Wednesday, January 30, 2008

"Trust Us" Government

After vowing yesterday to veto a 30-day extension of the Protect America Act, the White House and Congressional Republicans today agreed to a 15-day extension. The Senate will now proceed to vote on the various amendments pending on the Cheney/Rockefeller bill and will then almost certainly vote in favor of that bill in some form, granting amnesty

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Thursday, January 24, 2008

9-11 Solved!

Former Italian President Francesco Cossiga, who revealed the existence of Operation Gladio, has told Italy’s oldest and most widely read newspaper that the 9-11 terrorist attacks were run by the CIA and Mossad...

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RIAA Request For Music Downloaders' Identities Denied -- RIAA -- InformationWeek

RIAA Request For Music Downloaders' Identities Denied -- RIAA -- InformationWeek

DRM Tide Turning? Universal Music To Offer DRM-Free Tunes -- DRM -- InformationWeek

DRM Tide Turning? Universal Music To Offer DRM-Free Tunes -- DRM -- InformationWeek

Sandisk Sansa e260

Sansa arrived two days early. Hooked up to laptop and transferred music smoothly. Great sound for an MP3 player. I love the lanyard that comes with it because I can wear it around my neck and under my jacket. The bud head phones even have a golden connector pin. Talk about fancy.

The player holds 4 GB of music, so it's not an upgrade from the iPod Mini, but I don't foresee myself ever having more than 2 - 3 GB. If I do, I'll get a memory expansion card.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Chertoff: Tougher ID Rules for Borders

WASHINGTON (AP) — New border-crossing rules that take effect in two weeks will mean longer lines and stiffer demands for ID, including for returning Americans, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said Thursday.

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U.S. BEGINS SEIZING BORDER LANDS IN ARIZONA TO BUILD FENCE

The Feds condemned the first six properties to be seized under eminent domain to build the Mexican border fence in Arizona yesterday.According to court records, the condemning of the privately held lands gives Homeland Security easement rights to the properties for 180 days. They'll also have the right to tear down buildings in their way.

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FDA warns against cold drugs for kids under 2 | U.S. | Reuters

FDA warns against cold drugs for kids under 2 | U.S. | Reuters

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The Associated Press: Man: NY Hospital Forced Rectal Exam

The Associated Press: Man: NY Hospital Forced Rectal Exam

NBC wins decision to keep Kucinich out of debate

The Nevada Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that MSNBC is not required to include candidate Dennis Kucinich in its scheduled Democratic presidential debate.

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FCC Earns Kudos for Net Neutrality Inquiry

Public interest groups praise the FCC for beginning inquires into traffic management by broadband providers and mobile phone carriers.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Students walkout to protest school over Facebook suspensions

Students are supporting fellow classmates who were suspended from school for photos of themselves partying on facebook. Since when is it the school's right to police facebook??

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Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Eminem Hospitalized With Pneumonia; Now Weighs Over 200 lbs

TMZ.com reported that Eminem was rushed to the hospital over the holidays for a serious heart condition and severe pneumonia and now weighs in at 200 pounds.

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Supreme Court to take up voter ID law

Mary-Jo Criswell wants to vote in the November elections but is not sure if she will be able to, because of one barrier: She does not have government-issued photo identification.

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Monday, January 7, 2008

Firefox freezups and crashes solved?

It happened again. I loaded the site in IE and the Java installer popped up. After I installed Java, Firefox was able to load the site! Stupid Firefox, not bringing up the Java installer!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Stay Off Teens' Online Turf

Last spring, Avery Doninger was just being a teenager. She mindlessly insulted school administrators on an Internet blog entry. Unfortunately, she had to suffer the consequences and could no longer run for senior class secretary at Lewis Mills High School in Burlington.

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Saturday, January 5, 2008

The Lord Jesus Christ First, True Libertarian

The religious significance of the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is well known. But, what is not so well known is the sense in which Christ’s birth is “the most important single political event in history,” as Dr. R.J. Rushdoony has observed and documented in many of his books.

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Cesar Millan donates treadmill

The Post-Dispatch confirms that Cesar provided a seminar attendee with the promised treadmill for her dog. The attendee suffers from a debilitating handicap that limits her ability to walk her dog. Cesar offered suggestions for exercising the dog, but when it became clear the attendee lacked the finances, Cesar volunteered his.

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Coming Back to the Pack

A few minutes with Cesar Millan—TV's 'Dog Whisperer'—was all it took to win back a skeptic.

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Thursday, January 3, 2008

CNET, RIAA does NOT claim ripping a CD is illegal

Despite a Washington Post article (and the fact that the RIAA is widely despised for suing their customers) the RIAA did NOT claim that ripping a CD to your computer is wrong. In fact what the RIAA specifically stated (in their brief vs. Jeffrey Howell) that ripping files directly to his "share folder", hence with the INTENT TO SHARE, is wrong.

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Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Lawyer: Ripping MP3s Illegal, Grounds for Lawsuit

RIAA lawyer states in legal brief that copying songs from CDs to computer for personal use is just as illegal as posting them online.

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