: "Down on Thee"
The Bush administration practices warrantless surveillance, as well as rendition to Guantanamo Bay.
Perhaps this policy should be called "Big Brother and the Holding Company".
Yet another blog that will take up gigs of space, be accessable to anyone on the face of the earth, and will be read by (maybe) three people... If I'm lucky.
from Today's Papers . Slate.com
from the Tuscon Citizen:
"You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an
airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer. "
-- Frank Zappa
My definition of an expert in any field is a person who knows enough about what's really going on to be scared.
In Philadelphia's Franklin Institute, there's a model of a heart that you walk through. When I was a kid, walking through it kinda freaked me out.
BBC News item:
Britain is determined to prevent Iran developing nuclear arms, Gordon Brown has warned in an address to the Israeli parliament, the Knesset.
He said that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's call for Israel "to be wiped off the map" was abhorrent.
His expression of support for Israel comes a day after he and the country's prime minister, Ehud Olmert, voiced differing views over settlements in Palestinian territories.
But Mr Brown, referring to his father's "lifelong affection" for Israel, said: "For the whole of my life, I have counted myself as a friend of Israel."
He said the nation's achievements over the last 2,000 years, in the face of war, terror, violence, intimidation and insecurity were "indeed truly monumental" and Israel's partnership was "strong and getting stronger".
full @ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/7516580.stm
Note his view of the historical timeline: "the last 2,000 years"
God Bless You, Mr. Brown.