|DAY ONE: A culture that has conceived chaos theory and the significance of fractals is hardly likely to recognise human agency except as part of the teeming drama of gaia.
It was, indeed, Nelson Mandela who brought these thoughts to mind because he had set his heart on South Africa being nominated by the International Federation of Football Associations to host the soccer World Cup in 2006. He almost achieved this ambition but was thwarted by a single man. Charles Dempsey, a 79-year-old New Zealander and Chairman of the Oceania Football Associations had, it is said, been mandated to cast his vote for South Africa. - KEVIN CAREY "FIFA" More
In this band, the last that he would lead, there were five trumpets, five trombones, and five saxophones, along with drums, bass and Latin percussionist Ramon Lopez. That made for a very loud, often very exciting experience. - BOB POWERS "Stan Kenton's Lost Concert" More
Although I don't agree on ALL the points in your "There's a Spy in the 'I' " article, I would like to compliment you on your writing ability. That was one of the most entertaining and cleverly informing articles I have read in a long time. I look forward to reading more of your work. I would appreciate it if you could point me at any more articles you have done. Thanks for your time.
The National CurseTHOMAS HART
My fellow Sanitation Engineers, your ole pal Tabloid Hart has been developing a theory. I actually think that the Clintons are a national curse upon the United States.
Think about it. Have you ever seen people who rumors stick on like white on rice before these folks? Let alone what we know they actually did?
As Mr. Trailer Trash, I just gottah ask a question: How come these two are just so hard to like?
Duck & CoverROD AMIS
I knew that it was only a matter of time before there would be a backlash against what we on the Internet were doing to the wider world. That's why I was not surprised when stickers started appearing on the streets with names like F--kYouandtheDotcomYouRodeInOn. In places like my former home, San Francisco, those of us working on the Internet are reviled.... What I didn't anticipate --- and many didn't --- was how quickly the (stock and venture capital) markets would turn on us...
Opiates for the MassesED CANTARELLA
So, last week I flip open the newspaper and see that an American jury has handed down $145 BILLION(9 zeros if you are not including a decimal point ,) in awards against some of the largest tobacco companies. The attorneys for the companies say the judgements would bankrupt them. The lawyers for the plaintiffs had cited how the tobacco companies had increased the nicotine content to make their products more addictive, how they targeted the youth, that the executives had lied about their knowledge of the negative health effects. All quite true.
The state governments' pursuance of this lawsuit seemed a little hypocritical to me.
Why? Because for DECADES the United State's government has known: that tobacco causes cancer and emphysema ; is highly addictive; and is pretty much started during adolescence, if ever.
The United States government has paid out BILLIONS of dollars in farm subsidies to tobacco farmers and has committed itself to propping up this "killer drug" market.
Senator Wendall Ford of Kentucky has even proposed a $28 Billion dollar proposal, to retrain displaced tobacco workers, compensate farmers who have revenue losses due to government regulations, etc.; plus, the subsidies will continue. The United States government has a long-standing policy of issuing cigarettes to soldiers in our Armed Forces, at reduced or no cost...
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