Go Read These Blogs!
I'm taking a break today, be back late, or tomorrow. I need to rake leaves, dig in some dirt, watch some earthworms, and breathe some air (fresh or not). Here is some fresh reading for those of you stuck inside:
Project For A New Century of Freedom
is writing about Instant Runoff Voting (!!) think exciting possibilities,
and it's NOT
just in USA Today..he gives further links. He's also writing about Censorship and Secrecy, which seems to be a much larger epidemic than SARS, eh?
My personal favorite from his page today seems to extend beautifully what I was trying to lead into yesterday, the responsibility to get reliable information out, the repetition needed to uncover the secrecy, the propaganda, the deceptions. He says in part;
This is my story, and my reason for being here. I'm glad I found the blogosphere, and believe our responsibility to be great. What responsibility you may ask? To bring the wide amount of information and news available on the Internet into focus and to make it accessible. Made-to-order global news filtering. Not to mention opinion. And I firmly believe this will impact the mainstream media themselves. This war in Iraq is a test case for a new policy of sharing information and dissent, and not just for demonstrating America's new national security strategy. more
More reading here:
The Daily Dystopian
has a unique feature: Today in Dystopian History
. Because my history education is lacking, I really appreciate reading that daily.
There are some excellent links about depleted uranium and the responsibility that Britian is taking upon themselves to at least test their servicemen and women for traces of DU. Of course, the US is ignoring this aspect, because to do so would be an admission that DU causes health and environmental problems. Go see how safe you think our troops are from future health problems.
posted by Cyndy