Daily Archives: January 31, 2008

The Gough Map

Untitled document The Daily Mail reports the oldest existing map of Britain, the Gough Map. Dating from around 1360, it is believed to be a copy of an older map which has not survived. It was bought by the cartographer it … Continue reading

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Ski Amarillo

Untitled document MSNBC reports on yet another major winter storm system sweeping across the midsection of the United States. This one has caused deaths and injuries, spread ice and snow and generally made life miserable from Texas to Indiana. Two … Continue reading

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Untitled document Barack Obama raised $32 million dollars in the month of January alone. That is a staggering amount of money, as the Washington Post points out and may very well indicate exactly why the Clintons have been so very, … Continue reading

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Next Up For China: Food Shortages

Untitled document The brutal winter continues to tie China in knots today, with tempers of stranded travelers beginning to flare. No relief is in sight, with still more snow being forecast. But it actually gets worse. Officials are now warning … Continue reading

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Behind Blue Eyes

Untitled document No one knows what it's like To be the bad man To be the sad man Behind blue eyes No one knows what it's like To be hated To be fated To telling only lies (Pete Townshend, Behind … Continue reading

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A Mackerel By Moonlight

Untitled document He is a man of splendid abilities, but utterly corrupt. He shines and stinks like rotten mackerel by moonlight. Senator John Randolph of Virginia, commenting on fellow lawmaker Edward Livingston. The New York Times reports on the whiff … Continue reading

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The Problem Is Even Worse

Untitled document The Department of Energy has pulled out of a project that would have built a pilot clean coal power plant with carbon sequestration. The reason given by the Washington Post: cost overruns. While cost is, indeed, the major … Continue reading

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