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your favourite (non-bridge) blogs .... and why

#1 User is offline   nickf 

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Posted 2006-April-30, 04:43

i spend far too much time valuable time reading blogs. My favourite at the moment is Boing Boing.

What other non-bridge blogs are worth reading? Serious poltical to down-right trivial OK.

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Posted 2006-April-30, 05:42

I'm fond of the following

http://www.dailykos.com/
www.andrewsullivan.com
http://www.emergingdemocraticmajorityweblo...m/donkeyrising/
http://www.juancole.com/
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Posted 2006-April-30, 05:45

I find Scott Adams's Dilbert Blog a lot more interesting that I thought I would. Nothing to do with Dilbert but Adams does raise some interesting issues and enjoys asking provocative questions.

For example, is there a correlation between intelligence/education and belief in religion? [Not for discussion in this thread]

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Posted 2006-April-30, 09:48

I like Chef Culluchio's (sp) blog on the top chef website.
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Posted 2006-April-30, 11:04

deleted.

1) No intentionally offensive post.

2) They're asking for non bridge blogs.
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Posted 2006-April-30, 15:26

Another vote for Juan Cole's blog. He is a professor of Middle Eastern history at the University of Michigan. His blog concerns the Middle East, focused on what is actually going on in mostly in Iraq, and to some extent Iran and other surrounding countries. He is fluent in Arabic and Farsi (the language of Iran), and he really knows his stuff.

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Posted 2006-April-30, 15:53

www.yarnharlot.ca

Those who know me know why :)

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Posted 2006-April-30, 20:06

Go Fug Yourself

About celebrities fugging themselves up (making themselves effing ugly)

Why?: Because it's well-written, and the pictures are great.
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Posted 2006-May-01, 04:51

Michelle Malkin's blog is superb.

www.michellemalkin.com
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Posted 2006-May-01, 08:00

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Posted 2006-May-01, 08:20

Deleted by Rain.

I'll be sorry to see you leave BBF, but we don't allow intentionally offensive posts here. More freedom/leeway allowed in the off topic forum, but the principle remains.

To clarify: Your post may not be offensive. It contains a URL. But if the URL links to somewhere that we (BBO/BBF) consider offensive, it will not be allowed.
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Posted 2006-May-01, 09:24

Jlall, on May 1 2006, 09:20 AM, said:

To clarify: Your post may not be offensive. It contains a URL. But if the URL links to somewhere that we consider offensive, it will not be allowed.

i know that paragraph is meant to clarify (it says so), but for further clarification who is the "we" it speaks of? we're all (bbf posters) offended by something, i'm pretty sure, even some urls that weren't deleted

when i'm offended i typically just ignore whatever offended me... i guess others can't or won't do that
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Posted 2006-May-01, 10:43

To clarify further: The post need not be offensive. The URL in the post need not be offensive. But if the URL links to something offensive, then the post is deleted. So I take it, then, that the moderators not only check every URL, but follow every link from every URL to check for offensive content?

This must keep them very busy.
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Posted 2006-May-01, 11:07

No, you misunderstood.

A URL is something like "www.someorg.org/somedoc"

What the URL links to is (whatever is written on) www.someorg.org/somedoc

Of course they don't check what's linked from whatver the URL links to.
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Posted 2006-May-01, 11:29

helene_t, on May 1 2006, 05:07 PM, said:

No, you misunderstood.

A URL is something like "www.someorg.org/somedoc"

What the URL links to is (whatever is written on) www.someorg.org/somedoc

Of course they don't check what's linked from whatver the URL links to.

The unfortunate point here is that the website that was linked to was a non-offensive non-bridge blog, but it linked to, among many other things, a website apparently considered offensive by BBO/BBF (admittedly, by the same author and at the same domain name).

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Posted 2006-May-02, 01:56

nickf, on Apr 30 2006, 08:43 PM, said:

i spend far too much time valuable time reading blogs. My favourite at the moment is Boing Boing.

What other non-bridge blogs are worth reading? Serious poltical to down-right trivial OK.

nickf
sydney

me and my big mouth.

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Posted 2006-May-02, 07:50

Last year it was a "blast". This year probably more so. These guys make Steve-o and the twits from MTV look like pikers. Mark Sudduth has been devoted to this pursuit for years and it shows. Always visceral and fascinating as well as informative. http://www.hurricanetrack.com/
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