April 13th, 2005


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"The pundits, the pundits like to slice-and-dice our country into Red States and Blue States; Red States for Republicans, Blue States for Democrats. But I've got news for them, too. We worship an 'awesome God' in the Blue States, and we don't like federal agents poking around in our libraries in the Red States. We coach Little League in the Blue States and yes, we've got some gay friends in the Red States. There are patriots who opposed the war in Iraq and there are patriots who supported the war in Iraq. We are one people, all of us pledging allegiance to the stars and stripes, all of us defending the United States of America."
-Barack Obama, Democratic National Convention, 2004

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"Under U.S. policy, even the most decorated and patriotic gay soldier is just a homosexual to be rooted out at the military's earliest convenience."
-WashingtonPost.com editorial "Repeal the Gay Ban"

Hahahaha, whoops! Deadly flu strain accidentally shipped worldwide.

Human Rights Watch reports mercenaries are fueling wars across west Africa.

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Tom Shales on NBC's Revelations.

Heh. The social pressure and pitfalls of the man date.

Using graffiti as a decorating tool around the house (courtesy Operative X.)

Dork search help needed

OK, I'm pretty proud of my search-fu, but putting out a general call for assistance here for a project.

Has anyone seen a good writeup of the Matrix world? I was thinking along the lines of an RPG sourcebook, explaining the different factions, types of programs, etc. I'm *sure* there's such a glossary out there *somewhere*, be it in a graphic novel, website, game manual, or whatever.

Something along the lines of The Dictionary of the Matrix, but with a bit more detail. If it was official world stuff, more's the better. (Also, mental note to check out http://whatisthematrix.warnerbros.com/ once I get home, looks promising.)