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Supercomputer smashes world speed record

April 18,2002

By Will Knight

A Japanese supercomputer has recorded the fastest "floating point" calculation speed of any computer on the planet. The feat is reported in the latest edition of the Linpack report, a ranking of supercomputer performance.

The Earth Simulator at the Marine Science and Technology Center in Kanagawa, notched up 35.61 teraflops - that is over 35 trillion "floating point" calculations per second.

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Myths of the Middle East 2000

by Joseph Farah

This article is written by an Arab-American journalist, Joseph Farah, who seems to be the lead man in the Internet-based conservative paper, World Net Daily. This article is pretty amazing, given the author's ethnic background. (Why hasn't the "mainstream" media picked up this thread?)

By Other articles can be found at http://www.worldnetdaily.com www.worldnetdaily.com .

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Vreeland Challenges Solomon and Corn Directly

4/9/02

An Open Letter From “Mike” Vreeland to David Corn of The Nation and Norman Solomon of FAIR

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Ruppert [mailto:mruppert@copvcia.com]
Sent: Monday, April 08, 2002 9:38 PM
To: From The Wilderness
Cc: Pacifica Network News (pnn@pacifica.org)
Subject: Vreeland Challenges Solomon and Corn Directly - Requests a Pacifica Interview - An Open Letter

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Smart ALECs (American Legislative Exchange Council)

by Bill Berkowitz - WorkingForChange

April 15, 2002

Are you paying enough attention to what's going on in your state legislature? Do you support lobbying efforts by progressive organizations? Do you contribute money to legislative candidates?

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Common Herbicide Linked to Sexual Side Effects in Frogs

By Cat Lazaroff

BERKELEY, California, April 16, 2002 (ENS) - Atrazine, the top selling weed killer in the United States, disrupts the sexual development of frogs at concentrations 30 times lower than levels allowed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The researchers who uncovered the problem join environmentalists in expressing concern about heavy use of the herbicide on corn, soybeans and other crops in the U.S. Midwest and around the world.

Anti-Tax Activist Arrested for Fraud

By CHELSEA J. CARTER

Associated Press Writer

April 16, 2002

SANTA ANA, Calif. -- An anti-tax activist who once boasted she had never paid income taxes was arrested Monday for allegedly promoting bogus tax shelters and encouraging the filing of phony returns.

Six others also were charged in the alleged fraud scheme.

The arrest of Lynne Meredith, who headed up the anti-tax group We The People, came nearly a decade after she first began publicly lobbying against income taxes.

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Supreme Court Brief

OVERVIEW OF THE PETITION

Boyd E. Graves petitions the high Court to seek resolution of a burning social issue not previously addressed by the Court. Since the onset of AIDS in 1979, less and less scrutiny has been focused on the genesis of the pandemic, in which to (allegedly) concentrate on education, treatment and prevention. After receiving an HIV positive diagnosis in 1992, petitioner began a relentless pursuit to find the truth.

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