Interesting article posted by a co-worker.
when survival is tough at the best of times it pays to work together, consider this article
Libraries as Infrastructure by Shannon Mattern
…and let’s put Malaysia in the loop, as someone that used to live there this is another open source to think about. Creative Commons visit Creative Commons as well.
‘Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools.’
Seen a man standin’ over a dead dog lyin’ by the highway in a ditch
He’s lookin’ down kinda puzzled pokin’ that dog with a stick
Got his car door flung open he’s standin’ out on highway 31
Like if he stood there long enough that dog’d get up and run
Struck me kinda funny seem kinda funny sir to me
Still at the end of every hard earned day people find some reason to believe
This made my daughter laugh….
The religious group that tried to take children out of Haiti, I see as a microcosm of what’s happening in this disaster zone. Everyone is rushing in there with no idea who they are helping – my one question – are religious agencies using Haiti as a tool to feel compassion?
My dilemma is that I know tragedy has struck but I feel the Haitians and especially the children do not need to be taken away. I’m not sure – but in the west there are processes of recovery and stages of grieving does this not apply to Haiti too. Shouldn’t America give a hand to hold and financial support while the Haitians come to terms with their tragedy.
If ultimately it looks like Haiti is (and probably was) one big adoption clinic, so what’s the rush. Make sure people are safe, healthy and fed and then take their young? Really don’t take the kids when the parents are in shock. Soon the only thing that will belong to Haiti will be the quake itself. Stop relocating their future.
Also think about Haiti’s tradition beliefs I found this link interesting.
Borders are interesting places and this story about the Mexican immigrants who are afraid that if they are counted in the census they will be deported, first I don’t blame them and secondly I wouldn’t trust officials. On a slighlty different note I thought that nearly all the major Canadian towns are near a US border. We are all on the fringe of El Dorado that mystical heaven, sitting outside waiting for admission.
Here’s the story “Census Bureau director visits Lareado colonias.’
I have seen this image as a badge s aw the badge again today in the coffee shop today, asked friend about it. Apparently a play about immigrants and refugees, the dichotomy of leaving home and coming home at the same time never fails to ignite . The impact and back lash taking a life time to smooth, to soothe.