links for 2008-08-18

  • Please contact your local newspaper editor if you want to see Mike Luckovich's cartoon in your hometown paper.
  • Clip: Here are the first six minutes of The Dark Knight that will be out in theaters on July 18, 2008. If the opening 6 minutes is an indication of the film, then this will definitely be a huge summer blockbuster.
  • Democrat Sen. Barack Obama, frequently leaning on Bible passages, and Republican Sen. John McCain, sharply delineating his opposition to abortion, sought to burnish their Christian credentials with voters Saturday night in a civil forum at a California megachurch. The presidential candidates took very different approaches to the same set of questions by Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Community Church in Lake Forest, Calif., and author of the mega-selling Bible study book, The Purpose-Driven Life. The differences showed up most sharply in questions related to abortion. When Warren asked when life and human rights begin, McCain's succinct reply, "At conception," and mention of his pro-life voting track record were greeted with some of the loudest applause of the evening.
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  • MonsterCommerce is a web host provider that's geared toward online inventory and shopping cart management so it has been very popular among drop ship home based businesses. As mentioned in MonsterCommerce set for Major Upgrade, there will be a major migration to a new platform for its merchants. The new platform is actually a Network Solutions platform. Network Solutions acquired MonsterCommerce way back in late 2005 as reported here. With this upgrade, the MonsterCommerce brand will all but disappear as often happens in acquisitions such as this. What can merchants expect?
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