Thursday, November 23, 2006


Dissident Voice

Dissident Voice is an internet newsletter dedicated to challenging the distortions and lies of the corporate press and the privileged classes it serves. The goal of Dissident Voice is to provide hard hitting, thought provoking and even entertaining news and commentaries on politics and culture that can serve as ammunition in struggles for peace and social justice.


Moustache May 2006

In the larger scope of things, men with a moustache are treated differently than men with a shorn face. This effect can be positive or negative but it is undeniably different. Participants may have come for the comradery but they will be subjected to a quiet judgement by the outside world. The stylistic days of the early 1900's when a moustache carried no stigma have long since past. Hopefully Moustache May can help to revive those more welcome times.



First, we SEARCH. We scour the Internet to dig up every possible piece of information about you and present it in an interactive monthly report. You can view this report by email or by logging into our site. This information is detailed in straightforward categories, including:

    * Social networks (MySpace, Facebook, LiveJournal, Bebo, and more);
    * Professional review websites;
    * Blogs;
    * Online news sources;
    * Photograph, video, and audio sharing sites (Flickr, YouTube, etc.); and,
    * Millions of additional sites on the "open Internet."

The MyReputation Advocate™ Next, we DESTROY. You can select any content from your report that you don't like. This is where we go to work for you.

Our trained and expert online reputation advocates use an array of proprietary techniques developed in-house to correct and/or completely remove the selected unwanted content from the web. This is an arduous and labor-intensive task, but we take the job seriously so you can sleep better at night. We will always and only be in YOUR corner.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006


Research Class Blog


Euy's AP Psychology Blog






A CRABBY OLD WOMAN :: Muncie Free Press Forums

Crabby Old Woman 

When an old lady died in the geriatric ward of a small hospital near Dundee Scotland, it was believed that she had nothing left of any value. Later, when the nurses were going through her meager possessions, they found this poem. Its quality and content so impressed the staff that copies were made and distributed to every nurse in the hospital. One nurse took her copy to Ireland. The old lady's sole bequest to posterity has since appeared in the Christmas edition of the News Magazine of the North Ireland Association for Mental Health. A slide presentation has also been made based on her simple, but eloquent, poem. ....And this little old Scottish lady, with nothing left to give to the world, is now the author of this "anonymous" poem winging across the Internet: 

Crabby Old Woman 

What do you see, nurses...... 
What do you see? 
What are you thinking........... 
When you're looking at me?


The Cab Ride; author unknown

Twenty years ago, I drove a cab for a living. 


When I arrived at 2:30 a.m., the building was dark except for a single light in a ground 
floor window. Under these circumstances, many drivers would just honk once or twice, 
wait a minute, then drive away. 


But, I had seen too many impoverished people who depended on taxis as their only 
means of transportation. Unless a situation smelled of danger, I always went to the door. 
This passenger might be someone who needs my assistance, I reasoned to myself. 


So I walked to the door and knocked. "Just a minute", answered a frail, elderly voice. I 
could hear something being dragged across the floor. After a long pause, the door 
opened. A small woman in her 80's stood before me. She was wearing a print dress and 
a pillbox hat with a veil pinned on it, like somebody out of a 1940s movie. By her side 
was a small nylon suitcase. The apartment looked as if no one had lived in it for years. 
All the furniture was covered with sheets. There were no clocks on the walls, no 
knickknacks or utensils on the counters. In the corner was a cardboard box filled with 
photos and glassware. 


“Would you carry my bag out to the car?" she said. I took the suitcase to the cab, then 
returned to assist the woman. She took my arm and we walked slowly toward the curb. 
She kept thanking me for my kindness. 

continued ...

Monday, November 20, 2006


La Femme - Fashion blog

I have loved fashion forever, but beyond that, I am captivated and in love with style. Style is about confidence and creativity, and sharing your personal beauty with the world through cultivating the magical presence that is elusive but there for all of us . Fashion icons understand this- attitude comes first, clothing second. Any well informed fashionista can slip on a pair of Manolos, or dress up in Chanel tweed, but without style, the look is merely a collection of expensive garments assembled according to the directions of Vogue magazine. A clone of a thousand other women walking the high streets of cities worldwide. Obviously, there is nothing wrong with this, just like the fact and utility of uniforms, but for me this approach can be boring and grey. Clothing shouldn't just hang on your body to display someone else's work; the magic of style makes it a part of you and helps you to look amazing and feel like a beautiful force in the world. Even when the world is hard. You definitely don't have to be a supermodel to achieve this! Style and beauty are human artistic birthrights for all of us.




Lions welcomed, Grey Cup welded

The Grey Cup is one again.

Pictures of the 97-year-old trophy split in two were splashed across the country as the B.C. Lions celebrated their 25-14 victory over the Montreal Alouettes last night.

But a Winnipeg welder soldered the cup and the base together this morning just in time to for the Lions to catch their flight home to Vancouver.

Paul Micieli, the CFL's Grey Cup trophy ambassador, said he randomly bumped into a fan who knew a good metal shop in Winnipeg.

Arrangements were quickly made and it took about 30 minutes for the cup to be restored.

“The cup is a lot stronger now than it was when it got here,” Micieli said over the phone from Winnipeg.

The silver plate holding the cup and base together had broken and was replaced by two strips of stainless steel.

Micieli said the cup has been damaged before, but never during the trophy presentation.




The Daily Reel

We started The Daily Reel to showcase the best in online video.  TDR’s mission is to sift through the nipple-slipping lip-synchers, find the good stuff, and show you what you need to watch.  We devote all of our time and resources to finding the quality content among the hundreds of thousands, even millions of videos that are out there.  TDR believes that a handful of these creators represent the future of the medium; we don’t want tomorrow’s filmmakers to go unnoticed today.


BlueSky Studios Challenge

The BlueSky Studios Challenge:

Every Monday a new challenge is posted. The participants do their "take" on the subject matter and post it. Challenges are open ended, meaning any participant can go back and draw something from a previous week.


Joystiq - Video Game Blog


Fausta's blog

Fausta Wertz was born and raised in Santurce, Puerto Rico and is a long-term resident of Princeton, New Jersey. She discusses New Jersey, taxation, current events, and how news are reported in the French and Spanish-language media at Fausta's Blog.


The Education Wonks - Thoughts And Ideas Freely Exchanged

The Registry Of Bad Administrators, The Teachers Behaving Badly Department, The Leave Those Kids Alone Department, The Political Correctism Run Amok Files, and Our Didn't Pay Attention In Class Files, are copyrighted features of The Education Wonks, all rights reserved.


Welcome to the Blog Carnival Index

Welcome to ! We love the idea of blog carnivals where someone takes the time to find really good blog posts on a given topic, and then puts all those posts together in a blog post called a "carnival".

To understand what a blog carnival is, consider some examples. Here is the first edition of Carnival of the Vanities (one of the earliest blog carnivals). Carnivals can be very descriptive like this one, or very concise, like this one. Find the style the fits your topic and time schedule.

We think blog carnivals are a great way for bloggers to recognize each other's efforts, organize blog posts around important topics, and improve the overall level of conversation in the blogosphere. Carnivals come in edited "editions", just like magazines or journals. The fact that carnivals are edited (and usually annotated) collections of links lets them serve as "magazines" within the blogosphere, and carnival hosts can earn their readership by providing high quality collections.

Since blog carnivals include lots of posts on specific topics, they also serve as a place to connect with those who are expert (or at least highly opinionated!) and those who are interested in that field.


Michael - Weblog

Michael Fumento is an author, journalist, photographer and attorney specializing in science and health issues. He is a regular contributor to Townhall and numerous publications. He received his undergraduate degree while serving in the Army, where he achieved the rank of sergeant. In 1985 he was graduated from the University of Illinois College of Law and is currently a member of the Pennsylvania bar.

He has been a science columnist for the Scripps Howard New Service, a legal writer for the Washington Times, editorial writer for the Rocky Mountain News in Denver, and was the first "National Issues" reporter for Investor's Business Daily. In both 2005 and 2006 he was an embedded journalist three times in the volatile western Iraq province of Al Anbar, including the cities of Fallujah and Ramadi.


Niall Kennedy's Weblog

I am a syndication geek living in San Francisco, California in the United States. I am very interested in the world of personal empowerment and collaboration newly expressed through the world of weblog publishing, content syndication, and real-time search.



Read/WriteWeb is a popular tech weblog by Richard MacManus, focused on Next Generation Web Technology. On this site you'll find information on innovative Web apps and services, together with product positioning, Web news and industry insights.


Blake Ross Blog: On the UCLA Tasering (click here)


Photo Matt » Unlucky In Cards

Howdy. My name is Matthew Mullenweg. According to Google I am the #1 most important Matt in the world, but really I'm just a kid born and raised in Houston, Texas. I write code, prose, and music. I've taken a few pictures too.


I am the founding developer of WordPress, the blogging software that runs much of this site and thousands of other sites around the world. The website says WordPress is "a state-of-the-art semantic personal publishing platform" but more importantly WordPress is a part of who I am. Like eating, breathing, music, I can't not work on WordPress. The project touches a lot of people, something I've recently begun to appreciate. I consider myself very lucky to be able to work on something I love so much.

UCLA student is tasered in the Powell Library

Dunk jumping off friend's back

Sunday, November 19, 2006


Movie Reviews, Music Reviews, TV Show Reviews, Game Reviews, Book Reviews - - Reliable Security Information is an invaluable resource on military, intelligence and national security matters." [Bob Woodward in Plan of Attack, Simon & Schuster, April 2004]

National Journal's Guide To The Web: Iraq -- Peacekeeping National Journal (12/05/2003) "I find the Global Security Web site offers the best compilation of up-to-date news reports on Iraq, hard-to-find briefing materials from the Pentagon and other sources, and a comprehensive archive of articles and reports relating to Iraq. They also tend to steer clear of a lot of subjective analysis and stick to the straight facts."

National Journal's Guide To The Web: Military Transformation National Journal (12/05/2003) "Want to know more about the missiles that shot down U.S. helicopters in Iraq? Or how many U.S. forces are in which countries around the world? Or the brief history of each of 31 civil wars and uprisings currently under way around the globe? Or are you interested in the history of the Revolutionary United Front in Sierra Leone? That's just a fraction of the staggering (and sometimes bewildering) database compiled by the eminently quotable John Pike at"

National Journal's Guide To The Web: Weapons of Mass Destruction National Journal (12/05/2003) " mounts an extensive site covering the full spectrum of WMD issues, but providing a unique focus on U.S. weapons-of-mass-destruction capabilities and policies. Want to know the status of Minuteman III ICBMs in North Dakota? Check this site first. Look here also for fresh satellite imagery of possible nuclear sites in the "axis of evil" nations. John Pike, another Web pioneer, heads the site and ensures an exhaustive supply of information."

Smash My PS3 (Random House Canada)






West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

For many years, conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim has worked towards reconciling Arabs and Israelis. Based on the notion that "music is the language of peace," Barenboim and comparative literature professor Edward Said brought together Arab and Israeli musicians, along with a handful of German artists, to perform in Weimar on the 250th anniversary of the birth of Goethe. Also participating in this bold experiment in 1999 was Yo-Yo Ma. The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, a name derived from a collection of poems by Goethe, today embraces eighty Arab and Israeli musicians aged thirteen to twenty-six. Director Paul Smaczny has followed the orchestra since its inception. The film chronicles all five summer workshops in Weimar and Seville, Barenboim's visit to Ramallah and Jerusalem in May 2004-during which he received the prestigious Wolf Prize at the Knesset-as well as the celebrated concert in Geneva and highlights of the 2005 European tour.

Knowledge Is The Beginning
Directed by Paul Smaczny



Strand Bookstore: Home of 18 miles of New, Used, Rare and Out of Print Books

Welcome to New York City's legendary Strand Book Store.

In 1927 Benjamin Bass opened Strand Book Store on 4th Avenue, New York's famous Book Row of America. Named after the famous publishing street in London and an old literary magazine, Strand Book Store has long been known for remarkable deals on great books.

Ben's son Fred began working in his father's store when he was ten years old. After a tour of duty in the Armed Forces, Fred returned to the family business and took over its management in 1956. Soon after, he moved it to its current location at the corner of Broadway and Twelfth Street. When Mr. Bass moved the store to its Broadway site he rented 4,000 square feet of the building. Now, four and a half decades later, he owns the building with Strand taking up five of the eleven floors, and a second store on Fulton Street in New York City's financial district.


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Daniel Barenboim


BBC Radio 4 - Reith Lectures 2006

Lectures: In the Beginning was Sound 

In this year's Reith Lectures musician and conductor Daniel Barenboim discusses the interplay between music and society.


BBC - Radio 4 - Reith Lectures 2003 - The Emerging Mind

Lecturer: Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

This year's Reith lecturer is the noted neuroscientist Vilayanur S. Ramachandran, Director of the Centre for Brain and Cognition at the University of California (San Diego).


Anonymous Lawyer

Stories from the trenches, by a fictional hiring partner at a large law firm in a major city.


Powells Books - Used, New, and Out of Print

From humble storefront beginnings in 1971 on a derelict corner of northwest Portland, Powell's Books has grown into one of the world's great bookstores, with seven locations in the Portland metropolitan area, and one of the book world's most successful dot-coms (, serving customers worldwide.

Powell's roots began in Chicago, where Michael Powell, as a University of Chicago graduate student, opened his first bookstore in 1970. Encouraged by friends and professors, including novelist Saul Bellow, Michael borrowed $3,000 to assume a lease on a bookstore. The venture proved so successful that he managed to repay the loan within two months.

Michael's father Walter, a retired painting contractor, worked one summer with Michael in the Chicago store. He so enjoyed his experience that upon returning to Portland he opened his own used bookstore.



Jeremy Blachman's Brand New Weblog

Jeremy Blachman's Brand New Weblog
I had a weblog before (click here). This is my new one. I went to law school. But now I've written a novel. It's based on this other blog I've been writing (click here). This blog is to talk about that process, and whatever else I feel like writing about. I'll try to make it worth your while. I'm sometimes funny. Sometimes. Thanks for stopping by.


Neighbors From Hell

Whatever happened to the Love Thy Neighbor motto? Across the nation and around the world, good neighbors are asking themselves this question while trying to get their hands around the surprisingly hostile neighbor conflicts they are now more and more likely to find themselves entangled in.
From noise and pet issues to boundary disputes and sanitation, from threats and intimidation to lawsuits and top-story violence, the age-old problem of Neighbor Versus Neighbor is taking a 21st-century twist. Behind the headlines where one neighbor is rushed off to the hospital while the other is on his way to jail — over seemingly minor differences like snow-shoveling or barking dogs, loud music or child bullying — lie stories of long-lived trauma close to home, where police didn't help, where the bad guys kept triumphing over the good. But it's the untellable millions of events and situations that don't make the news that make up the real story here.






An opus in three parts, Iraq In Fragments offers a series of intimate, passionately-felt portraits: A fatherless 11-year-old is apprenticed to the domineering owner of a Baghdad garage; Sadr followers in two Shiite cities rally for regional elections while enforcing Islamic law at the point of a gun; a family of Kurdish farmers welcomes the US presence, which has allowed them a measure of freedom previously denied.

American director James Longley spent more than two years filming in Iraq to create this stunningly photographed, poetically rendered documentary of the war-torn country as seen through the eyes of Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds. Winner of Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Editing awards in the 2006 Sundance Film Festival documentary competition, the film was also awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the 2006 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.

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