Monday, June 30, 2003

Germany's Weekend Cowboys

BBC NEWS | Europe: "This is Little Tombstone, Saxony - home for the weekend to Germany's cowboy and Indian hobbyists. "

A Nation of Victims

The Nation: "George W. Bush is generally regarded as a mangler of the English language. What is overlooked is his mastery of emotional language--especially negatively charged emotional language--as a political tool. Take a closer look at his speeches and public utterances, and his political success turns out to be no surprise. It is the predictable result of the intentional use of language to dominate others. "

Bush Misled US Into Iraq War--An Official Finding?

Capital Games: "[T]hese comments are the first quasi-findings from an official outlet confirming that Bush deployed dishonest rhetoric in guiding the United States to invasion and occupation in Iraq. This is not an op-ed judgment; this is an evaluation from a member of the intelligence committee who claims to be basing her statements on the investigative work of the committee. Here's what she says:"

Bloggers Gain Libel Protection

Wired News: "The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last Tuesday that Web loggers, website operators and e-mail list editors can't be held responsible for libel for information they republish, extending crucial First Amendment protections to do-it-yourself online publishers. "

Sunday, June 29, 2003

Landing a Job Can Be Puzzling

Wired News: "With the depressed economy supplying dozens -- if not hundreds -- of qualified applicants for each job, companies increasingly use riddles and puzzles in interviews to narrow the options. The practice is catching applicants off guard. "

George Orwell: Shooting an Elephant

George Orwell: Shooting an Elephant: "One day something happened which in a roundabout way was enlightening. It was a tiny incident in itself, but it gave me a better glimpse than I had had before of the real nature of imperialism--the real motives for which despotic governments act."

Saturday, June 28, 2003

Analysis: End to Iraqi disarray sought

United Press International: : "With daily killings of coalition troops, sabotage of oil pipelines, uncontrolled crime, continuing shortages of electricity and water, and rising Iraqi hostility to occupation, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is looking, two months after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein, for ways to end the disarray in U.S. policy on Iraq. "

Wednesday, June 25, 2003

IOL : Terror fears mount over Africa's missing jet

IOL : Terror fears mount over Africa's missing jet: "Two men climbed aboard a 727 cargo jet in Angola last month and disappeared into the African sky without a trace, prompting a continent wide search and questions about how a plane so large could just vanish."

Monday, June 23, 2003

Shyness linked to brain differences

New Scientist - New Scientist: "A new neuroimaging study provides the strongest evidence to date that unusual shyness in children may result from differences in their brains"

Science Blog - High Price For Late-Night Computer Use

Science Blog - High Price For Late-Night Computer Use: "Newly published results suggests that performing an exciting video display terminal task fitted with a bright display suppresses the nocturnal changes in melatonin concentration and other elements of our biological clocks. In other words, playing an exciting video game at night with a bright display backlight might just be the physiological cause of a poor night's sleep." News | Gray Davis and the vast right-wing conspiracy News | Gray Davis and the vast right-wing conspiracy: "The effort to recall California's Democratic governor shows again that the GOP will stop at nothing to win more power."

Monday, June 09, 2003

- The Washington Times: Captives deny al-Qaida worked with Iraq

- The Washington Times: United Press International: "Two high-ranking al-Qaida leaders say the terrorist organization did not work jointly with the Iraqi government, a report Monday said."

Monday, June 02, 2003

Ironic Accident

Prescott Courier
PRESCOTT – In a strange twist of fate, a local Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) committee member on the way home from an evening fundraiser to benefit elk and other wildlife accidentally struck and critically injured a bull elk with his pickup.

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