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Sunday, May 8, 2005

Andrew Sullivan and US History

Andrew Sullivan chides Bill Maher to study  history. Perhpas he should do so himself.

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Friday, May 6, 2005

Speak your Mind .. except about food, the environment or gas.

As Angela Davis said "If they come for them in the morning they will come for you in the evening." Known as ''veggie libel'' or ''banana bills,'' the laws have been enacted in a dozen states since 1991, despite serious concerns about their constitutionality. In them, American agribusiness has its mightiest tool yet against food-safety activists and environmentalists, whose campaigns can cost industry millions if they affect consumers' buying habits. As one food industry lobbyist says, ''all agricultural eyes will be watching this one.''
  My sister, a doctor now warns me that because of mercury levels i have to cut back on the salmon I eat and i love fish.. I loved growing up Catholic with a traditional grandmother who made sure we had fish every Friday but now like many other things instead of being brain food now its turning to a source of brain damage and a cancer.  The corporations are buying off our representatives to turn a blind eye to the fact they are poisoning us through one vector after another.

Even in the 80's,  it was recognized that we wouldnt see the effects of deep sea dumping  for 30 years.. tick tick tick.  And if the deep sea ecosystems are distrurbed it will have represussions all the way up the food chain.

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Sunday, May 1, 2005

Quote from Diamond Age

"Elegance?" "Pardon me, Your Honor, the concept is not easy to explain--there is an ineffable quality to some technology, described by its creators as a concinnitous, or technically sweet, or a nice hack--signs that it was made with great care by one who was not merely motivated but inspired. It is the difference between an engineer and a hacker." -- Judge Fang and Miss Pao in Neal Stephenson's The Diamond Age, or, A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer

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