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> Thursday, February 07, 2002

'He asked that only the House and Senate intelligence committees look into the potential breakdowns among federal agencies that could have allowed the terrorist attacks to occur, rather than a broader inquiry that some lawmakers have proposed, the sources said....

"The vice president expressed the concern that a review of what happened on September 11 would take resources and personnel away from the effort in the war on terrorism," Daschle told reporters.'
CNN.com - Bush asks Daschle to limit Sept. 11 probes - January 29, 2002
Thankfully, Daschle will not be complying.

> Monday, February 04, 2002

I never thought I'd say this, but I am glad for something Communist China has done.
CNN.com - Beijing blasts Bush on 'axis of evil'
'In a hard-hitting commentary, the official Xinhua news agency said such an axis simply did not exist....

The commentary said there were suspicions whether the U.S. was "seeking to prepare public opinion for possible strikes against these hardened foes under the banner of anti-terrorism."

Meanwhile, Vice-Foreign Minister Wang Yi has appealed to the U.S. to give up "unilateralism" and to work through the United Nations in its campaign against terrorism.

Xinhua news agency on Sunday quoted Wang as saying in a security conference in Munich that the fight against terrorism should be "clearly targeted and that it should avoid hurting innocent people."

"We should boost mutual understanding and dialogue among different countries and peoples," he said, adding it was not proper to exacerbate the contradictions among civilizations.'

> Friday, January 11, 2002

Notice the Top 10 Declining Queries... ghosts of another era. Somewhat inexplicably, this page is chilling. It shouldn't be chilling. They're just statistics. But while life appears to go on the memory of each minute of that day is still with me. With all of us, I'm sure.
Google | Google Searches Related to 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

Google | Zeitgeist 2001

'"Given that neither side is truly committed to peace, there is no real hope for success," Israeli political analyst Joseph Alpher said.'
The Globe and Mail | Israel vows revenge after soldiers killed

Bangkok Post | Iraq to increase orders for Thai rice...

> Saturday, January 05, 2002

"Tribal leaders in Baghran are known to be unhappy about continued American bombing in the area, which they say has led to unnecessary civilian casualties.

The United Nations says it has reliable reports that 52 civilians were killed when US jets hit the Afghan village of Qalaye Niazi last week."
BBC News | SOUTH ASIA | Mullah Omar 'flees on motorbike'

> Thursday, January 03, 2002

BBC News | SOUTH ASIA | India and Pakistan 'want peace'

Poor grouse...
New Year fireworks kill grouse in Norway

However, I am probably one of the most pessimistic.
Survey finds Kosovans most optimistic people in the world

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There was once a Japanese court lady who kept lists. She wrote lists of all sorts of things. Here are a few lists of my things:

movies last seen:
lord of the rings (excellent),
midnight in the garden of good and evil (nice),
farinelli (excellent),
moulin rouge (okay),
harry potter (fun),
thirteen ghosts (=poopie),
apocalypse now redux (wow),
rush hour 2 (not bad),
the score (not bad),
hamlet (2000) (awesome),
dune the miniseries (not bad), .

books half-read:
the fellowship of the ring,
american gods,
management of the absurd,
woe is i: a grammarphobe's guide to english,
winter rose,
the book of atrix wolfe,
when true night falls,
guns germs and steel,
frozen music,
collected schopenhauer,
the big sleep,
managing the design factory,
cousin bette,
burn rate,
an instance of the fingerpost,
black sun rising

newest cds:
heart-shaped world,
a faye wong album,
no more shall we part,
blues everywhere i go,
i'm your man,
crouching tiger hidden dragon,
things falling apart,
too dark park

newest mp3 downloads:
actually my mp3 access is shot now, because my own computer's connection is only 56k. and napster is dead anyways. but here are the last few:

belle and sebastian- various
faye wong- various
coco lee- various

most recent anime seen:
key the metal idol,
macross plus,
kare kano,
vision of escaflowne

current magazines:
klon (jazz),
kcrw (for the npr),
kusc (way better classical music than k-mozart)

current comics reading:
the last temptation,
skeleton key,