07 September 2012 @ 02:06 pm
Climate change, your cellphone, and eating Japanese  
* It's not a cellphone, it's a tracking device.
* Interesting: learning lessons from Japan in the war on obesity.
* Parsing out the president's acceptance speech. Good read.
* Obama puts the spotlight on dealing with climate change.
* Comparing the words used at the conventions.
* Wonder why you didn't hear about any protests at the conventions?
* Follow-up about those auto industry bailouts...
* The big winners of the summer box office. Also, Bob Mondello looks ahead to the fall movie lineup.

PMMJ: Newscheetahmaster on September 7th, 2012 07:54 pm (UTC)
"And it brought attention to a curious fact about the 2012 Republican ticket: Ryan and Mitt Romney have the least foreign-policy and national-security experience of any ticket, for either party, in the 10 presidential campaigns I've covered. (As Michael Cohen pointed out in Foreign Policy, they have the least overseas experience of any ticket since Thomas Dewey and Earl Warren in 1948.)"
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Selkiselki on September 8th, 2012 05:11 am (UTC)
Another trumped-up "war" (this one on obesity). Easy to tout stats on waistlines ... where are the accompanying stats on suicides, anorexia/bulemia, people who quit/are pushed out of jobs by their employers, depression, etc. I'm glad the article at least *mentions* things like public transit/walking, though it infathomably doesn't focus on that sort of thing. Of course it's easier to wave a flag to shame people "for their own good" than to tackle incentives to make societies healthier.