Category Archives: Development

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Mishra versus Ferguson

Lord Niall demands satisfaction, with Tom Buchanan as his second.

http://www.lrb.co.uk/v33/n21/pankaj-mishra/watch-this-man

sure ain’t quetzalcoatl

if you’re not getting paid, who is?

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Worlds Collide in a Luxury Suite

Some Thoughts on the IMF, Global Injustice, and a Stranger on a Train
By Rebecca Solnit

How can I tell a story we already know too well? Her name was Africa. His was France. He colonized her, exploited her, silenced her, and even decades after it was supposed to have ended, still acted with a high hand in resolving her affairs in places like Côte d’Ivoire, a name she had been given because of her export products, not her own identity.

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This is a Loans Officer in Eldoret, recovering a Cow from a “Member” who defaulted on his “Cow Loan”. Or ”maziwa Loan!!!!!!

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meanwhile in helmand province

guys

u.s. afghan policy is losing its cowboys. gone the death-metal-blasting, sun-glasses-wearing, horizon-leveling fury. now, tea with clansmen, bivouacing among villagers, and fostering long-haul “trust;” the soldier as armed anthropologist? at the same time, guys in nevada are console game assassins, triggering airborne drones thousands of miles away, then driving home.
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here’s the embed’s view (click on previous link!) and here’s what the war looks like from the sky:

meanwhile in south dakota

simon says

MIT economist Simon Johnson’s overview of the state of the “recovery” here

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the GM diet

davidsmith

The following diet and health program was developed for employees and dependents of General Motors, Inc. and is intended for their exclusive use. This program was developed in conjunction with a grant from U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration. It was field tested at the Johns Hopkins Research Centre and was approved for distribution by the Board of Directors, General Motors Corp. at a general meeting on August 15, 1985. General Motors Corp. wholly endorses this program and is making it available to all employees and families. This program will be available at all General Motors Food Service Facilities. It is management’s intention to facilitate a wellness and fitness program for everyone.

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