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Archive for February, 2008

16 Feb

Mexican Standoff

Guadalajara. Mexico’s city of churches. A wonder of colonial architecture and a must see for tourists. But for Canadian Brenda Martin, it’s a personal hell. She’s spent two years in jail here without ever having been convicted of a crime. There’s little evidence to suggest she’s guilty. Yet her pleas have been virtually ignored by […]

14 Feb

E-Skeptic: How broadcast journalism is flawed

Today’s system of news delivery is an enterprise whose procedures and underlying assumptions all but guarantee that it cannot succeed at its mission. Broadcast journalism is flawed in such a fundamental way that its utility as a tool for illuminating life is almost nil. read more | digg story Follow @acitta

02 Feb

Jeff-Jarvis: Microsoft-Yahoo: The Deal of the Dinos

Yahoo, like media before it, is centralized. Google is distributed. Yahoo is being bought by what one could say is the last old technology company, Microsoft. For Microsoft still operates on a model of control: closed in an open era. Will this be big enough to beat Google? No, because big won’t win in the […]

01 Feb

Why is Marijuana Illegal in the US?

Many people assume that marijuana was made illegal through some kind of process involving scientific, medical, and government hearings; that it was to protect the citizens from what was determined to be a dangerous drug. The actual story shows a much different picture. Those who voted on the legal fate of this plant never had […]

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