Daily Archives: July 3, 2006

Is This Really A Bad Thing?

Untitled document The New York Times, an ever reliable conduit for leaking details about the US war on terror comes out today with a story that a special unit in the CIA formed under the Clinton Administration to hunt Osama … Continue reading

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Cognitive Dissidents

Untitled document EJ Dionne writes in the Washington Post a paean to dissidents, patriotism and history of the United States. I think he's got it both right and wrong. Yes, many of our advances as a nation have come about … Continue reading

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NASA Greenlights Shuttle Launch

Untitled document The Washington Post is reporting that NASA administrators have given the green light to a launch attempt for tomorrow. The crack in the foam insulation that has been reported all day appears to have been a bit more … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Stays Cross Removal

Untitled document Justice Kennedy issued a temporary stay against the order by a US District court judge to remove the cross that has stood on Mount Soledad in San Diego since 1954 (and actually replaced crosses that had been there … Continue reading

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101st Blog Of The Day

Untitled document Today, my mission to visit one member of the Fighting 101st took me over to the Blorg. The Maximum Blorg Commander has the most unusual video of a man playing a humongous pipe organ. To play video game … Continue reading

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Ho, Ho, Fricking Ho

Untitled document Fat people are not at all jolly according to a state-of-the-art huge waste of time and money psychiatric epidemiology study just completed. CHICAGO – Fat people are not more jolly, according to a study that instead found obesity … Continue reading

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Decline And Fall

Untitled document A federal Judge has issued a restraining order barring the US Navy from using mid-frequency active sonar during a training excercise. Her decision stated that the plantiffs, environmental groups, "have shown a possibility that RIMPAC 2006 will kill, … Continue reading

Posted in Civilization, News | 9 Comments

Nasa Still Planning Launch

Untitled document According to the AFP, the launch of the shuttle Discovery is still moving ahead. They are trying to resolve the small crack they found in the insulation of the external fuel tank. "Right now we have a good … Continue reading

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Things Are Getting Ugly In Mexico

Untitled document According to Mark In Mexico, there have been some serious developments. Election officials in Oaxaca were kidnapped and beaten, although it does look like they have been released at this time. There are a lot of other problems … Continue reading

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The New York Times And The Revolution

Untitled document As in American Revolution. Powerline has the headline as the New York Times would have published it. Tweet

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Lieberman Opens Petition Drive

Untitled document Well, I'm a bit surprised, but Joe Lieberman is supposed to announce that he will begin a drive to get the 7,500 signatures needed to go on the ballot even if he loses the primary. Sen. Joseph I. … Continue reading

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Ah, More Lovely Polls

Untitled document I've always been a bit of an Anglophile. I like the Brits in general and have known several over the years. So it distresses me a bit when I see a poll like this from the Telegraph. Especially … Continue reading

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What Does This Tell You?

Untitled document Thought experiment: A magazine that has a target age group of 9-14 year olds puts out an issue describing careers in teaching. Study guides accompany the magazine and encourage teachers to have students write essays pretending they are … Continue reading

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We Demand The Truth

Untitled document Get Truthout on the phone at once! Send in Jason Leopold! Get Bill Keller on this at once. We must get to the truth about what is really going on in Yellowstone Park! This nefarious scheme is almost … Continue reading

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North Korea Rattles Sabers

Untitled document All those suddenly hawkish Democrats like Walter Mondale who were calling for a preemptive strike on the North Korean missile got the attention of the North Koreans. They threaten nuclear retaliation if the US makes such an attack. The … Continue reading

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