Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Lazy linking - exam reading edition

As people can see, I've made a few posts today. This is, however, not somthing you should expect from me the next few days, as I am busy reading up on subject before going to an exam at the end of next week. I knew that working full time would have some kind of consequence on my studying....

Well, to keep people entertained while I read up, I have updated my blogroll, and I'll post a few links to interesting stories and blogposts I've come across today.




Politics

Mike Dunfort has a great post up at The Questionable Authority, A sadly necessary introduction:
Mr. President, meet the Constitution. Constitution, I'd like to introduce you to President George W. Bush. It's been a long six years since Mr. Bush took office, and it's high time the two of you got to know each other - especially with that whole oathy-type thing. It's probably going to be easier to do all that "preserve, protect, and defend" thing if you have some sort of vague sense of what it is you are defending.

You should also read his post McCain, the Media, and Baghdad Security

A debate about Fascism reminded me of an Umberto Eco essay about the subject. Eternal Fascism: Fourteen Ways of Looking at a Blackshirt
David Neiwert first introduced me to it.

Hicks 'can talk to media' (Via Majikthise)
Australia will not enforce a US-imposed gag on Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks despite it being a condition of the plea bargain that secured his release, Attorney-General Philip Ruddock said.

Hicks's US military lawyer, Major Michael Mori, has said his client could be sent back to Guantanamo if he talks to reporters.

But Ruddock said Canberra could not extradite Hicks back to the United States if he spoke to the media because he would not be breaking Australian law.

"In Australia, we have a position about freedom of speech," Ruddock told ABC television late on Tuesday.



At Salon, they tell the story of Rep. Barr: Another conservative has a change of heart




Science

The complex nature of prenatal programming of obesity

Prehistoric whale skeleton found in Tuscany
Great, now there are two more missing links (well, only one more....)




Odd ends

Coyote a cool customer at Chicago sandwich shop

Bayeux Tapestry animated (youtube)

Eat It, New Yorker! Harper's Puts 157-Year Archive Online

The archive, available free to the magazine's subscribers, includes a quarter-million scanned pages available as PDFs from the magazine, starting with Harper's June 1950 issue. It was launched April 1 with the help of the Cornell University Library, which allowed the magazine use of scans of the first 49 years of Harper's. Associate editor Paul Ford spearheaded the project.

The magazine eventually plans to allow bloggers access to link to archived material, but launched with its subscribers in mind.

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