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A reminder of politics of a different time

We as Americans are quick to point at other countries as corrupt- as having barriers to entry for foreigners, of having politicians who must be paid off to be able to do business. Yet, it’s tough to look in the mirror and realize that we too, have become as corrupt and politically immoral. In a Read More

Fracking Citizen Journalists

Yesterday my neighbor Larry told me I had to see “Gasland” – and I’m embarrassed to say I didn’t know about it. This is one of the major problems facing any activist- how do you get people to pay attention to your cause- or find your blog, or your video. It’s not as easy as Read More

It’s when the facts come out that makes us wonder

Greg Hunter stopped in today and we had a quick discussion about politicians and the embellishment of resumes- as well as job seekers doing the same thing. What’s most interesting in the case of Richard Blumenthal- is the timing of the “reporting” of his deeds- on the eve of an election. Has the fourth estate Read More

Why neighborhood presidents are more important than a mayor

Tomorrow we swear in a neighborhood president as mayor of Dayton. In terms of his ability to effect change in his area of responsibility, he’ll find he just took a demotion. Now, he’ll have to get two of four people to agree with him- and their constituencies- which include a myriad of political backers with Read More

NYT on Comment moderation and journalism

One of the things that’s difficult in a Web 2.0 world is dealing with radicals (same as in the real world). Back to the old adage: “opinions are like assholes, everyone has one.” Give people equal access to a soapbox, and suddenly, everybody is a brilliant thought leader. Trust me, I suffer the same delusions Read More

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