Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Golden Age of Victimhood

Christian America's political arm is more complex and more dynamic than it first appears. And it will be hard to stop

When Western liberals today talk of a mythical period in the days after 9-11 of “unity” and “European solidarity” what they really remember is a Golden Age of Victimhood, or about four weeks before the strikes against the Taliban commenced. Then for a precious moment at last the United States was a real victim, apparently weak and vulnerable, and suffering cosmic injustice from a suddenly empowered Other. Oh, to return to the days before Iraq and Afghanistan, when we were hurt, introspective, and pitied, but had not yet “lashed out.”


Guantanamo Bay, Cuba on my recent visit to that base, I left convinced that abuse definitely exists at the detention facilities. But not the slander and hyperbole about alleged mistreatment of the unlawful combatants confined there that we've all heard. There is far more serious abuse: the relentless, merciless attacks on American servicemen and women by these same terrorist thugs.

WASHINGTON -- Some terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, who have been silent for several years are now providing information about al-Qaida, a U.S. general said Wednesday.

In person Mr Bush is so far removed from the caricature of the dim, war-mongering Texas cowboy of global popular repute that it shakes one’s faith in the reliability of the modern media.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005


A recent CNET posting indicates that on the same day that Apple publicly announced its move to adopt Intel chips, the company filed a trademark application for the term "Mactel."

As the A380 traced swooping circles above the airfield on Monday, the Boeing delegation was plainly impressed. But after it touched down with a thud, the spell was broken. "Look for the dent in the runway," said one of the executives, referring to the A380's chronic weight problems.

Earth-Like Planet Discovered


BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraqi troops, backed by U.S. forces, freed an Australian hostage after six weeks in captivity, officials said Wednesday. The release came as a suicide bomber dressed in an Iraqi army uniform blew himself up in a mess hall north of Baghdad, killing at least 25 Iraqi soldiers and injuring 27.
...i love how the 3 sentences proceeding the first having nothing to do with the headline that offers good news

The Senate may be within one or two votes of passing a constitutional amendment to ban desecration of the U.S. flag, clearing the way for ratification by the states, a key opponent of the measure said Tuesday.

For Chinese, Peasant Revolt Is Rare Victory

Monday, June 13, 2005


"Welcome, IBM. Seriously." Last week, however, Steve Jobs had a different message for Big Blue, which had since become a chief ally: "Goodbye. Seriously."

Apple CEO Steve Jobs gave a somber and intensely personal commencement speech at Stanford on Sunday

User-interface experts at one of the world's top design houses say Mac OS X Tiger is the beginning of the end for the Macintosh Finder -- the era of organizing files in nested folders is over.

Thursday, June 09, 2005

FIFA 2006

Few scientists fabricate results from scratch or flatly plagiarize the work of others, but a surprising number engage in troubling degrees of fact-bending or deceit, according to the first large-scale survey of scientific misbehavior.

The Supreme Court of Canada struck down Thursday a Quebec prohibition on private health-care insurance, in what members of Canada's medical profession called a "historic" decision with the potential to dramatically change the face of care in this country.

Apple's Switch to Intel: The Ultimate Power Move?