News stories from the day

It’s funny the things you can read during the day. When I read an interesting story at work, I’ll usually email it to myself so I can check on it further when I get home. Here are some stories from today:

MSNBC: NASA mulls station evacuation plan
It’s rather sad to read this one. It seems as though just when you think NASA might pull things together for the Space Station, something happens. Russia can’t fuund its program, and we’re heavily dependent on their Soyuz launchers. As an everything-but-in-name NASA employee, this bums me out.

USNews America galled France right from the start
There are some interesting observations in this piece. For example, while I did know that France was a rather big country, and a powerhouse in Europe, I would never have guessed them to be the sixth-largest economy in the world.

Letterman: Top Ten Ways Trent Lott Is Preparing For The Holidays
This is really not the way for JPL to be making Top Ten lists. The third entry is for JPL to measure the force of Lott’s hair…

And finally, as seen on Baen’s Bar, discussion boards for my favorite publisher…

Independent: In Foreign Parts: GI Janes flaunt their sports bras as body search arrives in cultural minefield of Afghan frontier
I’m not sure i believe this one. Stripping to a sports bra to prove femininity? Come one, can’t be true, not our G.I.s…