Daily Archives: February 18, 2003

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More silliness. A neighbour of mine passed this along, with five other even tackier examples. It’s not a see-through skirt, but actually a clever print on the back of the skirt to make it look like see-through. UK Daily Mail … Continue reading

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CANADIAN BUDGET OFFERS SURPLUS, HELP FOR NEEDY, DEBT PAYDOWN, NO TAX CUTS

Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien introduced his final budget today (he’s retiring after a seeming eternity as P.M., and if an election were held today polls show he would win by a landslide). Contrast the following highlights with Bush’s recent … Continue reading

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REVISIONIST HISTORY OF THE FALL OF COMMUNISM, BUSH STYLE

From the CBC, reporting that “weekend protests won’t sway Bush”: “Evidently some in the world don’t view Saddam as a risk to peace. I respectfully disagree,” Bush said. “War is my last choice, but the risk of doing nothing is … Continue reading

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THE DEMON IN THE FREEZER

I highly recommend Richard Preston’s investigative report into the Anthrax scare and the dangers of Smallpox as a WMD, The Demon in the Freezer , his first book since The Hot Zone, which explained Ebola and related viruses and how … Continue reading

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WHO’S NEXT AFTER IRAQ

The map shown above is World Audit and Freedom House’s assessment of political freedom and democracy in the 149 countries with populations over 1 million people. The assessments are based on corruption, human rights, political rights, and the rule of … Continue reading

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