September 29th, 2006

ronin

[Digg] MySpace valued at $15 billion - PT Barnum dies laughing.


Craigslist, despite partly due to its no-frills layout, gets more than four billion page views per month with just 22 employees.

http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=internetNews&storyid=2006-09-28T131335Z_01_L28672677_RTRUKOC_0_US-CRAIGSLIST.xml&src=rss&rpc=22


I'm reminded of the "Now That You Know How to Write HTML, don't." section of Phil & Alex's guide to web publishing. ;]
ronin

[MeFi] Steve Irwin jokes. Too soon?


Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo is now serving Sting Ray...
It's Expensive, but Steve reckons "It's to die for!"

Guess who's singing at Steve Irwin's funeral?
STING, RAY Charles, and BARBara Striesand!

Why did they recall Steve Irwin's line of sunblock?
It didn't protect against deadly rays.

What network will be hosting his re-runs?
Spike.

Did you hear that Steve Irwin died like he lived?
With animals in his heart.

What did Steve Irwin say when he pulled the stingray barb from his chest?
"CROAKY!!!!!"

How many respected biologists have been killed by stingrays?
None.

What's the difference between the Croc Hunter and Princess Di?
He brought his own camera crew.


But, seriously.
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ronin

And so the US legalizes torture...


I'm hardly surprised or shocked by this kind of thing any more. The NeoCons are quite simply evil, and that fact is quite clear to anyone who's been paying the least bit of attention. They do not have ethics; they do not have morals; they do not value human life - not one whit. I can think of no better summary than Keith Olbermann's recent editorial (thanks, flemco). Quoting George Orwell, Olbermann eloquently explained the NeoCons:

"The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power. We are different from all the oligarchies of the past in that we know what we are doing. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. The object of persecution, is persecution. The object of torture, is torture. The object of power, is power.

How does one man assert his power over another? By making him suffer. Unless he is suffering, how can you be sure that he is obeying your will and not his own? Power is in inflicting pain and humiliation. In our world, there will be no emotions except fear, rage, triumph, and self-abasement. A world of fear and treachery and torment. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever."


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