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the greatest speech ever made

Charlie Chaplin: [Audio: English; Captions: none; Transcript: below] h/t +Lucian Randolph Transcript: I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an Emperor – that’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help … Continue reading

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sixth sense: I see data

[Audio: English; Captions: English + 30 languages] Wow. Just WOW. WOW. Although of course the evil voice inside me wonders how this would interact with someone signing in ASL 😉 Like 0

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the answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind

[Audio: not needed] Whoosh! Like 0

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cinemagraphs

These are really cool. Although I think that women’s hair blowing & skirt blowing and foot twiddling are overrepresented, there’s some really good ones here, like this one: photo by Jamie Beck & Kevin Burg (Cinemagraph © 2011) And this … Continue reading

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organ grinder

photo by Stuck In Customs This guy is *good*. I get sick of HDR’s very quickly in most cases, but he knows what he’s doing with it. I also love this one: Take a look at his flickr photostream, too. … Continue reading

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“we’ll do everything we can to push a default through, but if it does happen, be nice to these people, mr. prez!”

So we all know that the Republican wackaloons (that would be all of them, right now) in Congress are busy at work making sure that this country stands a most excellent chance of defaulting on its payments because of their … Continue reading

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morning visitor

photo by jayspost@flickr A kookaburra from Australia. Fascinating looking bird! Would love to visit there sometime. Like 0

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meanderings

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wikileaks: the pit and the pendulum

The modern concept of investigative journalism might be fairly derived from Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein‘s work on the Watergate scandal that ended Nixon’s administration. But to me the real story began a few years earlier with Daniel Ellsberg and … Continue reading

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the economic injustice of plastic

[Language: English (audio); Captions: English, Korean] If the name Van Jones rings a bell, it should. In March 2009 Jones was appointed by President Barack Obama to the newly created position of Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation … Continue reading

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market street, san francisco

…in 1906, a week before the earthquake One thing that impresses me is the unholy mix of cars, horse drawn carriages, trolleys and pedestrians all along unmarked streets with nary a set of traffic lights to be seen anywhere. Of … Continue reading

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i have days like this…

photo by mrsenil@flickr As the cat climbed over the top of the jamcloset first the right forefoot carefully then the hind stepped down into the pit of the empty flowerpot — william carlos williams Like 0

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i offer without further comment…

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wikileaks: wired contradictions

Wired finally responded late this afternoon: Putting the Record Straight on the Lamo-Manning Chat Logs. I’ll note that the comments to this two parter are pretty scathing. Haven’t yet heard back from Greenwald, although since they claim factual errors on … Continue reading

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looking to the future

DADT was repealed yesterday, and goes to the President today to be signed. I want to thank Majority Leader Reid, Senators Lieberman and Collins and the countless others who have worked so hard to get this done. It is time … Continue reading

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