Daily Archives: August 4, 2007


Untitled document The terrorist surveillance program (officially the "Protect America Act") has passed the House of Representatives 227-183. WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 — Under pressure from President Bush, the House on Saturday gave final approval to changes in a terrorist surveillance … Continue reading

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And A Bit Of Sanity

Untitled document After posting the last item, in which the Daily Mail luridly asserted that an American company had been the source of the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) outbreak in Britain, I pulled up the Telegraph. They are not … Continue reading

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This Is Bad

Untitled document The Daily Mail is reporting that the latest British Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) outbreak in Britain may have originated from a pharmaceutical laboratory located only three miles – upwind – from the site of the outbreak. The facility … Continue reading

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Ride ‘Em, Cowboy

Untitled document My daughter helped out a friend of hers when the local 4-H group could not get enough kids to participate in a horse-grooming contest. While at the fair, she saw an exhibition of Cowboy Mounted Shooting and came … Continue reading

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Cats, Bats, Rabies And The Carolinas

Untitled document Take it from someone who reads a lot of news on a daily basis, stories like this do not usually happen very frequently or as relatively close together geographically. So it is something to be a bit wary of. A … Continue reading

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Elegy For The Not-Famous

Untitled document A very interesting piece by Charles Moore in today's Telegraph is really worth taking the time to read. It is about the unnoticed and the unsung, the average, common people without an ax to grind or a message to … Continue reading

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Foot And Mouth Disease Back In Britain

Untitled document Foot and Mouth disease has been detected in animals at a farm in Britain, setting the stage for a repeat of the national disaster that engulfed Britain in 2001. In the last outbreak, more than six million animals were … Continue reading

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Phoenix Rises

Untitled document The NASA Phoenix Mars lander was successfully launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida early this morning. The $420 million mission will attempt to land Phoenix at the Martian North Pole to sample ice and soil. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A … Continue reading

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Lies, Damned Lies And TNR

Untitled document In descending order. Bob Owens has hung on like a bulldog through the Scott Beauchamp ferfluffle and has received official word from the Public Affairs Officer for General David Petraeus. Col. Steven Boylan says, conclusively, that none of the soldiers in … Continue reading

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