(c) SF-Citizen

The Money Game

1st August 2003 Tony Phillips 1

So I sell the cruiser for $6,500 and then buy the Montero for $600 from the city tow auctions here in San Francisco. So I’m up nearly six grand right? Well no not really … Then … – back registration […]

City Car

City Car, Car of the Americas

21st July 2003 Tony Phillips 1

Short-term Pain As a firm believer in form before function, sometimes, just sometimes it becomes necessary to take account of function and price. After six years driving the beautiful 1964 convertible Mercury Comet, I decided to free up some cash […]

Greg Palast

Greg Palast and balanced coverage on Chavez

30th June 2003 Tony Phillips 0

Last June, on Page One of the San Francisco Chronicle, an Associated Press photo of a mass of demonstrators carried the following caption: “TENS OF THOUSANDS OF VENEZUELANS OPPOSED TO PRESIDENT HUGO CHAVEZ…” The caption let us know this South […]

Chomsky on US Intentions in Venezuela

9th June 2003 Tony Phillips 0

ANDY CLARK: Question OK, another email. This is from Venezuela. This is from Alberto Villasmil Raven, and he says: “I would like to know if Professor Chomsky thinks it possible that the U.S. will invade Venezuela.” NOAM CHOMSKY: Answer Well, […]

The Vehicle

5th June 2003 Tony Phillips 0

Problems to be dealt with are: heat, 19,000′ Andean passes, water, off-road capabilities, MPG/KPL, diesel preference, carnet de passage and getting rid of the vehicle after a one-way leg. Oh and there is the Darien Gap. If you have experience with this kind of choice do advise I need help here. (PS Both Carnet de Passage & Darien were red herrings, the first unnecessary the second impossible)

BR-319 Amazon

The Jungle

30th May 2003 Tony Phillips 0

“Many explorers have traversed the great river highways of the South American Continent; few have penetrated beyond the banks to the true unknown; almost none have written an account of his exploration.” The Rivers Ran East, Leonard Clark. 1953