Month: August 2008

Friday Linkzookery – 29 Aug 2008

Fighting intensifies in Pakistan’s Northwest If this isn’t out of control already, it’s close. U.S. to Hand Over Security Duties in Anbar to Iraqi Forces If this isn’t under control already, it’s close. We’ll see if things hold as US troops pull back. 11 headless bodies found near Mexico graveyard Why we’re not more concerned […]


I’ve got to admit that I don’t know a whole lot about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and am not ready to offer an opinion either way on whether the choice is a good one policy-wise or not, but I do think that McCain sure selected a lot more of a “hope and change” VP candidate […]

Energy Transmission Woes

Wind Energy Bumps Into Power Grid’s Limits When the builders of the Maple Ridge Wind farm spent $320 million to put nearly 200 wind turbines in upstate New York, the idea was to get paid for producing electricity. But at times, regional electric lines have been so congested that Maple Ridge has been forced to […]

Totten on Georgia

The Truth About Russia in Georgia Virtually everyone believes Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili foolishly provoked a Russian invasion on August 7, 2008, when he sent troops into the breakaway district of South Ossetia. “The warfare began Aug. 7 when Georgia launched a barrage targeting South Ossetia,” the Associated Press reported over the weekend in typical […]

So what?

Deported Mexicans face shattered lives Over the past five years, deportations from the U.S. to Mexico have jumped 60 percent. As the AP observes, many of those caught up in the immigration crackdown have few ties to their “native” land. So we’re clear, I don’t care one whit about ties or no ties or whatever. […]