Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Report:U.S. Secretly Negotiated with Gaza Kidnappers (to release FOX journ)

The U.S. secretly agreed to the "real demands" set by the group behind the August 14 kidnapping of two Fox News journalists in Gaza, according to a report in the pan-Arab newspaper al Hayat.

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Thursday, August 24, 2006

Pluto loses its status as planet

PRAGUE, Czech Republic - Pluto, beloved by some as a cosmic underdog but scorned by astronomers who considered it too dinky and distant, was unceremoniously stripped of its status as a planet Thursday

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

How terrorized should you be of a Terrorist Attack?

Not much, according to Ronald Bailey over at Reason Online.
Even if terrorists were able to pull off one attack per year on the scale of the 9/11 atrocity, that would mean your one-year risk would be one in 100,000 and your lifetime risk would be about one in 1300. (300,000,000 ÷ 3,000 = 100,000 ÷ 78 years = 1282) In other words, your risk of dying in a plausible terrorist attack is much lower than your risk of dying in a car accident, by walking across the street, by drowning, in a fire, by falling, or by being murdered

Monday, August 21, 2006

Is Burma the next Afghanistan?

Graham Lees over at World Politics Watch thinks so. He's been tracking the high-stakes poker game that the country's ruling military junta has been playing with its 10 trillion cubic foot natural gas reserve (probably the largest in Southeast Asia).

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Sunday, August 20, 2006

Three branches of the Government of USA

"More Americans can name the three stooges than the three branches of government. Well, that's because the three stooges are more likely to get something done." --David Letterman

Just so you know, Here are the three branches of American Government:

The executive, legislative, and judicial

From the WIKI: Federal government of the USA
The federal government has three branches: the executive, legislative, and judicial. Through a system of separation of powers, each of these branches has some authority to act on its own, some authority to regulate the other two branches, and has some of its authority, in turn, regulated by one or both of the other branches.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Cause of Death

For long I wanted to know/find what the top causes for Death are. I found this site (link)with little research, thanks to Wiki. As it is obvious that it varies from country to country and more specifically from developed countries to developing countries.

My Political Inclination!!

You are a

Social Liberal
(73% permissive)

and an...

Economic Liberal
(33% permissive)

You are best described as a:

Democrat




Link: The Politics Test on OkCupid Free Online Dating
Also: The OkCupid Dating Persona Test

Sunday, August 13, 2006

'Quake money' sent to Pak used to finance UK plane bombing plot

Money sent to Pakistan for quake rehabilitation was used to fund the Heathrow bomb attack plot that was foiled by British authorities following inputs from their Pakistani counterparts. It has been reported that even Western aid agencies provided funds and assistance to jihadi groups. (http://acorn.nationalinterest.in/?p=2056)

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Friday, August 11, 2006

An interesting blog of a conservative Mom. [link]

George Bush: Where I Stand
A good read of what a conservative thinks of what the reason's behind bush's failures as a leader. I dont agree with his reasoning though.

Birth rates of various countries:

Rank Country Birth rate Date of Information
(births/1,000 population)
1 Niger 50.73 2006 est.
2 Mali 49.82 2006 est.
93 India 22.01 2006 est.
155 United States 14.14 2006 est.
164 China 13.25 2006 est.
225 Germany 8.25 2006 est.
226 Hong Kong 7.29 2006 est.












Thursday, August 10, 2006

STL Sports Update

Rams won over Colts in their pre-season game [link]

Cards gain series split with Reds [link]

Wednesday, August 2, 2006

Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna

(Lifted from a post on the web :)

BOY 1 loves GIRL 1.
BOY 2 loves GIRL 2.

PARENTS MAKE THE DECISION.

BOY 1 MARRIES GIRL 2.
BOY 2 MARRIES GIRL 1.

BOY 1 - GIRL 2 ? UNHAPPY
BOY 2 - GIRL 1 ? UNHAPPY

BOY 1 still loves GIRL 1
BOY 2 still loves GIRL 2

PARENTS COME TO KNOW AGAIN. DECISION MADE.

BOY 1 MARRIES GIRL 1.
BOY 2 MARRIES GIRL 2.


HAPPY ENDING!!!


NAME OF THE STORY: KABHI ALVIDA NA KEHNA.

BOY 1: SHAHRUKH KHAN
BOY 2: ABHISHEK BACCHAN


GIRL 1: PRIETY ZINTA
GIRL 2: RANI MUKHERJEE