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Just in case anyone was still under the impression that Indymedia is anything but a grand depository of paranoid freaks, idiots and assholes who were declared too stupid or extreme to gain membership in all the other whacked-out, tinfoil operations out there need only let the Instaman point you here. I was at that protest, […]

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One is quickly reminded how lucky one is to live in California when one happens to read a blog entry like this.. . um, one:   I probably shouldn’t rub this in, but temps here in Colorado Springs have been unseasonably warm all month, and looks to remain in the upper 40s and low 50s […]

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Kasparov is going up against another artificial chess opponent, this time a program that apparently can take risks in ways that more closely mimic human thought processes .   Kasparov said yesterday that the real challenge when playing as a human against a computer isn’t lack of brain power .  “The problem is emotions .” […]

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From USA Today:   And without proof that Saddam Hussein’s regime is concealing banned weapons, it may not matter what United Nations weapons inspectors say about their search of Iraq in their status report Monday to the Security Council. The majority of Europeans say they want proof Iraq has biochemical or nuclear weapons, or they […]

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The repeated urge to portray silly, baseless accusations such as oil lust or personal revenge between Bush and Saddam as some kind of sensible anti-war stance are making me less and less confident that there are currently any credible anti-war arguments out there.   What is remarkable about the coalition of churches opposing war with […]

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The Guardian quotes the Christian Science Monitor:   “Now caught between a mostly unsupportive UN security council and declining support from Americans, the president is left with a very lonely, difficult decision … Bush was not elected to rule by polls . But he would be foolish to launch war if support keeps dwindling away,” […]

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I really need to just start bringing a tape recorder to every lecture. I find that throughout the whole 90 minutes, I’m constantly juggling between taking down ordered and coherent notes on the more abstract material of the course and capturing Gregor’s wonderful asides and excursions into what seem to be his vast array of […]

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From the M³ News Service Apparently fearful that the US was moving towards an inevitable war-stance, French President Jaques Chirac made the last minute motion in a session of the United Nations Security Council to cede the Sudetenland to Saddam Hussein, in an apparent effort to stave off a US-led invasion of the Middle Eastern […]

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R . Kelly Arrested In Miami For Possession Of Child Pornography From now on, news organizations should just start reporting on celebrities that turn out to not be pedophiles .   Soupy Sales was honored today with a Non-Perversion award by the National Association for Avoidance of Celebrity Perversion (”The other NAACP!”) for his tireless […]

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I have to say, it’s starting to look like the paleontological community is running out of stuff to find when they begin to make discoveries like this.   Chinese researchers announced Wednesday the discovery of a feathered dinosaur that glided on four wings – a diminutive plumed dragon that could be a long-sought evolutionary link […]

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