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14 August 2010 @ 12:08 pm
Immigration, Afghanistan, and the Sex Pistols  
* Good read: the state of the war in Afghanistan.
* Great read: why employers are having problems filling jobs despite the recession. (Courtesy selki.)
* Dispelling the 'anchor baby' myths.
* Why the FDA needs to get tougher about drug safety.
* Wow. A scary pic of the Russian fires.
* Five interesting facts about Ramadan.
* "The new silk road is made of iron."
* Taking a collaborative approach towards treating Alzheimer's.
* Recovering the century-old scotch from the Shackleton expedition.
* Why some female musicians choose to perform in character.

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Tarsustarsus4 on August 14th, 2010 06:47 pm (UTC)
Great read: why employers are having problems filling jobs despite the recession.

I read that article last week; it's so blatantly anti-industry it's disgusting (the few comments that try to point out the alternative viewpoint get blown off as shills).
Selki: waveselki on August 15th, 2010 03:59 am (UTC)
Too bad the WSJ article it was responding to was so blatantly pro-industry it was disgusting. If the WSJ had been more fair and balanced to begin with, Naked Capitalism wouldn't have had to point out the other interpretations that didn't just blame the workers.
PMMJ: Possecheetahmaster on August 16th, 2010 02:35 pm (UTC)
^-- This.
PMMJ: Newscheetahmaster on August 14th, 2010 07:24 pm (UTC)
credit where it is due
"The campaign against this mosque is one of the ugliest and most odious controversies in some time. It's based purely on appeals to base fear and bigotry. There are no reasonable arguments against it, and the precedent that would be set if its construction were prevented - equating Islam with Terrorism, implying 9/11 guilt for Muslims generally, imposing serious restrictions on core religious liberty - are quite serious. It was Michael Bloomberg who first stood up and eloquently condemned this anti-mosque campaign for what it is, but Obama's choice to lend his voice to a vital and noble cause is a rare demonstration of principled, politically risky leadership. It's not merely a symbolic gesture, but also an important substantive stand against something quite ugly and wrong. This is an act that deserves pure praise."