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U.S. Policy Toward Americans in Peril
Topic: Miscellaneous 10:08 pm EST, Jan 14, 2005

] Hundreds, perhaps thousands of lives could have been
] saved had the United States government taken action to
] rescue people claiming American citizenship. Often it did
] just the opposite, creating obstacles that impeded
] Americans from obtaining the necessary documents to
] escape from the Nazis.

] In 1939, more than 80,000 American citizens were believed
] to be living abroad. State Department officials held that
] citizens who had no apparent intention of returning to
] the United States could not expect their government to
] feel any obligation to protect them. An even deeper
] prejudice lay behind this viewpoint: the belief that
] citizens returning from abroad would become "welfare"
] cases.

] In fact, officials planned to decide whom they wanted to
] allow to return to the United States. The official
] responsible for helping U.S. citizens overseas,
] Breckinridge Long, said in June 1942 that Americans in
] Germany awaiting repatriation "ought to be examined and
] only those we want should be accepted"

I ran across this article while doing some research. This is the first time I've heard anything about known U.S. citizens being in concentration camps.

U.S. Policy Toward Americans in Peril

Calculate your BMI
Topic: Miscellaneous 9:44 pm EST, Jan 12, 2005

] Body mass index (BMI) is measure of body fat based on
] height and weight that applies to both adult men and
] women.

This can be somewhat depressing but it is also important information to have.

Calculate your BMI

Furcozie- for your latte
Topic: Miscellaneous 10:12 pm EST, Jan 10, 2005

] The fur provides a luxurious sensual experience, indicating ones
] distinguished refinement while enjoying their to-go latte.

Furcozie- for your latte

RE: Interz0ne 4: *50* BUCKS???
Topic: Miscellaneous 2:40 am EST, Jan  9, 2005

Hijexx wrote:
] We at Interz0ne strive to bring you the absolute best
] experience while you attend the conference, and we also try to
] do this where it doesn't empty your wallet in the process. But
] with trying to bring you the best of the best speakers,
] forums, and issues, it does mean expenditures on Interz0ne's
] part. We regretfully announce that we have to raise the
] entrance fee for this year's conference to $50.00 a person
] for the weekend

] ...
] Yes, it is regretful. One question: WHY? I was thinking
] about going this year, paying the $30 I did last year and
] hoping to enjoy an excellent schedule like last year. The
] schedule still looks great this year, but, come on, 50
] dollars? What exactly is this paying for?
] I still might do it so I can visit my ATLiens (if they are
] going) and have a good time, but the $50 price tag is really
] giving me pause. After last year's "Student Price Retracted"
] debacle, it's giving me even more pause.
] Someone clue me in, where does the $50 go? I understand con
] space costs some $$$ from being involved with Phreanic in the
] past. Give me a guesstimate to help me make a decision here.
] Is the figure so high because the attendance is being
] projected low? Is the hotel charging way too much for space?
] Are speakers being compensated?

I agree with Hijexx. I see no reason why a con roughly the size of PN...possibly even smaller, would need $50. I mean...Defcon is $75, and if Interz0ne is $50, then $75 for Defcon is starting to look like a good deal. I don't plan on attending Interz0ne this year. Granted, I may happen to be hanging out at the hotel's bar, to chat with friends I only see at cons...but I won't be "going" to the con because 1) I think $50 is way too expensive and 2) past grievances with the so called "student price" that was suddenly retracted at the door last year. If you advertise a student price, then either stick to it, or give me a damn good valid reason why the "student price" is retracted. When your a student, every dollar counts. Anyway, thats my rant for the evening:)

RE: Interz0ne 4: *50* BUCKS???

Education Dept. paid commentator to promote law
Topic: Miscellaneous 2:19 am EST, Jan  8, 2005

] Seeking to build support among black families for its
] education reform law, the Bush administration paid a
] prominent black pundit $240,000 to promote the law on his
] nationally syndicated television show and to urge other
] black journalists to do the same.

Good stuff.

Education Dept. paid commentator to promote law

NPR : The 'Conspiracy' Art of Mark Lombardi
Topic: Miscellaneous 11:19 am EST, Jan  7, 2005

] A few weeks after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, an FBI
] agent called the Whitney Museum of American Art and asked
] to see a drawing on exhibit there. The piece was by Mark
] Lombardi, an artist who had committed suicide the year
] before. Using just a pencil and a huge sheet of paper,
] Lombardi had created an intricate pattern of curves and
] arcs to illustrate the links between global finance and
] international terrorism.

Something to listen to while you look through the year in graphs.

NPR : The 'Conspiracy' Art of Mark Lombardi

About the Holy Land Experience
Topic: Miscellaneous 9:43 am EST, Dec 21, 2004

] The Holy Land Experience is a living, biblical history
] museum that takes you 7,000 miles away and 3,000 years
] back in time to the land of the Bible. Its unique
] combination of sights, sounds, and tastes stimulate your
] senses and blend together to create a spectacular, new
] experience. But above all, beyond the fun and excitement,
] it is our sincere hope that you will see God and His Word
] exalted that you will be encouraged in your search
] for enduring truth and the ultimate meaning of life.

Forget Disneyworld. This is the theme park every family should visit. They even have theatrical performances so you can experience significant event first hand. The group rate starts at 20 people. Start signing up now.

About the Holy Land Experience

USB Christmas Tree
Topic: Miscellaneous 10:39 am EST, Dec 18, 2004

] Celebrate the holiday season in top geek style with a USB
] powered Xmas tree.

Damn I wish I had seen this earlier

USB Christmas Tree

USB Wireless Security Lock
Topic: Miscellaneous 10:34 am EST, Dec 18, 2004

] The USB Wireless Security lock is a simple yet effective
] means to ensure computer access is limited to an
] authorized user.

] When the user moves more than 2 meters away from the computer, the
] security dongle will disable access to the computer until the user
] carrying the transmitter has returned within the vicinity of the
] computer.

USB Wireless Security Lock

Things that make you say ouch
Topic: Miscellaneous 8:31 pm EST, Dec 10, 2004

] A new surgical procedure has allowed men with abnormally
] short penises to enjoy a full sex life and urinate
] standing up, some for the first time. Tiny
] "micro-penises" have been enlarged to normal size without
] losing any erogenous sensation

The challenge is to read the full text of the article detailing this procedure without having any sympathy pain or flinching. I can't

Things that make you say ouch

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