Archive for November 12th, 2008

Sorry for the hiccup

| November 12, 2008 | 1 Reply
Sorry for the hiccup

DI was down for a couple hours early this afternoon.   Thanks to the smart guys at our hosting service to resurrect the site quickly. BTW, for those of you wondering about DI’s traffic, during October, 2008, we had: 108,322 visits 72,012 unique visitors 396,280 pages downloaded. 1,053,050 files downloaded, and 1,206,220 hits. For the average […]

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The miniature earth

| November 12, 2008 | Reply
The miniature earth

If you want to know what the human population on earth is really like, consider The Miniature Earth.

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Two Americas, one of them literate

| November 12, 2008 | 5 Replies
Two Americas, one of them literate

Chris Hedges describes the divide at TruthDig, in his article entitled “America, the Illiterate“: We live in two Americas. One America, now the minority, functions in a print-based, literate world. It can cope with complexity and has the intellectual tools to separate illusion from truth. The other America, which constitutes the majority, exists in a […]

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What is it to be a moderate Republican?

| November 12, 2008 | 2 Replies
What is it to be a moderate Republican?

Yesterday, I was talking with a fellow who asked “What does it mean to be a ‘moderate’ Republican.   In answer, I started describing my Grandfather, who urged fiscal responsibility and strong defense but who, at the age of 96, was aghast that the U.S. had started a needless war in Iraq.   “We need to invest […]

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Parking violation rant

| November 12, 2008 | 7 Replies
Parking violation rant

I was tempted to leave this person’s license plate number un-blurred . . . It’s often difficult to find a parking spot in my office building (on those days I don’t ride a bicycle to work).   This person gets the “Parking Jerk” award of the day.   Notice the paint on the ground.  Notice the conspicuous […]

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