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  • Food and Health and Manipulation, er, Hope

    That phrase (minus the Manipulation) was a part of Monsanto’s promotional materials for a while. It’s since been replaced with “Imagine”. Jeanne d’Arc over at Body and Soul has posteda story about the AIDS relief bill which was passed by the Senate on May 16, 2003. Apparently “our” representatives in congress continue the push to […]

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  • To benefit the Iraqi people?

    Help me out here. I’m trying to remember, trying to understand; why did we just beat up Iraq? Was it a continuation of the “war on terrorism”? Was it to remove “weapons of mass destruction”? Was it to remove a dictator and create democracy? Thanks to Jeanne D’Arc at Body and Soul for pointing to […]

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  • It’s those little details…

    “When the guy from the White House tells you to take your tie off, you don’t ask why.” –Brian Bosma, Indiana House Republican, minority leader, who, while attending a speech by President Bush, was asked to remove his tie so audience members would look like ordinary people. Time Magazine, May 26, 2003. You gotta love […]

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  • Scale of Democracy

    Thanks to Jon Lebokowsky I found Adina Levin’s post discussing the dynamics of scale and democracy. She writes that “The “lobbying-and-marketing” approach isn’t just an elitist power-grab by special interests. It’s a practical response to a scaling problem. Representative democracy is a solution to the problem of aggregating decision-making power. The “lobbying and marketing” strategy […]

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  • George Bush went AWOL

    Okay, so Georgie boy waged a war against a nation that couldn’t defend itself using a pretext that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction that could be used against the U.S. Have they found those weapons? Of course not. Will they find them? Probably not. Did they get Saddam? No, just like Osama bin Laden […]

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  • My day job…

    Is painful. But damn, I guess it’s better than most I’ve had. In a strange way I’ve actually been looking forward to going in lately. I think that’s because it’s a lower stress environment than my home life has been lately. I work at the Memphis Literacy Council and I’m happy to be working at […]

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  • The Matrix

    Okay, being the consumer geek that I am I went out last night and bought the Matrix DVD. I’m suprised I hadn’t bought it before but really wanted to watch it again before going to see part 2 which is, of course, out this week. Am I the only one who sees just a hint […]

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  • Frustrations with BellSouth FastAccess DSL

    It’s a real bummer that Directv DSL went out of business this past fall. In one year of service with those folks we had maybe 2 outages for a total of less than 1 hour. An added bonus was a static ip address which made connecting remotely much easier. Their service was the best I’ve […]

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  • Music

    Ah…. it amazes me how much music can shift my reality. We don’t just listen to music, we use it. I suppose that’s obvious but I hadn’t really thought of it that way till tonight. Listening to Azure Ray right now… so sweet and kinda sad too… but comforting at the same time. Current favorites: […]