News Roundup

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Lynne Cheney says that her husband is related to Obama

October 16, 2007 at 10:26 pm | Posted in news, politics, tech | Leave a comment
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Quoting CNN:
‘In an interview on MSNBC Tuesday afternoon, Mrs. Cheney said that in the course of researching her husband’s genealogy for her new book, “Blue Skies, No Fences,” she discovered that the two public figures share an ancestor eight generations ago.

“Think about this,” Mrs. Cheney said. “This is such an amazing American story that one ancestor, a man that came to Maryland, could be responsible down the family line for lives that have taken such different and varied paths as Dick’s and Barack Obama’s.”‘ Full article here.

From the Post: “At least that was the stunning announcement made yesterday by Lynne Cheney, who said that the very white vice president from Wyoming is in fact the eighth cousin of Obama, the Senate’s only African American member. She said she discovered the link, traced back to a French Huguenot who figured prominently in Maryland history, while researching her latest book.”  Full article here.

News roundup

October 8, 2007 at 12:21 pm | Posted in news | Leave a comment

Britain to reduce troop levels in Iraq from to 2500

Minnesota woman fined $220,000 for file sharing; plans appeal 

Obama’s success all on Iowa

September 11th

September 10, 2007 at 9:45 pm | Posted in history, news | Leave a comment
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2007wtc_finished3.jpgHere’s a small collection of links to provide you with background about the 9-11 attacks.  Add your own in the comments section.

MSNBC’s 9-11 page – details and personal stories of the 9-11 attacks.  Somewhat dramatized interactive piece is interesting.

Debunking 9-11 Myths – Popular Mechanics.  This article discusses a variety of common conspiracy theories that surround the attacks.  Then the authors disprove each theory.

Council on Foreign Relations Bin Laden profile – brief, clear answers to questons about Bin-Laden’s background, motivations and role in 9-11.

Petraeus gives us a new abbreviation: AQI

September 10, 2007 at 9:25 pm | Posted in iraq, news | Leave a comment
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General Petraues reported on the status of the troop surge in Iraq and its “success”.  You can catch a clean synopsis courtesy of MSNBC’s Countdown (bias alert- the host, Keith Obermann, does little to hide his disdain for the Bush administration).

Thanks to the general’s report I have added a new abbreviation to my personal dictionary.  AQI.  That’s “Al Qaeda in Iraq”.  Try it out.

View from outer space

May 17, 2007 at 7:49 am | Posted in environment, food, news, photography | Leave a comment
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What are those black objects?  If you want the answer just follow this link.

News wrapup

April 26, 2007 at 11:05 am | Posted in news | Leave a comment
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2007_everestprot.jpgJohn McCain declares his candidacy for president

The Tillman family skewers the Army in congressional testimony

Bay Area Activists arrested on Mt. Everest

Earth-like planet discovered: don’t pack your bags, it’s really far away

Virginia Tech School Newspaper

April 17, 2007 at 11:27 am | Posted in news, tech | Leave a comment
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If you want to learn more about the VA Tech shooting, the school’s newspaper is a good place to get behind network sensationalism and get…news.  Find it here: http://media.collegepublisher.com/media/collegiatetimes/

The online version of the paper served as a real time resource during the shooting, providing minute by minute information to students locked down in computer labs and classrooms.


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