The video I found of the "literal human shield" has received thousands of hits. It spread through message boards, first military and weapon-oriented boards and then spreading to other testosterone-driven sites like those for car enthusiasts. It is very cool to get so much attention, and at least a few of the visitors stuck around to read other posts, but it just reminds me that this comfortable little corner of the Web is still very, very small, and if I want to make an impact I need to find new ways to enlarge it. Videos are one way, but they do take time as well as good ideas (the one I worked on yesterday just didn't gel; I don't know if I can salvage it to make it funny enough.)
Anyway, here's a spot for people to put their own random thoughts....
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