Guardian Unlimited | World Latest | FDNY Chaplain Resigns After 9/11 Remarks: “NEW YORK (AP) – The fire department’s new Muslim chaplain abruptly resigned Friday after saying in a published interview that a broader conspiracy, not 19 al-Qaida hijackers, may have been responsible for the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.”

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Boxes Still Merging (yum)

September 27, 2005

Technology | “Many Internet industry watchers see online video as a potential growth area for the Web search sector, where profits are being fueled in part by advertisers’ decision to follow audiences from television to the Internet.”

FUCK? (comments plz)

September 27, 2005

Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | We can do this the nice way … or the nasty way: “The result is a large and sudden devaluation of the dollar, which adds to inflationary pressure and forces the Federal Reserve to raise short-term interest rates aggressively. Protectionist pressures mount and this, together with the big appreciation of China’s currency, leads to much slower growth. With both the world’s two big growth engines – the US and China – faltering, Europe and Japan also suffer. Financial markets suffer hefty losses, adding to the gloom.”

Guide Aims to Help Bloggers Beat Censors – Yahoo! News: “‘Bloggers are often the only real journalists in countries where the mainstream media is censored or under pressure,’ Julien Pain, head of the watchdog’s Internet Freedom desk, writes in the introduction.”

Setpixel // Index

September 22, 2005

this shit is tha hott jam… like toast

Special: Lifehacker’s guide to weblog comments – Lifehacker: “Leaving a comment on someone�s weblog is like walking into their living room and joining in on a conversation. As in real life, online there are some people who are a pleasure to converse with, and some who are not.”

The deafening – and dangerous – silence on taxes: “Our country spent the ’90s building up a projected $5 trillion surplus as a rainy-day fund. But when it came time to prepare for the rainiest day of them all, the money we had socked away was, instead, used to pay for trillions of dollars of tax cuts — tax cuts that Americans have never wanted to supercede other pressing priorities. Here are the facts.

In 2001, Republicans passed a $1.3 trillion tax cut at the same time they pushed massive cuts to America’s flood and hurricane protection programs. In 2003, President Bush pushed a $125 billion plan to eliminate taxes on stock dividends while cutting funds that his own Army Corps of Engineers said were needed to maintain flood-control infrastructure in southeast Louisiana. The next year, the White House pushed a $1 trillion plan to make the president’s previous tax cuts permanent — the same year the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported that ‘for the first time in 37 years, federal budget cuts have all but stopped major work on the New Orleans area’s east bank hurricane levees.’ Even this year, as the White House pushed to repeal the estate tax on the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans, it proposed a budget that would provide almost $300 million less than the Army Corps of Engineers said was needed to complete critical infrastructure improvements in and around New Orleans.”