Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Yahoo! News - Remains of New Species of Hobbit-Sized Human Found

Yahoo! News - Remains of New Species of Hobbit-Sized Human Found
This is too cool

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

ABC News: Researcher: Canola Oil Kills Grasshoppers

ABC News: Researcher: Canola Oil Kills Grasshoppers
Interesting...

ABC News: Conservationists Sue Over Right Whales

ABC News: Conservationists Sue Over Right Whales

I see no reason not to protect these buggers.

FOXNews.com - U.S. & World - Official: Karzai Clear Winner of Afghan Vote

FOXNews.com - U.S. & World - Official: Karzai Clear Winner of Afghan Vote

The Afgan nation has truely been born. The people chose their own govenment. It is a good day for all the free peoples of the world, and the responcibility of us to help the newest member of our group to grow.

FOXNews.com - Politics - Lawmakers Mull Sanctioning Syria

FOXNews.com - Politics - Lawmakers Mull Sanctioning Syria

Syria is a bad country. This is long overdue. They need new leadership.

Monday, October 25, 2004

FOXNews.com - The O'Reilly Factor - Talking Points - Terror TV?

FOXNews.com - The O'Reilly Factor - Talking Points - Terror TV?
Bill makes a good point here...

FOXNews.com - U.S. & World - Karzai Assured of Afghan Election Win

FOXNews.com - U.S. & World - Karzai Assured of Afghan Election Win

This sounds like good news if you ask me!

The New York Times > International > Middle East > Tracking the Weapons: Huge Cache of Explosives Vanished From Site in Iraq

The New York Times > International > Middle East > Tracking the Weapons: Huge Cache of Explosives Vanished From Site in Iraq

Something to be VERY scare about...

Thursday, October 21, 2004

NY1 News: Seven World Trade Center To Be "Topped Out"

NY1 News: Seven World Trade Center To Be "Topped Out"

Normalcy is beginning to return as the first tower to be rebuilt nears completion...

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

NY1 News: Top Stories

NY1 News: Stadium Critics Say MTA Is Selling Itself Short
Absolfriggenlootely

My Way News: Restaurant Designates No-Cell-Phone Area

My Way News: Restaurant Designates No-Cell-Phone Area

It's about time!!!

MSNBC - Scientists ponder the problem with gravity

MSNBC - Scientists ponder the problem with gravity
Wow this is cool!

ABC News: Was 20th Century Unusually Wet?

ABC News: Was 20th Century Unusually Wet?
UH OH!

FOXNews.com - Your World w/ Neil Cavuto - Common Sense - Who's to Blame?

FOXNews.com - Your World w/ Neil Cavuto - Common Sense - Who's to Blame?
Absolutely!

Source: XM Radio Signs Deal With Baseball

Source: XM Radio Signs Deal With Baseball
Oh CRAP!!! THAT SUCKS!!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Technology Review: Global Warming Bombshell

Technology Review: Global Warming Bombshell

THIS IS HUGE!!! THE HOCKEY STICK IS WRONG!!!!


Actual researh paper
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Reuters | Scientists develop new vaccine technology

Reuters | Scientists develop new vaccine technology
Great Friggen NEWS!!!

Mrs. Kerry Would Focus on 'Gay Tolerance' As First Lady -- 10/19/2004

Mrs. Kerry Would Focus on 'Gay Tolerance' As First Lady -- 10/19/2004

correct me if I'm wrong here, but isn't this like the issue of 10 years ago? Ellen's out, Rosie's out. A few shows on tv have normal gay characters. Bigtime actors play gay ones... gay ones play straight ones.... I thought this wasn't an issue anymore. Maybe I missed the last 10 years! Hell, I spent from 98 to 02 in Dayton, OH. No one seemed to care much out there, and most of my co-workers were devout followers of their respective Christian faiths. They didn't care any more than this NY Jew; something else they didn't care much about. My point is that I don't think most people care one way or the other; even in the Bible-Belt and the Heartland.

The other issue I have is her choice of hte word Tolerance. Shouldn't it be acceptance. Perhaps that's too much to ask for from some folks, but not most I think. Maybe I've been lucky, but aside from a bunch of crude jokes, the people I've come across, have never cared much. I've seen much more heated arguments about sports teams!

I think the US has bigger problems than "Gay Tolerance" at the moment. People, for the most part, don't care about that stuff. How about poverty, education, healthcare, homeless, violence in hte home? Why couldn't she look into helping the downtrodden in other countries? Pull something like a Princess Diana? Taht would help us all. President's wife can go a long way to helping improve America's image internationally. She could help the charitable orginizations already there; probably drum up more support and funds from Americans and others. Now that's a cause! How about it, any first lady!!

NY1 News: Top Stories

NY1 News: Top Stories

I referred to this story yesterday. I had a hunch it was not true anti-semitism. This was a angry person. Simple as that.

ABC News: West African Locusts Likely to Remain

ABC News: West African Locusts Likely to Remain

A real tragedy... and one easily preventable..

FOXNews.com - The O'Reilly Factor - Talking Points - The Press and John Kerry

FOXNews.com - The O'Reilly Factor - Talking Points - The Press and John Kerry

He makes an interesting point here. Perhaps, though, the reason Kerry is avoiding the media, is that he's running on a platform of "I'm not George Bush," as much as anything else. All we need to know is that he's not Bush. Sadly, for all of us, I disagree with that statement. I have reasons to like and dislike both gentlemen. More information about both canidates would be helpful, but like Bill says, I've had a few years to get to know Mr. Bush.

FOXNews.com - Your World w/ Neil Cavuto - Common Sense - The Truth Hurts

FOXNews.com - Your World w/ Neil Cavuto - Common Sense - The Truth Hurts Well said!!!

Monday, October 18, 2004

NY1 News: Swastikas Found On Several Jewish Buildings In Brookyln

NY1 News: Swastikas Found On Several Jewish Buildings In Brookyln -> Oh Shit!!! NOT Good... But ... this happens from time to time.. It's good that there's a task force to focus on this. The fact that two marked police cars had the same marks leeds me to believe it's more about trouble-making than hate. That is something, more or less, to lighten this.

Mistake could be costly for Kerry

Mistake could be costly for KerryThis is an interesting perspective. Who cares if the Vice President's kid is gay. I seriously doubt that has any effect on his policies; save, perhaps, making him more tolerant of a minority. That, I certainly consider to be a good thing.

At one point in the article, the author points out the comment of John Edwards's wife, Elizabeth, ''indicates a certain degree of shame'' toward her daughter. It is difficult to exaggerate Lynne Cheney's outrage over Elizabeth Edwards' suggestion." Ask me, that's normal. Mess with someone's kid, and they're going to get angry. Sounds like a normal parent to me, but I could be wrong.

CBS 2 Chicago: Newspapers Make Their Endorsements

CBS 2 Chicago: Newspapers Make Their EndorsementsNo big surprise here...

ABC News: 'Primetime Live' Poll: More Republicans Satisfied With Sex Lives Than Democrats

ABC News: 'Primetime Live' Poll: More Republicans Satisfied With Sex Lives Than DemocratsI can't really see this as being true, but it is funny!

Saturday, October 16, 2004

TheStar.com - Boston's gloom persists

TheStar.com - Boston's gloom persists Another reason it's better to be a yankee fan!

FOXNews.com - Foxlife - 'Team America' Takes on the World

FOXNews.com - Foxlife - 'Team America' Takes on the World I love these guys... I'll be seeing this flick after the play-offs are over!

My Way News: U.S. Probes if GIs Refused Iraq Mission

U.S. Probes if GIs Refused Iraq Mission
This is definitely not good, but neither is it unheard of in military or American military history. It's not that big of a deal.

Friday, October 15, 2004

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NYYFans.com - The Yankee/Red Sox Rivalry is alive and well... - New York Yankees Coverage

NYYFans.com - The Yankee/Red Sox Rivalry is alive and well... - New York Yankees CoverageOh this is too funny!

Discovery Channel :: American Chopper: Orange County Choppers

Discovery Channel :: American Chopper: Orange County ChoppersI grew up near the town this is filmed in; where the shop is. You just got to love these guys; too damn funny!

Chemical protects women from AIDS when man does not use condom

Chemical protects women from AIDS when man does not use condomNow this is truely good news!

NYYFans.com - Intrepid Yankee Fan goes behind enemy lines... - New York Yankees Coverage

NYYFans.com - Intrepid Yankee Fan goes behind enemy lines... - New York Yankees CoveragetHIS IS JUST TOO FUNNY!

CBC Sports: Red Sox, Damon confident for Game 3

CBC Sports: Red Sox, Damon confident for Game 3
LETS GO YANKEES!!!!

Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | UK scientists bring hydrogen cars closer

Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | UK scientists bring hydrogen cars closer
This is another great step to the proper oil solution... Again... this is the place and way to spend money... not on the Kyoto Treaty!

FOXNews.com - Views - Saddam, Syria Colluded Under U.N. Watch

FOXNews.com - Views - Saddam, Syria Colluded Under U.N. WatchNO SHIT!!! DUH!!!

ABC News: Spinach Chemical Fuels Green Solar Cell

ABC News: Spinach Chemical Fuels Green Solar CellAnother exciting possiblitiy if you ask me! The Kyoto treaty is wrong... The smart answer is to invest the treasure that we would invest to impliment that foolish idea more wisely in alternative fuels and technoliges that can actually solve the problem!

ABC News: Females More Susceptible to Sweet Tooth

ABC News: Females More Susceptible to Sweet ToothNo offence to women, but is this really a surprise to anyone? Anecdotally, I'd say most people believe this to be true!

ABC News: Review: Hi-Def TV May Be PCs' Killer App

ABC News: Review: Hi-Def TV May Be PCs' Killer AppNow this is something... ATI's HDTV wonder video card for $199. That's worth getting to me! I'd love to watch HDTV on my 19inch pc monitor... that's worth it.. especailly since my cable co sends me a bunch of HDTV signals that i can't use at the moment anyway!

ABC News: Silicon Insider: WiMax Communication

ABC News: Silicon Insider: WiMax Communication There is no question. This is the next killer app... Look out local phone Co's... Look out Cell phone Co's... look out broadband providers....

Thursday, October 14, 2004

Boston's fans aspire to be what they despise

Boston's fans aspire to be what they despise

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Major League Baseball News

Major League Baseball News

Why do I love baseball and my Yankees? This man wrote the answer...

ABC News: 'High Street' Sign Is Among Most Stolen

ABC News: 'High Street' Sign Is Among Most Stolen
I shouldn't laugh, but it is funny..

ABC News: Scientists Work on Global Virus Strategy

ABC News: Scientists Work on Global Virus Strategy
Good News!

ABC News: CITES Accepts Protection Plan for 'Jaws' Shark

ABC News: CITES Accepts Protection Plan for 'Jaws' Shark A good thing!

ABC News: Scientists Unravel Mystery of 'Dead Zone'

ABC News: Scientists Unravel Mystery of 'Dead Zone'

A scary problem becomes more interesting!

ABC News: 5-Month-Old Baby's Identity Stolen

ABC News: 5-Month-Old Baby's Identity Stolen

Now this is scary!

FOXNews.com - Views - Heritage Foundation - Kofi Annan's Iraq Blunder

FOXNews.com - Views - Heritage Foundation - Kofi Annan's Iraq Blunder

This is hugely powerful! This author is right on! Allow me to elaborate...

U.S. allies who had supported the liberation of Baghdad, including Britain, Australia, Poland, Bulgaria and Japan, immediately condemned his remarks — and rightly so. It was only the latest in a long line of blunders by Annan, whose leadership on the world stage, from Rwanda to Iraq to the Sudan, has proven a spectacular failure.

The UN has not helped where it's particular help would be best suited and is most needed. America is helping in Sudan, but not the UN! Are we the only ones who care? Is it that the UN allows members from totalarian states, and they are now the majority. Is that the case, and that they support the horrors in those places? Why is Europe and MSM not screaming about this?

But, some may ask, can’t Annan express his opinion? Yes, but his ill-considered jibe carries serious repercussions. It undercuts efforts to stabilize postwar Iraq efforts that have been endorsed by the U.N. Security Council. It stigmatizes the embryonic Iraqi government and strengthens the hand of Iraqi insurgents and foreign terrorists determined to strangle democracy and defeat the U.S.-led, U.N.-backed security operation.

Again, I agree. Opinion is fine, but office and position effect how that opinion will be reacted to. This is true for entertainers, normal people, and politicians. Iraq is what it is. A fair person could say we should not have invaded, but still we must make the best of what could have been a bad decision; one I actually do not think was a bad decision; and support the Iraqis.

Annan’s statement that the war was “illegal” is both false and spurious. By Annan’s logic, the 1999 U.S./British-led intervention in Kosovo, which was conducted without benefit of a Security Council resolution, also was “illegal” despite the fact that the international community supported it.

I was in the Air Force during these little wars. I was in a postion to see what the Serbs were doing. We did right to defend those Muslims in Kosovo. If the UN will not act, then responcible nations must! Should we never do anything and let the innocents die when we can? We fought that war for no reason other than altruistic ones, and yet we, American and Brittan, get no credit for it! Of course, 2 World Wars did start there. It is wise to attend to the affairs of that region. They do tend to pull in the Great Powers. Perhaps it was less than altruism, but not much.

Moreover, Iraq technically put itself into a state of war with the United States by violating the cease-fire that ended the 1991 Gulf War. Long before the 2003 war, Iraqi forces were shooting daily at American and British warplanes assigned to enforce the U.N.-imposed “no-fly zones” over Iraq.

I have been ranting over this fact for years. This, too, my position in the military made me accutely aware of. The bloody Iragi government broke the cease-fire agreement. Cut and dry. The war was just. Still, President Bush did not sell the war on that fact to the American people; and the world at large; and that is a problem.

The Clinton administration chose to ignore these attacks and other cease-fire violations, but the Bush administration decided to take action in view of Iraq’s manifest failure to prove that it had dismantled its prohibited programs to build weapons of mass destruction and missiles that threatened its neighbors. The U.N. Charter explicitly recognizes the right of every state to act in self-defense, a fact that Annan curiously neglects.

This is something that drove me nuts as it was my friends, personally, that were flying some of those missions!

Annan’s ill-timed comments should be seen as a poorly judged attempt to indirectly influence the U.S. presidential election. The notion of U.S. isolation is a myth that Annan is keen to promote on the world stage. He ignores the fact that more than 30 allies are backing the U.S. with troops on the ground in Iraq, including 12 of the 25 members of the European Union, and 16 out of 26 NATO members.

No country is in isloation anymore. It is not possible. We all have neighbors. All the Great and Small powers effect oneanother. If you have that which others could, would, or do want, then you cannot be in isolation. We are not alone in any of this.

The U.N. is in steep (and possibly terminal) decline, struggling for relevance in the 21st Century. Mr. Annan’s remarks only further underline his organization’s growing impotence.

There are many voices calling for the end of the UN. I think it's a good organization in theory, but it's current form is impotent. It needs to be either fixed or shall cease to be. America is getting tired of it! New York certainly is for more mundane reasons. The bloody diplomats and their immunity to parking tickets. They tie up traffic, and cause a huge number of problems. Think of all those wasted gallons of gasoline from the traffic they cause. I'm all for diplomatic immunity, but not for parking and vehicle violations. Driving is a privaledge, not a right.



FOXNews.com - Foxlife - Strakalogue - Grrr! ... Howard Stern in for Rude Awakening

FOXNews.com - Foxlife - Strakalogue - Grrr! ... Howard Stern in for Rude Awakening

I love this guy's somewhat irrevrant commentary on the little things that we all do unintentionally to annoy all those around us!

France May Allow Jamming of Mobile Phones

France May Allow Jamming of Mobile Phones

Finally, France does something I approve of! Now if we could only get that here. I would consider it the best gift of France to America since the Statue of Liberty! Perhaps they could spread this to resturants, as well.

Monday, October 11, 2004

FOXNews.com - U.S. & World - No Vote for Women in Saudi Elections

FOXNews.com - U.S. & World - No Vote for Women in Saudi Elections

Yet another reason to cast a disparaging eye at the House of Saud!

Kerry's possible offshore Tax Shelter from 1983

Kerry's possible offshore Tax Shelter from 1983
Is this a big deal? Does anyone care? $25k-$30k isn't a lot of money compared to the Heintz fortune. Granted, to a guy who makes roughly double that, it is. Still, on the scale of a character like him, is is really anything?

NY1 News: Top Stories

NY1 News: Top Stories
Being a Yankee fan since I was 6, I appreciate his sacrafice. He is one tough guy, and this is heartily appreciated! Still, I would think no less of him if he felt he needed to attend to his family responcibilities.

Yahoo! News - Teen Is Found Alive After Eight Days

Yahoo! News - Teen Is Found Alive After Eight Days

Lucky Kid! Hopefully the injuries heal!

Telegraph | News | Vatican buries the hatchet with Blair and Bush over Iraq

Telegraph | News | Vatican buries the hatchet with Blair and Bush over Iraq

I'd say this is a good thing; perhaps not the most important news of the day, but important none the less. It might make it harder for Europe to deny US troop requests to help stabelize Iraq.

I must say that the article is laced with abortion type talk. That I find humerous, considering the Church's official stance on the subject. Funny, because I disagree with that stance.

The New York Times > Washington > Congress Close to Establishing Rules for Driver's Licenses

The New York Times > Washington > Congress Close to Establishing Rules for Driver's Licenses

I have two problems with the fear that this will create some kind of national ID card. First of all, drivers liscences are a national ID card. Who are we kidding? Cash a check: you need two forms of ID; and a driver's liscence is one of them. Get on a plane, same story. Want a loan, get your liscence out. Hell, NYS's department of motor vehicles, and other state's I'm sure do too, offer a non-driving ID card. So, I ask you, who are we kidding here.

What's the big deal? I big deal could be the federal regulations and the database ties. the fact is that we do have this system in place. Their might as well be some federal regulations to standardise the system that is already being used by everyone. This way, we can protect individual rights by directing our concerns at one point; Uncle Sam.

The second point is this. Are driver's liscences the only way to get around this country. The answer is no. One does not need a car. Granted, a car makes it much easier, but still it is not required. Internal passport, again, it already is.

My final point is that we have a simple choice here. We can either use it as a federally regulated National ID - Internal Passport, or we must change the way we are currently using driver's liscences.

DRUDGE REPORT FLASH 2004�

DRUDGE REPORT FLASH 2004- Middle Class Said To Pay Higher Tax Rate Than Heinz Kerry And Kerry



MESSED UP!!!!

local6.com - News - 60-Year-Old Woman Battles Crocodile To Save Man

local6.com - News - 60-Year-Old Woman Battles Crocodile To Save Man

NEVER EVER ANGER A 60-year-old WOMAN!!!!

FOXNews.com - U.S. & World - Afghan Opposition Candidate Backs Off Boycott

FOXNews.com - U.S. & World - Afghan Opposition Candidate Backs Off Boycott

This is positive... I hope it pans out... The more places Democracy takes hold, the better!

FOXNews.com - U.S. & World - Mount St. Helens Releases More Steam

FOXNews.com - U.S. & World - Mount St. Helens Releases More Steam

With all the sensors on this mountain, hopefully the bugger does blow soon. Then the scientists can get some good data, and finally be able to make some better predictions.

FOXNews.com - The O'Reilly Factor - Talking Points - Saddam, America and France

FOXNews.com - The O'Reilly Factor - Talking Points - Saddam, America and France

I don't always agree with Bill O'Reilly, but this time, I do. France is a problem. Boycotting their goods may be a good idea, but then I don't really buy their stuff. Even wines, I tend to prefer Italian ones. Still, Chirac is a bum. Hell, half the reason that we went to War in Vietnam was to bail out the French; Dien Buen Fu. (I know I murdered teh spelling of that...)

FOXNews.com - The Big Story w/ John Gibson - My Word - It's the Bribery, Stupid

FOXNews.com - The Big Story w/ John Gibson - My Word - It's the Bribery, Stupid

This is a big deal. This guy is clearly on the Republican side, but he still makes a valid point. Billions in bribary is bad; no matter who or where.

FOXNews.com - Views - Speaking the Truth About Saudi Arabia

FOXNews.com - Views - Speaking the Truth About Saudi Arabia

Wahhabism - The true threat to America and the West!

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

The New York Times > Dining & Wine > Is Luxury Cruel? The Foie Gras Divide

The New York Times > Dining & Wine > Is Luxury Cruel? The Foie Gras Divide

I say good! This is just sick.

Howard Stern and SIRIUS Announce the Most Important Deal in Radio History

Howard Stern and SIRIUS Announce the Most Important Deal in Radio History

WOW THIS IS BIG!!! I think i'll be gettign a sirus in about a year or so!

Friday, October 01, 2004

EE Times -Docomo fuel cell targets mobile recharging of phones

EE Times -Docomo fuel cell targets mobile recharging of phones

the first small dimention fuel cell product... if no one else beats it to market in mid to late 2006

TCS: Tech Central Station - A Dangerous Way to 'Hide'

TCS: Tech Central Station - A Dangerous Way to 'Hide'

a fair and interesting article! bush is no coward, even if he may not be the best man for the job as president. at the moment, i'm not decided that question...