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MOVE-ing ON

The world never runs out of stupid.

Eli Pariser of MoveOn sent me an e-mail at 12:10PM [my time] on 01/31 with this message:

Dear MoveOn Member,

We have a big decision to make. Yesterday, John Edwards left the race for president, leaving just two major Democratic candidates. And next Tuesday, over half of MoveOn’s members will go to the polls in the biggest primary day in American history.

Right now, we have an opportunity to influence who our next president is–3.2 million MoveOn members together. When we surveyed over 200,000 MoveOn members yesterday to see if we should go forward with an endorsement process, a big majority said “yes.”

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February 1, 2008   5 Comments

Is It A Trend?

CNN et al. are reporting that in addition to the two cables that are damaged in the Mediterranean, Third undersea Internet cable cut in Mideast

(CNN) — An undersea cable carrying Internet traffic was cut off the Persian Gulf emirate of Dubai, officials said Friday, the third loss of a line carrying Internet and telephone traffic in three days.

Ships have been dispatched to repair two undersea cables damaged on Wednesday off Egypt.

FLAG Telecom, which owns one of the cables, said repairs were expected to be completed by February 12. France Telecom, part owner of the other cable, said it was uncertain when repairs on it would be repaired.

Stephan Beckert, an analyst with TeleGeography, a research company that consults on global Internet issues, said the cables off Egypt were likely damaged by ships’ anchors.

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February 1, 2008   29 Comments

Columbia

Columbia

February 1, 2003

Commander:
Rick Douglas Husband, Colonel, USAF

Pilot:
William C. McCool, Commander, USN

Payload Commander:
Michael P. Anderson, Lieutenant Colonel, USAF

Mission Specialist:
Kalpana Chawla, PhD
David M. Brown, MD, Captain, USN
Laurel Blair Salton Clark, MD, Captain, USN

Payload Specialist:
Ilan Ramon, Colonel, Israel Air Force

[Mustang Bobby has the crew picture.]

February 1, 2008   6 Comments

Friday Cat Blogging

Learn To Adjust

Friday Cat Blogging

You think we’re in the way, Dot?
Don’t be silly, cats are never in the way.

[Editor: Dot and Sox “helping” me reorganize.]

Friday Ark

February 1, 2008   9 Comments