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Occidentalism is one year old! And notification of absence

June 4th, 2006 . by Matt

Hawaii
Hawaii as seen from a space satellite

I am celebrating one year of blogging. Since starting the blog, I think that Occidentalism has been successfully offering alternative viewpoints and stimulating debate. One of the greatest things has been all the people that have commented here. It is the comments which makes this site great.

Tomorrow I will be going on a holiday to Hawaii. The date will be 6/6/06, the day of the beast. Yes, some people are not surprised that the writer of Occidentalism will be taking a holiday on this date. Some happenings on this day –

130 YEARS AGO
• June 25, 1876 — In the Battle of the Little Bighorn in Montana, Gen. George A. Custer and his 7th Cavalry are massacred by Sioux and Cheyenne Indians.

65 YEARS AGO
• June 22, 1941 — Germany launches Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of the Soviet Union involving more than 3 million German soldiers.

5 YEARS AGO
• June 11, 2001– Timothy McVeigh is executed by lethal injection at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Ind., for the April 19, 1995, Oklahoma City bombing.

Tomorrow Night

Owner of Occidentalism.org goes to Hawaii for one week.

During this time, the comments will be moderated, and Gerry Bevers will be moderating them. Gerry may also write a post or two while I am away.

See everyone in a week!


9 Responses to “Occidentalism is one year old! And notification of absence”

  1. comment number 1 by: randomcow

    Hey! Enjoy your week in Hawaii.

    RC

  2. comment number 2 by: James

    Congrats!

  3. comment number 3 by: Matt

    Im back.

  4. comment number 4 by: Gerry-Bevers

    I am glad you are back, and I hope you had a good trip. By the way, I have been too busy with school work to write that article I promised. I am sorry.

    Now, I will let you take care of things. Thank you for trusting me with your blog.

    Gerry

  5. comment number 5 by: tomato

    welcome back!

  6. comment number 6 by: Newshound

    Matt,

    Sorry for posting this here, but I couldn’t find any contact info on the site. I didn’t look that hard, but I looked a little.

    I’m doing an article on Tokdo/Takeshima for the Asahi Weekly and am using your site as one of the neutral-ish blogs about the issue. Do you mind? It will be in the paper next month.

  7. comment number 7 by: Matt

    I’m doing an article on Tokdo/Takeshima for the Asahi Weekly and am using your site as one of the neutral-ish blogs about the issue. Do you mind? It will be in the paper next month.

    Hi Newshound. Most people dont consider this blog to be neutral on the issue of Dokdo/Takeshima (neutrality would mean taking no position at all), but I do not mind you using this site for your article. Will the article be in Japanese or English? Let me know when its out – I will give it a big shout out on the blog.

  8. comment number 8 by: Newshound

    Matt,

    Hi Newshound. Most people dont consider this blog to be neutral on the issue of Dokdo/Takeshima (neutrality would mean taking no position at all), but I do not mind you using this site for your article. Will the article be in Japanese or English? Let me know when its out – I will give it a big shout out on the blog.

    Well, one of the problems is that there are NO neutral sites out there. Your site is definitely towards the Japanese side of the argument, but not violently, and you and your readers listen to the arguments made by the other side. Instead of showing a few neutral sites (which don’t seem to exist), I decided to show a few biased, but intelligently biased sites. Yours and The Marmot Hole are the two I’m contrasting, and then I’ve thrown in Crisscross because it’s crazy and funny.

    I guess I should have said that the article is neutral, with the sources trying to show both sides of the argument.

  9. comment number 9 by: Matt

    Hi Newshound,

    By the way, you can contact me on truethought@hotmail.com if you need to ask me something.