U.S. Diplomat's Letter of Resignation. (username: opensewer; password: iswatching)
Friday, February 28
Wednesday, February 26
Monday, February 24
Thursday, February 20
What the kids dream of - the city they design for the future. A mix of environmental concerns and terror inspired hyper-security nightmares. Kids in the 1980's dreamt of the world ending from nuclear war; kids now dream of environmental decimation and terrorism. Just some of the differences that divide generations...
Wednesday, February 19
Tuesday, February 18
Monday, February 17
Here is his outstanding February 12, 2003 speech which he delivered to the Senate; please read at least the first few paragraphs: Reckless Administration May Reap Disastrous Consequences, by US Senator Robert Byrd. Thanks, Cousin Steven, for the tip.
Sunday, February 16
The growing chasm between our cosmology and that of the many of the other nations of the world, particularly those who reside in that deplored tranche referred to as “the third” world, is, in my humble opinion, the greatest threat to a peaceful earth.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu: “Can you imagine what we'd be able to do if half of what we invested in war, we invested in peace?”
Saturday, February 15
Friday, February 14
Rubicon (ROO-bi-kon) noun: A point of no return, one where an action taken commits a person irrevocably.
Is it a mere coincidence or a subtle warning that this is the word of the day on one of the most decisive days in the pending war on Iraq?
Thursday, February 13
Wednesday, February 12
yup, we're blogging at 3:30am here. the sewer is open all night.
Monday, February 10
Turkey Seeks Nato Consultations on Defence [sic] of Iraq
Confusion Surrounds German-French Plan for Iraq
Chinese Dissident Sentenced to Life in Prison (he is an American), and
South Korea Says No Proof of North Korea Atomic Bomb.
Read the articles, and see if you don't agree with me when I say, "Hello, Bush - wake up! The entire world continues to turn against us and all you want to do is make war."
Friday, February 7
Thursday, February 6
Wednesday, February 5
My take on it is this: Thirty years down the road, I'd like to visit a structure full of life and economically vital--not just a mostly-empty monument, regardless of its architectural and cultural merit. The original towers were working towers; the new structure should also be a noble laborer.
Tuesday, February 4
Monday, February 3
If you are like me, you probably didn't know why they were on this flight. You might have heard there was an Isreali astronaut, but really, why was it necessary this time to have people flying up there? What were they doing? That's half of the shuttle fleet that has been destroyed during its "normal" usage now. This article I found (via metafilter) written in 1980 brings a lot of perspective to the situation. I am not one to question the value of science for science, but when something of this scope, scale, and cost doesn't mean anything to the average citizen unless it fails spectacularly, it leads me to question the nature of the shuttle missions.