April 22, 2004 Thursday
Woman Fired Over Coffin Photo
We will be in Iraq for years: Britain
The Australian, Australia - 4-22-04
... Straw came as Osama bin Laden's al-Qa'ida terrorist network was linked to the wave of suicide bombings in southern Iraq and Saudi Arabia that killed more than ...
Pentagon: Iraq war running over budget, faces $4 billion
Boston Herald, MA - 4-22-04
... On a day when nearly 70 people were killed by suicide bombers in Iraq's southern city of Basra...
The presidential election is about 7 1/2 months away...and the Bush & Co. are already going after Kerry's military awards. I guess they don't want America to know that Bush didn't win any awards.
"Kerry courted controversy for much of the week by refusing to release his 'full' military records, prompting Bush spokesman Dan Bartlett to contrast Kerry's behavior with that of the president. Quote, 'The president made a pledge to the American people, and he made his complete file available to the media and the public.' Yes. The president's complete file. The one that didn't quite prove he ever reported for service in the Alabama National Guard." Jon Stewart
The World Is A Safer Place Without Saddam News
Saudis outraged by Riyadh car bombing
Bush pledges Iran'will be dealt with'
Increasing reports al-Qaeda is operating in Iraq
Basra Grieves After Suicide Bombs Kill 73 in Iraq
Pakistan warns US against encouraging terrorism
Letter sparks security fears for US Asia allies
Kidnapped Dane Found Dead in Iraq, Denmark Says
AP - 4-22-04
Guerrillas and residents in Fallujah have "days, not weeks" to turn in heavy weapons, the top Marine commander in Iraq said Thursday, warning that fighting could resume and that a U.S. push to take the city could be costly for both sides.
AP - 4-22-04
With fears about a future attack running high and anxiety about Iraq growing, many Americans now wonder if the terrorists may be winning, an Associated Press poll found.
Reuters - Thu Apr 22, 4:36 AM ET
U.S. officials warned Asia on Thursday to be on guard against terror attacks in crowded sea lanes and in financial centers such as Hong Kong.
AFP - Tue Apr 20, 1:24 PM ET
A senior Republican lawmaker said that deteriorating security in Iraq may force the United States to reintroduce the military draft.
"A new poll shows that most college students would rather have President Bush as a roommate than John Kerry. Yeah, but which one would you rather cheat off of in class?" Jay Leno
Mysterious Disappearance of Boeing 727 and Pilot Remains Unsolved
Fuel Rod Pieces
Missing At Vt. Nuke Plant
AP - 4-22-04
Police on Thursday arrested an Australian man accused of planning a terrorist act and having links to a French terror suspect implicated in a plot to attack a nuclear reactor on Sydney's outskirts, a top police official said.
AP - Thu Apr 22, 4:42 AM ET
The Saudi ambassador to the United States on Wednesday denied any linkage between the U.S. presidential election campaign and a Saudi pledge to the Bush administration to push for lower oil prices.
AP - Wed Apr 21, 8:31 PM ET
A Mexican immigrant arrested
in the 1985 kidnapping and murder of a federal agent in Mexico was ordered
released Wednesday after authorities determined he had been mistaken for
another man with a similar name.
AP - 4-22-04
A man has been charged with sending an e-mail threatening presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry.
AP - Tue Apr 20, 9:36 PM ET
Some historians and professional groups are complaining about not being consulted before President Bush nominated a historian to head the National Archives who is best known for a book that concluded Alger Hiss was a Soviet spy.
Wed Apr 21, 4:00 PM ET - (AP)
A Bush administration lawyer told the Supreme Court Wednesday that the president must be able to open America's roads to Mexican trucks without delays for an environmental study.
"Let's go to environmental news. The government has put the sturgeon, that's the fish that produces the Beluga caviar, ... on the endangered species list. That's when you know you have Republican administrations, when the big environmental issue is 'my God save the caviar."' Jay Leno
Graphic by Bradley
Major Fetzel whispered [to Richard Clarke], "but I can't hear the crisis conference because Mrs. Cheney keeps turning down the volume on you so she can hear CNN...and the vice president keeps hanging up the open line to you." Excerpt from Richard Clarke's book Against All Enemies
I have read the first four chapters of AGAINST ALL ENEMIES. No wonder they are making it into a movie.
I will be posting more excerpts over the next week.
I will do the same with Bob Woodward's book and Greg Palast is coming out with a new Book "The Best Democracy Money Can Buy"
Second lady's first book a steamer
Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel, FL - Apr 19, 2004
... That didn't stop the New York Theater Workshop from staging a reading from the book by the "Lynne Cheney Players." Or excerpts being posted on the satire site ...
AP - 4-22-04
SHANGHAI, China Authorities are installing video cameras and high-tech software in Shanghai's Internet cafes and bars to make sure customers don't look at forbidden Web sites, a state-run newspaper reported Thursday.
Reuters - Wed Apr 21, 1:42 PM ET
A flaw in traffic-routing computers made by Cisco Systems Inc. could knock Web sites offline, snarl e-mail and disrupt other Internet activity, U.S. cybersecurity officials warned on Wednesday
PC World -usic isn't the only thing Web surfers want to acquire online, study shows.
AP - Wed Apr 21, 7:09 PM ET
Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Wednesday extra-low interest rates "must rise at some point" now that the economy is hitting its stride
AP - 4-22-04
Baxter International Inc. said Thursday that it is cutting another 3,500 to 4,000 jobs, or 7 percent to 8 percent of its work force, in an ongoing restructuring by the medical products company.
Reuters - 4-22-04
Low-cost airline JetBlue Airways Corp. (JBLU.O) on Thursday reported its first decline in quarterly earnings since it went public, as competition increased and seasonal sluggishness affected some of its routes.
AP - Wed Apr 21, 4:18 PM ET
Federal Reserve officials keep talking about how inflation isn't a threat. But if you're buying a cup of coffee or shopping for new clothes, you might see things differently.
Love your web site.
I was looking at the latest copy of my favorite sailing magazine (Cruising World) and saw the headline "Bushwacked". While I can't claim to have read every issue, in over twenty years, I never remember them naming any politician, though they do occasionally comment on legislation. Anyway, it was a Presidential Proclamation that had them pissed. It seems that the Feds can confiscate any vessel "susceptible of being used, for voyage into Cuban territorial waters". It may seem anti-climatic with all the other nonsense, but it is one more brick in the wall.
You can skip to the paragraphs labeled sections one and two for the meat and potatoes.
Thanks for writing.
I guess I better keep my Sunfish out of the Florida Keyes.
I wonder if Bush plans to invade Cuba?
"Men are not flattered by being shown that
there has been a difference of
purpose between the almighty and them". Abraham Lincoln
.....To George's ear".
More in Congress Back Canada Drug Imports
AP - Thu Apr 22,12:18 AM ET
Support for legalizing lower-cost prescription drugs from Canada is growing in Congress amid an election-year clamor from states, lawmakers and the elderly.
Maryland Group Sues to Upgrade E-Voting Machines
Reuters - Wed Apr 21, 6:36 PM ET
A Maryland voters'
group said on Wednesday it planned to force the state to add printers to
electronic voting machines to ensure they can be double-checked after a disputed
election, such as the 2000 presidential vote.
Church Group Raps Bush on Clean Air Act
AP - 4-22-04
A national group of Christian leaders is sending a scathing letter to President Bush to coincide with Earth Day, accusing his administration of chipping away at the Clean Air Act.
"I believe no matter what happens in this campaign Bush will be a two-term president. OK, one term for his father, one term for him." Jay Leno
Vegetable sushi roll topped with ginger and scorpions at New York's Museum of Natural History April 20, 2004. Noted chefs were preparing inventive dishes for school children with insects as part of the Museum's 'Adventures in the Global Kitchen,' a program that highlights cultures around the world through their cuisine. The Museum was launching the program in conjunction with the release of the new Imax film 'A Rainforest Adventure-Bugs.' Gene Ruka-Museum of Natural History-Handout
Company Sends Ice Cream to the Dogs
Reuters - Wed Apr 21,10:04 AM ET
The maker of Eskimo Pie ice cream
said on Tuesday it was launching cold treats for hot dogs who want to stay slim
and cool this summer.
Poets die young - U.S. study
Reuters - Wed Apr 21,10:19 PM ET
Poets die young -- younger than novelists, playwrights and other writers, a U.S. researcher says.
German pair auction child for one euro
Reuters - Wed Apr 21, 1:53 PM ET
A German woman and a male friend face prosecution for human trafficking after they put the woman's daughter up for auction on the Internet at a starting price of one euro (66 pence), authorities say.
Friars Petition Mel Gibson to Make St Francis Film
Reuters - Wed Apr 21,10:11 AM ET
Franciscan friars in New York loved Mel Gibson's hit movie "The Passion of The Christ," so much they are petitioning him to follow-up with a film biography of the order's founder, Saint Francis of Assisi
Donkey Does Security Detail at R.I. Farm
AP - Wed Apr 21, 3:15 PM ET
Bonnie, the newest employee at the University of Rhode Island's Peckham Farm, is a four-foot-tall fuzzy brown donkey, and she appears to be taking her livestock-guarding responsibilities seriously.
German army to lift ban on sex in barracks
Reuters - Wed Apr 21,11:59 AM ET
A German army ban on sex in the barracks may soon be lifted because it's considered outdated, the government says.
Resembling a diamond-encrusted bracelet, a ring of brilliant blue star clusters wraps around the yellowish nucleus of what was once a normal spiral galaxy in this new image released on April 22, 2004 from NASA 's Hubble Space Telescope. This image is being released to commemorate the 14th anniversary of Hubble's launch on April 24, 1990 and its deployment from the space shuttle Discovery on April 25, 1990. The sparkling blue ring is 150,000 light-years in diameter, making it larger than our entire home galaxy, the Milky Way. The galaxy, cataloged as AM 0644-741, is a member of the class of so-called 'ring galaxies.' It lies 300 million light-years away in the direction of the southern constellation Dorado.NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI)/Handout