October 9th, 2009

News

more to be added later

"US President Barack Obama has been awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. The Nobel Committee said he won it for 'his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and co-operation between peoples.'The committee highlighted Mr. Obama's efforts to support international bodies and promote nuclear disarmament."

Also: Was he rewarded for his worldview?

[EDIT: Glen Greenwald.]
[EDIT: MGK explains why he should decline it.]

News

Old Bay, the Moonies, and urban renewal

FRIDAY NEWS CATCH-UP:
* This morning, we crashed stuff into the Moon because that's how NASA rolls.
* A plan to revive America's cities.
* 'More women than men dismissed from military for being gay.'
* And illegal firearms sales at gun shows continue.
* Interesting. Changes may be in store for the Moonies as the father hands over the reins to his son.
* 'Pacific Ocean dead zone in Northwest may be irreversible.'
* New Showtime comedy about an American remaking (and ruining) of a British comedy.
* Lame: MD university system to come up with rules governing the use of pornographic movies. Slippery slope, folks.
* Hmmm. Sneak pics from the Clash of the Titans remake.
* Old Bay is love.