Tuesday, June 12, 2007

What's Going On

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From the Albany Project: Race for War Kids -

While serving in Iraq, I witnessed firsthand the devastation that war brings to a country. In 2003, I visited St. Hannah's Orphanage when a nun took me aside and requested that I and my fellow soldiers not return to the orphanage which we had supported in previous months. The insurgents threatened to kill all of the children if we ever visited the orphanage again. This and many other horrific moments inspired me to conceive a program that provides aid and assistance to Iraq's war kids. That's why I started War Kids Relief. There's More...

South African soldier / peacekeeper / blogger Werner Klokow recently returned home from Darfur, Sudan: “Driving from the airport in Johannesburg to Pretoria. What a sweet feeling to be back home. After three days of demobilisation we were allowed to go to our homes. Even though I was happy to arrive home I am still thinking about the people of Darfur. My thoughts are with you.”

Writeous Sister Speaks bookblogs Review: The Scar of David:

This first novel by Palestinian author Susan Abulhawa is amazing. The Scar of David may actually be one of the most important pieces of contemporary literature. At once a difficult and emotional read, it is also about hope for an abused people. There is so much life contained within its pages, that those who think that the Palestinian people are only about death and martyrdom will be

Pssssst! Governor Spitzer! Studies say death penalty does deter crime!

Excellent post on BuzzMachine:Ancient river of news:

Contemplating the Guardian’s 50,000th edition, it occurs to Charlie Beckett that early newspapers were a lot like RSS:
Dr. Pepper wants in at Quinceañeras (pop targets Latina teens with a sweepstakes where the winner gets a free performance by Mexican pop singer Frankie J at her quinceañera ball) (AdWeek)

Times Union writer Tim O'Brien blogs about how Capital Regionites can get a piece of Public Library in Don’t borrow the books, buy the shelves

NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg is considering a residential parking permit plan...

Hillary Clinton has a new look.

The Haitian Eclectic links to the trailer of a Haitian film that “follows two gang leaders who took over a slum in Haiti right before Aristide’s 2004 forced exit.”

Drop Tube: Reel Pop on how new hip hop magazine Drop is putting video interviews on YouTube.

Safari for Windows?Why Not!. Makes perfect sense to surf the popularity wave : marketeers understand the way to get x number of users to gravitate to a particular browser is to bundle it.

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  1. Wow, Dave! Thanks for including my review of The Scar of David. I hope you enjoyed it. Let me know what you think if you read the book! :)


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