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Saturday, August 30, 2003

Yahoo! News - Scores of Freed Mink Feed on Farm Animals: "'The amount of suffering that has been prevented by releasing them from cramped cages and freeing them from an extremely cruel death more than justifies a temporary disruption to the ecosystem,' said veterinarian Andrew Knight, director of research at the Seattle-based Northwest Animal Rights Network. "

Thursday, August 28, 2003

Business 2.0 - Magazine Article - The Coming Job Boom Interesting, anyone have a L/P for this site?

Star Telegram | 06/22/2003 | WHOM WOULD JESUS TAX? Apparently it's okay for politicos to ask WWJD as long as the answer is "raise taxes."

Here are the newest HSX league usernames - you can use these to track how your portfolio is doing relative to others:

reachy - Richard Kim
ravis246 - Ravi Shroff
andrew_null - Andrew Chen
thiggy81 - Tim Higgins
jkreutzer - Jake Kreutzer

Wednesday, August 27, 2003

Yahoo! News - World Photos - AP The Mercedes Pig car.

Yahoo! News - Seattle Sunshine Breaking Weather Records News said that this was the dryiest summer since 1890's, anyhow, I'm not complaining :)

Tuesday, August 26, 2003

Yahoo! News - Ireland Mulls 'Fat Tax' to Curb Obesity Levels Will this ever work in the states?

Ousted InfoSpace founder ordered to repay $247M back in 2000 Naveen was worth a few B.

Monday, August 25, 2003

eBay item 2429142037 (Ends Sep-01-03 15:00:00 PDT) - Mercedes-Benz : 600-Series This is a very rare opportunity to buy a level 7 protection Armored Mercedes S600 V12 (Highest level of armored protection offered in the world). This vehicle was armored in the Mercedes factory in Germany to the highest standards possible at a cost of $400,000. The armored specifications of this car protect the vehicle even from land mine explosions. This very car and four others identical to it (all black S600 V12’s) were owned by the Sultan of Brunei.

Yahoo! News - Greene, Dragila Dethroned at World Track: French people... "And, adding insult to injury, some fans in the Stade de France crowd whistled in derision as 'The Star-Spangled Banner' was played during the gold-medal ceremony for women's 100 champion Kelli White. "

Harvard Radical NY Times article about Harvard president Lawrence Summers. Economists rule.

Iceland Worldwide - Northern Lights Check out these pictures.