Good speech from Larry Lessig about the copyright vs creativity problem and a possible solution.
I really don’t get the big problem with Obamas comment about people being frustrated and bitter. Middle and lower classes in the US sure has a lot to be frustrated and bitter about, as far as I can tell. Former US labor minister Robert Reich has put his two cents into the discussion. Robert Reich’s Blog: Obama, Bitterness, Meet the Press, and the Old Politics Are Americans who have been left behind frustrated? Of course. And their frustrations, their anger and, yes, sometimes their bitterness, have been used since then
Love this. Michael Moore on CNN with Wolf Blitzer and really going after the poor job CNN has been doing when it comes to the war and his previous movie Fahrenheit 9/11 – as well as the mud slinging that is happening right now about his new movie Sicko – which is showing on a cinema near you right now. The movie tells the story about how bad the health care in the USA actually is. Makes me feel lucky to live in a civilized country such as Norway.
I’m sorry but its not a joke and there is no punchline. What the US has in common with these others not-so-peace loving countries? It requires all journalists from foreign countries to apply for journalist visas. Thats right, even journalists from the “coalition of the willing” and the countries that the US has a visa waiver agreement with has to apply for special visas to enter the US. People, its not a good thing to be the only western country to apply restrictions we only see in freedom-oppressing countries. It
From the October edition of Harpers magazine: Electing to Leave (Harpers.org) So the wrong candidate has won, and you want to leave the country. Let us consider your options. Funny piece – if not a little discouraging, written before the election. [Via Joi Ito]
Today is the day. If you are a US citizen today is the day where you have to do your duty. (Given that you haven’t already). Remember: If you don’t vote, you are not allowed to complain about the powers that be the next 4 years! OSCE is monitoring the US election, as will countless lawyers, videographers, etc. Remember: Vote or die, Choose or Lose [Via Anders]
Salon.com News | NASA photo analyst: Bush wore a device during debate Oct. 29, 2004 | George W. Bush tried to laugh off the bulge. “I don’t know what that is,” he said on “Good Morning America” on Wednesday, referring to the infamous protrusion beneath his jacket during the presidential debates. “I’m embarrassed to say it’s a poorly tailored shirt.” Dr. Robert M. Nelson, however, was not laughing. He knew the president was not telling the truth. And Nelson is neither conspiracy theorist nor midnight blogger. He’s a senior research