"The FT's Martin Wolf does not believe in peak oil"* digby:
"The United States of Kafka strikes again. Here's yet another story of unspeakable horrors at the hands of Americans against some Algerian nobody who was the victim of a bad translation."read the rest - and remember that they sent sibel's translator friend kevin down to gitmo when they knew that he was proficient in neither english nor any of the target languages.
"I don't know if this Choicepoint thing helped the PAN steal the Mexican election but it certainly looks as if it's another case of "you'd better win by a huge margin because if it's close enough to steal, the right will steal it." These are the new rules. Get used to it."to quote palast: vote: make them steal it.
in a different universe, all these close elections would be evidence that democracy really does work, and that political parties really do fine-tune their platforms as they compete to get 50% +1 of the publics approval. or at least 50% +1 of the voters approval (in australia we have compulsory voting, which i heartily recommend, despite the obvious).