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BrainStream http://www.brain-stream.org A stream of consciousness from the brain of B.K. DeLong Mon, 02 Aug 2004 12:34:15 +0000 http://backend.userland.com/rss092 Back on the Wagon, Again Well, this morning I’ve started back on track to “improve my way of eating". I say “Way of Eating” because it’s not any particular diet per se. It’s modified South Beach Diet (SBD) if you want to label it but basically it’s just good food sense - low fat, low ... http://www.brain-stream.org/index.php?p=304 Testing Meme Propagation In Blogspace: Add Your Blog! This posting is a community experiment that tests how a meme, represented by this blog posting, spreads across blogspace, physical space and time. It will help to show how ideas travel across blogs in space and time and how blogs are connected. It may also help to show which blogs ... http://www.brain-stream.org/index.php?p=303 Time to Take a Stand on Sudan I came across Sudan: Passion of the Present via Joi Ito’s weblog tonight. I’m glad to see the Web community coming together for an issue the UN dealt with weakly. After seeing the blog coverage of the DNC and related “sub” coverage of the protest efforts, I think we have ... http://www.brain-stream.org/index.php?p=302 Prozac for Job Growth! A Bush campaign staffer made some interesting remarks with regard to people unhappy with their current jobs: “Why don’t they get new jobs if they’re unhappy – or go on Prozac?” said Susan Sheybani, an assistant to Bush campaign spokesman Terry Holt. So I wonder how much longer she has hers? (From ... http://www.brain-stream.org/index.php?p=301 UN Aims Half-Hearted Smack at Sudan - and Misses I don’t know what is up with the UN but their weak attempt to stop Sundanese genocide is outrageous - they just gave the government yet another month to stop the militias themselves, all the while people, (especially children), continue to die horrible deaths from starvation, rape and other forms ... http://www.brain-stream.org/index.php?p=300 Kerry Daughters Steal Hearts I have to admit - I figured Kerry’s daughters would be silly or try to be cute. But they are both very well-spoken and their speeches very moving. They were certainly perfect for introducing their father and showing the person he is in private. Excellent. http://www.brain-stream.org/index.php?p=299 Carole King Trivia A bit of Carole King trivia to all of you saying - “Hey! That’s James Taylor’s song!” - as she sings it on tonight’s DNC broadcast. According to SongFacts.com, King first sung the song in 1971 and won a Grammy for it as “Song of the Year. This was a big ... http://www.brain-stream.org/index.php?p=298 Protests Heating Things Up Through a combo of monitoring SMS messages and the Boston IMC site “live coverage", I’m finding out that several arrests have been made, one woman is in the hospital, effigies burned & an unconfirmed report came in that police are preparing to break out tear gas. Will police keep things ... http://www.brain-stream.org/index.php?p=297 My Political Compass I figured, all my friends are doing it so why shant I? My political compass is Economic Left/Right: -4.50, Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.13. What does that mean? Take a peek - basically, it means I’m really, really liberal - somewhere in the middle of libertarianism & the left but closer to ... http://www.brain-stream.org/index.php?p=296 The Problem With Bloggers - Fact Checking I heard this story a few days ago and wrote it off as funny but true. There’s been a few other stories that I’ve had a lot of trouble determining whether they were satire or legit news - and I’ve heard them in sites listed from Dave Winer’s accredited blogger ... http://www.brain-stream.org/index.php?p=295