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Review: Apple Pages (iWork ’05)

In the interest of sparing you the deadly anticipation, I’ll come out and say it: Pages is not a Microsoft Word killer. In fact, it’s doesn’t even come close to being a full-fledged Microsoft Word replacement. The way I see it, they’re two different products good for two different things. The fact that they both deal with words is simply a technicality. If anything, Pages is more of a combination of Microsoft Word and another member of the Microsoft Office family: Publisher. Microsoft has failed to port Publisher to the Mac for whatever reason (“Grr! I’m Microsoft and I’ll do what I want!”), so there’s a gaping hole in the Office:Mac suite.

Review: Apple Pages (iWork ’05)

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Greens Call Bush Social Security Plan ‘A Declaration of War on Working People’

“In his first term, Mr. Bush fabricated an Iraqi crisis, based on a counterfeit reports of WMDs, collusion between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda, and an imminent threat to the U.S. This year, Mr. Bush is relying on manufactured claims of an impending Social Security crisis in order to achieve the long-time Republican goal of dismantling one of our most successful and necessary social programs. By attacking Social Security, President Bush is declaring war on people who work for a living,” added Ms. Haug.

Greens Call Bush Social Security Plan ‘A Declaration of War on Working People’

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Capital Games

The rulers of outlaw regimes can know that we still believe as Abraham Lincoln did: “Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves; and, under the rule of a just God, cannot long retain it.”

You neglected to mention that Alabama voters in November rejected a measure that would have erased provisions in the state’s constitution that support segregated schools and the use of poll taxes.

Capital Games

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Conservatives Pick Soft Target: A Cartoon Sponge

SpongeBob needed no introduction. In addition to his popularity among children, who watch his cartoon show, he has become a well-known camp figure among adult gay men, perhaps because he holds hands with his animated sidekick Patrick and likes to watch the imaginary television show “The Adventures of Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy.”
Some people really need to lighten up…

Conservatives Pick Soft Target: A Cartoon Sponge

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That Magic Moment

A charming man courts a woman, telling her that he’s a wealthy independent businessman. Just after the wedding, however, she learns that he has been cooking the books, several employees have accused him of sexual harassment and his company is about to file for bankruptcy. She accuses him of deception. “The accountability moment is behind us,” he replies. Last week President Bush declared that the election was the “accountability moment” for the war in Iraq – the voters saw it his way, and that’s that. But Mr. Bush didn’t level with the voters during the campaign and doesn’t deserve anyone’s future trust.

That Magic Moment

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Mac mini: More Than Just A Computer?

Tchock writes “Ian Adams theorizes that the new Mac mini, announced on Tuesday at the MacWorld SF keynote, may be more than just a grab for PC market share: “Make no mistake: Apple wants this computer in your living room. Look no further than the Mac Mini’s Accessories page, where an Apple DVI to S-video/composite video converter is only the 6th item listed. Look two rows below that, and you’ll see a device that gives you optical sound output through USB (the Mac Mini already has a headphone output jack on it). Four rows below that? A remote control for your Mac Mini’s media applications. Everything about this computer seems to scream “plug me in to your TV!” Remember when Steve spent an hour of every keynot talking about how the Mac was becoming the digital hub? I don’t know why he’s stopped talking about it, or more importantly building the kinds of things mentioned as add-ons into the Mac. But I want my MacOS Tiger Media Center Edition soon.

Mac mini: More Than Just A Computer?