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December 2000
Aggregate Anonymous Data


Business Visitors
(only a sampling of businesses with websites in English are listed)

Abraxas (Global IT Recruiting)
Alberta, Government of
Allied Pilots Association

Anonymizer (Not really a "company visitor" at all but rather a software tool/service used to conceal a visitor's identity. It's interesting that any visitor would feel so threatened by this list of visitor business names that they would feel compelled to use this service. I tried to sign up for the affiliate program — figuring that more of my fine visitors might want to use this anonymizer service and, well, what the heck, shouldn't I earn something for the referral to their website? Alas, their affiliate sign up page is malfunctioning. I hope it's not an indicator of their software services. Yikes!)

Arkansas, State of
The Associates
Automatic Data Processing, Inc.
Bank of America
Baptist Health System, TX
Bass Hotels & Resorts
Bayer (Those "aspirin" folk do a lot more than manufacture aspirin! Cool website. Definitely worth visiting. While you're there, be sure and read about their connection with LEGOS. I learned something new about my sons' toys today. Way cool.)
Benefit Services Corporation
Beth Abraham Health Services
BFGoodrich Company
Blue Cross of California (I guess they just can't stay away! Gee, I wonder if there are women with uterine fibroids working for BC of CA trying to figure out how to get their employer to pay for uterine artery embolization?)
BMO Nesbitt Burns
Boag's (Australian brewer of lager. That's 'beer' to me but most definitely fine lager to my spouse. Could someone from Australia explain to me what the word 'squillon' means?)
The Boeing Company
Bogin, Munns & Munns
Bone Care International
BorgWarner Auto (I'm an absolute car idiot — but today I learned that this company has over 3,500 automotive related patents. Amazing. I never even knew they existed inside of so many cars that I've ridden/driven in!)
California Franchise Tax Board
California Polytechnic State University
Carnegie Mellon
The Chase Manhattan Corporation
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Cinergy Corp.
The CIT Group
City Public Service of San Antonio Texas
The City University of New York
Commonwealth of Kentucky
Community College of Philadelphia
Computer Sciences Corporation
Conexant (One of these visitors was probably my husband. Hi sweetie!)
Craftsman Press
Crozer Keystone Health System
Davenport University
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
Delaware, State of
Department of Health, England
Department of Veteran's Affairs
DETYA, Commonwealth Department of Education, Training and Youth Affairs, Australia
District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority
Dresser-Rand Co.
DTE Energy
Eastman Chemical Company
Emergency Physicians Medical Group, PC
Emporia State University, Kansas
The Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States
Federal Express
Financial Times
Fireman's Fund
Florida Department of Health
Florida Department of Management Services
Florida Information Resources Network
Ford Motor Company
Fox Television
Fruit of the Loom (Yep, those fruity underwear people!)

About Genentech...

Manufacturers of growth hormones and a company totally buried in gene research, this corporation was just this month named by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the "Top 100 Companies To Work For In America" for the third consecutive year.

Although women with reproductive disease often think of pharmaceuticals as "the enemy" out to capitalize on their poor health, it is important to remember that these companies are comprised of thousands upon thousands of honest, hard-working people who believe in the work they are doing and strive every day to do their very best. Indeed, FORTUNE Magazine's "Top 100" list is one that is determined by the very employees who work for the companies polled.

Pharmaceuticals make billions of dollars each year off of human tragedy — and it is hard sometimes to not be cynical about this fact. (Particularly in light of the occasional "events" involving scientific misconduct and undue pressure for clinicians to only report good results from clinical trials research!) Even so, hard working, well-intentioned people make up the backbone of these companies and are to be applauded for their contribution to improving all of our lives with the work they do and the products they manufacture.

Disclosure: Not a single pharmaceutical has contributed financially to the creation or maintenance of this website. Furthermore, I do not work for the pharmaceutical industry in any capacity nor do I have any family members or loved ones who do so either (that I am aware of, that is.)


Girls and Boys Town
GTECH Corporation
Glaxo Wellcome Inc.
Global Crossing
Harcum College, PA
Harvard Community Health Plan
Health Advances, Inc.
Health Care Financing Administration
Hennepin County, MN
Henry Ford Health Systems
Hopkins & Sutter
Hughes & Luce, LLP
Indiana University
Inland Steel Industries
Johnson & Johnson
Johnson Space Center
Kaleida Health
King's College London
Krames (This company creates health education materials for physicians, hospitals, and health plans.)
Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government
Library of Congress
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (Publishers of medical information.)
London Health Sciences Centre
London School of Economics and Political Science
Long Aldridge & Norman, LLP
Long Island University
Longue Vue House and Gardens, New Orleans
Los Angeles City Government
Los Angeles County Office of Education
Louisiana State University Medical Center
Lucent Technologies, Inc.
Manitoba Hydro
ManuLife Financial
Maricopa Community Colleges
Maritz, Inc.

Mark Monitor (Interesting company. Probably being used by organizations I've listed/linked here to monitor what I write about them. I'd like to go on public record saying that I don't have any hidden code or redirects that deliberately send visitors to a porno site instead of the company site listed. What you see is what you get — unless I made an inadvertent typing error. :) Furthermore, I've never received so much as a single request to remove a link or content appearing on this website as of yet. I imagine it will happen someday — as I'm certain that there are companies unhappy with what I've written about them. But, to date, it hasn't happened. Not even with the broad array of attorneys that seem to use this website like a revolving door without so much as a "how do you do." Not even one itsy bitsy email giving me a clue as to what they're looking at or why they're visiting. Sigh. Maybe I'm better off not knowing.)

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, CT

Mayo Clinic (This medical organization recently took major steps back into the dark ages with their information on uterine fibroids, hysterectomy, and uterine artery embolization recently placed online. It was a shocking shift from their prior information — but one I figure was probably the product of hiring someone new to rewrite the information or outsourcing for content. They may have a "...tradition of trusted answers..." but they lost me when I saw the information they uploaded 9/2000 on uterine fibroids. Also, their "Hysterectomy — Myths vs. facts" highlighted box of information is over-generalized content that is, in itself, a bit mythical in terms of where they acquired their information. How about citing your sources Mayo? The information presented in this box is not referenced by source and is most definitely contrary to information published in the medical literature. Help us out here some Mayo — a simple bibliography would be oh so nice.)

Mellon Financial Corporation
Memphis City Schools
Merrill Lynch
Mesa Public Schools
Metropolitan Regional Information Systems Inc. (Realtors)
Milwaukee Area Technical College
Mott's (Think: applesauce.)
Municipality of Metro Seattle
NASA Glenn Research Center
National Cancer Centre Pte Ltd, Singapore
National City Corporation
National Health Service, UK
Navy Federal Credit Union
Nestle USA
New York City Board of Education
New York University
New York University School of Medicine
Newham Training and Education Centre
North Dakota University System
Offutt Air Force Base, NE
Oregon State University
Pacific Blue Cross (Canadian Blue Cross)
Pan American Health Organization, Regional Office of the World Health Organization
Pershing Division of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corporation
Peterson Consulting
Planned Parenthood
Protective Life Corporation
Providence College
Rochester Public Utilities
Rogers & Hardin, LLP
Rohm and Haas Company
The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia
RSM International
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Ryan & Company
St. Mary's County Health Department, MD
St. Mary's/Duluth Clinic Health System
Salick Health Care Inc.
San Antonio Housing Authority
Schwartz Brothers Restaurants
ScotiaBank Group
Sekely Industries
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
Star Tribune, Minneapolis-St.Paul
Stony Brook, State University of New York
Social Security Administration
South Carolina Department of Transportation
South Texas Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Southern Cross University, Australia
Sun Life Financial
TCF Bank
Tenet Healthcare Corporation
Tesoro Petroleum Companies, Inc.
Texas A&M University
Texas Medical Center
Thompson Hine & Flory LLP
Towers Perrin
Tulane University
The Union-Tribune Publishing Company
United Airlines
United Nations Environment Programme
United Nations International Computing Centre
United Parcel Service
United States Air Force, Eglin Air Force Base
United States Air Force, Eielson Air Force Base
United States Army, III Armored Corps, Fort Hood, TX
United States Army Corps of Engineers
United States Department of Agriculture
United States Department of Housing and Urban Development
United States Department of Justice
United States Department of Treasury
United States Food & Drug Administration
United States Environmental Protection Agency
United States Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
United States House of Representatives
United States Marine Corps, Quantico (I particularly like the Privacy Security Notice on this website. Talk about data collection of site visitors....whoa!)
United States Postal Service
University of Buffalo Law School
University of California, Davis
University of California, San Diego
University of California, San Francisco
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Connecticut
University of Dayton, OH
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Maryland
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of New Mexico
University of Pennsylvania Health System
University of Phoenix
University of Rhode Island
University of South Florida
University of Southern California
University of Virginia
University of Windsor
University of Wisconsin
University System of Georgia
Utah State University
Viacom International Inc.
Via Christi Regional Medical Center, KS
Viking Freight
Weber State University
Wells Fargo
West Texas Rehabilitation Center
Western Digital Corporation
Western Kentucky University
Westfield Companies
Widener University, PA
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (Super cool oceanography site. I particularly like the webpages on women exploring the oceans. Way to go!)
The World Bank Group
W. L. Gore & Associates (The people who brought us Gore-Tex also manufacture a wide array of medical products. It never ceases to amaze me how much there is to learn in this old world. As it turns out, my favorite dental floss is manufactured by this company; it doesn't shred or leave tiny fibers in between your teeth that drive you nuts! :) Please forgive me the short commercial — I truly do like their dental floss!)
Yaskawa Electric America, Inc.
Youngstown State University

Finally, I'd like to point out that this month there were so many public library visitors that I couldn't even begin to list them all. Yahoo!!! (and WELCOME!) to the women who've figured out this technology is available to them for free! Also, the above list is only a daily sampling — not the whole enchilada. Unlike the U.S. military (who use automated WHOIS, IP Block, and Trace Routing filters deciphering and categorizing the information on all visitors to their websites) the statistics tool my host provider uses is excellent but simply not "military intelligence quality" and it would take me several days to identify and list ALL of the monthly visitors to this website. Even so, this list alone is quite amazing to me.

Where are visitors logging on from?
(presented in highest to lowest # of visitors order)

Due to the wide variety of visitors from all around the world, I've become adept at using online translation tools that are publicly available for reading my incoming email. Unfortunately, translation tools do not exist for ALL languages. I wish they did. I also wish the translation tools included medical terms. Sigh. Anyone care to take on this project and invent these all encompassing software tools for the internet? Can you even begin to fathom the impact this would have on the world for such an ease in translation of the written language to be available to everyone? Wow. What a potential for information sharing and world-wide communication to solve problems like...uterine fibroids...

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