Twitter Iran RT chaos

From Twitter in the last few minutes, a chaos of echo’d posts about army moves. Just a few excerpts here by copy/paste, mostly without the all-important timestamps. Without tools to trace reports to their source, to claims about their source from credible intermediaries, or evidence, this isn’t directly useful. Even grassroots journalists needs evidence. I […]

Problem statement

A Pew Research Center survey released a few days ago found that only half of Americans correctly know that Mr. Obama is a Christian. Meanwhile, 13 percent of registered voters say that he is a Muslim, compared with 12 percent in June and 10 percent in March. More ominously, a rising share — now 16 […]

WHY MIGHT CONNECTING WITH ZANDER JULES BE A GOOD IDEA?

Or: towards evidence-based ‘add a contact’ filtering… This just in from LinkedIn: Have a question? Zander Jules’s network will probably have an answer You can use LinkedIn Answers to distribute your professional questions to Zander Jules and your extended network. You can get high-quality answers from experienced professionals. Zander Jules requested to add you as […]

Bottles and teargas in Piazza Navona

I’ve just posted 100 or so photos from the anti-Bush protest in Rome last night. Zac and I were on the way to a restaurant when we stumbled into the protest in Piazza Navona, just by the Senate where Bush apparently was in meetings. We wandered around the square taking photos of the protesters, then […]

Democracy Now! debate on “The New Pearl Harbor”

Democracy Now! | The New Pearl Harbor: A Debate On A New Book That Alleges The Bush Administration Was Behind The 9/11 Attacks AMY GOODMAN: You saying that the way you did your research was to do a Google search and you couldn’t find his name? DAVID RAY GRIFFIN: No, no, no. Worth a read, […]

“Do you know what these pages are?”

Anyways, so I went to the internet café and did my regular tour: raed in the middle, riverbend, etc etc..and then I was bored again. I left the internet café heading towards the financial department again. […] “come with us, we have some questions please” they said, and I went with them, searching for answers […]

Conspiracy Theory?

There are two kinds of people in the world, those who believe there are two kinds of people in the world and those who don’t. –Robert Benchley, Benchley’s Law of Distinction From a recent Guardian article, “Police scrutinise extremist Islamist websites“: Among the sites causing concern is Jihadunspun (JUS), a highly professional website which claims […]

Under Mars

Via Raed in the Middle, awful pictures from Iraq: Undermars.com. As I write, the site is barely getting any attention, according to Google News. Shannon Larratt’s Zentastic Blog claims some backstory: I want to be clear as well this is not a pro-war or anti-war or pro-Bush or anti-Bush site; it’s just an attempt to […]

Bomb in the face.

A snowy photo from the No War on Iran scrapbook – “Thought you might like to have a look at the people your army might bomb soon in the face“, There’s also a weblog nearby. From a comment on their mission statement page, “I don’t know if it will work on everyone, but I figure […]