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Al Gore Wins Nobel Peace Prize 2007
Topic: Society 1:06 pm EDT, Oct 12, 2007

For their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change:

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr.


Al Gore Wins Nobel Peace Prize 2007

Bono Gets Medal for His Work in Africa
Topic: Society 3:12 pm EDT, Sep 28, 2007

"Your America is where Neil Armstrong takes a walk on the moon," Bono said. "Your America gave Europe the Marshall Plan. Your America gave the world the Peace Corps."

"America is not just a country, it's an idea, isn't it? It's a great and powerful idea," he said. "The idea that all men are created equal, that we are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights. That among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."

Bono gets it. America is about more than just the policies and all that, it's about the ideal we need to try to live up to. The ideal is why America can be the greatest country in the world. It's why when we blow it off (like the current administration) we look like assholes to the rest of the world.

Bono Gets Medal for His Work in Africa

Troops Worry Relatives Could Be Deported - The Huffington Post
Topic: Society 3:03 pm EDT, Aug 11, 2007

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has also postponed deportation of immigrants on active duty until they are discharged.

You can fight and die for us, but when you're done, get the fuck out.

Troops Worry Relatives Could Be Deported - The Huffington Post

U.S. government fights to keep meatpackers from testing all slaughtered cattle for mad cow - International Herald Tribune
Topic: Society 9:40 pm EDT, May 30, 2007

The Bush administration said Tuesday it will fight to keep meatpackers from testing all their animals for mad cow disease.

I couldn't make up a clusterfuck of these proportions. They're now blatantly fighting to make food LESS SAFE. Send these idiots back to whatever rock they crawled out from under and bury it.

U.S. government fights to keep meatpackers from testing all slaughtered cattle for mad cow - International Herald Tribune

U2's Bono awarded British knighthood - Yahoo! News
Topic: Society 6:24 pm EDT, Mar 29, 2007

John was disappointed that his dad wasn't presented with a light saber, said Bono, whose real name is Paul Hewson. "He thought I was becoming a Jedi."

Sorry, no lightsaber kid...

U2's Bono awarded British knighthood - Yahoo! News

My National Security Letter Gag Order -
Topic: Society 3:12 pm EDT, Mar 23, 2007

It is the policy of The Washington Post not to publish anonymous pieces. In this case, an exception has been made because the author -- who would have preferred to be named -- is legally prohibited from disclosing his or her identity in connection with receipt of a national security letter. The Post confirmed the legitimacy of this submission by verifying it with the author's attorney and by reviewing publicly available court documents.


The inspector general's report makes clear that NSL gag orders have had even more pernicious effects. Without the gag orders issued on recipients of the letters, it is doubtful that the FBI would have been able to abuse the NSL power the way that it did. Some recipients would have spoken out about perceived abuses, and the FBI's actions would have been subject to some degree of public scrutiny. To be sure, not all recipients would have spoken out; the inspector general's report suggests that large telecom companies have been all too willing to share sensitive data with the agency -- in at least one case, a telecom company gave the FBI even more information than it asked for. But some recipients would have called attention to abuses, and some abuse would have been deterred.

I found it particularly difficult to be silent about my concerns while Congress was debating the reauthorization of the Patriot Act in 2005 and early 2006. If I hadn't been under a gag order, I would have contacted members of Congress to discuss my experiences and to advocate changes in the law. The inspector general's report confirms that Congress lacked a complete picture of the problem during a critical time: Even though the NSL statute requires the director of the FBI to fully inform members of the House and Senate about all requests issued under the statute, the FBI significantly underrepresented the number of NSL requests in 2003, 2004 and 2005, according to the report.

I recognize that there may sometimes be a need for secrecy in certain national security investigations. But I've now been under a broad gag order for three years, and other NSL recipients have been silenced for even longer. At some point -- a point we passed long ago -- the secrecy itself becomes a threat to our democracy. In the wake of the recent revelations, I believe more strongly than ever that the secrecy surrounding the government's use of the national security letters power is unwarranted and dangerous. I hope that Congress will at last recognize the same thing.

My National Security Letter Gag Order -

Bush Bans Bears!
Topic: Society 10:38 pm EST, Mar  8, 2007

Listed as a "new requirement" for foreign travelers on U.S. government business, the memo says that requests for foreign travel "involving or potentially involving climate change, sea ice, and/or polar bears" require special handling, including notice of who will be the official spokesman for the trip.

The Fish and Wildlife Service top officials need assurance that the spokesman, "the one responding to questions on these issues, particularly polar bears" understands the administration's position on these topics.

Bush Bans Bears!

Most Americans have had premarital sex - Yahoo! News
Topic: Society 2:04 pm EST, Dec 20, 2006

Under the Bush administration, such programs have received hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding.

"It would be more effective," Finer said, "to provide young people with the skills and information they need to be safe once they become sexually active — which nearly everyone eventually will."

Why not make the headline honest? 90%+ of Americans will have premarital sex. I imagine a few of them will even have postmarital sex. Promoting abstinance is like promoting... Well, nothing. I can't think of a single similar thing. Promoting something useless and obviously rejected over something useful and with a point? I would say it's like the cigarette companies pushing the "no link" crap, but it wasn't the government pushing it.

Most Americans have had premarital sex - Yahoo! News

GOP Rep Fears Influx of Muslims
Topic: Society 1:27 pm EST, Dec 20, 2006

In it, he also proudly recounts his retort to a Muslim student who asked him why he did not include the Koran with The Ten Commandments on his wall. "As long as I have the honor of representing the citizens of the 5th District of Virginia in the United States House of Representatives, The Koran is not going to be on the wall of my office," he says he told the student.

This is exactly why there is a little thing called "freedom of religion." I would like to thank Mr Goode for identifying himself as a bigot, and hope we find out he's been taking bribes from Jack Abramoff so he can be sent to prison and get buggered.

GOP Rep Fears Influx of Muslims

MO law on waxing...
Topic: Society 11:04 pm EST, Dec 14, 2006

The act provides that parental consent must be given for a minor to obtain body waxing on or near genitalia.

Say what??? Just out of curiosty, what state interest is served by this?

MO law on waxing...

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