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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Visible Progress in Iraq

Take a look how we've converted one of Saddam's palaces. Click on the change view button.

It sure looks like we've let the lawns go to hell....

If you don't see a picture try this link, also for more info.

(via grow-a-brain)

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Monday, April 16, 2007

Man is wolf to man

Thirty-three killed and 15 wounded during a few hours of Horror at Va. Tech. Lives irrevocably changed, for the survivors and the families in mourning.

Violence and violent death scars a community. Grief counselors are already rushing to the scene to console and counsel those impacted. At the same time every idiot with an agenda wants to make point. More guns, less guns, more police and so on...

Politicians will join in with their pet policy proposals and surf this wave of grief. And most of country will get days of news flashes with predigested points of view and be told that something must be done. Done now, Damnit!

What will be lost is that each person dead will have a circle of family and friends grieving and being affected in their way; the injured will have scars to carry for life.

Will they react with thoughts of fear, revenge, or empathy for fellow sufferers around the world?

Will the national news descend like crows and document their despair? How will the paparazzi of tradgedy treat their stories?

I am not optimistic that this will not be exploited.

Will anyone notice that nearly 300 Iraqis Killed or Wounded in Day of Rage just this last Saturday?

I doubt it...

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Kilgore Trout is in a Better Place

And so is Kurt Vonnegut - Dead at 84 :

Mr. Vonnegut suffered irreversible brain injuries as a result of a fall several weeks ago, according to his wife, Jill Krementz.

Mr. Vonnegut wrote plays, essays and short fiction. But it was his novels that became classics of the American counterculture, making him a literary idol, particularly to students in the 1960s and ’70s. Dog-eared paperback copies of his books could be found in the back pockets of blue jeans and in dorm rooms on campuses throughout the United States.

May his next Breakfast with Champions be in Vahalla...