Tom Friedman writes about how Michigan automakers and Toyota have consistently fought against rises in auto emissions standards. What Friedman doesn’t get is what he calls empty-barrel politics — or the practice by Detroit automakers of constantly fighting against higher and higher MPG standards, even though they have been brought to the verge of bankruptcy by those standards.
October 4, 2007 archive
Oct 04 2007
Just a reminder! If you have ANYTHING to say about the horrific oppression, repression and slaughter of innocents in Burma/Myanmar, say it tomorrow.
Free Burma! International Bloggers’ Day for Burma on the 4th of October. It’s what the graphic in our upper right hand corner is about…and tomorrow we will have the banner up below ours. It’s nice that the colors match so well!
International bloggers are preparing an action to support the peaceful revolution in Burma. We want to set a sign for freedom and show our sympathy for these people who are fighting their cruel regime without weapons. These Bloggers are planning to refrain from posting to their blogs on October 4 and just put up one Banner then, underlined with the words “Free Burma!”.
The call to not post on the 4th is great for smaller or individual blogs, but I think we can do more to help by writing whatever we can about Burma.
Please help if you can.
Oct 04 2007
I KNOW it’s not politics, but my head needed some clearing today and so I thought the kids and I would build the faeries a new home. Since winter is approaching, now is the time to hunt and gather like all the other critters around here, plus the yard needed cleaning and it’s a perfect way to pick up the debris laying around and make it useful. We chose one of our Oak trees as the back drop, it has a rock circle around it and the circle contained our spring flowers that have now become weeds…..
Oct 04 2007
This is worth yelling louder:
BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) – Residents of Iraq’s southern city of Basra have begun strolling riverfront streets again after four years of fear, their city much quieter since British troops withdrew from the grand Saddam Hussein-era Basra Palace.
Political assassinations and sectarian violence continue, some city officials say, but on a much smaller scale than at any time since British troops moved into the city after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion.