Monthly Archives: February 2013

Chuck Hagel: Damaged Goods?

The Week perfectly summarizes the GOP’s rationale behind the great Chuck Hagel freakout: Hagel, a former GOP senator, won by the narrowest margin of any defense secretary since the job was created in 1947, raising concerns even among his supporters … Continue reading

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France 24: Digital pollution? Data centers, planned obsolescence, recycling materials (VIDEO)

High-tech = high consumption. France 24’s Environment explores the environmental impact of contemporary digital culture, from energy consumption at data centres to ‘planned obsolescence’ and efforts to recycle dead hardware. Check it out after the jump:

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Ethics in Exile

Silly Prince George Citizen, holding a staff writer  to account for generously liberating other writers’ work: To our shock and dismay, multiple incidents of plagiarism were uncovered from work over the last number of months. The staff member plagiarized various … Continue reading

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The War Comes Home

900ftJesus has some important questions for the Privacy Commissioner re: the new Harpercon plan to randomly audit EI clients for *gasp* fraud, via taxpayer-subsidized bureaucratic fishing expeditions (House calls? REALLY?): What information are federal employees told to gather through house visits? … Continue reading

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Concert of the Day

Quicksand – Ft. Lauderdale ’95:  

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An oral history of Belle and Sebastian’s seminal record ‘If You’re Feeling Sinister’ (VIDEO)

Pitchfork finally justifies its existence (after the jump):

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Around the Internets

Late-night flotsam and jetsam: Original Sin Obama Is Wrong: Gerrymandering Isn’t to Blame for the GOP Fever Has Obama Kept His Open-Government Pledge? Neocons vs. Realists Is So 2008 Foucault’s Boomerang: The New Military Urbanism Throwing Light on the Dark … Continue reading

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I’m Not Sayin’ (I’m Just Sayin’)

The following nugget was buried at the bottom of a follow-up CP report on how CIDA helped fund the Ugandan aid work of the virulently anti-gay Crossroads Christian Communications (in full PR damage control mode now that its homobigoted Evangelical slip is showing) to the … Continue reading

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Dorner Manhunt Leads LAPD To Mistakenly And Recklessly Fire On Two Women In Pick Up (VIDEO)

“It’s 100 percent clear that they had no idea who was in that vehicle and just lit it up.” More from AP (h/t).

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Saturday Playlist

Da Blooze:

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