Saturday, January 11, 2003

Is it explicit or implied anywhere in the constitution that it is permissable for someone
who holds the office of the President of the U.S.A., but was not legally elected
to conduct foreign policy or act as commander-in-chief ? Gore won.
9-11 terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui apparently slipped under the radar, before 9-11
a crack team of F.B.I. lawyers thought there was not enough evidence to
pursue the matter.

Point man for IT infastructure in the Bush administration Mark Forman says, "We don't
care if it's built overseas or in the U.S., as long as it's built to the same high standards."
"Outsourcing" is one
of the Grinchs eating at our ecomomy and our soul as a nation. Protectionism has its downside
too, but things are swinging too far in the direction of multinational corporatism. Further evidence
as Krugman at the NYT has pointed out, that the middle class is being slowly eaten away.
This lack of meat and potatoes economics has come to dominate conservative politics.

Friday, January 10, 2003

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world.
Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." ---Margaret Mead.

A flat panel display made from Beech or a mouse made from cherry...gorgeous.
I wish they'd make the keyboard from something other then mahogany.

Thursday, January 09, 2003

The Detroit Project, I don't think that anyone can make the argument the its good that North America is so dependent on foreign oil. Even in terms of personal economics, smaller engines cost less to run and maintain.
Could this be one of those synchronisic moments where conservative values become intertwined with environmental values..
Miss Brown meet Mr. Green.

TV Ads Say S.U.V. Owners Support Terrorists
By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE, NY Times 1/8/03
WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 ..read here

Wednesday, January 08, 2003


"Biological weapons are capable of taking the country past the point of no-recovery," she [Tara O’Toole, a medical doctor and director of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Civilian Biodefense Studies] said. Although the anthrax outbreak was limited and the disease is not contagious, it still overwhelmed laboratories and state and local health departments.

The growing power of biological science has been largely overlooked and little understood by government officials, O’Toole said. Unlike nuclear physics, where it is relatively easy to gauge the intent of research programs, "the only way you can tell the difference between good biology and dark biology is in the application," she said. And by then, it is potentially too late.
—Katherine McIntire Peters, "Nation highly exposed to future terrorist attacks, experts warn," Government Executive Magazine, January 22, 2002

Everyone has a gadget or gizmo they like or even swear they can't do without. Gizmodo could make a gizmo-holic go off rehab.

Congress hasn't been a bastion of ethics since Jefferson, and it looks like the new Congress is not off to a good start.

Monday, January 06, 2003

If anyone cares, will return soon.
Until then I have to admit that when in
a hurry my spelling has been a little
on the "wanker-ish" side.