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05 December 2008 @ 01:53 pm
 
Top read: Joel Achenbach on the future of journalism.

"US employers axed 533,000 jobs in November, the biggest monthly cut in 34 years."

In other bad news, state finances are deteriorating fast.

FRIDAY NEWS:
* Grand theft America: another rule change by the Bush administration removes some of Congress's oversight over the Interior Department.
* "When the Americans leave..."
* Prime Minister Harper shuts down Parliament, which I didn't know he could do.
* Andrew Cohen on why fighting high seas piracy is so complicated, legally.
* The tough pick for the Department of Education.
* NASA pushes back the next Mars mission.
* Atheists put sign next to Nativity scene in Washington.
* Wowzah. A re-release for The Dark Knight may push its box office take over one billion.

Hollywood's vision of science fiction looks pretty familiar...

 
 
 
Tales from a suburban tourist: Fuckin' ehasimplelife on December 5th, 2008 07:44 pm (UTC)
Well the gov general technically did. Man, what a great time to suspend parliament - right in the middle of an economic crisis.
Selkiselki on December 6th, 2008 10:13 pm (UTC)
I had read this handy overview passed along from kmusser:
http://www.yarnharlot.ca/blog/archives/2008/12/03/what_is_happening_in_canada.html
but that was before the gov general went along with suspending Parliament. Wow.