Merchants of Doubt: the Film and the Book That Inspired It

Merchants of Doubt

In the summer of 1990 I briefly worked as a temporary secretary at the Leo Burnett ad agency in the Chicago Loop. Tobacco giant Philip Morris was one of Burnett’s valued clients, and I remember being told that I should run instantly to find an appropriate account representative whenever there was a call from Philip …

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Climate Change Yoga

  [To hear Doctress Netuopia read her poem, click the above link.] Yoginis and Yogis time for a meditation on breath and the global carbon cycle. Get seated into easy pose—sukhasana. Sit down on your sitz bones as you straighten your spine while extending the crown your head up into the smog. Take a moment …

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Occupy movement bugged by corporations

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TIMLIBERT.ME An analysis of 100 Occupy websites by Tim Limbert shows 99 are insecure. Most are hosting tracking bugs by Google, Twitter, and Facebook which are designed to collect information on visitors. Since these are US corporations, activist data is vulnerable to government data-mining. At OTC, to be in full compliance with Limbert’s suggestions we …

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Has our library made a deal with the corporate devil?

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OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN With much fanfare Pima County Public Library (PCPL) announced last year that its patrons can now download a limited selection of books for use on Amazon.com’s Kindle e-readers. There’s just one catch: Amazon will keep track of what you are reading, when you are reading it, and will keep any notes you …

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My thwarted attempt to tell of Libor shenanigans

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FINANCIAL TIMES This is a good, short article we found behind the Financial Times subscription wall. Google has cached the article which we excerpt below, and which emphasizes that the LIBOR manipulation has been going on for decades. The important point to take away from this is that top executives of financial firms (Bob Diamond, …

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