Monthly Archives: May 2004

Strange poll results

May 31, 2004 3 Comments »

I am constantly amazed at how little people seem to know about how the economy is doing. Further evidence in this poll, 39 % of Americans think the US is in recession. That is objectively untrue. Last four quarters: Q2 ... Read More »

Movable Type 3.0 Downgrade

May 27, 2004 2 Comments »

I’ve been saying for a while now that the upgrade to MT3.0 will solve my comment spam woes. Alas! I’m now faced with this decision: – “upgrade” to the free edition of Movable Type 3, which includes: No support from ... Read More »

Canadian Netflix

May 27, 2004 5 Comments »

So, I’m sure you’ve heard of NetFlix, the phenomenon that’s taking the movie rental market by storm south of the 49th. Up till now, I was under the impression that we were once again missing out. Nay nay! Zip.ca to ... Read More »

Mark Steyn article

May 23, 2004 1 Comment »

Very good Mark Steyn article on Iraq. Doing things differently based on local conditions seems like a prudent plan. The bayonet stuff was interesting too Read More »

Canada federal election

May 23, 2004 1 Comment »

The election has now been officially called for June 28. The two latest polls I see are Ipsos-Reid at 35-26-18 and Compas at 39-31-17. Maybe this one will be interesting after all Read More »

The UN is far from perfect

May 19, 2004 1 Comment »

Why does the UN have such trust and goodwill? Where is the media coverage of stuff like this? Teenagers ‘used for sex by UN in Bosnia’ UN staff ran refugee extortion racket West Africa – Sex-for-Food Scandal The U.N.’s corruption ... Read More »

No Free Speech Zone

May 18, 2004 2 Comments »

The Canadian Supreme Court has decided, 6-3, to uphold “government-imposed limits on campaign spending by lobby groups during federal elections.” “Lobby groups” are now limited to spending $150,000 nationally and $3,000 in any one riding – how much air time ... Read More »

Mark Steyn column

May 17, 2004 1 Comment »

Mark Steyn column on the liberals and Canada. As usual, the points are legitimate, but very few in Ontario seem to care Read More »

Hydrogen a slow-starter

May 17, 2004 3 Comments »

A Wired News reporter got a chance to test-drive GM’s fuel-cell concept car, the Hy-Wire. It seems like it still needs some work, but GM is committed to the concept, so it will probably go forward, which is good Read More »

Kerry Flip Flops

May 17, 2004 3 Comments »

This is a great site. The flip-floppin’ hip hopper has changed his position on trade with china, the Iraq war, the marriage penalty, the patriot act, the first gulf war, a gay marriage amendment, the death penalty for terrorists, no ... Read More »

Victor Davis Hanson article

May 15, 2004 1 Comment »

A good article by Victor Davis Hanson putting everything in Iraq in perspective Read More »

Cleanup

May 13, 2004 1 Comment »

Sorry to get all admin-y on you guys again, but can you keep your eyes open for comments that don’t belong? I spent a couple hours today cleaning out over 200 spam comments (no, that’s not a typo). Most were ... Read More »