Archive for March, 2007

Freedom Slim

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Posted: March 3rd, 2007
at 11:58pm by Koookiecrumbles


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Posted: March 3rd, 2007
at 11:57pm by Koookiecrumbles


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Posted: March 3rd, 2007
at 11:57pm by Koookiecrumbles


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7 wierd mp3 players

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Posted: March 3rd, 2007
at 11:56pm by Koookiecrumbles


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"Whata€™s at stake?"

IN THE West, some of the most important information about Iraq remains either ignored or unspoken. Until this information is taken into account, proposals about US policies in Iraq will be neither morally nor strategically sound.

For example, one of the least noticed recent news stories from the tortured land of Iraq was among the most illuminating: a poll in Baghdad, Anbar and Najaf on the invasion and its consequences.

‘About 90 per cent of Iraqis feel the situation in the country was better before the US-led invasion than it is today,’ United Press International reported on the survey, which was conducted in November 2006 by the Baghdad-based Iraq Center for Research and Strategic Studies.

‘Nearly half of the respondents favoured an immediate withdrawal of US-led troops,’ reported The Daily Star in Beirut, Lebanon. Another 20 per cent favoured a phased withdrawal starting right away. (A US State Department poll, also ignored, found that two-thirds of Baghdadis want immediate withdrawal.)

Generally, however, public opinion a€" in Iraq, the United States or elsewhere a€" is not considered relevant to policy-makers, unless it may impede their preferred choices. Such planners tend to be profoundly undemocratic, though overflowing with lofty rhetoric about love of democracy and messianic missions to promote it.

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Posted: March 3rd, 2007
at 11:55pm by Koookiecrumbles


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Freezing ice at 47 degrees

How can you make ice at 15 degrees higher than freezing? You’re looking at it.

This tub pictured here, made by Transphase Phoenix, is designed to hold water permeated with various salts so that it will freeze at 47 degrees rather than the standard 32. That means ice can be made at night without as much electricity when power is cheaper. The idea is to reduce peak demand in the afternoon, when electricity is most expensive, and obviate the need for "peaker" plants.

The ice melts throughout the day, providing air conditioning in as many tubs as needed. (They’re designed to be stacked.)

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Posted: March 3rd, 2007
at 11:55pm by Koookiecrumbles


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No more dope for the cows

Switzerland’s Agriculture Ministry has called on the country’s farmers to stop feeding their cows cannabis. Several recent adverts have promoted feeding hemp to farm animals even after a March 2005 law banning its use. The Agriculture Ministry has now warned that farmers doping their cows will be prosecuted. Farmers consider the cheap and easy to grow plant is good for their cows. They believe the active ingredient in cannabis, THC, makes cows happy and produce more milk, but the Agriculture Ministry say THC can get into the milk and create a health risk. They also said that there was a risk that Swiss cheese products could be contaminated.

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Posted: March 3rd, 2007
at 11:55pm by Koookiecrumbles


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"It’s a Noir, Noir, Noir World"


The race is on in Los Angeles and Washington for two of the great brass rings of contemporary American societya€"the Oscar and the presidency. In this celebrity-crazed culture, it’s a toss-up as to which is the most aspired to. My money would be on Oscara€"he attracts fame, riches, and really good-looking members of the opposite (or same) sex. Plus, the victor never goes anywhere without those rose-petal words "Academy Award winner" decorating the path ahead. The presidency bestows all the legal levers of power available to the person charged with safeguarding the most powerful nation on eartha€"and, following the rise of the "unitary presidency" under President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, a lot of illegal levers as well.
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Posted: March 3rd, 2007
at 11:54pm by Koookiecrumbles


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The Prometheus Plume

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Posted: March 3rd, 2007
at 11:54pm by Koookiecrumbles


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