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posted by Mike on September 7th, 2007

New GI Rights Hotline number/website
GI Rights Hotline: 877.447.4487

See also: our interview with Mike Schorsch of the GI Rights Hotline on “How to Support the Troops.”

Tin Cup at Our Lady of the Road

Tin Cup at Our Lady of the Road

I love this dog. More Our Lady of the Road pix.

Two from Doc Searls
On valuing freedom more than cushy jail cells: “. . . I believe that the final success of Linux, and of free and open source software, will be an economy that values freedom and choice as much as it values scarcity.”

Maybe they should call it ButtBook: “What we call ‘online social networks’ mostly are not. They are private walled gardens that exist for reasons that are far more commercial than social. We need to remember that.”

Good Globe article about Northboro Netflix facility
Apparently staffed by temps from Worcester:

The Northborough hub processes between 60,000 and 110,000 DVDs daily, and weekend returns make Tuesday the busiest day. Even as Cotto and her colleagues are tearing through hundreds of returned DVDs, they take moments to read the angry notes (“This doesn’t play – defective!”) or occasional rave reviews (“Very funny movie, check it out!”) that customers scribble on the paper sleeves.

“Mr. Hetero” huckster’s church robbed
An interesting blog post about a lousy event.

Great City Council quotes #1: Rick Rushton
A reader writes: “I offer up this stellar quote from the pool meeting at City Hall.”

“The word betterment is a good word, because you have the word better in it.”
—City Councilor Rick Rushton

“Sisters and Brothers let us fight with masks off”
Christian Radical: “The only black cloth which ever covered the faces of the Haymarket Martyrs or Metis revolutionary Louis Riel was the sack put over their heads at the gallows.”

Pick One makes Boing Boing
Boing Boing: Google Guy collects snapshots of himself with many visiting stars

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Pictured: Gwyneth Paltrow, our old friend Eric “Pick One” Uhrhane, Google photo collector Tad Chade-Meng.

OC Register: Dave Barton hates American playwrights
For those curious about what Dave’s up to.

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  1. On September 12, 2007 at 20:21 Tracy said:

    Wow.
    Thanks for the Rushton quote.
    It’s just…awesome.

  2. On September 12, 2007 at 21:39 Mike said:

    The word awesome is a good word, because you have the word awe in it.

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