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It’s a Wonderful Second Life

Check out this mind-blowing story on Second Life, the simulated online world where people socialize, shop for actual products, attend legitimate university classes, even buy virtual real estate—using real-world money.
This head-spinning enmeshing of online/off-line interaction represents a new model for our Internet-addled society. It’s like “The Matrix” (Version 0.1).


Posted on Oct 12, 2006 READ MORE

The End of the Electoral College as We Know it?

The California Assembly passed a measure to pledge the state’s Electoral College votes to the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote (as opposed to giving its Electoral College votes to the winner of the California popular vote).
This would come into effect only if enough other states passed similar measures. But if it happens, it will mean the end of the electoral college as we know it.

Posted on Jun 1, 2006 READ MORE


Bernie Sanders’ Independent Revolution

In this March 2006 Truthdig Interview Bernie Sanders discusses his quest to become the junior senator from Vermont. Sanders, the U.S. House’s sole Independent and only socialist, defeated his opponent Richard Tarrant in a landslide victory and is now Senator-elect.

Posted on Mar 22, 2006 READ MORE

Sign Me Up for the Pentagon Democracy Plan

I do like the idea of supporting democracy ... and think we should try it—especially here in the U.S. of A.

Posted on Mar 20, 2006 READ MORE


In the last 30 years, only a Watergate-stained Nixon had a worse approval rating than Bush’s current level of 34%.
Of course, CBS’ polling methodology has its critics on the right.

Posted on Feb 28, 2006 READ MORE

...but Gays Don’t Have To Play it Safe in ‘Warcraft’

The maker of the insanely popular online game says it was wrong to threaten a user with expulsion for advertising a gay-friendly team. | story
People take these online universes seriously; Warcraft has apparently seen its share of gay pride marches.

Posted on Feb 13, 2006 READ MORE

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