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|I know I've missed like two weeks of reviews, but I've been terribly busy with other projects. I will get back to those Sunday hopefully. ^_^|
|Now we're back here at Sunday, ready to do it all over again? This week has been a good one, relatively. The news has been scandalous too, no doubts there.|
Monday February 20
The week started with the cultural editor from the Jyllands-Posten newspaper publishing an article explaining why he thought publishing the inflammatory Mohammed cartoons was a bright idea. I think his intentions would have been better served by an article. Images that can be interpreted in various ways do not clearly speak ones intentions. Which is why the violent protests (which I'm sure you know I was against) got out of hand: various interpretations from various locus of controls. So, bravo Mr. Editor, you did not get your message across in the best way. Richard Cohen had a willfully ignorant article about how Algebra ruins kids lives. I couldn't agree with him less. Jon Stewart is gearing up for the Oscars, I'm excited that he is hosting. Stewart is my favorite public intellectual! Someone I have known since elementary school wired a house my dad is building on Monday!
Tuesday February 21
Congress started their vocal opposition to the Dubai Ports World deal on Thursday. I think their anti-Arab xenophobia has resulted in paranoid dilusions, which has been fueled by the press who think it's a damn good story to sensationalize. Bird flu has spread to many countries, more and more people are concerned about this. VeriSign wants to take complete control of the .com domain name registry, which could result in them having monopolistic control over the .com domain market. Write your representatives. I figured out how to claim my Myspace blog on Technorati Tuesday and provided instructions to help others.
Wednesday February 22
India is saying they do not need or welcome any outside assistance or inspection of their nuclear program. Bush is pushing them to clearly seperate their civilian and military nuclear programs before congress can approve aid for their nuclear energy program. There are valid concerns that if not seperated India could use assistance intended for civilian aid to bolster their arsenal and use it against neighboring Pakistan, a close US ally. A very good article has been published by Dick Meyers of CBS news in defense of the Dubai Ports World deal. It debunks many of the myths and misinformation being thrown about, which is causing much of the hysteria. It's a very good read, I hope you'll take the time to look it over before rushing to form an opinion about this deal. Berlin's Love Parade will be back this year, after a financial crisis caused them to be unable to have the giant rave fest the past two years. Fun times!! Wednesday was a pretty day and I talked the weather, sleeping in, and starting my new Garfield inspired blog on Michelle Mashraqi's blog. I took a few photos of my first knitting project but found my laptop won't recognize my Lexar USB 2.0 Multi-Card reader. No fun!
Thursday February 23
Justin Raimondo published another very good article debunking much of the spin about the UAE DPW deal at AntiWar.com called Hating Arabs. Again, like Meyers' article, please give it a read. There is so much untruth behind the arguments of the opposers, it boggles the mind. There is a new top secret Microsoft project in the works called Origami. See a flash movie at OrigamiProject.com. If you want to try out $50 in free search engine marketing click here.
Friday February 24
I found a doubleplusgood blog which is published entirely in Newspeak. A must see. Also I feel quite bad for the girl unwillingly involved in the sex scandal of the week, Tammy Nyp. It has to be illegal for someone to steal your phone and publish the private sex videos you took of youself on the Internet without your consent, right? I found some really cute animal sculptures from KittyCritters.com on Friday. We went to Kabob Korner in Anderson to eat on Friday, and when we called to pre-order our food the guy knew exactly what we wanted to order. We have reputations. My younger sister went to the ER Friday night, thinking she might have appendicitis. She has a kidney stone. My sodium enriched meals made my head hurt.
Saturday February 25
Seeing all the traffic that I got from the, shall we say pervs looking for Tammy Nyp videos, I decided to play with them a bit on Saturday. What did I do? Just said this: Want the videos, click here. >=D I organized with my mom on Saturday, it was a rainy and cold day.
Sunday February 26
More Tammy Nyp discourse today, with commentary on some of the bloggers who are also blogging about Tammy Nyp, like one drama prince who thinks Tammy Nyp wants to be Singapore's Paris Hilton. Hardly seems the case here. In sad news, Don Knotts has died.
|Now to my week in review for the week of Februray 13th to the 19th. I think I wrote a lot in this past week, let's see if that rings true. I am thinking about starting a new current events blog. I write a lot on Faeriebell's Blog and don't see that much traffic for it. I am wondering if my site is penalized in Google. Any name suggestions? I am having trouble coming up with a catchy name for my news blog. |
Monday Februrary 13
Saturday's quail hunting excursion ended badly for Dick Cheney, who shot his lawyer friend in the face, chest, and neck with bird shot. He of course has been cleared of all charges. Neil Entwistle and his now deceased wife kept a blog with
tons of photos of their trips together, and their beautiful baby girl
Lillian. Neil is of course being held for their murders. An ABC meme caught my fancy, as did a movie 'whore' meme.
Tuesday Februrary 14
Jim Zogby has
a very positive and accurate article about the Mohammed cartoon controversy posted on the Huffington Post. I changed the comment settings on Faeriebell's Blog, now anyone can comment, in hopes of getting more comment discussions going. A victim of Attachment Therapy and years of neglect and abuse was able to confront the woman who abused him. Neil Entwistle's computer offerd some intruguing clues about the case and his personality, like he had searched for how to kill people days before his wife and child were shot. Shannen Doherty got into a car crash. My day in detail. Found another get to know you meme. Started my own Johari Window, which only DecemberFlower has posted in. Oh yeah, Happy Valentines Day!
Wednesday Februrary 15
The Winter Olympics in Torino Italy are being televised around the globe. 10,000 journalists are there. The best brrreeeport ever hit the blogosphere, adding to the thousands already partaking in this Internet experiment. Vice President Dick Cheney finally gave an interview about the hunting accident, after Washington journalists screeched like banshees, not about Cheney shooting someone, but about not giving an interview to talk it. Google has some sneaky intentions when it comes to your privacy. Protect yourself and learn about what Google might be up to. I went to my grandmothers to eat dinner after a delicious Chinese lunch.
Thursday Februrary 16
There are 325,000 names on the terrorist watch list. How many are innocent, how many are credible threats? They won't tell us and probably don't know themselves. Greenie dog treats are killing dogs after getting lodged in the dogs esophagus or intestine. A German Muslim group issued a challenge to the Iranian president: Come to Aushwitz and dare deny the Halocaust. In lighter news, I found the cutest Amy Brown fairy figurines at this online shop. The fairies are precious! I got a headache Thursday night.
Friday Februrary 17
The White House lobbied to stop the Senate Intelligence Committee from probing the controversal (and illegal, some would say) domestic spying program. Cops in Spotsylvania think it's required to actually receive sex acts to prove prostitution is being practiced, while anyone that has watched COPS knows they just have to be offered to make an arrest. Horny police. MySpace announced that they will offer a cell phone service that will allow free posting to the site. MySpace is owned by Rupert Murdoch. More than 1,500 people are missing and feared dead in the Philippines after a mudslide. Italian courts decided that sexual abuse is less of a crime if the woman abused is not a virgin. Olympics ratings are down and NBC is trying to figure out why. I woke up Friday with my headache still present, and still on my mind. My sister came home from college for the weekend, and we had fun. I posted a photo from the Crystal Ball.
Saturday Februrary 18
The White House was successful in their attempt to block the Senate from the NSA spying program probe. The system fails. Is Bush's plan to restart the nuclear reprocessing program the right message to send when we're about to invade Iran because of it?
Sunday Februrary 19
The opposition to a Dubai firm taking control of American ports is frankly discriminatory and some of the discourse being thrown around is libelous. Anti-Arab sentiments in the US are being shouted from both sides of the aisle, and they make me sick. Travis Frey's sick marriage contract is making its way around the blogosphere, revealing him to be a sick puppie.
Tags: week in review, blogging, blog chronicle, faeriebell, February, blog, archive
|Another week has passed us by. Amazing how time goes so quickly these days. Maybe it's always been that way, but it just seems like we're busier than ever.|
So much has been in the news this week, from continued protests about the racist cartoon depictions of the Prophet Mohammed, to the Vice President shooting a fellow hunter in the face in a hunting accident.
My next post will be my weekly rundown on things I've written about. But first I want to link to some of the most popular stories on Technorati right now.
Policing Porn Is Not Part of Job Description - washingtonpost.com - Homeland security officers think telling library patrons that porn is forbidden is part of their duties. Heh.
Man shot by Cheney: 'Accidents do and will happen' - cnn.com
Senate Rejects Wiretapping Probe - what the hell kind of government do we have these days anyway?
Italian court: Not a virgin? Sex crimes aren't as serious - Italy appears to think sexual abuse is ok if you're not a virgin. As DecemberFlower pointed out, Travis Frey would fit right in there.
I have the hiccups, have to go and get a drink. My next post will detail my own blogging this week.
|Well another week has passed. It is time for my weekly blog chronic(what?)le. It was a good week but I have procrastinated writing a letter for the Friends of the Library association which will be sent to the state representatives, which is bad. I should not put off things that are important. The state's budget for libraries has dropped to a pitiful $0.35 per person, which includes new books, magazines, cds, dvds, and more. It's simply not enough and I need to write that letter tonight because the meeting is tomorrow. Yikes.|
Anyhow, my week was productive. Let's see just how much I wrote.
Monday Feb. 6th
Monday started with Isabelle Denoire, the woman who received the world's first face transplant, revealing herself for the first time at a press conference. Super Bowl XL (40) was Sunday night, which I of course watched, and I posted a large Super Bowl rundown on Faeriebell's Favorites.
Tuesday Feb 7th
Tuesday on Faeriebell's Blog I wrote about the string of church fires in Alabama and how the FBI was looking into the possiblity that they were civil rights violations. They are of course being investigated as arsons, 9 churches just don't catch fire in the same week. The I posted about Coretta Scott King's massive funeral in Lithonia Georgia. Being from Georgia, it was very nice to see all the presidents, politicians, and celebrities gather to pay respect for such a good lady. My last post for the day on Faeriebell's Blog was about a very interesting article that points out that the cartoons depicting Mohammed aren't just disrespectful, they are racist. The article made some very honest points that I feel need addressing if we are a civilized people who agree racism is wrong.
Wednesday Feb 8th
I got a migrane Tuesday night and missed my favorite TV show, House MD. This prompted me to write a blog post about this Wednesday morning on my Myspace blog. A Canadian was arrested on charges that he worked with Al Qaida and acquired weapons for them. My cat, Garfield, got out of the house Wednesday afternoon, which really flipped me out. She's ok though, found her under the house next door (after we'd run all over the neighborhood looking for her)! I wrote a long post about eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia on Faeriebell Live.
Thursday Feb 9th
India opening a huge $3 billion dollar hardware facility in Hyderabad got me up in arms Thursday. India poses a huge threat to the US economy and still upholds the most archaic form of human rights violations known to man: the caste system. Why don't countries tell them they need to fix their human rights issues before doing business with them? Why are greedy nations willing to overlook such debasement? Hostage Jill Carroll made a new plea to the US, and I expressed my anger over the cowards that hold her hostage. I hope she is released without harm. Thursday evening I posted more commentary about racism and the rampant racism agains Muslims (Islamophobia) that is accepted good or even patriotic to many in the world these days. On Faeriebell's Favorites I posted a small post about a celebrity photo and gossip site I wasted a few hours on Wednesday. I then expressed my desire to learn to knit. On MySpace, I found that She-Ra and her whole Etheria crew have MySpace profiles! How funny is that?!
Friday Feb 10th
Friday surprisingly enough, I didn't post any! I went to Greenville and I am not sure what I did after I got back, but I just wasn't in the mood to write I suppose. Anyhow, I did write on Saturday.
Saturday Feb 11
I was shocked to hear that Netflix throttles back thier frequent renters accounts, basically punishing them for renting from them frequently. I find that practise to be very unfair and am not continuing my subscription with them, even though I didn't rent from them very often, making me an "ideal" Netflix customer. I had a Habitat for Humanity charity ball to attend on Saturday night, and wrote two posts about The Crystal Ball.
Sunday Feb 12
I started the day with an article about how those who are blaming Islam for the protests are not doing anything to explain why the protests are occuring, as there are cultural and political issues at play that better explain the tension. There were large peaceful protests on Saturday across Europe that denounced both the racist cartoons but also the violent response to them. Moderate voices are there, and they need publicising. One commentor on my blog stated that the Post had buried the story, while I'm sure there were front page images of the radical protests. This is how the uneducated find the means to further justify their racism. MSM needs to do a better job. I also posted another post about the Crystal Ball on my Myspace blog. Now I post this post, and my week is finished.
Another week down, I hope for more inspiration and news to come about in the week to come.
Tags: week in review, archive, chronicle, blogging, blogger, news, current events