Eclectic link dump #3

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Tuesday, January 4th, 2005
9:16 am and is filed
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Tsunami link (blogged), tsunami link (blogged), tsunami link (blogged).. mostly familiar links on Blogdex today, but one new disaster-driven link covers all bases and also happens to be in the No. 1 spot:

Webloggers: Give to tsunami victims and I’ll give too!

Aside from that, there’s this video you might want to take a look at before Getting Your Stuff Done, a report on weblog penetration, a weblog about t-shirts, not yet-another-weblog-award, but this year’s return of the original weblog awards, an article about Google, Why Wikipedia Must Jettison Its Anti-Elitism, a ‘call Jenny’ project based on the old Tommy Tutone song that I’m sure would intrigue Dave Gorman and this…

James Wolcott Kind of a Shame: …they detained 70 men from districts identified by their informant as ‘bad.’ In near-freezing conditions, they sat hooded and bound in their pyjamas. They shivered uncontrollably. One wetted himself in fear. Most had been detained at random; several had been held because they had a Kalashnikov rifle, which is legal. The evidence against one man was some anti-American literature, a meat cleaver, and a tin whistle. American intelligence officers moved through the ranks of detainees, raising their hoods to take mugshots: ‘One, two, three, jihaaad!’ A middle-tier officer commented on the mission: ‘When we do this,’ he said. ‘We lose.’

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