Chiquita Banana Death Squads, Incoming Inflation, and Advertising Everywhere (link round-up 4/24/11)

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And Now, A Message From Our Sponsors
Morgan Spurlock's "Greatest Movie Ever Sold" and why all future media will be "branded content"
Even Mexican Drug Cartels have brands and logos
"I don’t remember a point in my teenage years when, struck dumb by Shakespeare or stand-up or Sonic Youth, I thought, 'Yes, that’s what I want to do – develop visionable avatars.'"

Blogging Is Not a Crime
Russian professor and political blogger assaulted

Your Daily Life
Wal-Mart and McDonald's warn of bank speculation-driven, "serious" inflation

Culture Clash
Germany expels anti-gay imam
Former George Bush aide blown away by German alternative energy efforts
Beijing and DC's elite bureaucrats are similar (and why that matters)

Friends With Benefits
America needs Pakistan as an ally, even if they can barely work together
Choosing Saudi oil supplies over Middle Eastern democracy

History
Chiquita banana hired Colombian paramilitaries
Scientist claims Pyramid blocks were cast, not quarried


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