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Archive for June, 2005

Jun 22nd 2005

John McCain – “Frontrunner”

Michelle Malkin points to an AP story that pushes the nonsensical idea that John McCain is the odds-on favorite to win the GOP nomination in 2008. Heaven help us if the original Sith Lord of Campaign Finance “Reform” (aka The You Don’t Have a Right to Speech “Reform”) ever occupies the Oval Office.

Jun 22nd 2005

Google Payment

Google’s CEO Confirms Payment Service, Denies it Will Compete with Paypal

Jun 22nd 2005

Ethiopian Girl Saved By Lions

An unbelievable tale of animal-helps-human:
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A 12-year-old girl who was abducted and beaten by men trying to force her into a marriage was found being guarded by three lions who apparently had chased off her captors, a policeman said Tuesday.
The girl, missing for a week, had been taken by seven men […]

Jun 21st 2005

terrorist abuse alert/roundup

on the guantanamo abuse and the left’s reaction, mark steyn said it best when he described the democratic mainstream as the “terrorist rights party”. here’s ann coulter’s take on the US military’s rules for handling gitmo detainees:

No cold meals, sleep deprivation or uncomfortable positions? Obviously, what we need to do is get the […]

Jun 19th 2005

Citizen Journalism

Amy Gahran over at Contentious has posted a great primer on citizen journalism. The thrust of the article, however, is explaining a project that she is working on called I, Reporter.
It is fascinating stuff dealing with the exploitation of internet tools for grassroots reporting. It is also being run as the lead for […]

Jun 17th 2005

Dearelder.com

This post has been updated quite a bit, thanks to additional information provided by David Bateman. Although I doubt that he, or DealElder.com, would endorse my conclusions. Read the whole thing.
Near the top of my list of yucky dishonest (after trading emails with David I don’t think that DearElder is “dishonest”, although I […]

Jun 17th 2005

Big Brother is here, Part Deux

It’s not just in Argentina.
The Dept. of Justice here in the good ole USA wants internet service providers (ISPs) to maintain records of what their customers do on the internet for at least several months.
Justice Department officials endorsed the concept at a private meeting with Internet service providers and the National Center for Missing and […]

Jun 16th 2005

realize the effects of blogging

this post by daniel solove–although on a topic oft-explored by bloggers–adds some insight about blogging and the complicated ways one is affected by entering into this new society.

Jun 15th 2005

Global Voices Online – The Blogs

I mentioned last week Global Voices Online, the awesome web site that Harvard has setup, offering a daily summary of the international blogosphere.
Well, as luck has it, they make their list of international blogs available to all via Bloglines. You can also get the OPML file here, to import to your own newsreader.
Great stuff!

Jun 15th 2005

Funding PBS, et al.

There is a new proposal being floated on how to create a trust for public broadcasting.
PBS President Pat Mitchell and other advocates for public broadcasting are trumpeting legislation in Congress that would create a huge trust fund—perhaps as much as $20 billion—to provide a ready pool of cash for noncommercial stations as well as libraries […]