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Speaking of valuing "rights and entitlements over duties and responsibilities..."

... (source), anyone know what Timmy Geithber's golfing buddies did with the trillions we gave them? Bueller?... Bueller?... Bueller? Read below the fold...

Diebold's voting machines use GPL's viral license

So, does that mean that Diebold now has to make its source code public, in accordance with GPL's copyleft provisions?

Interesting! Read below the fold...

Rick Warren offers Saddleback church to gay-hating Episcopalian schismatics

Yep, Obama's choice to lead the inaugural prayer is offering up his own facilities to support gay-hating Episcopalians who want to split their church because they believe Christ taught that gays aren't fully human. Yay!

To be fair, these guys don't just hate gays and pervert the teachings of Christ. They also hate the ordination of woman, who in their view aren't fully human either, as well as the revision of the 1928 Prayer Book. Read below the fold...

Happy square root day!

Scientific American:

Math lovers and numerologists take note: Today, March 3, 2009, is square root day.

The unofficial holiday comes around but nine times a century, when the numbers of the calendar align so that the month and day are each equal to the square root of the year as expressed in two-digit form. (In today's case, 3/3/09, 3 is the square root of 9—in other words, 32 = 3 x 3 = 9.) Square root days arise in every year whose last two digits are a perfect square, or a number whose square root is a whole number: The last square root day was on February 2, 2004 (2/2/04), and the next occurrence will be on April 4, 2016 (4/4/16).

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Just dumped a scuttle of wood ashes over my garden

Then covered it up with snow. 18 days, is it, 'til spring? Read below the fold...

4,000,000 served

Passed our 4,000,000th unique visitor at some point today. Read below the fold...

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Action Alert: Single payer rally in Lafayette Park Thursday March 5

Who would hold a health care summit and exclude doctors?
Letter from Health Care Now:

White Coats To Crowd the White House Gate Thursday
Doctors criticize exclusion of single-payer advocates from summit

President Obama is holding a Healthcare Summit on Thursday, March 5th. Over 120 are expected to be in attendance, including representatives from Americas Health Insurance Plans, the largest group of private health insurance lobbyists.

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Dear President Obama

On Single Payer Healthcare

As a candidate you have promised to treat issues in a truly bipartisan manner. On most issues this has clearly been the case.

Single payer is the one single issue that transcends all politics of the American people and they are almost all (65%) clearly in agreement with.

We all want single payer health care.

In the last couple of years I have seen fundraisers for 4 local people in order to pay for their health care because either their insurance refused to cover legitimate costs or they had absolutely zero coverage. Read below the fold...

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Politics and Media Headlines 3/3/09

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Obama in a nutshell: x steps forward, y steps back

ACLU of Massachusetts's scorecard for Obama's performance so far on restoring the Constitution.

If it were an ISP, it would be NetZero. Read below the fold...

Three minute Rahm

Nobody could have predicted...

From a commenter at OpenLeft:

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Light posting from me

Not only do I have RL stuff to do, I've got to shovel out from the storm. Read below the fold...

Obama's letter to Medvedev

Times:

President Obama sent a secret letter to Russia’s president last month suggesting that he would back off deploying a new missile defense system in Eastern Europe if Moscow would help stop Iran from developing long-range weapons, American officials said Monday.

Seems like a smart idea to me. Read below the fold...

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