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March 11, 2008

LOTD for March 11

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 2:42 pm

Admiral Fallon, commander of the US Central Command, just resigned. He was seen as the one person in power who was pushing against an armed conflict with Iran:
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2008/03/flash-traffic-.html

The alarming increase in CO2 emissions by China endangers the effort to curb greenhouse gasses:
http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/newsrel/international/03-08ChinasCarbonDioxideEmissions.asp

Senator describes the black market in H-1B Visas:
http://www.infoworld.com/article/08/03/11/Senator-describes-black-market-in-H-1B-visas_1.html?source=NLC-GOV&cgd=2008-03-11

Defense News has a nice summary of the news on the Boeing protest over the tanker deal:
http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=3415103&c=AME&s=AIR

The Project on Government Oversight looks at Boeing’s protest over the tanker deal:
http://pogoblog.typepad.com/pogo/2008/03/will-congress-v.html

It looks like the tanker deal is very favorable to EADS…and the $120 mil in tax credits they get from Alabama doesn’t hurt either:
http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/blog/blog.aspx?id=1753

No wonder they found drugs in our drinking water…there are 300 million people in the US and there were 3.7 BILLION prescriptions last year, with an additional 3.3 billion nonprescription drug purchases!
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hGsoyElv4ZL879LW6z2aZS0Pix7AD8VA14500

Carnegie Mellon researchers created a version of Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak for nanoparticles:
http://www.cmu.edu/news/archive/2008/March/march6_invisibilitycloak.shtml

Weapons-ready plutonium will be shipped from the UK to France in an unarmed ship! This is perfect dirty bomb material for terrorists…
http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/green-living/dirty-bomb-threat-as-uk-ships-plutonium-to-france-793488.html

Ericsson predicts that WiFi hotspots will eventually go away just like telephone booths:
http://www.infoworld.com/article/08/03/10/Ericsson-predicts-demise-of-hotspots_1.html

NextWave developed a mobile TV system for WiMAX phones:
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/business/20080311-9999-1b11nextwave.html

Interesting how movie attendance generally increases during hard economic times:
http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20080311/news_1b11film.html

This Siberian women’s prison holds a beauty pagent each year:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/this_world/7281761.stm

Microsoft cut Xbox 360 prices by up to 28% in Europe:
http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9595_22-6233813.html

Free website for those who want to follow March Madness on their cell phones:
http://www.fiercewireless.com/press-releases/go2-offers-ncaa-basketball-tournament-fans-mobile-slam-dunk

The actress who played Mary Ann on Giligan’s Island was busted for pot on her way home from her 69th birthday:
http://www.tmz.com/2008/03/11/mary-ann-busted-with-mary-jane/

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