June 16th, 2009

asleep at mal 9/09

meme from ashbet

"If there is one person or more on your friends list who makes your world a better place just because they exist and who you would not have met (in real life or not) without the internet, then post this same sentence in your journal.

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I don't usually post this type of meme, but this one is SO TRUE."

And even more-so if you count the people I would have met but been too shy to talk to or get to know if it weren't for the internet.
asleep at mal 9/09

news links...

huffington post has some of the best coverage i've seen of the situation in iraq - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/06/13/iran-demonstrations-viole_n_215189.html (does anyone else feel like they're seeing parts of tiananmen square again, only without the news networks paying any real attention to the story?)

badastronomy with more on the fallout from the oprah newsweek piece and other unproven medical claims... http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2009/06/16/what-a-week-for-alt-med-smackdowns/

from ashbet "Kate Harding's fabulous article regarding the way that women who choose not to have children are treated by the far right -- the same arguments that are trotted out for pro-choice women. It's all about whether or not we deserve the right to control our own fertility -- period."
http://www.salon.com/mwt/broadsheet/feature/2009/06/15/childless_by_choice/index.html - yet another take on the earlier discussion i linked regarding gay marriage and abortion really being about a woman's right to control her life... (see http://alumiere.livejournal.com/315186.html if you missed it)