Daily Archives: July 8, 2002

New Marshall lab to make sci-fi real I hate tha…

New Marshall lab to make sci-fi real

I hate that word… A new NASA propulsion research lab is being built in Huntsville. They say that they’re working on (among other things) antimatter, which makes one a little nervous. But what the heck.

Wife of slain suspect in LAX shootout says husband…

Wife of slain suspect in LAX shootout says husband is innocent

I’m sorry for this woman’s tragedy (sorry, that is, that she married a homicidal maniac, not that the homicidal maniac is dead) but obviously she has no personal knowledge of the events of July 4. Given her personal feelings in the matter, there is no reason to take her statement seriously.

As for the rest of this story: “Wah, Americans don’t like Arabs! Wah, we’re all suspects! I moved back to Egypt and brought my sons even though they don’t speak Arabic, but that wasn’t to keep them out of the way while my husband got ready to kill Jews!”

Merck Shares Fall on Worries About Accounting at M…

Merck Shares Fall on Worries About Accounting at Medco Unit

Another day, another giant corporation in an accounting scandal. Yawn. No word on who their outside auditors were, but I don’t see the A-word.

EU braces for battle over agriculture reform – 08 …

EU braces for battle over agriculture reform – 08 Jul 2002

Guess who’s against reform: The French! What are the odds? They get half of the EU’s agricultural subsidies.

Philadelphia Inquirer | 07/08/2002 | U.S. sweeps m…

Philadelphia Inquirer | 07/08/2002 | U.S. sweeps mall kiosks, hunting for terror clues

The FBI and INS (the two incompetent law enforcement agencies that are more incompetent together!) are checking mall jewelry kiosks operating as “Intrigue Jewelers”. The suspicion is that it’s a money-laundering operation for terrorists. Intrigue has an odd spread of markets: Pennsylvania, Florida, California, Alabama, Georgia and North Carolina.

Talking Points Memo: by Joshua Micah Marshall Y…

Talking Points Memo: by Joshua Micah Marshall

Yeah, yeah, yeah, and Bush Is Toast.

Area Parking Perks Keep More Cars on Road, Experts…

Area Parking Perks Keep More Cars on Road, Experts Say (washingtonpost.com)

Wow, cheap parking makes people more likely to drive? I never would have guessed.