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· · · September
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War Pigs · Item: Ehud Olmert says “The claim that we lost is un­found­ed. Half of Le­banon is de­stroyed; is that a loss?”
Item: Charles Krautham­mer calls for war with Iran: “The de­ci­sion is no more than a year away.”
Item: Ge­orge W. Bush asks “What does that mean, ‘outrages up­on hu­man dignity’?”

Wikipedia: Resistance is Absent · What hap­pened was, I went to check out the new Mi­crosoft search en­gine at live.­com (it’s not bad), and I start­ed by look­ing for my­self. I was kind of sur­prised when my Wikipedia en­try came in ahead of on­go­ing. (Wikipedia’s #2 at Google and Ya­hoo.) I’m see­ing this pat­tern of Wikipedia inch­ing up the search-result charts for a whole lot of things. Search-result rank, on the In­ter­net, more or less equals Author­i­ty. So this trend has to wor­ry the anti-Wikipedians. It wor­ries me too. Maybe it could be re­versed, but I don’t think so. [Up­date: By­ron Sal­tysi­ak sug­gests a more pos­i­tive aproach.]  ...
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