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  • Elections in Iraq

    Juan Cole has a round-up regarding the elections in Iraq. I’m withholding judgment for the moment. I’ve opposed this war from the beginning just as I opposed Clinton’s upholding of the sanctions throughout the 90s and the first war fought by daddy Bush. As I’ve often said, I am opposed to the intervention-based U.S. foreign […]

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  • Living Simply: Bodycare

    I’ve written before about my concern regarding our use of fossil fuels. It is a subject that I’ve been thinking about over the past 15 years and it weighs on my mind more with each passing year. Recently it occurred to me that I might start writing a bit about how I try to limit […]

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  • Podcast: Noam Chomsky Mix 1

    Music mix by me, words by Noam Chomsky. In clip one he is speaking about the need for and potential of creative work when carried out by free people. In clip two he is speaking of the need to challenge unjustifiable authority and state capitalism. I’ll be posting another Chomsky mix in a couple days. […]

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  • Who is innocent?

    Susan at Res Publica is obviously upset by Ward Churchill’s comments about the innocence of the victims of 9/11: “True enough, they were civilians of a sort. But innocent? Gimme a break.” Evidently, the day after the attacks Churchill wrote an article entitled Some People Push Back. I have not read that article but apparently […]

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  • Are you cruel?

    The Sorest Loser has an interesting post on vegetarianism. I rarely post about vegetarianism or the subject of animal cruelty and, in fact, I think this is only the third such post in nearly 2 years. I suppose I wanted to draw attention to this particular article because I thought it was powerful in its […]

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  • Ocean pictures

    I’m on the beach for a winter holiday with my folks and the dogs so I’ll be posting photos. Here’s the first few: sunset, talula’s first time to see the ocean, black sand. Taking Miss T out on the beach for her first experience of the ocean was a blast. She loved it and we […]

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  • The Grid Remix Podcast

    First podcast in a good while and the first of the year. To be truthful I created this almost a year ago as my first experiment with GarageBand. The music mix is mine, spoken word is Tim “Speed” Levitch via the excellent documentary The Cruise, 1998. This clip was one of my favorite moments in […]

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  • Four more years… bring ’em on

    My good friend Sue over at born into this mess is obviously pissed… disgusted… hopeless: I’m glad I don’t have a television or I might have broken it if I had to sit through the Liar’s speech. It was hard enough to maintain my composure just reading it. I feel so incredibly hopeless and helpless. […]

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  • Which side are you on?

    Earlier today I happened upon The Cranky Liberal Pages and one post in particular caught my eye: Bad Service – A Personal personnel Story. Essentially an experience at Target in which three Target employees could have helped a customer but did not. Instead they continued a conversation with one another. Being an advocate of class […]