11 July 2011 ~ 0 Comments

“Camping”

If you read nothing today (and hopefully not any of my hormonal teenage crap), you should certainly read this piece: Whenever people in the United States ask if I’ve ever been camping, I say “No, but does refugee camping count?” Apparently it’s only Real Camping if you take a shit in the deep woods. It […]

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27 December 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Avatar – Epitome of Apologetic White Guilt

SPOILER WARNING. It’s The Last Samurai in a new Avatar. Ex-Marine from “jar-head clan” finds himself in a lush and rich planet called Pandora, falls in love with an exotic ‘native’ and becomes one with the ‘good indigenous people’ after warding off the evil humans trying to drill the planet for X natural resource. It […]

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12 November 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Prop. 8 and Straight White (Male) Politics

What is up with the Keith Olbermann video doing the rounds? You would think someone delivered a sermon or message from Jesus the way people are raving about it on Digg. Why does it take a straight, white male ally to talk about ‘gay marriage’ in a compassionate way to generate attention? And why on […]

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23 October 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Desi on the Moon – Check the Report Card on Poverty

India is on the Moon. Will this solve the problem of illiteracy, dowry marriages, poverty, floods, communalism and caste tensions? Probably not. But the country is still proud of its ‘achievement’ And, of course, who can deny there is always pride and a sense of accomplishment in doing science at the cutting edge? To be […]

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