THE FUTURE OF THE INTERNET

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Three cheers for the internet as a last great bastion of democracy in America. And doesn’t it feel good to know you’re a part of it? From the interview with Elliot Cohen, The Last Days Of American Democracy? up at AlterNet: The Internet is really a great bastion of democracy. If we didn’t have the Internet we wouldn’t even know …

REWIND TO SEPTEMBER 20 2001

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The news Friday is that Gen. David Patraeus is saying we’ll be in Iraq for, well, around another decade: Gen. David Petraeus told a congressional delegation visiting the Middle East that success in Iraq will require a U.S. military presence there for about a decade, Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) said Friday. The commander of U.S. troops in Iraq, who will …

Why is the cicada the symbol of Provence?

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Why is the cicada the symbol of Provence? And why do I always spell it cicadia? Why do I pronounce it cicadia? I may switch to le cigale because I’ll be able to remember that. Anyway, I’m interested in this. The why. Please someone leave a detailed history, with footnotes, or a link to. No, “Well, it sounds pretty, that’s …

Some comments on a photo by Eman59

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Originally uploaded by eman59 Eman59 posted a beautiful photo at Flickr (here shown) that I mentioned in the comments reminded me of the Dionysian/Christian story of the release from the prison. He’s unfamiliar with the story and asked me to blog it. In Euripides’ “The Bacchae” (about 410 BCE) we have: Servant: We are come, Pentheus, having hunted down this …

They have slumber parties??

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I’d no idea that the Marines have slumber parties for potential recruits. Settling a highly publicized case in which two military recruiters were accused of rape, the U.S. Marine Corps has agreed to pay two young women $200,000 and change its recruiting practices in Northern California. The assaults allegedly occurred in 2004, when the two women were 17-year-old high school …

The better-than-thou of reusable cups

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I have to write a post today before getting to my own writing. I don’t know why. I just have to. So I guess I’ll write about something that melted my brain this morning. No Impact Man’s nugget-of-5th-avenue-wisdom post today showing off his jolly reuseable cup! I got all confused looking at NIM’s mason jar. I got confused because I …

So just what branch are they under?

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Via Think Progress Bush claims he’s not part of the executive branch. Vice President Cheney has exempted his office from a presidential executive order designed to safeguard classified national security information by claiming that the Office of the Vice President is not an “entity within the executive branch.” Today the LA Times reveals that the President has also exempted himself… …

Owwwwwww! Cognitive Dissonance!

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Owww! Cognitive Dissonance. Where’s the Wayback Machine, Mr. Peabody?! My RSS feed reader showed that quietly, on Sunday, did No Impact Man revisit two of his posts that gave links to where donations could be made to him, and parenthetically added that he had rethunk the notion of donations, but thank you anyway. Was a post on this decision forthcoming? …

I’m an insomniac and was painting anyway

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No Impact Man today endorses himself with philosophers from “Locke to Sartre”, and, specifically, Aristotle, Confucius and Aquinas. Some readers have taken No Impact Man to task for calling for financial contributions to aid our Super Green No Impact Hero in his No Impact activities and to support his blog. They ask how his fortune-favored lifestyle (book deal, cleaning person, …

No Impact Man Leaps Tall Questions But Does Not Clear 5th Avenue Prewar, Elegant Apartment Building

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There was a stampede at No Impact Man yesterday to discuss Kant and who is the preferred philosopher of No Impact Man’s Faithful. Yet there was one among his supportive readers who picked up on Colin’s plea for financial support, writing: BTW, Colin, I’m curious – why are you looking for monetary support from your readers, other than buying your …