So, are there rules here on Small Blue Planet?

Small Blue Planet! Rules? Funny you should ask.

There are some rules. Well, maybe more like guidelines. This website is dedicated to the creation and sustenance of some important cultural memes, like peace, truth, environmentalism, sustainability, and entertainment.

So, there will be some tolerance for a variety of points of view, but the tolerance is not unlimited. I am interested in supporting critical and creative thinking, so if you post here and state things as fact that are not fact, expect to get challenged. If you persist in presenting non-facts as facts or if you believe something has be fact because you believe it so strongly, but can present no basis for your belief, expect to get warned to bring facts, learn from the facts, and risk getting banned if you just want to make dumb positions. Stupidity and meanness has many homes and media in the US culture, I don’t need to give it room to breathe on this blog.

Need an example? something concrete to help understand the rules of discussion?

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I’m feeling optimistic!

War criminal and SaddamI don’t know how you got here, but you have bounced in to Small Blue Planet and thanks for stopping by.

The 2006 midterm elections are behind us and the dems appear to be in charge of the House and the Senate. Bingo, Bango, Bongo, Mr. Rumsfeld decides the very next day that he needs to spend more time with his family.

If the family is avoiding Rummy he can always go traveling and chat with his old time buddy, Saddam Hussein. Or he go visit Old Europe, maybe take a tour of the World Court at The Hague. Whatever, he has some time on his hands now.

Anyway, for any young people who are unfamiliar with the guys in the picture above, one was sentenced to hang in November 2006 and the other one is a war criminal.

Hello world!

Well, my first foray into hosting a blog.  And we are up and running.  Lots to learn about Word Press software.  I guess I could also be interested in learning how to get linked up with other progressive websites, individuals, and groups, but I am kind of thinking that has to happen on the fly, I am not interested in some kind of IPO blitz to attract traffic.