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Wednesday, November 04, 2009

In Afghanistan, Victory For a Crooked, Corrupt, and Discredited Government - By Patrick Cockburn, Independent UK - The election in Afghanistan has turned into a disaster for all who promoted it.

China's Three Gorges Dam comes of age
Fifteen years since work began and at a cost of between US$8 billion to $27 billion, the water level in the reservoir behind the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River will soon reach its final height of 175 meters. Officials, though, aren't celebrating too loudly: as China searches for new forms of renewable energy, the dam has become a monument to obsolete ambitions.

"Restless Vagina Syndrome": Big Pharma's Newest Fake Disease
By Terry J. Allen, In These Times
The pharmaceutical industry wants you to think that if you don't have sex like a porn star, you're in need of their drugs.


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