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Rayne

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Blogger since 2002, political activist since 2003, FDL community member since 2005, geek since birth. Fan of science and technology, wannabe artist, decent cook, successful troublemaker and purveyor of challenging memetics whose genetics may be only nominally better. Assistant Editor at Firedoglake and Editor at The Seminal.
 
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About Me:
Blogger since 2002, political activist since 2003, FDL community member since 2005, geek since birth. Fan of science and technology, wannabe artist, decent cook, successful troublemaker and purveyor of challenging memetics whose genetics may be only nominally better. Assistant Editor at Firedoglake and Editor at The Seminal.

Snow Day Pointers for Mayor Wannabes

By: Wednesday February 2, 2011 7:05 pm

For all that is holy, be authentic at whatever you decide to do. Judges used to sitting in cushy offices might not be able to see through you, but voters can, and that’s what really matters. Here’s some pointers for you, laid out as simply as possible in terms you’ll understand.

Special FDL Book Salon Preview: Chat with FCIC’s Byron Georgiou about FCIC’s Report

By: Monday January 31, 2011 6:00 pm

Join us for a special FDL Book Salon tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. ET when FDL’s Ed Walker will host a live chat with Financial Crisis Inquiry Commissioner Byron Georgiou. They’ll be discussing the FCIC’s financial crisis report and take your questions on the same.

Egypt: Journos Detained by Military, Mubarak Calls for Talks [UPDATE]

By: Monday January 31, 2011 6:00 am

Tensions are mounting in Egypt:

About two hours before this post’s publication, six of Al Jazeera’s journalists in Egypt were apparently taken into custody by the Egyptian military, their equipment confiscated. Al Jazeera’s broadcast programming are still connected to several members of their team in Cairo, but they are not giving their names for security reasons. Al Jazeera now reports that their team members have been released but that their ability to report has been hampered by the loss of their equipment.

Holding Our Breath: Sunday Morning in Egypt Brings Rumors, Departures

By: Sunday January 30, 2011 6:23 am

This won’t be a big sweeping post about events unfolding in Egypt; it’ll be just enough to help you catch up this morning.

Rumors began after 1:00 a.m. EST that Hosni Mubarak had already fled to Sharm el-Sheikh in the Sinai Peninsula; rumors followed shortly thereafter that the Egyptian Army had moved into Sharm el-Sheikh as well. Such a move without the express consent of Israel would be a breach of the Camp David accords.

Win the Future? Win Our Children’s Food, Shelter, Safety First

By: Thursday January 27, 2011 5:00 pm

Given the avoidance of the economic crisis and its impact on American families in this week’s State of the Union speech, isn’t “winning the future” just a corporate branding exercise to differentiate America Inc. from India Ltd. and China Corp.?

80 Raids in One Day: Petraeus’ Questionable COIN in Afghanistan

By: Friday January 21, 2011 8:35 am

Why did Gen. David Petraeus send special ops folks out to conduct “more than 80 raids and other operations” inside a day’s time, according to Politico’s Morning Defense report Wednesday — that’s an insane number of raids for what should be relatively small working groups of individuals. Was it just because the weather was good?

Late Night: Their Average Salary Was $430,700

By: Thursday January 20, 2011 8:01 pm

You know what kind of value you are getting when you pay your mechanic or even your administrative assistant. Ask yourself exactly what kind of return on investment we’re getting for our TARP money by helping bail out an industry which pays so much for tanking the economy.

Partially Chinese Mother Is Only Partially Superior

By: Sunday January 16, 2011 7:00 pm

I will settle for partial Chinese mothering and an emotionally well-adjusted potential future pathologist.

Late Night: Solar Energy More Appealing to Business with New Model

By: Thursday January 6, 2011 8:00 pm

Until now businesses have been forced to rationalize capital expenditures on solar energy systems if they wanted to increase their use of solar energy. But thanks to SunEdison’s business model, businesses may be able to treat solar energy as an expense, just as they have with their traditional energy consumption.

Late Night: We Screwed Ourselves with Success

By: Thursday December 30, 2010 8:00 pm

We could comfort ourselves with the idea that this bankster-created economic crisis could have been far worse, had it not been for the success of the social safety net we’ve created since the Great Depression. But that’s just denial talking. We have to do something about this situation; while we cannot morally create any more pain for our fellow Americans, we surely must tell their stories.

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