Gerry Canavan

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Monday Morning Links

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* The line on Obama’s jobs plan from establishment bloggers is that Obama’s new mode is “no compromise.” We’ll see. At the very least we could get another wonderful debt ceiling clash out of all this, allowing my beloved debt ceiling alignment chart another chance to go truly viral.

* Two David Graeber interviews at Louisville’s Radical Lending Library and Democracy Now! (at ~23 minutes).

* The questions we don’t ask: Science Lags as Health Problems Emerge Near Gas Fields. Thanks for the link, Fiona…

* And the questions we do: A class-action lawsuit was filed Thursday against a prominent Baltimore medical institute, accusing it of knowingly exposing black children as young as a year old to lead poisoning in the 1990s as part of a study exploring the hazards of lead paint. (via)

* And Netflix utterly determined to destroy itself. Unbelievable.

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  1. If you revise the Debt Ceiling chart, you might put Jerry Nadler in the Lawful Good category. He proposed a bill to remove the debt ceiling called the Full Faith and Credit Act, and discussed it on “Up Yours With Chris Hayes” yesterday.

    Alex Chaffee

    September 19, 2011 at 10:34 am

    • I have that show on DVR but haven’t checked it out yet. Was it good?


      September 19, 2011 at 11:55 am

      • I was pretty impressed. It was a lot like PoliSciFi Radio — a bunch of smart liberals (and one conservative) chatting about politics in a relaxed and friendly setting. The best part was the Rachel+Chris chemistry — it’s like, “Get a room!”

        Alex Chaffee

        September 19, 2011 at 12:12 pm

  2. The Netflix thing really pisses me off. I grumbled and groused all through the recent price hike — which effectively doubled my monthly fees for a increasingly lesser product — but I stuck around and didn’t even change my current plan. But I’m seriously eying the door right now. That they’re splitting the company like this was already bad — no integration, just separate sites and two bills instead of one — but that they’re framing it as “We heard your complaints about the price increases, and here’s what we’re doing to fix that” is just insulting.


    September 19, 2011 at 11:11 am

    • It does seem like a deliberate attempt to destroy the company. Hard to understand.


      September 19, 2011 at 11:56 am

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