techPresident has a cool list of their Favorite Videos of 2007. Voter generated videos that is. Check em out.
Poll: Bullshit Is Most Important Issue For 2008 Voters
So far my favorite is the Onion’s War for the Whitehouse coverage of all the presidential bullshit going on. Bullshit is no laughing matter. The very scholarly book On Bullshit lets us know how serious it is.
One of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bullshit. Everyone knows this. Each of us contributes his share. But we tend to take the situation for granted. Most people are rather confident of their ability to recognize bullshit and to avoid being taken in by it. So the phenomenon has not aroused much deliberate concern. We have no clear understanding of what bullshit is, why there is so much of it, or what functions it serves. And we lack a conscientiously developed appreciation of what it means to us. In other words, as Harry Frankfurt writes, “we have no theory.”
Because you know “bullshit is the deciding factor in most elections”. We need another book to explain political bullshit. How about “On Political Bullshit”?
Recently I’ve gone crazy with the web video embeds on this blog. Let me know if the site is loading slow.
This is the opening ceremony of the 2008 NC Science Blogging Conference. I’m working on two other sessions I recorded. A total of three hours of video content.
Another great speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was Why I Am Opposed to the War in Vietnam
. It seems so relevant today. Check out the full text after the fold.
Continue reading “Dissent is NOT Disloyalty”
I shot some video of the Cabarrus County Democratic Women Annual Fundraiser for Candidates on January 12, 2008. Here is what Jim Neal had to say.
side note: blip.tv does a better job than YouTube of encoding flv. Thus it looks better here IMHO than it does over at YouTube.
Is this the beginning of a revolution to return control of our data BACK to ourselves? or a counterattack to distribute data and save money on expensive database servers? I’m hoping for the revolution! Check out DataPortability.org for more info. This video will give you the jist of it.
DataPortability – Connect, Control, Share, Remix from Smashcut Media on Vimeo.
JANUARY 11, 2008, is the six-year anniversary of the first arrival of prisoners at GuantÃ¡namo Bay.
On January 11, we are calling on everyone opposed to torture and indefinite detention to WEAR ORANGE to symbolize their sadness and disgust with the national shame that is GuantÃ¡namo Bay.
Get more info at the ACLU Website.