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Kyoto Treaty Goes Into Effect
Thursday, November 18, 2004

From The New Scientist:

Russia formally ratified the Kyoto Protocol - aimed at curbing global greenhouse gas emissions - on Thursday. In doing so, it triggered a 90-day countdown to bring the international climate treaty into force.

The world is taking action without us backward folks in the US of A. Expect plenty more international actions like this as the world realizes that the U.S. in little more than a bully on the playground, and is in reality alone and vulnerable. Next step: Dropping the dollar as the primary unit of exchange to be replaced by the Euro.


Failing Upward
Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Condi Rice is being promoted from National Security Advisor to Secretary of State. Couldn't happen to a more incompetent person.

She of the Presidential Daily Brief:

BEN-VENISTE: Isn't it a fact, Dr. Rice, that the August 6 PDB warned against possible attacks in this country? And I ask you whether you recall the title of that PDB?

RICE: I believe the title was, "Bin Laden Determined to Attack Inside the United States."

According to her White House bio, she earned her bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Denver in 1974. I am chagrined to admit that I also studied at the University of Denver (the Graduate School of International Relations).

But this mis-Administration just keeps getting better. From Daily Kos:

Bush plans to replace Rice as National Security Advisor with Stephen Hadley.

Who is Hadley? He was Condi Rice's deputy -- a prime suspect of the Plame outing, and the guy who took the fall for the "yellowcake" reference in Bush's 2003 SOTU address.


Orgasm: Faces of Ecstasy
Wednesday, June 9, 2004

Orgasm: The Faces of Ecstasy Video Release

Location: Berkeley

Wednesday, June 9, 8-10 pm

Free, Everyone welcome

So what does the face of human arousal look like? The producers of Orgasm: The Faces of Ecstasy, asked 22 people aged 22-68 to have orgasms for their cameras. Some came alone, some with partners, and were filmed only from the shoulders up, participating in an intimate, yet non-explicit, exploration of the human sexual response cycle. Come see some clips from this new work by co-producers Joani Blank, Marianna Beck and Jack Hafferkamp. Joani, in addition to some of the participants, will be on hand to talk about their experiences.

2504 San Pablo Avenue (at Dwight Way)

Berkeley, CA 94702

(510) 841-8987


First post
Wednesday, June 9, 2004

Not a big deal. But it's a start.


Each note is timestamped
Friday, April 12, 2002

Whenever a note is added to the main index page, Tinderbox automatically colors it dark green and sets the value of the note's PublicationDate to the current date and time.

Each note is stamped with a PublicationDate, and each has a unique (and automatically-generated) sequence number. This sequence number can be used for permanent links.


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Friday, April 5, 2002

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He writes:

"In my time as Creative Director of Pyra (the makers of Blogger), I got to watch which blog templates were adopted and which ones didn't. It was fascinating, and often counter-intuitive. In general, the most widely-adopted templates were the once that started off simple, and let the blogger fill in the personality.

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