Archive for January 22nd, 2007

I created a woman so beautiful she made me melt

| January 22, 2007 | 5 Replies
I created a woman so beautiful she made me melt

Really, I did.  You, too, can create a surreally attractive male or female by using the Face Laboratory run by two experimental psychologists working at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. Your hyper-attractive face will actually be made by a computer. You’ll help by choosing the “ingredients” (a few or many faces), and the program […]

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Coal is the new coal

| January 22, 2007 | 3 Replies
Coal is the new coal

According to Rolling Stone (January 25, 2007), TXU, an electric power company based in Dallas has recently announced plans to build 11 new coal plants in Texas over the next four years.  These additional coal plants would put more pollution into the air each year than 11 million SUVs. These will be the “old technology” […]

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What is the future of newspapers?

| January 22, 2007 | 2 Replies
What is the future of newspapers?

Here’s one perspective.  It’s an excerpt from an article from The Economist, entitled: “Who Killed the Newspaper?”: Having ignored reality for years, newspapers are at last doing something. In order to cut costs, they are already spending less on journalism. Many are also trying to attract younger readers by shifting the mix of their stories […]

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Why we won’t solve any other major problem confronting the U.S. without media reform.

| January 22, 2007 | 5 Replies
Why we won’t solve any other major problem confronting the U.S. without media reform.

The following remarks were delivered by Bernie Sanders to the National Conference for Media Reform. Sanders is the junior United States Senator from Vermont.  He is an independent, but caucuses with the Democrats.  Amy Goodman describes Sanders’ speech as an “alternative State of the Union.” The full text to Sanders’ speech can be found here.  […]

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Beware of phishing: a recent attempt to rip off my PayPal information

| January 22, 2007 | 9 Replies
Beware of phishing: a recent attempt to rip off my PayPal information

I have a PayPal account, so when I received the following email yesterday, it concerned me enough that I decided to log on to PayPal to find out more about this unauthorized change to my account: You’ve added an additional email address to your PayPal account. If you don.t agree with this email tcgrady@cox.net and […]

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John Edwards commits to public financing of political campaigns

| January 22, 2007 | 1 Reply
John Edwards commits to public financing of political campaigns

In my opinion, two issues which overshadow all other issues: media reform and public financing of political campaigns. Why? Without these two reforms, public information will continue to be dishonest information. The media and those running for national public office will continue to present a picture warped by corporate (purely financial) interests. This is a […]

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