Morning Mash-Up: From the Intriguing to the Illegal and Back Again

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• “Imagine the news stories that might follow if satellite accounts were published along with GDP figures: ‘GDP up; parents’ time with kids plummets.’ ‘GDP flat; education surges.’ ‘GDP and resource depletion both soar.’” [WorldChanging via BoingBoing]

• “Of course it was wrong. I know that now. But when you show the people from the CIA, the FBI and the MI the pictures and they say, “Hey, this is a great job. Keep it up”, you think it must be right. They were all there and they didn’t say a word. They didn’t wear uniforms, and if they did they had their nametags covered.” [Threat Level]

• “As easy as it is for those of us who are white to look back and say ‘That’s a terrible statement!’ … I grew up in a very segregated South. And I think that you have to cut some slack — and I’m gonna be probably the only conservative in America who’s gonna say something like this, but I’m just tellin’ you — we’ve gotta cut some slack to people who grew up being called names…” [Sully]

• “Based on a statistical comparison with turnout in other states’ primaries, it appears that roughly two million more people would have voted in Florida and Michigan had they expected their delegates to be seated.” [Nini and Hurowitz (PDF link) via Smith] [All beautifully laid out by the industrious KT here, yesterday. My apologies for my inattentiveness.]

• “Levin, an MBA candidate at the University of Pennsylvania’s prestigious Wharton School, has said that he was ‘inspired by Obama’s message’ and sought to show his support ‘with cool t-shirts.’ The Obama shirts–which carried the number “08″ on their backs–were a mash-up of the candidate’s name and distinctive logos for teams like the Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, St. Louis Cardinals, and Chicago White Sox (Obama’s favorite team).” [TSG]