When I was a kid, I loved the Godzilla movies. At one point, someone suggested to me that perhaps Godzilla was a metaphor for the United States, and particularly for the nuclear attacks during World War II, and it opened my eyes to a whole new way of thinking about media. Now, years later, I’m [...]
Monthly Archive for March, 2007
I watched the 1982 film “Gandhi” the other night. The viewing experience in 2007 is extremely timely, given the current US involvement in the Middle East. I recommend investing 3 hours and 10 minutes in a viewing of this film. It swept the 1983 Academy Awards. Could it even be made today? Would it win [...]
Friends, My Missing Life is for all of us moderns living the life. My friend Peter Jones created it. Enjoy, but be sure to check out the day the business starts on the “sign up” page. Pass it on…
DR FAROOQ HASSAN It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. There is one such photo that I would send to my friend Mr Bush to look whenever leisure permits him to evaluate how his protégé is handling the affairs of Pakistan; this picture to my mind contains the entire contemporary history [...]
On March 5, ParkRidge47 posted the video Vote Different on YouTube. The next day, xxxgrimREAPERx posted it as 1984 and since then, people have been around the URL in emails and IM messages. Then, on Sunday, the San Francisco Chronicle wrote about the video and it crossed over into the traditional mainstream media. Everyone has [...]
Over on MyDD, there is an interesting discussion about the latest straw poll. PsiFighter37 comments about the organizational structures: The interesting dynamic to observe between the two would be the interaction between the campaigns and the netroots. Edwards’ grassroots outreach appears to be largely organized in a top-down fashion. … Many … seem to be [...]
You will want to check this out. Perhaps watch the videos. But “Be advised these are authentic videos shot in real American prisons and jails. They contain graphic scenes of violence, assaults, nudity and death. Please do not view these materials if you are a minor or easily shocked. We present these materials to provide [...]
Dr. Farooq Hassan, Bar at Law,
Professor of International Law, Harvard University
The military run administration in Islamabad stuck back at the top Pakistani Judge of its apex court. Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry has been suspended by President Pervez Musharraf for “misuse of authority”. The president has asked the Supreme Judicial Council, which oversees the judiciary, to investigate the charges.
The military regime in Pakistan has seldom given any hope to the country’s well wishers abroad and within the country to return to barracks as mandated by the Supreme Court’s ruling in Zafar Ali Shah’s case by 2002. Now well beyond that time frame, its clear that this demolition of the judicial independence of the nation is to ensure that the judges will personally pay who dare to affirm their integrity in this year when the general is evidently hell bent upon staying in power for the third time, irrespective of what the Constitution or the electorate says.
Well, this is it, my final day at the courthouse during the Libby deliberations. I don’t know if this will be the day that the jury reaches a verdict. I would love it to be, but I have my doubts. So, stepping away from the reporting on minutiae and the speculation about what it means, [...]