This post is from the JMBzine Blog Vault, which means it is a very old blog post that I wrote at a very different time of my life. My views on religion, politics, and many other subjects have drastically changed over the years, so please bear this in mind when reading this post.
Friday, September 28, 2001
Rabble.ca is a Canadian based alt-news source.
Hahaha, I’m at Scholtzky’s cyberterminal right now, but their cybernanny/censor now won’t let folks see www.jmbzine.com now that I posted the last post on gun control.
2023: This was from the time when getting online in a public space was very unusual — wifi was not yet commonly available. — Also this was at the fancy Scholotzky’s location at 218 S. Lamar. It was an amazing space with an upper floor deck (and a bakery) but unfortunately there is now another big building in its place. called Zilker Point.
A recent column by Molly Ivins, whom I usually agree with has taken a pretty hardline in favor of gun control. I agree with you Molly, with one caveat… ban all the guns, starting with the ones the cops carry. I for one don’t like the thought of a world where only the cops have guns.
Until the cops lay down theirs, not a chance.
(BTW, while I support gun owner rights I personally would not use a gun against another human being. I only believe in gun use for recreation/hunting.)
Forbes.com reports that Austin resident, Michael Dell is #15 on its top 400 richest Americans list at 9.8 Billion dollars. OK, think about this… 9.8 billion dollars divided by 1 million (my guess of the Austin metro population) is $9,800 per person! This is whack that there is this kind of gap between the rich and poor in this city to say nothing of the rest of the country.
USA Today has broke the story that small units of US and UK special forces are engaged in a secret manhunt for bin Laden in southwestern Afghanistan.
ABC News has an interview with a defector from the al Queda organization.
The Washington Post has a on the last minute spiritual and practical directions for the hi-jackers.
2022: ABC and WP stories are broken links.