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We'll be having blogging on the site in just a few days. We're fine-tuning nuances-- like user home pages, recommendations, comment rating-- the good stuff that makes blogging democratic and interesting.

This morning, I put on the news on TV and couldn't find anything worth watching. I checked the local news. Nope. Well. The Phila. Inquirer reports
Killings by police rising at rapid pace On Sunday, for the 12th time this year, Philadelphia police fatally shot a man, putting 2006 on pace to be the deadliest year for police shootings in at least 25 years.
At this time last year, police had shot and killed only one person.
What sent me searching the dial and the web was the BIG news of the day-- what a diner found in his burger at the local Fridays-- a piece of someone's finger. And we get that news with a closeup shot of someone slicing tomatoes with w very sharp knife.

In pure desperation, I turn to "Today in Washington", which is showing some obscure hearings on some aspect of real estate, with a bunch of republicans with bad hair (not that I'm one to talk, with zero hair.)

Alright. Enough yammering. Let the comments begin. I'd love to see a good conversation get started here. If you haven't yet, sign up as a member and start commenting. Within a week or two we will have full blogging and you'll be ready to roll. If you have any ideas on how you'd like blogging to look here at OpEdNews, where we own and control the programming code, let us know.

 

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Get active. Take back the Democratic party. Scream... by Rob Kall on Friday, Jun 16, 2006 at 8:56:35 PM