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It's Just a Few Vases

I'm sure in ancient tmes, scholars wept like I am over stories like this, knowing the tombs of the Kings were looted and the library of Alexandria burned:

By Bassem Ali

Azzaman, September 4, 2006

A smuggler with 246 ancient treasures which he wanted to take out of the country was seized in the southern city of Amara.

The pieces were among some of the finest in the country, a police statement said.

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Even the House Republicans wander off the reservation on Torture

I guess they just had more important things to do than go over the cliff, like the lemmings they are support the preznit:

In a rebuke of President Bush, a House panel Wednesday rejected his plan for interrogating and trying foreign terrorist suspects.

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Ha Ha!

Eight inches: cut.

Well, 2000$/weekend still pays the bills, and I'm sure Mr. "Top only" will be able to make his merry way servicing those who need a "discreet" Hot Military Stud. Read below the fold...

A brief history of the criminal Bush regime

Sidney Blumenthal explains it all to you (via avedon).

It's all just as bad as you remember, violation after violation, all accomplished with barely believable crudity, while the press yawns and the Dems dither. Here's the summing up: Read below the fold...

Gentleman, start your foiling!

Via Susie, this.

What is this "controlled demolition" of which you speak?

Iraq? Katrina? Read below the fold...

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Holy Cow! Someone at the WaPo understands!

As events would have it, though, our nation is led by men who have carefully avoided both war and literature. By men devoid of a sense of the nation's and their own moral fallibility. By men who have led us into a moral desert and aren't even looking for a way back home.

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Princeton's Freedom-to-tinker eviscerates Deibold response

Warning: It's ugly.

No effect on Diebold's stock price. Too bad.

Maybe the fact that their voting machines suck is already "in the price"? Read below the fold...

Fuck the NSA: Use new anonymizing Firefox browser

I've written about the Tor before; it is a proxy that defend's against "traffic analysis," which is the technique the NSA is using model social networks, based on its massive, secret, and illegal warrantless surveillance and datamining operation. Read below the fold...

Word of the day: Turncoat

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Turncoat: a person who changes to the opposite party or faction, reverses principles, etc.; renegade.

So Lieberman loses the Democratic primary, then forms his own party and runs against the Democractic winner.

I'd say Joe's behavior is an exact match to the dictionary definition.

Sometimes the truth just doesn't sound "neutral."

And sometimes the truth hurts.

Joe, in this case. Sorry about that. Read below the fold...

Pro-torture, pro-warrantless surveillance legislation looking hopeful

And by hopeful I mean Bush gets Fucked, and a few small roadblocks are put in place of the Republican drive to replace the Constitution with an authoritarian form of government.

AP:

Amid the whirl of developments, the prospects for congressional passage of the wiretapping and detainee policies were unclear in the waning 10 days before lawmakers recess so they can campaign for the Nov. 7 elections.

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It ain't just the bagged spinach anymore ...

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, botulism has been confirmed in at least one bottle of Bolthouse Farms carrot juice. Three people in Georgia were affected. Read below the fold...

Goodnight, moon

I liked Brad DeLong when he just wrote about economics, but now I think he's just shrill.

Yawn. What a day. I can feel the day shortening. Yech. Read below the fold...

Do all Christianists have dual loyalties, or only some of them?

Whenever I want to baseline the country's Bad Craziness, I check out the Rapture Index, your "prophetic speedometer of end-time activity":

Rapture index closes up 1 on false Christs, ecumenism. Volcanoes down

[+1] False Christs: A gentleman in Florida has made news by claiming to be Christ.

[+1] Ecumenism: The outrage over the Pope's comments about Islam is helping the ecumenical movement.

[-1] Volcanoes: The lack of activity has downgraded this category.

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Bush doing everything possible to avoid war with Iran (uh huh)

Departments: 

For example:

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran [was] scheduled to address the General Assembly just hours after Mr. Bush does today as the tense negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program continue.

Mr. Bush said flatly on Friday that he would not meet with Mr. Ahmadinejad at the United Nations this week — or any other week, anywhere else — if the Iranian leader did not first comply with his demands.

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Warp Drives and Wormholes

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It's depressing to talk about serious, clusterfuckapocalyptic news all the time, and people seem to be riffing off a silly theme in this future award-winning post about the 24th century technology voting machines, so let's have some fun. We're all geeks here. Read below the fold...

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