Gerry Canavan

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Wednesday Links: Breaking Bad, Divine Justice, Fake Vaccines, and More

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* Just got an email alert from CNN: there appear to have been another set of terror attacks in Mumbai. Very sad news.

* Drug trials in Africa show two AIDS prevention drugs are apparently successful in preventing the spread of the disease.

* And the inevitable dark reflection of the previous link: The headline reads, “CIA used a fake vaccination campaign in hunt for Bin Laden.”

* Justice is sweet: News Corp. has lost $7B in the last four days, shareholders are furious, and Lautenberg is joining the call for DOJ and SEC investigations into Murdoch’s empire.

* ThinkProgress: Meet The Indonesian Workers Who Make Your Nikes.

* Reduce the deficit by stopping building pointless superweapons we can never use.

* Premature victory lap watch: Obama for America raked in $86 million for the last quarter, crushing the GOP. The bulk of the money came from small donors.

* Chuck Klosterman: Why AMC’s Breaking Bad beats Mad MenThe Sopranos, and The Wire.

* And RSA Animate explains why there’s no empathy in Heaven, or in Utopia:

The Places We Live

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‘The Places Ee Live’: sounds and images of slums in Caracas, Nairobi, Jakarta, and Mumbai.

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January 28, 2009 at 3:38 pm

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Huffington Post reports that Indian security forces have killed the last gunman in Mumbai, putting an end to the multi-day crisis. Cynical-C linked to the BBC’s timeline of the attacks, and the New York Times coverage has been fairly good as well. The photo above comes from The Big Picture, which has some really striking photos.

The big question now seems to be the extent of Pakistan’s involvement in the attacks, with varying reports all over. If Pakistan (or Pakistan’s security apparatus, acting under its own authority) was involved, that will have very far-reaching consequences for the next few years.

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November 29, 2008 at 12:46 pm

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The MetaFilter thread is, as usual, as good a source as any for information on the ongoing Mumbai terror attacks. A good and true comment from early on: “Twitter is coming of age here.” Very true.

The Wikipedia page has done a good job compiling specific information on the attacks.

Horrible day.

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November 27, 2008 at 3:38 am

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