Thursday, March 19, 2009

5 interviews about the importance of broadband access to everyone

This post applies just as much to Benzie County.
Internet for Everyone

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Time to Revisit Neil Young's Expanded Website

You won't regret seeing this greatly expanded, most creative and dead on expressive statement on the continuing wars Obama is now grappling with.

Living with War

Sunday, November 09, 2008

William Greider predicted 2008 in 1997 book
"One World Ready or Not":

from p334
As capital owners and financial markets accumulate greater girth and a dominating influence, their search for higher returns becomes increasingly purified in purpose - detached from social concerns and abstracted from the practical realities of commerce. In this atmosphere, investors develop rising expectations of what their invested savings ought to earn and the rising prices in financial markets gradually diverge from the underlying economic reality. Since returns on capital are rising faster than the productive output that must pay them, the process imposes greater and greater burdens on commerce and societies - debt obligations that cannot possibly be fulfilled by the future and, sooner or later, must be liquidated, written off or forgiven.
A market crash ... is the abrupt deflation of prices and of misplaced hopes.
The rich nations of the world are acting like ancient usurers, lending money to the desperate poor on terms that cannot possibly be met and, thus, steadily acquiring more and more control over the lives and assets of the poor.
The social question - how does a society sustain equable relations among its own people - has been brushed aside by the economic sphere. Social cohesion and consent, even the minimal standards of human decency, are irrelevant to free markets.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Obama favors Network Neutrality!

Obama ``strongly supports'' the principle of network neutrality, according to a policy statement posted on his Web site. He has said letting Internet providers, including cable companies such as Comcast Corp., charge fees that give some Web sites or applications priority over others ``would threaten innovation, the open tradition and architecture of the Internet, and competition.''

See previous posts on this blog about the importance of Network Neutrality

Friday, October 31, 2008

World Electoral College created by the Economist

Click here to see how the world is voting

World Electoral College

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Harry and Louise are back, for real

Watch the video ad, and the actors'explanation

Harry and Louise 2008

Thursday, April 17, 2008

A good mix of Foreign Policy News

This site gives a different mix than the usual, see how you like it.
Sometimes blogland gets a little repetitive.

Just Foreign Policy