October 02, 2001

Time for another links musings. I woke up this morning to Tony Blair. They were broadcasting his speech live from London, which amounted to 6:30 a.m. here. I had fallen asleep to the TV as usual. Tony's words slowly worked their way into my consciousness until finally I was awake and watching him. He had some good things to say. He made me feel strong and happy. He made me wish he was American and would switch places with W.

Tony Blair: "There is a coming together. The power of community is asserting itself. We are realising how fragile are our frontiers in the face of the world's new challenges," he said.

I had a couple of "only in SF" moments today. I love those.

"San Francisco prosecutors are calling on all hairdressers to help raise awareness about domestic violence by receiving training on how to help their clients who may be victims at some point."

"San Francisco officials have voted to ban Internet filters on computers in local public libraries, risking the loss of some $20,000 in federal funds."

I find the idea of Brain Fingerprinting a little scary, a little spy movie-ish, but hell, if it works... "Brain fingerprinting--a simple computerized test that takes 10 minutes to give and requires no human intervention--has, according to Steve, proven infallible in FBI and U.S. Navy testing. It has been touted as being able to accurately identify trained terrorists before they can board planes or even enter the country."

Here's a point of view about the attacks on New York that I hadn't heard before: "Two weeks after seeing the "heartbreaking" attack on New York City from 250 miles up, the commander of the international space station says orbiting Earth makes him appreciate the planet more than ever."

Posted by Alyssa at October 02, 2001 10:31 PM
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