Taken this morning in Boca de Tamotlan where some fresh fish was bought. Interesting place with all kinds of little sidewalk places to grab something to eat.

10/21/07

Interesting post from Riverbend

This is not town related never the less it is interesting because it is from a perspective not often heard. Many who read her posts thought her dead several times. Note that her site is on E-Blogger as is this one. Here is an excerpt and the link below that.

Baghdad Burning
... I'll meet you 'round the bend my friend, where hearts can heal and souls can mend...

Monday, October 22, 2007

Bloggers Without Borders...
Syria is a beautiful country- at least I think it is. I say “I think” because while I perceive it to be beautiful, I sometimes wonder if I mistake safety, security and normalcy for ‘beauty’. In so many ways, Damascus is like Baghdad before the war- bustling streets, occasional traffic jams, markets seemingly always full of shoppers… And in so many ways it’s different. The buildings are higher, the streets are generally narrower and there’s a mountain, Qasiyoun, that looms in the distance.
http://riverbendblog.blogspot.com/

There are an estimated 1.5 MILLION Iraqi refugees in Syria alone. Since the fall of Hussein in 2003 only 833 Iraqis have been permitted asylum in the US, and we will fall far short of our promised 7,000 entries for this year.

10/13/07

What is Exaflood

This is very interesting in respect to the numbers involved and the dramatic rate of growth. It only names the major players not the small providers such as we use in Oak Creek. There is an ongoing attempt by corporations to gain control over access to the Internet. This is called "Net Neutrality" which would create a two-tiered system which unless one payed their ability to access the Internet would be severely restricted. The Internet was created to give all people any where in the world just that-equal access.

Learn More

Save the Internet.com

10/25/07

House Panel Approves International Internet Freedom Bill

By Sarah Lai Stirland EmailOctober 24, 2007 | 8:46:16 PMCategories: Sunshine and Secrecy, Surveillance

The House Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday approved a bill that aims to shield the citizens of repressive regimes from the overbearing reach of their government officials.

Link to article below

http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2007/10/house-panel-app.html