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12 May 2011 ~ Comments Off

Welcome Malee

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The Oklahoma City Zoo’s new baby elephant, born on April 15, now has a name, Malee. I visited on Tuesday, my first trip to the OKC zoo believe it or not. I know I’ve been here a few years, but I really haven’t gone anywhere or done anything until this year.… Read the rest

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25 February 2011 ~ Comments Off

Internet access for the people of Libya

Dutch ISP provider XS4ALL has set up an internet dial-up service for Libya.
Use your modem to dial +31205350535
username: xs4all
password: xs4all
Spread please.… Read the rest

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31 January 2011 ~ Comments Off

Peace Arena sells out!

I’ve succumbed to placing a web ad on the site. Oh, well, so much for my integrity, right?
Ah, I hope not. But, yeah, I’ve become an affiliate of a domain registrar called Namecheap… Read the rest, which I’ve been using for about a year now. Based on that, I’m pretty sure they don’t suck, at least not relative to certain well

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02 December 2010 ~ Comments Off

The end of life as we know it

… and the beginning of a new era in biology and astronomy.
Wow! Wow, wow WOW!
NASA scientists have found a microorganism that is based not on carbon, as is the case with all previously known life forms, but arsenic.

The implications of this discovery are enormous to our understanding of life itself and the possibility of finding beings in … Read the rest

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31 October 2010 ~ 2 Comments

Peace Arena to become two-ring circus, soon with acrobats AND elephants

Crossed off my to-do list: WP upgrade to multiblog. Finally. Yay!
Yes, that upgrade I threatened back in June… Read the rest has finally been accomplished. A couple of life changes later.
Close followers of this blog (all two of you) might remember that I installed WPmu a couple of years ago, but had some technical issues with it and abandoned the idea.

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25 October 2010 ~ Comments Off

Rena’s got 3 things to watch on TV this week

  1. Rachel Maddow’s documentary The Assassination of Dr. Tiller, who performed abortions in Kansas (mostly) for women who were were late in their pregnancy when they discovered severe abnormalities with the fetus. Airs tonight, 8pm Central time, in the slot usually occupied by Rachel’s excellent news and commentary program. Preview available at the link above; program will be available shortly
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02 October 2010 ~ Comments Off

Peace Arena makes it to the big screen

Yesterday at the weekly Oklahoma County Democratic Party luncheon, I gave a presentation on Oklahoma progressive blogs and online activism My friend and Oklahoma Citizen… Read the rest co-conspirator David Glover caught this shot of me shamelessly hyping this blog.

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21 June 2010 ~ 1 Comment

WordPress 3.0 upgrade, tweaks and prepping for blog future

I’ve upgraded to WordPress 3.0… Read the rest (“Thelonious”) and plan to use its multisite feature. But first I want to do some housecleaning here and at the blogs I plan to merge from hither and yon into this single install (hallelujah!).
I’ve also got some changes planned for Peace Arena’s front page and menus. I’m going to focus less on the day

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22 February 2010 ~ Comments Off

New site offers Oklahoma hub for alternative news, views and action

Hey, there’s a new website in Oklahoma that Peace Arena readers might be interested in. Its goal is to advance progressive/liberal/independent perspectives in our state, filling a pretty big hole left by the traditional outlets. It is an ad-free, all-volunteer effort.
Oklahoma Citizen… Read the rest already has been getting a lot of buzz during a limited site reveal among the progressive community.

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