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Baghdad Jan. 7, 2006
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Hit count for 2005 was 24-million-plus
Mexicans reverse decision to give out
".. said the reconsideration
didn't result from U.S. complaints. Rather, he said, human
rights officials in Mexico's border states voiced concern
that the maps would show anti-immigrant groups where migrants
were likely to gather."
"Detainees had been held without charge or trial"
Iraq releases 424 detainees
Iraq on Thursday released more than 400 detainees being held in Iraqi and US-run prisons, including five women, in a move that could help abducted US reporter Jill Carroll.
Bush seeks to alter how we view spy program
President George W. Bush and his top national security advisers are trying to change the debate - and even the vocabulary - about the National Security Agency's controversial electronic monitoring program.
Size doesn't matter for world's smallest fish
"This is one of the strangest fish that I've seen in my whole career. It's tiny, it lives in acid, and it has these bizarre grasping fins."
Homeowners pay price for absence of commercial-price disclosure
"...a pre-planned undervaluation of property wealth for commercial interests and high-dollar residential" ... Typical homeowners "are being defrauded by the government, absolutely."
Spiderman costume re-design. Stupid?
Hard feelings over Bulverde Home Depot construction
Teflon manufacturers to cut release of harmful chemical
That chemical, a perfluorinated acid called PFOA, has contaminated the bloodstream of most Americans and is polluting the environment throughout much of the world. No one knows how the chemical is getting into people's bloodstreams and in the bodies of polar bears and other animals.
Last month, the EPA fined DuPont $16.5 million for allegedly hiding data on the toxicity and health effects of PFOA for more than 20 years and contaminating the drinking water supply in the Ohio River Valley, next to a DuPont plant in West Virginia. It was the largest administrative fine in the history of the EPA.
email red light cameras
I've wanted to call about the red light cameras. I lived in San Diego from 1999 to the end of 2002. They implemented several "hot" intersections with red light cameras that seemed to be doing the trick, until someone filed suit, stating that the yellow light time seemed too short to provide enought time to get throught the intersection.
Come to find out, after some sleuthing, the actual calibration of the lights had been outsourced to another company, who (it was alleged) was in collusion with the city to shorten the actuation time to catch lawbreakers in the middle of the intersection, and were rewarded with part of the proceeds.
If indeed S.A. brings these cameras online, we need to have assurances that the actuation will be governed by the law enforcement agencies, and not by a company who seeks to profit from illegal tampering. This story should be easy enough to check out, if it doesn't seem to make sense. Thanks for listening; I sure enjoy listening to you.
Marcos (glad to be back in Texas)
White House slams Mexico for aid maps
accused the Mexican government of facilitating illegal entry into the United States after Mexican officials said they would distribute maps of dangerous border areas and posters with safety instructions and other tips.
Government to give Louisiana $6.2 billion
"It simply will not work, says Gov. Kathleen Blanco; state had proposed $30 billion plan.
Kerrville thinks about banning smoking in all public places
Turns out NASA exec's move to SETI is result of Bush space policies
The director of NASA's Ames Research Center in Mountain View is being forced out of his job as part of President Bush's plan to send humans back to the moon and later to Mars.
London Daily Mail
Jacko spotted disguised as a woman
"..spotted at a popular downtown [Bahrain] shopping centre wearing a black abaya robe, black gloves, sunglasses and a veil that covered his face.."