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Vale Ron Silver

I admired his work (Bruno Gianelli’s story about sailboat racing was one of the best-delivered homilies from The West Wing) and his political activism should be applauded, even though I didn’t agree with his stance on every issue. Ron Silver, gone too soon.

ELSEWHERE: At the Huffington Post, tributes from Frank Luntz, Paul Begala, and Robert Greenwald.

UPDATE: Aside from the kelp speech, this would go close to being my favourite Bruno moment:

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Ouch

If a comedian takes your legitimate business news organisation to pieces, it’s probably not a good idea to respond by giving him more ammunition:

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Reading this excellent commentary from Peter Martin reminds me of Lawrence Lessig talking about free culture – watch the Flash presentation if you can.

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If you haven’t seen this clip already, set aside eight and a half minutes and watch:

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Fourth lowest February on record

Hey, it’s still more than last year – THE ICE AGE IS COMING!

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No, not that one.

That one!

God Hates Australia

Courtesy of weez via Grods. And more on the News.com story from Irfan Yusuf.

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Devastating

This is a harsh country to live in – many of the greatest threats to our safety are from the natural environment. My best wishes to those who have been affected by the bushfires across Australia, condolences to those who have suffered loss, and thanks to those who have fought against the conditions.

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