The Internet has become the lifeblood of Democracy. It’s up to all of us to speak for those who do not have it – or who have had it taken away. I think I safely speak for all Meppers when I say that our thoughts and hopes are with our brothers and sisters in Tunisia and Egypt who have risen up against their oppressors.
FYI, here is a fantastic video feed that has continuous updates on anything that breaks in Egypt.
On the eve of the State of the Union, thought I’d take the time to display some recent exposition I participated in about the nature of our country and where it is relative to our founding ideals. Featuring three Brandeis debaters!
For those of you who may or may not enjoy quasi-legal forms of entertainment, this may enhance your own internal odyssey. It’s the final sequence of 2001: A Space Odyssey, with the soundtrack replaced by Pink Floyd: Echoes. This is the lesser known version of playing Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, to a sequence in the Wizard of Oz. And the payoff is quite good.
Ok, things here have been a bit dark lately, I’ll grant you that. But good omens are to be found on the internets as well. I bring to you now, the GREATEST MINI-GOLF PUTT IN THE HISTORY OF THE CIVILIZED WORLD. Prepare for pandemonium.
Our teetering economy is completely based on an ongoing imperial campaign to dominate resources around the globe. Our country’s primary contribution to the rest of the world is death. We export death, that we may import gadgets and trinkets and nonsense. So says Joe Rogan.
The big political news today is the new Congress’s attempts to rescind Obamacare. As a consummate radical, I actually believe they’re doing the right thing, if for the wrong reasons. Mandatory private health care does nothing but prop up a staggeringly broken system. Dennis Kucinich elucidates the reasons that our for-profit health care system will always lag behind the rest of the world. And he does it in one minute flat:
Wikipedia is quickly becoming the most used, most revered source of information the planet. As vast as it is currently, it could still be only a seedling for a future Encyclopedia Galactica-scale compendium. Here’s a great infographic explaining how wiikipedia works (including the strata and rankings for high-level Wikipedia dorks — err.. moderators)