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21 September 2005 @ 09:15 am
How the problems in Basra came about. Plus, BBC analysis.

"I guess this means we've won the war on terror": the administration's war on porn. (Courtesy Ocho.)

Why I've been posting less content from the New York Times: Times Select.

Tom Tomorrow, on the real conspiracy behind the neocons.

* Katrina also damaged the barrier islands.
* Katrina spending threatens GOP harmony.
* Dana Milbank on how the crisis has washed away party discipline.
* Why is FEMA sending ice to Maine? Seriously, who is in charge here?
* 'Bill Frist sold all his stock in his family's hospital corporation about two weeks before it issued a disappointing earnings report and the price fell nearly 15 percent.'
* 'A former Bush administration official is charged with making false statements and obstructing a federal investigation into his dealings with lobbyist Jack Abramoff.'
* Pentagon bars military officers and analysts from testifying in Able Danger hearings.
* Another administration employee has their credentials questioned.
* Police break up Sheehan protest... on lame charges.
* More on who is screwing up America.
* Study of schizophrenia drugs finds little differences.
* Looking for oil in Israel.
* Google Maps leads to archaeological find.
* Bengals in the top ten, baby!

Museums learn to deal with religious fundamentalists.

The science of Whedon's Firefly.

A theater version of But I'm A Cheerleader?
Mara: Indymarag on September 21st, 2005 01:55 pm (UTC)
Google Earth finds a site? That is *so* cool!
MsCongenialitymscongeniality on September 21st, 2005 02:17 pm (UTC)
It's not like the same technique hasn't been used by professionals for oh...50 years or so. IIRC, the difference here is that it was a layman looking at pictures of his backyard.
Mara: Indymarag on September 21st, 2005 04:45 pm (UTC)
Of course, that's what's so cool! It's like all those backyard astronomers finding asteroids and such. Wouldn't you love to surf Google Earth and accidentally find a site?
MsCongenialitymscongeniality on September 21st, 2005 04:47 pm (UTC)

I'd be railing against the wind--nobody cares. It's a virtual certainty that the people who owned the land wouldn't care and would resent any attempts to mitigate the site, and assuming it's private property they have no obligation to do so.

I'd rather spare myself the heartbreak, thanks.
Revered Ancestorsswartzdk on September 21st, 2005 06:40 pm (UTC)
New York Times. Their logic is impeccable. While their revenues are down and while their subscription base is shrinking they decide to charge for their on-line edition. You won't be posting NYT articles anymore and the rest of us won't be reading the times. Guess what direction their business will take?
PMMJ: Batnewscheetahmaster on September 21st, 2005 07:09 pm (UTC)
I understand the rationale. They are not making money on physical papers anymore, and need to pay their reporters.

And they are only asking for money for the content from these top columnists. Honestly, if I had the disposible income, I would probably spend it on this. I read them fairly regularly.

However, as it is just a few of the writers, I don't see them making a significant amount of money on this.