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Thursday, September 09, 2004

Bounty for asking "How many times have you been arrested, Mr. President?"

Cory Doctorow:

World's Shortest Blog is offering a bounty to the first person to publicly pose the following question to the erstwhile President: "How many times have you been arrested, Mr. President?" They're accepting PayPal donations to drive up the size of the bounty, which currently stands at $854.29. In the event of no award being given, the funds will be turned over to the DNC. Link (via Electrolite)

[Boing Boing]
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Serbia wises up

Good news! Serbia has retracted their retraction of evolution from their schools. The Serbian government has reversed an order to ban Charles Darwin's theory of evolution from schools, following widespread criticism from scientists. "I have come here to confirm Charles... [The Panda's Thumb]
9:37:18 PM  Permalink  comment []

Our President, Mensa Grad

If you had any doubts that Bush was an idiot, please feel free to watch this. It will completely reassure you that he is. Completely. An idiot. [Blogdigger MOV Media - Latest links for .mov files]
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I think I've died and gone to musical heaven!

William shatner doing Pulp's "common people".

Oh dear god, the hilarity!

Of course you need speakers for this one! [Blogdigger MOV Media - Latest links for .mov files]
9:32:15 PM  Permalink  comment []

Why Oh Why Are We Ruled by These Idiots? (Another Special Cheney Edition)

Unbelievable. Cheney needs a better staff:

ABC 7 News - Cheney: Economic Stats Miss EBay Sales: CINCINNATI (AP) - Indicators measure the nation's unemployment rate, consumer spending and other economic milestones, but Vice President Dick Cheney (website - news - bio) says it misses the hundreds of thousands who make money selling on eBay. "That's a source that didn't even exist 10 years ago," Cheney told an audience in Ohio. "Four hundred thousand people make some money trading on eBay."

Cheney needs a staff who will tell him that the $2.0 billion or so in eBay's domestic revenues are already included in the Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis's estimates of GDP.

[Brad DeLong's Semi-Daily Journal (2004)]
9:28:24 PM  Permalink  comment []


well, this doesn't look too good.
Health-insurance premiums paid by U.S. employers rose 11.2 percent this year, five times as fast as wages, according to a study that may reinforce voters' concerns over rising medical costs.

Rates have soared 59 percent since President George W. Bush took office in 2001, researchers at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research and Educational Trust said. Health insurance now costs an average of $9,950 for families and $3,695 for individuals, the survey showed.

Workers are paying higher fees for medical care even as their wages fail to keep pace with premiums. Bush promotes an $89 billion plan that would cut health-care costs by using tax credits and limiting malpractice awards against doctors. Democratic challenger John Kerry is campaigning on a $653 billion proposal to expand government programs and help employers cover large medical claims.

``It's these out-of-pocket costs that's driving voter concern in this election,'' said Drew Altman, Kaiser's president, at a Washington news conference. ``People don't pay a percentage of GDP. They're paying real dollars.''

The increase was the fourth in a row to exceed 10 percent and followed a 13.9 percent jump in 2003. Last year's gain was the biggest since a 14 percent increase in 1990.
[Sisyphus Shrugged]
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CliffsNotes Now Available for Free Online Viewing

CliffsNotes has announced that they've got 180 literature guides online for free viewing. [ResearchBuzz]
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