Fact of the Week
Fact of the Week
The magazine New Scientist reports that the National Academy of Sciences,
a group under the auspices of the American government, has refused to release
dozens of reports about new and proposed non-lethal weapons. The NAS claims that the
refusal stems from a newfound sense of security. But, more importantly, much
of the research violates both American law and international treaties restricting
chemical and biological weapons.
Remember, other countries are part of an "Axis of Evil" if they seek chemical
or biological weapons. But American weapons are inherently good. Eurasia has
always been at war with Oceania.
New Scientist, 9 May 2002.
Our Picks for Links of the Week: 12 May 2002
Our favorite resources on the 11 September attacks and their aftermath
This Week's Links:
Click here for lots of information on Enron!
Stoel Rives LLP Memorandum: This is the "smoking gun" that shows what many claimed
all along, that Enron and other companies manipulated the California electricity market
(look out: it's a large PDF file) (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission).
Buffett Blasts Corporate America's Crooks and Their Wall Street Allies: Buffett
believes that fraud is rampant in corporate America (Chris Hughes, The Independent).
Nebraska Sees Red Over Its 401(k) Plans: The state of Nebraska is halting its version
of a 401(k) plan because workers did much better under its old-fashioned pension plan (K. C. Swanson, TheStreet.Com).
Treasury Circumventing Hill on Tax Breaks: The Treasury Department has quietly
and unilaterally given huge tax breaks to corporations (Alexander Bolton, The Hill).
The Road to Nowhere: Israel and its allies need to escape the conflict in Palestine,
much as France escaped from Algeria forty years ago (Tony Judt, New York Review of Books).
Going Down the Road: There is a better way to cast ballots that does several
big things for democracy (Jim Hightower, The Nation).
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