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My friends list are on fire!
Thursday, 18 October 2007 at 12:02 am
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In a good way, I hasten to add. I know nobody ever follows links, but you should really make an exception for these three posts. The clever people on my flist make excellent and important points in their posts, which are also fine examples of the best kind of blogging, really good persuasive writing.

  • If you follow UK politics at all, you need to read hairyears on the degeneration of the criminal justice system. Also worth reading the comments to see a very good refutation of an articulate but morally insensitive Labour politician wannabe who shows up argue that it's worth eroding the rights of suspects and increasing police powers in order to protect little old ladies from getting mugged.

  • rho has an excellent response to that Salon article on The T in LGBT. It's a very potent mixture of extremely convincing arguments, with some more controversial personal opinions. Even if you disagree with her conclusions you really ought to be aware of her reasoning.

  • Finally, siderea absolutely blew my socks off with her take-down of that awful book The Secret as well as a really fantastic explanation of the genuine psychological discipline that the book mangled in popularizing. Seriously, stop doing whatever you're doing and read her post. You will catch awesome from it.

    (Me, I'm doing ok. Fighting the procrastination beast, sometimes successfully and sometimes going under. More frequent and original posts to follow soon, I hope.)

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    ajollypyruvate: Cunning
    From:ajollypyruvate
    Date:October 17th, 2007 10:33 pm (UTC)
    13 minutes after journal entry, 03:33 pm (ajollypyruvate's time)
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    Hey! I follow links! I even link them on other sites, if I think folks there might be interested.

    Glad to hear you're doing well. :)
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    From:pocketnovel
    Date:October 18th, 2007 12:16 am (UTC)
    1 hours after journal entry, October 17th, 2007 05:16 pm (pocketnovel's time)
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    rho's post is really fascinating. This kind of thoughtful, thought-provoking post about big, important issues always warm my heart, I feel this is really the Great White Hope of blogging.
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    From:hairyears
    Date:October 18th, 2007 03:39 pm (UTC)
    17 hours after journal entry, 04:39 pm (hairyears's time)
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    The Great White Hope of blogging is that we pick up stuff that the mass media miss. Or choose not to report.

    My post - on getting a call centre instead of a solicitor when you're arrested - came out of an editorial oversight on the BBC News Website that allows Radio 4 to post pages in News & Current Affairs if a recent programme has content that they deem newsworthy. In this case, an interview on Radio 4's legal affairs slot from a spokesman for an obscure solicitors' trade body in London.

    What else have we missed? Actually, we did miss that one: it's passed through Parliament into law and it's going 'live'. Not a peep from the media.

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