Monthly Archives: November 2005

One of the sites I read regularly is the one belonging to Jerry Pournelle, the science fiction author (www.jerrypournelle.com). He has written several novels on his own, as well as in collaboration with Larry Niven. He also has a PhD … Continue reading

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According to Space.com (www.space.com): MOSCOW (AP) – Russian space officials Monday set a Nov. 9 blastoff for a European probe to explore Venus after its earlier launch was postponed because of a booster rocket problem. Engineers will be able to … Continue reading

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Google now allows searches of books. They’ve been scanning books in the public domain from the University of Michigan library, among other places. It is only the beginning, but already, it seems to be quite a useful resource. Check it … Continue reading

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Ugh. From Jihad Watch (http://www.jihadwatch.org/): Some are even calling for the areas where Muslims form a majority of the population to be reorganized on the basis of the “millet” system of the Ottoman Empire: Each religious community (millet) would enjoy … Continue reading

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Events in France give new meaning to the word schadenfreude: taking guilty delight when something bad happens to someone you know. Gee, maybe appeasing Moslem extremists doesn’t do any good? You’d think they’d have learned that from their experiences with … Continue reading

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Back in the summers of 1976 and 1977 I worked on a kibbutz in Israel; that was while I was an undergraduate in college. While there, I discovered the Jerusalem Post (I still subscribe to the International edition) and within … Continue reading

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What is a failed writer? A failed writer is a writer who gives up, a writer who quits, a writer who does not write. Failure is not a consequence of an editor turning you down. Failure is not doing the … Continue reading

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A song of ascents.I lift up my eyes to you,to you whose throne is in heaven.As the eyes of slaves look to the hand of their master,as the eyes of a maid look to the hand of her mistress,so our … Continue reading

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MEMRI is a website I visit regularly; I also receive emails from them. I just got this one today, which I found interesting: Liberal Bahraini Journalist: “Who Hates America in the Arab and Muslim World, and Why”To view this Special … Continue reading

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