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Entries from March 2006

Saddam's Documents Being Translated

March 30th, 2006 · No Comments ·

Recently the Pentagon released thousands of untranslated documents captured in the fall of Baghdad. Only a smattering were ever translated and released. Many more remain in Arabic and contain surprisingly significant revelations about the nature and status of Saddam's WMD program and relationship with terrorists. A volunteer civilian translator named Joseph Shahda is working on […]

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La Reconquista Takes to the Streets

March 27th, 2006 · 2 Comments ·

Way back kin 1847 we fought a war with Mexico and General Winfield “Old Fuss and Feathers” Scott and the redoubtable General Zachary Taylor won handily and we conquered the country and their government went into exile. A very sharp guy named Nicholas Trist negotiated with their exiled government for more than a year, offering […]

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Was Bush Right About Iraq, Al Qaeda and WMDs?

March 24th, 2006 · No Comments ·

Documents of the former Iraqi government which were recently released by the US Government include unexpected revelations about events in Iraq prior to the US-led invasion. These documents are addressed in an ABC News report released this week. Fulfilling the lowered expectations many have developed for the major media, the story is titled Did Russian […]

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Islamic Injustice: The Case of Abdul Rahman

March 23rd, 2006 · No Comments ·

A question asked of President Bush at a Town Hall Meeting in West Virginia on Wednesday has focused public attention on the plight of Abdul Rahman, an Afghan on trial for the crime of 'rejecting Islam'. The 41 year old Afghan has been an aid worker liaison working with Christian missionary groups assisting Afghan refugees […]

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Bush Talks with the People - and They're a Bit Scary

March 21st, 2006 · 1 Comment ·

Yes, President Bush does eventually 'get it'. He may have been aloof and indifferent to the press and the public for most of his administration, but now with the lowest ratings of his time in office - not Truman low, but damned low - he's doing his best to make up for it by going […]

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Bollocks! My iPod's on Shuffle!

March 19th, 2006 · No Comments ·

Sometimes I think my iPod is possessed by a nefarious artificial intelligence. It's got 1000 songs on it, but when I put it on shuffle it still manages to come up with a sequence of songs which I have a hard time believing is random. I find myself wondering if it's trying to make some […]

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A Good Read for St. Paddy's Day: The Sister Fidelma Mysteries

March 17th, 2006 · No Comments ·

Peter Beresford Ellis is much more than just a mystery writer. He's a historian, a bard, a practicing druid and one of the great champions of Celtic language and culture. While maintaining an active academic career and producing numerous historical texts on the history of the Irish and other Celtic groups, he began a modest […]

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Tell Your Congressman to Vote "YES" for Free Speech on the Internet

March 16th, 2006 · 1 Comment ·

Tomorrow afternoon the House of Representatives is set to vote on the Online Freedom of Speech Act (H.R. 1606) which will protect the right of bloggers, online journalists and those posting to newsgroups and forums to continue to express their political opinions freely. This bill was introduced in response to the Federal Court's decision to […]

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