Martha Stewart: Lockup Living

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But You Promised!

Thanks to Freedom of Thought: June 10, 2003 Archives. The sign says: “one weekend a month my ass!”, which is the nominal duty requirement for US National Guard troops. In support of recent activities, they’ve been called to active duty not for a weekend a month, but rather for months at a time.

Some real details (gps used,

Some real details (gps used, program used, etc.) about how this was accomplished would be interesting, but it’s a neat photo nonetheless. If it wasn’t done as described in the caption, then I guess this might qualify as one of the world’s most detailed crop circles.


As good as google is, searching for a specific blog post amongst the millions of pages indexed by their service often results in not finding what one is looking for. The problem is that the one blog entry of interest is swamped by the sheer number of web pages that contain the same search terms. … Read more

Bruce Sterling Interview

Declan interviews scifi author Bruce Sterling in a wide-ranging conversation that covers privacy and privacy issues from a variety of perspectives. From looking at the very meaning of privacy, You have more privacy if everyone’s illiterate … to an examination of David Brin’s concept of the transparent society, this short interview is an interesting read. … Read more

U.S. Blues

CNN asks a very pointed question, Is lying about the reason for a war an impeachable offense?, in a recent article which examines the topic in some detail. Checks and balances, indeed. The seriousness of the issue is illustrated by this excerpt, comparing this potential scandal to Watergate: Krugman is right to suggest a possible … Read more

The Erosion of Freedom

“I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachment of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.” – James Madison They say if you’re not angry, you aren’t paying attention. George Paine has been paying attention. While I’m too optimistic and upbeat … Read more


My logs revealed an interesting google referral, where the search words were “travel pichers for web pages”. Searching google with those words returns my site as the top hit! (Unfortunately, the rest of the results look pretty much to be not work safe (NWS). This seemed a bit odd, and I wondered where the word … Read more

Justice in America

Steal a little and they throw you in jail, Steal a lot and they make you king. Bob Dylan, Sweetheart Like You, Infidels

Science Marches On

In the name of science, I must share this latest advance towards the frontiers of human knowledge, a work that has hidden meanings, the first-ever periodic table of desserts: (click image for larger version) This is timely given that on Saturday I baked a Swedish Apple Cake for Sheryl’s birthday today. Thanks to Backup Brain … Read more