Articles posted on March 18th, 2003

Salon on the business aspects of war in Iraq

Tuesday, March 18th, 2003 • 11:31 pm

More meaty reading material: “War Inc.” by Farhad Manjoo, Salon American corporations with close ties to the White House are poised to cash in on Saddam’s defeat. French companies need not apply.

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Adam Engst article on troubleshooting Mac OS X

Tuesday, March 18th, 2003 • 8:02 pm

Good article in this week’s TidBITS on troubleshooting in Mac OS X: “Wanted: Conflict Catcher for Mac OS X” I am not convinced there is a need for a “Conflict Catcher” for Mac OS X, however. In fact, while I did purchase Conflict Catcher for Mac OS 9 a while back, I never did actually […]

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Word X: Non-repeatable actions

Tuesday, March 18th, 2003 • 6:07 pm

So I am working on a Word document created by someone else, which features that person’s attempts at using Word’s automatic numbered list functions properly. Of course, this person failed, because he/she was trying to create a numbered list with space between each item. Since that person didn’t know about “Space After” or “Space Before”, […]

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Salon interview with Scott Ritter

Tuesday, March 18th, 2003 • 4:55 pm

The following interview with former U.N. weapons inspector Scott Ritter is exactly one year old — but it’s very much relevant to the present situation: “Salon Interview – Scott Ritter” by Asla Aydintasbas, Salon [premium access required] I am highlighting the following two excerpts in particular: I am a proponent of qualitative disarmament, not quantitative. […]

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Meanwhile, in domestic US news…

Tuesday, March 18th, 2003 • 2:41 am

While I don’t really want to get involved in domestic US politics, the following column by Dan Gillmor strikes me as indispensable reading: “Domestic policies give cause for fear ” by Dan Gillmor, If we’re going to have a nation at home that lives up to ideals of fairness and justice, we’re going to […]

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What France really wants… is knowledgeable analysts

Tuesday, March 18th, 2003 • 2:30 am

I cannot believe that this kind of drivel gets actually published these days, and that the author’s “credentials” are in the full view at the bottom of the page: “What France really wants” by Dan Goure, MSNBC More specifically:

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Get ready for War TV

Tuesday, March 18th, 2003 • 12:10 am

“The war of misinformation has begun” by Robert Fisk, The Independent Bunkers allegedly containing chemical weapons will be cordoned off — too dangerous for any journalist to approach, of course. Perhaps they actually do contain VX or anthrax. But for the moment, the all-important thing for Washington and London is to convince the world that […]

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