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Broken Record
when the rains come to Accra... Sisyphus must be the patron saint of urban planners in Ghana
accra  ghana  africa  flood  disaster  development  infrastructure  history  waste  policy  politics  urban  strategy  environment  city  planning  culture  observation  design  toli 
march 2016 by amaah
Render / Rendition
"Color-coded threat"
"Stress position"
satire  humour  language  bureaucracy  torture  policy  USA  security  culture  erustication  CIA  rogues  politics  ExtraordinaryRendition  poetry  TheRoughBeast  ThingsFallApart  toli 
december 2014 by amaah
Analysis or stenography?
I noticed that In the 957 words that made up Helene Cooper's June 21 2007 article "U.S. Is Urging Blair to Be Lead Mideast Envoy", there was no mention of the phrase "Gordon Brown" nor indeed "next Prime Minister of Britain". Analysis or hubristic blather
hubris  USA  journalism  huhudious  Bush  Dubya  Blair  England  policy  politics  strategy  hype  rant  NewYorkTimes  ego  neocons  rogues  inbreeding  bottomfeeding  groupthink  aristocracy  decline  fall  FallenAngels  hatchetjob  toli 
june 2007 by amaah
Excellent Discussions
Mr Negroponte meets Colonel Gaddafi. The minutiae of collateral damage. Carnage of champions. Ionesco lives!
rogues  USA  Africa  war  blood  arms  politics  language  play  satire  absurd  theatre  literature  Ionesco  imperialism  Gaddafi  Negroponte  policy  strategy  crime  neocons  waste  money  CIA  Libya  coldwar  hatchetjob  GreatGame  StrangeBedfellows  FallenAngels  toli 
april 2007 by amaah
Recent Non-Specific General Threats
In which we consider homelands and security, and specifics and generality... At this time, we want to emphasize that this is not a specific threat against any particular apartment building, nor is there a particular time frame or location identified.
language  fear  usa  homeland  security  threat  manipulation  community  history  politics  cynicism  bureaucracy  earnest  terror  policy  Iraq  communities  theatre  absurd  TheRoughBeast  ThingsFallApart  toli 
september 2006 by amaah
The Low End Theory of Networks
Rumsfeld Taxonomy of Networks & Technology Adoption and System Design 101: Ruthlessly leverage disruptions in the system, Lower coordination costs through layer stripping, Favour participation over control, Temper the human factor to encourage adoption
networks  end-to-end  systems  GreatGame  technology  architecture  design  economics  control  participation  coordination  strategy  policy  innovation  distribution  aggregation  incentives  arbitrage  politics  observation  analysis  whimsy  LowEndTheory  web  internet  resilience  adaptability  evolution  essay  toli 
june 2006 by amaah
Erustication and The Italian Job
erustication n: 1 Extraordinary Rendition to Uzbekistan, Syria or similar by the US government for the purposes of torture and intelligence "extraction". A program instituted by the CIA and pursued with increased vigour after 9/11. 2. The Full Bolton
erustication  extraordinaryrendition  CIA  neocons  rogues  torture  policy  usa  politics  excess  waste  bolton  ItalianJob  neologism  humanrights  Italy  B-movie  Berlusconi  Pinochet  grim  Chile  strangebedfellows  nixon  kissinger  iraq  war  terrorism  toli 
july 2005 by amaah
On Blogging At IBM
There are already far too many emails emanating from corporate accounts with noxious disclaimers, clogging up mailing lists everywhere and causing comprehension problems. They are a public nuisance and there is no reason to add further disclaimers to the
blogging  ibm  policy  corporate  culture  lotus  law  freedom  history  communities  life  rules  risk  politics  economics  business  corporations  ghana  roots  tradition  technology  toli 
may 2005 by amaah

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