Daily Archives: May 26, 2006

GREAT Short Film

Untitled document An Inconvenient Penguin. Must see TV! http://www.ifilm.com/ifilmdetail/2729684 From a commenter, thank you, Julia! Tweet

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“Wai” – Agam Keeps Promising To Explain That

Untitled document Agam, a blogger from Thailand, has some interesting takes on a number of issues. Also some truly unique perspectives on a few things. Agam is the only blogger I have seen who found this little gem. A C-Span … Continue reading

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A Poor Player That Struts And Frets His Hour Upon The Stage

Untitled document And then is heard no more. Ah, poor, poor Jess(i)e MacBeth. His past catches up with him. His lies and his accusations come down to the ugly truth. He washed out of basic training. It also appears he … Continue reading

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In The Tin Ear Department – Revisited

Untitled document You know, I had pretty high hopes for Tony Snow as Press Secretary. I think he is pretty much a straight shooter and comes across as quite genuine. But. This was a particularly bad way to try to … Continue reading

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The Long Gray Line

Untitled document Tomorrow, 860 young men and women will enter Michie Stadium at the United States Military Academy at West Point as cadets. They will leave the stadium as Second Lieutenants in the United States Army. They will join the … Continue reading

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I Want One Of These!

Untitled document Scientists say a cloak that renders someone invisible is a possibility! Researchers say they know how to do it and just need to develop the necessary materials. The keys are special manmade materials, unlike any in nature or … Continue reading

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Untitled document Somehow, the thought of living entirely off food salvaged from dumpsters seems a bit risky. But apparently there are some number of people – nobody knows how many, I gather – who do exactly that. "Everything I eat … Continue reading

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101st Blog Of The Day

Untitled document Continuing on with my self-imposed chore of visiting one member of the fighting 101st each day, I went over to Granddaddy Long Legs' place and found a great essay to start your Memorial Day weekend. It was written … Continue reading

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Untitled document The New York Times has reported that military, Congressional and Pentagon sources have all confirmed that a report will find that unprovoked killings of civilians by US Marines occurred in Haditha, Iraq. Words cannot describe how that makes me … Continue reading

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Hayden Confirmed

Untitled document The Senate overwhelmingly approved General Michael Hayden as Director of the CIA. The vote was 78-15. Tweet

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Got Norton?

Untitled document It appears that Norton Anti-virus has a major security flaw. Researchers at eEye Digital Security, the company that discovered the flaw, said it could be exploited by remote hackers to take complete control of the target machine "without … Continue reading

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Gunfire Reported In Garage At Rayburn Building

Untitled document UPDATED: False alarm. Reports are that the sounds people heard were probably an air hammer, not gunfire. Capitol Police are investigating reports of gunfire in the basement garage of the Rayburn House Office Building. Lawmakers have been advised … Continue reading

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Hello, Euston?

Untitled document Way back on April 13th – centuries in blog years – I wrote about the Euston Manifesto. Last night was the formal launch of the document and one of it's authors, Norman Geras, gave a talk about it. … Continue reading

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Reinstituting Segregation

Untitled document There's a troubling op-ed in today's Washington Post written by Michael Meyers, a former assistant national director of the NAACP, is executive director of the New York Civil Rights Coalition. It describes an emerging pattern of "separate but … Continue reading

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Iranian Ploy

Untitled document Charles Krauthammer, writing in today's Washington Post hits this one exactly right. The latest ploy by Iran to demand direct negotiations with the US is a ploy. That there is suddenly an outpouring of support among leftists and … Continue reading

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