Sunday, January 14, 2007

Crusades II: See It Again for the First Time

I respected McCain a great deal for coming out strongly against the Bush Administration's/US Military's policies of torture. He was in many ways a lone voice among the Republicans and, though he was harshly criticized for it, he stood up and did the right thing. He restored in me some hope that people, on both sides of the political spectrum, might sometimes stand up for what is humane, what is right (something we see so rarely from prominent politicians of any ilk).

For this reason, I'm very disappointed now to hear that he would support sending over 21,000 more of our young and largely underprivileged sons and daughters (sisters, brothers, fathers, and mothers) to not only join the ranks of the many soldiers who have died there already, but to continue the inhumane occupation of the country and commit further acts of violence against the Iraqi people. Didn't we learn anything in Vietnam? We won't "win" against guerrilla tactics...against a community who has nothing to lose and everything to gain in fighting back against oppression.

To add salt to the wound, McCain, Lieberman, and other bedfellows, elected theoretically at the behest of the electorate but salivating over a GOP presidential nomination next year, have completely disregarded the wishes of the American People in pursuing this policy of maintaining and even drastically expanding our occupation of Iraq.

I can only hope that people speak as strongly for positive change with their vote in 2008 as they did this past November. We desperately need to move toward becoming a much more forward thinking, compassionate country if we want to survive as a nation (and as members of a viable planet).

Evolution Video

This is a interesting video on Evolution.

My Name is Yu Ming

This wonderful film is just chock full of content. It speaks to so many realities of the world today. Sad and somewhat humorous too. Have a look!

Sunday, January 07, 2007

You've heard that saying about books and their covers?

This has got to be one of the funniest videos I've seen in a while, even if slightly predictable...See LadyJane at Atomfilms.

I wish I could embed this, but no such luck...

This is a wonderful video of Death Can for Cuite's song "Summer Skin."

The Life of a Cell

Click on the title of this post to see an absolutely remarkable video depicting the myriad of processes going on inside a human cell. It is POSITIVELY BEAUTIFUL. Am sending this along to my friends right away...especially the science teachers.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

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