Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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'The head rules the heart'

That's the subtitle of a BBC story on why Asian stock markets essentially shrugged off the biggest catastrophe in the continent's history. An excerpt: The market, former British government minister Michael Heseltine once said, has no morality. And indeed, stock exchange traders around Asia have wasted little time regretting the victims of this week's disaster. […]

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If you need a fridge …

There's a bar-sized one near the intersection of Kensington and St. Peter's St. It has lots of colourful stickers on it. They would include: Hashish: Mind chocolate; Work-free drug place and  Thank you for pot smoking. A requisite image of a cannabis leaf and a few iconographic punk rock stickers can also be found on it. […]

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Top 10 cool 'Net tools as picked by J-Net

Journalismnet, if you don't know about it, is a deep resource for journalists, helping them make the best  research use of the Internet. The site was created by author and consultant Julien Sher. Here's his top 10 list for cool Internet tools for 2004: Google Deskbar The deskbar allows you to search using Google, even when […]

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The Take

Argentina's been back in the news again. The New York Times had a Dec. 26 story entitled Argentina's Economic Rally Defies Forecasts. The story was about 1,300 words long, and didn't use any of them to talk about the workers' co-operatives that sprang up as a result of the country's economic meltdown in late 2001. That's […]

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