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Current Rank: 30 (Politics & Government)
URL: http://smoketalk.wordpress.com
Site Description: A mixed bag of commentary, whining, punditry, and observations. Also features snippets of fiction and veiled references to sex ... sometimes not so veiled.
Date Joined: Sep 2, 2008

Tags: Philippines, politicians, celebrities, science, blogging


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If you can’t beat it, work with it
on Mar 31, 2013 in 2013 Elections politics polls pop-culture Comelec common poster area elections I think it’s time the Comelec faced the facts. Candidates will not be dissuaded from putting up their posters wherever they damn well please, there will never be enough outraged people to outweigh the voting power of those who don’t care,...



After four years
on Mar 20, 2013 in Quick Posts blogging reboot smoke The last post on this blog was dated 4 February 2009, and here we are now in 2013 – more the four years later. Ain’t that a kick in the head. In the meantime, my self-hosted site has gone to weed, and the people I used to exchange online...



Awesome
on Feb 3, 2009 in 2010 watch news politics Abu Sayaff ICRC kidnapping negotiation Noli de Castro It takes a good leader to make hard decisions. It takes an awesome leader to make hard and unpopular decisions just when he needs to be popular - like in the run up to an election year for example? From this news report, it seems like Noli de Castro...



Nationality means nothing
on Feb 1, 2009 in Filipino In several FV posts, benign0 has been asking a very difficult question:  What does the “Filipino” stand for? Quite predictably - and prolly because of who asked the question rather than because of the question itself - the horde repli



Audio/Video
on Jan 31, 2009 in Filipino blogging international pop-culture new media gary granada gma kapuso foundation skittles AUDIO A tip o’ the beret to LaTtEX for this ‘un. Gary Granada takes on GMA Kapuso Foundation for using his revisions to their lyrics (for a jingle he was commissioned to compose) without attribution - and here’s the kicker



Militarization is it?
on Jan 25, 2009 in language politics militarization palparan PDEA It’s funny how we so love the labels created by agitators. It’s a public relations tool, really: reduce a complex idea into as brief a statement as possible - a one-word slogan would be best - and feed it to the masses. After all, the



Web Design Question
on Jan 22, 2009 in blogging web design Which is better - in general terms? A homepage that has a static image and a link you need to click in order to get to the main content? Or a homepage that has everything on it?       ...



Excited
on Jan 19, 2009 in blogging new blog Alright. Today, I got my very own domain name, and signed up for web-hosting.  Which means: 1. I will have to wait 24-48 hours for my domain to propagate; 2. I will be hip deep in setting up my new blog-home which, hopefully, will also be the last &.



Why the government?
on Jan 17, 2009 in musings cheap medicine Mar Roxas, in his pre-mature campaigning teevee spot, sez we should nag the government some more for cheap medicines. Why the government? Why not nag the drug companies?       ...



A brave new world
on Jan 17, 2009 in pop-culture sex society Bebe Gandanghari gay LGBT Rustom Padilla showbusiness the Buzz transgender transsexual It does seem like a brave new world out there, doesn’t it? One that is no longer bound by old conventions or even old sensibilities. It seems like the world has found a new normal, and many of us are floundering. Take Rustom Padilla, f’



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