April 28, 2003

We were not lying

"We were not lying," said one official. "But it was just a matter of emphasis." So are there WMDs in Iraq or not? ABC is running a story that says that the Bush administration was not primarily concerned with any threat from Iraq, but with making an example of them to other evildoers. Discuss.
posted by eateneye at 11:44 PM PST - 76 comments

NSFNFH (not safe for NewsFilter haters)

Mike Hawash Charged with conspiracy to levy war against the United States, conspiracy to provide material support to al Qaeda and conspiracy to contribute services to al Qaeda and the Taliban. Heavy. 5 days ago, a now near-famous letter was removed from a website that had recently been trumpeting his cause. Today, the Feds allege terrorism. -- Of note: the frequent allusion to "secrecy" and "secret warrants". Is this ammo for the pro-PATRIOT crowd? Any changing opinions on Mefi?
posted by Ignatius J. Reilly at 6:29 PM PST - 62 comments

Electronic voting in the UK

E-voting could counter apathy amongst the young on May 1st. Research published by HEDRA indicates that over half of young people would be more likely to vote if they could do so via the Internet. But is it secure and verifiable? They seem to have covered most of the bases. But the question remains, will voters trust such a system? Unfortunately, the discussion seems to have been prematurely terminated. Warning: pdfs!
posted by cbrody at 6:21 PM PST - 34 comments

A patriot day

Stip Naked and Walk, Thief. On the chests of the men had been scrawled an Arabic phrase that translates as "Ali Baba - Thief."
posted by four panels at 2:44 PM PST - 33 comments

I Scream

I scream you scream we all scream for ice cream Free Scoop day at Ben and Jerry's tomorrow, and Wednesday at Baskin Robbins. (via fark)
posted by bitdamaged at 2:39 PM PST - 16 comments

Token Sucking

A Disgusting Practice Vanishes With the Token "Officially, the crime is classified as theft of Transit Authority property. But among transit police officers it is more accurately and less delicately known as token sucking. Unfortunately for everyone involved, it is exactly what it sounds like." (Originally from NYT. More here.)
posted by Artifice_Eternity at 2:01 PM PST - 18 comments

For starters, because their obnoxious and noxious

Why Mow? Indeed. Give me wildflowers and trees any day.
posted by tr33hggr at 11:48 AM PST - 68 comments

Chomsky and Zinn on LOTR

Unused audio commentary by Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky, recorded Summer, 2002, for The Fellowship of the Ring (Platinum Series Extended Edition) DVD, part one and part two. [Via Sassafrass Log.]
posted by homunculus at 11:22 AM PST - 26 comments

The Generation Gap

The Generation Gap. How differently do you see the world from people born just 18 years ago?
posted by grrarrgh00 at 11:20 AM PST - 37 comments

Apple Music Service goes Live!

It's official - Apple today launched its' music service So now that it's 'beyond hype', the rumors of Apple's buyout of Universal Music unfounded (instead, sealing deals with each of the big five music firms), what does everyone think of this rather slick, easy to use and somewhat inexpensive alternative to illegal music swapping? $.99 per song seems pretty fair to me, not to mention the very generous licensing terms provided.
posted by tgrundke at 11:06 AM PST - 164 comments

Space Law.

Space Law. It hadn't even occurred to me that there was some, so I was interested to find the "Outer Space Treaty", which has also been generously translated for thickies and teachers .
posted by biffa at 10:49 AM PST - 7 comments

Whacked-out

NUTS! While we should all strive to appreciate diversity of opinion, this (via NandoTimes) just goes to prove that idiocy knows no bounds. Comments are probably superfluous...
posted by Pressed Rat at 8:50 AM PST - 32 comments

Bush Regime Playing Cards

Bush Regime Playing Cards, with Ari Fleischer as the King of Hearts. [via Daily Kos]
posted by kirkaracha at 8:05 AM PST - 25 comments

Blog from the top of the world

Blog from the top of the world A blog from Everest could prove to be the most remote location for a web diary yet.
posted by turbanhead at 7:17 AM PST - 19 comments

Lewd and Lurid

Lewd & Lurid Vintage Tabloid Photos
posted by crunchland at 5:50 AM PST - 19 comments

Ghah!

Things to scale. Mostly terrifying. IE users can drag around.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 5:20 AM PST - 43 comments

KRAZY KAT

There is a heppy lend, fur, fur a-wa-a-ay - Sure as moons is cheeses
posted by y2karl at 3:40 AM PST - 28 comments

The Timeless Theatre

The Timeless Theater. Extensive guide to the cultures of India - architecture, arts, religion etc.
Related interest :- Indian Temples.
posted by plep at 12:39 AM PST - 5 comments