Everything you ever wanted to know…

Thursday, 28 August 2003, 13:14 | Category : Science
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…about what the CIA knew/thought about the Soviet space program in 1965.

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Mars!!

Tuesday, 26 August 2003, 19:58 | Category : Stargazing
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Lots of talk about Mars right now. Closest approach in 60,000 years. Which is true, of course, but from some comments/questions I’ve gotten from friends, they seem to have gotten the impression that it’s going to be huge the next few nights and then go away. So here’s a few facts to settle things down a bit:

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Democratic Candidate Analysis

Tuesday, 26 August 2003, 15:38 | Category : Politics
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I wrote this a few months ago, but I’ve decided to update it:

Howard Dean: the 2004 version of Eugene McCarthy, but he may have more staying power; he’ll get a push from the New Hampshire primary, if he lasts that
long, but has to show he can win somewhere besides New England. A strong showing in Iowa is possible.The Big Unless: we get really bogged down in Iraq, no WMDs are found by next spring, and world events turn against Bush. Then his anti-war, no tax cut stance will play well to a frustrated electorate Odds for nomination: 10-1

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The Joy Of The Box

Monday, 25 August 2003, 8:45 | Category : Religion
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Every Sunday, our pastor, after finishing the Children’s Time where he calls the younger kids down front and has a short message for them, gives The Box to one of the kids. It’s a brightly decorated shoebox, and the kid will bring it back the next Sunday with something in it – the only rule is, nothing alive or recently alive. The pastor then uses whatever is in the box as the basis for his message to the children that Sunday. Since he doesn’t know ahead of time what’s in the box, it makes for some interesting moments on occasion, like yesterday when the item was a Mickey Mouse bobblehead.

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