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Thu, 30 Sep 2004 20:25:07 GMT

Carrying Iraq on Your Back.

There are 281 Million Americans Annual household (family) income in the US: $42,090 Average working individual's income in the US: $21,239 Economic Census, Housing and Household Economic Data, Sep 2003 Cost of War in Iraq to date: $137 billion The National Priorities Project Cost of Iraq War Per Week: $1B USA Today article abstracting CBO and GAO numbers How much does a billion dollars weigh? 1,000 lb (In $20 bills) 200 lb in 100 bills Factmonster: How much does a million dollars weigh? At the current rate of spending, the Iraq war will have spent $1B for every American man, woman, and child, on February 16, 2007 if it has not been “downsized” or concluded. Look around you on the train in the morning, or …

[Learning The Lessons of Nixon -- emphasis added]

[A blog doesn't need a clever name]

At the current rate of spending, the Iraq war will have spent $1B for every American man, woman, and child, on February 16, 2007 if it has not been ãdownsizedä or concluded.


wow, wow…..

September 30, 2004   No Comments

Thu, 30 Sep 2004 16:36:59 GMT

September 30, 2004   No Comments

the country is falling apart

this is what the bush regime has wrought….

September 29, 2004   No Comments

new meme bold your banned books

which of the 100 most banned books have you read or own?

Scary Stories (Series) by Alvin Schwartz

Daddyâs Roommate by Michael Willhoite

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Harry Potter (Series) by J.K. Rowling

Forever by Judy Blume

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

Alice (Series) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Heather Has Two Mommies by Leslea Newman

My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

The Giver by Lois Lowry

Itâs Perfectly Normal by Robie Harris

Goosebumps (Series) by R.L. Stine

A Day No Pigs Would Dieby Robert Newton Peck

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Sex by Madonna

Earthâs Children (Series) by Jean M. Auel

The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine LâEngle

Go Ask Alice by Anonymous

Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers

In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak

The Stupids (Series) by Harry Allard

The Witches by Roald Dahl

The New Joy of Gay Sex by Charles Silverstein

Anastasia Krupnik (Series) by Lois Lowry

The Goats by Brock Cole

Kaffir Boy by Mark Mathabane

Blubber by Judy Blume

Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan

Halloween ABC by Eve Merriam

We All Fall Down by Robert Cormier

Final Exit by Derek Humphry

The Handmaidâs Tale by Margaret Atwood

Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

Whatâs Happening to my Body? Book for Girls: A Growing-Up Guide for Parents & Daughters by Lynda Madaras

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Beloved by Toni Morrison

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

The Pigman by Paul Zindel

Bumps in the Night by Harry Allard

Deenie by Judy Blume

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

Annie on my Mind by Nancy Garden

The Boy Who Lost His Face by Louis Sachar

Cross Your Fingers, Spit in Your Hat by Alvin Schwartz

A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Sleeping Beauty Trilogy by A.N. Roquelaure (Anne Rice)

Asking About Sex and Growing Up by Joanna Cole

Cujo by Stephen King

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

The Anarchist Cookbook by William Powell

Boys and Sex by Wardell Pomeroy

Ordinary People by Judith Guest

American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

Whatâs Happening to my Body? Book for Boys: A Growing-Up Guide for Parents & Sons by Lynda Madaras

Are You There, God? Itâs Me, Margaret by Judy Blume

Crazy Lady by Jane Conly

Athletic Shorts by Chris Crutcher

Fade by Robert Cormier

Guess What? by Mem Fox

The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende

The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline Cooney

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Native Son by Richard Wright

Women on Top: How Real Life Has Changed Womenâs Fantasies by Nancy Friday

Curses, Hexes and Spells by Daniel Cohen

Jack by A.M. Homes

Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo A. Anaya

Where Did I Come From? by Peter Mayle

Carrie by Stephen King

Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume

On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer

Arizona Kid by Ron Koertge

Family Secrets by Norma Klein

Mommy Laid An Egg by Babette Cole

The Dead Zone by Stephen King

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

Always Running by Luis Rodriguez

Private Parts by Howard Stern

Whereâs Waldo? by Martin Hanford

Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Greene

Little Black Sambo by Helen Bannerman

Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

Running Loose by Chris Crutcher

Sex Education by Jenny Davis

The Drowning of Stephen Jones by Bette Greene

Girls and Sex by Wardell Pomeroy

How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell

View from the Cherry Tree by Willo Davis Roberts

The Headless Cupid by Zilpha Keatley Snyder

The Terrorist by Caroline Cooney

Jump Ship to Freedom by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier

September 29, 2004   No Comments

welcome to the bush's america

Can't wait.

Adam Curry: It's going to get interesting when iPods are outlawed and assault rifles are legal.

[The Doc Searls Weblog]


it serves the dollar, if nothing else…. it is a very special morality.

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Wed, 29 Sep 2004 22:35:58 GMT

Alternative License for the Arts Fails to Catch On in Academe. Creative commons, an effort to get artists and scholars to give up some control of their online works so that the works can be freely distributed, has been slow to get off the ground. (The Chronicle of Higher Education) [ - The Wired Campus]


i disagree…. it is taking off, but academia is not a fast adopter, any progress is a possible huge growth curve.

September 29, 2004   No Comments

Wed, 29 Sep 2004 22:26:10 GMT

Disney and Ford, together forever. I've always despised Walt Disney's vision of social order, and Henry Ford was no better, so I guess it's only suiting that the Henry Ford Museum will be collaborating with Disney Imagineering to create a travelling exhibit on the architecture and design of Disneyland.

“The historical connection between Disneyland and The Henry Ford can be
traced back to Walt Disney himself and his first visit to Greenfield Village,
part of The Henry Ford, in 1940. He was so taken with Henry Ford's vision of
an idealized American village, he returned eight years later. These trips and
visits to other destinations and fairs across the country helped Walt frame
the concept of a 'Family Park' that would become Disneyland.”

Although the Henry Ford – “the place where authentic American people, places and things captivate and inspire” – conveniently neglects the history of Ford workers, they do have Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion House and the Ford-made limousine in which JFK was assassinated.

And, because it's important to know thy enemy, I'd go see the architecture and design exhibit. (via) [Purse Lip Square Jaw]


interesting stuff….. more people should be thinking of this…. especially in terms of autos. Andrew Garnar wrote a great thesis related to this….

September 29, 2004   No Comments

cool pics

jason gave me this url

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Wed, 29 Sep 2004 02:54:31 GMT

News: Schwarzenegger signs bill banning paperless voting systems. The Associated Press By Rachel Konrad [SecurityFocus News]


this is good.

September 28, 2004   No Comments

worst jobs ever

and none of them are ones that i've ever done…..

September 28, 2004   No Comments