February 5th, 2008

Chris Keeley

The cough syrup is often mixed with soft drinks and called "lean." It can fetch about $200 on the st

The cough syrup is often mixed with soft drinks and called "lean." It can fetch about $200 on the streets of L.A, he said.
Hip-hop star

The 33-year-old Pimp C, whose real name was Chad Butler, was found lying on his bed at the Mondrian Hotel in West Hollywood on Dec. 4 after he failed to check out as expected. The coroner's report said the death was "due to promethazine/codeine effects and other unestablished factors."

Ed Winter, assistant chief of the coroner's office, said the levels of the medication were elevated, but not enough to be deemed an overdose

Butler was a member of the Texas hip-hop duo UGK, which scored a No. 1 album last year with its seventh release, "Underground Kingz."

Rap artist Pimp C, an influential hip-hop figure who had recorded an ode to getting high from cough medicine, died accidentally at a Sunset Strip hotel because of the combination of a medical condition and cough syrup, the Los Angeles County coroner said Monday.


Chris Keeley

Obama Ranks as Most Liberal Senator of 2007

Obama Ranks as Most Liberal Senator of 2007

National Journal meanwhile has named Obama the most liberal senator of 2007. Obama got the number one ranking based on an analysis of 99 key Senate votes. Hillary Clinton was ranked at number sixteen after placing thirty-second in 2006. Overall, the two candidates differed on just ten of the 267 measures they both voted on.

Chris Keeley

New Book Alleges 9/11 Commissioner Phillip Zenikow Minimized Scrutiny of Bush Admin Failure to Preve

New Book Alleges 9/11 Commissioner Phillip Zenikow Minimized Scrutiny of Bush Admin Failure to Prevent al-Qaeda Attack

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/2/5/new_book_alleges_9_11_commissioner

New  York Times reporter Phillip Shenon joins us to talk about his new book, “The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation.” Shenon says 9/11 comission executive director Phillip Zelikow had close ties to both Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Bush political advisor Karl Rove. He suggests that Zelikow sought to minimize the Bush administration’s responsibility for failing to prevent the September 11th attacks.

The Executive Director of the federal 9/11 commission Philip Zelikow had much closer ties to the Bush administration than publicly disclosed, according to an explosive new book by New York Times reporter Philip Shenon. It’s called “The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation.”
The book goes on sale today but has already created a stir in Washington. Journalist Philip Shenon alleges that Zelikow had close ties to both Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and political advisor Karl Rove. He suggests that Zelikow sought to minimize the Bush administration’s responsibility for failing to prevent the September 11th attacks.

Philip Shenon, investigative reporter with The New York Times. He was the paper’s lead reporter on the 9-11 Commission. He is author of “The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation.”

Chris Keeley

13-dish Mexican dinner in her honor. Then shark fin soup at a top Chinese restaurant. Next, a Frenc

13-dish Mexican dinner in her honor. Then shark fin soup at a top Chinese restaurant. Next, a French meal featuring black truffles. Princess Masako, the wife of Crown Prince Naruhito, has been eating well, and being criticized in the tabloid press for violating the standards of imperial austerity as the economy shows signs of faltering. The lavish private outings have also prompted the tabloids to ask why the 44-year-old Harvard-educated princess, in whom depression was diagnosed four years ago, is still opting out of most of her official public duties.
Chris Keeley

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Common in Australian Aborigines, Report Shows

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Common in Australian Aborigines, Report Shows

SYDNEY, Australia — Sexually transmitted diseases have spread so widely in some Aboriginal communities that mass treatment without individual testing, even for children as young as 10, is the only way to fight the problem, according to a medical paper published Monday.

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Chris Keeley

Social psychologists have studied what they call the impostor phenomenon since at least the 1970s, w

Social psychologists have studied what they call the impostor phenomenon since at least the 1970s, when a pair of therapists at Georgia State University used the phrase to describe the internal experience of a group of high-achieving women who had a secret sense they were not as capable as others thought. Since then researchers have documented such fears in adults of all ages, as well as adolescents.

Their findings have veered well away from the original conception of impostorism as a reflection of an anxious personality or a cultural stereotype. Feelings of phoniness appear to alter people’s goals in unexpected ways and may also protect them against subconscious self-delusions.


In mild doses, feeling like a fraud also tempers the natural instinct to define one’s own competence in self-serving ways. Researchers have shown in careful studies that people tend to be poor judges of their own performance and often to overrate their abilities. Their opinions about how well they’ve done on a test, or at a job, or in a class are often way off others’ evaluations. They’re confident that they can detect liars (they can’t) and forecast grades (not so well).

At those times feeling like a fraud amounts to more than the stirrings of an anxious temperament or the desire to project a protective humility. It reflects a respect for the limits of one’s own abilities, and an intuition that only a true impostor would be afraid to ask for help.



Chris Keeley

Paul Caponigro: A Wise Silence at Scott Nichols Gallery in San Francisco, CA. "...This retrospective

Paul Caponigro: A Wise Silence at Scott Nichols Gallery in San Francisco, CA. "...This retrospective exhibition will draw from the galleries extensive collection, including three original portfolios published by the artist himself, as well as individual images covering the breadth of work from his entire fifty-year career, from his legendary photographs of sacred sites in England and Ireland to his still life work of plants and sunflowers. Whether made outdoors in nature or in the calm of his studio, Caponigro's work is imbued with a deep sense of quiet contemplation and spiritual awareness."

 http://www.scottnicholsgallery.com/exhibitions/past/paulcaponigro.html

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