Friday, March 28, 2003

Wisconsinaphobia - James C. Schaefer recently self-published an autobiography chronicling what he believes was his textbook case of Wisconsinaphobia (heightened anxiety attacks and debilitating back pains at any mention of the state or anything associated with it).
Suggestions on what put in care packages for US troops and what to leave out. Ideas include: baby wipes, surgical masks, toilet paper, eye drops, lip balm, sun block (from The Miami Herald).
Saddam Hussein met with a woman who may be a bio weapon scientist (from foxnews.com).

Army Reports Iraq Is Moving Toxic Arms to Its Troops

Army Reports Iraq Is Moving Toxic Arms to Its Troops. This is not good; in the end, no one benefits from the release of chemical weapons, or Biologic and Atomic either (from The New York Times via Yahoo News).

Thursday, March 27, 2003

Wednesday, March 26, 2003

Send a thank you to the US soldiers. Whatever your views on the war, the troops have volunteered to fight for our freedoms.

Tuesday, March 25, 2003

MSNCB's live video site live video from Bagdad.
Things that make you go.... HA: "It's hard to believe that Harry met Sally back in 1989. Things were so different then: Bush was president, the economy was tanking, we were about to go to war with Iraq." - Billy Crystal
Article suggests Bush's style may not be as good as Blair's (from nytimes.com).
Serbia's prime minister assassinated in Belgrade, this is not a good thing; WWI started after something not all that different (from redding.com).

Saturday, March 22, 2003

Peace protestors brought Molotov Cocktails; wait a second, homemade bombs aren't peaceful!? (from ktvu.com).
A group of American anti-war demonstrators who came to Iraq with Japanese human shield volunteers made it across the border today with 14 hours of uncensored video, all shot without Iraqi government minders present. Kenneth Joseph, a young American pastor with the Assyrian Church of the East, told UPI the trip "had shocked me back to reality." Some of the Iraqis he interviewed on camera "told me they would commit suicide if American bombing didn't start. They were willing to see their homes demolished to gain their freedom from Saddam's bloody tyranny. They convinced me that Saddam was a monster the likes of which the world had not seen since Stalin and Hitler. He and his sons are sick sadists. Their tales of slow torture and killing made me ill, such as people put in a huge shredder for plastic products, feet first so they could hear their screams as bodies got chewed up from foot to head." (from upi.com via Blogs of War)
Some Iraqi soldiers frag, some surrender to some British Marines, "Every time you turned around, a new trickle of silhouettes emerged from the horizon walking slowly towards us.  One Marine joked: 'Oh no.  They're surrendering at us from all sides.'" (from The Times).

Friday, March 21, 2003

Cyberwarfare against Iraq may be a simple as cutting Iraq's two internet hook-ups, which are located in the US and Britain (from salon.com).
Mushroom clouds and fireballs filling the night sky in Baghdad.  Unbelievable.  Dwarfs power of strikes in first Gulf War. (from abc news broadcast, via Blogs of War).
Iraqi presidential complex is on fire (from The Command Post).

US Launches Major Air Campaign

US Launches Major Air Campaign in Iraq (according to the Associated Press, via yahoo news).

"Shock and awe" campaign has begun (according to WTMX, a radio station in Chicago, article from Sky News).
US forces given no flag order, to keep them from appearing as invaders.  Specialist John Garcia said "When they're [other countries who aren't supporting the US] in trouble, they don't call Russia, China, France, Turkey; they call 911, the United States;" it seems it could potentially dampen US troops' morale.  When asked "What's the reason we're fighting?" he answered, "I think Saddam Hussein got them weapons." (from the International Herald Tribune).
A blog alledgedly from Baghdad (more on whether it truly is, at Paul Boutin's blog).

Thursday, March 20, 2003

Former Vice President Al Gore Joins Apple's Board of Directors (directly from Apple).
A february article from the Chicago Tribune about blogs.

Wednesday, March 19, 2003

16 Candles sequel in the works at USA networks (from aint-it-cool-news.com).
flog is a flash development blog.
See who is behind anti-war protests, it may surprise you (from foxnews.com).

Tuesday, March 18, 2003

War is the only option France, China and Russia have left the world

War is the only option France, China and Russia have left the world, due to their unwillingness to create a UN tribunal for Iraq crimes against humanity (from The Times).

"No War" painted on the Sydney Opera House roof (from sky.com).

Monday, March 17, 2003

The Newsweek cover story about how "America's unprecedented power scares the world" (via msnbc.com).

Tuesday, March 11, 2003

SETI@home may have found extra-terrestrial radio signals in space, according to spaceref.com.
Optimist vs. Pessimist is essentially a flash-y way to display some comics (which if you're in the right mood, might be funny).
Broadway is open again; the musicians have ended their strike, according to Associated Press (via ABCnews.com).

Three of North America's Great Lakes Have Frozen

Three of North America's Great Lakes have frozen over (includes a nice satellite image), according to Reuters (via Yahoo news).

The Psychic Flash Movie reads your mind, or does it (hint: how it works has to do with the number 9)?

Monday, March 10, 2003

I begin.