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outside the box #81

December 21, 2006 Media Monarchy 0

here is the latest episode of “outside the box,” hosted by alex ansary.it was originally broadcast by portland community media on december 14, 2006.

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baby sent through x-ray machine at LAX

December 20, 2006 Media Monarchy 0

from black listed news: Though explained away as an “accident,” the guilty-until-proven-innocent, 100%-suspicion-at-all-times, authoritarian-absurdness environment that has been created in airports most likely led this Spanish woman simply to assume that she had to x-ray

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bush can’t kick the habit

December 20, 2006 Media Monarchy 0

from truthdig: Here we go again: A new secretary of defense and yet another call for ending the war in Iraq by escalating it. What are they smoking in the Bush White House? Even as

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biggest price jump in 30 years

December 19, 2006 Media Monarchy 0

from agence france-presse: US inflation made a surprise comeback in November with a surprising 2.0% rise in wholesale prices, the biggest monthly jump in 30 years, the government has reported… The surprise jump in prices

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US to warn Iran with naval buildup in gulf

December 19, 2006 Media Monarchy 0

from reuters/alertnet: The Pentagon is planning a major buildup of U.S. naval forces in and around the Gulf as a warning to Iran, CBS News reported on Monday. A senior Defense Department official told Reuters

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mishap in dismantling nuclear warhead

December 18, 2006 Media Monarchy 0

from upi: A watchdog group charges a nuclear warhead nearly exploded in Texas when it was being dismantled at the government’s Pantex facility near Amarillo. The Project on Government Oversight says it has been told

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Iran dumps dollar for euro

December 18, 2006 Media Monarchy 0

from agence france-presse: The Iranian government said it has ordered the central bank to transform the state’s dollar-denominated assets held abroad into euros and use the European currency for foreign transactions. “The government has ordered

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US military rehearses terror hearings

December 18, 2006 Media Monarchy 0

from ap/yahoo: The U.S. military is rehearsing for hearings on whether 14 top terror suspects can be held indefinitely without charge as enemy combatants, but defense lawyers say the outcome is preordained. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed,

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ePassports ‘at risk’ from cloning

December 18, 2006 Media Monarchy 0

from bbc: The ePassport is one of the many measures pursued by the United States and governments internationally after the horror of 11 September. It will, we are promised, keep the unwanted and dangerous outside

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ex-rep barr quits gop for libertarians

December 16, 2006 Media Monarchy 0

from abc news: A former Georgia congressman who helped spark President Clinton’s impeachment has quit the Republican Party to become a Libertarian, saying he is disillusioned with the GOP on issues such as spending and