Monday, November 27, 2006

For Some People, Intimacy Is Toxic

Pretty interesting:

It is practically an article of faith among psychotherapists that an intimate human relationship is good for you. None other than Freud himself once famously said that health requires success in work and in love.

I’m not so sure. It seems that for some people, love and intimacy might not just be undesirable but downright toxic.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

al Jazeera English: Good Stuff

CNN American now sucks horribly. CNN International is ok, but we don't get it in Amercia. Al Jazeera English just launched, and no cable companies in the U.S. will carry it, but we can watch it online.

I just signed up for $6/mo. It's nearly impossible to sign up, and even more impossible to watch once you do register, but if you're an explorer, you might want to give it a go. It's much better than CNN American could ever aspire to be.

I signed up through Real Networks somehow, but it's somehow associated with Jump TV. Don't ask me to explain - I don't understand it at all. Real Networks sucks ass.

A .smil link for the RealPlayer is here:

Friday, November 03, 2006

Fat, Lazy, Whiny Florida Cops


Stories Not In Corporate American Newspapers

How about one criticizing the war for its illegality?

Canada's own Michael Ignatieff, the Liberal leadership front-runner, tries to slough off his former enthusiastic support for the war by now saying he hadn't "anticipated how incompetent the Americans would be."

But incompetence is a side issue. The real problem is, and always has been, that it is illegal — not to mention immoral — for a country to invade another country, in other words, to wage a war of aggression.

Oh, Canada!