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Archive for September, 2004

fox news frames bush

Thursday, September 30th, 2004

unbelievable. fox news coverage of the debate: fox shows each candidate in its own separate box, top-justifying their heads, to obfuscate the kerry/bush height difference!

i hereby annoint w. as a “wishful thinker”

Wednesday, September 29th, 2004

per the sound advice & analysis of mark a. r. kleiman, author of a fair & balanced weblog [9/28]

patriot act ruling – must read

Wednesday, September 29th, 2004

more stuff to read – piling on – too fast – sinking. patriot act ruling in favor of the aclu. [Doe v. Ashcroft decision (pdf)

voting for bush is voting for torture

Wednesday, September 29th, 2004

Michael Froomkin breaks it down: voting for Bush is voting for torture. [Linking to obsidian wings post on the new Republican plan that enables torture.] I said it before: repudiating the Bush administration policies on terror and treatment of prisoners and civilians is my most compelling reason for voting for Kerry. The Bush administration is […]


Wednesday, September 29th, 2004

in defense of free knowledge from copyrighteous

hear, hear

Tuesday, September 28th, 2004

slacktivist complains about the media:

public domain charts

Tuesday, September 28th, 2004

lolly gasaway: WHEN WORKS PASS INTO THE PUBLIC DOMAIN [nov 4 2003] peter hirtle: copyright term & the public domain in the united states [july 7 2004] mary minow: library digitization projects & the public domain – [last rev. april 15 2004] jason schultz: Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States [last […]

everyone agrees: running a campaign is as more important as running the country

Monday, September 27th, 2004

The Web’s metamorphosis into a haven for armchair strategists seems all the more natural when you consider the fetishization of political operatives that has increasingly become the obsession of all media covering modern elections. It’s well established that there are not nearly as many stories about policy today as there are about campaigns and the […]

daily kos blogs for the love of it

Monday, September 27th, 2004

Kos blogs for the love of it — not for money. A reporter asked, “So, uh, blogging … what’s your revenue stream?” I responded, “I don’t blog because I have to, I blog because I want to. It’s the essence of writing — doing it for the joy of it.” Perhaps I imagined it all, […]

criminal 802.11 behaviors

Monday, September 27th, 2004

akma criminally uses a library-provided open 802.11 connection ["So Weirdly Wrong", aug. 22 2004] — lots of interesting discussion in the blog after.

privacy spam

Monday, September 27th, 2004

“warrenjones” [hi, warren!] sent me this fascinating anti-spy-cam spam: Return-Path: warrenjones @jpopmail.com Received: from mailer.mis.ccu.edu.tw ([]) ; Wed, 22 Sep 2004 10:19:01 -0700 Received: from sammimail.com (DHCP-116.mis.ccu.edu.tw []) by mailer.mis.ccu.edu.tw (8.13.1/8.12.11) with SMTP id i8MHGT5G016090; Thu, 23 Sep 2004 01:16:32 +0800 (CST) (envelope-from warrenjones@jpopmail.com) Message-Id: <200409221716.i8MHGT5G016090@mailer.mis.ccu.edu.tw To: list @mailer.mis.ccu.edu.tw From: “warrenjones” warrenjones @jpopmail.com Subject: eliminate […]

gift economy

Monday, September 27th, 2004

discussion of gift economy ideas on a harvard blog Lewis Hyde, The Gift

giant fungi

Sunday, September 26th, 2004

i love the giant fungi: Salon.com News | 1,000-year-old, 86-acre fungus found

privacy versus all that is good

Saturday, September 25th, 2004

Medical privacy law said to be chilling cancer studies / Scientists fight for fast access to patient files


Saturday, September 25th, 2004

favorite jon stewart “the daily show” moment: in the friday sept 24, stewart was discussing a bush press conference, like this: “Blah blah blah, at Bush’s press conference, reports with their [pause, air-quotes with hands] ‘questions‘ …”

‘true name’ bill signed

Friday, September 24th, 2004

Sigh. Now i know why i was feeling kinda blue today: On Wed, 9/22, Schwarzenegger signed SB1506, the so-called ‘true-name’ bill, which requires anyone putting copyrighted content on a p2p system to include their name and contact information. [Sacramento: Governor signs Internet piracy bill: E-mail address required to share movies, music online by Mark Martin […]

stories from iraq prisons

Friday, September 24th, 2004

after abu ghraib – the london guardian report on huda alazawi, who was arrested and abused with her family; see also talk left commentary on the incident

Aaaaiiii! Aaaaiiii! Ph’nglui mglw’nafh …

Thursday, September 23rd, 2004

shrillblog: It’s all about The Order of the Shrill. The Order of the Shrill is limited to those who were once sane, fair, and balanced, but who have been driven into shrill unholy madness by one or more of the mendacity, malevolence, incompetence, or simple disconnection from reality of the George W. Bush administration. See […]

what could be wrong with promising to kill queers?

Thursday, September 23rd, 2004

jimmy swaggart boasts manfully that he would kill a queer who looked at him cross-eyed: I’ve never seen a man in my life I wanted to marry. [Swaggart laughs; audience laughs and applauds.] And I’m gonna be blunt and plain: if one ever looks at me like that, I’m gonna kill him and tell God […]

wonkette wants information to be free

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2004

Gotta love Wonkette, who noted, after posting a portion of a transcript from The O’Reilly Factor: Full transcript after the jump, which probably breaks about three hundred and sixty-seven copyright laws. But information wants to be free! Yay! Let the information run wild! The O’Stewart Factor (sept. 21 2004) the transcript itself is from the […]

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