Propaganda techniques

There is too much usage of these persuasive argument techniques to keep track of. We use these outside the media and outside of politics. We use them in family arguments, in social settings, and at work. Is it that the same culture, which tells us an argument is for winning instead of finding the truth, […]

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Two radical web designs

And two links to two Metafilter threads…. Whenever Google changes, even as subtly as its latest, it’s big news (Metafilter). I like what they’ve done. There are more search results “above the fold” and the placement of Froogle on the home page says something. newsmap, found in the Metafilter post, is a pretty nifty attempt […]

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A few links on asfunction

You use asfunction to have a hyperlink, in Flash, execute an Actionscript method. flashmagazine: Linking to Flash frames. actionscript.com: getting to know asfunction. Jesse Warden: How to break a Flash MX chatroom. Mike Chambers: asfunction alternative. Just for reference…

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Contrast and compare will ya?

While our sons and daughters are fighting in a foreign land, the President cracks jokes about it: “Those weapons of mass destruction have got to be somewhere”. Har, har, har. (Yahoo! story) And…. “Your government failed you,” he said. “Those entrusted with protecting you failed you. And I failed you. We tried hard. But that […]

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I Watched The Clarke Testimony Today

I was in an emergency waiting room for a loved one this afternoon. She thought she had a stroke, but everything looks ok so far thank God. We will know more tomorrow after more tests are done. I had a long stint in the waiting room that coincided with Clarke’s testimony playing on a TV. […]

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50 Ways to Love Your Country

I’m not pointing to this just because it has a nice compliment (although that helps :)) but because it contains info about a book that sounds like I want to buy: check out “Your Voice” at Uncle Horn Head. Sometimes the thought of getting involved can be overwhelming (it is for me) and it looks […]

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Real World Back In Philly – And Just In Time

From John Fisher (About.com) comes details about the great teamwork it took to make it happen. Special thanks needs to go to Young Involved Philadelphia and campusphilly.org for their work to keep the Real World in here. Weblogs spreading the news and furor had a part to play as well. Right on cue a national […]

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