allaboutgeorge + russia   18

Emptywheel’s Marcy Wheeler knows more than she tells, but she tells a lot - Columbia Journalism Review
Poor Paul Manafort is upset that somebody stole his iPods! It’s like, yeah, what, you know? You were witnessed in a meeting with an Apple device.

What if there’s nothing on those iPods except the Nickelback discography?

Then he should get the chair.
journalism  surveillance  politics  russia 
11 weeks ago by allaboutgeorge
The 5 Best Places to Live in 2100 – Future Human – Medium
Many Great Lake cities fit a similar mold: Duluth, Chicago, Cleveland. “Anywhere in the Great Lakes should be OK,” says Keenan.
chicago  cities  climate  climatechange  usa  alaska  russia  future  weather  newyork 
august 2018 by allaboutgeorge
Masha Gessen On Trump, Russia, and ‘How Pride Is Political’ | Village Voice
“I’m very much in favor of being alarmist in regards to Trump,” she says. “That’s quite different from conspiracy thinking.”
politics  storytelling  lgbt  elections  russia  power  congress 
june 2017 by allaboutgeorge
Twitter / HillaryClinton: Great to meet the strong & ...
Great to meet the strong & brave young women from , who refuse to let their voices be silenced in .
Russia  PussyRiot  from twitter_favs
april 2014 by allaboutgeorge
First Black Elected Official Defies Racism In Russia : NPR
"I wouldn't want them to say that I failed because I am black. So I must do well, very well." h/t
russia  from twitter
september 2010 by allaboutgeorge
A View from the East - Ta-Nehisi Coates - National - The Atlantic
"So no, we aren't the only people. And the only problem comes with needing to be." via
Russia  from twitter
june 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Slate: If the economy's stagnant, why are stocks up? The answer is disturbing. - By Daniel Gross - Slate Magazine
The rising U.S. stock market and a weak, slow-growing U.S. consumer sector aren't really in contradiction. Given the large-scale trends transforming the global economy—and the role of large U.S. companies in it—it may be possible to have a sustainable rally in American stocks without a sustainable rally by American consumers.
social  investing  economics  stocks  finance  jobs  usa  china  russia  globalization 
november 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Closing the 'Collapse Gap': the USSR was better prepared for collapse than the US | Energy Bulletin
My talk tonight is about the lack of collapse-preparedness here in the United States. I will compare it with the situation in the Soviet Union, prior to its collapse. The rhetorical device I am going to use is the "Collapse Gap" – to go along with the Nuclear Gap, and the Space Gap, and various other superpower gaps that were fashionable during the Cold War.
energy  usa  russia  war  oil  society  futurism 
december 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Op-Ed Columnist - Georgia on My Mind - Op-Ed - NYTimes.com
"[I]nnovation is now the only path to growth, prosperity, environmental sustainability and national security for America. But it is also an incredibly competitive world. Many information industries require that products be improved by 100 percent every 12 to 36 months, just for the company to stay in business."
innovation  creativity  usa  economics  russia  business  corporations  energy  security 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge
As Oil Giants Lose Influence, Supply Drops - NYTimes.com
“There is still a lot of oil to develop out there, which is why we don’t call this geological peak oil, especially in places like Venezuela, Russia, Iran and Iraq. What we have now is geopolitical peak oil.”
oil  energy  venezuela  russia  iran  iraq  politics  power  business  war  geography  environment 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Powells.com Interviews - David Benioff
"To me, the best storytellers these days tend to be genre writers, because so much literary fiction has drifted away from the idea of telling a story. Narrative fiction is often looked down upon."
story  fiction  russia  war  creativity  writing  authors  novels  books  shortstory 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Matthew Yglesias (June 22, 2008) - The Wrath of Khan (Culture)
"Mongol, a Russian-directed Mongolian-language film about the early life of Genghis Khan that I saw Friday night is kinda weird but also kinda awesome."
cinema  china  russia  germany  film  asia  history 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Lara Vapnyar’s Writing Mixes Food and Fiction - NYTimes.com
“Beginning writers often don’t give their characters enough particulars. Food is something that readers can understand.”
food  writing  creativity  aesthetics  russia  nyc  fiction  cooking 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Salon.com | Turn down that thermostat, permanently
"The most pressing decision facing the next U.S. president and Congress may be how best to accelerate the transition from a fossil-fuel-based energy system to a system based on climate-friendly energy alternatives."
oil  energy  usa  politics  elections  campaigns  2008  russia  iran  congress  president 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
BBC NEWS | Europe | Putin dismisses divorce rumours
"I have always reacted negatively to those who with their snotty noses and erotic fantasies prowl into others' lives."
russia  sex  politics  relationships  media  journalism 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
a sense of face: the acht brothers, 1891
"[S]omehow in meeting people, in talking to them, i feel as though i gather up pieces of myself that i didn’t know were there, in some measure unraveling essential truths about who i am and where i am from."
judaism  family  history  israel  russia  identity  genocide  memory  story  relationships 
september 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Nicholas Eberstadt - America the Fertile - washingtonpost.com
"Whatever else may be said, if our American 'moment' passes or U.S. power in other ways declines in the coming decades, demographics is not likely to be the culprit."
sex  gender  religion  demography  usa  europe  russia  immigration  globalization  latinos  white 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
LAT: For Gays, a Loud New Foe
"Sacramento is the No. 1 gathering place for non-Jewish, non-Russian Orthodox, fundamentalist Russian and Ukrainian immigrants."
sacramento  sacramentocounty  gay  gender  religion  christianity  russia  identity  california 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge

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