Waiting for the rapture in Iran

This bit of news goes a long way in explaining the extremely irrational statements and actions of the new Iranian president ... I wonder what George will say when God tells this loony to invade Iraq?

President Ahmadinejad's faith in the imminent return of the messianic Mahdi leaves him disinclined to compromise.

(link) [Christian Science Monitor | Top Stories]

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A New Blog on the Roll

Just a quick post to note the addition of a new and promising Heathen blog, Forn Átrúnađr, to the blogroll.

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CAN-SPAM working - FTC

SPAMThe only kind of canned SPAM I know of that's "working" is pictured at left. My traps and filters are catching roughly three times the amount of SPAM they caught in 2003 - and more of it is actually getting through them and into my inbox than ever before.

Legal action and email filtering are helping to minimise the nuisance of spam, according to US federal regulators. In a report to Congress on the effectiveness of the US Federal CAN-SPAM Act, the Federal Trade Commission concludes that technology has reduced the amount of junk email reaching consumers' in-boxes. Meanwhile rigorous law enforcement has had a deterrent effect on spammers. "Consumers are receiving less spam now than they were receiving in 2003" when the CAN-SPAM Act was enacted, the FTC concludes.

(link) [The Register]

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