Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year

It is curious how our society is so fixated on our Hellenistic view of time, and how it adds so much significance to an arbitrary moment. Even more curious is how people take that arbitrary moment and attach reckless abandon to it. I have no problem with a holiday and a celebration...or remembrance of what has occurred even in an system of documenting moments, mind you.

So...looking back, here are some interesting tidbits of this year:

The Bill of Wrongs: The 10 most outrageous civic liberties violations of 2006
(Dahlia Lithwick, Slate, Dec. 30, 2006)

U.S. to declassify secrets aged 25 and older
(Scott Shane, International Herald Tribune, December 21, 2006)

Missouri: Police Roadblock Harassment Caught on Tape
(theNewspaper.com, Dec. 30, 2006)