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FBI breaks up alleged Russian spy ring in deep cover

The Guardian The FBI has arrested 10 alleged Russian spies and broken up a “long-term, deep cover” network of agents across America’s east coast sent to infiltrate policy making circles. The cracking of the alleged spy ring, the largest discovered in the US

Monkey

June 28th, 2010

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Obama Mandates Rules to Raise Fuel Standards

The New York Times President Obama ordered the government on Friday to develop tougher fuel-efficiency standards for cars and trucks, advancing the fight against climate change without waiting for Congress. Mr. Obama announced the creation of a national policy that will ...

Monkey

May 21st, 2010

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Trying for Sanctions, Israel Hands Out Gas Masks Next

New York Times Jerusalem looks a lot like it’s planning a strike soon against Iran’s nuclear program. The signs all point that way: The introduction of an attack drone capable of flying hundreds of miles.  Frequent talk of a possible attack is heard openly.  New ...

Monkey

March 5th, 2010

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Ska is Dead Tour IV@ Slims 2/1/09 Review

Ska is Dead Tour IV@ Slims 2/1/09 Now marking it’s fourth year, The Ska is Dead tour made it’s way to San Francisco. Although this is the fourth installment of the ska is dead tour this is the first one I’ve attended. I was super stoked to see the two ...

Monkey

February 2nd, 2009

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The Holy Kiss @ 12 Galaxies

The Holy Kiss, if you’ve been under a rock and don’t know what they sound like, they can be compared to early The Cult as well as later years of The Birthday Party. The lead singer Matty no longer plays an instrument and that has freed him up to be the frontman ...

Monkey

September 10th, 2007

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Welcome to the end of a very good day

Last Sunday night I had the honor of interviewing Lee “Scratch” Perry, after his show at the Independent in San Francisco. The Upsetter, the Grand Daddy of Dub, Reggae, and Rock Steady played a mesmerizing show, backed by Dub is a Weapon, whose members are all about half

Monkey

August 12th, 2007

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Seinfield’s Kramer losses it

Michael Richards – Kramer from Seinfeld – completely lost it at the Laugh Factory in West Hollywood Friday night, spewing racial epithets after being playfully heckled by a black guy and his friends. You can watch the video here, although it’s a pretty sad ...

Monkey

November 20th, 2006

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Diamanda Galas @ YBCA, 10/21

A rare treat it was to be graced with the presence of Diamanda Galas. Her haunting vocals send chills down my spine. She’s doing a limited world tour and thankfully hit San Francisco performing “Defixiones: Orders From the Dead”. The release is powerful and

Monkey

October 22nd, 2006

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Pan Sonic and Ryoichi Kurokawa @ RML

Recombinant Media Labs put together three shows with Pan Sonic over the last week. I attended their last show on Wednesday, September 27th. Recombinant is a unique space. They offer workshops on audio and video techniques and are developing quite a reputation among ...

Monkey

September 29th, 2006

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The Yes Go’s @ Kimo’s on September 3rd

First off, Labor Day in San Francisco is AWESOME for us locals who like to find parking right in front of clubs on a Saturday night. Which isn’t the greatest thing for a band who plays on labor day weekend since everyone is out of town and crowds are limited. ...

Monkey

September 4th, 2006

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