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Arrest Bush!

I’ve never read or even heard of this guy before, but I admire his audacity for (rightly) putting out a call to arrest George W. Bush for explicitly condoning acts of torture (waterboarding) against innocent people. From op/ed article (italics author’s, bolds mine): “This” is torture. Against innocent people. Conducted by CIA agents and American [...]

4/16/07

10:43 AM My writing speaks both ill of me and of my ill. 1:35 PM In light of the shooting at Virginia Tech, I thought this would be an appropriate song of the moment, for humanity: I’d like to close my eyes and go numb but there’s a cold wind coming from the top of [...]

3/08/07

3:24 PM Discovered another author I hadn’t previously heard of. A Nobel laureate no less. Elias Canetti (link to author’s Nobel webpage). I’m interested in reading his Auto-da-fe. 3:34 PM Why, the fuck, is Reuters pronounced “Roiters”? 7:04 PM The inhumanity of man. (The article is graphic.) 8:58 PM Comfortable. Like a rat in a [...]

Putting 9/11 in perspective

From article: But it is no disrespect to the victims of 9/11, or to the men and women of our armed forces, to say that, by the standards of past wars, the war against terrorism has so far inflicted a very small human cost on the United States. As an instance of mass murder, the [...]

Article on lack of objectivity in the media

Oscar-winner Dreyfuss campaigns against “shaped news”Salient points (verbatim from the article): An obsession with delivering instantaneous news and images provides too little context for audiences to reflect and understand what is happening in the world. “shaped news” — a version of events according to how the mainstream media want audiences to see what happened, and [...]

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