October 13, 2001

The power of zen

The power of zen sometimes we all need to take a moment and enjoy a site like this, very cool flash.
posted by h0ney at 10:13 PM PST - 13 comments

Iraq 'behind US anthrax outbreaks'

Iraq 'behind US anthrax outbreaks' First story I have seen ascribing responsibility.........maybe we should ask the same Pakistani immigrant student at New Utrecht High School in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn who, according to MSNBC, shot his mouth off on September 6 about the coming World Trade Center attack.
posted by Voyageman at 9:59 PM PST - 15 comments

"Listen up: God isn't Santa"

"Listen up: God isn't Santa" says a retired bishop of the U.S. Episcopal Church. The basis of prayer has always seemed like a paradox to me. I'm glad to see that John Shelby Spong agrees.
posted by UrbanFigaro at 8:08 PM PST - 54 comments

5 more Anthrax cases in Fla.

5 more Anthrax cases in Fla. Five more people in South Florida have been found to be exposed to anthrax, according to officials of American Media, the company where three other people had been exposed to the disease. • Anthrax Test Positive in Nevada. New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani announced today that a second letter sent from Trenton, N.J., contained the anthrax that infected an NBC employee
posted by semmi at 5:27 PM PST - 21 comments

To tell the truth? I have no idea frankly.

To tell the truth? I have no idea frankly. This bit from R. U. Sirius on disinfo pretty much sums it up for me. "So here am I; neutral, stuck-in-neutral, neutered . . . not even stuck in the middle with Bill and Al, but trapped in right field with Dubya and Herr Ashcroft busy making plans for his own version of the Spanish Inquisition, unable to join the antiwar protests with a clear conscience because they could be wrong, not able to fly the flag because I don't believe in nationalism, not able to endorse the "war" because it could be a dumb tactic leading to pointless deaths, unwilling to sacrifice my irony and foolish irreverence to the martial mood of the country or to a bizarre and pious import from the 13th Century." How many of you have distinct emotions about the state of the world, yet have no idea where to focus them?
posted by crasspastor at 3:46 PM PST - 65 comments

ABC (not that one, the one down under) reports bioterror letter appearance in Genoa, Italy.

ABC (not that one, the one down under) reports bioterror letter appearance in Genoa, Italy.
posted by mmarcos at 3:15 PM PST - 5 comments

Free speach on college campuses

Free speach on college campuses [cnn.com] isn't thriving in these paranoid times. Several professors and others in academia are being investigated, suspended, and criticized for their opionion on the terrorist attacks. Will this become a new wave of McCarthyism?
posted by entropy at 2:52 PM PST - 21 comments

Officials think al Qaeda has some type of nuclear arms

Officials think al Qaeda has some type of nuclear arms I just love how we get warmed up for the truth.
posted by Niahmas at 11:55 AM PST - 27 comments

Why Do They Hate Americans?

Why Do They Hate Americans? (I know, I know it is very close in title to the post below, but differs in content). Prior to September 11 I had really mixed feelings on the policies (foreign and domestic) of the U.S. of A. (and I still do), but this article was read on a talk radio show as I was driving to work. Not to sound sappy, but it really did move me. Best part of all, its not written by an American.
posted by sharksandwich at 11:35 AM PST - 36 comments

Chinchillas crossed the Atlantic

Chinchillas crossed the Atlantic 40 million years before Columbus.
posted by gimonca at 10:25 AM PST - 21 comments

Internet II

Internet II a series of articles from Forbes ASAP on such things as the coming broadband revolution through private/public consortiums, security and reliability improvements, Washington sclerosis and various other interesting miscellania. (and an update on Michael Milken!) Reminds me of the heyday of Wired :)
posted by kliuless at 9:57 AM PST - 0 comments - Post a Comment

A Brief Illustrated Guide to Understanding Islam, Muslims, & the Quran

A Brief Illustrated Guide to Understanding Islam, Muslims, & the Quran
"This Islamic guide is for non-Muslims who would like to understand Islam, Muslims (Moslems), and the Holy Quran (Koran). It is rich in information, references, bibliography, and illustrations. It has been reviewed and edited by many professors and well-educated people. It is brief and simple to read, yet contains much scientific knowledge."
posted by quonsar at 8:13 AM PST - 16 comments

The Tourist of Death

The Tourist of Death -- a new Internet meme. Apparently he's come to be called "Waldo" by afficianados. (Good Heavens!!)
posted by Steven Den Beste at 7:42 AM PST - 14 comments

bin Laden overthrown!

bin Laden overthrown! New leader promotes peace and better spelling for children!
posted by mis at 7:17 AM PST - 20 comments

FBI did not test..or..Notify City Hall

FBI did not test..or..Notify City Hall The FBI has done a lousy job on everything connected with recent events. Why are they so crummy?
posted by timetostepback at 3:44 AM PST - 3 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 at 3:11 AM PST - 9 comments

Mohamed Heikal, the Arab world's foremost political commentator, talks to the Guardian.

Mohamed Heikal, the Arab world's foremost political commentator, talks to the Guardian. This comes from the secular Arab perspective. It is worth reading... Excerpt: When I hear Bush talking about al-Qaida as if it was Nazi Germany or the communist party of the Soviet Union, I laugh because I know what is there. Bin Laden has been under surveillance for years: every telephone call was monitored and al-Qaida has been penetrated by American intelligence, Pakistani intelligence, Saudi intelligence, Egyptian intelligence. They could not have kept secret an operation that required such a degree of organisation and sophistication."
posted by talos at 1:14 AM PST - 42 comments

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