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Saturday, January 05, 2002

Went on the bike ride early, and though it was cold, I made it fine in the warm suit. The sun is out, but we're supposed to get rain later tonight and tomorrow -- and it MIGHT snow here Sunday night. Hope not!

Another thought about the WTC disaster and all the money raised for victims. Perhaps we could have an "All-Star Telethon" and put all that money in a fund to help the homeless, the working poor, the mentally ill, the drug addicted, those without health insurance, etc... After all, if the stars/celebs can raise that kind of money, why should we have the social ills we do now?

But then again, those who favor capitalism over democracy (and it's the majority in America I think) would oppose this. The reason capitalism works (at least usually) is that it is based on GREED. The more you get, the more you want..until, of course, there's a never-ending chain of dog eat dog eat dog...until you're the Top Dog (kinda like the Prez?). Take away the greed factor, and try to help those less fortunate...and hey, it just wouldn't be our good ol America, would it? (sarcasm)

One news article excerpt here from a article:

Trolling the Web for Afghan Dead

In an online report, a University of New Hampshire professor charges that the U.S. military has killed more than 4,000 civilians in Afghanistan and that the U.S. media have largely ignored the toll of the war on terrorism.

He said he discovered that Washington's anti-terrorism campaign has killed an average of 65 Afghans a day, information he charges has been blithely dismissed by the American mainstream press.

Yep, I wondered about this myself. This same man runs an excellent media/news watchdog website: CURSOR

That's all for today folks!

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