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[L'Humanité 23.05.03]
Repris dans de nombreux tracts, un message, " Investissez dans la grève ", circule aussi sur la toile : " En cette période d'incertitude de la Bourse, il existe un moyen sûr de ne pas perdre bêtement son argent. Voyons un peu. Vous prenez votre retraite à 60 ans. Mettons que vous mouriez à soixante-quinze ans. Ce n'est déjà pas si mal. Il faut bien mourir un jour. Cela fait donc quinze ans de retraite. Soit 180 mois. Mettons que le projet Fillon passe. Il ampute votre retraite disons en gros de 400 euros par mois. C'est une hypothèse optimiste. Vous perdriez alors 180 x 400 = 72 000 euros (472 290 francs). Il y a un bien meilleur plan. Vous faites grève. Cela vous coûte 100 euros par jour, peut-être moins. Probablement moins. Avant d'atteindre 72 000 euros de retenue sur votre salaire, vous pouvez donc vous permettre de faire 720 jours de grève ! Une année de travail comporte environ 47 semaines. À 5 jours par semaine cela fait 235 jours. Pour perdre plus en faisant grève qu'en acceptant la réforme Fillon-Raffarin, il faudrait que vous fassiez 3 ans et 15 jours de grève ! "


Allez au Zoo et demandez la libération des chimpanzés !

Scientists prove that Chimps are 99% human

[Discovery Channel 20.05.03]
Chimpanzees share 99.4 percent of functionally important DNA with humans and belong in our genus, Homo, according to a recent genetic study. Previous studies put the genetic similarity between humans and chimps at 95 to 99 percent, so the new figure suggests chimps and humans are even more closely related than previously thought.
The DNA information, combined with the ancestral links, should result in a new family tree, with the genus Homo including humans, common chimpanzees, and bonobo chimpanzees.

Voilà ce qui arrive quand on bouffe du chat !

SARS Virus Likely Came from Civet Cats-Scientists

[Reuters 23.05.03]
A top Hong Kong scientist said on Friday it was likely the deadly SARS virus that has killed almost 700 people worldwide jumped to humans from civet cats, which are considered a delicacy by many people in southern China.

J'aimais déjà bien les suédoises, maintenant j'aime bien aussi les suédois...

Swedish Minister calls George Bush "a fucking geezer", could lose job

[ 22.05.03]
Jan O. Karlsson, the Swedish Minister for Migration, has got himself into trouble after calling the American President 'that fucking Texas geezer.' ... The Prime Minister thinks the Jan O. Karlsson can continue as a member of the Swedish government, but reportedly only if the Mr. Karlsson 'sorts this out.'"


Bush se fait tirer les oreilles...

Senators Sharply Criticize Iraq Rebuilding Efforts

[NY Times 23.05.03]
Lawmakers have been seething over the Bush administration's failure to consult in depth with Congress about the costs, methods and goals of rebuilding Iraq.

Guerre nucléaire en Afghanistan ?

Afghanis show high level of radiation in tests

[BBC 22.05.03]
A small sample of Afghan civilians have shown 'astonishing' levels of uranium in their urine, an independent scientist says. ... The UMRC says its team identified several hundred people suffering from illnesses and conditions similar to those of Gulf veterans, probably because they had inhaled uranium dust. ... To test its hypothesis that some form of uranium weapon had been used, the UMRC sent urine specimens from 17 Afghans for analysis at an independent UK laboratory. It says: 'Without exception, every person donating urine specimens tested positive for uranium internal contamination. The results were astounding: the donors presented concentrations of toxic and radioactive uranium isotopes between 100 and 400 times greater than in the Gulf veterans tested in 1999.

Quand la propagande chauviniste envahit les esprits...

Traffic court judge accuses woman of funding terror

[Toronto Star 20.05.03]
An Arab-American woman who was in court to fight a parking ticket fainted when the judge asked her if she was a terrorist. ... Anissa Khoder told The Journal News that when her name was called, the judge asked if she was a terrorist. She said she was offended but kept that to herself. She claimed that after giving the judge her explanation for why the tickets should be dismissed, 'he said something like, "You have money to support the terrorists, but you don't want to pay the ticket." I could not believe I was hearing that.' She collapsed but recovered as officers took her outside. ... 'I love this country. It is my country. There's no Arabic music in my home. I have a six-foot Christmas tree each year.'

Opération de propagande de la US Army pendant la guerre

BBC exposé says Jessica Lynch rescue faked

[Globe and Mail 22.02.03]
"The morale-boosting, too-good-to-be-true rescue of Pte. Jessica Lynch by U.S. special forces is put under close scrutiny by the BBC documentary War Spin: The Truth About Jessica , airing Sunday night on CBC Newsworld's Passionate Eye. The special uncovers major discrepancies in the Pentagon's Rambo-like interpretation of the rescue in Iraq and concludes the incident is one of the most stunning pieces of news management ever conceived." This story is just not going to go away.

La crise entre Paris et Washington n'est pas encore surmontée

[Le Monde 23.05.03]
Le vote de la France en faveur de la résolution américaine à l'ONU a permis aux deux pays de renouer. Mais les tensions demeurent.,5987,3208--321208-,00.html


Antispam measure gains steam in House

[ 23.05.03]
Antispam sentiment on Capitol Hill is growing, with a new proposal in the House of Representatives promising to slap the worst bulk e-mailers with prison terms and millions of dollars in fines. The bill, called the Reduction in Distribution of Spam Act, is sponsored by Rep. Richard Burr, R-N.C., and has the support of two powerful committee chairmen, making it the most likely measure to prevail in the House.


L'Union Européenne et la protection de la vie privée

EU wants Privacy Enhancing Technologies

[OpenGroup 20.05.03]
EU is presently fighting hard to put Privacy at the center of the Information Society to build Trust and Security after the political response to Sept. 11. The focus on PETs are growing and several initiatives seems to be on the move. Even though the respect for the fight against terrorism certainly have not been reduced, there is a clear understanding that sacrificing freedom is not the answer as it just provides more reasonst. The Edmund Bourke qoute "For Evil to prevail .." seems to have a clearer meaning in these years. History will hopefully show that this was one of the most critical efforts to preserve and ensure Freedom in a critical moment when it was under attack from all sides. It deserves all the support possible.

En Californie on a une vision très large du terrorisme

California tracking activists in terror database

Anything that disrupts commerce is terrorism - so a strike is a terrorist act

[Oakland Tribune 20.05.03]
CATIC touted as a national model for intelligence sharing and a centerpiece of Gov. Gray Davis and Attorney General Bill Lockyer's 2002 re-election bids has quietly gathered and analyzed information on activists of various stripes almost since its creation. The reason given for this by officials is that public protests often block traffic, blocking traffic impedes commerce, and anything that impedes commerce is a terrorist act. Officer : "I've heard terrorism described as anything that is violent or has an economic impact, and shutting down a port certainly would have some economic impact. Terrorism isn't just bombs going off and killing people.",1413,82%7E1865%7E1400012,00.html

Le Pentagone veut TOUT savoir sur vous... TOUT !

LifeLog will track citizens during all of their life

[Wired 20.05.03]
The Pentagon is about to embark on a stunningly ambitious research project designed to gather every conceivable bit of information about a person's life, index all the information and make it searchable. ... The embryonic LifeLog program would dump everything an individual does into a giant database: every e-mail sent or received, every picture taken, every Web page surfed, every phone call made, every TV show watched, every magazine read.,1367,58909,00.html

L'esclavage se porte bien... en Angleterre mais aussi en France.

African slave trave alive and well in UK

[The Observer 22.05.03]
Children are being trafficked into domestic service in Britain to clean houses and do chores without pay. The victims are mostly west African girls, lured on the promise of a Western education, only to find themselves forced to do heavy chores for wealthy families. ... It is thought that a significant percentage of up to 10,000 largely west African children thought to enter the UK for private fostering are in fact destined for an underground world of domestic service. 'They don't speak the language, and probably wouldn't go to school,' said a spokesman for Unicef.",6903,958312,00.html

Bientôt ça va devenir dangereux de se frotter aux gens...

Zap Me ! The 80,000-volt jacket !

[Wired 22.05.03]
A new anti-assault device for women wards off potential assailants with an 80,000-volt electric shock. Dubbed 'exo-electric armor,' the No-Contact Jacket looks like an ordinary fashionable women's coat. But an inner layer of conductive fiber carries a low-amp charge that delivers a nasty but non-lethal shock to anyone who messes with its wearer. ... The jacket is designed for women only. Its small size and narrow armholes are intended to prevent men from using it as an offensive weapon. Whiton conceded that women could use it offensively, and that it would be hard for police to arrest anyone wearing one.,1282,58914,00.html


Buzz et Bluff

[L'expansion 22.05.03]
Quoi qu'il en soit, l'industrie du disque a décidé que tous les moyens seraient bons pour combattre la piraterie, y compris un bon coup de buzz. Cela fait donc déjà plus d'un an que la rumeur de virus intégrés par les majors aux MP3 pirates circule et refait surface régulièrement. On parle même d'attaque des ordinateurs connectés en raisons d'échanges en peer-to-peer (Kazaa...). Bien sûr c'est du bluff. Imaginez les conséquences d'un acte officiel de propagation de virus. Il y aurait bien sûr les dégâts classiques d'un virus : pertes de données, encombrement des serveurs et de la bande passante. A ce premier niveau, les victimes sont des voleurs, à la rigueur c'est bien fait pour eux.

Le DVD jetable est il bio ?

[L'expansion 22.05.03]
Les défenseurs de l’environnement voient d’un très mauvais œil ce nouveau produit destiné à être si rapidement jeté. Le fabriquant propose pourtant déjà des solutions de recyclage des vieux DVD. Ce débat, encore sur Wired est révélateur de la crise de moins en moins latente du recyclage des déchets électroniques et informatiques.

La Physique des particules au service de lutte anti-terroriste

Managing Antiterror Databases

[MIT Technology Magazine 22.05.03]
Software tricks borrowed from the world of particle physics are helping law enforcement agencies sift through mountains of information.


Etats-Unis : trois fois plus d'Internet au bureau qu'à domicile

[JDN 23.05.03]
A domicile, un internaute américain passe en moyenne, chaque mois, 25 heures sur le Web. Au bureau, le temps de connexion mensuel atteint les 76 heures.

Bientôt la voiture qui vole ?

An Aircar in Every Garage?

[MIT Technology Magazine 22.05.03]
The fantasy of a personal flying machine is lurching toward reality, as companies ready vertical-takeoff aircraft for market, and information technology endows planes with the ability to fly themselves.

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