Monday, November 23, 2009

Bits and Pieces - November 23, 2009

Decaying infrastructure: sewers.

British military aerial photos, most from WWII, are now on line. The Guardian provides a sample.

Today's smart politics (for a change!): Under the Senate bill, Congress gets into the same health insurance market as the rest of us. And Representative David Obey of Wisconsin says that if more troops are sent to Afghanistan, we should figure out a way to pay for them. I'm looking forward to seeing all those Republicans who are deficit hawks on health care reform lining up behind him.

Nietzsche on leading and following, with further commentary by Scott Horton and a gorgeous painting.

I thought this was a parody, but probably not. Scrooge Defended.

1 comment:

Phila said...

The AP had a story yesterday headlined "Debt turning Americans into Scrooges."

Seems like they may've missed the point of the story....