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  Wednesday, September 4, 2002

Doc Searls writes about Lessig on Freedom: Use It or Lose It. Trying to rally the troops--will anyone do more than listen? [Linux Journal]
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Tara Sue got my $s

From her blog, via Tara Sue's Weblog News:

Every other day or so I strap Bug to her bicycle carrier and we head down to the post office and the library.  Today was an especially nice visit.  Usually I pain over the fact that I am not a native Carolinian.  Evidently, that doesn't seem to matter to any of you, because today we got $50 from Thomas & Lorile in Chicago, $10 from Joanna in Austin, W. Frederick of Watsonville, CA sent $50, John & Carol from Livermore CA gave us $40 and Steve out in Norman, Oklahoma sent us $100.00!


You're welcome, Tara--but I still want a bumper sticker!

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"Truth is more of a stranger than fiction."

Mark Twain  [Quotes of the Day]

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Dalai Lama on 9/11

I was going to do my best to ignore the impending anniversary of 9/11; however, the Dalai Lama has a few words for us on the subject, which are worth sharing. Here's a sample:

Human conflicts do not arise out of the blue. They occur as a result of causes and conditions, many of which are within the protagonists' control. This is where leadership is important. . . Violence undoubtedly breeds more violence. If we instinctively retaliate when violence is done to us, what can we expect other than that our opponent to also feel justified retaliating. This is how violence escalates. . . Terrorism cannot be overcome by the use of force because it does not address the complex underlying problems. In fact the use of force may not only fail to solve the problems, it may exacerbate them . . . We must continue to develop a wider perspective, to think rationally and work to avert future disasters in a non-violent way. These issues concern the whole of humanity, not just one country. We should explore the use of non-violence as a long-term measure to control terrorism of every kind.

These words echo what I wrote to Mr. Bush the afternoon of 9/11/01, without effect. As we face the likelihood of war with Iraq, I think it even more important to consider the repercussions of our arrogant foreign policy and our assumption that implementing further violence will somehow result in peace. 

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