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Richard Armitage
From scoop.co.nz

Alleged Armitage Leak is Biggest Irony of Plamegate

The first person to tell reporters that Valerie Plame worked for the CIA was not, apparently, someone in Dick Cheney’s circle out to smear Plame as a way of getting back at her husband, who had criticized the administration. Rather, it was then-Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, who didn’t have an ax to grind, who didn’t know Plame was an undercover operative, and who was apparently just passing on gossip, according to a new book.

Posted on Aug 28, 2006 READ MORE


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Housing Bubble Burst

Pop! Housing Bubble Burst is Real, and Consequential

Economist and N.Y. Times columnist Paul Krugman writes that the downturn in the housing market is “a recipe for a major bust, not a soft landing,” and that it will likely drag the entire economy down with it. As evidence, check out this Cincinnati Enquirer article about consumers tightening their belts in the face of the housing slump and high gas prices.

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Jerry Falwell
From equalityride.com

Southern Religion Makes Us Fat, Says Study

Protestants in general, and Baptists in particular, are much heavier on the whole than their American counterparts in other religions, a Purdue sociology professor has found. Prime example: Jerry Falwell (above). One possible reason: Baptists are denied so many vices, food is “one of the few available sources of earthly pleasures,” says the professor.

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Microsoft training video
From GoogleVideo

‘The Office’ Training Videos Microsoft Doesn’t Want You to See

The creators and star of the hilarious BBC series “The Office” made two humorous training videos for Microsoft in 2003, under the condition they would never be made public. But they have been leaked to the Internet, and already Microsoft got YouTube.com to take them down. Lucky for us, GoogleVideo still has them up. (watch them)

Posted on Aug 28, 2006 READ MORE


Mystery Senator at Capitol
Illustration by Peter Scheer

Mystery Senator Blocks Sunshine Bill

A bipartisan Senate bill that would have created a public database of all government contracts has been blocked by an unknown senator.  The bill, which passed its committee unanimously, can now move forward only if the mysterious senator who placed it on “secret hold” removes the constraint.  (h/t: Crooks and Liars)

Posted on Aug 27, 2006 READ MORE


Hemp fields
flickr/kyall

California Legislators Challenge Hemp Ban

California legislators have sent a bill to Gov. Schwarzenegger that would legalize the cultivation of industrial hemp, setting up a direct confrontation with federal drug authorities.  The plant, which contains none of the hallucinogenic properties of marijuana, is considered a kind of miracle crop by farmers and entrepreneurs who seek to exploit its fast growth and myriad uses.

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81 years of cartoons on a hard drive
thenewyorkerstore.com

Storied Magazine Makes Historic Sales Pitch

The New Yorker is selling its complete archive, “every article, poem, short story, and cartoon (and every advertisement) that has appeared in the magazine since 1925,” on an external hard drive for $300.  It’s a novel move for a media company, many of which have been wary of releasing digital versions of content to the public, for fear of piracy.

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Katherine Harris
palmbeachpost.com

Harris Campaign Scrambles to Explain Gaff

The Katherine Harris campaign tried on Saturday to clarify the candidate’s latest ride on the crazy train, when she said that separation of church and state is “a lie we have been told” and that “God is the one who chooses our rulers.”  It’s an interesting idea coming from Harris, who worked so hard in the 2000 election to disenfranchise voters on Bush’s behalf.  (h/t: Americablog)

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Hassan Nasrallah
flickr.com/panafnewswire

Hezbollah Leader Regrets War

Hassan Nasrallah, the head of Hezbollah, said in a Lebanese TV interview that he would not have ordered the kidnapping of Israeli soldiers had he known the scale of violence that was to follow.  If he had it to do all over again, Nasrallah said, with a 1% chance that Israel would respond as it did, he would say: “No, definitely not, for humanitarian, moral, social, security, military and political reasons.”

Posted on Aug 27, 2006 READ MORE


an Apple iBook explodes into flames
SFGate.com/Cindy Brown

Watch Where You Point That Laptop

In the mad rush to make our gadgets go, a battery manufacturer’s slight oversight could lead to disastrous consequences, as in the recent recall of 6 million Sony laptop batteries prone to explosion and fire.  Lithium-ion batteries, the kind used in many electronic devices because of their power efficiency, are especially vulnerable to this kind of problem.

Posted on Aug 26, 2006 READ MORE


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