September 30th, 2010

Rock Star

(no subject)

I used to roll the dice, feel the fear in my enemy's eyes.
Listen as the crowd would sing: "Now the old king is dead! Long live the king!"

One minute I held the key, next the walls were closed on me.
And I discovered that my castles stand upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand.


Water security, assassination, and the tea kettle movement

* A "planet-wide pattern of threat" over water security.
* "The Obama administration has responded to critics of its decision, first reported in April, to kill an American citizen accused of terrorism without granting him due process or legal consideration."
* More Americans are moving in with relatives to cope with financial troubles.
* Good read: Thomas Friedman identifies the 'tea kettle' movement.
* Insight into the White House's struggle over what to do about Afghanistan.
* Interesting! LATimes launches a new database to map crime reports across the county.
* Cyberpunk now: a Biblical clue in a computer virus?
* 'The strange but inevitable rise of 'e-reader pornography.'
* I adore these new Harry Potter posters, and am getting a little excited about the finale.