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70 South,

70 South, a community weblog and news page for Antarctica. Strangely familiar in many respects.
posted by feelinglistless on Oct 27, 2001 - 12 comments

My Opinion-

My Opinion- The Director of Homeland Security that Bush appointed should have been a Muslim. This is getting out of hand.
posted by Counselco on Oct 27, 2001 - 23 comments

A Sign of Our Times.

A Sign of Our Times. (No, not the part about the mom mailing her son's ashes to the student loan office. The part about the employees freaking out thinking it was anthrax.)
posted by Fofer on Oct 25, 2001 - 6 comments

Some news agencies are reporting

Some news agencies are reporting that Bin Laden is dead. It's slowly being picked up here but, there are no confirmations yet.
posted by Dean_Paxton on Oct 25, 2001 - 35 comments

Children's News Online

Children's News Online - from the BBC. Newsround is their long-running, early-evening TV news show for kids. It was fascinating watching it struggle with presenting the Falklands War in the eighties. I wonder how CBBC News will cope?
posted by ntk on Oct 22, 2001 - 9 comments

Cleaner dumps £5k art

Cleaner dumps £5k art -- Mistook rubbish for... well, rubbish.
posted by frednorman on Oct 19, 2001 - 11 comments

The truth is out there... but is it The Real Thing?

The truth is out there... but is it The Real Thing? An example of 'victim' mentality in action. Big Bubba attempts to mug a coke machine, and it squashes him like a bug. Rather than accept the fact their son died a lunkhead's death, his parents declare he was the victim of a conspiracy.

"Why did the Sherbrooke Police play at tilting the machine themselves to see if they could tip it? Is not that the role of experts?"

I want to be an expert soda-machine tipper...
posted by Perigee on Oct 19, 2001 - 21 comments


MSNBC launches Arabic version.

MSNBC launches Arabic version. This looks to be a partnership between MSNBC and GoodNews4me. I'm curious to see how different their version of the news is - can anyone with Arabic reading skills comment?
posted by kaefer on Oct 18, 2001 - 6 comments

hundreds dead in clashes in nigeria.

hundreds dead in clashes in nigeria. apparently more than 200 people have been killed in protests in nigeria in the last 48 hours, but all i've seen are these articles on nytimes and CNN. if anyone knows of more detailed accounts, this would be much appreciated.
posted by moth on Oct 14, 2001 - 9 comments

This NY Observer article

This NY Observer article gives some insight to the validity of Debka as a news source. It fails to confirm or deny the site's legitimacy either way, but it does mention that some of its reports later showed up in mainstream media. While the owners of the site admit that Debka has an Israeli bias, they go on to say, "You can imagine that officials in Israel, who are in charge of whatever they call it, information, propaganda or whatever, they don’t like us very much." Has China really sent 15,000 troops to afghanistan to fight on the side of the taliban? I guess we'll find out sooner or later.
posted by rabbit on Oct 13, 2001 - 9 comments

NBC employee in New York tests positive for anthrax.

NBC employee in New York tests positive for anthrax. Not much yet, still an un-clickable "breaking news" link at the top of msnbc.com
posted by ebarker on Oct 12, 2001 - 71 comments

From the poorly chosen headlines department.

From the poorly chosen headlines department. I guess the Seattle Mariners need a better "reliever." (NYT link, you know the drill...)
posted by machaus on Oct 10, 2001 - 28 comments

Hey You! Stop, Drop and Roll

Hey You! Stop, Drop and Roll Am I going to hell because this made me laugh--albeit briefly and with pangs of guilt? Was it schadenfreude? Frayed nerves? An inherent appreciation of irony where I can find it? Or something far worse? (Are these enough questions?)
posted by Kato on Oct 9, 2001 - 16 comments

Dogs in the News.

Dogs in the News. Also, Cats in the News.
posted by swift on Oct 4, 2001 - 16 comments

The Pakistani Foreign Ministry

The Pakistani Foreign Ministry says that the evidence against Al Qaeda is convincing. The Taliban say that even if they were given convincing evidence, they still wouldn't give up bin Laden.
posted by Steven Den Beste on Oct 4, 2001 - 15 comments

Sibir Airlines flight downed en route from Tel Aviv.

Sibir Airlines flight downed en route from Tel Aviv. It is not yet clear whether or not this was a terrorist act. It does seem, however, that there was an explosion on board.
posted by jeffvc on Oct 4, 2001 - 17 comments

US to give detailed evidence of Bin Laden's Involvement.

US to give detailed evidence of Bin Laden's Involvement. Apparently the US government does have enough evidence to hang Osama, but they're not telling just anyone ... you have to be part of NATO or the Pakistan government to get in on the info.
posted by walrus on Oct 3, 2001 - 22 comments

What's the worst that could happen?

What's the worst that could happen? Discuss. [from The Guardian]
posted by feelinglistless on Sep 25, 2001 - 10 comments

Ron Fineman's On The Record

Ron Fineman's On The Record is a well-done critical look at TV news. It's centered on the LA market and most of the discussion relates to LA stations, but networks and cable channels are covered too and (for a TV news geek like me at least) it's all interesting. The letters section is usually a pretty lively discussion, and the "Broadcasteze Citation of the Week" highlights stuff that anchors and reporters say that no one else ever would.
posted by Vidiot on Sep 21, 2001 - 1 comment

Michigan family finds giant mushroom.

Michigan family finds giant mushroom. |Bullemic woman arrested for dumping vomit. |Food poison used as painkiller | and Neanderthal Medicare. The universe still moves on in its wacky way.
posted by KirkJobSluder on Sep 18, 2001 - 8 comments

Some thought-provoking journalism

Some thought-provoking journalism from the Australian online journal Crikey, including a piece from the "DEBKA-net-newsletter, an expensive intelligence newsletter out of Israel" and an analysis of the Gordon Sinclair "Good Neighbour" editorial.
posted by chrisgregory on Sep 18, 2001 - 2 comments

The Australian HMAS Manoora

The Australian HMAS Manoora is taking hundreds of Afgan asylum seekers to the island of Nauru after they were rescued by a Norwegian freighter. Many Australian's supported the Government's move not to let them into the country but much of the rest of the world (and a few Australian do-gooders who took the Government to court and won) think we should let these people in.

Today on the radio I heard the mother of one of the sailors on the Manoora saying that the majority of these "refugees" cheered and celebrated when they heard the news of the WTC and Pentagon attacks. And these are the people that the do-gooders want in our free country???
posted by Jase_B on Sep 16, 2001 - 16 comments


Amateur newsies top the pros

Amateur newsies top the pros Blogs and other on-line sources are often doing a better job of getting news to us than professional organization, who are too often busy echoingUnite and Fight themes.
posted by Postroad on Sep 16, 2001 - 15 comments

Quoted from cnn.com: U.S. intelligence had al-Midhar and Alhamzi under surveillance, and one source confirmed that Al-Midhar was seen on a surveillance tape in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Quoted from cnn.com: U.S. intelligence had al-Midhar and Alhamzi under surveillance, and one source confirmed that Al-Midhar was seen on a surveillance tape in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Oh no ... as a Malaysian myself, the last thing i wana see is our very own Petronas Twin Towers being levelled into a memorial park! Frankly, we're much too small a country to even cause a ripple in the sea. Or...should I start packing up?
posted by arrowhead on Sep 15, 2001 - 2 comments

Interactive map of New York City

Interactive map of New York City compliments of FoxNews. This is great for people like me who have no idea how NYC is laid out. Wow. Can't believe how much of the city doesn't have lights or phones.
posted by ColdChef on Sep 15, 2001 - 3 comments

'U.S. bashing no longer a game'

'U.S. bashing no longer a game' Do you think in light of these events the casual Anti-Americanism of countries like Canada will change? (more..)
posted by smt on Sep 14, 2001 - 57 comments

Palestinian leaders try to repair image includes threats to media.

Palestinian leaders try to repair image includes threats to media. Palestinian Cabinet Secretary Ahmed Abdel Rahman called international news agencies and said the safety of their staff could not be guaranteed unless they withdrew the embarrassing footage of Palestinian celebration of the carnage in New York.
posted by semmi on Sep 14, 2001 - 0 comments

10 police officers found.

10 police officers found. I hope this isn't another mistake, but "A report just in says ten police officers missing since the collapse of the World Trade Centre buildings have been found alive under the rubble." Post details as you find them.
posted by krisjohn on Sep 13, 2001 - 9 comments

NY Red Cross needs tech help -

NY Red Cross needs tech help - by donating computers, equipment, and services. They're looking for certified Citrix engineers and Microsoft-certified consultants, as well as a long list of computers, network parts, etc.
posted by bkdelong on Sep 13, 2001 - 4 comments

Newspapers from around the world

Newspapers from around the world Global response seems united. Any other worldwide sources?
posted by mkn on Sep 12, 2001 - 9 comments

Google Current Events:

Google Current Events: Always the innovator, Google's brains make it easier to find news (and archives of news) about all of today's events.
posted by anildash on Sep 11, 2001 - 1 comment

Remote Yemen May Be Key to Terrorist's Past and Future

Remote Yemen May Be Key to Terrorist's Past and Future -- an old NYTimes article with some insight into Osama bin Laden, his homeland and culture. Also, Yemenis' traditions under fire.
posted by kliuless on Sep 11, 2001 - 0 comments

newsnow.com search. here is a link to a search run through News Now (UK) for "terrorist" - lots of information streaming in from all over the globe.
posted by ryanshepard on Sep 11, 2001 - 0 comments

There were more than 4 Crashes Today

There were more than 4 Crashes Today as the world markets were hammered. Percentage-wise, Germany is down 10, Paris down 7, London down almost 6, and similar catastrophic drops in the Americas forced nearly all of the world's markets to close for the day early. I'm worried about the Hang Seng and Nikkei which open very soon. Hopefully the NYSE and Nasdaq will not open for a week or so to let cooler heads prevail.
posted by Kevs on Sep 11, 2001 - 16 comments

ESPN teams up with MSN

ESPN teams up with MSN First the Justice Department folds, and now this: “ESPN.com’s sports content will be uniquely integrated with MSN and will carry MSN branding and links throughout the ESPN.com site.” Is it really a surprise? Will it really make a difference?
posted by kirkaracha on Sep 6, 2001 - 5 comments

Today's slice of blogspace. Daypop

Today's slice of blogspace. Daypop searches news sites and weblogs on a daily basis.
posted by otherchaz on Sep 4, 2001 - 7 comments

Bougainville Rebels, PNG Sign Comprehensive Autonomy Deal

Bougainville Rebels, PNG Sign Comprehensive Autonomy Deal
The deal, following two years of dialogue and almost a decade of violence, will culminate in a referendum on independence in 10 years. When fully implemented, it will give Bougainville broad autonomy in legislation, judiciary, and its own police force. Bougainvilleans fight for secession stems from PNG's distribution of revenue from gold mines on the island. Kabui's remarks at the signing emphasized the Bougainvillean identity and culture that autonomy would protect.
posted by rschram on Aug 31, 2001 - 5 comments

"My son is not a bad boy"

"My son is not a bad boy" has become a cliche. But what's the right thing to do when a loved one does something wrong? What about something VERY wrong? What is a parent's proper response?
posted by marknau on Aug 30, 2001 - 31 comments

Ladies and gentlemen, I present the real Shakes the clown.

Ladies and gentlemen, I present the real Shakes the clown. This guy is both amusing and pathetic at the same time. He's the kind of clown I would hire.
posted by skallas on Aug 29, 2001 - 10 comments

Yahoo slideshows.

Yahoo slideshows. These showed up during MeFi's absence. I personally favor them over the "Most Viewed Images" list. Workers beware, it's effortless to blow an hour or so checking out all of the neatly organized topics.
posted by winterdrm on Aug 23, 2001 - 10 comments

More google ???: phone/address listings (with a map right to your house!), and (useless) news headlines which contain search terms (some screenshots in case they are just testing).
posted by sylloge on Aug 23, 2001 - 13 comments

Don't tax my Amazon Purchase!

Don't tax my Amazon Purchase! Legislation is in process to permanently prohibit taxes on Internet purchases. Whatever will Massachusetts and California do for revenue? Tax a satellite or two, I'd guess.
posted by dwivian on Aug 3, 2001 - 9 comments

Put that cloning gear away, son.

Put that cloning gear away, son. House votes to make human cloning and medicines made abroad via cloning illegal. This doesn't look to good for the future of stem cell research.
posted by skallas on Aug 1, 2001 - 48 comments

Alzheimer’s vaccine looks promising?

Alzheimer’s vaccine looks promising? Yes, this is another news item. I could say I posted this to discuss the ethics of research on animals, or humans for that matter. Or whether pharmaceuticals should be leading the way when it comes to developing vaccines and cures. But honestly, I just wanted an excuse to ask if you think Dale Schenk, the head researcher for the Alzheimer's vaccine, looks more like John Denver or Tim Allen.
posted by EatenByAGrue on Jul 27, 2001 - 11 comments

You go, Tom!

You go, Tom!
"The roll call was a feather in [Tom] Daschle's cap as he managed to prevail in his first effort as majority leader to stop a Republican filibuster."

Senator Tom Daschle (from South Dakota, no less), one of the only Democrats who still has guts. (Where are ye, Harkin? Where hast thou gone, Wellstone?)
posted by mapalm on Jul 26, 2001 - 11 comments

Dan Rather vs. The World

Dan Rather vs. The World (NY Times link) -- While the conspiracy theorists and much of the mainstream media were jumping down Gary Condit's throat, Rather and company held firm and kept the "news" off the Evening News. Despite airing a few reports, they intend to keep a comparatively low level of coverage in the future. Is this how we'd like to see the media behave, or is this just a more notable example of The Media's Liberal Bias™ showing through?
posted by mrbula on Jul 23, 2001 - 31 comments

The week in pictures

The week in pictures - an outlet for the best photojournalism

Sometimes they do have really nice pictures.
posted by sikander on Jul 21, 2001 - 4 comments

Maybe this idea is just too postmodern.

Maybe this idea is just too postmodern. But then a usenet group about a discussion group would never work would it? Best keep using Metatalk then . . .
posted by feelinglistless on Jul 18, 2001 - 16 comments

This breaking story brings a new aspect to a complex debate. Reasearchers in a private clinic in the US have created human embryos specifically for the purpose of extracting stem cells. This seems a good platform on which to discuss the wider issue of the interaction between public/private research funding, technology and life. Here's hoping it won't just end up a pro-life/pro-choice bloodbath.
posted by davehat on Jul 11, 2001 - 7 comments

AOL is muscling its way into online journalism. Be afraid.

AOL is muscling its way into online journalism. Be afraid. "If AOL's version of news delivery is indicative of the future of online journalism, then the future looks mighty grim. No other legitimate news organization relies so heavily on celebrity-oriented drivel and trifling service pieces." [via ken layne]
posted by owillis on Jul 11, 2001 - 10 comments

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