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Here : Go Vap, Saigon, Vietnam
Now:  AD.2007.Aug.09.Wed.XXhXX.ICT
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.00h14. Testing, testing
This is a test of the production and distribution scheme of one edition of the VIS/ITS BS (Byte Søup).

.08.Wed.20h22. The Schaeme [(Bootnote) 01] -- ReRun
The 1st rule of VIS/ITS is, "You don't blog about VIS/ITS." 
The 2nd rule of VIS/ITS is, "You don't blog about BS."
The 3rd rule of VIS/ITS' Bytes: "IS/IT goes with the FLO."
The 4th rule of VIS/ITS is, "See BeLow."

.08.Wed.23h13. Designed for M2GB-FG2 -- ReVised
VIS/ITS' "Bytes" is designed for collection, formating, publication and consumption using Mozilla (Firefox & Thunderbird), Gmail, Google Reader and Blogger (M2GB) -- and, sort of, for use with Feedburner and Google Groups, too (FG2, the latter for the more textually hardcore or paranoid among Us).  Upcoming:  Events and Google Calendar  tricks.

.08.Wed.23h20. VIS/ITS' BS is Available as, @

  • HTML @ SighGone, Hø!: Âm | Yin | Passive Negation - Mumblings of a SàiGòn Hộ; blog
  • HTML @ 4DM: Dương | Yang | Active Affirmation - Musings 4DM; blog
  • HTML @ Go Vap! - SighGone: Đạo | Tao | Way - From Gô Vấp, Sài Gòn; blog
  • Text @ re-creation.vietnam: "re-creation", renovation ("đổi mới" in Vietnamese) and/or new leisure activites, entertainment, education, edutainment for Vietnam (Việt Nam); mailing list, discussion group
.00h35. [eVent] Candadian Happy Hour in Saigon
When: 2007.Aug.14.Tue.18h00-20h00
Where: Cafe Central (Upstairs Lounge), Ground Floor, Sun Wah Tower, 115 Nguyen Hue, Q. 1, HCMC, VN
Who: Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (CanCham)
What: Everybody in town---you don't have to be Canadian and you don't even have to like Maple Syrup or Pate Chinois---is invited to join this very informal and popular monthly get-together.  Happy Hour discount prices and free snack foods  courtesy of Cafe Central until 8:00 P.M. (And there's a lucky draw prize opportunity too!)
How much: No admission charge! No tickets necessary!
More Info: CanCham , telephone 824 3754 or 822 8888-Extension 7305; fax 824 3751, e-mail events@canchamvietnam.org , Website www.canchamvietnam.org

.00h20. Old But Not Yet Busted: HWEx (Harper's Weekly Extracts)

The U.S. military announced that July was the least deadly
of the past eight months for American troops in Iraq, with
only 75 soldiers killed. Seventy-six U.S. senators had
visited Iraq, and 3 percent of Americans approved of how
Congress was handling the war, which was costing the
United States and Great Britain more than $4,000 each

South of Baghdad, a handsome Sunni insurgent
nicknamed George Clooney was shot by members of his
own tribe and turned over to U.S. forces.

Presidential hopefuls Barack Obama and Rudy Giuliani
pledged to invade Pakistan, and Colorado Republican
Congressman Tom Tancredo said that, if elected president,
he would respond to terrorism on U.S. soil by bombing the
Muslim holy cities of Mecca and Medina.

... an online video game that allows players to torture
and kill corrupt officials and their children proved so
popular in China that the game's website crashed.

In India, where dung-smoke clouds were warming the upper
atmosphere, more than 1,000 people had been killed in
recent floods, and Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt was sentenced
to six years of "rigorous imprisonment" for possession
of illegal firearms. "Don't get perturbed," the judge
told Dutt, "for you have many years to go and work like
the 'Mackenna's Gold' actor Gregory Peck."

A New Zealand study found that vegans are disgusted
by sex with carnivores because meat-eaters are "composed
of the lives of others." Researchers at the University
of Texas identified 237 reasons that people have sex,
including "he smelled nice," and Bob Allen, a Florida
State Representative who sponsored a bill to curtail sex in
public parks, said that he recently offered oral sex to a
man in a park because he was afraid of black people.

A lost and distraught lovebird flew amok on a flight from
Bangkok to Manila, and ornithologists remained unsure as
to why some duck species have such long, swirly penises
or convoluted vaginas that spiral in the opposite direction
and feature pockets and culs-de-sac.

A study showed that penduline tits often abandon their
offspring in order to pursue sexual conquests, and scientists
found that a female mouse with a disabled nasal organ will
begin to exhibit masculine behavior: mounting other mice,
engaging in pelvic thrusting, and abandoning her young.
Another team of scientists had bred schizophrenic mice, and
Australian scientists said that rats can learn the risks of
consuming marijuana.

Russia annexed the North Pole, Israelis fired apples, chilis,
corn, cucumbers, mangoes, and tomatoes into the Gaza Strip,
and China declared that Tibet's living Buddhas must seek
permission from the government before being reincarnated.

-- Rafil Kroll-Zaidi

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.08.Wed. [Stupid] Court won't allow New Zealand couple name their baby son 4Real, but that's OK as they're going to call him Superman instead


.08.Wed. Vietnam fears - The Age

The Age
Vietnam Years
The Age - 1 hour ago
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Welcome Home Marches for Australia's Vietnam War veterans. Warwick McFadyen speaks with author and filmmaker Michael Caulfield about his new book on the war and its legacy.

.08.Wed. Traditional Media Still Losing Ground to Internet, Cable

Consumers continue to turn away from traditional, advertising-driven media while embracing paid entertainment, such as cable TV and the internet, in greater numbers, a new study finds.

.08.Wed. For Good Girls: 10 Ways To Release Your Inner Vixen

Its inevitable, whether you've been married for 10 years or in a long term relationship for 5, sex gets dull. Every woman is a siren, a Venus, a being of erotic nature. Sometimes, releasing this inner vixen is all that's needed to spark something new and remind your man that you ARE a goddess.

.08.Wed. China releases Canadian activists

Eight Tibet independence activists detained in China this week -- including three Canadians -- have been released, a spokesperson for their group said this morning.

.00h04. Teen Drug Slang: A Dictionary For Parents

Know what your kids are talking about with this guide to today's drug terms

.00h11. [Budd] Finding the way to Nirvana on stage

"They are very dramatic and I was reading one of them to my girlfriend at the time. She sort of 'oohed' and 'ahhed' at the right points and I thought -- why not do the story of the Buddha."

Siddhartha Gautama, founder of Buddhism, was born in India 500 years before Christ.

via Boston NOW

.00h33. Jeff Stier: Organ-Trading is Not so Weird

Something unusual happened to me. I wrote an op-ed for the New York Post and nobody wrote to tell me they disagreed. Yet the policies I am arguing for are certainly not the norm. I argued in favor of incentives to promote organ donations.

.00h33. Matthew Chapman: At Last A Comic Book Atheist Hero

Pat Tillman, an extraordinarily square-jawed football player who gave up a lucrative professional life to go and fight for his country, was at first hailed as a hero by a military eager for good publicity. When it was discovered Tillman died as a result of "friendly fire" -- he was shot at close range in the forehead, which seems a little too friendly -- his family pressed hard for a more thorough investigation.

Lt. Colonel Ralph Kauzlarich, an officer with responsibilities for Tillman's unit, complained that his relatives were being so insistent because, like Pat, they were atheists. They could not come to terms with his death. From their perspective, after all, Pat was merely "wormdirt". In other words, if they believed in God and an afterlife they would be more compliant.

An interesting point.

.00h45. [NewsFlash] 7.4 earthquake hits Java, Indonesia. Epicenter is just 70 miles from Jakarta (population ~20 million)


.00h49. Feminine guys better for long-term love: British study

Old But Only in VN

.08.Wed. Saigonese taken by website pyramid e-investment scam

A group calling itself Colony Investment Management Inc. claims it can return 3% interest per day— nearly 100% per month-on any investment according to an alleged claim on the company's website at http://www.colonyinvest.net or http://music.easyvn.com/colonyinvest where the company presents itself in grammatically poor English.

.08.Wed. Wardens blamed for helping inmate get pregnant to avoid death sentence

Hanoi police have filed charges against two prison wardens for helping a female death row convict have sex and become pregnant with a male prisoner to commute her death sentence. They are seeking indictment against Nguyen Thuyen and Bui Van Quyet, former wardens of a prison in the northern Hoa Binh province, on charges of "abusing power during pubic service".

[01] Schaeme: Scheme + Scam

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