Saturday, November 04, 2006
Doonesbury@Slate - Daily Dose
A Web Site to Call Your Own - New York Times
So how do you get an actual domain name like CaseyCorp.com? You have to pay a registrar company around $10 a year for it. You might then pay another company a few bucks a month to “host” your Web site, and somebody else to design the Web pages themselves. For nontechnical people, it’s all an expensive headache. No wonder half of all small businesses don’t even have Web sites.
Starting Nov. 15, somebody will offer to pick up the entire bill. You’ll be able to pick any dot-com (or .net, or .org) Web address that hasn’t already been taken — no charge. You’ll get to design a Web site, complete with links, graphics, search boxes, tables, forms and navigation bars, and hang it on the Web for all to see — no charge. You’ll even get crystal-clear traffic reports whenever you want them, showing how many people are beating a path to your door — and still no charge.
So who’s your mysterious benefactor? A little outfit called Microsoft.
The service is called Office Live. Ignore the confusing name, which falsely implies some connection with Microsoft Office. Instead, Office Live is a suite of services, mostly free, to help the little guy get into the game of online sales and marketing. It’s intended for small businesses, but individuals can use it, too.
LegiStorm - The Web's only source for congressional staff salaries
Paris Breakfasts - lovely photos and notes
Vanity Fair: Politics & Power
The Huffington Post
Friday, November 03, 2006
NPR : Amy's Answering Machine
A Collection of Irritatingly Funny Messages from Mom
Thursday, November 02, 2006
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Rate Your Students
Web Search - pxn.com
Milblogging.com : Military Blogs (Milblogs)
SacredScoop.com - Christian news, commentary, and inspiring daily devotions
Media Matters for America is a Web-based, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media.
Launched in May 2004, Media Matters for America put in place, for the first time, the means to systematically monitor a cross section of print, broadcast, cable, radio, and Internet media outlets for conservative misinformation — news or commentary that is not accurate, reliable, or credible and that forwards the conservative agenda — every day, in real time.
Hot Air: Welcome to the world’s first full-service conservative Internet broadcast network!
My Life is Beer!: Bell's Oberon Ale - Kalamazoo Brewing Co.
Glenn Beck Program
Glenn's brand of humor and sarcasm can be offensive to many people. Several of his statements have caused quite a stir. Whether it is calling Michael Berg and some of the Katrina survivors scumbags, chastising the Crocodile Hunter, or publicly hating Michael Moore, Glenn always says what he thinks and feels - even when his thoughts and feelings don't match up. You can be sure that no matter how sensitive, politically incorrect, or sacred current events may be, Glenn will make fun out of them.
Welcome to the Wikimedia Commons
The Turner Report: A Canadian Independent MP's blog
The Grocery List Collection (+ shopping blog, free books, downloadable grocery lists and more)
Hot Zone: Conflict Journalist & Video News
- To seek and report the truth.
- To minimize harm.
- To act independently.
- To be accountable.
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Swing State Project
The Caucus - U.S. - New York Times Political Blog
Bob Burnquist's Official website | Fan Club | Bio | Images | videos | Sponsors | Pictures
Robert Dean Silva Burnquist (born October 10, 1976 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), better known as Bob Burnquist, is a professional skateboarder and a spiritual Christian. He was born to an Swedish-American father and Brazilian mother. He became adept at skateboarding in São Paulo starting at age 11 and turned pro at age 14. As an adult he emigrated to North America; he holds dual citizenship from Brazil and the U.S.
The biggest competition that he has won was the vert contest at the 2001 X-Games. Before his final run- the last run of the event- Burnquist was sitting in second place behind two-time defending champion Bucky Lasek. Burnquist produced a flawless run, including multiple tricks that had never been seen before, and as a result, were unnamed. During the run, commentator Tony Hawk went hoarse and nearly lost his voice while screaming in disbelief. Burnquist was rewarded with a 98, the highest score ever given in skateboard vert.
Burnquist's speciality is switch stance skateboarding. He has always tried to find new ways to make his tricks more creative and more difficult. He has a signature trick called "one-footed smith grind". Burnquist has also been featured in the hit video game, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, and appeared in all of its sequels. However, he was not featured in Pro Skater 3 because of license restrictions, as he was featured in another video game, X-Games Skateboarding, during that year. He is again, however, a featured skater in the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater series.
Burnquist has also won a gold medal on the 2005 X-Games Best Trick vert contest.
Burnquist is the only skater to go over a loop ramp with a gap in it (credits from Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4) Not only was the loop gapped, but Bob also did the gap switch. He is also the first skater to go through a loop while riding switch stance, and the first to go all the way around a full pipe just by pumping up to speed inside it. In 2000, Burnquist won the X-Games' best trick contest with his famous fakie 5-0, fakie Kickflip out off of the grind bar.
Bob Burnquist completed a BASE jump after attempting a world class rail slide off of a cliff of gigantic proportions. The first attempt nearly cost Burnquist his life after he missed the rail and fell out of control before regaining himself and successfully deploying his parachute. After some adjustments to the take-off ramp his second attempt went off flawlessly.
Burnquist owns a world-renowned vert ramp in his backyard. His "backyard ramp" has been skated by dozens of famous skateboarders, including Colin McKay, Tony Hawk, Bucky Lasek, and Lincoln Ueda, and has been featured in hundreds of magazines and videos, including Tony Hawk's Trick Tips.
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NewsBusters - exposing and combating liberal media bias
Welcome to NewsBusters, a project of the Media Research Center, the leader in documenting, exposing and neutralizing liberal media bias.
With NewsBusters, the MRC has joined forces with the creators of the influential web site RatherBiased.com, Matthew Sheffield and Greg Sheffield, to launch the NewsBusters blog to provide immediate exposure of liberal media bias, insightful analysis, constructive criticism and timely corrections to news media reporting.
Taking advantage of the MRC's thorough and ongoing tracking of liberal media bias, including a wealth of documentation and an archive of newscast video dating back 18 years, we aim to have NewsBusters play a leading role in blog media criticism by becoming the clearinghouse for all evidence of liberal media bias by joining to this formidable information store the contributions of already-established netizens as well as those who want to join in the web revolution.
Test for dementia
Test for Dementia
Below are four ( 4 ) questions and a bonus question. You have to answer them instantly. You can't take your time, answer all of them immediately . OK?
Let's find out just how clever you really are....
Y ou are participating in a race. You overtake the second person. What position are you in?
Answer: If you answered that you are first, then you are
absolutely wrong! If you overtake the second person and you take his place, you are second!
Try not to screw up next time.
Now answer the second question,
but don't take as much time as you took for the first question, OK ?
If you overtake the last person, then you are...?
Answer: If you answered that you are second to last, then you are wrong again. Tell me, how can you overtake the LAST Person?
You're not very good at this, are you?
Very tricky arithmetic! Note: This must be done in your head only .
Do NOT use paper and pencil or a calculator. Try it.
Take 1000 and add 40 to it. Now add another 1000 . Now add 30 .
Add another 1000 . Now add 20 . Now add another 1000
Now add 10 . What is the total?
Did you get 5000 ?
The correct answer is actually 4100.
If you don't believe it, now check it with a calculator!
Today is definitely not your day, is it?
Maybe you'll get the last question right....
Mary's father has five daughters: 1. Nana, 2. Nene, 3. Nini,
4. Nono. What is the name of the fifth daughter?
Did you Answer Nunu?
NO! Of course it isn't.
Her name is Mary. Read the question again!
Okay, now the bonus round:
A mute person goes into a shop and wants to buy a toothbrush. By
imitating the action of brushing his teeth he successfully
expresses himself to the shopkeeper and the purchase is
Next, a blind man comes into the shop who wants to buy a pair of
sunglasses; how does HE indicate what he wants?
He just has to open his mouth and ask...
It's really very simple.... Like you!
KEEP THIS GOING TO FRUSTRATE THE
SMART PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE
The Foo Logs
Telling the story
In 2000 and 2004, problems plagued the polls in different parts of the country: long lines, eligible voters turned away, voter intimidation, misallocation and malfunctioning of voting equipment. They were underreported on Election Day. Days and weeks later, a more complete picture of voter disenfranchisement emerged—but it was too late. The elections were over and the media had moved on. Starting this election, citizen journalists—people like you and I—will document problems as they occur. We'll play them online, spread word through blogs and partner websites, doing our part to make sure the full story of our elections is told.
Monday, October 30, 2006
Hotline On Call
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Combining original, bipartisan reporting with coverage from over 2,500 media sources, The Hotline gives readers what no one else can: a comprehensive picture of the political landscape, from the president to your own local mayor.