Gerry Canavan

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Friday Friday Friday

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Friday Friday Friday.

* People are once again rediscovering what everybody used to know: the purpose of torture is to extract false confessions, not gather actionable intelligence. In this case, the torture appears to have been directed towards “finding” a connection between Iraq and al Qaeda with regard to 9/11—part of a much larger process of manipulation and outright fabrication that we’ve long known leads directly through the Office of the Vice President. See also: MyDD and Attackerman. There’s no easy way for Obama to deal with the sordid legacy of the Bush administration, but there’s no way to sweep it under the rug. I still think a truth and reconciliation commission is the most politically feasible model for this, but if not that, prosecutions; it’s got to be one or the other.

* I knew I wouldn’t do anything productive this morning until I beat all 35 levels of Minim. And lo, the prophecy was true. (Level 23 was the one that took real thinking.)

* In 2002, rogue NASA interns stole millions of dollars in moon rocks. This is the untold story of how they did it.

* The other environmental apocalypse: The Center for Biological Diversity has sued to EPA to take action over ocean acidification.

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May 15, 2009 at 5:19 pm

If the Band You’re In Starts Playing Different Tunes

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Today’s chilling vision of postmodernity (via Gravity Lens): Polka Floyd. It’s been forever since a band affected me like this.

Warning: After this nothing will ever be the same.

Brain Damage/Eclipse
We Don’t Need No Education
Dark Side of the Moon medley

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January 23, 2008 at 1:22 pm