October 12, 2004
New page by 10 a.m. Monday-Friday
3 weeks from today
my program tomorrow, attorney Stephen White will discuss his eyewitness
interviews about U.S. Border Patrol officers forcing Mexicans into
the Rio Grande and then throwing rocks at them an incident
in which three Mexicans drowned.
any site wants a user name and password,
go to bugmenot.com
which is always in the left column of this page. In this case, bugmenot.com
says try the user name BUGMENOT and password STARTRIBUNE, which
worked for me.
at least one good thing about invading Iraq: we get our hands on
a significant part of the Middle East oil supply and guarantee our
access to easonably-priced petroleum. No, wait. There's an unexpected
Remember when TurboTax put spyware on everyone's machine? They claimed
it was to validate their serial numbers and for copy protection.
The also make Quicken and QuickBooks. ... Apparently, they are checking
valid serial numbers if you use their online payroll function.
I say this not in a bad way, but as a 'heads up'. Micro$oft is allowing
'voluntary serial validation' when getting Service Pack 2. The point
is, with everyone online 24/7 with RR and DSL, more and more software
is 'calling home', without the end user knowing about it.
Thank god the Congress is passing a spyware bill, but when legit
programs begin 'phoning home' without letting the end user knowing
about it, privacy violations will be the next step. Quote me on
There is a fine line protecting your right to your intellectual
property, and the end users right to privacy. I expect it to be
crossed within the next year, either by RealNetworks (RealPlayer),
Intuit, or Micro$oft.
Hoping for the best,
Poll on Trains---RESULT
830a-12mid Tue 10/12/2004
Union Pacific derailments here have contaminated waterways
and killed 3 people this year. UP says it will now improve
may try but probably fail
will do it
You might like this cartoon from the Guardian.
will get their sales tax deduction
try to unravel Gulf 'dead zone' mystery
man arrested after he wakes up from coma
And now a democracy
update from our big buddies, the Saudis:
Arabia bans women from vote Saudi
women have limited freedoms. Without written permission from a male
guardian, they may not travel, get an education or work. Regardless
of permissions, they are not allowed to drive, mix with men in public
or leave home without covering themselves with black cloaks, called
Flying saucer mystery revealed as a hoax -- 57 years later
Bob Huntley says he was just trying to create a little summertime
excitement with the extraterrestrial prank he pulled in 1947 on
the people of Black River Falls, Wisconsin. But then the FBI showed
up. "That was when I really freaked out,'' says Huntley,
THE HYPE IS
drugs? Tatum did them at 12 Here is the book Hollywood
has been dreading. In "A Paper Life," Oscar-winning
actress Tatum O'Neal doesn't just spill sordid secrets - she names
Who is the screen siren that dragged O'Neal into an opium-fueled
orgy when the "Paper Moon" star was just 12?
The answer is Melanie Griffith, according to O'Neal.
Which superstar tried to make out with O'Neal even though, at
age 17, he was five years older than she?
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