Cowlix Wearing my mind on my sleeve

Sunday, January 27, 2002 Permanent link to this day
The Next 10 Years

Help the Planetary Society and NASA plan the next 10 years of space exploration by taking this survey. The deadline is January 31. [via Metafilter]

Planning for War

The Washington Post has started a series, America's Chaotic Road to War, on the planning in the hours and days following 9/11. [via Metafilter]

Florida Power

The Enron Scandal Grazes Another Bush in Florida: on questions starting to be asked by Jeb's involvement with Enron.

"You've got to credit Jeb Bush," said Richard Scher, professor of political science at the University of Florida at Gainesville. "He's been wonderful in keeping the issue quiet. Nothing has been coming out. He's been very shrewd in how he's handled it politically and lucky the legislature is in session and drawing attention away. The Enron Florida angle has not come home to roost yet."

Jeb is one of the trustee's of Florida's pension fund, a large victim of the Enron collapse with $325 million in losses, though a fund respresentative has said Bush is only involved at a high level and never dealt with specifics of individual investments. He also chose to have a fundraising event at the Houston home of a former Enron president, Richard Kinder, last week. To be fair, Kinder left Enron in 1996 to form another major energy company, Kinder Morgan.

Whose? Florida is tracking the connections between Florida's pension fund and Enron.

Russian Power

The state power company in Russia, United Energy Services, cut power yesterday to several military bases including the control center responsible for monitoring military satellites and the space station. The government says the power company is in violation of decrees designating certain facilities as protected. A couple of years ago, troops were sent to some substations to prevent power from being turned off to nuclear missile bases.

CINC North America

The military is asking for a new commander in chief to coordinate troops deployed in the U.S. and Canada. [via Follow Me Here]

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