Wednesday, April 12, 2006

So, like most of you, I had heard the news that our government is planning on using nuclear bombs on Iran. Indeed, very horrifying stuff. I finally sat down and read Seymour Hersh's article last night that was one of the first to break this news. The article is totally terrifying and if it weren't so terrifying, it would be pretty humorous that even a former defense official said in response to hearing these plans: “I was shocked when I heard it, and asked myself, ‘What are they smoking?’”

Hersh has been a thorn in the side of the US government for decades and I am totally shocked that harm has not come his way. It's sort of amazing and inspiring that truth tellers can still operate. This is the man that broke news of the My Lai massacre and the Abu Ghraib abuses. Thank God for this man.

What to do though? How to help avert this? And also disturbing to me, are IT companies' complicity in Chinese oppression. Google's cheif executive defended their having censored versions of Google for China. And while I think Google's participation in this is really disturbing, it is not to the level of moral rephrensibleness that Yahoo and Cisco are. Yahoo is directly responsible for the arrest and imprisonment of two dissidents, having turned over records of theirs to Chinese authorities! Fucking disgusting. And Cisco is providing China with security systems to help authorities monitor activity. I was vaguely aware of these things a while ago, but I watched this documentary last night, Tank Man that explained it more so and made me so enraged. We are the internet, all of us bloggers and nerds - what can be done - surely there must be a way to somehow utilize our voices and our internet habits to make these companies change course. If I didn't have to have a Yahoo account for the Princeton Review, I would close that account now. I fucking hate Yahoo right now.

I am reading Black Swan Green and love it so much and will tell you more when I finish it, which should not be too far away since as I just said, I love it.

And this Jewish Museum that called me yesterday about my resume wanted to schedule an interview with me, and I was excited about this, only to find out they wanted to schedule the interview for the 24th, nearly two weeks away. That is insane, fucking busted is what it is. When people apply for jobs, it usually means they need one then, not a month into the future. Why even post an ad now if you are not even ready to start interviewing candidates? Fucking busted!

Things seem like they are coming together and I am really excited and am ready to take on lots of projects. I have a second wind and I feel pretty good and I really, really hope I get this job at the scouting agency I have an interview at tomorrow. That would be fucking amazing! There are other potential things going on but I don't want to talk about them until (and if) they happen. Chickens. Not counting. Hatch.

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