Submitted by jasonn on May 27, 2005 - 6:32pm
Submitted by jasonn on May 27, 2005 - 2:51pm
Officials in Nizhegorodskaya region, on the Volga river east of Moscow,
said water in the lake might have been sucked down into an underground
water-course or cave system, but some villagers had more sinister
“I am thinking, well, America has finally got to us,” said one old woman, as she sat on the ground outside her house. - Moscow News
Submitted by jasonn on May 26, 2005 - 3:50am
The ranks of Americans worth $1 million grew 21% in 2004; the $5 million club grew even faster. - CNN
It appears that America is being overrun with rich people. Surely our government can do something to stop this insanity. If only we had a Carter administration tax code in place to stop people from breaking the millionaire's glass ceiling.
Submitted by jasonn on May 26, 2005 - 2:20am
There never was a Bush ban on stem cell research. Actually the president increased federal spending on stem cell research, as he appears to enjoy doing for practically any purpose. So, why does everyone keep saying the president banned stem cell research, or that he blocked funding? It sounds much more dramatic to say Bush killed Superman than "Bush refused to back federal spending on new lines of embryonic stem cells."
Submitted by jasonn on May 25, 2005 - 8:53pm
Iran has renewed its pledge not to seek nuclear weapons during talks in Geneva with European Union countries. - BBC
Doesn't that settle it? Iran has said again it has no intention to seek nuclear weapons. What's the difference between this case and pre-invasion Iraq?
Saddam Hussein said he wasn't producing WMD, and as it turns out it appears he really wasn't. Sure, his son went on national television (Saddam controlled) and called on martyrs to attack the US and its citizens. And, he had been known to contract assassination attempts on a US president. But everyone now knows he never posed a threat to the US or its allies. Logically, Iran doesn't either. Sure, they scream "Death to Israel, Death to the US," at every legislative session. And it is true that the government is controlled by religious zealots that openly aspire to wipe the earth clean of infidels and Jews. But, just because they have a nuclear program doesn't mean they intend to use it for mass murder. Why doesn't the world just leave them alone?
Submitted by jasonn on May 23, 2005 - 11:31pm
In a rare act of compromise on Capitol Hill, a maverick group of seven
Democrats and seven Republicans reached an agreement today that forced
the Senate leadership to stand down from a confrontation over President
Bush's nominations to the federal courts. - LA Times
Submitted by jasonn on May 23, 2005 - 11:21pm
Those apposed to destroying human embryos for science have been long asking people to look to the proven alternatives. There are many good sources of stem cells, and many don't involve the risks associated with cloning. Umbilical chords have been successfully used to treat blood cancer patients. Now, a marrow sourced stem cell is making news.
They are using adult stem cells extracted from patients' bone marrow to generate new tissue in damaged areas. - BBC
Submitted by jasonn on May 23, 2005 - 11:14pm
This guy already causes me serious concern. He openly demanded that the US give him control of its military stationed in Afghanistan.
President George W Bush has ruled out handing over command of US troops in Afghanistan to the government there. - BBC
Submitted by jasonn on May 23, 2005 - 11:31am
It won't help anyone, big business or big media, to try thuggery to silence the bloggers. But, that won't stop them from trying.
Quite frankly, I think bloggers like the blogfather himself tend to be a tad too self-important. However, Mr. Reynolds made a good point three years ago (something he reminds us of on his article about dirty tricks against bloggers) when he said:
Submitted by jasonn on May 23, 2005 - 9:31am
There's really no way for the FAA to enforce such a rule. And, there's a strong temptation to laugh it off. But, an orbital billboard may not be that much more costly than traditional advertising methods.