Sunday, April 29, 2012

David Brin The Horror Zine

David Brin The Horror Zine

This part is great:

"Write. Love writing. Love stories. Love a civilization that gives you plenty to read and the food and comfort to accompany it all. Be competitive. Seek and relish criticism. Have patience but never stop burning. Burn like a flame. An inferno."

Sunday, April 22, 2012

CIA Wants To Expand Drone Strikes In Yemen - YouTube

CIA Wants To Expand Drone Strikes In Yemen - YouTube

Part of the reason I think this is such an important issue, besides the fact that innocent people are being killed in secret and without due process, is that this is almost certainly, if we do nothing, an omen of what the future holds, not just for the military but for policing (it's happening already): remote control killing. No due process. Little effort. Lots of death.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

U.S. News - 30 people pepper-sprayed at Santa Monica College course fees protest

U.S. News - 30 people pepper-sprayed at Santa Monica College course fees protest

A serious and persistent problem with police is that with little real-world accountability they are able to take advantage of what they are allowed to do under extreme circumstances and apply it toward young people or otherwise everyday people not doing anything extreme, such as protesting. If you're stressed out, find a new job. Don't take it out on the people who pay your salary.

"Priscillia Omon, 21, claimed a police officer fired the spray into the mouths and eyes of people standing arm's length away, NBC Los Angeles reported. She said a family, including a 4 year old, were in the crowd when the officer used the pepper spray."

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Writing Quotes - The Top Twenty Five Quotes on Writing and Language

Writing Quotes - The Top Twenty Five Quotes on Writing and Language

I love quotes. I especially love writerly quotes. Take your time: savor the concise wisdom.

'Did Jesus Exist?' A Historian Makes His Case : NPR

'Did Jesus Exist?' A Historian Makes His Case : NPR

A very interesting topic. A lot of people (religious and otherwise) don't realize how little in fact we know about the Christ. I went to a Jesuit university so have heard some of the arguments before. I definitely think he existed. I definitely don't think he was the son of God, though.