Anger & Fear

I’m not angry; I’m just very, very disappointed.

On Endings & Beginnings

My God, what have we done?

We Don’t Know How to Handle Terrorism

Found this very insightful quote over on Slashdot, and I couldn’t agree more: “Countries like the UK and Israel have experience with terrorism, and they’ve developed reasonably sane ways of handling it. Just to be clear, I’m not praising the fact that they stole land from the Irish and the Palestinians — but at least… Continue reading We Don’t Know How to Handle Terrorism

The Problems

Found this over on a Slashdot story about how attacks on voting machines are practical (despite arguments to the contrary): The problem is our elections are supposed to be transparent by law. The problem is our elections are supposed to have public oversight. The problem is a private company can not provide public oversight. The… Continue reading The Problems

The Lesser of two Evils is Still Evil

It’s an all-to common complaint, no doubt heard by everyone sooner or later. The complaint of a disinterested voter, saying that they don’t really like either of the candidates from the two major parties, but that they’re voting for one or the other because “they are the lesser of two evils.” Maybe you’ve even had… Continue reading The Lesser of two Evils is Still Evil