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News from Asia:
1) The Burmese government says they’ll release pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi tomorrow. She’s been under various forms of detention for the last twelve years.
2) Scores of Chinese people, in an effort to gain a few inches of height, are choosing to undergo a drastic procedure to lenghthen their legs.
3) Paul Francis Gadd, also known as Gary Glitter, is holed up in Cambodia.
“You Deserve a Month Off,” says Mark Morford. “We all need more time off.”
The LA riots happened ten years ago this month. How has South Los Angeles changed since then?
Here’s an excellent analysis of the 23-man squad that US coach Bruce Arena picked for this summer’s World Cup.
Richard Cohen decries John Ashcroft’s “faith in death”–the attorney general’s “religious faith in capital punishment.”
The roster for this summer’s US World Cup team has been announced.
Got $1795 burning a hole in your pocket? Then why not buy a blender powered by a 31 cc, 4-cycle Honda motorcycle engine? Behold the Extreme Mix Machine.
Today’s New York Times features an op-ed by Al Gore. In it, he argues that President Bush’s energy policy caters to the American oil and chemical industries.
Many op-eds carrying politicians’ names are really written by their staffers. But this one seems to have actually been penned by Gore himself–check out this whopper of an opening sentence: “Under the presidency of George W. Bush, the environmental and energy policies of our government are completely dominated by a group of current and former oil and chemical company executives who are trying to dismantle America’s ability to force them to reduce the extremely dangerous levels of pollution in the earth’s atmosphere.”
CNet News is running an interesting piece about how to charge for content on the Web–and get people to pay for it. “I do not look at the Web as a broadcast medium that relies mostly on advertising,” says Michael Schutzler, the CEO of Classmates.com. “Rather, I think the Web is a direct-marketing medium. This is what a magazine is. For a magazine to survive, it needs multiple revenue streams, such as annual subscriptions and advertising.”