Saturday, June 03, 2006

Weekend update

Other things found last week:

Several reports out this week, just in time for hurricane season:

The other links:

  • National Security Archive: Kissinger papers, Transcripts of Henry Kissinger's Meetings with World Leaders.
  • Performing Arts Encyclopedia, from Library of Congress.
  • Directory of Published Proceedings, searchable database of conference proceedings in science, technology, social sciences, medicine.
  • Special Operations: research bibliography from Air University library.
  • National credit score index from Experian.
  • Sheet Music Consortium has images of old sheet music.

  • Timeline of Iraq Reconstruction, from Office of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction.
  • Who Makes What from, report on wireless infrastructure.
  • UNAIDS report, summary PDF; Fulltext.
  • Report to Congress: Measuring Stability and Security in Iraq from Defense Dept.
  • OPEC and the high price of oil (fulltext PDF); press release. From FTC and Joint Economic Committee.
  • The Condition of Education 2006
  • Homeland Security grant allocations (PDF) lists grants to local governments.
  • Addicted to Oil: Implications of U.S. Oil Policy, from Strategic Studies Institute.

  • Energy: Useful facts and numbers (CRS report).
  • Federal, State and Local Government Finances, new data from Census.
  •, from George Mason U, has useful analyses of stats in news stories and links to background data, blogs and more.

    Governments, Politics:
  • Salaries of Members of Congress: A List of Payable Rates and Effective Dates, 1789-2006, from Congressional Research Service.
  • Master Government List of Federally Funded R&D Centers.

  • Eventful: another database of upcoming events by location. The default city is Atlanta, and it shows things like Braves games and concerts (Jimmy Buffett coming up). Going to other cites finds booksignings and a circus.
  • Private Investigator Wiki: 60 essential sites from Tamara Thompson, who also has 10 must have sites. (note some of the Wiki links don't work because the URLs include the ending parenthesis. Take that off if you get a 404.)
  • DK Clip Art, nice art from graphics book publisher Dorling Kindersley.

  • News Search portal, one of the 60 sites, links to every possible news search site.
  • Space Program Archive from Newspaper Archive.

    Public Records:
  • Internet Access to Court Records - Balancing Public Access and Privacy paper from NYU School of Law, download available.

    Some interesting stories/blogs:
  • Blogs with a Face: this doesn't work well with my slow connection, but a fun idea: a collage of faces taken from blog pages, with links to the blogs.
  • Fight to Survive, blog from soldiers who've returned from Iraq and are posting their journal entries, thoughts, photos and opinions of the war: "My support for the war I fought has dissolved, but I can not speak for all veterans, nor can Rep. John Murtha, and nor can Wade Zirkle. An individual can only represent their own views honestly. I encourage our citizens to seek the views of veterans from every rank, branch and current organization for a true assessment of their experience and beliefs.". via Newsblog.


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