It’s Genocide

We use easier to digest phrases to hide the horror. But it’s happening again, and has been going on for some time: between 10,000 and 30,000 Sudanese have been killed in fighting between Arab militias backed by the government and the black African population. Will you hear about this in the mainstream news? It might […]

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Major Republicans Turning On Bush

“I would not have voted for [President Bush's] tax cut, based on what I know. . . . There is no doubt that the people at the top who need a tax break the least will get the most benefit. . . . Too often presidents do things that don’t end up helping the people […]

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Extremism

Maybe Jeff Jarvis has started a discussion from the center. I hope so. Yesterday he posted a quote from a far left extremist. Yes, the far left has them too. And it’s important to recognize that their motivations are ultimately as bad as the far right’s. He attacks the media for its role in helping […]

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Mockingbird’s Wish

Nicholas Avenell has recorded and linked for download a recording of his reading Shelley Power’s Mockingbird Wish. Is it all about us finding our own songs or having our voice criticized as beeing just like everone else’s? I liked this piece back when it was just a story. Have a listen to the MP3.

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The More The Distance, The Easier The Violence, Or The Flame

Mark Bernstein blamed the confusion and flamefest that occured in a particular weblog community on comment and trackback usage. He suggested turning off both and relying on weblog front pages for communication. I disagree. Flamefests, whether in user comments or on weblog front pages, are not in the best interests of one on one communication. […]

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Model Rockets Don’t Kill People – People Do

Not enough hobbyists to make bones over this but I just find it sad. Model rocketry was a great hobby to have as a kid and the couple summers my brother and me could do it, well it was special. It’s especially galling since after 9/11 all government lists ? including voter registration, immigration and […]

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