November 2004

Damn Lies and Statistics

November 30, 2004
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Damn Lies and Statistics or just fodder for rumination – I’m not sure. Recently I have been seeing several blog entries on numbers, traffic, blog size and / or type, etc. I became curious about how some available numbers stack up – and even more, how they stack up as a...

So, I’m Thinking

November 30, 2004
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Personally, I’ve never been a big fan of red heads, either. I mean, do we really need THEM around? And then there’s always that pesky liberal minority … the possibilities are endless, ya?

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) – A hospital in the Netherlands – the first nation to permit euthanasia – recently proposed...

Comments People

November 30, 2004
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From the Desk of Dan

To most of the folks that leave comments or send emails

I just wanted to say thanks. It really makes a difference. I’m a pillar to post blogger – work, family, etc. often prevent me from posting a great deal, or being on top of something that’s...

Ayman Al-Zawahiri Video

November 30, 2004
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Al-Zawahiri Vows to Keep Fighting U.S..

CAIRO, Egypt — Top Usama bin Laden lieutenant Ayman Al-Zawahiri vowed in a videotape excerpt shown Monday to continue fighting the United States until its policies change.

Terrorism Article: A Must Read

November 29, 2004
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h/t to Joe Katzman at Winds of Change.NET for this must read – Understanding Terror Networks from:

Marc Sageman, a newly appointed FPRI Senior Fellow, was a CIA case officer in Afghanistan between 1987–89 and is now a forensic psychiatrist. This essay is based on his FPRI BookTalk on October 6, 2004,...

At The Movies

November 29, 2004
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Chiracre Bleu?

November 29, 2004
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Interesting bit from the Times Online

NICOLAS SARKOZY was proclaimed monarch of France’s centre-Right political camp yesterday amid a frenzy of stage-managed celebration, depriving President Chirac of the power base that he founded and has controlled since 1976.

  • Politics: liberal reformer. Wants to modernise France with pragmatic, market-inspired ideas. Against 35-hour week,...

A Must Read

November 28, 2004
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From A Collection of Thoughts

It had been a while since I had heard of the term "HR" used, and as I pondered what the acronym could possibly stand for, when it dawned on me that it stood for human remains.  There were 22 fallen comrades who had just been...

And the Winners Are

November 28, 2004
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Thanks to Ace for this:

The 300 men filling out forms in the offices of an Iranian aid group were offered three choices: Train for suicide attacks against U.S. troops in Iraq, for suicide attacks against Israelis or to assassinate British author Salman Rushdie.

Which led me to this:

Baztab web site,...

The Not So Cold War

November 28, 2004
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Infused with the heat from passion that political process can provide it is increasingly evident that Ukraine is the closest thing to a US Russia show down we’ve experienced in years. Disparate news reports show that both the US and Russia have invested significant dollars and manpower toward achieving a favorable...

On the Issue of “Choice”

November 28, 2004
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Yeah, that’s what some people need – more freedom of choice. Woman breastfeeds puppy.

Her baby, Honey Pauline Philomina Flo, was born on August 29 and is now on bottled milk. "I wanted to raise the pup with my baby," Ms Tumanako said. "I wanted to bring it up with a...

What’s Next, Alpaca Butchers?

November 28, 2004
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Alpaca Breeders Pin Hopes on a Herd (of Buyers).

The alpacas, wooly, long-necked cousins of the llama, came trotting forth on their two-toed feet, a few of them neck wrestling one another along the way.

If these things ever start blogging with pictures, it could be over for the llamas. Talk...

Go Oliver!!

November 27, 2004
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Another millon dollars at the box office and you’ll pass "Seed of Chucky!"

Ha!

h/t Drudge

Yeah, We Did It

November 27, 2004
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I guess Carter wasn’t available, so this one will go to the little "D" democrats – I mean the CIA. US campaign behind the turmoil in Kiev. Forget that we’re still sorting out the minor details of our own national election, obviously we can get anyone else elected anywhere in the...

Sydney Blumen-idiot

November 27, 2004
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In One gulp, and Bush was gone courtesy of, where else, The Guardian, clintonista Blumenthal shows … well, nothing, really. Most particularly missing is any sense of humor in interpreting quotes from Bush and Rove to support his own lame agenda. Which, BTW, isn’t really an agenda. It’s more of an...

Interesting Read

November 27, 2004
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While this American Spectator piece is an interesting read, ultimately it adds little to what many should already know – Democrats tend to respond with emotion and Republicans with logic. That’s why the majority of Americans prefer Republicans in the seats at the adult table. Now if someone would only hush...

Who Says It’s a World War

November 27, 2004
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Here  here  here  here  and here, and that’s just for starters. None even mention Iraq. I’m just sayin’. .

Respective first paragraphs:

A Belgian senator of Moroccan origin is under police guard after receiving death threats, Socialist Party officials have said. Mimount Bousakla, who is well-known for her opposition to radical Islam,...

Jimmy Chimes In

November 27, 2004
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Ash Heap of History or Resume Submission

November 27, 2004
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Estrich laments

Mrs. Heinz Kerry made headlines on a number of occasions for sounding off to the press, sometimes with reason. But she also called voters "idiots," when they didn’t agree with her health plan, and is remembered for questioning whether Laura Bush, former teacher and librarian and full-time mother, had...

A Hillary Hit Squad

November 27, 2004
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In Problems For Hillary Clinton?, Conservative Eyes links to a newsmax report of Kathleen Willey’s admonition to a potential candidate "Hillary" – IE Remember the Swiftvets.

But, it is really hard to gauge the effect of this. I’m sure the Kerry campaign thought the Swifties were harmless until his poll numbers...

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