June 11th, 2006

Scorpion

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Welcome to America, 2006: the Pentagon looks into data harvesting on social networking websites. (Courtesy thewronghands, my security guru.) Also, we have always been at war with Oceania.

In related news, more companies are looking into your online persona as well as your resume.

Speaking of goofy, the military says the suicides at Guantanamo are an "act of war." No word as to whether or not they could say it with a straight face.

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This just in: tattoos are part of the mainstream, now.

Welcoming the graffiti artists. Also: "Why does good art die while scumbag billboards thrive?"

Ten things we didn't know this time last week.
Scorpion

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"Although polls show most Americans say they are willing to vote for a woman — more than 90 percent of those surveyed would do so for the right candidate — far fewer, about 55 percent, believe the country as a whole is ready for a female president. Broadly, the data suggest that there is a lingering awkwardness toward women at the tip-top of political power, both on screen and off."