Monday, February 16, 2009

Friday, February 13, 2009

for andante

because i've only just recently discovered barry carl and any excuse to blog about it will do...

Saturday, February 07, 2009

funny pictures of cats with captions

Argentina's Economic Collapse

It's in Spanish, but there are subtitles.

Documentary on the events that led to the economic collapse of Argentina in 2001 which wiped out the middle class and raised the level of poverty to 57.5%. Central to the collapse was the implementation of neo-liberal policies which enabled the swindle of billions of dollars by foreign banks and corporations. Many of Argentina's assets and resources were shamefully plundered. Its financial system was even used for money laundering by Citibank, Credit Suisse, and JP Morgan. The net result was massive wealth transfers and the impoverishment of society which culminated in many deaths due to oppression and malnutrition. Official name: Memoria del Saqueo by Fernando Solanas 2003.

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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

funny pictures of dogs with captions

[to be blogrolled,

when i eventually get a round tuit]

found as a result of blogroll amnesty day:

Truthfully, there really *aren't* all that many blogs smaller than mine,

especially since I haven't been blogging much since last year's Blogroll Amnesty Day, having devoted many of my online hours to researching, and writing about, single payer national health insurance, aka Medicare for all, aka HR 676.

However, it's not right to just let the day slide by without making some kind of effort, since I approve of it in principle. The rulez this year are to find 5 blogs smaller than yours [ha!] and link to them. Ok, since it's largely Mustang Bobby's fault that I first started following blogs, I'll steal from him.

Boatboy has been a regular commenter at some of the blogs I follow, plus he's here in Florida, plus he's into boats, plus he's got a cat, plus he's politically to the right of me [not all that hard to do, almost everybody is politically to the right of me], so he gets all 5 of my links this year.