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Wednesday, June 09, 2004
  War, Evil, and the End of History So I'm reading Bernard Henri Levy's War, Evil, and the End of History after seeing him on C-SPAN2 memorial day. So far it's pretty interesting. I went poking around on the web looking for a critical review of it, and I have to say I've found nothing but Book stores selling the book. Wouldn't it be cool if the net spoke a little bit more... 
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Tuesday, June 01, 2004
  Rain Forest Boy Makes Good


This kid is absolutely amazing. I can't believe how much he has accomplished in 21 years. Rock on Rain Forest Boy, you're the freaking man.

I've been having some random conversations with people I meet about environmental issues, it's a perennial topic for me. Here in Massachusetts we get liberal ideology with the water as kids, and I've felt my whole life like some sort of horrendous environmental crisis is going to crash in about us any day now. I am a skeptic however, and my work with massPIRG has led me to doubt the knowledge and veracity of at least some 'environmental activists'. Of course, I have little to no knowledge of environmental science, so it's hard for me to make any accurate inferences about whether or not we actually are headed for disaster on those grounds. It would however seem to me that in general little thought about sustainability goes into our decisions about how to live our lives. It also seems foolish to assume that we have infinite resources here on the planet, and that rushing about in pursuit of individual gain, while it may keep Adam Smith's invisible hand approportioning our resources, it may not prevent an invisible foot arising from climate change or some other unexpected factor and stomping all over our little sandbox. 

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Tuesday, May 25, 2004
  Slate's Today's Papers: "

Go read the news! 
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Sunday, May 23, 2004
  The T Word By Bill�O'Brien
The world is a sad sad place. 
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  Blogger Help : What is BlogThis! ?
Blog this, BlogThis you silly bit of code! 
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Sunday, May 16, 2004
  This girl's music is unbelievable, Think GZA's strings on beneath the surface, but with a real violinist, and much, much doper:

Kytami


Some of the lyrics are real weak, but the instrumentals are not to be trifled with. Tookie-Wookies? WTF? Next this kid'll be talking bout the wacy-bass line. Alright schnooky-bookie, that's all I got for now... 
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Saturday, May 08, 2004
  I'm not a huge Kerry supporter, but I thought in the interest of fairness I would post the full quote of his "I voted for the $87 Billion before I voted against it" gaffe:

"Secondly, this is very important, I actually did vote for the $87 billion — before I voted against it. Joe Biden and I thought this: we thought since a lot of mainstream, regular folks in America were sharing a big burden of this war, we thought since those families are sacrificing, that just maybe the wealthiest people in America would be willing to also contribute, and so Joe and I brought an amendment to the $87 billion, and we said, `This should be paid for now, not adding to the deficit,' and the way we should pay for it is say to the wealthiest 1 or 2 percent of Americans, instead of accepting $690 billion of tax cuts over the next 10 years, wouldn't you just be willing, in the spirit of patriotism and sacrifice, to just take $600 billion?

From the New York Times 
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  Last night I went out for a walk with my roommate. We saw a trumpeter swan at the Salem Bridge. It was really cool, I've never seen a wild swan before. That bird was enormous, and was swimming around the harbor like a little boat. Didn't get to see him fly, but hey, I'll take what I can get. 
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Thursday, May 06, 2004
  Well, Bush said he was sorry.
Limbaugh asininely compared Abu Gharib to a frat prank 
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  I can't believe that Bush went on Arab tv and didn't apologize for Abu Gharib atrocities. What an utter jackass! It would make me feel a great deal better about Kerry were he to have the nuts to go on as a senator and apologize. Probably wouldn't do well with the crowd who buys into all that nonsense about Hanoi Jane though. 
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