VIDEO: 60 Minutes "Born Gay?"

This 60 Minutes story originally aired in March 2006.


Tropical Blog: Too Much Media Coverage? (NBC6 Miami)

Tropical Storm Ernesto didn't turn out to be much as a force of nature, but he certainly gets high marks for causing amnesia across parts of South Florida. NBC6 Miami

Ernesto Damage In Florida


Michigan pumps $250,000 into alternative fuels

The program involves the conversion of 1,000 gas pumps to either ethanol or biodiesel across the state. AUTO BLOG GREEN


For the first time, Burning Man participants will be able to "offset" their global warming impact much the same way large corporations do, by investing in clean energy projects. SF GATE


'Mooing dog' ads may help spread gay rights

"By now, all of Colorado Springs knows about Norman, the puppy that mooed. Norman has the whole town talking about which differences are inherited and which ones are learned," a voiceover says, asking viewers to think about what makes a gay person "moo" while others "bark." DETROIT FREE PRESS

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Charlie Sheen Making 9/11 Conspiracy Movie?

William Rodriguez says he is in talks with actors Charlie Sheen and Esai Morales to turn his riveting story into a feature film - and a top writer-director, David Marconi, is already involved in the project.

In a strange twist on the usual 9/11-hero tale, Rodriguez had pursued a federal lawsuit charging that the Sept. 11 attacks were a conspiracy orchestrated by President Bush to justify wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. NY POST

Doubt about official version of 9/11 widespread VANCOUVER COURIER

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Lie by Lie: Chronicle of a War Foretold: August 1990 to March 2003

What did our leaders know and when did they know it? And, perhaps just as important, what red flags did we miss, and how could we have missed them? This is the first installment in our Iraq War timeline project. MOTHER JONES


VIDEO FLASHBACK: Pat Benatar "Hit Me With Your Best Shot"

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VIDEO: Olbermann Blasts Rummy

VIDEO: Paul Hackett Takes on the Right Wing Talking Points

Last night things got really heated on The O’Reilly Factor when Dan Senor and Paul Hackett started debating Iraq and Rumsfeld’s comments this week. Crooks & Liars

VIDEO: "Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson raises a little hell at Fox." ONE GOOD

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VIDEO: Dangerous Muse "The Rejection"

VIDEO FLASHBACK: The Art Of Noise "Close To The Edit"

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VIDEO: Harry Connick's Musical Mission

Aug. 28: "Today" host Matt Lauer talks with Harry Connick Jr. about his new single, "All These People," and his efforts to raise money for Habitat for Humanity's Musicians' Village. Click To View: MSNBC Video

Harry Connick, Jr. - 'All These People '
Columbia Records is set to release All These People by Harry Connick, Jr. on August 29. This song was written and composed by Connick and performed by the acclaimed singer/pianist in duet with gospel singer Kim Burrell, will benefit New Orleans Habitat Musicians' Village. JAZZ NEWS

After year in Iraq, soldiers face 18-hour bus ride home

Furious families of the soldiers called the office of Senator Edward M. Kennedy , a Massachusetts Democrat and member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

``I was absolutely outraged," Kennedy said in a phone interview yesterday. ``These are men and women who have worn our uniform that bears the flag of the United States of America. They deserve a hero's welcome." Boston Globe


Google Apps : Prelude to Google Office

In what is a precursor for a ‘Google Office’ type total business suite offering which further enhances the competitive playing field with Microsoft, Google Inc. has launched the Google Apps for Your Domain product, a set of Google hosted communication applications for businesses and organizations. SEJ



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Hurricane Expert Threatened for Pre-Katrina Warnings

DON'T blame the Lady. Katrina killed no one in this town. In fact, Katrina missed the city completely, going wide to the east.

It wasn't the hurricane that drowned, suffocated, de-hydrated and starved 1,500 people that week. The killing was done by a deadly duo: a failed emergency evacuation plan combined with faulty levees. Behind these twin failures lies a tale of cronyism, profiteering and willful incompetence that takes us right to the steps of the White House. Greg Palast, OpEd News

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VIDEO: "TerrorStorm"

The long-awaited launch of Alex Jones' latest trend-setting documentary has arrived! TerrorStorm delivers a powerful sucker punch to the architects of global terrorism and how they stage false-flag events to achieve political and sociological ends. Click To Watch: Google Video



The Mathmos Tuba is the New Lava Lamp

"Top GOP Leaders To Big Three: Drop Dead"

The president won't meet with the bosses of General Motors Corp., Ford Motor Co. and the Chrysler Group. But he'll sit astride a Harley, visit a Nissan truck plant, herald the Toyota engine that won the Indy 500, campaign for Republicans and then have his press secretary swear there's no snub of Detroit.

AUDIO: Cindy Sheehan On The Stephanie Miller Show

The Stephanie Miller Show: Daily Blog

Surgery won't stop Sheehan WACO, Texas — Anti-war protester Cindy Sheehan was recovering in the hospital after having a hysterectomy Tuesday, her spokeswoman said. ...


Katrina survivor to praise Bush on Katrina, omitted that he's a Republican Businessman

Vaccarella -- who, as Bunch reported, was listed in his 1999 candidate profile as director of operations for a company that operated 31 Pizza Hut restaurants -- towed a "mock but realistic-looking" version of the trailer issued to him and his family after the hurricane by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) from Louisiana to Washington with the intention of cooking a meal of "shrimp and redfish and other good food" for Bush inside the trailer. According to the Times-Picayune, Vaccarella instead met with the president in a private session. Media Matters

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VIDEO: Nancy Pelosi with Dave Letterman

Dave's guest on Tuesday night, Democratic Leader of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi (D) California. One Good Move

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Burning Man 2006

2006 Art Theme
"Our Art Theme for Burning Man 2006 will be "Hope and Fear: The Future", wherein we explore how we create futurity, manifested as an expression of the promise of our hopes, and the contractions of our fears." Burning Man Official Website

"Spike Lee Does the Right Thing"

"When the Levees Broke: a Requiem in Four Acts"
Accompanied by the haunting melodies of jazz musician Terrence Blanchard, Lee tells one of America's most tragic episodes with mostly pictures and the words of victims. Several notable exceptions such as the Rev. Al Sharpton, social critic Michael Eric Dyson, and actor Harry Belafonte also graced the screen. But I question whether their contributions provided significant added value. Byron Williams, Huffington Post

Some Comments From HuffPo Readers:
"Spike Lee's documentary brilliantly captured the layers of humanity involved in this tragic -- and criminally mishandled -- catastrophe."

"I watched last night and I couldn't even speak when it was over. My soul was bleeding. I knew of the the horrible neglect after the levees broke, but to hear it from some of the victims brought it home like a sword being thrust through my heart. I'm not trying to be a drama queen, that's just how I felt."

"Great show, riveting Mr Lee did a fantastic job of story telling.. Especially getting the fmr Police Chief to admitt to starting false rumors..."


Katrina's Bulldozer Politics

The one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, August 29, should be a day to remember our commitments to our fellow Americans and mourn our collective losses. It should be an opportunity to reflect on what we as American citizens expect from our government in our most dire hour of need. It should be a time to honor the courage of the hundreds of thousands of still-displaced Katrina survivors as they struggle to return home one year after the storm broke land.

But instead, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and the city council have callously chosen the anniversary to begin a policy that will demolish what little hope displaced families have of returning to their city. Stephen Bradberry and Jeffrey Buchanan

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23 August: International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

Today, at least 12 million men, women and children are in slavery throughout the world. Entire families are bonded into agricultural labour in India, in Niger people are born into an accepted slave class where they will spend their lives in servitude and in the United Kingdom people are trafficked into sexual exploitation and forced labour. U.N Observer


PHOTOS: Tobermory, Ontario & Oxford, Michigan - Summer 2006

VIDEO: Tobermory, Ontario & The Georgian Bay - Summer 2006

VIDEO: "TerroStorm"

The long-awaited launch of Alex Jones' latest trend-setting documentary has arrived! TerrorStorm delivers a powerful sucker punch to the architects of global terrorism and how they stage false-flag events to achieve political and sociological ends. Click To Watch: Google Video



Extreme Weather Creates Rare Clouds Over Antarctica

Nacreous means pearlescene or pearl-like, and these clouds are commonly referred to as "mother of pearl clouds". Living The Scientific Life