Thursday, November 03, 2005
Friday, October 07, 2005
Unless the ever more mideval SCOTUS gets in on the act, Delaware's ruling that blogs are the 21st century equivilent of the time honored political pamphlet [you know, the kind Sam Adams used to publish] and clearly protected free speech will stand as the last word in that state and probably be regarded as precedent in other states as well.
Thursday, October 06, 2005
Wednesday, October 05, 2005
...only one US pub even mentions all the activity to remedy a problem the US govt steadfastly refuses to pull its head out of its ass and admit exists. The one exception: auto dealers claim US position on gutting climate change policy statements is still dominating the response...oh yeah? not on the planet where UK, EU, Russia and Canada are located! Give Time Mag a rare bit of credit for asking on its cover 2 weeks ago whether global warming was making for worse hurricanes...they ask a question most academics and scientists answered some time ago but being at the back of the parade beats marching the wrong way. Hell, even "business"es
pledge to help redress climate change...I thought my govt always listened when business talked.
Business 'will help' on climate change
Times Online, UK - 39 minutes ago
Business leaders have signalled their willingness to make a "significant" contribution to tackling climate change but warned against extra regulations and ...
Government fires industry climate change warning Guardian Unlimited
Climate change strategy meeting BBC News
Business and government search for climate change answers DeHavilland
News Wales - Reuters AlertNet - all 38 related »
Students and Researchers in Churchill to Study Climate Change
Canada NewsWire (press release), Canada - 2 hours ago
... The students are working to understand the effects that climate change is having on the far north and its delicate, threatened ecology. ...
Melting Planet ZNet
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ITAR-TASS EU launches climate change project in Russia
Gateway 2 Russia, Russia - 14 hours ago
... goal of this project is to help the Russian government implement the Kyoto Protocol under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). ...
US Appears to Win Global Warming Debate American International Automobile Dealers Association
EU to fund Kyoto Protocol implementation in Russia RosBusinessConsulting
European Commission Gives Russia an Additional ˆ2 Million for ... Kommersant
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Media Advisory - Dutch Canadian Conference on Climate Change 2005
Canada NewsWire (press release), Canada - 22 hours ago
... On October 6-7, 2005, the Governments of the Netherlands and Canada will convene a multi-stakeholder conference on "Innovation in Combating Climate Change". ...
BBC News Cities gather for climate change summit
This is Local London, UK - 23 hours ago
REPRESENTATIVES from more than 20 of the world's major cities are meeting in London today to discuss climate change. The World Cities ...
London Mayor Holds Climate Change Meeting Backed by BP, EDF Bloomberg
London hosts climate change talks DeHavilland
Cities offer hope for cleaner world Nature.com (subscription)
All Headline News - BBC News - all 9 related »
Climate change boosts visitors to Alaska, Antarctica
Mongabay.com - 23 hours ago
... visitors, about half of them arriving by cruise ship. Concern over climate change is contributing to the rising number of visitors. ...
Organising to stop the threat of climate change
Socialistworker.co.uk, UK - 23 hours ago
Climate change is leading to devastating hurricanes, melting the polar ice caps and threatening the planet. George Bush and Tony ...
Provinces chided on climate change
Globe and Mail, Canada - Oct 3, 2005
The ways Canada's provinces are addressing climate change are "piecemeal, scattered, and in some cases, "non-existent," a new report from the David Suzuki ...
Provinces inconsistent over climate change National Post
Provinces mixed bag when it comes to tackling climate change: new ... Brandon Sun
Provinces differ on climate change action CTV.ca
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Flying in the face of climate change
innovations report, Germany - Oct 4, 2005
In 75 years’ time, the UK could be plagued by fly populations 250% up on today’s levels if forecasts of climate change prove accurate, ecologists have ...
EU to launch second climate change programme
EurActiv.com, Belgium - Oct 4, 2005
During a stakeholder conference on 24 October, the Commission will start a new phase of its climate change strategy. The accent ...
Climate change conference EUROPA (press release)
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Friday, September 30, 2005
Thursday, September 29, 2005
Wednesday, August 17, 2005
Some of Campbell's conclusions:
- According to Campbell, the net result of the 2004 campaign was quite small, shifting no more than one percentage point of the vote in Bush's favor. The election was as close as it was, and there was so little change during the campaign, because of the extent of party polarization in the electorate, he says. "With the public polarized, the campaign in 2008 is unlikely to shift many voters one way or the other."
- Presidents can survive sub-50 percent approval ratings. "The actual neutral point for presidential approval appears to be in the mid-40 percent range,"
- With the 2008 election lacking an incumbent candidate, and with one party seeking a third term, we should expect a close race,
- Opinions on the war of terrorism favored Bush in 2004 by a margin of at least 10 points, but opinions about the war in Iraq were nearly evenly divided. [gagggh!]
- The 2004 election once again demonstrated that northern liberal Democrats face an uphill battle in post-1968 presidential elections. A majority of the electorate consistently regarded Bush as the candidate who shared their values.
- Is this study to be taken seriously? Most of its conclusions are bad news for liberals. Campbell did predict a Bush victory but by Sept, 04, so were many others.
- What does it take for a scholarly treatment at a lesser known academic institution to float all the way to the top of the information sewer so people would even know this information and opinion existed? The author/title get a whopping 4 hits in Google and that is the equivilent of near invisibility. Does everyone just assume invisibility is always deserved? I don't think so.
- Full content of the study are on sale in a collection published by the Acadamey of Political Science. The whole book looks interesting but I don't have the time or background to determine this book's proper location in the hierarchy of "things to know if you want to fix America". Any takers? Anyone read it already? Majikthise, you got the chops for this sort of reading, interested?.
- If the vote fraud stories have become dust in the wind to all but a few Bev Harris supporters and don't get a line of newsprint any more, is there somewhere else to look beside the papers or Harris' web site when you want to get refereed and reasonably neutral retrospective assessments of the extent of vote tampering? The APS book doesn't seem to directly touch on the matter even though one article calls for electoral reform via constitutional ammendment.
Tuesday, July 12, 2005
"Time Warner seems to have far too much money on the table in Washington to exercise absolute editorial freedom when covering the government; at this moment it's awaiting an F.C.C. review of its joint acquisition (with Comcast) of the bankrupt cable company Adelphia. "Is this a journalistic company or an entertainment company?" David Halberstam asked after the Pearlstine decision. We have the answer now. What high-level source would risk talking to Time about governmental corruption after this cave-in? What top investigative reporter would choose to work there?"I think I can let my Time mag. subscription expire now after 40 years of reading it nearly every week. [Were you looking for THAT consequence Mr. Pearlstine?]
Thursday, July 07, 2005
Halliburton bags another Iraq contract
Thursday 07 July 2005, 5:02 Makka Time, 2:02 GMT
The US military has signed on Halliburton to do nearly $5 billion in new work in Iraq under a giant logistics contract that has so far earned the Texas-based firm $9.1 billion.
Linda Theis, a spokeswoman for US Army Field Support Command in Rock Island, Illinois, said on Wednesday that the military signed the work order with Halliburton unit Kellogg Brown and Root in May.
The new deal, worth $4.97 billion over the next year, was not made public when it was signed because the Army did not consider such an announcement necessary, she said.
"We did not announce this task order as this is really not something we ever really thought about doing," said Theis.
Maybe 2:00 P.M. GMT is late for the NYTimes but it was not in their Reuters or AP feeds either and the deal was actually signed yesterday. I guess these news outlets agree with the Army's hush hush stance: "nothing to see here, move along now!"