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Blog Carnival 21/05/06

21 May

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Worldwide Opinions blog carnival.

This weeks entries cover subjects as diverse as the environment, health, US politics and the horrific murders at Virginia Tech. 

Each week, I review all the submissions for the carnival, and I have to say, I 
find it fascinating to discover the subjects which make other people go grrr. 
Often, I come across topics I didn’t even know about, I suppose that is the 
wonderful thing about having a carnival which is open to people of 
different cultures, backgrounds and so on. 

Anyhow, onwards and upwards, without further ado, I present this weeks entries:

Steven Silvers presents Rankles over U.S. News best colleges list hint at bigger issue with media rankings. posted at Scatterbox at stevensilvers.com.
Steven says: Information-age transparency turns what used to be slam-dunk annual marketing promotions into ongoing controversies about news media methods.

David Maxwell presents The Virginia Tech Shootings posted at Medical Health.
David says: Universities should act quickly and institute compulsory courses in ethics and human kindness. We can show a substantial number of people that goodwill provides positive benefits.

Ted Reimers presents Ways to Increase Security and Safety on College Campuses posted at CampusGrotto College Blog.
Ted says: Steps College Administrators should take to prevent further incidents such as the Virginia Tech massacare.

Cameron presents Green Around The World :: Empty Nest posted at Empty Nest.
Cameron says: Look at the actions of governments around the world and compare that to our energy policy.

Madeleine Begun Kane presents He’s Staying! So, There! posted at Mad Kane’s Political Madness.

Sammy Benoit presents MAY 1967 VS. May 2007 HAS THE MIDDLE EAST CHANGED AT ALL? posted at YID With LID.

Doug Ragan presents Bush’s Approval Rating at 33%, Congress 29% posted at I’m a Pundit Too.

John presents Sex or Cancer? Take your pick. posted at hell’s handmaiden.
John says: Vaccination vs. cancer vs. liberty vs. morality

Kilroy_60 presents USAppetites posted at Fear And Loathing – The Gonzo Papers.
Kilroy_60 says: The USA has a huge national debt. America is ABOUT business…so putting the country IN business is naturally the best way to wipe out the debt. And, while we’re at it, how about…

That’s all for this week. A big thank you to everyone who took part.

If you would like to submit a post for inclusion in next week’s carnival follow this link.

To browse through previous editions, just go here.

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Blog Carnival 14/05/06

14 May

Welcome to the latest edition of the Worldwide Opinions blog carnival. This weeks entries are the usual interesting mix of themes and opinions. Phil’s discussion of the benefits of the metric system is particularly timely because last week UK shops and businesses were given permission to use Imperial weights and measures alongside the metric system which became universal a few years ago.  So, onwards and upwards, pour yourself a cup of tea and enjoy this issue.

Jon Swift presents Raising the Minimum Age for Porn posted at Jon Swift.
Jon says, “Garance Franke-Ruta wants to raise the age of consent for participating in pornography to 21. I have a better idea.”

Doug Ragan presents What Do The Candidates Really Believe? posted at I’m a Pundit Too.

Doug Ragan presents The Politics of Fear and the Fort Dix Six posted at I’m a Pundit Too.

Steve Faber presents Monday Morning Rants posted at Debt Free.

Madeleine Begun Kane presents The Commander Guy Uncensored posted at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog.

Madcap presents Global Conservative posted at The Global Conservative.

Phil presents An Argument for the Metric System « Phil for Humanity posted at Phil for Humanity.
Phil says, “Quickly, how many pounds are there in 100 ounces? How many feet are there in a mile? Which is greater: 5.5 pints, 94 fluid ounces, or 3 quarts? How many square yards are there in an acre?”

That concludes this edition. Thank you to everyone who took part.

Want to take part? Submit your post link here.

Read previous carnival editions here.

Blog Carnival 7/05/06

7 May

Welcome to the latest edition of the Worldwide Opinions blog carnival. This week’s entries are as diverse as ever, and it’s nice to see some repeat contributors! Before I let you get on and have a read, just a quick shout out to any one who would be interested in hosting an edition of the carnival. If you are interested drop me a line.

Michael Boldin presents Leaders Don’t Kill People… posted at Populist Party of America.

Doug Ragan presents The Veto Pen posted at I’m a Pundit Too, saying, “What is the history behind the pen that Bush used to veto the war spending bill?”

Bill Towson presents Has Our Military Outlived its Usefulness? posted at The Future Watch, saying, “Does it make sense to spend 1/2 trillion a year on a military that can’t pacify one small country?”

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Bush’s Iraq Strategy: Here … Catch! posted at Mad Kane’s Political Madness.

Michelle Sweeney presents What’s In A Name? posted at Tonic Gifts.

Phil B. presents Lottery: A Stupid Man’s Tax posted at Phil for Humanity, saying, “Lotteries have the worse odds against winning than any other type of gambling. Sure, lotteries do have the biggest pay outs for small bets, but did you know that most lotteries only pay out thirty cents for every dollar collected?”

Brooklyn Dissentator presents Sean Hanity Molests Collies posted at The Dissentators, saying, “Back from a fishing trip in “God’s Country”, USA, I’m still sorting through my indignation and repulsion to right-wing radio and the Newark Airport.”

Hell’s Handmaiden presents hell’s handmaiden » Blog Archive » Damned Witches! posted at Hell’s Handmaiden, saying, “”Unlike many of the faithful on the right who whine about religious freedom, I actually do support religious freedom. When I say that I support religious freedom I do not mean that “I support everyone’s right to follow my religion.””

That concludes this edition. Thank you to everyone who contributed! Submit your blog article to the next edition of
worldwide opinions using our carnival submission form.
Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

Blog Carnival 30/04/06

30 Apr

Welcome to this week’s Worldwide Opinions blog carnival. It’s great to see another brilliant selection of entries, covering such diverse view and themes – keep them coming. And if you would like to take part there is a link to the submission page at the end of this post. OK, onwards and upwards . . .

Abdulla Yasir presents Is it democratic reform or developmental reform that the Maldives seek? posted at Abdulla Yasir’s Blog.

Dan Harris presents Cho Has No Connection With Either China Or Korea posted at China Law Blog, saying, “My heartfelt views on the VT killings. Comments help make the post.”

John Hill presents What Can We Do About Climate Change? posted at Universe Of Success.

Doug Ragan presents Have you been called a Traitor? posted at I’m a Pundit Too.

Al Nye presents North Korea Keeps $25 Million And Gives U.S. The Finger posted at Al Nye The Lawyer Guy.

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Serenade For The First Sufferers (Political Song Parody) posted at Mad Kane’s Political Madness.

Sammy Benoit presents The U.N. GETS ANOTHER VISIT FROM THE FROM THE IDIOT FAIRY posted at YID With LID.

Brooklyn Dissentator presents America’s tragedy response posted at The Dissentators, saying, “The events at Virginia Tech ocurred while I was traveling abroad. Upon my return I realized that America may be getting too good at our response to tragedy.”

Adam Graham presents Integrity: a forgotten word in Washington D.C. posted at BlogForCox.com.

That concludes this edition. Thank you to every one who took part.

Submit your blog article to the next edition of worldwide opinions using our carnival submission form.

Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

Blog Carnival 23/04/06

23 Apr

Welcome to this week’s blog carnival. There are some great entries this time, covering a range of themes and views – which is nice to see. I started this blog with the idea that it should represent diverse and wide ranging opinions and I hope the carnival will follow suit.

So, pour a cup of tea and lets get on with this edition . . .

The Frugalist presents How to: Go Green AND Save a Boatload of Money ? 57 Tips, Tutorials, and Ideas posted at Frugalist.

Beaman presents Journalist’s Hour of Shame posted at Beaman’s World, saying, “A critique of the latest NUJ (British Union of Journalists) boycott of Israel, in poetic form.”

Al Nye presents Senator Collins Whines on YouTube posted at Al Nye The Lawyer Guy.

Odalis “Boston Corbett” David presents And You Thought Cho Seung-Hui was Crazy… A Kansas Apology for Westboro Baptist Plans… posted at The Boston Corbett Variety Hour, saying, “Thanks for starting an interesting carnival!”

Hell’s Handmaiden presents Blogs for Monsters Among Us posted at Hell’s Handmaiden.

Vlad Popescu presents eu series: hegemonism – an eu love affair posted at sign on the broken line., saying, “An opinion piece.”

Riversider presents Preston City Council Looking to “Build All Over ” South Ribble? posted at Save The Ribble.

That’s all for this edition. Thank you to everyone who participated, your contributions are appreciated.

Submit your blog article to the next edition of worldwide opinions using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

Welcome to the first Worldwide Opinions blog carnival!

16 Apr

Welcome to the April 16, 2007 edition of the Worldwide Opinions blog carnival. This is our first ever carnival, and it has been great to see so many entries. If you would like to send something in for the next edition see the links at the end of this post. Now, on with the show:

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Truth On The Lam posted at Mad Kane’s Political Madness.

Dan Harris presents Randal Peerenboom’s China Modernizes posted at China Law Blog, saying, “Strong opinion on China today.”

Phil B. presents How Long can the World Sustain the World’s Population? « Phil for Humanity posted at Phil for Humanity, saying, “How long can the world sustain the world’s population?”

Riversider presents Council Elections May 2007 posted at Save The Ribble.

Santhros presents Do we need more troops in Iraq? posted at Autentico Ecuatoriano.

Brooklyn Dissentator presents The Second Materialism posted at The Dissentators, saying, “Discussion on what I feel is a second wave of materialism for items both larger and smaller than your ipod.”

CapeTownDissentator presents Please Read to the End posted at The Dissentators, saying, “Just a general comment on our societies pronounced ability to give our candidates the brush-off for the wrong reasons.”

That’s all folks!

Submit your blog article to the next edition of
worldwide opinions using our carnival submission form.
Past posts and future hosts can be found on our
blog carnival index page
.

Worldwide Opinions Part Deux: The Carnival

8 Apr

It’s been pretty quiet around here recently – I think we have all been busy with other things. Anyhow, to keep things interesting during this and future quiet times, I decided to hold a weekly blog carnival, and in the process give you, our reader, the chance to air your own thoughts and opinions.

Mere details: The theme is, of course, opinion and commentary about news, current affairs and politics. You don’t need to write a post specifically for the carnival, but if you want to, that would be great. It’s a really good way to expose your writing (and blog) to new readers, and also to find new blogs to read. Oh, and if you aren’t sure what a blog carnival is read this.

And now for a bossy bit: I reserve the right to refuse anything I regard as illegal or obscene – yes, I realise that is a subjective thing, but I’m the editor and my decision is final.

To submit your link for inclusion simply visit this page.

ps: If you want to become a member of the team and write for this blog regularly, see the link in the sidebar.