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Saturday, December 25, 2004

Gingerbread Kama Sutra

The Hookie Awards the best articles of the year, selected by David Brooks

Friday, December 24, 2004

Times Online - World: "Sex scandal in Congo threatens to engulf UN's peacekeepers"

Thursday, December 23, 2004


The Blonde Girl from the Old Navy Commercials OK, who thinks that Old Navy started this blog?

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Yahoo! News - Entertainment Photos - Reuters: "Potential Japanese pinup stars and singers (L-R) Juan, Hanai, Lyrian, and Akane wave as they pose for photographers at their media debut in Tokyo in this picture taken December 16, 2004. Reflecting Japan's fascination with celebrity, an 'idol' fund launched by three companies offers investors the chance to vote with their wallets for the nation's next superstar. The Idol Fund Scheme will allow investors to take a slice of the profits generated by four young women. Picture taken December 16."

Like Bowie Bonds, except for JPop stars.

Scientific American: Exploding the Self-Esteem Myth

Caltech Michelin Lecture Aliens Cause Global Warming

Blog O'Stuff: Percentage of Adults With Carry Permits in "Shall Issue" States WA is #5!!!!

Monday, December 20, 2004

Callixte Mbarushimana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Callixte Mbarushimana is Hutu Rwandan and former United Nations employee alleged to have directed and partcipated in the killings for 32 people in 1994, including U.N. workers he was hired to protect. He was dismissed from the U.N. in 2001. In 2004, Mbarushimana won a suit to compensate money lost after his dismissal."

The New York Times > Movies > Revisiting Rwanda's Horrors With an Ex-National Security Adviser: "In Rwanda, the United States did not simply not intervene. It also used its considerable power to discourage other Western powers from intervening. At the height of the carnage, when Belgium lost 10 peacekeepers, the United States demanded a total United Nations withdrawal. Some African countries objected, and eventually Washington settled for a severe cutback in the 2,500-man United Nations force. The commander of the force in Kigali, Maj. Gen. Romeo Dallaire of Canada, who had asked for 5,000 troops, was left with 270."

WorldNetDaily: Why I believe in Creation Creationism is right because people included dragons in literature.

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