All Further Articles for 2010-08-19

Thursday, August 19, 2010
Violating A Social Contract
Unemployment has reached a nine-month high , exceeding all forecasts. A tragedy, a travesty.
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God Has A Plan for Your Life But First You Need An Open-Burning Ordinance
The no doubt Marxist, Muslim officials of Gainesville, Fla. have denied a bonfire permit to the so-called Dove World Outreach Center, which plans a "Burn A Quran Day" to mark the anniversary of 9/11 and "stand against the evil of Islam." The Church, which doesn't like gay people either, says "WE WILL STILL BURN KORANS," because nothing bespeaks the love of God like a little book burning. Here are ten reasons why. And here's their Facebook page.
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Follow the Money
Fox News' parent company's $1 million gift to the Republican Governors' Association was big enough news it was covered by every media outlet except, inexplicably, Fox. It's also sorrowful confirmation that, no thanks to the Supreme Court, we have lost the battle to corporations. The Democrats were so pissed they wrote Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. to request a disclaimer for Fox election "reporting." Jon Stewart made memorable Glenn Beck-esque hay as well.
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Would You Like A Suicide Net With That iPhone?
The Taiwanese company that makes hardware for Apple and other electronic giants is holding rallies at its factories in the wake of multiple suicides by workers felled by low pay and brutal conditions. Foxconn Technology Group, which admits it's been "blinded by our success," also offered pay raises - but left previously installed suicide nets in place, just in case. Apple says it's not a sweatshop. A pretty great video on evil Steve Jobs makes us wonder. "Basically, what Foxconn needs to do is treat its workers like decent human beings and pay them a decent wage. It's not rocket science."
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Wednesday, August 18, 2010
"Mission Accomplished" to "New Dawn"
After seven-plus years, one trillion dollars, the loss of 4,400 American and hundreds of thousands of Iraqi lives, the media widely reported the "last" U.S. combat brigade has left that devastated country. Alarmingly, even federal officials were more candid about calling it what it was - a "historic moment," with a shiny new moniker and a lot of 'but's. We'd add: It's a long-overdue step in a grievous process that should never have begun. "This is a transition. This is not the end of something. It's a transition to something different." - US State Dept. spokesman Philip Crowley
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