Archive for November, 2006

Guantanamo Bay Area

According to the U.S. State Department, in April 2005 there were about 520 detainees on the base from more than 40 countries. At that point, 232 detainees had left Guantanamo Bay: 149 were released and 83 were transferred to other governments.

in-depth at cbc

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Posted: November 28th, 2006
at 2:16pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: not ninja-worthy,politricks,real life news

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Revisiting (and Reliving) 1938

article at americanthinker

September 21, 1938: Churchill issued a statement to the press in response to the proposed partition of Czechoslovakia, calling it the "complete surrender of the Western Democracies to the Nazi threat of force" and warning it would have larger consequences:
It is not Czechoslovakia alone which is menaced, but also the freedom and the democracy of all nations. The belief that security can be obtained by throwing a small State to the wolves is a fatal delusion
September 23, 1938: Chamberlain met again with Hitler at 10:30 p.m., in a meeting that lasted into the small hours of the morning. Chamberlain was relieved to receive Hitler’s assurance that his new demands would be his last:
Hitler repeated to me with great earnestness . . . that this was the last of his territorial ambitions in Europe . . . [H]e said, again very earnestly, that he wanted to be friends with England, and that if only this Sudeten question could be got out of the way in peace, he would gladly resume conversationsa€¦.

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Posted: November 28th, 2006
at 2:13pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: life,mnp is for the children,politricks

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Slopes, Valleys and Steppes

gallery of China at shoutfile

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Posted: November 28th, 2006
at 1:40pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: photo

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Ford Mustang Giugiaro Concept

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The 2005 Ford Mustang captured the hearts and minds of millions of fans and future owners when the all-new model debuted. But the proportions and design of Ford’s first purpose-built muscle car in 30-plus years caught the eyes and sparked the imaginations of a pair of the world’s leading coachbuilders in Italy as well.

"When we saw the new Mustang, we knew two things: It was the best we’d seen since the original, and we had to get our hands on one," said Fabrizio Giugiaro, styling director of Italdesign - Giugiaro S.P.A. "We still believe it’s important to show the automotive world pure exercises in style that interpret key models reflecting the history and image of important brands."

gallery at netcarshow

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Posted: November 28th, 2006
at 12:42pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: whips

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Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster

Pictures of the new and upcoming Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster have been leaked on the internet. The car is expected to have the same engine as the Lamborghini Murcielago and is expected to launch some time in late 2007 or early 2008. The car will be shown at the Bologna Motor Show.

gallery at egmcartech

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Posted: November 28th, 2006
at 12:37pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: whips

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Digital Bubble Wrap

Avoid buying things, just so that you can break the bubbles.

digital bubble wrap at public.aregner

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Posted: November 28th, 2006
at 11:57am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: green,business

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Watch Out, I Can’t Hear!

10 ways to reduce light pollution from starrynightlights

Ninjas still need to turn out the lights.

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Posted: November 28th, 2006
at 11:39am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: green

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Temporary E-mail Service

Need access to an email account for about 10 minutes?

I think sometimes we all do. Somebody has empathized. The Ferret says:

The ultimate disposable email service. Click a link, get an email address with messages delivered to an online page for exactly 10 minutes. After that, poof, no more. Spamtastically useful, eh?

10 minute Email via: RedFerret

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Posted: November 28th, 2006
at 11:17am by black octagons


Categories: web

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Find Jesus!

He’s somewhere in here I think.

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OK, well the image isn’t actually clickable [now it is]. I found this online bible thing while searching a few months ago. It could be useful to some of you. (God knows, some of ya’ll need it)

23 By the time Lot reached Zoar, the sun had risen over the land. 24 Then the LORD rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah-from the LORD out of the heavens. 25 Thus he overthrew those cities and the entire plain, including all those living in the cities-and also the vegetation in the land. 26 But Lot’s wife looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.

Wow, things were just so simple back then. The nostalgia.

Also, that reminds me of something I heard on NPR. Kiki Smith (if you haven’t heard of her you probably live under a rock) did some sort of sympathetic portrayal of Lot’s wife. I think you can listen to the same story I heard here. And here’s a poem by Katha Pollitt.

[Ed: even if the info is irrelevant, we keep it movin’, people!]

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Posted: November 28th, 2006
at 10:20am by black octagons


Categories: web

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