Oddiophile’s Technorati Tags Bookmarklet

This is so cool!

One of my more popular posts is regarding a bookmarklet by Oddiophile that will create the html template for any number of space-separated Technorati tags.

For quite a while now the Oddiophile blog has been offline, and after quite an exhaustive search on the web I cannot find a bookmarklet that offers similar functionality.

As I use it all the time for my posts (as you can tell from the bottom line of every post) I have a local copy. I’m going to put it up for distribution, if anyone has any issues with this duplication please get in touch with me by commenting on this blog post and I’ll take it down (if you have a damn good reason why the blogosphere shouldn’t benefit from this rather fab tool!) :)

Ok, here you go…

Oddiophile’s Rather Fab Technorati Tags Bookmarklet

How about that!

René ~stillmind~

Thank you Andrew Beacock for your amazing love and contribution to the arts of the Blogosphere!

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Stupid People

2010 is shaping up to be the Year of the Hate Crime in America, thanks in large part to right-bent Republicans and their Tea Party allies who have nothing to run on in the upcoming midterms. Think about it; would you want to run for office as a Republican these days? Their dearest economic ideas gave us the current recession, their foreign policies resulted in a war we lost in Iraq and a war we’re losing in Afghanistan, their environmental designs have resulted in yet another oil rig detonation in the Gulf of Mexico, a great many of their supporters don’t believe in dinosaurs because the Bible doesn’t mention them, and their biggest national superstar is Sarah Palin, who by all appearances is so drastically stupid that she couldn’t figure out how to pour piss out of a boot if there were directions on the heel.

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4 Holocaust videos that will blow your mind

The secret life of Hitler

post by René Volpi  ~stillmind.

Children of the Holocaust

Videos on The Holocaust that changed the world.


Embed: http://www.youtube.com/v/ps64xxJq0mg?version=3

BERGEN BELSEN :  http://auschwitz.dk/Bergenbelsen.htm

NAZI TERROR :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaCdKwFcHnw&feature=related

(to view more, just click on any link)

The Religion of Peace

The Religion of Peace 

by René Volpi on Sept 16th, 2010



The present Iranian regime and its atrocities are a very touch and go subject and I’m wondering why. These are not insidious accusations but mere facts. I’m writing about these serious issues because they are indeed more serious than we would have like them to be. In Iran, a drama originates everyday where women have been victimized with such ease you have to wonder, even pinch yourself to make sure that Iranian society is indeed located in the 21st Century. Or is it?
If you happened to have had the opportunity to watch Dr. Michiu Kaku’s video (link below)  “The World in 2057”  you’ll notice that he explains our present situation brilliantly. His insights and objectivity are remarkable, and opinions as well as judgments are devoid of any time as he glides smoothly through an impeccable presentation. He does not mention Iran by name, but he doesn’t have to. What he does mention is the potential damage of backward thinking ways to a forward-minded world. And the threat that terrorism poses to newly developed societies with an eye on the future but with its feet firmly on the ground. He warns of a uncommon-ground enemy that will undoubtedly go to extremes to disallow true progress and bring our natural evolutionary consciousness to a halt.

Traveling abroad

Tales From the Frontier of Expat Life:

A White Western Woman in Peru

Posted by René Volpi on Sept. 8th, 2010

Photo: Matito

Mixed culture couples may face some negative assumptions in Peru.

I wasn’t going to cry. Instead I took a long sip of too-sweet Pisco and lemonade and leant back against the cold kitchen counter-top. He appeared not to notice the jagged edges of my smile as I nodded and thanked him for telling me.

Bueno, ¿vamos?

He led the way out of the kitchen and back in to the party next door. I topped up my drink, and followed.

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Do you believe in God?

Is Believing In God Evolutionarily Advantageous?

Posted by René Volpi

Jesse Bering’s mother died of cancer on a Sunday, in her own bed, at 9 o’clock at night. Bering and his siblings closed her door and went downstairs, hoping they might somehow get some sleep.

It was a long, hard night, but around 7 a.m., something happened: The wind chimes outside his mother’s window started to chime.

Bering remembers waking to the tinkle of these bells, a small but distinct sound in an otherwise silent house. And he remembers thinking that those bells carried a very specific message.

“It seemed to me … that she was somehow telling us that she had made it to the other side. Youknow, cleared customs in heaven,” Bering says.

The thought surprised him. Bering was a confirmed atheist. He did not believe in any kind of supernatural anything. He prided himself on being a scientist, a psychologist who believed only in the measurable material world. But, he says, he simply couldn’t help himself.

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