Monthly Archives: July 2007

The only presidential candidates with foresight to oppose Iraq war in 2002.

This is a great summary of the current presidential candidataes’ positions on Iraq. Republican Ron Paul and Democrats Gravel, Kucinich, and Obama are the only candidates who, in 2002, stood their ground and didn’t jump on the war bandwagon. Of course a lot of people in positions of power in 2002 “went with the flow” based largely on public sentiment at the time and the power and information control wielded by the Bush Administration. Still, this is a nice list from the New York Times. For a few candidates, there was some creative thinking back in 2002.

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Creative Approach

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Google Earth Oddities

Here is a nice summary from PC World of some fascinating images hiding within Google Earth. Do you think there are people spending their free time scouring the virtual earth for naked people and other strange image moments like these? Somebody has to do it!  Good for them.

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NYT Hallows Review (No Spoilers)

By MICHIKO KAKUTANI

So, here it is at last: The final confrontation between Harry Potter, the Boy Who Lived, the Chosen One, the “symbol of hope” for both the Wizard and Muggle worlds, and Lord Voldemort, He Who Must Not Be Named, the nefarious leader of the Death Eaters and would-be ruler of all. Good versus Evil. Love versus Hate. The Seeker versus the Dark Lord.

J. K. Rowling’s monumental, spellbinding epic, 10 years in the making, is deeply rooted in traditional literature and Hollywood sagas — from the Greek myths to Dickens and Tolkien to “Star Wars.” And true to its roots, it ends not with modernist, “Soprano”-esque equivocation, but with good old-fashioned closure: a big-screen, heart-racing, bone-chilling confrontation and an epilogue that clearly lays out people’s fates. Continue reading

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Greenbox device captures car’s carbon dioxide to make biodiesel

Welsh biochemist and engineers have developed a device they believe can capture greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles, so they can be fed to algae, who in turn help produce a biodiesel. Capture rates is said to be up to 95% effective. The Greenbox device would get exchanged about once every full tank of fuel.

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Digg Kevin Rose – Creative Genius

Kevin Rose, the founder and chief architect of Digg.com, talks about life, growing pains and why Digg is still working and important these many months later.

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Oil City to Push for Wind Power?

Is this true or are these guys full of hot air?

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