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  TPM - bankruptcy: March 2005 Archives
Hundreds of bankruptcy experts, including bankruptcy judges from across the country, are warning that the House bill is severely flawed and may have disastrous unintended consequences.
On March 1, Bank of America announced to those same customers that it had lost personal financial data for over one million consumers.
Supporters of the bankruptcy bill are spinning it as a necessary crackdown on "deadbeats” who use bankruptcy as a “convenient financial planning tool” to escape their obligations.
www.talkingpointsmemo.com /bankruptcy/archives/2005/03/index.php   (12565 words)

  
  March 2005 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Pakistani government is appealing to the Supreme Court of Pakistan after the Lahore High Court overturned the death sentences of five of the six men convicted for the alleged gang rape of Mukhtaran Bibi in a tribal feud.
Cyclone Ingrid diminishes to a category 3 storm, and is crossing the Cape York Peninsula in northern Queensland, Australia late on March 9, 2005 UTC.
In the UK, the controversial Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005 was finally given Royal Assent after one of the longest ever sittings by the House of Lords.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/March_2005   (4457 words)

  
 Sifry's Alerts: State of The Blogosphere, March 2005, Part 1: Growth of Blogs
Today, I'll be focusing on the macro growth of the blogosphere, both in the aggregate number of bloggers out there, as well as the growth of the number of new blogs per day.
Here's the chart of the aggregate growth of the blogosphere from March 2003 to February 2005 (compare this chart with the one from October 2004): Technorati is now tracking over 7.8 million weblogs, and 937 million links.
While some of the dramatic increase in the number of aggregate weblogs out there is quite interesting, it is far more telling to look at the number of posts per day, which show the size and quantity of conversation that is going on.
www.sifry.com /alerts/archives/000298.html   (1004 words)

  
 Waking Ambrose: March 2005
2005 Update: Willing to consider that a person of differing opinions may have received their beliefs from some source other than Satan, or, at least that they may have been tricked.
2005 Update: A hardworking resident of the United States unentitled to constitutional protection due to the certainty of their participation in a terrorist jihad inspired by the Qu'uran.
2005 Update: In the United States, a recent convert to large government, federal supremacy, nation-building as foreign policy, protectionism and the regulation of personal behavior.
bitterbierce.blogspot.com /2005_03_01_bitterbierce_archive.html   (2043 words)

  
 The Cat's Blog: March 2005
Organizers of the gay pride event, Jerusalem WorldPride 2005, said that 75 non-Orthodox rabbis had signed a statement of support for the event, and that Christian and Muslim leaders as well as Israeli politicians were expected to announce their support soon.
I saw Ward Churchill speak on March 1 at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, which bravely (and that shouldn’t need to be said in America) let him come, despite denunciations by the rightwing and by members of the Wisconsin state legislature.
According to a March 6 Reuters report, “The regular Army is 6 percent behind its year-to-date recruiting target, the Reserve is 10 percent behind, and the Guard is 26 percent short.” The military newspaper Stars and Stripes reports that African-American recruitment is down 41 percent since 2000.
www.thecatsdream.com /blog/2005_03_01_archive.htm   (8581 words)

  
 Houston Democrats: March 2005 Archives
Many of the mourners had marched side by side with Chavez during his tumultuous years in the vineyards and farms of America.
For the last time, they came to march by the side of the man who had taught them to stand up for their rights, through nonviolent protest and collective bargaining.
The footage came from a March 3 event at the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum, dedicated to women’s history, on Capitol Hill in which Hutchison and Clinton had back-to-back speaking engagements.
www.houstondemocrats.com /archives/2005/03   (14528 words)

  
 Bad Astronomy Blog » 2005 » March
Posted in Antiscience on March 28th, 2005 at 9:57 AM On Wednesday, March 30, a scientist and friend of mine, David Morrison, will “debate” one James McCanney, who is neither a scientist nor a friend of mine.
I was at a meeting for high-energy astronomy (basically, super-duper violent stuff like exploding stars and fl holes), and since my life is nothing without irony, some of the news dealt with the same stuff I was listening to and talking about at the meeting.
Posted in Time Sink on March 24th, 2005 at 12:24 PM I’ve been away at a meeting for the past few days, and way too busy to write anything here.
www.badastronomy.com /bablog/2005/03   (1279 words)

  
 Reality TV Magazine: March 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
If Scott Savol were to be disqualified over this incident, then Paula Abdul should be disqualified as a judge, because after all she has also been charged with a misdemeanor, and her misdemeanor was a lot more recent than Scott's.
Donald Trump, sporting a short new haircut, begins this week's episode of NBC's "The Apprentice" (March 31, 9-10pm ET) by once again evening the teams as "Net Worth" steals one candidate from "Magna." The new team member immediately clashes with a colleague and their resulting fight creates immediate tension during the task.
The Tuesday, March 22, 2005 episode of American Idol 4 backs up our statement and could very well be called the “Return of the Underdogs” episode (even though it will probably become known as the American Idol voting controversy episode).
www.realitytvmagazine.com /blog/2005/03   (6803 words)

  
 The Commons Blog: March 2005 Archives
The main intellectual case against science and technology, which has also contributed to the march of unreason, is the assault by postmodernists and relativists on the very citadel of science itself, its claim to objectivity and to being value-free.
On Friday is the NYU Environmental Law Journal symposium on "State Roles in U.S. Environmental Law and Policy." I will be a presenter on the third panel on "Federalism Dynamics," along with Professors William Buzbee and Robert Fischman.
If we want to protect the world’s least fortunate from the effects of climate change, our efforts and resources are better spent improving their economic opportunities than in chasing hot air.
commonsblog.org /archives/2005_03.php   (4960 words)

  
 Gay Patriot » 2005 » March
I am determined to keep this blog going, a voice for those gay and lesbian conservatives whose voices are too often ignored in the MSM and frequently silenced by the Gay Street establishment.
Mike Evans, founder of Jerusalem Prayer Team, believes that that event organizers are staging the event in Jerusaelm to make a “provocative statment.” In an attempt to prevent the holy city from “being desecrated by homosexuals,”; his group is trying to gather one million signatures to convince Israel to stop the event.
Evans fears that “holding WorldPride 2005 in Jerusalem would lead to the worst debauchery the Middle East has seen since the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.
gaypatriot.net /2005/03   (5349 words)

  
 Schneier on Security: March 2005 Archives
As an example of how the system was working, Bonner said on Jan. 26, 2005, a machines got a hit from a South Korean vessel at the Los Angeles seaport.
We know that people forget their passwords all the time, and I've already written about how secret questions as a backup password are a bad idea.
Based on information currently available, we estimate that approximately 145,000 consumers from 50 states and other territories may have had their personal information improperly accessed as a result of the recent Los Angeles incident and certain other instances of unauthorized access to our information products.
www.schneier.com /blog/archives/2005/03   (6902 words)

  
 InfoWorld SMB Blog: March 2005 Archives
At its annual Brainshare conference this week, Novell made it clear that one of its top priorities in 2005 will be the SMB market.
Expected to be available by March 31, the bundle will cost $475 per five users on up to 100.
Backing up its promise of only yesterday that it would aggressively pursue opportunities in the SMB market in 2005, IBM on Tuesday at its annual Partnerworld conference pledged $300 million in new services, programs and education for its business partners as a way to increase its market share among smaller companies.
weblog.infoworld.com /smb/archives/2005_03.html   (2453 words)

  
 Bruce Eisner's Vision Thing: March 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
March 31, 2005 in Events, Memes and Media, Politics and Society, Weblogs
Updated: March 26, 2005, 8:27 PM: I saw poet Diane di Prima, -- who our local Vegas alternative tabloid CityLife calls "The Queen of the Beats" perform last night at the architecturally amazing Community College of Southern Nevada (Charleston campus).
March 10, 2005 in Consciousness and Psychology, Memes and Media, Philosophy, Politics and Society, Weblogs
www.bruceeisner.com /new_culture/2005/03/index.html   (5524 words)

  
 Cartoon Brew: March 2005 Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
This Saturday, March 26th at 3pm, Asifa-Hollywood is presenting a program of the coolest animated television commercials from the golden age of TV.
The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria (Queens) Thursday, March 24, 2005 at 7:00 PM presents Looney Tunes and Silly Symphonies, a special presentation by Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
Rumor has it that on March 10, John Dilworth, of DIRDY BIRDY and COURAGE THE COWARDLY DOG fame, may or may not premiere his new epic animated short, which has been four years in the making.
www.cartoonbrew.com /archives/2005_03.html   (7902 words)

  
 Think Progress » 2005 » March
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced its new interim director — and who better to lead an agency whose “key objective” is “restoring endangered and threatened species to a secure status in the wild” than Matthew Hogan, a former lobbyist for Safari Club International.
Despite entitling the editorial “Bolton Endorsement,” today the Wall Street Journal’s Editorial Page suffers from a classic case of attacking the messengers and not the message by going after the nearly 60 diplomats who have signed a letter urging the Senate to reject Bolton’s nomination.
After all, appearing before Congress in March 2004, Wolfowitz — the deputy secretary of defense — couldn’t even remember how many U.S. soldiers had died in combat in Iraq.
thinkprogress.org /2005/03   (2654 words)

  
 WILLisms.com: March 2005 Archives
Heartened by the march of freedom around the world, dissidents living under fear societies are now asserting themselves.
Surveys conducted by Rasmussen Reports in 2005 show that between 36% and 48% of senior citizens believe their own retirement benefits will be cut by President Bush’s approach to Social Security.
Two commenters on the Kyrgyzstan story have brought up the fact that the "lemon revolution" in Kyrgyzstan is also the "tulip revolution," which is also the "pink revolution," although Iranian women might claim the trademark on that one.
www.willisms.com /archives/2005/03/index.html   (13694 words)

  
 Davids Medienkritik: March 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Jane of "Armies of Liberation" made me aware of the fate of Abdulkarim al-Khaiwani, a journalist, who is a prisoner of conscience, put behind bars for his critical views on the leadership in Yemen.
This has got to be the most ridiculous development in the Giuliana Sgrena case: Today (March 7) Germany's "Die Zeit" journalist Jochen Bittner sent a fax to the US army in Baghdad, requesting anwers to a battery of questions.
On February 22, 2005, just one day before President Bush visited Mainz, Germany on his tour of Europe, this highly interesting interview was published in "Die Welt" on anti-Americanism in the German and European media.
medienkritik.typepad.com /blog/2005/03/index.html   (12845 words)

  
 Power Line: March 2005 Archives
We have pointed out, most comprehensively in the Weekly Standard, that there is no reason whatsoever to believe that the memo originated with the Republicans, and considerable reason to think it may be a Democratic dirty trick.
So, to recant: as I had said in the first place in a post on March 23, relying on an email from a reader, three of the four errors identified by ABC were corrected, not all four.
See the January 14, 2005 AP story "Oregon unemployment rate drops to 6.8 percent." It would be nice if the Star Tribune had provided some context to its encouragement of Minnesota's emulation of Oregon.
www.powerlineblog.com /archives/2005_03.php   (12718 words)

  
 O'Reilly Radar > March 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
ZAP routed around the roadblock between customer and auto-maker, landing a deal to offer US drivers the real article--and were overrun with orders.
The March 21st edition of the WSJ's "The Journal Report: Technology"is a veritable ode to hacking--albeit on the lighter side.
Analysis of Flickr population connections as of Jan 2005.
radar.oreilly.com /archives/2005/03   (2693 words)

  
 New Zealand, South Island - 24th March to 14th April 2005
The following is based on the notes I took during the trip, but may have been edited in order to leave out boring bits or protect the innocent.
So I ordered right away and then borrowed their phone to make a quick call to Sara while I was waiting.
When I got to the motel at Springs Junction they first said that there were no rooms left, but, after looking pathetic, they said they did have one room but the fridge wasn't working, which was fine with me.
www.anthonykosky.com /NZ_2005/NZ.html   (6668 words)

  
 The Chief Source: March 2005
March 31, 2004 was the premier of Air America Radio.
March 28 - April 3 is National Sleep Awareness Week and I thought you might have missed it.
"About a month ago, his sketch of a guitar-strumming skeleton accompanied by a caption that read "March to the death song 'til your boots fill with blood" was displayed in his English class." - WCCO Minn.
www.thechiefsource.com /2005_03_01_chiefsource_archive.html   (6114 words)

  
 Jay is Games: March 2005 Archives
The presentation originated from a paper he wrote on the same topic and can be found on his website.
Although I was a bit skeptical when first learning of The Journey to Wild Divine, after seeing the demonstration and meeting a couple of the people behind it, I intend to purchase the fascinating and inspiring product soon.
The last session I attended at GDC 2005 turned out to be one of the most exciting events of all the conference.
jayisgames.com /archives/2005/03   (7104 words)

  
 Dominion Weblog: March 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Chanting "Aristide for life," thousands of protesters marched in the Bel-Air slum to demand the return of the exiled president, who fled Haiti on Feb. 29 in the face of a bloody rebellion by street gangs and former soldiers and under pressure from the United States and France.
Police on Monday fired at peaceful protesters marking the one-year anniversary of the ouster of former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, and at least two people were killed and nearly a dozen were wounded.
About 2,000 protesters waving Aristide pictures and chugging rum started marching toward the National Palace when they encountered a police vehicle blocking the road in Bel Air neighborhood, an Aristide stronghold.
dominionpaper.ca /weblog/2005/03/index.html   (2947 words)

  
 Cox & Forkum: March 2005 Archives
The protests were nowhere near as big as those held in February 2003, just before the war, when millions marched in cities around the world to urge President Bush and his allies not to attack Iraq.
Dave Dilegge at Small Wars Journal (see "7 March 2005") has commentary and a compilation of articles illustrating how this incident is being exploited by that "anti-war" left to smear America.
In 2005, however, Kennedy, David Souter, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and John Paul Stevens use "national consensus" and "international opinion" to interpret what the Eighth Amendment means when it says "cruel and unusual punishments" are not to be inflicted.
www.coxandforkum.com /archives/2005_03.html   (5362 words)

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