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Miami Vice
Courtesy Universal Pictures

The Real Miami Vice

In connection with the new Colin Farrell / Jamie Foxx movie, the L.A. Times interviewed a real-life veteran of Miami’s vice, intelligence and narcotics squad. Interestingly, it seems the situations on the TV show weren’t that far off the mark.

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Divine Inspiration From the Masses

The “open source” programming movement, which harnesses the wisdom of crowds to collectively make a better product (like Wikipedia entries), has grown beyond its software roots to embrace religion. The holy texts of “yoism” shun the wisdom of high priests and rely instead on teachings that evolve online organically.

Open-source programming’s organizing principle has been embraced in medical research, engineering—even religion

Posted on Jul 26, 2006 READ MORE

Sex in Space
From Vanna Bonta via MSNBC

Complications in Space Sex

Experts tell MSNBC that “new devices and data would be needed to hit the zero-G-spot.” But an author who has written about the topic says space sex would be “the killer app of space tourism, because every couple…is going to want to try this.”

Posted on Jul 25, 2006 READ MORE

Technical Virgin
Via Boing Boing and Google Video

PBS Kiddie Show Host Fired Over Sexy Spoof Videos

The PBS KIDS Sprout network has fired the host of “The Good Night Show” upon learning that she appeared seven years ago in videos called “Technical Virgin,” which dealt satirically with anal sex and masturbation. PBS’s president said the videos “undermine [the host’s] credibility with our audience.”

  • Link to the videos in question

  • Posted on Jul 25, 2006 READ MORE

    Israeli Bomb Kills Four U.N. Observers

    The United Nations peacekeepers were holed up at an observation post in southern Lebanon. U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said he was “shocked” at the “apparently deliberate targeting” of the post.

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    Condi Feels Lebanon’s Pain

    During her surprise visit with Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora in Beirut on Monday, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice “assured a largely powerless leader that America was sympathetic to the suffering of his people, though it has stopped short of pressuring Israel to let up on its campaign against militants.” (story—quote on p. 2)

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    Specter Preps Bill to Sue Bush Over Signing Statements

    Arlen Specter (R-Pa.), the Senate Judiciary chairman, will introduce a bill that will allow Congress to sue Bush in federal court with the aim of having Bush’s signing statements (“interpretations” used to skirt a law’s provisions) declared unconstitutional. (h/t: Huff Po)
    Way to go, Arlen.

    Posted on Jul 24, 2006 READ MORE

    William F. Buckley, Jr.
    From CBS via Raw Story

    Buckley: Bush Should Have Resigned

    Watch William F. Buckley Jr., the godfather of modern conservatism, tell a CBS reporter how any self-respecting head of state would have stepped down from office had he or she made the kinds of mistakes that Bush has made.

    Posted on Jul 24, 2006 READ MORE

    GOP Sen. Compares Global Warming Believers to Nazis

    Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), who chairs the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, said he is reminded of the Third Reich when he observes the tactics of people like Al Gore in their attempts to raise awareness about global warming.

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    Legal Group Rails Against Bush’s Signing Statements

    The American Bar Association said the president’s signing statements amount to a “line item veto” that Congress is powerless to override, and constitute a ?threat to the Constitution and to the rule of law.?

    Posted on Jul 24, 2006 READ MORE

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