doonesbury notes "parallels" between Obama & Hitler
* Native American Indian Sites in the East Bay Hills
* Ken Burns The National Parks: America's Best Idea
* National Parks withdrawn from settlement or sale
* Highlights of G20 protests in Pittsburgh: video

* Treasury printed money until JFK assassination


September 26, 2009

* Federal Reserve warns audit may affect cash flow
* US presents evidence of covert Iranian nuke site
* Honduras using sonic weapon on Brazilian embassy
* Study finds child corporal punishment affects IQ
* Lynched US census worker's ID taped to his neck


September 25, 2009

* 47% plurality of Republicans back public option
* Schumer expresses confidence about public option
* Tear gas released near G20 meeting in Pittsburgh
* Intermittent molecules-thin layer of H20 on moon
* Season's first H1N1 clusters among First Nations

* Entomologist Nabokov corrected Kafka translation
* Jung's "Red Book" of self-induced hallucinations
* Pictures of red dust storm over Sydney Australia
* Oldest known vertebrate to develop grasping hand
* Legal battle between Chevron, indiginous peoples

* Obama smiles exactly the same way for each photo
* Limbaugh: entire economic program is reparations
* Katie Couric asks Glenn Beck about white culture
* Birther infomercial playing in 7 southern states
* Drudge Report: "US military snatch G20 protestor"


September 24, 2009

* Russia offers support for US policy towards Iran
* Healthcare in Israel is universal and compulsory
* Humane Society enlists Michael Vick as spokesman
* Feds investigate Kentucky census worker's hanging
* State GOP tries to delay US Senator's replacement


September 23, 2009

* Ex-analyst: Moody's inflate debt security ratings
* Protect insurance profits from health care reform
* Defend insurance companies first amendment rights
* New laws criminalizing teenagers sexual curiosity
* Ex-FBI agent John Guandolo couldn't keep pants on


September 22, 2009

* Minsky: capitalism's inherent flaw is instability
* I'm listening to MC5's Back In The USA [Jan 1970]

September 21, 2009

* SCOTUS recently rewrote law on vehicle searches
* FCC Chairman offers rules of Network Neutrality
* Obama appears on Late Show with David Letterman
* DVD Short Cut to Nirvana [2004] 1998 Kumbh Mela
* DVD Flicker [2008] Burrough's friend Brion Gysin

* Iranian government cuts access to Internet again

September 19, 2009

* Activists gather in Pittsburgh before G20 summit
* Former CIA chiefs sign letter to President Obama
* Colorblind monkeys engineered to see green & red
* Leonard Cohen OK after fainting onstage in Spain
* Home in Oregon, but would be in British Columbia

* $64k bid for meal with departed Alaskan Governor
* Beck's ad revenue since Color of Change campaign
* Joe Wilson wrote private bill to grant residence
* Elites happy about multi-trillion dollar bailout
* Welcoming Committee for W's trip to Saskatchewan

September 18, 2009

* NATO chief offers link to Russian missile defence
* Russia to cancel Kaliningrad missile installation

September 17, 2009

* O'Reilly backs government health insurance option
* Insurance companies save billions with rescission
* Selfish Christians believe in survival of richest
* Russ Feingold offers bill to end Telecom immunity
* Jon Stewart compares news of Bush, Obama protests

* Stephen Colbert compares corporations with people
* Gold prices remain above US$1000 for several days
* Mary Travers of Peter, Paul & Mary has died at 72
* If it's foggy or raining, turn on your headlights
* First printing by Espresso Book Machine in London


September 16, 2009

* Banks still pose systemic risk; too big to exist
* Credit Default Swap back in style on Wall Street
* The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008
* National Republican Trust peddling book on Czars
* US will abandon missile defence system in Poland

September 15, 2009

* Obama seeks to renew 3 provisions of PATRIOT Act
* Health insurers want "benefit design flexibility"
* Lance Armstrong had no insurance when he got sick
* Comedian runs 43 marathons in 51 days for charity
* I found the new COILHOUSE magazine in Tsawwassen

September 14, 2009

* Sandra O'Conner: do away with judicial elections
* Public figures express opinion however, whenever
* Jackass Kanye West grabs mic from Country singer
* Serena Williams and Roger Federer curse umpires
* Iraq War vet raises $1.5M since Wilson outburst

* Man awarded $63k for hospital Ketamine overdose
* Philadelphia shutting down all public libraries
* Freedom Works cuts it's 9/12 crowd estimate 50%
* Teabaggers email pics of 1997 million man march
* I'm at my cousin's cabin on east Shawnigan Lake


September 12, 2009

* Another Lie: Health Care bill covers immigrants
* Pictures of 9/12 Project march in Washington DC
* Racial resentment loosely disguised as populism
* Garrison Keillor recovering from a minor stroke
* I attended the Langley Cruise-In with relatives


September 11, 2009

* Federal Reserve: 11 of 12 regions stabilized
* Coast Guard exercises during Potomac memorial
* Congressman Joseph Wilson will not be muzzled
* Murdered abortion foe condemned Tiller murder
* South African runner Semenya an hermaphrodite

* ACORN employees fired for unethical behaviour
* Medical malpractice claims down 45% since 2000
* Partial list of files lost in collapse of WTC7
* Bruce Cockburn sings for troops in Afghanistan
* Michael Savage loses lawsuit vs Brave New Films

* NSFW scene from the Jim Jarmusch film Ghost Dog

September 9, 2009

* I'm heading north to visit with extended family

September 8, 2009

* Bill Clinton not worried about Republican Party

September 7, 2009

* Trigger for public option impossible to trigger
* Daffy Duck & Porky Pig in "Fool Coverage" video
* Christian supremacist Blackwater owner targeted
* Government-run anti-choice public school prison
* Sudan fashion-court shamed into sparing the rod

* SCOTUS corporate campaign finance case this week
* US court ends challenge to Internet gambling ban
* Parental control software datamines online chats
* Transit options on 4th day of Bay Bridge closure
* Public translates GQ story on Putin into Russian

September 6, 2009

* New high-resolution color images from Mars orbit
* Sikhs ceremonially burn badly damaged sacred text
* Popular books among 229 remaining Gitmo detainees
* Recent revisions to United States embargo of Cuba
* Tennis comeback Clijster 6-0, 0-6, 6-4 over Venus

* 1974 video of The Cree Hunters of Mistassini [via]

September 5, 2009

* Lax regulation, reckless risk, The Great Recession
* Reports of judges frustrated with mortgage bankers
* Diebold unloads troubled e-voting machine business
* Transgender woman running for mayor of Nampa Idaho
* Government can't do anything right, but fight wars

* Video: Troops gas weekly march against settlements
* Tons of Reich's books & papers were burned in 1960
* Entertainer Garrison Keillor on NPR every Saturday
* Baaba Maal blends electronica in Television [2009]
* Clue to recent Google unexplained phenomenon logo


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