Monthly Archives: November 2003

Two bad cabinet ministers gone

November 29, 2003 1 Comment »

It sounds like Rock and Copps may not be in Paul Martin’s cabinet. Good news, they have hurt the country Read More »

David Kilgour story

November 28, 2003 3 Comments »

A strange article on David Kilgour (liberal MP from Edmonton, junior cabinet minister) and same-sex marriage. It is too bad it is a column, rather than a reported story, since the writer is not great. It is sad to see ... Read More »

Good Charles Colson article

November 26, 2003 2 Comments »

Good Charles Colson article on President Bush’s speech last week. In reply to European critics who call Americans ?moralistic,? Bush not only embraced that description, but he also identified it as part of the Anglo-American cultural legacy. He spoke of ... Read More »

The case against SCO

November 25, 2003 8 Comments »

Groklaw, a site devoted to analysing the claims and counter-claims in the SCO saga, have posted the following paper, which explains why SCO is screwed no matter what it does. In essence, SCO has to argue that the GPL is ... Read More »

Funniest story I have read in a while…

November 24, 2003 2 Comments »

From C|Net news: Call it spam rage: A Silicon Valley computer programmer has been arrested for threatening to torture and kill employees of the company he blames for bombarding his computer with Web ads promising to enlarge his penis. Best ... Read More »

Bush is no JFK, Iraq is no Vietnam. Times have changed.

November 23, 2003 Comments Off on Bush is no JFK, Iraq is no Vietnam. Times have changed.

This is one outstanding column. At the Royal Banqueting House in London last week, George W. Bush gave one of the best presidential speeches of modern times. “Your nation and mine, in the past, have been willing to make a ... Read More »

Let the market work

November 23, 2003 Comments Off on Let the market work

Great article by Elizabeth Nickson in the NP about accountibility in public life, recent events in Canada, and what to do about healthcare. Really worth reading. These have been 10 glorious days for Canadian socialism. In Ontario, they pulled off ... Read More »

US Spam law

November 22, 2003 1 Comment »

US House passed a law 392-5 to ban spam email yesterday. Will that work? It also remains to be seen if the senate will follow, but I would assume they will. In any event, I think the sentiment is good. ... Read More »

Capitalism enables generosity

November 21, 2003 3 Comments »

Bill Gates and his wife Melinda are the most generous charitable donors in the universe – the couple has given away or pledged a staggering $23 billion ? more than half of their net worth. This kind of generosity is ... Read More »

Same sex marriages

November 18, 2003 1 Comment »

The Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled today that the law there cannot prohibit same-sex marriages. They didn’t say that marriage licenses have to be granted immediately, but I think said the legislature has to deal with this within six months. If ... Read More »

Commercial quantum cryptology

November 18, 2003 1 Comment »

People have been experimenting for years with the notion of an unbreakable quantum-mecahnics derived cryptology system. The first commercial product using the technology is being sold now. First demonstrated by IBM in the 80s, the idea behind quantum cryptology is ... Read More »

Arnold’s inagaural address

November 17, 2003 1 Comment »

Arnold’s inagaural address. I love the optimism in the speech Read More »