Daily Archives: October 18th, 2005 «

 

Typical blogging day

Posted by: ST on October 18, 2005 at 4:59 pm » 11 Comments

This just about sums up the average day for a blogger! Hat tip: Glenn

 

Chomsky Voted World’s Number One ‘Leading Intellectual’

Posted by: ST on October 18, 2005 at 3:42 pm » 5 Comments

Via the Scotsman: NOAM Chomsky, the renegade linguistics professor who has become the lone voice of the left in the United States, has been voted the world’s No 1 living intellectual. In a poll organised by Prospect magazine in conjunction with the US publication Foreign Policy, Chomsky was voted the most influential thinker of the […]

 

Wilma now classified as a hurricane

Posted by: ST on October 18, 2005 at 11:10 am » 1 Comment

No, not this Wilma! But this one: Tropical Storm Wilma strengthened into a hurricane Tuesday on a path that could threaten Florida, tying the record for the most hurricanes to form in an Atlantic season. Wilma is the 12th hurricane of the season, a number reached once before in 1969 since record-keeping began in 1851. […]

 

Quote o’ the day

Posted by: ST on October 18, 2005 at 10:48 am » 5 Comments

From Judy Miller’s Sunday editorial in the NYTimes: “It came in August 2003, shortly after I attended a conference on national security issues held in Aspen, Colo. After the conference, I traveled to Jackson Hole, Wyo. At a rodeo one afternoon, a man in jeans, a cowboy hat and sunglasses approached me. He asked me […]

 

Stem cells from aborted fetuses used in makeovers

Posted by: ST on October 18, 2005 at 10:28 am » 3 Comments

Via the UK Independent: Britons desperate to halt the ageing process are being injected with the stem cells of aborted foetuses at a clinic that charges £15,000 for a controversial new cosmetic treatment. Despite warnings from biologists in the UK that the process is unproven and could be harmful, dozens of British women have flown […]

 

Gang rapist’s attacks unavoidable, says lawyer

Posted by: ST on October 18, 2005 at 10:09 am » 5 Comments

Little Green Footballs calls is “multiculturalism taken to its most absurd extreme.” I agree. Via SMH.com: A violent gang rapist should have been given a lesser sentence partly because he was a “cultural time bomb” whose attacks were inevitable, as he had emigrated from a country with traditional views of women, his barrister has argued. […]