9/30/2005

Big freeze an alternative to cremation

Filed under: Science,Technology — 10:25 pm

A town in Sweden plans to become the first place in the world where corpses will be disposed of by freeze-drying, as an environmentally friendly alternative to cremation or burial.

9/29/2005

Judge Orders Release of Abu Ghraib Photos

Filed under: Bush Whacked,Iraq — 4:05 pm

A federal judge ruled today that graphic pictures of detainee abuse at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison must be released over government claims that they could damage America’s image. Last year a Republican senator conceded that they contained scenes of “rape and murder” and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said they included acts that were “blatantly sadistic.”

Family Watchdog Home Page

Filed under: Family,Tools — 3:18 pm

I’m not so sure the registered ones need as much monitoring, but this is a useful tool for revealing child molestors.

registered sex offenders

9/28/2005

The $10 Bill Gets a Makeover

Filed under: Interesting — 5:13 pm

The color of money is getting more varied. A newly designed $10 bill was unveiled Wednesday featuring splashes of orange, yellow and red to go with the traditional green.

Ando Hiroshige

Filed under: Art,Education,Entertainment — 5:03 pm

Ando Hiroshige

Bush ally faces criminal charge

Filed under: Conspiracy,Politics — 5:00 pm

The Republican majority leader in the US House of Representatives Tom DeLay has been indicted with criminal conspiracy by a grand jury in Texas.

9/27/2005

Operation Offset

Filed under: Bush Whacked,Economy,Katrina — 10:16 pm

I was wondering just how long it would take for them to attack those least able to defend themselves.

“Operation Offset” is what the Republicans are calling their budget cut plan to pay for Hurricane Katrina. Will there be tax cuts for the rich? Nope. The great majority of the proposed cuts target the elderly and the poor, heavily targeting Medicare. They eliminate all federal funding for energy conservation, the “Energy Star” program, energy efficient vehicles, hydrogen vehicles, high-speed rail, light rail, PBS, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, AmeriCorps, the “Even Start” program, the Presidential Election Campaign Fund, security/anti-drug funding for innercity schools, and all federal loans to grad students. Also facing cuts are the Global AIDS Initiative, the EPA, the Center for Disease Control, pensions and healthcare plans for retired federal workers, job programs and revitalization funds for poor neighborhoods, the school lunch program, community health centers, and health care for soldiers.

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