|The Nossiter Net
The net that shall enmesh them all
Edited, Written, and Published by Josh Nossiter
|This I Do Not Believe
Thursday, April 30th, 2009
|The Nossiter Net is cast to snare some of the riper rascalities of the day. Comments? Send a letter to the editor.|
|I do not believe:
In Arlen Specter as a Democrat because no good ever came of any specter.
In democracies (India, Iraq, South Africa, Indonesia, etc.) where elections have body counts.
In elections that require months to determine an outcome.
In election outcomes decided by cronies of the elected.
In the good will of societies where half the population has to wear black tents in public.
In giving free money to banks and hedge funds that use it solely for private gain.
In public figures who scream or cry or otherwise make an exhibition of themselves.
In reporters who ask softball questions.
In Supreme Court justices who ask no questions at all.
In middle-aged men deeply concerned about what young women do with their wombs.
In young women deeply concerned about who marries whom.
In the Israeli-Palestinian "security barrier" because not blast walls but good fences make good neighbors.
In state lotteries because the odds are against me.
In Las Vegas for the same reason.
In free-marketeers who favor competition for all but themselves (and their pals).
In torture because no good ever comes of pain.
In the truth of one religion over another because if there is a god she doesn’t care how she's worshipped.
In everything I see on TV and almost everything I read in the newspapers.
In baseball season tickets that cost more than four years of college.
In colleges more expensive than many homes.
In homes that cost more than most people make in a lifetime.
In the reformation of car companies that always spent more on advertising than technology.
In the efficacy of medicine produced by pharmaceutical companies that do the same.
In swine flu because since when do pigs have wings?
©Joshua C. Nossiter, 2009
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A NOTE TO READERS ***Update***
Another three week plus hiatus, from April 30th until May 23rd, again due to Yahoo Geocities dismal service.
There was nothing new at The Nossiter Net between March 3rd and April 26th, 2007, nearly eight weeks. The reason: tech sabotage. Yahoo Geocities, the host for this site, denied access for the entire period. At one point, they even managed to lose all the files. In many discussions with Yahoo staff, no clear explanation was forthcoming. No one seemed able to fix the problem. Ruling out the possibility of Dubbya’s revenge, I finally wrote to Mr. Terry Semel, Chairman and CEO of Yahoo! Inc and described the ordeal the page had undergone since the beginning of March. A week later, a helpful Yahooo engineer named Jason called. He had my letter before him. Though he couldn’t do the repairs on on the spot, he promised a fix by the next day. That was April 26th, nearly two months after shutting me down in the first place.
The Nossiter Net apologizes, which is more than I can say for Yahoo Geocities.
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