Eric Garris, @Antiwarcom founder and director, penned the piece Google Doubles Down: Demands Review of All Antiwar.com Content,” which states: “On Wednesday morning (3/18/15), Google AdSense suspended ad delivery to Antiwar.com demanding that we remove our 11-year-old pages that showed the abuse by U.S. soldiers of Iraqi detainees at Abu Ghraib. We publicized this and got a bit of coverage. [See in Gawker: ‘Google Suspends Site from Ad Network for Abu Ghraib Photo.”]

Yesterday [Thursday] Google contacted us and told us that they had given in and would be restoring ad service to Antiwar.com shortly. “However, this morning [Friday] they contacted us demanding that we remove this article. “Antiwar.com has no intention of allowing Google to dictate our content. We are looking into alternate sources of advertising and will not likely be working with Google AdSense in the future.” Read the rest of this entry »

It’s the end of an era for Microsoft as the software giant is set to replace Internet Explorer with a new web browser. Hard to wrap your head around?  Consider this: Windows XP has remained the preferred OS for businesses. It took a long, long time for Windows 3.0 to die, die, die. My guess: It will likely be  a prolonged demise for our dear IE.

Currently known only by its code name, Project Spartan, the browser will accompany the Windows 10 launch later this year. Chris Capossela, chief marketing officer for Microsoft, made the revelation at the Microsoft…

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Society. Some say ‘it is what it is,’ but you know you really can’t snap your fingers and dismiss it, not like that. The Brooklyn McDonald’s brawl went viral, made headlines, and got me thinking today.

Why did I comment on it? A dream I had last night. I and a friend went back in time to our high school days. We observed our classmates and ourselves through adult eyes. We were invisible to others in the dream, so as not to disturb the delicate fabric of history and time.

This morning, getting ready to bundle up last week’s papers for recycling pickup, I took another look at the Daily News “McBrutes” stories. Why did this have to have happened? Aniah Ferguson’s mother told the media she didn’t raise her daughter this way. So who did? Did WE as a culture, as a society?

Truth be told, Aniah Ferguson is Not a “Brute” and Prison Isn’t the Answer.

One of the articles on my blog*spot that’s gotten a lot of attention, has done so for the wrong reasons.

Folks with a “rip and read” mentality have taken my typed words out of context. In “Two Sides To Every Story,” I present text and video representing opposing sides in a conflict.

I’m just reporting the facts, and, for example, if I say someone is a “light of hope” for a group of inidividuals, that’s what I mean.

Breakdown: If I wrote “Joseph Smith has been a light of hope and a poster boy for those who fancy polygamy,”  I am correct. Right? So if I write “May Golan has been a crusader, a light of hope and a voice for concerned Israelis in South Tel Aviv,” is it not the same in essence? I am naming an individual, a position and a following. That’s all. I neither condemn nor condone.

The Problem: People with agendas only see the side of a conflict they want to see.

Speaking of agendas, there’s a disqus commenter with an anti-weblog agenda.

Operating under the hat GeorgeSalt, this fellow clearly has no love for blogs or bloggers:

he left a series of acrid comments after I left a link as a counter-argument on an Atlantic article that attacks the very concept of blogging. The author is clueless as to the reality of the craft, and I was hoping to get a response from him or otherwise engage him in dialog. Doesn’t seem like he’s interested!

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Great radio stories can be told in about three minutes and thirty seconds.


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