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Baby Tries to Silence Congressman Shadegg

Pay attention to :22 when Maddy seems to have had enough.

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Jay Smooth on Micheal Steele

Oliver Stone’s South of the Border

via Street Knowledge

I’m always open to anything that sheds light on US media bias.

This flick specifically portrays U.S. media bias against Hugo Chavez, but in a broader way, any leader who happens to favor their people over U.S. corporate interests.

The Most In Depth Discussion I’ve Seen on the Health Care Debate So Far: John Stewart v.s. Betsy McCaughey

…and funniest

part 1:

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part 2:

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July 29 in 100 Seconds: Knock Next Time [TPM]

Jim Rogers on the Global Economy [video]

Him Rogers was on bloomberg the other week, where he was asked about the state of the Global Economy. For those of you not familiar with Jim Rogers, he was the cofounder of the Quantum Fund along with George Soros (the man who made a billion in a day). There’s not too many people in the world who I’d trust more to predict the global economy than those two men.

Jim hasn’t really changed his tune much, he said he’s buying commodities (i.e. corn, soy, coffee, sugar, gold, copper, etc.) and he also predicts that there’s gonna be a world wide food shortage.

Black Rappers Blinded by Bling?

I just saw a thoughtful and intelligent discussion on materialism and race in hip hop with Jay Smooth and Dan Charnas. There’s comments in the discussion I agree with and disagree with but all in all an articulate and thoughtful discussion nonetheless.

This buzz came from Asher Roth’s controversial comment:

“You guys are always going off about how much money you have. Do you realize what’s going on in this world right now?’ All these black rappers? African rappers? Talking about how much money they have. Do you realize what’s going on in Africa right now? It’s just like, you guys are disgusting. Talking about billions and billions of dollars you have. And spending it frivolously, when you know, the Motherland is suffering beyond belief right now.”

-Asher Roth

(via_Pitchfork)

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