Friday, August 31, 2007

juche ideal

update & bump: via IGST, the winds of war were blowing last month, and we didn't even know it...

Take a look at Kim Jong Il's paradise on earth, read this Orwellian biography of their dear leader, then tell me again why anyone believes they can negotiate with him.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

news credibility...

is less than zero.


with dozens of examples why.

(...and they have the nerve to complain that their ratings are down.)

Randall Hoven concludes:
  • These offenses have been going on for years, long before the internet. But there does seems to be a rise in the number of reported offenses in recent years. Did the number of offenses go up, or did the fraction of discovered offenses go up?
  • In a good number of these cases, the errors were caught by non-journalists, sometimes communicating over the internet.
  • The Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Peace Prize just ain't all they're cracked up to be.
  • If this is the visible part of the iceberg, just how big is the iceberg?

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

gone but not forgotten

this blog has not been completely abandoned. i'm still just completely out of motivation to attempt to write anything worthwhile...