Saturday, October 29, 2005

a bit of time for some reading

Oh lookie here! Just hours after complaining that I got no time to blog, I find myself with a whole hour. Wee. So lemme pass on a coupla items:

Thanks to Dave at sympathetic stupid, where I got this link to a story of yet another censored soldier in Iraq. When did the idea that questioning your leaders was un-American get hold again in this country. I thought we left it behind with Joe McCarthy. I dont know whether to be more sad or more angry. I just wish I had heard about the blog before it was removed by military order. His final statement reeks of coersion, but its Orwellian title, "Doubleplus Ungood", bravely screams defiance.

Whoa, and here's a wierd one (courtesy of Library Bitch): A microchip inserted in the hippocampus - the part of the brain that deals with memory - would help soldiers recall every detail of their training. One also has to wonder what else it might help soldiers recall. Might it also be used to solve the occassional "loyalty" issue, like the one mentioned above?
Nevertheless, sign me up for one of those babies. Maybe then I'll be able to remember everybody's names.

1 comment:

100farmers said...

To blog or not to blog? That is the question. To do the dishes or not to do the dishes? That should not be question.