I’ve come to realize that the name of this blog can be somewhat misleading. I mean, most of the time I’m talking about politics in some way, so with a name like that, it may seem like I’m an anarchist or something, but I’m really not. The name, Chaos Magnet, really refers to the progression [...]
I spent the weekend at powwow, which was absolutely fantastic, but I’m a little bit freaked out by some things I heard regarding the government. I mean, if you read this journal you know that I’m not a big fan of Team Bush, but this was much more scary. I was “treated” to a disertation [...]
I have never really felt a “part” of the surrounding culture. Even when I was a teenager, I felt “outside” of it all. Apparently I was right. I’m sitting here watching VH1′s I Love the 80s and being amazed how just how much I either missed or completely ignored. Yes, I was the world’s biggest [...]
I love political cartoons. I’m a sucker for ‘em. I love the fact that something so simple actually makes you think. I mean, really, you have to actually put out a little brain power to figure out the point a cartoonist is trying to make. Now I’ve discovered Daryl Cagle’s Professional Cartoonists Index and I’m [...]
Every once in a while I’m reminded of why I’m so glad to be out of the corporate environment. Alarm Bell Phrases is one of those triggers.
Apparently music and TV tie-ins are doing well as books.
It’s scary how people listen to the rhetoric but never find out the facts behind it. Can’t blame them, though, because the media doesn’t make the connection. Check out Caught on Film: The Bush Credibility Gap. Believe it or not, it’s at least hosted on the official web server of the House of Representatives. An [...]
It happened in Australia. “On the night of Wednesday, August 27, two men dressed as computer technicians and carrying tool bags entered the cargo processing and intelligence centre at Sydney International Airport. … After supplying false names and signatures, they were given access to the top-security mainframe room. They knew the room’s location and no [...]
I don’t know whether to be intrigued or nervous at the idea of an Internet database of surveilance cameras, including not just the normal shots of the beach, but even jail bookings.
I’ve heard for a long time the argument that because Ohio was the deciding vote in the law that authorized income taxes, the fact that at the time it wasn’t actually a state — something about it not being ratified, or signed off by a judge, or something — that income taxes aren’t really legal. [...]