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    My new favourite website: The Daily Kos. I'm not exactly being original, here (it's one of the three biggest blogs on the net) but there's a reason it's popular: It's well-informed, up-to-date blogging with an angry pen and an open, democratic structure. It shows me what blogs can be: an important tool for direct, unspinned political democratic opinion. Also: a piece Kos wrote for the Guardian.

    I like the way the blog world is going. Two years ago, blogs were mostly people pointing at themselves. Now it's a bigger thing. This medium has so much potential I don't know where to begin.


    Anybody know what's with the weird linebreaks in the blockquotes? I can't seem to fix it.

    An excellent essay posted over at This Modern World about Iraq and the helicopter attack which was supposed to destroy a wrecked Bradley tank, and wound up -whoops- killing the 22 civilians who were dancing on it.

    Blood splashes on the lens. The camera spins. Tiny glimpses of terrible

    Without a beat, without reflection, without even a moment of minimal
    thought, Wolf Blitzer moves on. As do we, collectively.

    And that's that. America kills innocent civilians. Lots of them. And it's
    no big deal now. Not controversial. No reason to ask questions or rationalize or
    even pretend to soul-search like the national media once did. America kills
    civilians. Lots of them. Just part of the fabric of things now.

    I'll bet the helicopter pilot never supposed firing missiles into a crowd would kill unarmed civilians. Read the essay. Also, read the comic. They're both really good.


    I've heard about underground cinema, but this is ridiculous:
    Police in Paris have discovered a fully equipped cinema-cum-restaurant in a
    large and previously uncharted cavern underneath the capital's chic 16th
    The conspiracy theorist and mystery novel reader in my is jumping through hoops.


    I et lynglimt,
    Mellom trærne
    Så jeg vann.

    -Shiki Masaoka-