Jan 28, 2012

George Soros: How to Save the Euro

New York Review of Books
My new book, Financial Turmoil in Europe and the United States, tries to explain and, to the extent possible, predict the outcome of the euro crisis. It follows the same pattern as my other books: it contains an updated version of my conceptual approach and the application of that approach to a particular situation, and it presents a real-time experiment to test the validity of my interpretation. Its account is not complete because the crisis is still ongoing.

Jan 26, 2012

Ron Paul Rejects Evolution Too : Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Ron Paul Rejects Evolution Too : Dispatches from the Creation Wars
Posted on: August 25, 2011 9:16 AM, by Ed Brayton

Here's a video of Ron Paul being asked about evolution at a townhall meeting. There are two things that are interesting about it. First, he uses the old "it's a theory" line as if that casts some doubt on evolution. This is based on the false notion that a theory is a stepping stone to becoming something else once it's well supported.

Second, how he turns totally spineless at the end and invokes the "we don't have absolute truth on this yet" notion. Absolutely irrelevant. Does evolution explain the evidence well or not? Of course it does. That's really all that matters.

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Jan 19, 2012

"V means Vladimir, V means victory."

Youth Don White Gloves for Putin | News | The Moscow Times

Youth Don White Gloves for Putin

With white gloves, pro-Kremlin activists illustrating the slogan “V means Vladimir, V means victory”
It's the white glove vs. the white ribbon.
Pro-Kremlin youth groups announced Thursday that they would adopt a white glove as their symbol at a series of rallies intended to counter anti-Kremlin rallies over alleged vote fraud at the Dec. 4 State Duma elections.
Many of the 40,000 to 60,000 disgruntled voters who rallied on Bolotnaya Ploshchad on Dec. 10 wore white ribbons as a symbol of their protest against election fraud.