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Roundup around the blogosphere while you were asleep.

Another of my efforts to highlight blog-postings that caught my eye on the weekend.

1) I’m highlighting this post at Joseph’s site because I am tremendously amused at how in one breath he says he was trying to find a balance at posting and how to get higher traffic, and in the next paragraph he calls all those readers he’s trying to keep “idiots” :). Priceless. (and I would be interested to see some response to his question).

2) Dave at the Galloping Beaver has a perfect analogy for what the Tories are doing by trying to recycle the Liberal environmental programs and brand them as their own.

3) JJ over at her blog has a thoughtful post about what constitutes poverty in Canada and how it compares to the US. Some heated discussion ensues in the comments section.

4) Call me a wonk, but this post by Devon over at his site comparing UK Supermarkets to Canadian ones and showing how they’ve really gotten into the “Going Green” movement while their Canadian counterparts lag I found quite interesting.

PS – I wonder if people like the little preview panel they get now when they cursor over an external link. I thought the plugin was neat when I saw it elsewhere and decided to give it a try.

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6 comments to Roundup around the blogosphere while you were asleep.

  • Scott,

    I quite like the preview panel thingo. Might have to nick that for my blog. :em04:

  • I was going to say the same thing to you Steven – to ask her yourself – but JJ beat me to it. I think she’s covered all the bases.

  • Hi Scott, not sure about how “thoughtful” my post was – but did want to raise the issue about how poverty is measured differently in Canada and the US.

    And Steven, why don’t you just ask me yourself? As for why I deleted you comment, it’s interesting cause your comment was the first ever deleted comment on my blog. I am v in favour of free blogging comment and speech. However, my new policy is that I will delete comments that I feel attack my: race, religion, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status. And I felt that you comment was attacking me on the final aspect. It’s really not any of your business if I have been or ever been poor – and that was completely besides the point of my entire comment. If you actually bother to read any other part of my blog (which you clearly haven’t – because then you’d know I am a woman and not a man) – you also know how deeply I care about this issue and you wouldn’t respond with such a trite and diminuative response to my post.

  • If someone had offered a rational explanation for their belief that copying something in it’s entirety wasn’t copyright infringement, ANYONE in fact, I wouldn’t have used the word idiot.

    Since nobody did, I can only assume that it is the case.

  • I’m still wonder why JJ felt the need to delete my comment and a trackback from the conversation.

    And regarding the flyouts .. please no.

  • […] However it wasn’t until I posted a comment on Scott’s DiaTribe where he included her post in a morning roundup of posts wondering why my comment on her blog in question had been deleted. It was at this point that Jasmine felt inclined to reply; and just so I can clarify some points, here it is in its entirety And Steven, why don’t you just ask me yourself? As for why I deleted you comment, it’s interesting cause your comment was the first ever deleted comment on my blog. I am v in favour of free blogging comment and speech. However, my new policy is that I will delete comments that I feel attack my: race, religion, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status. And I felt that you comment was attacking me on the final aspect. It’s really not any of your business if I have been or ever been poor – and that was completely besides the point of my entire comment. If you actually bother to read any other part of my blog (which you clearly haven’t – because then you’d know I am a woman and not a man) – you also know how deeply I care about this issue and you wouldn’t respond with such a trite and diminuative response to my post. […]

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