“GOP Budget Proposals Could Harm Geography Research”

As the budget debate heats up in Washington between the White House and the Republican majority in the House of Representatives, many are concerned about tough to decide changes that are certainly coming. In the most recent newsletter published by the Association of American Geographers in Feb. 2011, John Wertman published an article about how the most recent budget proposals from the right-wing GOP could... read more

Al Jazeera Broadcasting Live in HD

Al Jazeera, a well respected news source based out of Doha, has always had some sort of live streaming capability for some time now. Recently, however, Al Jazeera has stepped up their services by providing Al Jazeera in 720p HD using YouTube. Al Jazeera is one of the best sources currently streaming valuable and informative live coverage of the events in Egypt and Tahrir Square. Click here for AlJazeera... read more

English Premier League Live on your Roku DVP

There are many of us who use Roku that have been missing some of our live sports events on devices like the Roku (and others). However, TheNowhereMan over at the Roku Forums recently updated the PodTV channel to include Premier League soccer from streams FOR FREE! I am not sure how long this will last, but for now it works great and the quality is about 480p (most of the time). For more... read more

The Food Bubble in the Middle East (and Worldwide)

Fed Money Printing to Cover Bank Theft Is Leading to Food Inflation Worldwide (from MSNBC) MSNBC does a nice job of analyzing the true issues leading to chaos in the Middle East. Of course this would be oversimplification to say that this alone is what caused Tunisia’s revolution or Egypt’s upcoming/in progress revolution; but what is important here is that the “political economy”... read more

Homeland Security seizes sites streaming the Super Bowl

So it seems that just before the Super Bowl began airing, a number of sites and domains were seized by Homeland Security. What does this have to do with Homeland Security and not the FCC, FBI, or any other obviously applicable institutions? We’re still not sure. Among the “culprits” were:,, and Each site was/is now hosting only the image posted... read more