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End of times – Asian air quality edition

Air quality chart; This is what the U.S. looks like on a bad air quality day (it’s usually greener), This is what China looks like on a GOOD air quality day (it’s usually much worse); This was Seoul, South Korea today … Continue reading

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Day 3 (wasted youth and suburban decay)

For every post I make, there’s probably 5 in the hopper that, for one reason or another, I never post. Here’s an excerpted year in review of posts I didn’t finish (reverse chronological order). Two/day for the next week. 5. 97% of … Continue reading

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Things almost left unsaid, day 2

For every post I make, there’s probably 5 in the hopper that, for one reason or another, I never post. Here’s a excerpted year in review of posts I didn’t finish (reverse chronological order). Two/day for the next week. 3. Inflation for … Continue reading

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Things almost left unsaid

For every post I make, there’s probably 5 in the hopper that, for one reason or another, I never post. Here’s a excerpted year in review of posts I didn’t finish (reverse chronological order). Two/day for the next week. 1. In … Continue reading

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Small disagreements

“Those in military or paramilitary forces who interfere with politics should be removed from their positions and relegated to civilian life, where they may demonstrate to their hearts content.” -I. Welsh I’m a fan of Ian Welsh but disagree with his … Continue reading

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The Interview (sympathy for the devil)

I would tell you where exactly in Seoul I was, but one can never be exactly sure where in Seoul one is. The buildings and streets, save a few dongs (boroughs), all look the same. Stale, uninspired buildings tower above street-level coffee shops … Continue reading

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Rate increases hit Obama supporters

I’m a bit embarrassed to admit it, but I actually voted for Obama in ’08. That support, however, didn’t last long. Early in ’09, he decided not to release the torture photos (much less prosecute the torturers) and not to nationalize … Continue reading

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Bill Maher, liberal interventionism, and racism

“We’re not miracle workers…some nations are never going to change.” The white man’s burden is alive and well, despite all the listless undergrads in Humanities 324 being instructed to place Kipling in the historical context of his time. I saw that Bill Maher … Continue reading

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The NY Times offers Judith Miller her old job back

Reading the Times today, and holy hell; “The names floated so far [to replace Prime Minister Maliki] — Adel Abdul Mahdi, Ahmed Chalabi and Bayan Jaber — are from the Shiite blocs, which have the largest share of the total seats in … Continue reading

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Solar FREAKING roadways!!!

Aren’t these futuristic mock-ups amazing! Have the people spamming this all over everywhere never seen new developmental proposals passed around their local city council meetings? The proposed projects ALWAYS look spectacular. Putting shit on paper is relatively easy. Funding it is difficult. … Continue reading

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