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The secret society
Topic: Society 5:14 pm EDT, Apr 20, 2003

[The Justice Department won't say what Hawash is a witness to or how long they intend to keep him.]

These aren't the only things the Bush administration won't say. It won't say why it's holding individual detainees at Guantánamo Bay; it won't disclose the factual basis for its prosecution of Zacarias Moussaoui; and it won't say how many immigrants it has detained or deported in INS proceedings. It won't say how many of us are having our telephones tapped, our e-mail messages monitored or our library checkout records examined by federal agents. The administration's defenders say such secrecy is an unavoidable cost of the war on terror, but it's an orientation that predated Sept. 11 and that extends beyond the terror threat. The White House won't reveal who Vice President Dick Cheney consulted in concocting the administration's energy policy; it won't disclose what Miguel Estrada wrote while working for the solicitor general; it won't even release documents related to the pardons that former President Bill Clinton granted during his last days in office.


Steven Aftergood, a researcher who monitors government secrecy issues for the Federation of American Scientists, calls Hatch's proposal a "direct assault" on Congress' ability to monitor the Justice Department. "If it goes through, we might as well go home," he told Salon. "The administration will have whatever authority it wants, and there won't be any separation of powers at all."


With the Domestic Security Act of 2003 -- the draft legislation dubbed "PATRIOT Act II" -- the administration is apparently contemplating other ways in which it might avoid the inconvenience of operating in the public eye or answering to the federal courts.

The draft legislation, prepared by the Justice Department but not yet proposed to Congress, includes provisions that would allow federal agents to keep secret the names of individuals arrested in investigations related to "international terrorism"; expand the circumstances under which agents could conduct searches and wiretaps without warrants; and allow the attorney general to deport resident aliens in certain circumstances without any possibility of judicial review.

Another good update on the scary legislation that is both in effect and being proposed in the future. Keep getting the information out there so that more people will raise their voice - while they still can.


The secret society

Ultimate Shopper: Modifying your club card
Topic: Miscellaneous 3:29 pm EDT, Apr 18, 2003

Ah, the Safeway Club card. I love mine.. it seems to save me money on every trip to the grocery store.

I've never been keen on Safeway keeping track of my purchases, however. I've seen the fun information you can pull from a database.. no thanks.

Ultimate Shopper: Modifying your club card

The Cats Meow
Topic: Humor 6:17 pm EDT, Apr 17, 2003

The cat is flipping someone off! Haha.

The Cats Meow

The end of civilization
Topic: Current Events 1:54 pm EDT, Apr 17, 2003

On April 10, a day after Saddam Hussein's regime collapsed and Baghdad was in the hands of U.S. military forces, the National Museum of Iraq was ransacked. In a matter of hours, thousands of Iraqis, some thought to be working for art dealers, clambered into the museum that had been closed to the public for years. After two days of looting, almost all of the museum's 170,000 artifacts were either stolen or damaged. Ancient vases were smashed. Statues were beheaded. In the museum's collection were items from Ur and Uruk, the first city-states, settled around 4000 B.C., including art, jewelry and clay tablets containing cuneiform, considered to be the first examples of writing. The museum also housed giant alabaster and limestone carvings taken from palaces of ancient kings.


Coalition forces are trying to restore civil order in Baghdad, a city of 4.5 million, and the looting has almost ended. However, the pandemonium and destruction that occurred have cost the Bush administration credibility and trust in Iraq and across the Arab world. Silliman, who's now a law professor at Duke University and executive director of the Center for Law, Ethics and National Security, says the coalition forces may have violated the Fourth Geneva Convention, which calls for an occupying force to protect cultural property. Even if the coalition forces didn't intentionally breach the Geneva Conventions, he says, "the effect [of the looting] will be more in world opinion, than in legal sanctions."

It's amazing that we had troops stationed at the Ministry of Oil in Baghdad to protect it. There's no oil in that building, it's purely administrative.

Here we have literally thousands of years of culture being systematically disassembled and sold to the highest bidder while Rumsfeld chuckles and makes statements to the effect that boys will be boys.


The end of civilization

Topic: Miscellaneous 9:10 pm EDT, Apr 16, 2003

I really don't know how to describe this. It's just really strange. Strange flash entertainment.

Warning: very psychedelic!


CampusWide Information Mirror (Socialfreedom)
Topic: Technology 9:48 pm EDT, Apr 15, 2003

From Read_Me.txt in dir:
] These files mirror, brought to you courtesy of V1ru5,
] TheVoidAKABoB, and SystemFailure, seem to go well
] with the presentation that Acidus was to give at
] Interz0ne.

Lots of information on the Blackboard CampusWide system.

CampusWide Information Mirror (Socialfreedom)

How to GUT a 2001 Sentra
Topic: Miscellaneous 9:05 pm EDT, Apr 15, 2003

] How to get your Econobox into the 14's **A MUST READ**

It's so painful to watch a car get gutted like this. You'd think that all of my experience of watching Monster Garage would have jaded me at this point, but I guess not!

If you ever want to make something stop existing, the Milwaukee Sawzall is the tool.

How to GUT a 2001 Sentra

Majid al-Khoei Stabbed to Death
Topic: Current Events 1:40 pm EDT, Apr 10, 2003

] Majid al-Khoei, a Shia Muslim cleric, has been stabbed to
] death by a mob outside the Ali Mosque in Najaf today.
] Richard Beeston, Diplomatic Editor, left, explains the
] significance of his death.

Majid al-Khoei Stabbed to Death

Operation:Iraqi mackin'
Topic: Humor 3:21 am EDT, Apr 10, 2003

This is simply unbelievable. "Iraq has a new regime, and that regime is love, baby" "These arms are fo' huggin"

Operation:Iraqi mackin'

FIELD POLL: 63% in Bay Area support war to remove dictator
Topic: Current Events 2:06 pm EDT, Apr  9, 2003


Asked "Do you support or oppose the U.S.' taking military action in Iraq to remove Saddam Hussein from power," 63 percent said they favor and 32 percent said they oppose, a result that surprised even the pollsters.

"The stereotype that one would have of the Bay Area would be that it is one of the hotbeds of the anti-war movement," said Mark DiCamillo, director of the Field Poll, based in San Francisco. "For a poll to show strong support of the war here -- that's major news."

FIELD POLL: 63% in Bay Area support war to remove dictator

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