April 19th, 2004

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This week's to do list

Otherwise known as the AARRGGHH list.

* Take physics exam
* Meet with Lives on the Boundary group
* Go to fieldwork
* Get fieldwork evaluation from Ms. Coen
* Finish fieldwork reflections & checklist
* Write up 2nd lesson plan
* Finish pedagogy portfolio
* Complete & print out thematic unit
* Read physics text pg. 605-630
* Review Teaching ELL Ch. 1
* Finish White Noise
* Go to class, eat, sleep, etc.

22 days til the end of the semester, 27 days until graduation.
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"Was I wrong about Iraq?"

I don't agree with everything this guy says -- obviously, he's British *g* -- but he makes some brilliant points. Here's one of the best:

But what are the facts? The Human Rights Centre (HRC) in Kadhimiya has been set up by Iraqis themselves from the ashes of Baathism. They have been going methodically through the massive - and previously unexplored - archives left by the regime, which document every killing in cold bureaucracy-speak. The HRC have found that if the invasion had not happened, Saddam would have killed 70,000 people in the past year. Not sanctions: Saddam's tyranny alone.

"Even once you factor in the war and everybody who has died since, it's not as many people as that," Sama explains. "So this war has indisputably saved lives over the past year. Saddam's victims might not have been appearing on your TV screens, but they would be just as dead."

Read more from Johann Hari.

(Via right-thinking.)
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