Category Archives: America

Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas

In the last five years, Justice Clarence Thomas hasn’t spoken a word from the bench during arguments, which has led Stephen Colbert to comment “the man is a rock…in that he could be replaced by a rock and I’m not … Continue reading

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Privatization of American intelligence

I was digging around the internet (primarily wikipedia) for some dirt on the big management consulting firms, like McKinsey, and Booz. I learned that McKinsey was on a project with the Minneapolis public school board where they tried to “coerce … Continue reading

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Entrapped ?

Don’t know if you guys have been following these series of recent cases, where, apparently the FBI is arresting “homegrown terrorists” employing questionable “sting operations”. If you go through some of the links below you can see a pattern emerging … Continue reading

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Moving rightwards in the US?

Now that the Republicans have control of the house, have the Tea Party histrionics been, more or less, able to exploit the uncertain economic and political environment? A few days back I was listening to Slavoj Zizek talk  about the … Continue reading

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Nakir Zaik, once again!

Sisters and brothers, On your busy Friday morning if you failed to notice this piece of news, here is one more chance. In fact, I was able to dig up the video from youtube containing the objectionable part: (around 6:25) … Continue reading

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Oil spills part of life (or the lack of it) here.

From the NYT again: BODO, Nigeria — Big oil spills are no longer news in this vast, tropical land. The Niger Delta, where the wealth underground is out of all proportion with the poverty on the surface, has endured the … Continue reading

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Physics in Iran

Today I attended a talk by the renowned string theorist Dr. Farhad Ardalan on  “Physics in Iran”. He was recently in news for having his visa denied by the US consulate in Bern, Switzerland, which prevented him from attending the … Continue reading

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