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Looking For Work In A Cavalcade Of Crazy– Part 4

May 10, 2011

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PART FOUR Ross started in without preamble. “Reverbo, what is the domestic industry probably least likely to suffer for the foreseeable future?” A relevant question, to be sure.  “Slim-Jim production, my astral-projected figurine?” I said. “You’re on the right track,” said Perot, “it’s health care. You’re all getting older and the boomers, despite their courageous […]

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Looking For Work in A Cavalcade of Crazy – Part 2

September 9, 2010

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As the story began to unfold, Ross Perot had developed a way to materialize, or astral-project himself anywhere he desired, complete with ubiquitous briefcase, charts and graphs. The procedure understandably left him a little woozy and in need of some R&R before getting down to business, in this case, helping me find a job. I […]

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Looking For Work in A Cavalcade of Crazy – Part 1

September 2, 2010

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It is with pride that I present the first of a serialized account of my recent adventures in the electrifying 21st Century Amusement Park. No, I don’t mean the ride in the Large Hadron Collider (although that final twenty-minute acceleration in the super proton synchrotron to the peak seven teraelectronvolts is worth every penny). With […]

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Netroots Nation Day One (D.O.A.)

July 22, 2010

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Due to circumstances beyond the network’s control. Our coverage of Netroots Nation is a non starter. Your conversation network went to this event with high hopes. We’ve been thwarted at every turn. Our friend Bob Kincaid will tell his tale in a few short hours. We’ve been stabbed in the back by those who profess […]

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Congressional GOPers Fought Pandemic Prep

April 27, 2009

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When House Appropriations Committee chairman David Obey, the Wisconsin Democrat who has long championed investment in pandemic preparation, included roughly $900 million for that purpose in this year’s emergency stimulus bill, he was ridiculed by conservative operatives and congressional Republicans. Obey and other advocates for the spending argued, correctly, that a pandemic hitting in the […]

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New Fla Law Would Disenfranchise Elderly, Minorities, Others.

April 20, 2009

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Courtesy The NYTimes: Since 2000, Florida has been synonymous with badly run and undemocratic elections. This distinction has not come to it by chance. Many of the state’s election officials and legislators work hard to keep eligible voters from casting ballots. The Florida Legislature is at it again, threatening to pass new rules that would […]

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Ecological debt: no way back from bankrupt

April 8, 2009

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While most governments’ eyes are on the banking crisis, a much bigger issue – the environmental crisis – is passing them by, says Andrew Simms. In the Green Room this week, he argues that failure to organise a bailout for ecological debt will have dire consequences for humanity. “Nature Doesn’t Do Bailouts!” said the banner […]

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