Dear Yahoo! ….


Memorandum
22 September, 2011

    To: Yahoo!
    re:Blocking your domain

Yahoo! SpamRecently I have begun experiencing an increase in a curious form of spam; Yahoo! Groups invitations from nonsensical would-be groups with names like vnekve and ybupf keep arriving in my email box.

Indeed, I have consulted your

The point is well taken.

Going forward, all Yahoo! Mail addresses coming into my box will be blocked as spam. This is simply the most effective return on the effort invested to tailor email filters to accommodate the circumstances. No Yahoo! Mail address will be trusted; no Yahoo! email user will be considered reliable.

-bd

The hurt of injustice


Troy Davis is dead.

“Justice,” said Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens, “has been served for Officer Mark MacPhail and his family.”

And yet, the subconscious emerges: Joan MacPhail-Harris said, “I will grieve for the Davis family because now they’re going to understand our pain and our hurt.”

That is, does she grieve because the Davis family, too, will know the hurt of unjust death? Somebody, please, remind them to thank the widow for that.

Perhaps Troy Davis really is guilty, but it doesn’t matter now. His execution reminds that this really wasn’t about justice, but, rather, blood.