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  • Obama's Ego Will Make Darfur Genocide WORSE

    10/03/2009 8:11:49 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 5 replies · 758+ views
    AFP/The Lid ^ | 10/3/09 | The Lid
    But, more broadly, Bell fears that the United States does not "have the right strategy" on Darfur, and he warns that the "status quo plays in favor of the government" of Sudan's President Omar Bashir. The group wants Obama to take action and renew pressure on the regime by coming up with a peace initiative, which would include countries with sway in the region such as Egypt and China, and could eventually lead to a tentative peace deal. Since his nomination, Gration has made some risky moves, indicating some openness towards Bashir -- who is the subject of an International...
  • NY man accused of tweeting cop actions at protests

    10/03/2009 8:03:49 PM PDT · by Saije · 48 replies · 2,000+ views
    Boston Globe/AP ^ | 10/3/2009 | Staff
    A self-described New York City anarchist has been accused of tweeting the location of police officers to protesters trying to evade them during the Group of 20 economic summit in Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania State Police arrested Elliot Madison alleging he used Twitter to direct the movement of protesters and inform them about law enforcement actions at last month's summit. The New York Post reported the arrest in Saturday editions. Court papers filed by Madison's attorney say FBI agents executed a search warrant at the 41-year-old's Queens home on Thursday. They seized computers, political writings and anarchist literature. Madison faces charges including...
  • VMware????

    10/03/2009 8:02:36 PM PDT · by djf · 64 replies · 1,324+ views
    Anybody ever install VMware Server under Windows/ME? I got it working under Win2K, but am thinking about something leaner and meaner for the hypervisor part. Experiences? Positives? Negatives?
  • Love Is In The Air Along S.F.'s Market Street

    10/03/2009 7:55:38 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 28 replies · 1,518+ views
    SFChronicle ^ | October 03rd 2009
    Love Is In The Air Along S.F.'s Market Street Heather Knight October 3, 2009 San Francisco -- Thousands of people dressed in neon wigs, sparkly butterfly wings, tutus, bikinis - or occasionally nothing at all - and danced, hula hooped and hugged their way down San Francisco's Market Street on Saturday for the city's sixth annual celebration of love. Based on Berlin's Love Parade, San Francisco's LoveFest was renamed this year to LovEvolution to avoid legal action from the promoters of the Love Festival in Los Angeles who had trademarked their name. But potential lawsuits - or the dire economy...
  • Cuba plans to fight swine flu with authoritarian measures

    10/03/2009 7:54:10 PM PDT · by Saije · 9 replies · 702+ views
    Ft. Worth Star-Telegram ^ | 10/3/2009 | James Anderson
    Cuba is ready to use just about everything at its disposal, from its well-oiled civil defense system to the soldiers of a totalitarian government, to keep swine flu cases to a minimum. Everything but a vaccine. As the U.S. prepares an extensive health survey for side affects from its extensive inoculation plans, Cuba’s No. 2 health official says relying on a shot to contain a world pandemic is risky as best — and demoralizing at worst. "Nobody knows if it would work," said Dr. Luis Estruch. "How safe would it be?" Cuba’s sophisticated public-monitoring system and geographic isolation as an...
  • Schweitzer's Dangerous Discovery (How did Dinosaur soft tissue survive millions of years?)

    10/03/2009 7:50:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies · 2,020+ views
    Discover ^ | 10/3/2009
    Two years ago, Schweitzer gazed through a microscope in her laboratory at North Carolina State University and saw lifelike tissue that had no business inhabiting a fossilized dinosaur skeleton: fibrous matrix, stretchy like a wet scab on human skin; what appeared to be supple bone cells, their three-dimensional shapes intact; and translucent blood vessels that looked as if they could have come straight from an ostrich at the zoo. By all the rules of paleontology, such traces of life should have long since drained from the bones. It's a matter of faith among scientists that soft tissue can survive at...
  • Imus Calls Couric a Rodent, Letterman a Creep, and Rather Crazy (Also revisits Rutgers controversy)

    10/03/2009 7:41:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies · 3,511+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 10/3/2009 | Noel Sheppard
    Radio's Don Imus on Friday attacked a litany of present and former CBS personalities including Katie Couric, David Letterman, and Dan Rather. In an interview with Fox News's Neil Cavuto, Imus called CBS "Evening News" anchor Couric "a little rodent," the "Late Show's" Letterman an "angry, mean-spirited jerk," and former "Evening News" anchor Rather "crazy." The outspoken shock jock also said the thought of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin becoming the Republican nominee for president is "horrifying" because "she's a dope." Imus also had some very interesting things to say about his own controversy with CBS surrounding the Rutgers women's...
  • Village Deaths To Increase Indonesia Quake Toll [400 Wedding Guests Feared Dead]

    10/03/2009 7:39:38 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 3 replies · 422+ views
    AP Report ^ | October 03rd 2009
    Village Deaths To Increase Indonesia Quake Toll 400 at wedding party feared dead in mudslides in rural area Rescue workers remove debris as they attempt to locate victims inside the collapsed Ambacang Hotel on Saturday. Survivors buried under the hotel sent a cell-phone text message to a relative saying he and some others were alive. But, disappointed rescue workers were unable to locate anyone. PADANG, Indonesia - The death toll from Indonesia's massive earthquake will likely double as officials on Saturday reached rural communities wiped out by landslides that buried more than 600 people under mountains of mud, most of...
  • Pee before you fly policy of Japanese airline

    10/03/2009 7:35:02 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 43 replies · 1,521+ views ^ | Oct. 2, 2009 | TED THORNHILL
    Japanese airline ANA is introducing a policy that some think really takes the pee. They want passengers to relieve themselves before they board the aircraft, in a somewhat desperate attempt to reduce carbon emissions. The airline's chiefs say that empty bladders means passengers will weigh less, so their fleet of aircraft will save fuel and reduce their carbon emissions. All Nippon Airways reckons that the policy could lead to a five-tonne reduction in carbon emissions per month, as well as saving the company money. The new regulation will be policed by 'loo monitors', who stand by boarding gates and take...
  • Police dog sniffs out rock-throwing teens in Northcote

    10/03/2009 7:32:59 PM PDT · by Saije · 3 replies · 443+ views
    The Australian ^ | 10/3/2009 | Staff
    A POLICE sniffer dog helped track down five teenagers who have been arrested over a rock-throwing incident in Melbourne's north-east overnight. It's claimed the five threw concrete and masonry at cars driving along St Georges Road in Northcote, including a taxi at about 3.15am. The taxi driver contacted police, who dispatched a canine unit to the area. Nat the Rottweiler sniffed out one offender hiding in a creek bed and the remaining four under a building at a local school. The group was taken to the Northcote police station for questioning. Police have called for any witnesses to come forward.
  • Psystar attorney quits legal team in Apple lawsuit

    10/03/2009 7:32:08 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 6 replies · 339+ views
    MacNN ^ | October 2, 2009
    Psystar attorney leaves Apple teamPsystar shuffled its defense this week as one of the attorneys defending the Mac clone builder left its team. A filing has revealed that lawfirm Welker and Rosario's co-founder, David Welker, exited the team for unknown reasons but said he only played a small role in defending against Apple's copyright accusations. The defense member was responsible for filing some of Psystar's more recent filings, including those demanding Apple executives re-appear as witnesses, but said he neither worked with Psystar first-hand nor received pay for his efforts. His duties will be taken on by Eugene Action, who...
  • Glitterati Throw Their Ugly Halos Around Roman Polanski

    10/03/2009 7:32:02 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 46 replies · 1,555+ views
    London Times ^ | October 03rd 2009
    October 4, 2009 Glitterati Throw Their Ugly Halos Around Roman Polanski Minette Marrin If Vanessa George, nursery school paedophile convicted last week, were somehow to escape from justice here and stay safely in some other country for 30 or so years and turn during that time (snip) Would they insist that she is such an outstandingly gifted person and a delightful friend that no one should now hound her back to justice for what she did? Would they say that what she did, all things considered, was not so very bad? Would they protest with all the power of their...
  • Beaten Ohio man is shot during self-defense lesson

    10/03/2009 7:27:34 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 8 replies · 581+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 3, 2009
    GROVEPORT, Ohio (AP) - An 80-year-old Ohio man is recovering from a week in which he was beaten during a home invasion and then shot while trying to learn about guns. Ralph Needs says he wouldn't want anyone to experience what he's been through. He was tied up and pistol-whipped when at least three intruders broke into his Columbus-area home Sept. 20. Needs' nose was broken and his pickup truck, a computer and credit cards were stolen.
  • Burglar arrested after logging onto Facebook during break-in

    10/03/2009 7:23:17 PM PDT · by Saije · 15 replies · 1,039+ views
    London Telegraph ^ | 10/3/2009 | Nick Pisa
    The 26 year old, who has not been named, was traced by detectives after the owner of the house reported the crime. Officers noticed the computer was still on and when the 52 year old owner touched the keyboard, the social network site's homepage flashed up. The man, from Albano Laziale near Rome told police he was not a member, and they quickly realised the last person to use the computer had been the burglar. He had written several messages on his wall - but not revealed he was carrying out a crime - and police were quickly able to...
  • Study: Strange Planet Has Atmosphere of Gaseous Rock -- and It Rains Pebbles

    10/03/2009 7:18:52 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies · 810+ views
    Discover 'blogs ^ | October 1, 2009 | unattributed
    The exoplanet Corot-7b... is extraordinarily close to its parent star, and researchers think that it's tidally locked so that one hemisphere always faces the star's blasting heat. On that side, temperatures are thought to reach about 4,220 degrees Fahrenheit -- hot enough to vaporize rock... its atmosphere consists of what might be called vaporized rock... during storms, pebbles may condense out of the atmosphere. "As you go higher the atmosphere gets cooler and eventually you get saturated with different types of 'rock' the way you get saturated with water in the atmosphere of Earth," Fegley explained. "But instead of a...
  • Secret Diary Of The Saudi Princess Who Would Be Stoned To death If She Returned Home [Jewish Lover]

    10/03/2009 7:18:32 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 9 replies · 1,041+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | October 03rd 2009
    The Secret Diary Of The Saudi Princess Who Would Be Stoned To death If She Returned Home IAN GALLAGHER and AMANDA PERTHEN 03rd October 2009 On the surface, it resembles a fairy tale. A beautiful young princess is forced to marry a wicked old nobleman but falls in love with a handsome boy her own age, secretly bears his child, then goes into hiding lest she falls into the clutches of her husband, who vows to execute her for adultery. It sounds improbable, but this, in essence, was the story a Saudi princess told one winter morning last year...
  • Number One Reason Sarah Palin Is Smiling Today

    10/03/2009 7:15:38 PM PDT · by euram · 37 replies · 2,369+ views
    nbcphiladelphia ^ | 10-02-09 | ROBERT A. GEORGE
    FACEBOOK Sarah Palin must be smiling, and not just because her new book is already #1 on the bestseller list, before it's even been released. The ex-Alaska governnor's erstwhile nemesis, David Letterman, just confessed that he's been the Horndog King of Late Night all these years, telling his audience he is the victim of an extrotion plot and admitting, "I have had sex with women who worked for me on this show
  • Zombieland review - Enjoy the little things (vanity)

    10/03/2009 7:15:16 PM PDT · by The Comedian · 30 replies · 1,680+ views
    If you like zombie movies (and what normal person doesn't?), go see this film. If you don't like zombie films, but enjoy laughing, go see this film. If you don't enjoy zombie movies or comedies, quit reading this and go make those Organizing for America door knock runs you committed to. Zombieland sits next to, and quite possibly above "Shawn of the Dead" in the "Zombie Comedy" genre, an admittedly small but exceptionally high quality niche in the movie universe. I took my daughter, wife, and parents to see it. 3 generations (and we are *very* different types of people)...
  • 'Iranian President was born Jewish'

    10/03/2009 7:15:01 PM PDT · by Islaminaction · 30 replies · 1,843+ views
    Islam in Action ^ | October 3rd, 2009 | Christopher Logan
    So the Jew hating madman of Iran used to be a Jew himself. Once again we see how Islam brings out the best in people. Oct 3, 2009 'Iranian president was born Jewish' By JPOST.COM STAFF Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was born a Jew and converted to Islam, Britain's Daily Telegraph reported on Saturday.
  • Wins popularity contests, not much else (The Shrinking President)

    10/03/2009 7:11:49 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 38 replies · 1,560+ views
    NY Post ^ | October 03, 2009 | JAMES KIRCHICK
    President Obama is following the advice of that great philosopher Woody Allen, who once said that "eighty percent of success is showing up." In health care legislation, foreign relations and, now, the Olympics, Obama believes his very presence is enough to bend the world to his whim. But even Allen allowed for 20% of something else. I'm guessing good ideas and effort. The decision by the International Olympic Committee must have particularly stung. On behalf of his hometown of Chicago, which had invested $50 million in its bid, Obama traveled halfway around the world to swoon IOC officials in Copenhagen....