Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The good news for Sept. 10, 2008

First off, I'd like to take an admittedly somewhat self-referential moment to note that, at some point this evening, this blog will roll over the 20,000 total hits count - and that, frankly, kind of amazes me. I've been up and running for just over a year now, and have a pretty local slant, so enjoying that kind of readership is pretty damn cool. So, thanks very much!

Onward, though: another round-up of the articles and items that have caught my attention today. Captivating! Thrilling! Seriously, though, I think they're worth a read:
  • [Architecture 2030] In case you needed further proof that the "Drill, baby, drill!" set are lunatics, here's a handy graph regarding just how much (or in this case, little) impact offshore drilling in the US would have on oil production and usage.
  • [New York Times] Speaking of drilling, apparently "Government officials handling billions of dollars in oil royalties improperly engaged in sex with employees of energy companies they were dealing with and received numerous gifts from them." Yeehaw!
  • [Business Week] OMG! An article that actually details the candidate's stands on a particular issue, without going into any of the ad hominem nonsense that seems so popular these days.
  • [McClatchy] Surprise, surprise, the new McCain ad that attacks Obama for allegedly supporting "explicit sex ed" for kindergarten children is a big fat lie.
  • [The Guardian] A really informative and interesting article about how richer countries tend to take terrible advantage of the food resources of those countries most in need.

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