Right Of The Star

Saturday, October 02, 2004

Daily Trek Saturday 100204

Am I the only one that noticed Kerry totally dissed Lehrer?

He walked away and Jim looked a bit lost having to interupt him to get a handshake.

Bush immediately thanked Lehrer - very Presidential and polite - Kerry - well he Secret Serviced the guy!

I have not read that anywhere else.

Were we close to a Breslan? DANEgerus has this: A "Beslan" style massacre was planned
in Portland, OR and in San Diego, CA
Portland '7'
Very close to home:
A man arrested by U.S. authorities in Iraq had a computer disk in his possession containing a public report downloaded from a U.S. Department of Education Web site on crisis planning in school districts, including San Diego Unified.

The man was described as an Iraqi national with connections to terrorism and the insurgency that is fighting U.S. forces in Iraq. Officials in San Diego said the man’s intentions were unknown.

San Diego law enforcement officials said there was no indication of any terrorist plot against schools in San Diego or elsewhere in the country. They did not publicly release the information because there appeared to be no threat. The information was relayed to the San Diego FBI office last week and then to the school district Friday.

The disk contained a document entitled “Practical Information on Crisis Planning, A Guide for Schools and Communities.” The 50-plus page document, published in May 2003 by the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, is available to the public on the U.S. Department of Education’s Web site, said San Diego District spokeswoman Peri Lynn Turnbull.
Good thing schools are practicing drills to defend against attacks by Home-schoolers... Public education hates...9/22/2004...home schooling

From Powerline - seems there was a Watergate style break in at the Republican Headquarters in Seattle WA. Selectively took just the important computers!

Keep watching Europe - these people are having trouble and when this happens it spills over here! They can't afford their welfare state and Kerry wants them to pony up money or troops!
With a yellow badge proclaiming "The Netherlands can do better" pinned to his black fireman's jacket, he joined an antigovernment rally this week to protest plans to have firefighters retire at 65 rather than 55, the current practice.
Port workers, garbagemen, airport employees, ambulance drivers and tram operators have also taken part in strikes and demonstrations during the past few weeks as ill humor has built over a wide-ranging package of changes that the government says are necessary to get the Dutch economy growing again and to prepare for an aging society.
The protests will climax Saturday, when unions expect at least 100,000 people to congregate in Amsterdam in what could be one of the largest antigovernment demonstrations in recent Dutch history.
The changes proposed by the government, and the reaction of unions and workers, are familiar in Europe.
Faced with an aging population, creaking health care systems and a swelling tide of red ink, leaders have vowed to cut taxes and government spending and make it harder for people to get unemployment and disability benefits.
What is different in the Netherlands is that the Dutch are not the striking type.
Over the past decade an average of 19 days per 1,000 employees has been lost to strikes in the Netherlands, fewer than half the level of the United States and one-sixth the level of Italy.
Economists say it is a measure of the deep resistance to the changes sought across the Continent that even the Dutch are now hitting the streets.
In the Netherlands, "There are major differences on how the modern welfare state should operate," said Paul de Beer, a professor of labor relations at the University of Amsterdam.
The United States has nothing to fear from rapidly growing technology markets in China and India, Bill Gates, chairman and chief software architect of Microsoft Corp. said on Friday.
"China and India are the big change agents for the years ahead," Gates told students at the University of California Berkeley. "We have to go into the risky new areas. That's what's going to allow the United States to stay at the forefront."
Outsourcing of manufacturing and high technology jobs outside the United States has become a key issue in the U.S. presidential campaign.
"It's a little scary to me that people are thinking of this as a zero sum game," Gates said, referring to criticism of outsourcing and growing overseas tech markets.
"We're at the start of a process where the whole world is getting into this virtuous cycle," Gates said.


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