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Hey LiveJournal - long time no see

Nov. 5th, 2009 | 11:32 am

I'm posting at LiveJournal as I'm boycotting Facebook for a day. Facebook changed it's UI for the worse a week or so ago. Someone organized an online boycott. Me and probably 10 or so (!!) other Facebookers are boycotting today.

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A friend of mine needs help

Oct. 5th, 2009 | 02:24 pm

http://www.helpgerrygibbs.com/

A friend of mine is facing $60,000 in dental bills. In this day of universal health care, I'd like to show that charity doesn't require the government pointing a gun at our heads.

Please help if you can.

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Benjamin Netanyahu at the UN

Sep. 24th, 2009 | 03:42 pm

BB Netanyahu was brilliant and moving in his speech at the UN. This is a MUST watch.

Part 1:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44HkjBDQz_k

Part 2:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofIwsB7xDm8

Part 3:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gkjEUjK4as

Part 4:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPEdIWa5H9k

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The Facebook borg and the future of blogs

Aug. 11th, 2009 | 12:50 pm

I've noticed that almost everyone I know (and many I haven't heard from in decades) are on Facebook. Also, many people who used to post here don't anymore or do so infrequently. I find myself posting to FB first these days - my thoughts reach more people. But, I still see value in this blog. Facebook is like a bar - lots of quick short conversations that get lost minutes after they're said (you can scroll into the past, but it's not common). I like the permanence of this blog. It's mostly a compendium of my political thoughts in a diary form.

It'd be nice to be able to cross-post to both when I want to. I tried Posterous but it's not very good. Are there any other good cross-posting tools? I guess I could write one. Maybe I will...

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I guess Posterous isn't working :(

Aug. 9th, 2009 | 06:32 pm

I've made several posts using Posterous. They made it to Facebook, but not here. Time to find something else.

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Obama is shaming the USA by supporting despots

Jul. 6th, 2009 | 02:46 pm

President Obama's lack of vigorous condemnation of Iran was terrible, but his continued support of the proto-dictator in Honduras is truly shameful.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090706/ts_nm/us_honduras

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Testing of Posterous

Jul. 2nd, 2009 | 10:58 pm

I'm testing a new service called Posterous that allows me to post to my blog, Facebook, etc. all at once.

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Dark day for freedom

Jun. 30th, 2009 | 11:17 am

Al Franken has been declared the winner in Minnesota. This means that the Dems have a filibuster-proof majority in the Sentate. I shudder...

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Rest In Peace: Billy Mays

Jun. 29th, 2009 | 11:05 am

http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/TV/06/29/mays.death/index.html?section=cnn_latest

I really admired Billy Mays. He embodied many great qualities of America. He was a self-made man, an innovator, and unendingly positive. I always got a laugh out of his commercials. I love TV pitchmen. I just can't take my eyes off of them. There are TV pitchmen - and then there was Billy Mays. He was the best of the best. I gained additional appreciation for him watching his show "Pitchmen". I'll really miss him.

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The cable news channels have gone nuts

Jun. 27th, 2009 | 11:34 pm

It's Michael Jackson all day, all night, all the time. WTF!

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