Sunday, November 28, 2004
Asia Times Online - News from greater China; Hong Kong and Taiwan
Wednesday, November 24, 2004
Saturday, November 20, 2004
Well, there's a difference between evangelical and being a part of the Religious Right. A significant proportion of the evangelical community is part of the Religious Right. My purpose in writing the book was to communicate loud and clear that I felt that evangelical Christianity had been hijacked.
When did it become anti-feminist? When did evangelical Christianity become anti-gay? When did it become supportive of capital punishment? Pro-war? When did it become so negative towards other religious groups?
barefootbelladonna | blog
The settlement announced today requires UnumProvident and its subsidiaries: (1) to reassess approximately 200,000 claims that previously had been denied; (2) to completely restructure their claim handling procedures to ensure objectivity and fairness; and (3) to pay a $15 million fine.
Unum Provident Agrees to Review Denied Disability Claims
A good idea? Yes! Shortcuts can save a searcher time, clicks, and aggravation. They can also help by leading the searcher to high quality info and also allow companies (Time Warner and Yahoo are examples) to leverage content and promo other services they provide.
Search shortcuts might also also offer an early glimpse at how web engines will become answer engines (for certain types of queries) in the future.
The piece is called, 'AOL Joins Search Shortcuts Game'
Saturday, November 13, 2004
ABC News: School Talent Show Draws Secret Service
Friday, November 12, 2004
Rising Hegemon: She is not White & Pregnant so naturally Bushopia Doesn't Give a Shit
From Andrew Orlowski of The Register: If the cult of "information" is as important as technophiliacs tell us it is, we need to develop social mechanisms, not fancier search engines, to get us to the Holy Land. Don't look to the privatized information scavengers of the web for answers.
Microsoft's Google-killer arrives with a 'whuh?' | The Register
Thursday, November 11, 2004
"The late-afternoon skies over lower downtown Denver were Stygian dark
and Tartarean dreary, as had been the Rockies in the series with the
omnipotent Yankees, when Todd Zeile approached the plate in the
culmination of the 10th inning, and there was a fulmination and
fulguration of thunder and lightning."
Woody Paige; A Ruthian Victory For the Locals; The Denver Post;
Jun 21, 2002.
As Cary Grant said in His Girl Friday, "Kick him down the stairs and tell him his poetry stinks."
Wednesday, November 10, 2004
Tuesday, November 09, 2004
Monday, November 08, 2004
Foodgoat ... something tasty every day: I know my anger
Sunday, November 07, 2004
"Another major problem with this legislation is that it exempts the private sector from accessibility obligations. This is in direct contradiction of the recommendations of the Commission on Disability. And it all but lets the public sector off the hook ?giving it 10 years to fulfil its obligations.
Politics.ie - Disability Bill a disgrace and must be withdrawn
In California they're taking a different tack towards deferring or avoiding altogether accessibility obligations.
Congressional Internship Program
Deadline: December 15, 2004
The Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation and the
American Association of People with Disabilities
( http://aapd-dc.org/ ) are offering, for the fourth
consecutive summer, a congressional internship program
for undergraduate students with disabilities.
The Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation-AAPD
Congressional Internship Program was created to provide
an opportunity for students with disabilities to work
on Capitol Hill for eight weeks and acquire valuable
work experience that will enrich their academic studies.
As congressional interns, participants gain insight into
congressional office operations, public policy develop-
ment, and constituents' roles in the legislative and
Undergraduate students studying at a college or univer-
sity who, at the time of application, are first-semester
sophomores through second-semester juniors are eligible
to complete an official application. Applicants must be
Selected participants will receive a $1,500 stipend to be
disbursed in three installments throughout the internship
period. Transportation expenses to and from Washington,
D.C., will be reimbursed by AAPD. Accessible housing will
also be provided, free-of-charge, to each intern. Academic
credit may be arranged.
Applications can be obtained by visiting the AAPD Web
Saturday, November 06, 2004
Vintage Poster Classics France, Vintage Automobile Posters
This is all very well but what if you don't want people to know where they're going?
"Many people thought I was crazy. They prefer to make their money from speculating on real estate," he said.
Paintball makes a splash in Iran - Persian Journal Latest Iran news & Iranian Article News paper
Also from the article - "But once I played I realized it has nothing to do with war. It's a high-intensity, strategic, take-it-all team game. And I realized I was a natural player," he said.
Hunting and targetting have nothing to do wit war????????
Friday, November 05, 2004
Evolution, Creation Collide in Federal Court (Again)
All three were sentenced to 125 days of house arrest.
Two golfers have been convicted of engaging in prostitution, and the mother of the 16-year-old prostitute is charged with child endangerment and prostitution.
Yahoo! News - 3 Sentenced for Golf Prostitution Events
The Onion | U.S. Inspires World With Attempt At Democratic Election
Fear of ethnic uprising haunts Beijing - World - www.smh.com.au
Thursday, November 04, 2004
WOW! Wired on Wheels
Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Three Black Watch soldiers dead
"...Which raises the question: Can a people that believes more fervently in the Virgin Birth than in evolution still be called an Enlightened nation?
America, the first real democracy in history, was a product of Enlightenment values - critical intelligence, tolerance, respect for evidence, a regard for the secular sciences. Though the founders differed on many things, they shared these values of what was then modernity. They addressed "a candid world," as they wrote in the Declaration of Independence, out of "a decent respect for the opinions of mankind." Respect for evidence seems not to pertain any more, when a poll taken just before the elections showed that 75 percent of Mr. Bush's supporters believe Iraq either worked closely with Al Qaeda or was directly involved in the attacks of 9/11.....
-- umair // 5:43 PM //
Umair Haque's Bubblegeneration - The Strategy and Economics of Innovation
Wednesday, November 03, 2004
The Less Things Change, the More They Stay the Same
When it comes to Congress and technology policy, welcome to at least two more years of the same old thing. The House of Representatives certainly didn't disappoint pundits' predictions that there would be little movement in most districts. That means the House will continue to pursue a pro-business agenda on technology issues that seeks tax credits a go-go, free trade, intellectual property laws that favor the entertainment industry and laws that try to rein in spyware and other attempts to perpetrate electronic fraud -- as long as they don't put too much of a dent in the tech industry's revenue.
As for the Senate, the pending departure of Minority Leader Thomas A. Daschle (S.D.) after losing his race to Republican John Thune could signal a new approach to handling tech policy issues in the "upper house" of Congress. It's hard to say at this early date what that will mean for tech bills overall.
One item of interest: Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) probably won't have to put so much faith in persuading his moderate GOP colleagues to support him on controversial bills if the Republican majority widens. With a Republican House and the continued likelihood of a second Bush term, it would be interesting to see whether this would spur any action on the Internet tax debate.
– Robert MacMillan, washingtonpost.com Tech Policy Editor
BBC NEWS | Wales | South West Wales | Chamber music in the living room
Tuesday, November 02, 2004
Monday, November 01, 2004
to a MassRelay presentation by Joan Marcoux of Sprint (Relay NH).
She will discuss the telecommunication relay services and the
various ways one may utilize the relay operators.
Monday November 8
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Behrakis Health Sciences Building
30 Leon Street, Boston MA
The Onion | Republicans Urge Minorities To Get Out And Vote On Nov. 3
Civil Liberty Endorsement for President
Times Online - World
CNN.com - Bin Laden: Goal is to bankrupt U.S. - Nov 1, 2004
Portal for Work Abroad, Overseas Travel, Study Abroad and International Living.
China Provinces, Autonomous Regions and Municipalities
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ABC News: Chinese Police Patrol After Deadly Riots
From Silver Wagon >>So here we are in 2004, another year in which the U.S. is plagued with problems. ....and the news that "A quadriplegic man succeeded in checking email and playing computer games via a microchip embedded in his brain (source)" are just two of the smaller ones.<<
Merck & Co. abandoned the business almost 20 years ago. Wyeth pulled out last year after throwing away about one-third of the flu vaccine it made for the 2002-03 season because it didn't sell.
That leaves just three companies in the business -- Aventis Pasteur Inc., Chiron Corp. (the company whose entire output for the United States had to be destroyed because of contamination) and MedImmune Inc. of Gaithersburg, the region's biggest biotech company. Got the Flu? Blame the Free Market (washingtonpost.com)