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

January 20, 2012

Bits and Pieces for the Week of January 15 - 21

Man dying of cancer wishes his wife "happy birthday". (Mike)

The "one-space" vs. "two-space" controversy. (Mike)

Military drones are much more expensive, more likely to fail, and deadlier than you might think.  (Mike)

"...ALEC bills itself as the nation’s largest bipartisan legislative membership organization, dedicated to the advancement of “federalism” and “Jeffersonian ideals.” In reality, ALEC is a conduit through which roughly 2,000 state legislators (almost all Republicans) are paired with legions of lobbyists representing more than 300 of the nation’s top corporations... ALEC holds three major conferences each year for member lawmakers, lobbyists and member “think tanks.” At the end of such conferences, member lawmakers carry pieces of ALEC “model legislation” to their home assemblies for introduction..." (7 of 6)

Why Obama deserves, and the U.S. needs, a second Obama term. (Mike)

In racist Arizona, the Tea Party's agenda continues to attack the Mexican-American studies (MAS) program. Unfortunately, it doesn't stop at classroom studies. "As part of the state-mandated termination of its ethnic studies program, the Tucson Unified School District released an initial list of books to be banned from its schools today." Including, Shakespeare’s play “The Tempest.” More banned books, "Rethinking Columbus: The Next 500 Years", "Pedagogy of the Oppressed", "Occupied America: A History of Chicanos", "Chicano!: The History of the Mexican Civil Rights Movement", "500 Years of Chicano History in Pictures", "Critical Race Theory". More from Blog for Arizona. (7 of 6)

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