Saturday, February 07, 2009

saturday reads

Domestic Psy-Ops

An Associated Press investigation found that over the past five years, the money the military spends on winning hearts and minds at home and abroad has grown by 63 percent, to at least $4.7 billion this year, according to Department of Defense budgets and other documents. That's almost as much as it spent on body armor for troops in Iraq and Afghanistan between 2004 and 2006.

This year, the Pentagon will employ 27,000 people just for recruitment, advertising and public relations — almost as many as the total 30,000-person work force in the State Department.

John Pilger: The Politics of Bollocks

Paul Krugman: On the Edge

Keith Olbermann: "It may be time for Mr. Cheney to leave this country"

Women and children first, to get cut.

Army sees significant rise in suicides.

Army Criminal Investigation Command said today that it has re-opened three other electrocution death cases in January, along with the re-opening of the case of Staff Sgt. Ryan Maseth, an Army Special Forces soldier who died Jan. 2, 2008, when he was electrocuted in his barracks shower in Baghdad.

Friday, February 06, 2009

friday random ten

Photo by Ryan McManus

Huggy Bear - Her Jazz
Pro No From Now - Huggy Bear - Her Jazz (1993)

Wondering Stone / Women of Steel - Moist Fist - Thank You, Good Night (1993)

Charmparticles - Sit Down For Staying
Phone and Finder -Charmparticles - Sit Down For Staying (2004)

Tullycraft - The Singles
Look How We Killed the Riot Grrrls - Tullycraft - The Singles(1999)

Dive 3d - Aura
OgieĊ„ i dym - Dive3d - Aura (2004)

4 - Telepathe - Live In Austin

Chicken - World Police - It's Inevitable (2009)

Messer Chups - Miss Libido 2000
Oleg Giarkin vs. Scotland Yard - Messer Chups - Miss Libido 2000 (2000)

Human Sexual Response - In a Roman Mood
Marone Offering - Human Sexual Response - In a Roman Mood (1981)

Teenage Bottlerocket - Total
Job On Me - Teenage Bottlerocket - A-Bomb EP (2002)

Bonus Track:

Swans Way - The Fugitive Kind
In Trance - Swans Way - The Fugitive Kind (1984)

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

the word

wednesday reads

Germany to station troops in France.

Bob Herbert: Risking the Future

One-day global ATM heist rakes in $9 million in cash.

Howard Dean for HHS

Bartering organs and recalling a uterus.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

stock chart melodies

Melodies derived from Stock charts, arranged with Microsoft Songsmith. By Johannes Kreidler

I laughed. I cried.

(h/t WFMU's Beware of the Blog)

tuesday reads

The Whole World Is Rioting as the Economic Crisis Worsens -- Why Aren't We?

Chalmers Johnson: How Taxpayers Finance Fantasy Wars

It looks like Turdblossom will cooperate with the DOJ criminal inquiry into the U.S, attorneys firings.

Here We Go Again: Congress Expected to Delay Digital Television

Monday, February 02, 2009

monday reads

Chris Hedges on our bleak future

Paul Krugman: Bailouts for Bunglers

Environmentalists are accusing Japanese whalers of using "sound guns" on them.

Grits for Breakfast: Messages promoting sentence "enhancements" may boost crime

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