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fri 04 apr 03

+ the public interest: honor's champion. "because of the tendency of democratic peoples to slip into deterministic modes of thought (a phenomenon well-explained by tocqueville), these examples of self-governing democratic heroes are important. they become a nonreligious resource for buttressing belief in free will." later: dave called my attention to the fact i forgot to insert the link. my excuse, this time, is it was a late-at-night peruse.

+ atlantic monthly, from 1993: islam and liberal democracy.

+ martin luther king:

"our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."

"violence as a way of achieving racial justice is both impractical and immoral. it is impractical because it is a descending spiral ending in destruction for all. it is immoral because it seeks to humiliate the opponent rather than win his understanding; it seeks to annihilate rather than to convert. violence is immoral because it thrives on hatred rather than love."

+ omigod. it's been so long since i used my macintosh for internet hookup, i couldn't remember how to do it. remote access. doy. it's virtually just a photoshop/3-d machine now.

+ ny times: bush approves quarantine authority for sars. news media are still calling it 'mystery illness.'

+ "when i feed the poor, they call me a saint.
when i ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist."
- archbishop dom helder camara, brazil.

+ slashdot: freebsd 4.8 released.

+ builder.com: are you unintentionally micromanaging your team?

+ iol: nuns attack u.s. weapons of mass destruction. "u.s. district judge robert blackburn has said the women could not make use of the nuremberg defence, which allows a citizen to break the law in order to prevent a crime against humanity."

+ miami herald: u.s. envoy speaks of fallout over mexico's war stance.

+ silicon valley: greenspan, innovation needs balanced help.

+ femail.co.uk: do diet tights really work?

+ ghosts of albion.

+ credittraps.com. today's tip, learn about 'universal default.' credit wisdom.

+ natural resources defense council: ruling on endangered species upheld.

+ net-security: book review, essential apache for web professionals. they approve of it, for novices and intermediates.

+ freshmeat: photoshrink [python].

+ times of india: u.s. businesses slash 108,000 jobs in march.

+ first things: the virtue of hate. "apparently one must cross some terrible moral boundary in order to be a justified target of god's hatred - and of ours."

+ csm: is it okay to have fun? generations since the baby boom have not lived with war for any extended period. the concept, i guess ... if you miss a single second of news, that zen-like concentration broken for a minute, the world might end. as if one's attention keeps the world spinning on its axis. desiring some semblance of control in a crazy world. let it go. live your life.

+ la weekly: art therapy.

+ guardian.uk: excessive expectations. the adventures of teaching english lit.

+ times of india: embedded cnn medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta performed emergency neurosurgery on an iraqi child.

+ ny times editorial: the more things change.

+ ny times: a new push to grant gun industry immunity from suits. granting immunity is not the best way to eliminate frivilous lawsuits.

+ ny times: suspicious white powder and nerve antidotes found. "but a senior u.s. official familiar with initial testing said the materials were believed to be explosives." spin away, spin away.

+ santa fe new mexican: proposal may allow city to impound water. just fyi, when i went to the jemez mtns last weekend, the rio grande was so thready your grandmother could hop over it.

+ cnn: myers raises possibility of 'isolating' baghdad. remembering the lessons learned by the germans in the seige of warsaw?

+ beautiful all week, and now we have cold + rain forecast for the weekend? bummer.