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The sun ain’t gonna shine anymore

The Walker Brothers:

I get along without you

Chet Baker:

By Odd Man Out

Picture those poor blogging fools who thought Arianna Huffington would compensate them for having worked for nothing to help make her another fortune. More here.

Virtually Speaking tonight

Monday, April 2 | 9 pm eastern | 6 am pacific |Virtually Speaking A-Z | Jay Ackroyd and Stuart Zechman discuss state lotteries as public finance and as part of American consumer culture. Recorded earlier in the day. Follow @Stuart_Zechman @JayAckroyd Listen on BTR

The last throes of Mercury retrograde

So last week I was having a very bad echo on my old iPhone and when I called the ATT tech support, they told me it was my phone. I went to the ATT store and got a new iPhone for $1 and took it home. Now the echo problem is even worse. I called tech support again and now I’m told, “Our engineers were not able to reproduce the problem, so that points to equipment.”

“This is like when a doctor says nothing shows up on the tests, so you’re not sick,” I told her. “It doesn’t mean there’s nothing wrong, it means you didn’t find it.”

So now I’m going to cancel the ATT contract and hope against hope that I can find another carrier that won’t cause so much aggravation. Anyone have any recommendations?


General strike, May 1st:

Occupy supporters and members of the 99% are being urged to stay away from workplaces, walk out of school, refuse to perform domestic labor and refuse to purchase any goods. Without participating in capitalism, there are a variety of ways we can take care of each other using mutual aid: Folks are encouraged to set up mobile street kitchens, free stores and free medical clinics, as well as occupy their schools and workplaces and make their goods and services available to all who need them. A general strike is the people’s opportunity to prove that while capitalism and the state require our complacency to function, we do not need them to survive.

Take a chance on me

Love this Occupy video!

Stuxnet virus

Richard Clarke says the U.S. was behind it – and why it was a disaster.

The war on women continues

In Wisconsin:

GRAND CHUTE — A homemade explosive device placed outside a Planned Parenthood clinic on Sunday ignited a fire that caused minor damage to an examination room.

Police today continue to investigate after the fire at the clinic at 3800 N. Gillett St.

Firefighters were called Sunday about 7:40 p.m. to check an alarm and in turn contacted police. The device, which had been placed on an outside windowsill, exploded and ignited a small fire that burned out prior to the arrival of firefighters.

The Ryan budget

God, how I hate the Beltway establishment that’s anointed this little pissant as some kind of public intellectual. He’s just another trickle-down enthusiast, and we all know what trickles down:

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