PMMJ (cheetahmaster) wrote,

"I think the US is notably unskilful in our communications and our public diplomacy."
-Secretary Donald Rumsfeld

"In other words, the public may detest the news media, but not as much as it detests congressmen, masters of the universe, and their health-insurance providers. This isn't much of a silver lining, but it's something, I suppose."
-Howard Kurtz (good read today.)

Republicans seek to decimate funding for public broadcasting. (Courtesy Ocho, since I totally forgot to post this last week.)

BBC report on American generosity overseas.

* "US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has acknowledged that security in Iraq has not improved statistically since Saddam Hussein's fall in 2003."
* Huh. Kurdish officials sanction abductions across Kirkuk, in an effort to cement their power.
* Watching the EU unravel.
* Argentina scraps military amnesty laws.
* Al Franken for senator?
* New probe into firings by Ehrlich's administration.
* Residents of Silver Spring fear "Bethesdafication."
* College admissions would change dramatically if race wasn't considered (courtesy Nimue.)
* Man, I wonder why fewer people are applying to military academies.
* A newly-discovered European civilization so old, it doesn't have a name yet. (Courtesy Ocho.)
* "Two geese in the park are cute - 1,000 geese are not so cute."
* Second Mars radar boom deployed. No ghosts found yet.
* Touch screens help patients with dementia.
* The tourists of Chernobyl.
* The tabloid tale, told through the art of the photograph.
* Entertainment Weekly makes some Emmy suggestions.

BBC overview of Warren Jeffs and the FLDS controversy.

Universal ponders what went wrong with Cinderella Man.

The art and artifact of the mix tape.
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