I have started a new productivity initiative where I’ll be using my desktop for writing and my laptop for blogging. Hopefully this will work out better for everyone. With that being said, I have to clear off my desktop, here’s the stuff I didn’t get to, but thought was worthwhile
Here’s the walking across the U.S. for a good cause.
SAN DIEGO (AP) ― It took 10 months, 24 pairs of shoes and 40 pounds of flesh, but former New York Giant George Martin has finished a cross-country walk to raise money for people with health problems linked to the September 11 attacks.
A slightly different story about Iraq can be found here. It’s a more true-to-life kind of this. Tyler Ziegel and Renee: one year on.
To understand that story a bit better, here’s the picture that goes with it.
As I said, true-to-life. Here’s the video if you want to watch that. It gives another angle on the story.
I haven’t read Cracked in years, but found both of these articles read-worthy. The GTA:IV one is particularly good. It’s always nice to critique perfection..which kinda goes along with the first link…
Vice President Dick Cheney’s office was involved in removing statements on health risks posed by global warming from a draft of a health official’s Senate testimony last year, a former senior government environmental official said on Tuesday.
He hasn’t been heard from much lately, but he’s up to the same old b.s.
Jerusalem – Israel plans to build some 1,800 new homes in two Jewish neighbourhoods of Jerusalem built on occupied West Bank land, Israel Radio reported Wednesday.
Some 900 homes will be built in Homat Shmuel G’, an eastern extension of Israel’s controversial Har Homa neighbourhood, on Jerusalem’s southern outskirts, the radio said.
This settlement building just keeps angreing the Palestinians and even goes agiainst what the U.S. has asked for. With each new settlement built under protest, peace retreats a bit more. Stop building until an greement is reached, por favor.
Loong article on the problems facing the U.S. A good read from a solid scholar.
Found this one pretty funny. I wouldn’t recommend watching Fox (or any cable news) for 24-consecutive hours. Heck. I wouldn’t recommend 24 hours a year.
World’s oldest bible on the Interwebs. In the dump trucks. Just like Jesus predicted.
This is actually pretty cool. The technology makes so much knowledge and history so much more widely available than ever before. Good times. Good times.
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — The judge in the first American war crimes trial since World War II barred evidence on Monday that interrogators obtained from Osama bin Laden’s driver, ruling he was subjected to “highly coercive” conditions in Afghanistan.
But Judge Keith Allred, a Navy captain, left the door open for the prosecution to use statements Salim Hamdan made at Guantanamo, despite defense claims that all his statements were tainted by alleged abuse including sleep deprivation and solitary confinement.
Hamdan, who was captured at a roadblock in Afghanistan in November 2001, pleaded not guilty at the start of a trial that will be closely watched as the first full test of the Pentagon’s system for prosecuting alleged terrorists. He faces a maximum life sentence if convicted of conspiracy and aiding terrorism.
It looks like they are going to allow “coerced” (i.e. tortured) testimony in these trials. So much for “justice”
And last but not least, my favorite song of the summer.