Insiders suggest that the broadcasting giant gave an obscure singer major airplay to promote its pricey new market-research program... Is Clear Channel selling hit singles?
Sunday, June 30, 2002
Wednesday, June 12, 2002
Classic Reg. opening paragraph:
If any more proof were needed that the most powerful nation on earth is now governed by a junta of panic-stricken, innumerate provincial nitwits, consider this. Link:Billion dollar bungle 'loses' US tech lab
Tuesday, June 11, 2002
So Bush wants a Gestapo for the US and now the UK govt. want to expand the list of "authorities" who can access phone records. Why exactly does the Local Health Authority need to know which sites i visit? Link... British liberty, RIP (Guardian UK leader)
Interesting new spam detecting software:::::
Subject: FC: Deconstructing Richard Gephardt's releases, by SpamAssassin
The Well installed SpamAssassin while I was on vacation in Big Sur. It flags possible spam by inserting headers that your mail reader can use to segregate suspect email. SpamAssassin works pretty well; I've only seen about 5-10 percent false positives. In terms of false negatives, it manages to snare about 70-75 percent of spam, based on my informal review so far.
I'm on House Democratic Leader Richard Gephardt's press list. Read on for SpamAssassin's deconstruction of a Gephardt missive from this morning.
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* * * * * MEDIA ADVISORY * * * * *
NEWS FROM THE OFFICE OF THE DEMOCRATIC LEADER
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: House Democratic Leader Richard A. Gephardt
Monday, June 10, 2002 H-204, U.S. Capitol
GEPHARDT TO JOIN FAMILIES OF VICTIMS OF 9/11 FOR RALLY TOMORROW
A coalition of organizations representing the families of 9/11 victims has
invited House Democratic Leader Richard A. Gephardt to rally with them tomorrow
in support of an independent commission to investigate the handling of the
terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
WHEN: TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2002
TIME: 12:00 noon (Gephardt Speaks)
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Rally)
WHERE: UPPER SENATE PARK Corner of Constitution and Delaware
Contact: Erik Smith/Kori Bernards (202)225-0100
Monday, June 10, 2002
I intent to contribute to this fun site on my return from holidays... AIRLINEMEALS.NET
This is apparently not a joke... Uniform Freak
Saturday, June 08, 2002
It's time for America to discover the knees, thighs and invention of the men who play the most erotic game in the world. Link: Salon.com Sex | In praise of "soccer"
Friday, June 07, 2002
US President George Dubya Bush took to the airwaves last night in an appeal for the establishment of a new cabinet-level Department of Homeland Security, to keep us all safe and snug in our beds.
Dubya calls for US Gestapo (RegUS)
Tuesday, June 04, 2002
Music bosses have unveiled a revolutionary new recording format that they hope
will help win the war on illegal file sharing which is thought to be costing the
industry millions of dollars in lost revenue. Link: Music Industry Unveils New Piracy-Proof Format: A Black, Plastic Disc With Grooves On It (Urbanreflex.com - thanks to S for the link)
Saturday, June 01, 2002
Paul Krugman with righteous fury on US priorities: "death tax" relief over foreign aid... Heart of Cheapness (NYT. free registration req.)