Wow, its September? (via Unemployed writer)

I really cannot believe it's September.  Where has the summer gone?  Oh wait, I know, me trying to find a job with still no luck.  That's as pessimistic as I'll allow myself to be. One good thing over the last month, I have been writing.  It's incredibly rough and I'm making notes of what I think needs to be fixed as I'm going, which is more progress than I have made in literally years.  I usually end up stalled before I reach ten pages.  So it's … Read More

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First Post

This is my first post on my new blog!  Go me! 🙂  For the time being, this will be all there is, until the importer works and i can import my old posts from Modblog.  Ah, ModBlog.  Still a great blogging service, but lately, some server issues have really sucked the life out of the community.  Fear not, i dont plan on leaving ModBlog, unless they close or something drastic happens.  Therefore, this will be my back-up blog 🙂  Here’s to hoping the importer option/feature comes soon.

Google Rebuffs Feds on Search Requests

By MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Business Writer
Thu Jan 19, 11:04 PM ET

SAN FRANCISCO – Google Inc. is rebuffing the Bush administration’s demand for a peek at what millions of people have been looking up on the Internet’s leading search engine — a request that underscores the potential for online databases to become tools for government surveillance.

Mountain View-based Google has refused to comply with a White House subpoena first issued last summer, prompting U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales this week to ask a federal judge in San Jose for an order to hand over the requested records.

The government wants a list all requests entered into Google’s search engine during an unspecified single week — a breakdown that could conceivably span tens of millions of queries. In addition, it seeks 1 million randomly selected Web addresses from various Google databases.

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