An interesting article in the Nation, back in Sept/Oct, titled, Blackwater Down. It’s about the unwise privatization of security forces, such as the mercenaries that had armed troops in New Orleans after Katrina – specifically the Blackwater USA group, and its socially conservative founders, including billionaire Erik Prince. It includes this paragraph that mentions our […]
Another disturbingly insightful article by Mark Morford:http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/gate/archive/2006/03/24/notes032406.DTL&nl=fixabout the passing of time during the years of this US administration.
interesting read over at WorldChanging. RFID Viruses: A WC Perspective If your refrigerator is on the Internet, somebody’s going to try to write a virus for it. And I’m in the middle of enjoying Bruce Sterling’s perspective-inducing speech at South by Southwest. (and last night I read the speech he gave at the O’Reilly Emerging […]
Ah, I’m so sad to learn that Faz has passed away. What a fantastic man. I’ll always remember his kindness, kind words, enthusiasm and attention. He magically showed up at my bachelor party, hanging out in my backyard for a couple minutes, and giving blessings to my wedding. I am thankful for him, and I […]
I don’t want you to come away from this blog without some entertainment, so here’s a section from Mark Morford’s recent editorial, Tab Energy Drink Kills You Dead: Caffeine, of course, is key. It is our favorite drug, meth for the masses. A basic can of Coke has about 45 mg of the world’s most […]