Saturday, November 06, 2004

Weekend update: Other things found this week:
In this depressing week, most postings again went to the election coverage on The Infomaniac WeBlog on Maybe things will get back again to something like normal here. At any rate, I noticed the Herald blog has a new ad on top that slows loading...just like it used to be on Some readers haven't been able to get in since they added it. Great.

More links....

  • New York Metropolitan Flora Project has a plant encyclopedia of plants common to Northeast. From Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
  • Less Cash in their Pockets: Trends in Incomes, Wages, Taxes, and Health Spending of Middle-Income Families, 2000-03. From the Economic Policy Institute.
  • Dropout rates in the U.S., 2001 from NCES.
  • Graduation Watch: get grad. rate by college.
  • National Priorities Project database: state data on socio-economic needs and federal expenditures. Create charts, graphs. Must register (free) after first use.
  • Grand Forks Herald interviews Al Neuharth.
  • 100 election front pages from Poynter.
  • Recent Hurricanes in the Caribbean, great map from USAID on ReliefWeb site. Also: Caribbean hurricanes fact sheet.
    Governments, Politics:
  • Offshoring American Jobs: Corporations, Campaign Cash and Bush Administration Policies, new report from Public Citizen (
  • State Department WebFeeds: get the latest news, press briefings, speeches, etc. in your newsreader software.
  • Independent contractors make costs balloon: Raleigh N&O does a study of Blackwater's contracts in Iraq.
  • Real Clear Politics has latest polls and news.
  • professional search has profiles of business people.


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