Daily Archives: July 20, 2002

washingtonpost.com: Italy Vows to Return Ethiopia’…

washingtonpost.com: Italy Vows to Return Ethiopia’s Obelisk

Of course, they’d promised this before, but it looks like they’ve finally gone too far to back off. I don’t see how you can justify keeping something because Mussolini of all people stole it.

Today’s edited headline Bush Promotes Corporate…

Today’s edited headline

Bush Promotes Corporate Fraud

Okay, that was too easy. Real headline, “Bush Promotes Corporate Fraud Bill”.

CNN.com – Gene helps determine anxiety, study find…

CNN.com – Gene helps determine anxiety, study finds – July 20, 2002

Great, now I’m worried I have this gene.

The Nando Times: Mammoth undertaking planned in Co…

The Nando Times: Mammoth undertaking planned in Colorado

No, not the Stephen Green wedding. Paleontologists found a rare intact (with tusks) mammoth skull back in 1981; they only now feel up to retrieving it, it seems.

Off The Kuff Charles Kuffner got the same spam …

Off The Kuff

Charles Kuffner got the same spam I — and apparently everyone else with a website in the entire world — got. I’m with Chuck on this one, mostly. If you link me, it will turn up in my referral log sooner or later (if you have to, just use the link yourself) and I’ll notice it. And I’ll link you; if you give me a spot on your blogroll I’ll reciprocate.

GN Online: Camel’s milk more nutritious than cow’s…

GN Online: Camel’s milk more nutritious than cow’s

Just thought y’all would like to know what Arab scientists (UAE in this instance) were up to.

Yahoo! News – AOL Time Warner Named in Shareholder…

Yahoo! News – AOL Time Warner Named in Shareholder Suit

Well, that was inevitable.

CNN.com – Census: More degrees equal bigger bucks …

CNN.com – Census: More degrees equal bigger bucks – July 19, 2002

You could have fooled me… I did a little math, which I won’t report because it’s depressing. But I am not bitter. Much.

$1 million victory for red-legged frog / Developer…

$1 million victory for red-legged frog / Developer fined, must turn Mt. Diablo-area hunting land into refuge

This is great that the developer who blatantly violated the Endangered Species Act by having his workers destroy a habitat of the California Red-Legged Frog is being punished. But look at it this way… he’s selling homes for half a million a pop, and the fine was a million dollars. On the other hand, he had to turn a private patch of land (640 acres) into a preserve for the frog; that seems like an appropriate punishmen.

Lawyer receives award No commentary from me her…

Lawyer receives award

No commentary from me here, except that this is kind of a weird story. Habib Yazdi, a native of Iran who speaks “broken English”, received this award in part for “courageousness and dedication on behalf of a client shortly after last year’s terrorist attacks”.