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That which you hope is not true but which you fear really is

Riverbend’s latest post, comparing two TV shows in Iraq: Oprah, and Al Jazeera. As I write this, Oprah is on Channel 4 (one of the MBC channels we get on Nilesat), showing Americans how to get out of debt. […] As they talk about increasing incomes and fortunes, Sabrine Al-Janabi, a young Iraqi woman, is […]

Vets, medicine, and red tape: two stories

Washington Post has two stories on conditions for Walter Reed Army Medical Center outpatients. By Dana Priest and Anne Hull: Soldiers Face Neglect, Frustration At Army’s Top Medical Facility The Hotel Aftermath The wonder of modern medicine is that so many soldiers are surviving battlefield injuries…. only to have to deal with SNAFU conditions like […]

Interview with the ‘Web 2.0’ filmmaker, Anthropology prof

A discussion with Michael Wesch, the maker of The Web is Us/ing Us, at John Batelle’s blog. [via] I also read some of his thoughts at the site, Savage Minds. For his intro to anthropology class, he’s created the World Simulation Project [part 1 Constructing the World] [part 2 The Basics]