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Monday, April 05, 2004: Army "Future Combat" in Peril: According to an article released by Noah Shachtman at Defense Tech, the future plans for the US army to upgrade their entire operation with state of the art technologies, "the most ambitious military effort since the Manhattan Project, and the centerpiece of Donald Rumsfeld`s plans to overhaul America's armed forces", is not only doomed, but has been doomed for a long time already. This must mean big business for the future of the plastic and duct-tape industries.

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Saturday, March 13, 2004: Why leave it up to "the government" to fight terrorists? You can hire your own homeland anti-terror task force protection from the nice folks over at Tactical Services Group, Intl.

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Saturday, March 13, 2004: Oh what joy, for every girl and boy, knowing they're happy and they're safe. I'd like to be, under the sea, in a luxury submarine, in the shade.

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Sunday, March 07, 2004: Operator error left Chernobyl a ghost town since the town's nuclear reactor exploded in 1986. A young nearby resident has recently chronicled her motorcycle rides through the still-abandoned ghost town, despite the dangerously high level of radiation.

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Tuesday, February 03, 2004: Ricin was found today at the US Senate. Ricinís significance as a potential biological warfare toxin relates in part to its wide availability. Worldwide, one million tons of castor beans are processed annually in the production of castor oil; the waste mash from this process is five percent ricin by weight. The toxin is also quite stable and extremely toxic by several routes of exposure, including the respiratory route. Ricin is said to have been used in the assassination of Bulgarian exile Georgi Markov in London in 1978. Markov was attacked with a specially engineered weapon disguised as an umbrella which implanted a ricin-containing pellet into his body.

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Sunday, January 11, 2004: For the ultimate in saftey, see the bush network.

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Saturday, November 22, 2003: Up and running: techedwards.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2003: In beta, and still nameless, check out code 01.10 for connections between now and then or, then and now.

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Thursday, October 23, 2003: A blog for John Edwards for President has gotten me all 'wralled up again. It's been difficult to write anything at all after this summer's tragic events but George Bush is so out of control and John Edwards seems like such a breath of fresh air, I hope that by writing about Edwards, I can help make a direct impact on helping to keep our worsening world from doom, at least.

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Friday, August 01, 2003: For posting's during this time, please see my travel blog.

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Friday, July 11, 2003: LAUREN ELIZABETH LIPKIN ORTON: A painting with brilliant blues by my best friend in the world; 1974: river where the water is

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Wednesday, March 12, 2003: Safety Store: Finally! A physical store to shop the latest and greatest bio/chemical warfare protection gear. Dont forget your parachutes and tyvek suits. Safer America: 105 Nassau Street, New York, NY 10038; Tel: 1-866-783-0662 (Toll Free). store

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Thursday, December 19, 2002: IS IT ART? CHEAP STUNT IN NYC: Just in the nick of time for his final project this week, Clinton Boisvert, an SVA first year student placed 37 black boxes with the word "fear" inside the Union Square subway station. Despite shutting down the station, the bomb squads, his arrest and current investigations, I hear he got an A for the project.

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Wednesday, September 04, 2002: WEBSITE OBSOLESCENCE: It sounds pretty harsh to suggest that 99% of all of the websites out there are obsolete but this guy makes a pretty convencing case.

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Tuesday, September 03, 2002: FREQUENCY CONVERSION: Physical qualities of sound.

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Tuesday, September 03, 2002: STARS IN SPACE: N'Sync pop star Lance Bass will be replaced by a cargo container on the upcoming Soyuz ship to the International Space Station. Story.

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August 3, 2002: GALLERY LOMBARDI FOUND OBJECTS INSTALLATION: I just received back in the mail my work which didn't sell in the Gallery Lombardi, Austin, Elctricity & M.D. show. I built a closet terrorist kit which includes materials to wage chemical and biological war in a localized fashion.

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July 8, 2002: FDA TIME STAMP: I think it is really strange that no one knows where their food comes from. You have no idea usually from what farm or what region the food comes from and when it was harvested or added to the store. I imagined it would be nice to set up an FDA system that stamped all products each time they changed hands, so that if you were in the grocery store and picked up a package of bread, you could see all of the stamps such as:
07/03/02 Fairbanks Idaho FarM ID
07/03/02 Mac's Trucking, Fairbanks, ID
07/04/02 CRISCO distribution NJ
07/09/02 Sam's Delivery, NYC
07/09/02 Corner Market, NYC

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July 7, 2002: WATER SENSOR: I have looked into sensors to detect the purity of water thinking it would be nice to make a dip stick, swizzle stirrer, to stick into your glass of water and get a reading. I don't think it would be too cost effective to carry an electron microscope around with you but perhaps a mere purity level reading would suffice for yea or nay drinking. There sure have been a lot of ground water pollution cases and terrorism is on the rise. There are some pretty nice, though expensive pieces available here.

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July 6, 2002: RADIATION FALLOUT SHELTER MAP: Ever see those cool nuclear fallout shelter symbols around on the buildings in NY? Even after extensive research at the NY libraries and after having books called in from storage in DC, I still can not find any comprehensive map of where all of the radiation fallout shelters in NYC are. I see them all around and some seem like they would fair pretty well with just a minimal amount of update yet this old fad of interest is still dead. I aim to set up a committee to go around and map out and check out the status of each of these potential saving graces. At the very least, I would like to make a map of where buildings are which have met the old criteria of fallout shelter. A tiny little plastic card - a business card sized map -- which one could carry at all times, would show the locations of all of the important shelters in various areas, should the time for it's use suddenly arise. While reportedly, most countries and therefore individuals, are incapable of launching nuclear arsenals a distance as great as the Atlantic or Pacific, it seems as though there are many people capable of constructing dirty bombs and other pretty intense radiation oriented bombs that could be dedicated from within a target. In the east village, I have noticed fallout shelter signs on almost every block.

 

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