Showing posts from February 13, 2005
Greenies take a beating

Score one for the capitalists!

key 'graf:

We bit off more than we could chew. They were just Cockney barrow boy spivs. Total thugs,” one protester said, rubbing his bruised skull. “I’ve never seen anyone less amenable to listening to our point of view.”

Another said: “I took on a Texan Swat team at Esso last year and they were angels compared with this lot.” Behind him, on the balcony of the pub opposite the IPE, a bleary-eyed trader, pint in hand, yelled: “Sod off, Swampy.”

Book Blog
From Bumf Online:

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
5. Don’t search around and look for the “coolest” book you can find. Do what’s actually next to you.

"Two women got up and walked out."

The Bishop and the Missing L Train by Andrew M. Greeley
The Smallest Minority

Very interesting take on how technology is going to make us more green. The Luddite strain of environmentalism always struck me as bizaare and self-defeating. I think the effects this will have on families and society are not to be underestimated. It's hard to see what the effects will ultimately be but I can see communities being modeled differently going forward. More thoughts on this as they develop.
Popular Mechanics is Debunking The 9/11 Myths. Ask me they seem a little late to the party but hey, I'm not exactly Drudge when it comes to posting news. I think it's good to see the points addressed one at a time and using solid sources. Kudos.