Benjamin Maurice Melançon the First, A.D.H.D. variously known as BMM Inc., the Maurice Institute Library, and the godfather of CATSUP, is quite possibly a figment of his own imagination.
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Gaming and saving the world

I am not a gamer, this is not the perspective that i'm coming from at all, but key parts of Jane McGonigal's vision unites well with the aims of Visions Unite.

Specifically:

  • Always being able to give a person something they, personally, can do
  • Making the possible believable.
  • Achieving that epic win after great individual effort and collaboration with others.

All of those mean connecting people (both into smaller dream teams of compatible, complementary talents and into a large number of supporters).

I'm more interested in bringing what makes games satisfying to self-organizing to make things better, than to making games a vehicle to saving the world, which is the direction she goes in, but please, watch:

http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/799

Food cufflink.

I feel left out of a lot of this food chain talk. I'm vegan, it's more of a food cufflink.

— Benjamin Melançon

Helen Thomas is smarter than Israel's lobby

Helen Thomas is more than politically savvy enough to know that resigning now and letting Israel's right-wing lobby take credit for forcing the end to her career does far more damage to their cause of Uncriticizable Israel than anything else she could do.

ain't gonna learn what you don't want to know

You ain't gonna learn what you don't want to know.

— John Perry Barlow

An absurdly chaotic system that produces bizarrely functional results

Drupal is an absurdly chaotic system that produces bizarrely functional results...just like nature.

— Kasey Qynn Dolin

NBC fail. Should redo NBC.com in Drupal. A LiveJournal account would be an improvement

I am trying to find exactly when Paralympic recap coverage is today, and if it is possible to watch online to share the link with people, and a site-wide search for paralympics turns up nothing and your schedule lists nothing before 8pm!

Very disappointed with NBC.com.

Fortunately you can read that the time that the Paralympics recap is being shown today is 3pm EST (yes, on NBC) at
http://usparalympics.org/news/2010/03/09/nbc-sports-and-universal-sports...

Investigate and stop threats and violence in Arauca and Tolima, Colombia

See http://narconews.com/Issue65/article4104.html

http://www.whitehouse.gov/CONTACT/

Submitted the note under "I have a comment" and "Foreign affairs"

Investigate and demand the Colombian government drop support for threats and acts of violence against farmers in Tolima and Arauca, in particular the targeted Association of Campesinos in Arauca, of whom 15 people were murdered by members of paramilitaries and the Colombian military.

Funding to the Colombian government must be stopped and the state must protect its people not attack them.

Downside is the alcohol

The only downside of this is the alcohol.

— Stefan Freudenberg, on Havana Club Cuban 90 proof barrel cask rum

Kasey's awesome art

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