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Friday, October 31, 2003
  Just give us a reason.....PLEASE! What the hell are these people thinking!? Are they seeing how far they have to go before we say "ENOUGH!"? Heh. The people of North Korea will be better off if/when we do...
North Korea Conducts Second Test Flight of Cruise Missile 
  Hehehehehe....The French.....HEHEHEHEHE Does anyone take them seriously anymore? Seriously...

France's foreign minister says U.S. withdrawal from Iraq would be catastrophe 
  Beurocracy in action... State firefighters rejected air drop request for Cedar Fire because of night regulations 
Thursday, October 30, 2003
  Tell me more about how tax cuts don't work.... Then, when you are done with that, consider the implications of all of the Dem Presidential Candidates saying that they will repeal the Bush tax cuts...then tell me more about how the recession was due to Pres. Bush and not a natural part of the business cycle......

Economy Grows at Fastest Pace Since 1984 
Wednesday, October 29, 2003
  "Unliterate"???? Someone PLEASE tell me why this man isn't stoned to death as soon as he opens his mouth!? Instead he is heralded as one of the "leaders of the black community"......*sigh*

NewsMax.com: Inside Cover Story 
  FINALLY....an elected Dem who is putting politics aside...... Too bad there aren't more people like this out there.....

Zell Miller Endorses Bush 
  Remember the Ayn Rand plot I thought I was in..... ...yeah, that again....

DenverPost.com - Politics 
Sunday, October 26, 2003
  Terrorizing!?!...NO, enforcing the LAW. Yahoo! News - Rep. Pelosi Says Wal-Mart Arrests 'Terrorizing' 
Friday, October 24, 2003
  Huh....I would think about this for sure...... Humans could live for hundreds of years 
Friday, October 10, 2003
  Wait....you mean there is GOOD news from Iraq!? Turns out the president of Michigan State...my bad ass alma mater...was asked to go to Iraq by President Bush. (Pretty impressive IMO) I guess it also turns out that he is surprised by the plethora of negative news and the absence of any positive. Considering the source(s) though, is it REALLY that surprising? Good Job President McPherson! :) 
  Rush Limbaugh Admits Painkiller Addiction Best wishes for a clean cut to the narcotics and a speedy resolution to the potential legal problems that stem from it. No matter your position on the political spectrum, there is no denying the fact that this man has been one of, if not THE, most influential media figures in the last 50 years.
 
Thursday, October 09, 2003
  Why are we always hearing about the "Black Leaders"? I am curious...I know it is very un-PC of me to ask, I am curious about this though.

So these people...the "Black Leaders" are upset about a game called Ghettopoly. Are they also going to go after every hip-hop CD that talks about the ghetto? If people are so upset about this, why can't they just speak with their wallets and not buy the product?

Why is it necessary to organize a rally to boycott Urban Outfitters?

Could it be that without rallies and "outrage within the black community" that these social leeches...errr....I mean "Black Leaders" would be out of a job, unable to compete and nothing more than a used and washed up "Black Leader" of individuals that finally decided to take destiny into their own hands? I don't know, I'm just asking....maybe I read too much Rand. *shrug*  
  Desperate measures for those who cannot compete.... This is a sad, but all too common commentary on our society as it is today.

Princeton Student Sued Over Paper on CD Copying (TechNews.com) 
  Interesting idea... This is an idead that doesn't seem very practical right now...interesting to see what it can be developed into though.

NASA Successfully Flies First Laser-powered Aircraft | SpaceRef - Your Space Reference 
  Thank God we have someone looking out for our best interests!... Yahoo! News - Teenager In Trouble In Inhaler Incident 
Saturday, October 04, 2003
  How's this for a big eff you... If the tiger could talk, maybe it wouldn't have come to this. Or, if people would realize that wild animals belong in the wild, this also would not have happened. Heh... Tiger 1 S&R 0

Tiger Attacks Las Vegas Magician Roy Horn 
Friday, October 03, 2003
  Here you go... If you want to read more smart person talk about slowing down and/or stopping light...amazing...
RIS Groups - Bose-Einstein Condensation 
  Remember when... ...the first computers at IBM took up a whole room? Well, this isn't quite as big, but an interesting development, and possibly...or likely?...the future of computing.

DISCOVER Vol. 24 No. 7 (July 2003)

Table of Contents

R&D
News of science, medicine, and technology

Computing With Stopped Light
by Kathy A. Svitil

Four years ago, physicist Lene Hau of Harvard University showed how to bring a beam of light to a screeching halt in a cloud of ultracold atoms. Now she's developing ways to exploit ultraslow and stopped light to create a quantum computer, a blindingly fast, hack-proof calculating machine that would use individual atoms to store data.

Despite years of research, quantum computers remain more theoretical than real. "To make one, you have to transport information, store it in a memory, and process it. People haven't figured out how to link those steps," Hau says. Stopped light could help. Hau and her colleagues have beamed a pulse of laser light into a cloud of sodium atoms cooled to a few billionths of a degree above absolute zero. A second blast of light trapped the photons, imprinting all of their information onto the atoms in the cloud. When the second laser was shut off, the arrested light was freed, precisely re-creating the original pulse. This setup could form the basis for a simple quantum-computer network.

"The photons of light would be like wires, transmitting information, and the atoms would be the nodes that store and process the information," says theorist Zachary Dutton of the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Maryland, who is Hau's former postdoc. While the light is in storage, the cold atoms interact slightly with one another. If physicists can control that interaction, Hau says, they could use it to make calculations and then read out the results when the light is set loose. Hau expects the devices will remain confined to the lab for a long time, however. "Our system so far consists of a 5-foot-by-8-foot table filled to the brim with optics and optical gizmos," she says.

 
  Heh... We should lock up those PETA bastards for animal cruelty/endangerment...heh...
Mink eat each other after animal rights break-in 
  Huh..what do you know..... Payrolls Rise First Time in 8 Months

Stocks Surge as Employers Add Jobs
 
  No spin here...right? Based on this headline, you would think there is a major force organizing to fight huge battles against the US troops...right?
"There is still some intense fighting to be done, especially out in the west," he said. "We should not be surprised if one of these mornings we wake up and . . . there has been a major firefight with some casualties or a significant terrorist attack that kills significant numbers of people."

Sanchez said the US-led forces are engaging resistance groups 15 to 20 times a day, on average, with as many as 25 incidents on some days. Military spokesmen have consistently cited lower figures, about 13 a day.

The general added that the resistance was showing signs of improved organization. Though most attacks against US forces are being carried out by small, locally based groups apparently acting on their own, there are indications that the resistance is beginning to operate under a broader, more regional control, Sanchez said."


Huh...not quite what I was expecting. I wonder how many people just read the headline and took that as their news, or read something into the article so it was more of what they were expecting after such a headline. Thank God for www.frontlinevoices.com

Boston.com / News / World / Iraqi resistance more lethal, US commander says 
Thursday, October 02, 2003
  More evidence...we ARE in a developing Ayn Rand novel.... Limbaugh Leaves ESPN Over McNabb Remarks (washingtonpost.com)

Rush Limbaugh
in pill probe (nydailynews.com)


Let's hope this novel ends up with the good guys winning and not saying "Screw you all, we're leaving." (Anyone want to go in on an island so we can start our own country/society? No lefties allowed.) 
Wednesday, October 01, 2003
  The Sky ISN'T falling? Wait wait wait...hold on a minute.....this can't be true! I thought the sky was falling! I thought the end was near! I thought we needed a socialist government to swoop in and save the day! This can't be true......or could it..???? News flash, employment rates are a trailing indicator of an economic recovery...not that the main stream media would push that story....

Truckers hint at fast-lane economy 
  I feel like I am in an Ayn Rand novel... I am torn....do I have enough faith in people that they will see the humor in this, luagh and move on with their lives, ignoring this crap completely? Or will they be lulled into complacency, soon to accept the crap this place will put out as reality. I am leaning toward the latter right now.

New York Daily News - Business - Gore close to cable buy 
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