theglobalchinese - Welcome to the News Community
Saturday, July 31, 2004
Sudan accepts U.N. sanctions threat

Sudan will comply with a U.N. resolution threatening it with sanctions if it failed to restore security in the crisis-hit Darfur region. "Sudan is not happy with the (U.N.) Security Council resolution, but we will comply with it to the best of our ability," Osman Al Said, Sudan's ambassador to the African Union, told a news conference in Ethiopia on Saturday. "Because should we fail to do so, we know our enemies would not hesitate to take other measures against our country," he added, in remarks that backed down from Sudan's initial rejection of the vote. "Sudan accepts the decision of the (U.N.) Security Council on Darfur, because it is a member of the United Nations and has no other options." Al Said added.
Sunday, July 25, 2004
George W. Bush's service records surface
SUMMER OF '72: The Pentagon has released information it had previously said it didn't have. But we still don't know for sure how Bush spent a long-ago summer in Alabama.
Missing payroll records of George W. Bush's disputed service in the National Guard have turned up, more than five months after the White House reported them lost and four weeks to the day after the Defense Department said they were inadvertently destroyed, the Pentagon reported Friday. The records confirm what previously released records already show and the White House has acknowledged: that former 1st Lieutenant Bush did not perform service in the third quarter of 1972, when he left his Texas Air National Guard unit to transfer to Alabama where he worked on a political campaign. But the records, released in response to a reporter's Freedom of Information request, do little to resolve other questions about how and where Bush performed his prescribed military service between May 1972 and May 1973. Two other sets of payroll records appear to conflict over whether Bush earned any service credits at all in 1972. The spokeswoman, Claire Buchan, said, "All the military records demonstrate he fully fulfilled his service."

Fare Compare 468x60
How Bush got into the National Guard in 1968 during the Vietnam War and pursued his six-year commitment became an issue in his campaigns for Texas governor and president. It erupted again in February when Democrats supporting Senator John Kerry said Bush had gone absent without leave, citing official reports that he had not been seen by military officers in Alabama. The White House on Feb. 10 countered by releasing hundreds of pages of National Guard records showing, in part, that Bush had accumulated sufficient payroll credits to back up his honorable, and early, discharge in October 1973, to attend Harvard Business School. In releasing the data, the administration said that it was not including the payroll records from the third quarter of 1972 because, according to the Defense Financial Accounting Service, they "were apparently lost when they were being transferred to microfiche." The Pentagon's Office of Freedom of Information and Security Review, on June 25, also omitted those records and ones from the first quarter of 1969 when it provided hundreds of pages of Bush's National Guard file in response to a request filed Feb. 10
By The New York Times.
Saturday, July 24, 2004
John Kerry Advocates for a Stronger Economy
The measure of a strong economy is a growing middle-class where every American has a chance to work and an opportunity to succeed.
In America, a rising tide is supposed to lift all boats. But today, Americans are working harder, earning less, and paying more for health care, college, and taxes. Corporate profits are soaring, the government keeps expanding, but the opportunities for our middle-class are shrinking.
It's time to bring those opportunities back. John Kerry and John Edwards know that we're stronger when we create good-paying jobs here, not ship them overseas. They want to reward hardworking middle-class families with tax breaks, not larger bills. They want to expand the reach of opportunity, not the size of government. And they want to lead an America where we work together to invest in the jobs of tomorrow.
John Kerry and John Edwards have seen the faces and heard the voices of struggling middle-class families. But they've come away convinced more than ever that we're a country of optimists - a country that can do better and think bigger about the challenges we face. We can grow our economy by strengthening our middle-class. And we can make America richer by giving everyone a chance to build a better life for their families.
John Kerry and John Edwards' plan to build a stronger economy will:

Create Good-Paying Jobs
As president, John Kerry will cut taxes for businesses that create jobs here in America instead of moving them overseas. John Kerry and John Edwards will also stand up for workers by enforcing our trade agreements.
Cut Middle-Class Taxes To Raise Middle-Class Incomes
When John Kerry is president, middle-class taxes will go down. Ninety-eight percent of all Americans and 99 percent of American businesses will get a tax cut under the Kerry-Edwards plan.
Make Washington Live Within A Budget
John Kerry will cut the deficit in half during his first four years in office. He will end corporate welfare as we know it, roll back the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans, and impose a real cap to keep spending in check. And when John Kerry puts forward a new idea, he'll tell you how he's going to pay for it.
Invest In The Jobs Of Tomorrow
Today, businesses are harnessing new technology to manufacture energy-efficient cars, high-grade steel, advanced plastics and other new products. And this requires a bigger, skilled labor force to make them. John Kerry and John Edwards believe we should invest in these jobs and invest in the people who will fill them.
Wired Presidential Campaign on July 22, 2004
  • Wired coverage: 67.94%

  • Media coverage: 75.03%

  • Wired coverage: 68.57% (July 22), 66.86% (July 23) and 67.94% (July 24)
  • Media coverage: 74.61% (July 20), 75.07% (July 21) and 75.03% (July 22)
    Kerry-Edwards has a clear wired and media leadership!
  • Wired coverage progression: (22-23) -2.49%, (23-24) +1.62%, (22-24) -0.92%
  • Media coverage progression: (22-23)+0.62%, (23-24) -0.05%, (22-24) +0.56%

    What about Kerry's digital campaign?

    Kerry's campaign site:
    July 23, 2004: 204,000 or 66.86%
    July 24, 2004: 203,000 or 67.94%

    Bush's campaign site:
    July 23, 2004: 81,700 or 26.78%
    July 24, 2004: 75,700 or 25.33%

    Nader's campaign site:
    July 23, 2004: 19,400 or 6.36%
    July 24, 2004: 20,100 or 6.73%

    And what about Kerry's media coverage?

    July 23, 2004: 76,800 or 75.07%
    July 24, 2004: 77,900 or 75.03%

    July 23, 2004: 20,300 or 19.84%
    July 24, 2004: 20,500 or 19.75%

    July 23, 2004: 5,210 or 5.09%
    July 24, 2004: 5,420 or 5.22% - Great rooms at Great Prices!
  • Friday, July 23, 2004
    Ackermann acquitted in Mannesmann trial
    Deutsche Bank chief executive Josef Ackermann was this week cleared of charges relating to bonus and pension payments he approved while acting as a director of mobile telephone company Mannesman. That will come as a relief to Deutsche, which has had to deal with its CEO spending two days a week at a specially-established satellite office while the trial proceeded. Ackermann, along with five co-defendants (all cleared), contested that the contentious payments were compensation for successfully steering the company to a merger with Vodafone; prosecutors, who had sought prison sentences and have entered an appeal against the verdict, say they "breached trust" by approving a payment that amounted to little more than a lavish bribe. The judgment was widely considered to be a litmus test for Germany's tolerance of "Anglo-Saxon" style free-marketeering. That was explicitly recognized by the presiding judge, who said her court didn't "take any moral or ethical decisions. We don't judge Germany's corporate culture."

    The Story
    The Swiss head of Deutsche Bank and five co-defendants have been acquitted of criminal charges over payments to executives during a telecom takeover battle. Josef Ackermann had stood accused of acting illegally in approving payments made during Vodafone’s 2000 buyout of Mannesmann. The six-month trial ended after the presiding judge, Brigitte Koppenhoefer, cleared all six of criminal charges of breach of trust or abetting a breach of trust. The acquittal in the German city of Düsseldorf had been widely expected after the judge said in a mid-trial review at the end of March that there was no basis for a criminal case against Ackermann and the others. She warned at the time that the prosecution would have to come up with fresh evidence. Prosecutors had sought a two-year suspended sentence for Ackermann, while two former Mannesmann executives faced prison terms of at least two and a half years. Speaking after the verdict was announced, Ackermann said he was "very thankful... that all the accusations of corruption and of being corruptible [were] absolutely off the table". "Acquitted is acquitted and now we can again concentrate on the bank," he added.

    Ackermann and the five other defendants, including former Mannesmann boss Klaus Esser, successfully denied charges of breach of trust in approving €57 million in bonuses and retirement packages to executives when Mannesmann was taken over by Vodafone four years ago. Although he received no money himself, Ackermann - a former top manager at Credit Suisse - was on the Mannesmann board at the time and signed off on the payments. Prosecutors based the charges on allegations that the executives failed in their duty to properly “manage” or “safeguard” Mannesmann assets. The defence lawyers had called for acquittals, saying that the prosecutors failed to prove actual economic damage to the companies and that the payouts were appropriate compensation for increasing Mannesmann’s value. Had the trial gone against him, Ackermann would have faced a fine or prison sentence and would almost certainly have had to step down from the board of Germany’s largest bank.

    Test case
    Many observers saw the trial as a test of a company’s right to offer financial rewards to senior executives. There were also fears that some international corporations would shy away from doing business in Germany if the case had gone against the defendants. But in her ruling on Thursday, Koppenhoefer said it was not up to the court to pass moral judgement. “We are not sitting in judgement on German corporate culture, though the evidence that was heard provoked astonishment,” she said in court. The acquittal removes a major distraction for Ackermann, who has been forced to attend court proceedings twice a week since the trial got underway on January 21.

    Wired Presidential Campaign on July 22, 2004
  • Wired coverage: 68.02%

  • Media coverage: 75.02%

  • Wired coverage: 66.44% (July 20), 68.02% (July 21) and 68.57% (July 22)
  • Media coverage: 75.39% (July 20), 75.02% (July 21) and 74.61% (July 22)

    Kerry-Edwards has a clear wired and media leadership!
  • Wired coverage progression: (20-21) +2.38%, (21-22) +0.81%, (20-22) +3.21%
  • Media coverage progression: (20-21) -0.49%, (21-22) . -0.55%, (20-22) -1.03%

    The Democratic Rising Stars in 2004:
  • John Kerry - News

  • Wesley Clark - News

  • Howard Dean - News

  • John Edwards - News

  • Dick Gephardt - News

  • Bob Graham - News

  • Dennis Kucinich - News

  • Joe Lieberman - News

  • Carol Moseley Braun - News

  • Al Sharpton - News

  • - Drivers wanted!
    Bush Must Go

    Bush Must Go: The Top Ten Reasons Why George Bush Doesn't Deserve a Second Term by Bill Press.
  • 01 - "The War In Iraq: He Misled Our Nation Into War"

  • 02 -"The War on Terror: He Made Us Less Safe from Terrorism"

  • 03 -"Jobs: He Put 3 Million Americans Out of Work"

  • 04 -"The Deficit: He Spent Money Like a Drunken Sailor"

  • 05 -"The Patriot Act: He Undermined Our Most Basic Freedoms"

  • 06 -"Crony Capitalism: He Sold America Out to Special Interests"

  • 07 -"Foreign Policy: He Ruined America's Standing in the World"

  • 08 -"The Environment: He's the Worst President Ever"

  • 09 -"Broken Promises: He's a Divider, Not a Uniter"

  • 10 -"The Credibility Gap: He Never Tells the Truth"

  • "Bonus Reason - Florida: He Stole the 2000 Election"

    9/11 Commission Report
    Released July 22, 2004
    The independent, bipartisan National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States was established by Congress in 2002 to investigate the events of and circumstances surrounding the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The panel heard from members of the Clinton and Bush administrations, New York City emergency personnel and victims' families. Their final report was released on July 22, 2004. It is available below in PDF format.
    Complete 9/11 Commission Report (7.4 MB)
    Executive Summary (5.9 MB)
    Report by Chapter
    Contents, List of Illustrations and Tables, Members, and Staff (233 KB)
    Preface (67 KB)
    Chapter 1: "We Have Some Planes" (952 KB)
    Chapter 2: The Foundation of the New Terrorism (1.44 MB)
    Chapter 3: Counterterrorism Evolves (188 KB)
    Chapter 4: Responses to al Qaeda's Initial Assaults (185 KB)
    Chapter 5: Al Qaeda Aims at the American Homeland (312 KB)
    Chapter 6: From Threat to Threat (209 KB)
    Chapter 7: The Attack Looms (949 KB)
    Chapter 8: "The System Was Blinking Red" (146 KB)
    Chapter 9: Heroism and Horror (2.3 MB)
    Chapter 10: Wartime (109 KB)
    Chapter 11: Foresight--and Hindsight (133 KB)
    Chapter 12: What to do? A Global Strategy (184 KB)
    Chapter 13: How to do it? A Different Way of Organizing the Government (158 KB)

    We inform about top news in the wired space, social issues, politics, technology, finance, economics and life style and have a focus on the Chinese world of the internet in the era of information and communication technology. Small Business Ideas Forum

    04/01/2004 - 05/01/2004 / 05/01/2004 - 06/01/2004 / 07/01/2004 - 08/01/2004 / 08/01/2004 - 09/01/2004 / 09/01/2004 - 10/01/2004 / 10/01/2004 - 11/01/2004 / 11/01/2004 - 12/01/2004 / 12/01/2004 - 01/01/2005 / 01/01/2005 - 02/01/2005 / 02/01/2005 - 03/01/2005 / 03/01/2005 - 04/01/2005 / 04/01/2005 - 05/01/2005 / 05/01/2005 - 06/01/2005 / 06/01/2005 - 07/01/2005 / 07/01/2005 - 08/01/2005 / 08/01/2005 - 09/01/2005 / 09/01/2005 - 10/01/2005 / 10/01/2005 - 11/01/2005 / 11/01/2005 - 12/01/2005 / 12/01/2005 - 01/01/2006 / 01/01/2006 - 02/01/2006 / 02/01/2006 - 03/01/2006 / 03/01/2006 - 04/01/2006 / 04/01/2006 - 05/01/2006 / 05/01/2006 - 06/01/2006 / 06/01/2006 - 07/01/2006 / 07/01/2006 - 08/01/2006 / 08/01/2006 - 09/01/2006 / 09/01/2006 - 10/01/2006 /

    Find on this site:

    Enter your Email

    Powered by FeedBlitz
    Technorati search
    , , , , , , , finance, , , , , , ,
    LiveMessage Alerts
    Blogroll Me!
    Syndicate this site
    Add to Google
    Subscribe in NewsGator Online
    Blog Directory - Add Link
    Blogarama - The Blog Directory
    kostenloser Counter
    Webfeed (RSS/ATOM) registered at
    Google PageRank Checker Tool
Blog Top Sites
    Get Firefox!

    RSS link .Text Blog
    RSS link a little ludwig goes a long way
    RSS link A View from Elsewhere
    RSS link ACM Queue
    RSS link Adam Bosworth's Weblog
    RSS link AKMA’s Random Thoughts
    RSS link algorhythm
    RSS link All Consuming
    RSS link All Things Distributed
    RSS link Architecture Musings in IT
    RSS link artists
    RSS link Atom Wiki
    RSS link audvidsyn at Yahoo! Groups
    RSS link Better Living Through Software
    RSS link Between the Lines
    RSS link Bill de hÓra
    RSS link Blogging Alone
    RSS link Bloglines | News
    RSS link Blur Circle
    RSS link Bnoopy
    RSS link bob mcwhirter
    RSS link BookBlog
    RSS link Brendan's Roadmap Updates
    RSS link Brian Behlendorf's Blog
    RSS link buckman's magnatune blog
    RSS link Business 2.0 - Technology
    RSS link Byron's WebLog
    RSS link cbrumme's WebLog
    RSS link Chad Dickerson
    RSS link Channel9 Forums: The Videos
    RSS link CircleID
    RSS link Clay Shirky's Essays
    RSS link Clemens Vasters: Enterprise Development & Alien Abductions
    RSS link CollabuTech
    RSS link Commonality
    RSS link Corante: Social Software
    RSS link Crazy Apple Rumors Site
    RSS link Crossroads Dispatches
    RSS link Crypto-Gram
    RSS link d2r
    RSS link Dan Diephouse
    RSS link Dan Gillmor's eJournal
    RSS link darcusblog
    RSS link Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life
    RSS link
    RSS link Dave Barry's Blog
    RSS link Dave Seidel :: Wavicle
    RSS link David Galbraith
    RSS link
    RSS link
    RSS link Developer Testing
    RSS link The Devil’s Dictionary (2.0)
    RSS link Dick Hardt - Blame Canada
    RSS link Digital Identity
    RSS link Dive into BC4J and ADF
    RSS link DJ's Weblog
    RSS link The Doc Searls Weblog
    RSS link doctors
    RSS link Don Box's Spoutlet
    RSS link Down The Avenue
    RSS link Due Diligence
    RSS link Duncan Wilcox's weblog
    RSS link E M E R G I C . o r g
    RSS link Edd Dumbill's Weblog: Behind the Times
    RSS link Engadget
    RSS link Erik Benson
    RSS link erp4it: Managing information systems
    RSS link Evan @
    RSS link Messaging and Collaboration
    RSS link Exploration Through Example
    RSS link Results For: infoworld
    RSS link Results For: jon udell
    RSS link Fen's Stream Of Consciousness
    RSS link
    RSS link filtered
    RSS link Flashline Weblog
    RSS link Florin Lazar's WebLog
    RSS link FTPOnline
    RSS link G93/weblog
    RSS link Gizmodo
    RSS link Gordon Weakliem's Weblog
    RSS link Gotzeblogged
    RSS link graham glass: what's next?
    RSS link Green Hat Journal
    RSS link Greg Reinacker's Weblog
    RSS link Guido van Rossum's Weblog
    RSS link healthsignals new york
    RSS link Hippo
    RSS link HubLog
    RSS link Ian Murdock's Weblog
    RSS link IBM developerWorks
    RSS link The Idea Ether
    RSS link IEBlog
    RSS link Industrie Toulouse
    RSS link
    RSS link Infectious Greed
    RSS link InfoWorld TechWatch
    RSS link InfoWorld: Columnists
    RSS link InfoWorld: Top News
    RSS link InfoWorld: Web services
    RSS link Inspirational Technology
    RSS link Internet Archive: Audio
    RSS link
    RSS link IT Conversations
    RSS link IT
    RSS link James Governor's MonkChips
    RSS link James Strachan's Weblog
    RSS link Weblogs
    RSS link Weblogs by Michael Champion
    RSS link Jeff Bernknopf's XML DB & HTML DB Blog
    RSS link The Jeff Pulver Blog
    RSS link Jefferson Provost
    RSS link Jeffrey McManus' Grind
    RSS link
    RSS link Jeremy Allaire's Radio
    RSS link Jeremy Zawodny's blog
    RSS link Jeroen Bekkers' Groove Weblog
    RSS link Jim Hugunin's WebLog
    RSS link John Burkhardt
    RSS link John Clingan's Weblog
    RSS link Joho the Blog
    RSS link Jon's Radio
    RSS link Jon's Radio (full-length descriptions)
    RSS link Jonathan Schwartz's Weblog
    RSS link Jono's Blog
    RSS link Joy Blake
    RSS link KCRW: Morning Becomes Eclectic
    RSS link KCRW: Sounds Eclectic
    RSS link Keene, NH: Today's Events
    RSS link Keith Pleas Blog
    RSS link Kevin Altis' Weblog
    RSS link Kevin Lynch
    RSS link Kingsley Idehen's Blog
    RSS link Knowing .NET
    RSS link Koranteng's Toli
    RSS link Larry Bouthillier's eMedia Blog
    RSS link Larry Welkowitz's Radio Weblog
    RSS link Latest RFC:s
    RSS link Lessig Blog
    RSS link Life With Alacrity
    RSS link Line56: B2B News
    RSS link Linux Magazine
    RSS link Liudvikas Bukys
    RSS link Loosely Coupled news releases live feed
    RSS link Loosely Coupled weblog
    RSS link Lorcan Dempsey's weblog.
    RSS link Lost Boy
    RSS link lucidBlog
    RSS link Making it stick.
    RSS link mamamusings
    RSS link Mark Ericson - Mindreef, Inc.
    RSS link Mark Levison
    RSS link Mark O'Neill's Radio Weblog
    RSS link Mark Wilcox's Radio Weblog
    RSS link Marquee de Sells: Chris's insight outlet
    RSS link Matt Pope's Radio Weblog
    RSS link matt.griffith
    RSS link McGee's Musings
    RSS link mesh on mx
    RSS link meta-douglasp
    RSS link Metaphorical Web
    RSS link Michael Howard's Web Log
    RSS link Michael Rys
    RSS link Michael Rys
    RSS link Microsoft Research News and Headlines
    RSS link Middleware Matters
    RSS link Miguel de Icaza
    RSS link
    RSS link Mitch Kapor's Weblog
    RSS link mnot’s Web log
    RSS link MobileWhack
    RSS link Mobilog
    RSS link Mono Project News
    RSS link The Mountain of Worthless Information
    RSS link Mozquito XForms
    RSS link Nature Genetics
    RSS link Ned Batchelder's blog
    RSS link Nelson's Weblog
    RSS link New Hampshire Public Radio -
    RSS link New Scientist
    RSS link The New York Times > Business
    RSS link The New York Times > Science
    RSS link The New York Times > Technology
    RSS link NewsIsFree: Recent Additions
    RSS link O'Reilly Network Articles
    RSS link Occasionally Connected
    RSS link OCLC Research
    RSS link OLDaily
    RSS link Om Malik on Broadband
    RSS link ongoing
    RSS link Oracle Technology News
    RSS link patrickWeb
    RSS link Paul Venezia
    RSS link pbblog
    RSS link Pepys' Diary (full)
    RSS link Peter Drayton's Radio Weblog
    RSS link Peter Kaminski
    RSS link Phil's Blogservations
    RSS link Pito's Blog
    RSS link Pito's Weblog
    RSS link PressThink
    RSS link Privacy Digest Weblog
    RSS link Push Button Paradise
    RSS link Pushing rectangles...
    RSS link Pushing the Envelope
    RSS link Python News
    RSS link Ray Ozzie's Weblog
    RSS link Daily
    RSS link rebelutionary
    RSS link Red Hat Executives
    RSS link The Register
    RSS link Relax, Everything Is Deeply Intertwingled
    RSS link ResearchBuzz
    RSS link Rob Howard's Blog
    RSS link Robert C. Martin's Weblog
    RSS link Robin Good's Latest News
    RSS link Roland Piquepaille's Technology Trends
    RSS link Ross Mayfield's Weblog
    RSS link rre at Yahoo! Groups
    RSS link Russell Beattie Notebook
    RSS link s l a m
    RSS link Safari Tech Books Online
    RSS link Salon: Arts & Entertainment
    RSS link Sam Ruby
    RSS link Samuel Wan : News, Information and Resources
    RSS link Sarah Allen's Weblog
    RSS link SBC DotNet Weblog
    RSS link Schneier on Security
    RSS link Scientific American
    RSS link ScottGu's Blog
    RSS link Scripting News
    RSS link Sean McGrath, CTO, Propylon
    RSS link Sean's vBlog
    RSS link Seb's Open Research
    RSS link Security Focus
    RSS link The Shifted Librarian
    RSS link Simon Fell
    RSS link Simon Willison's Weblog
    RSS link simplegeek
    RSS link Sjoerd Visscher's weblog
    RSS link Slashdot:
    RSS link > {bio,medical}informatics
    RSS link soapenv
    RSS link Stefan Tilkov's Random Stuff
    RSS link Stefano's Linotype
    RSS link Steve Gillmor's Blogosphere
    RSS link Steve Gillmor's Inforouter
    RSS link Steven's [Mostly] Tech Notebook
    RSS link Stu says stuff
    RSS link Sun Labs Technical Reports
    RSS link Surfin' Safari
    RSS link syndication at Yahoo! Groups
    RSS link
    RSS link tecosystems
    RSS link Ted Leung on the air
    RSS link Telematique, water and fire.
    RSS link Telepocalypse
    RSS link Thomas P.M. Barnett :: Weblog
    RSS link Thoughts From Eric
    RSS link Tom Yager
    RSS link Tony Bowden's Radio Weblog
    RSS link Weblog
    RSS link the tweney report
    RSS link Keene Events
    RSS link UserCreations Weblog
    RSS link Vastly Important Notes
    RSS link videoblogging at Yahoo! Groups
    RSS link Web Services Articles from The Stencil Group
    RSS link Web Voice - Piano News
    RSS link the weblog of Lucas Gonze
    RSS link WebMink
    RSS link Wi-Fi Networking News
    RSS link WilcoxNewsBlog
    RSS link Windley's Enterprise Computing Weblog
    RSS link
    RSS link Wired News
    RSS link World Wide Web Consortium
    RSS link - words and pictures from Silicon Valley
    RSS link XML-Deviant
    RSS link xmlhack
    RSS link Yoz Grahame: Leaves Buildings Standing
    RSS link Zope Dispatches
    RSS link
    theglobalchinese - Welcome to the News Community

    Powered by Blogger