Where is Jonas Burgos?!

Sometimes I look around the local Internet as I know it and I have to wonder – are any of the things going on around the country of any consequence to these people? Of course it is silly for me to ask anyone to pay attention to anything they don’t want to pay attention to, but I really have to ask anyway.

All around us, our country is drowning in a cesspool of violence, injustice and apathy. I don’t know Mayor Binay from Adam, but I do know harrassment when I see it, and I find myself hoping that he manages to find a way around this inspite of the obviously formidable odds. The Secretary of Justice is an indignant fool whose agenda – to draw attention to himself and away from his boss, is obvious, irritating and effective. He calls a well – loved and well – meaning foreigner careless for taking a walk in the mountains alone, calls a rape victim ‘dreaming’ even as the prosecution had yet to state their case, and allows the Marine responsible for it to escape in the dead of the night, away from the grasp of the country where he committed the crime and which is supposed to prosecute him. In effect, sending the clear message that foreigners are not welcome in the country, and that U.S. Marines are welcome to do anything they want to Filipina women whilst in the Philippines because we owe their country far too much to jeopardize jailing a guilty man.

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Where art thou (web-based) Opposition?

I thought of an idea that might help concerned bloggers unite. I wanted to do an affiliate system where bloggers can install on their website a small graphic, maybe something as simple as this:

I’ll offer it two ways, either with unique code that’ll distinguish one click from another, or just plain old code with an ahref link. Which leads me to my problem – where do I link it to?

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8 gadgets in 8 weeks

I have been tasked to write about one gadget a week for eight weeks, to result in 8 articles, aka a tech-writer’s dream, aka a golden opportuntiy to manhandle and abuse things I could never afford if I earn twice as much, aka an enjoyable and productive writing opportunity, aka a reason to blog about our country’s dire need of strong leadership and direction, the loss of quality professionals to nursing opportunities abroad, and the general decay and misopportunities befalling our nation.

Say what?

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thoughts on the national ID

after reading this.

  • My initial thoughts on the National ID border on some measure of disbelief, not in the fact that the gov’t would consciously undertake such an audacious assault on the right to privacy at such magnitude, but that it would consciously undertake anything at all of any magnitude. Remember, this is a country where the nation’s top criminals enjoy rights like any other.

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