Sunday, August 14, 2005

I'll Let Others Do My Writing Today, Redux

As mentioned in a previous post, I'm currently enjoying the "August of Jim" and I'm having a real hard time concentrating on things that don't involve me drinking beer, swinging a golf club, sitting on a beach, or drinking beer ... um, yes, I meant to say that twice.



Jason over at Reasonable and Right has Part 4a: My Community on his Green Party review. Again, I find some things I really like - I like the idea that governments and initiatives "closer-to-home" will deliver services and programs closer-to-home. I don't like everything being run or dictated out of Ottawa, or even Queen's Park in a lot of ways because those groups don't really know what's best for us.

I thank Jason for doing this, as it was something I wanted to do, but then ... well, vacation happened. :)



Andrew's into a whole big discussion on the Nature of Human Rights over at BBG. While you're there, take a look at the pictures from "Smokey" Smith's funeral.



With all the fun that's happening south of the border, I've discovered FactCheck.org, "
we are a nonpartisan, nonprofit, "consumer advocate" for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases. Our goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding."



A little more light-hearted, you can read the Abbot & Costello routine I had with my three-year old.



How rich are you?



For the anti-corporate type, I found They Rule, a site that links up all the different directors to the multitude of different companies they sit on. Now, I don't buy all into the "illuminati-type" scenario, but you do have to wonder what happens when so many individuals sit on each other's corporate boards.

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