Daily Archives: February 3, 2008

Fourth Internet Cable ‘Breaks’

A fourth undersea cable has broken, this one linking Qatar and the UAE. The cause is said to be unknown at this time, but there are reports that it was due to a power breakdown rather than a physical break in the cable. [source]

Meanwhile, the two cables that broke a few days in Egypt may not have been damaged because of ships’ anchors, according to the Egyptian Ministry of Transport. [source]

Thanks to commenter David for the tip.

Fourth Internet Cable’Breaks’

A fourth undersea cable has broken, this one linking Qatar and the UAE. The cause is said to be unknown at this time, but there are reports that it was due to a power breakdown rather than a physical break in the cable. [source]Meanwhile, the two cables that broke a few days in Egypt may not have been damaged because of ships’ anchors, according to the Egyptian Ministry of Transport. [source]Thanks to commenter David for the tip.

Mel Gibson: Anti Gay

Mel Gibson broke off relations with recently departed actor Heath Ledger after he spurned Gibson’s advice not to accept the role of a gay cowboy in “Brokeback Mountain.”…”Ledger asked Gibson whether he should take the role of Ennis Del Mar in ‘Brokeback,'”…”Gibson strongly counseled against it. The role apparently ran counter to Gibson’s morality. And he felt that it would ruin Heath’s career.[source: newsmax.com]

Florida School Board To Consider Evolution Resolution

With all five school board members believing evolution should not be taught as fact, the School Board of Highlands County on Tuesday will consider a resolution opposing the state’s proposed new science standards stance on evolution.The proposed resolution states, “The board recognizes the importance of providing a thorough and comprehensive science education to all students in Highlands County, which the board believes should include the multiple theories regarding the origins of the universe and life on earth.”

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Clearly, Ralph Nader is Working for the Republicans

Ralph Nader has formed a presidential exploratory committee and said he will launch another presidential run if he believes he can raise enough money to appear on most state ballots in the fall. ……now with John Edwards also out of the race, Nader said he feels his candidacy is more urgent than ever.”When Kucinich threw in the towel, now you have Edwards gone — who’s going to carry the torch of democratic populism against the relentless domination of our government” by “powerful corporations,” he told ABC.”You can’t just brush these issues to the side because the candidates are ignoring them.” …Responding to charges that he was a “spoiler” who may have cost Al Gore a presidential victory in 2000, Nader said the major candidates “represent parties that spoil our electoral system and our government.”[From Newsmax.com]