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  A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation.

  —Isaiah IX.22 The Bible, 15th-16th century , First known English translation from the Latin.

Archive for October, 2007

flying spaghetti monster pumpkin carving

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007


Thursday, October 25th, 2007

an article about another bushwreck: how bush wrecked conservatism and the ongoing bushwreck of the US government’s trustworthiness as a source of information, and its government policy on the environment, all in one: Washington Post on the bowdlerization of a speech about global climate change, transforming it, basically, into “yaay for the public health benefits […]

The Republican Shuffle

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

Following hot on the heels (ahem) of Larry Craig, another Republican politician got caught seeking a little bathroom action, leading to more denials and resignations etc. My partner Michele has dubbed this “the Republican shuffle”. (She’s good with naming things. You should see some of her reagent names. <g>) For the past few weeks I’ve […]

the bush administration: destroying the media environment and the real environment, again

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

The NYT tells us today about Kevin Martin & the FCC’s new plan to relax the cross-ownership rules, which restrict large corporations from dominating entire urban markets. And, on the same page, on the same day, a story that has all the classic hallmarks of the Bush approach to the environment: scuttle environmental protection schemes […]

framing & being out

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

PZ Myers has been fulminating about framing a lot lately, mostly in reaction to Chris Mooney & a few others’ ideas that we have to “frame” science and atheism better in order to win people to our cause. I don’t exactly disagree, because I’ve been tired of framing ever since the 2004 post-election dissections cited […]

now, even MORE derivative!

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

the wordpress 2.3 upgrade broke a bunch of my special code, so, i’m probably going to switch to a pre-installed theme(s) until i have time to really upgrade my theme. hey i was bored with it anyway. ignore all the wacky “permissions required” and “no permissions” and “this post is copyrighted” bullshit that theme designers […]

more artist innovation in music distribution

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

A NYT blog is reporting that Radiohead is making digital copies of its next album available for pick-your-own-price amount — and the best part is they’re DRM-free. Commenters on the post were almost all positive. A few salient points pulled out of comments: * This will generate fans for and interest in its nice physical […]

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