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the other pope - and the Orthodox Church in Africa - Al-Ahram
Blair's reputation takes a battering - Guardian
a roundup of newspaper editorials
regional variation in Vietnamese capitalism - Economist
"Ho Chi Minh City alone accounts for 17% of national output, 30% of foreign investment and 40% of exports"
fascinating examples of photojournalist/documentary panoramas - LL
Church versus State in East Timor - ReliefWeb [via Macam]
the lessons of Vietnam: 30 years since the fall of Saigon - CSM
a hacker visits Kurdish Iraq - MakeZine [interview, via RW]
intelligence chatter: failures and futures - NYROB
a review of Thomas Friedman's latest book - NYP [via MLite]
I'm just glad I don't have to review crap like that!
50% of Americans now realise Bush misled them on Iraq WMD - E+P [via AntiWar]
race is still an issue in South African politics - Economist
a veteran Labour MP defects to the Liberal Democrats - Guardian
shonky "information systems" research - Lang
by the organiser of the conference that accepted a randomly generated paper
"gratuitous capitalization" and Amazon's 'statistically improbable' - Lang
"but water vapour is a greenhouse gas!" - RealClimate [via Deltoid]
the Efficient Market Hypothesis applied to dating - PhilG
the new pope helped hush up child sex abuse by priests? - Guardian [via Atrios]
massive popular support for Mexico City's mayor - BBC
opponents are trying to stop his presidential candidancy on the grounds that he illegally built an access road to a hospital...
Rushton and Jensen are still spouting racist crap - Eureka [via RW]
there's a reason only a law journal would publish this
the stupidity of IP legislation - FT [via OSWALD]
"The first thing to realize is that many decisions are driven by honest delusion, not corporate corruption"
useful list of Firefox keyboard shortcuts - Mozilla [via JWalk]
Spain legalises gay marriage, joining Belgium and the Netherlands - Guardian
"66% of Spaniards favoured legalising gay marriage, while only 26% were against it"
Michael Hoefner's photos from Egypt - MFT
the Bush administration lobbies against abortion pills - Guardian
for "infection, uterine perforation, cervical laceration, incomplete evacuation, haemorrhage, miscarriage, future sterility and even death"
Amazonian tree-ants use "pit traps" to take large prey - NewScientist
"The 2-millimetre-long ant species can ensnare insects over 3 centimetres in length and weighing up to 1000 times their weight"
an interview with Riverbend (Baghdad Burning) - Alternet [via AntiWar]
problems deciding on a Palestinian electoral system - HH
the price for the domain BenedictXVI.com? - Cadenhead [via Wired]
"Complete absolution, no questions asked, for the third week of March 1987"
remembering Marla Ruzicka - B2I
global warming denial: pseudoscience and corporate propaganda - MotherJones [via Deltoid]
a Quixotic book handout by the Venezuelan government - BBC [via CR]
the United States may not like a democratic Arab world - Guardian
the 5000 fans theory - ScottAndrew [via RW]
so where do I find 1600 fans willing to pay me $20 a year?
non-government steps to improving Turkish-Armenian relations - IHT
Nikon to encrypt white balance data in its raw files? - PS News [via DPR]
the insidious spread of DRM reaches digital cameras
Alan Dershowitz resorts to outright lies in his anti-Palestinian propaganda - EI
journalists are still banned from Falluja - CP [via RW]
"The fairytales in the Times and AP are typical wartime propaganda"
fighting for public access to California's beaches - Guardian
Paul Krugman compares health systems - IHT
with Windows, will you need a second processor to manage security? - ongoing [via RW]
nervous macroeconomic views - DeLong
- CT [Quiggan on Australia]
Bruce Perens backs Andrew Tridgell against Linus Torvalds - Register
"There are times when Linus Torvalds can be a real idiot, and this is one of these times."
were Iraqi children better off under Saddam Hussein? - Guardian
"the US-led attack on Iraq has inexplicably doubled the number of children under five suffering from malnutrition"
Bolton is a bully unworthy of high office - VillageVoice [via AntiWar]
seeing where the planes are - JWalk
I knew Los Angeles was a busy airport, but this really brings home just how busy it is
are dogs smarter than wolves? - Chronicle [via RW]
or is the "Clever Hans" effect skewing results again
rioting Chinese farmers hold off 1000 riot police - Guardian
and tourists from nearby cities flock in to see the action - China has changed since the 1940s
Negroponte knows all about terrorism - Guardian [via AntiWar]
new slime mould beetles named after Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld - ABC [via Cosma]
trying to save the payphone - CSM
the supermarket scene in Finland - Crikey
who will protect foetuses from toxic agricultural chemicals? - CP [via RW]
what happened to Christopher Hitchens - N+1 [via CT]
ordinary people in Kandahar miss the Taliban - CD [via RW]
at least they stopped the kidnappings and controlled corruption
serving with the IDF reserves in Gush Katif - Haaretz [via HH]
Nestle faces shareholder revolt over corporate governance - MENAFN
the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation - UNPO [via HH]
China and Japan: economic integration but political chasms - IHT
an Iranian ski resort closes for a day to remember the Prophet - Guardian
the South African National Party is no more - Guardian
the party that introduced apartheid is subsumed by the African National Congress
Nepal, two months after the royal coup - CSM
"the Army is not boasting about victories against the Maoists. In fact, the security forces have been busy putting down pro-democracy demonstrations"
beauty, height and weight influence salaries - SL Fed [via ProRev]
the Internationale is still in copyright in France! - BoingBoing [via ProRev]
- ANU [lyrics]
"the Internationale is a call to arms to abolish private property"
beware the Unitarian Jihad - SFGate [via Billmon]
"There is only God, unless there is more than one God. The vote of our God subcommittee is 10-8 in favor of one God, with two abstentions."
leeches, ick! - SFGate [via JWZ]
"Doctors have removed a leech from the nose of a Hong Kong woman"
interesting handshakes at the Pope's funeral - Guardian
Moqtada Sadr's Mahdi army is alive and kicking - WP [via AntiWar]
martyring its fighters is not a good way to eliminate a popular Shiite movement
evangelical Christians fighting AIDS in Africa - NYROB
"at the moment they are engaged in an unseemly battle with secular AIDS organizations that could derail what little progress there has been"
US imprisons female relatives to put pressure on Iraqi insurgents - Alertnet [via AntiWar]
a Charlie Stross short story - GoldenGryphon
basilisks, demons, the Business Software Association, and CCTV cameras...
how bureaucrats teach Arabic - Slate [via Lang]
"3.5 years after [September 11], the Department of Defense is three months away from publishing an official 'instruction' providing 'guidance for language program management'"
a Charles Dickens theme park is planned for London - Guardian [via RW]
where visitors get to toil in a workhouse and be fed gruel?
Israeli settlers attack police protecting Palestinians - Haaretz [via AntiWar]
Hans Kung on John Paul II - Spiegel [via Billmon]
no more "free beer" BitKeeper: the Linux kernel moves on - KernelTrap [via /.]
white-supremacist Hale goes down for 40 years - Guardian
the sentencing judge takes a dim view of people trying to kill his fellow judges
flying wind turbines? - Wired
"At 15,000 feet, winds are strong and constant."
phylogenetic analysis of snake venoms - Genome [via Loom]
the Liberal Democrats could do well in the UK elections - Economist
women have a leading role in North Korea's economy - Asia
"when the economic crisis began, women were first to take up market activities of all kinds"
the Okinotori Shima reef: a hazard to more than shipping - Guardian
"Japan has spent $250m shoring up Okinotori's twin peaks with cement."
who qualifies as a Jew in Israel? Key legal cases - ADL [via HH]
long analysis of the Iraqi parliament's election of a speaker - Informed
reclassified: Australia's censorship system at work - OFLC [PDF]
a 5% reduction in calorie intake may significantly affect lifespan - Economist
no sex thanks, we're Japanese - Guardian
Bush appoints Tom DeLay as Pope - Guardian
the Iraqi parliament may have a speaker - NewKerala
they should try the Vatican's approach: feed them less and less until they pick a government
Spanish priests turn to trade unions to fight pay cuts - Guardian
why rats can't vomit - RatBehavior [via Majikthise]
but bluefin tuna, tree frogs, pigs, and ferrets can
call for a switch from wood to charcoal in Africa - Nature
photos of a snake eating a kangaroo - Scribblybum [via JWalk]
what will happen on the death of the pope - Guardian
Iraqi police tortured three Shiite militiamen to death - IHT
just like the good old days - probably the same people
smart New Yorkers are having their babies learn Chinese - NYMetro [via RW]
making sure they'll be able to find work in the global economy
India turns down US military hardware, buys elsewhere - CSM
web sites can be unexpectedly popular overseas - Wired
66% of the users of Google's social-networking site Orkut are Brazilian
OV Vijayan has died - Hindu [via Kit]
I noticed unusual traffic to my review of The Legends of Khasak
but assumed it had been set as a school assigment somewhere
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