Thursday, October 11, 2007

How Long O Lord?

U.S. Guards Kill 2 Iraqi Women in New Shooting

Joao Silva for The New York Times. An Iraqi boy peered Tuesday inside a car that was towed to a Baghdad police station after two women inside were killed.

By ANDREW E. KRAMER and JAMES GLANZ Published: October 10, 2007

BAGHDAD, Oct. 9 — Two women died here on Tuesday when their white Oldsmobile was riddled by automatic gunfire from guards for a private security company, just weeks after a shooting by another company strained relations between the United States and Iraq.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Anthropologists: Slaves of the State or disciples of the discipline?

This article raises many troubling questions. How can Anthropologists avoid being duplicitous in the war making of the empire?

Army Enlists Anthropology in War Zones

An Afghan boy at a medical clinic set up by American Army medics and an anthropologist in the Shabak Valley in Afghanistan.

Published: New York Times, October 5, 2007

The Sydney Morning Herald's headline: "America's new weapons are anthropologists"

Wait til next year's Fightin' Phils

Yo, Phillies. Thanks for a great year. See you all in April 2008 when the quest will begin once again.

Thursday, October 04, 2007


Fly, Phillies, Fly, on the path to victory
Fly, Phillies, Fly get them out one, two, three
Hit'em far, hit'em long
As we sing our Phillies song
Fly, Phillies, Fly, and win the World Series

(my own rewrite of a Philadelphia anthem!)