Monthly Archives: October 2004

Mel Gibson Commercial

October 31, 2004 2 Comments »

Proposition 71 in California has to do with the government giving $3 billion to companies for stem cell research. Here is a Mel Gibson commercial on the issue. It is good to see him standing up. At this point, the ... Read More »

100,000 deaths: Total, obvious, B.S.

October 30, 2004 Comments Off on 100,000 deaths: Total, obvious, B.S.

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This is hysterical – the Bush/Edwards hair video

October 30, 2004 1 Comment »

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Good news in the Middle Fast

October 30, 2004 Comments Off on Good news in the Middle Fast

Great post from Powerline, breaking some good news for a change: Iraqis don’t want the U.S. to leave, they blame terrorists for the violence, and Egyptians are taking note of the example in Iraq – they are clamoring for change Read More »

New OBL video

October 29, 2004 Comments Off on New OBL video

So he’s alive – OBL is staring in a new video where he mentions Kerry by name, says he first started planning to attack the US in 1982 (after Israel invaded Lebannon), and even parrots the standard Dem line about ... Read More »

The Myth of the Missing Explosives

October 28, 2004 Comments Off on The Myth of the Missing Explosives

I’ve been waiting for this story to settle before posting about it, but I think it’s evident now that a) the story is factually weak b) the NYT and especially CBS were planning to hurt the President in the last ... Read More »

Red Sox win World Series

October 27, 2004 1 Comment »

For the first time in 86 years, the Red Sox have won the World Series, and everyone is celebrating with them. It was pretty good when they took out the Yankees (especially after last year), but then they went on ... Read More »

Kerry caught in another lie

October 24, 2004 Comments Off on Kerry caught in another lie

The Washington Times is reporting that, contrary to his assertion at the second debate, John Kerry did not meet with the members of the security council about Iraq prior to the vote to authorize. More details at So this ... Read More »

Lip synching – not always a good time

October 24, 2004 3 Comments »

Update – looks like the link is down… Update again – and now it’s back up&# Read More »

$0.80 loonie blamed for drop in tourism

October 23, 2004 2 Comments »

So, apparently, just as our loonie crossed the 80 cents US mark, people started noticing a drop in the number of american tourists. Coincidence? I think so… my theory is that something more invidious is to blame. My culprit: snow. ... Read More »

Speaking of rocket science

October 23, 2004 Comments Off on Speaking of rocket science

(Click on the graphic to get the hi-res version) Canadian Light Source, Saskatoon’s new synchrotron is up and running. One beamline is now operational, and six more are supposed to be online by January. These beamlines will allow studies in ... Read More »

Global Warming bombshell

October 22, 2004 1 Comment »

Looks like Canadian scientists have found problems with the model that produced this famous “hockey stick” graph. The model always produces hockey stick graphs, even with random, patternless data. Oops Read More »