Monthly Archives: September 2013

Iran, Facebook, and the Pandora’s Box

Yesterday in Iran, members of the Iranian public had an ever so brief expansion of their online worlds. For just over half of the day, internet users in certain parts of the country did not need to resort to using … Continue reading

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Get serious.

There’s not going to be some long soliloquy from me about gun control today. I’ve had enough of having to think about justifications of why we need to limit access to high powered weapons. Columbine. Virginia Tech. Fort Hood. Aurora. … Continue reading

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Jimmy Kimmel twerks the mass media machine

Last week, a video supposedly posted by one Caitlin Heller exploded on the internet. The story is she had wanted to make a sexy video of her twerking for her boyfriend and instead failed, fell, and caught on fire. The … Continue reading

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The birth of Snowden, Manning, and the New Security State

At about this time (9:20am) on this date twelve years ago, Mr. Mooso, my high school’s principal, walked into my health class (2nd period) and leaned into Mr. Martin’s – health teacher – desk and whispered to him and quickly … Continue reading

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The Syrian Solution

It appears that instead of a military confrontation with the Assad regime, the combination of John Kerry’s loose tongue and Sergei Lavrov’s assuaging of the Assadist camp being the responsible parties. Instead, it seems that the idea of diplomacy working … Continue reading

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The problem of DC’s tax lien sales

This weekend, I came across a developing Washington Post project documenting the sale of properties whose owners owe back taxes and found myself thoroughly disgusted with nearly everything I read. By current statute, the District of Columbia may sell tax … Continue reading

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And now – what about Syria?

As the folks in Washington, DC, continue the confused march to war (or nothing), a report has come about that the civil war in Syria has led to over two million Syrians fleeing their homeland, according to the United Nations. … Continue reading

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