Friday, October 3, 2008

Friday is a quick recap

Hello, I'm off to NYC at noon, so I only have a few updates for you. First of all, please check out my entry on Pacified Citizen about the Bailout Bill that was passed by the Senate, and its lengthy analysis and comparison to the great depression. Long story short, The big guys wanted to centralize banking- and the best way was to make the small guys run, convincing them to sell for cheap. Now Goldman Sachs, Citigroup Inc. , Bank of America Corp. and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. all have more centralized power.

Palin Survived, But Biden Won (

Does the boldness with which Palin touts her complete lack of substantive knowledge strike anyone as eerily similiar to Bush? (

Palin's inability to answer real questions, her capacity to avoid follow-ups, her slightly manic quality, and her inability to relate to working class voters came across (

Like Dick Cheney, Sarah Palin believes the Office of the Vice President is part of the Legislative Branch (

Joe Biden: John McCain is not a Maverick (Video) (

Joe Biden: Experience With A Big Heart Is A Winning Combo (

Biden Gets First Laugh Of The VP Debate (

Palin's "White Flag Of Surrender" Line Falls Flat (

Palin delivers, but doubts linger - Washington Post- (

John McCain: "America doesn't care if [Palin] Can't Answer Every Question." (

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Thursday is VP Debate time!

I'm so excited for the reality comedy show tonight featuring Sarah Palin and Joe Biden.


Seems she's not the Hockey Mom we thought, Estimates show Palin assets top $1 million (

So the Senate is voting on its own bailout bill. The Constitution says that all spending bills must start in the House. Ever wonder how they get around it? Here's how: (

Obama and McCain exchanged letters on ethics reform two years ago. Note the difference between Obama's and McCain's tone... (

Battleground Polls Show Stunning Shift To Obama (

CBS News: New Study Details Massive Voter Roll Purges Underway in At Least 19 States (

Obama campaign makes the most unusual media buy ever: An ENTIRE Dish Network channel. (

Bush thinks we'll get back "much, if not all" of the $700bn... Yeah, just like we'd pay for the Iraq war with oil, right? (

The richest 400 Americans -- just 400 people -- own MORE than the bottom 150 million Americans combined. 400 rich Americans have got more stashed away than half the entire country! (

**Sarah Palin Video Section**

Sarah Palin's Greatest Hits (

I'm a Little Confused about the candidates standings . . . (

A terrific mix of the last month of Palin spins, contradictions, mischaracterizations and flat out lies, with accompanying is staggering to see the ease with which this woman lies! (

|world news|

The United Nations is raising its security level in Pakistan and ordering children of international staff to leave the country. (

Gorbachev forms new Russian party opposing Putin (

Russia: 'US economic dominance over', World needs 'more just' financial system (

Ahmadinejad accepts Israel's right to exist - The Iranian president has said he would accept a two-state solution if the Palestinians agree. So where are the headlines? (

China makes and exports Oreos, M&Ms, Snickers, cadbury chocolates, etc. Melamine health risks expand to more countries, more foods. (

Two French biochemical students, Laurent Bonomo and Gabriel Ferez, were murdered by Israeli Mossad-British intelligence assassination teams on June 29, 2008. (


Bailout Passes in Senate (

The $700 billion bailout bill has passed, 74-25 (

September Madness- A straight Simple Picture (

Financial Crisis In The Media: Is The Economic Crisis Overhyped? (

Who's profiting from the crisis? Goldman Sachs, of course (

Sorry it's a PDF but must read: A responsible bank speaks out about the bailout (

While Attention was Focused on $700 Billion Bailout Last Week Treasury Gave Banks $940 Billion (

And while all this negotiation was taking place, the auto industry was quietly bailed out, with no controversy, no discussion, to the tune of $25 billion. (

SEC officially allows banks to lie about asset values (

Over 42% of the stock market is owned by the richest 1% (


23 Excellect Eco-Friendly Gadgets For A Greener Lifestyle (

Scotland And Northern Ireland Planning To Build Tidal Turbine Farms (

Google goes political...calls for aggressive legislation that would cut fuel based energy generation by 88%! (

Google Proposes $4.4 Trillion Clean Energy Plan (

Hondas All-New Honda Insight Hybrid: MPG similar to Civic Hybrid, price around $18,500 (

8 Ways to Green Your Office Supplies (


It’s snowing on Mars (

Brain science is about to fundamentally change computing (

5 Great Science Books to Expand Your Mind (

Human genome sequencing costs fall again: $300 million in 2003, $1 million 2007, $60,000 beginning of 2008, $10,000 now and $5000 by the end of 2008. (

Why are Americans shorter than North Europeans? The real answer may be that Northern European countries do a better job of spreading the wealth and taking care of their children. (

50 Surprising Causes of Weight Gain (

Free Piston Engine and Free Pistion Linear Actuator can be twice as fuel efficient as conventional engines (


This website will let you check your voter registration status. Take five seconds to make sure you weren't purged! (

Time for your mandatory geek-out: Kevin Kelly @ TED on The Machine (

Watch this video...just do it. You'll enjoy it. (

Click here to waste 2 hours of your day immediately! (

A Great List of Free PDF Sheet Music for Classical Guitarists (

.: Sumo Paint - Beta :. (

Monday, September 29, 2008

Monday is a Bailout!

Well, its coming down and hard. The Republicans denied the bailout bill. Surprising. .


The Rich Are Staging a Coup This Morning... A letter from Michael Moore. (

Two McCain Videos That Can Lose Him the Election (

John McCain is forced to retract Sarah Palin's statements on foreign policy (Pakistan) (

Obama Way Ahead In Today's Tracking Polls (

Krugman: "Barack Obama seems well informed and sensible about matters economic and financial. John McCain, on the other hand, scares me." (

200 former U.S. diplomats endorse Obama (

CNN discovered that some of the funniest gobbledygook out of Tina Fey's mouth during her portrayal of Sarah Palin last night on SNL was an actual Sarah Palin quote (

Rep. Baldwin (D-WI) Introduces Bill to Undo and Prosecute Bush-Cheney Crimes (

|world news|
Pirates learn the hard way : "That ship is unusual..It is not carrying a normal shipment." (

US destroyer nears Somali pirates (

"We are concerned about the permanent destruction of [oil] demand: Those who buy hybrid vehicles are not going back to SUVs." -senior Saudi Arabian official (

Japan makes cars. Saudi Arabia pumps oil. China supplies socks and flat-screen TVs. What's America's No.1 export? Debt (

Chinese officials called it a separatist attack; new photos show Chinese officers attacking other Chinese officers.. with machetes (

US: Russia cannot stop NATO expansion (

Venezuela and China Sign a New Oil Deal (


What's In The Bailout Deal (

Bailout does NOT pass vote. 206 Yea - 227 Nay. Dow tumbles. (

U.S. economy meltdown happening now! [(

Dr. Paul’s House floor remarks on the bailout: "Dumping bad debt on the innocent taxpayers is an act of theft and is wrong." (

Mussolini-Style Corporatism in Action: Treasury Conference Call on Bailout Bill to Analysts (Updated) (

Study Ties Bankruptcy to Medical Bills (

Rudy Giuliani's 'crass opportunism' reflects on McCain (

Nouriel Roubini: The bailout is "a total rip-off that will mostly benefit... the common and preferred shareholders and even the unsecured creditors of the banks" (

Wachovia is gone, trading down about 90%. Nice call Cramer. (

Big Financiers Start Lobbying for Wider Aid (


The Element That Could Change the World (

BBC Investigated for not repeating what Shell and Exxon wants them to say on climate change. (

Breaking: Ecuador is the 1st Nation in the World to Give Nature Rights Via its Constitution (

Methane Begins to Erupt From Arctic Permafrost (


SpaceX did it -- their Falcon 1 rocket made it to space! (

NASA's dirty secret: Moon dust (

Vibrating a pile of salt with sound causes it to form itself into symmetrical series of shapes. I wish I knew more about the physics of sound waves. Cool stuff. (


FACE PUNCH! (Wait for it...) (

World of Goo: This is a game that constantly reinvents itself, reimagining the possibilities, evolving and throwing out surprise after surprise. (

Google's 10th birthday timeline. (

Internet Porn & You (

Monkey Smoking (