FM newswire for July 2, interesting articles about geopolitics

Today’s links to interesting news and analysis.   If you find this useful, please pass it to friends or colleagues.

  1. Putting the wild estimates in a realistic perspective:  “Estimated Oil Flow Rates From the BP Mississippi Canyon Block 252 Macondo Well“, Arthur Berman, 27 June 2010 — The news media looks for media whores.  Fortunately for us, real experts are out there.
  2. One of the things we get for our massive health care spending:  “Americans Are Treated, And Overtreated, To Death“, AP, 28 June 2010
  3. Lot’s of opportunities for this, all passed by.  Now it’s too late.  “Taliban rule out negotiations with Nato“, BBC, 1 July 2010
  4. Counterinsurgency Down for the Count in Afghanistan – But the War Machine Grinds On and On and On“, Ann Jones, TomDispatch, 1 July 2010
  5. Afghanistan Non-Strategy“, William Polk, Public Intelligence Blog, 1 July 2010
  6. Myths of Austerity“, Paul Krugman, op-ed in the New York Times, 1 July 2010
  7. Strongly recommended:  “The administration defends its assassination program“, Glenn Greenwald, Salon, 1 July 2010 — Team Obama resorts to outright lies.
  8. Today’s propaganda analysis (very deceitful, from the Charles Krauthammer file) — Very militant, but Kruathammer creates this effect by omitting key evidence.

 Falsehoods from the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming

Desperate warmists, seeing their opportunity slipping away, respond with increasingly obvious falsehoods on the Committee’s website.  Willis Eschenbach explains that “They have a very professionally done website, filled with some of the most outrageous misrepresentations imaginable. Developed to promote the Waxman-Markey cap and trade carbon tax bill by means of the historically tried and tested Big Lie method.”  He looks at their claims and the simple facts for each region: 

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