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Thursday, March 30, 2006

Intelligent Design's Ugly Cousin

Dadahead has a piece up about those wacky geocentrists. milkyway

Sungenis is a geocentrist. He contends the sun orbits the Earth instead of vice versa. He says physics and the Bible show that the vastness of space revolves around us; that we're at the center of everything, on a planet that does not rotate.

Time for the...Galaxy song by Monty Python


Monday, March 27, 2006

The Walker Brigade

Woman, 78, gets recruitment letter from Marine Corps

SAUGUS - Sonia Goldstein was flattered by the nice recruiting letter asking her to consider becoming one of "the few, the proud."


The letter told her the corps could use her unique language skills, but also warned that life as a Marine would test her physical and mental abilities "beyond anything you've ever known."

"There I am with my walker. I can't maneuver from here to there without it," said Goldstein, who added that her only language is English.

She's gonna have a hard time with the obstacle course...


Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Remember this later

US general says no proof Iran behind Iraq arms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. military officer said on Tuesday the United States does not have proof that Iran's government is responsible for Iranians smuggling weapons and military personnel into Iraq.

President George W. Bush said on Monday components from Iran were being used in powerful roadside bombs used in Iraq, and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said last week that Iranian Revolutionary Guard personnel had been inside Iraq.

Asked whether the United States has proof that Iran's government was behind these developments, Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the military's Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a Pentagon briefing, "I do not, sir."

Sunday, March 12, 2006

briefs or going commando

Judge Says Libby Can See Bush's Briefs

U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton rejected CIA warnings that the nation's security would be imperiled if the presidential-level documents were disclosed to lawyers for I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Cheney's former chief of staff.

The judge said the CIA can either delete highly classified information from the briefing material and provide copies of what Libby received six days a week, often with Cheney. Or, Walton said, the CIA can produce "topic overviews" of the matters covered in the briefings.

The judge also ordered the CIA to give Libby an index of the topics covered in follow-up questions that the former White House aide asked intelligence officers who conducted the briefings.

Scooter is gonna get to paw around in the Presidential drawers.

But how long till the Porter simply refuses to drop the presidents pants?


Wednesday, March 08, 2006


Salon - I, Nanobot

Nanofabricated animats may be infinitessimally tiny, but their electrons will be exactly the same size as ours -- and their effect on human reality will be as immeasurable as the universe. Like an inverted SETI program, humanity must now look inward, constantly scanning technology space for animats, or their progenitors. The first alien life may not come from the stars, but from ourselves.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006


We all knew this was where it was going - greymail it's the defense focus and Libby's only hope. Greymail the Fitz into dropping the case.

To refresh his mind, as it "turns in clusters", Scooter asks for classified documents that, if released, would damage national security.

The government , "because their roots connect them" to national security, could be forced to drop the case - and do so for a variety of national security reasons.

Like this one...

CIA says Libby defense could disrupt intelligence

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The
CIA would have a hard time advising President George W. Bush on security threats if a judge forced it to provide material sought by a former vice presidential aide accused of perjury, the agency said in a court filing made public on Tuesday.

CIA officials would need up to nine months to dig up classified information sought by Lewis "Scooter" Libby as part of his defense against perjury charges, the CIA said.

"The job would divert their precious time and effort away from their primary task: preparing breaking intelligence for the president's immediate attention," CIA information review officer Marilyn Dorn wrote.

Not that the President pays any attention to those intelligence briefings...

(ht: noz)
~crossposted at the liberal avenger