Gerry Canavan

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Monday Night Links

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* Why we need a death penalty for corporations: BP is known to have skimped on safety devices to save money and is now alleged by one of its employees to have drilled deeper than the depth allowed by law.

* Related: Schwarzenegger cancels California offshore drilling project. Current estimates say it will take three months to contain the spill; could this be enough to revive the environmental movement?

* Two on space exploration: “The Myth of the Starship” and “The Wealth of Constellations.”

* Wingnut watch: GOP’s Candidate for Gov In Minnesota Wants To Nullify All Federal Laws.

* “Under this view CIA drone pilots are liable to prosecution under the law of any jurisdiction where attacks occur for any injuries, deaths or property damage they cause,” Glazier continued. “But under the legal theories adopted by our government in prosecuting Guantánamo detainees, these CIA officers as well as any higher-level government officials who have authorized or directed their attacks are committing war crimes.”

* Can’t resist posting this one: Brain shuts off in response to healer’s prayer.

* Nihilo sanctum estne? Boing Boing has a trailer for a porn parody of the classic 1960s Batman TV show.

* Also at Boing Boing: Stephen Hawking’s instructions on how to build a time machine.

* And Feministe reports on news that if you wear tight jeans, you can’t be raped.

Friday Night Infodump #2

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More infodump.

* Tentherism goes even more mainstream.
* Republicans vs. America’s changing demographics.
* There’s another excerpt from Žižek’s First as Tragedy, Then as Farce online, this time at the London Review of Books.
* Why I Am Not A Catholic: “Catholic Church Says It Will Stop Charity Work If D.C. Passes Gay Marriage Law.” Steve Benen isn’t above quoting the Book of Matthew over this.
* In Obama’s America, people wear hats on their feet, hamburgers eat people, and criminals are tried in courts of law. I should note that Glenn Greenwald says this isn’t quite the big step forward it appears to be.
* What happened after Kelo vs. City of New London?
* Fantastic Mr. Fox reviews. Oh, to live in New York.

Written by gerrycanavan

November 14, 2009 at 5:59 am