Saturday, April 19, 2003

The Weekly Update, Iraq and more:
This week lots of stuff on occupation/rebuilding, more on treasures of Mesopotamia...
  • The Law of Belligerent Occupation: Analysis from Crimes of War Project.
  • Postwar reconstructions: the Guardian resurrects stories from their archive on German, Japanese rebuilding. Also here: original Achille Lauro stories, Basra in 1991, more.
  • Rebuilding Iraq: the contractors special report from, lists contracts and political contributions.

    More basic reference guides:
  • Library of Congress Portals to the World: Iraq
  • Virtual Library: Iraq great resource links.
  • Iraq National Museum, Baghdad click on "Stock" or "Erdgeshoss" and then click on rooms with red text to see images of things in the galleries......
  • University of Chicago: Archaeology and War in Iraq has links to stories on the looting.
  • Mesopotamia: history, culture, etc. from British Museum.
  • Gateways to Babylon: more on Iraq history, museums, looting.
  • BBC story on reopening of the Baghdad history museum in 2001; CNN story.
  • The Iraqi history museum: before the destruction, guide to the treaures from a Baghdad tourist agency.

    And more...
  • Iraq and the Media links to articles from FAIR.
  • Syria's military capability analyis from Center for Strategic and International Studies.
  • Why we didn't remove Saddam by George H.P. Bush and Brent Scowcroft, in Time, 1998.
  • The 10 plagues of Iraq interesting analogy at Passover....
  • An account of Marines' incredible gestures from an 'embedded' reporter for Arab News. "I can honestly say that seven weeks as an embed has changed me forever. And I have often found many similarities between Marines and Arabs."
  • Most Wanted: Iraq the Defense Dept. playing cards.

    And more useful links....

  • Pacific ethnology database beautiful objects from Bishop Museum in Honolulu.
  • Holiday Resources good links (Passover and Easter, included) from Librarians' Index to the Internet.
  • Military women veterans: this page has lots of resources on women in combat, etc.
  • National Weather Service has clickable map to go straight to local weather forecasts, warnings; lots more.
  • World Rankings: what country has the most beautiful women? The most Muslims? highest defense spending?
  • ...and of course, for more lists there's Gary Price's List of Lists.
  • GLBTQ Encyclopedia of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transexual & Queer culture....
  • Online Sibley Guide to Birds can search, locate bird names, drawings. Subscription required for full access.
  • Search USDA Nutrient Database; or download Nutrient lists (in PDF) by type of nutrient; or Download the entire nutrient database. More food composition links.
  • Commencement Speakers: who's speaking where?
  • S.S. United States Foundation. Available here: link to NCL purchase info, history, celebrity sailing photos, passengers' stories, and ship store.

  • APME update this newsletter for managing editors has a nice mention of this blog. (Thanks to Laura Soto for finding this and mentioning on the NewsLib list.)
  • Fastest growing counties in the US from Census.
  • Survey of state procedures related to firearms sales, 2002 latest report from Justice dept.
  • Inflation calculator from BLS. Has dollar value from 1913-present.
  • Global Edge from Michigan State U, site with news/resources for international business...Recommended by Gary Price on FreePint.
  • 2003 Baseball team evaluations from Forbes. (Marlins rank 29, Expos 30).
  • Net News Tracker use this to monitor mentions of a company, etc. in Usenet news groups.
  • Entire Christian Science Monitor archive from 1908 has been digitized, along with New York Times and Wall St. Journal.
  • Military budget request, fy2004 from Center for Defense Information, breaks down Bush's budget.
  • Canada Cabinet conclusions search database of Cabinet decisionmaking from 1944-1972. From the National Archives of Canada.
  • What you missed Capital Eye reports on what's been going on in Washington while we've been watching the war.
  • Georgia Reporter newsletter on Ga. politics. Lots on the flag controversy.
  • Presidential Candidate Fundraising: has compiled Contributions by state of Democratic candidates. Highest contributions to Bob Graham? Coral Gables (ZIP 33134). Also: FECInfo (Political Moneyline) and Dwight Morris have posted raw FEC filings from the candidates.
    Public Records:
  • New public records in Nexis: voter registrations in Alabama, Montana, Nevada, South Carolina; Motor Vehicle registrations in North Dakota.
  • CNN's advance obits exposed temporarily on a public server, grabbed by FARK and The Smoking Gun....
    Florida: no links this week.

    Some Interesting stories/Weblogs:
  • The extent and patterns of usage of Agent Orange and other herbicides in Vietnam research published in Nature finds levels are higher than reported.
  • London Bridge Tower a 1016-ft. tower in Southwark?
  • Amitai Etzioni's blog.

  • Tour of Dave Barry's office on Dave's Website.


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