Archive for 2011

We must never forget

“That said, I also rewrote both my About and Accessibility statements recently, too. I stripped out all the technical detail relating to the stuff I spend much of my time away from here doing. And the reason I’m choosing today, of all days to post this bit of shameless self-promotion, is how 9/11 has come to relate to the topic I wrote about in my revised statement concerning Accessibility…”

Further context into this context

“Now I’m not condoning such acts of violence. Nor am I defending them. I’m merely citing the discrepancies between what is labelled and thought of as one thing, when in reality, they are, as in the case of the events that occurred in Norway this past Friday, the exact same as other heinous acts of terrorism…”

Usefully indispensable?

‘There are reasons the people who came before us fought and, in some cases, died for the rights we so callously take for granted. But, make no mistake, it goes both ways. If you give employers an inch they’ll take a mile. Again, some employers do — I’m looking straight at you Wal-Mart. But not all will. Any assertion claiming all employers are looking to exploit their workforces would be just as unfair…”

Time has come and gone

“This is not anything I haven’t heard before, nor was my criminal crack earlier directed at the media, exclusively — the media are merely providing the public with “news” they want to hear, and are willing to pay for with their attention (a simplistic assertion, I know) — but let’s be real. It’s acts such as Tim’s that will end up making a difference. You’ll notice I said “a” and not “the.” It’s too late for that. It’s no longer about stopping our destruction, it’s about mitigating it…”

Bullocks you say?

“Yesterday I received an email essentially stating the two sentences above. And having never walked myself through, as in actually written out, the explicit facts I use to justify a statement as inflammatory as equating the sexual interference of a sentient being to the romantic notion of how it is we actually obtain “our” milk, I thought I’d share my response to that email today…”

The Passion of the Christ

“My initial impressions mainly centred around two elements in the film. The violence and the controversy I recall the film inciting when it was initially released — that being the Jews were responsible for Jesus’ crucifixion. What follows is what I could gather, again, from watching the first half. And, for the record, I intend to watch the second half, soon. It’s just 3 and a half hours to sit while watching a movie is a tad tedious. This ain’t no Lord of the Rings — even though some of those characters looked like they came from Middle Earth…”