Friday, September 24, 2004

Must Reads for Sept. 24, 2004

The Old Hip's Must Reads
by The Old Hippie - Just Early Morning Reads - For This Blog

A listing of current perspective articles of import and interest. . .  Enjoy. . .


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No More Debate On Debates

Daily MoJo - September 24, 2004

After a week of negotiation, the Bush and Kerry campaigns finally agreed to terms for the upcoming presidential debates.  Despite earlier Republican posturing about limiting the number of discussions, the four dates proposed by the Commission on Presidential Debates – three presidential debates and one vice-presidential – were all accepted, with the first Bush/Kerry matchup taking place Sept. 30 at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla.

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Antarctic Glaciers Melting Faster - Study

Reuters - September 22, 2004

Washington - Glaciers once held up by a floating ice shelf off Antarctica are now sliding off into the sea -- and they are going fast, scientists said on Tuesday.

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Congress Votes to Extend Tax Cuts

Washington Post - September 24, 2004

The House and the Senate overwhelmingly voted last night to extend three tax cuts aimed at the middle class, along with an array of business tax breaks, sending President Bush a $146 billion tax cut that would be his fourth in four years.

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Three Years and Counting?

CounterPunch - September 23, 2004

When John Lee Hooker died three years ago, my friend Joe said, "I KNEW the heroin would get to him sooner or later!"  It was a good joke, because John Lee Hooker died at the age of 83.  It's like the joke about how Osama Bin Laden and the Mullah Omar 'can run, but they can't hide'.  It's three years now, and it looks like both of them have done much more hiding than running.

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Electronic-Vote Critics Urge Changes to System

Reuters via Yahoo News - September 22, 2004

Washington (Reuters) - Voting activists on Wednesday enlisted computer experts, a trained monkey and a man on a hunger strike in a last-minute pitch to convince officials to improve the security of electronic vote-counting systems.

With six weeks to go before the Nov. 2 presidential election, activists said officials still have time to set up a paper trail as a counterweight to an electronic voting system they portrayed as wide open to manipulation.

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