"No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are, what the government is actually doing is worse than you imagine." - - - William Blum

May 02, 2008

Bits and Pieces for the Week of April 27 - May 3

"Obama has received twice as much money as Hillary Clinton has from donors who supported other candidates in the Democratic race." (7 of 6)

Here's a great consequence of the gas price crisis: Prius sales, in April, were the 11th highest in the auto industry. Also, the year-over-year increase in Prius sales was the highest of all new cars. (Mike)

I found this story absolutely amazing: Scientists have found a direct link between the frozen remains of a man found in a glacier in northern B.C. and 17 people living in B.C., Yukon and Alaska... "The connection to the people," said Al Mackie, an archaeologist on the project, "how they know his clan, how they know who his relatives are, that's amazing. You just don't get that in archaeology. It never happens." (7 of 6)

If Hillary wins the Democratic nomination Bill's only job should be backroom deals and public handshaker. NBC News political director, Chuck Todd, made some valid points: “It’s fascinating: Nobody’s been a bigger victim of the so-called YouTube moments than Bill Clinton,” Todd said. “I think Bill Clinton was woefully unprepared for 21st Century media.” (7 of 6)

Oh yeah, remember the bu$h war: 4 U.S. soldiers killed in Baghdad attack "The attacks raised the monthly U.S. death toll to at least 44, making it the deadliest since September... In all, at least 4,056 members of the U.S. military have died since the Iraq war started in March 2003..." (7 of 6)

Seems a bit sooner than expected. "North Pole Could Be Ice Free in 2008" (7 of 6)

What Justice Department? "CIA tactics given legal cover... Justice Department letters say interrogation rules may not bind U.S." The days of checks and balances are just an afterthougt in bu$hworld. (7 of 6)

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