Daily Archives: May 31, 2009

Does Frank Gehry care about this?

I wonder: “Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry and Jean Nouvel are among architects singled out by US-based organisation Human Rights Watch for the ‘abuse and severe exploitation’ of construction labourers occurring on their projects at Abu Dhabi’s luxury Saadiyat Island development. … Continue reading

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In addition to being a heartless bastard

Arnold can’t do math: “In the short-term, expenditure reductions in any of these programs (CalWORKS, etc.) have significant implications for the state economy. The multiplier effects for these programs are found to range between 1.05 and 1.44, meaning that output … Continue reading

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Welcome back, Domestic Terrorism

And at a church, no less. “KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) – A Kansas doctor who was a controversial provider of so-called ‘late-term’ abortions was shot and killed at his church on Sunday, local media reported. “The Wichita Eagle newspaper reported … Continue reading

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Our Arnold helps the poor get poorer

Fuck California: “Consider this partial list of the governor’s proposed cuts to health and humans services: · Elimination of the CalWORKs program; · Elimination of the Healthy Families Program; · Eliminating certain Medi-Cal state-only programs; · Elimination of community based … Continue reading

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Michelle Howard: American Hero

“While the facts surrounding the kidnapping and rescue of the Maersk Alabama Captain Richard Phillips have been widely reported, less well-known is that ship which saved him was commanded by a black woman, Rear Admiral Michelle Howard. “Howard received the … Continue reading

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