Putin bemoans collapse of Soviet empire

What's sad is that this is no surprise - USATODAY.com.


EQ gods decide - If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.

Sony will create their own market for in-game goods - Wired News: Sony Gets Real on Virtual Goods.


The Number Of F--ks In Deadwood

An impressive work of cultural significance - counting the number of f-bombs on one of the best shows on TV - West Virginia Surf Report.


Using satellite imaging tecniques to read Ancient Greek trash

The Light Of Reason : explains about "Oxyrhynchus Papyri" & how our knowledge of the Classical World may greatly increase,


Wired News: Surprises Lurk in Satellite Snaps

Wired News: Surprises Lurk in Satellite Snaps

What did I say? Guess it's a badge of honor.

From my friend J.M., who teaches/coaches in Tennessee:
"http://mikeray.blogspot.com/ has been identified as inappropriate and blocked by your Tennessee Department of Education Internet Usage Policy. Access to web sites that have been identified as providing inappropriate content will be blocked. This determination is based upon various content categories. Content identified as inappropriate includes:
adult-oriented material, extremist-militant material, racist or hate-oriented material, and incitement of resistance to or insurrection against lawful authority (seditious material).
" Could there be a more pro-American, pro-individual rights, historian in Alabama? Must be the sex toys...


An anti-communist reading list

An outstanding list from Mike S. Adams at Townhall.com (by way of CoT).


Okay, we win, commies lose...again.

Indy French filmmaker has to pay rights fee for a character whistling the 'The Internationale' Yahoo News.


Yes, Evolution is a Theory.

It's Religion and Politics that are the Problems - LiveScience.


Space Shuttle Moved to Launch Pad

Getting ready for a May 6 launch - Yahoo! News.


Picture taken at Miami Beach - note the three swimmers - Article


Google Feature Incorporates Satellite Maps

This is too cool - with jealousy from - Yahoo! News.

Warden's Wife: Killer Held Me Captive 10 Years

I remember when this happened. I'm not buying this one.

If you want to get away, you get away, period - FOXNews.com .

Partial Solar Eclipse: April 8, 2005

NASA goodness