I am someone who tends to think that conspiracy theories are sometimes just silly, and generally, gross oversimplifications of a very complex reality. A couple of stories from EFF that came across my e-desk that have made me think up my own conspiracy theory, and it's not pretty. Here's the basic information.
Really, I'm not making this up. An Israeli Jew has started a contest for Jews to submit their anti-semitic cartoons to. I'm not quite sure what I think of this, but it certainly is an interesting response to the whole Danish cartoon fiasco. A quote:
“We’ll show the world we can do the best, sharpest, most offensive Jew hating cartoons ever published!” said Sandy “No Iranian will beat us on our home turf!”
Let me know what you think.
I tend not to like John Dvorak, who some people (for reasons that are not at all apparent to me) think of him as some sort of tech guru. Anyway, this week, he proposes that perhaps Apple will drop it's proprietary OS (OS X) and switch to Windows, now that Macs work on Intel architecture. He for sure gets my "people who are out of their minds" award this week! (He beat out Dick Cheney.)
In reading my del.icio.us inbox, I happened upon an article (it's actually from last year) in a pretty obscure website, called EnergyBulletin.net, which is a website devoted to news and ideas relating to peak oil. It's quite interesting, and depressing and all that, so I won't read it much, or blog about it much.
I have been struggling to understand and articulate my ideas around the recent mess of the Muhammad cartoons in the Danish newspaper. However, Gary Younge at The Nation (of course) has done it far better than I could have. It's a good read.
One of the most important parts of this mess, which I hadn't understood is this: