We watched Grizzly Man tonight. The slightly crazy guy killed by one of the bears to whom he had devoted his life. It was well worth the three hours. If you've ever enjoyed being alone in the woods, you'll get it.
Additional links: Anchorage Daily News Obit., Tim Treadwell in Wikipedia, Grizzly People (his org.), a Google Map, Katmai National Park.
I've been checking this out today: Dale Begg-Smith an Australian/Canadian and internet millionare won a gold in the moguls - link. I looked into his internet stuff like 2nd Thought & it is/was some of the worst sort of nasty malware/adware browser-hijacker stuff. Here's the best article about him at a blog for the book Spam Kings. And for fun here's a ticked off post from a 2003 forum. Plus some Aussie goodness on him.
Prayers for the Assassin a novel Robert Ferrigno - Prayers for the Assassin is set thirty-five years from now, after a civil war in which most of the United States has become a moderate Islamic republic and the Bible Belt has broken away to become a Christian nation. This political shift was precipitated by simultaneous suitcase-nuke detonations in New York, Washington, D.C. and Mecca. - oh my...
You scored as Serenity (Firefly). You like to live your own way and don't enjoy it when anyone but a friend tries to tell you that should act differently. Now if only the Reavers would quit trying to skin you.
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I used to read this in a doctor's office waiting room. Its tone is exactly the sort of applied leadership that interests me, just that it's in business - Fast Company | Management, Leadership and Career Advice for Business Executives - there are no (okay, very few) education people who think this way.
From The Boston Globe (of all places): Make no mistake: This story is not going away, and neither is the Islamofascist threat. The freedom of speech we take for granted is under attack, and it will vanish if it is not bravely defended. Today the censors may be coming for some unfunny Mohammed cartoons, but tomorrow it is your words and ideas they will silence. Like it or not, we are all Danes now.
CBS News | Protests Over Muhammad Cartoon Grow
The only copy of the controversial cartoons I could turn up:
Jyllands-Posten_Muhammad_drawings.jpg from Wikipedia
A Timeline of the Events - as Muslims burn & break things more western news outlets publish & show the cartoons. Interesting that it's a Muslim attack on freedom of the press that has finally gotten the mass media fired up.