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Archive for September, 2005

Sep 23rd 2005

The Nigerian Email Scam….En Español!

Acabo de recibir el siguiente mensaje por email:
A su atención:
Me llamo Miguel Angel Lopete, me complace estar en contacto con usted para […]

Sep 22nd 2005

Buenos Aires, Argentina: Ooops!

La Nación, one of the big daily newspapers in Argentina, is reporting today that 72,600 public employees in the Buenos Aires province did not even finish high school. This has presented quite a problem to the province, since a high school diploma is required by law for jobs in public administration, and 72,600 represents […]

Sep 19th 2005

“You Have No Privacy” – BYU

I just received a disturbing email entitled “Legal notice regarding your right to privacy” from Brigham Young University (BYU), the university that I attend. In it they outline their “privacy policy”. Here is what I found rather disconcerting (emphasis mine):
BYU has designated the following student information as directory information that it may disclose […]

Sep 19th 2005

Happy Talk Like A Pirate Day!

That’s right, it’s September 19th!
From the official Talk Like A Pirate web site:
Why do we need an International Talk Like a Pirate Day?
Make no mistake. We do. But it’s a little hard to articulate why, especially when you’ve made the mistake of referring to your wife as a scurvy bilge rat and tried to order […]

Sep 19th 2005

Pat Buchanan on Katrina

I think that Pat Buchanan hits the nail on the head (emphasis mine):
At the Superdome and New Orleans Convention Center, we saw the failure of 40 years of the Great Society. No sooner had Katrina passed by and the 17th Street levee broke than hundreds of young men who should have taken charge in helping […]

Sep 16th 2005

60 Second Lectures

Penn has an interesting program this fall where members of the faculty give lectures that last only 60 seconds during lunch.
The first one, by Tukufu Zuberi, entitled “Divided and Dangerous: Human History from a Different Angle,” is excellent.

Sep 16th 2005

the volokh blog community

a lot of interesting people read the volokh conspiracy. i would try this, but i think i already know everyone who reads this blog (and i can count them on one hand).

Sep 15th 2005

ABC: Live from the Astrodome!

Several hours ago a regular all-encompassingly reader alerted me to the great segment that ABC News (inadvertantly!) ran right after Bush’s speech Thursday night. Apparently the main news outfit cut to their correspondent in the Astrodome who began talking to displaced residents of New Orleans.
Lorie Byrd explains:
All of those interviewed at the Astrodome were […]

Sep 15th 2005

Hugh Hewitt and Cliff May on The AIM Report

Roger Aronoff from Accuracy In Media will be hosting AIM’s monthly online radio broadcast, The AIM Report, on Friday at 2pm EST over at
I mention this because blogger extraordinaire Hugh Hewitt will be a guest of the program, as will Cliff May (a neocon extraordinaire!).
Here’s more info:
Hugh Hewitt, author and lawyer, will talk […]

Sep 15th 2005

2 short films: ‘nuke’ and ‘the end’

i thought i’d point out two short films that are well worth your time:
the end (perhaps the Most Violent Film Ever)