wednesday reading list

“I have decided next year I will not seek a fifth Congressional term

~ Rep. Michele Bachmann

Before al-Qaeda could pop their non-alcoholic champagne to celebrate the end of US drone strikes, the US resumed drone strikes in Pakistan with a lethal attack.

Wasted, lost, or victorious, Argentina’s decade under Kirchner rule shows the trend of Clinton or Bush-like dynasties in democracies around the world.

Rational people believe in conspiracy theories but can’t acknowledge that Jesus buried the dinosaur bones 5,000 years ago to trick the weakest believers.

Love literature? Major in something else. Need to learn a second language? Learn computer coding instead. Education is not about following your dreams.

That frightful day is approaching when we will pine for the reasonable administration of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.


wednesday reading list

“One man alone can be pretty dumb sometimes, but for real bona fide stupidity, there ain’t nothin’ can beat teamwork.”

~ Edward Abbey

The Atlantic Wire gives Time magazine some well-deserved grief for adding to the body of work on the “me” generation with a baby-boomer brunch talk piece (paywall) on Generation X.

Reminding us why balance of power exists, Argentine courts have declared that the government cannot prevent people from publishing/knowing the actual rate of inflation in the country by only permitting the dispersal of official statistics.

Spending millions of dollars against the much wealthier Saudis on a proxy war, the Syrian Civil War is becoming Iran’s Vietnam.

Stephen Pearlstein of the Washington Post argues that, although it has suffered damages to its reputation in recent months, austerity is necessary for reform.

Forget illegal immigrants, smart machines are our future job-stealers and this time they’ll be taking the ones that we want to do.

following the bloodbath of the syrian civil war

We have become so accustomed to watching genocides unfold before our eyes that sometimes we forget, or find ourselves unable, to take notice. This post is to help those people who just need a little help in following the carnage so that, insha’Allah, we never have to see death on this scale again. The odds are against us.

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