Friday, March 31, 2006

"Plans for Massive Blast in Nev. Draw Fire"

GA police fine $100 for "Bushit" bumper sticker?

I hope this is highly publicized and protested. It's a joke. $100 for a bumper sticker? Free speech, anyone?

Her note to Flagpole. Yeah Athens!! If I were her I would already have called Neal. Though she probably would not.

Police Dept statement (completely inadequate, are they dumb?): "We don't comment on other officers' tickets," says Officer Herschel Grangent, who handles media affairs. "That officer is making his decision on the street. And it's going through legal channels now."

"U.S. sets new mpg goals for big SUVs, light trucks"

Next new goal: not insist on driving somewhere instead of using public transport for the sole reason that it's more fun to drive and listen to music.

Isn't is great that people drive their individual air-conditioned vehicles miles and miles through stagnant traffic to office buildings that are air-conditioned so that people can wear 3-piece suits in the summer time? Mmmm fuel, mmm elitism, status. Blackouts? I wonder why!

My new goal is not to buy anything with packaging.

"...All around rumble dumper lorries, horses and carts laden with refuse and men carrying giant bags of rubbish, like leafcutter ants, to sell for recycling. The activity never stops, and the priest’s voice is sometimes drowned out by the snarl of wild dogs fighting for scraps.

Father Guevara, a 70-year-old Jesuit, has been preaching to this lost flock for 21 years, arriving at the dump by Jeep every Wednesday morning. He has established a charity that helps 400 children living in or around the dump to go to school, eat three square meals a day and escape beatings from their parents. He provides food and rudimentary medical assistance for the rubbish pickers — the pepenadores — and they love him for it..."

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

"Fla. to Link Teacher Pay To Students' Test Scores"

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

"IRS plans to allow preparers to sell data"

"one of the greatest financial scandals of all time"

"Deserters hunted down 30 years after Vietnam"

"the problem the judiciary faces..."

“'The constitution says Islam is the religion of Afghanistan, yet it also mentions the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and Article 18 specifically forbids this kind of recourse...It really highlights the problem the judiciary faces.'”

"The prosecutor, Abdul Wasi, has said that he would drop charges if Mr Rahman converted back to Islam [how nice], but he has so far refused to do so."

"Archbishop: stop teaching creationism"

"FBI official says budget doesn't cover accounts for all agents"

"North Korea Touts First-Strike Capability"

"City spurned offer of cash for cars"

Monday, March 20, 2006

Imports of live poultry from Guangdong to resume"

"SF mulls sweeping changes to aging sewer system"

Personal responsibility for food consumption? blame the suppliers!

"Chinese Internet dissident gets 10-year sentence"

Friday, March 10, 2006

peleteros si, tiranos no

"We explained to [the Cuban official] that here the constitutional right to free expression exists and that it is not a crime," [said San Juan] police Col. Adalberto Mercado..."

I also think it is funny that the "translation" of the sign in the above picture's caption say "...tyrants down" when "no" obviously does not mean "down." the 2nd sign says down- "abajo fidel"

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

McCain 2008 review

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

"Prodded to spend, China's consumers prefer to save"

" of the government's greatest challenges: jump-starting consumption as the next engine of growth to trim the economy's reliance on investment and exports."

Chinese citizens refuse to consume blindly with their personal surplus, and instead would rather put it away and concern themselves with protecting themselves from their own government. In general here, Chinese citizens win over citizens of currently industrialized nations and of course, over their own governemnt.

uranium enrichment for the Islamic Republic on Russian soil

"Iranian officials, headed by top nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani, were to meet a Russian delegation for a third round of talks on Moscow's proposal to carry out uranium enrichment for the Islamic Republic on Russian soil."

1,300 dead in Iraq in last week

"Half of Europe fat but sees no health threat: report"

"These latest reports are sure to be of concern to the European Commission, the European Union's executive arm..."
Why are peoples' personal choices of any concern to a multinational governing body?

The Official Website of the Office of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Sayyid Ali Khamenei

"... the blasphemous pictures issue turned into a cause of hatred among the Islamic world toward arrogance...:"
Arrogance is feeling that your right not to be offended should be upheld above others' private property or well-being.

Khomeini as gnome

Leader's message on Sammara tragedy:
why won't link work
"I consider it as necessary to plea for the mourners in Iran, Iraq and other parts of the world to seriously refrain from any action which leads in confrontation and enmity among Muslim brethren." no others.

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