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September 2006

Romney Rides High

by jasontromm
Right now John McCain is the front-runner for the 2008 GOP presidential nomination. But everyone expects that a single major competitor will emerge to challenge him from the right. The question hung in the air of this past weekend's Family Research Council summit in Washington: Who will that candidate be for the GOP's powerful social conservative base?

Nessy et la mission de Keridwen

by Nessy
un passage entre les mondes ... Cette histoire compliquée provient de plusieurs textes tracés sur des morceaux d'écorce de bouleau. Ils ont été retrouvés dans un curragh abandonné sur la plage d'une île inconnue. Le marin solitaire qui les a aportés sur le continent a raconté une histoire étrange avant de les oublier dans un bar et de disparaître à jamais. D'après ce qu'il en aurait dit, ces rouleaux aurait été écrits par un loup du nom de Bleiz. Nous avons tenté de remettre ici , dans un ordre supposé chronologique, ces aventures merveilleuses.

July 2006

Free the Pendleton 8!

by jasontromm
Pfc. John Jodka III, Cpl. Trent D. Thomas, Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins III, Cpl. Marshall Magincalda, Hospitalman 3rd Class Melson Bacos, Lance Cpl. Tyler A. Jackson, Lance Cpl. Robert Pennington and Lance Cpl. Jerry E. Shumate Jr. are all men who volunteered to serve their country in Iraq. Today, and for the last two months, they are in solitary confinement in the brig at Camp Pendleton, shackled during weekend visits with their family members and frequently deprived of their rights as American citizens as they stand charged with pre-meditated murder of an Iraqi last April. The evidence against them is based largely – if not exclusively – on the word of the family of the dead man, 52-year-old Hashim Ibrahim Awad in Hamdanya.

MP3: Low - Peel Session 2002

by runout_groove
Vintage music by Low, taken from a session specifically recorded for the John Peel show in 2002. Features four exclusive versions of songs that would later go on to feature on the Trust album.

May 2006

UNC-Chapel Hill Suffers Major Defeat

by jasontromm
In July of 2004, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) wrote to UNC-Chapel Hill, explaining for the second time in less than two years that constitutionally protected freedom of association is meaningless if a group cannot exclude people who do not share the beliefs of the group. This is both basic common sense and clearly established law. The College Democrats can exclude Republicans, the college environmental club can exclude students who hate environmentalism, and the college chess club can exclude members who hate the game and wish to see it abolished. In other words, if you form a group in order to express commonly held ideas or ideals, of course you can exclude those who disagree.

April 2006

McCain's lettuce-picking remarks yield unwanted green

by jasontromm (via)
As he steered his Straight Talk Express across the United States in recent weeks, Republican Sen. John McCain has tried to stay a-head of the immigration issue. But Friday the immigration issue delivered 36 or so heads to his Phoenix office -- heads of lettuce, that is. McCain has been getting skewered in the media for comments earlier this month to a union group in Washington, D.C., that immigrants are taking jobs no one else wants, and offered them $50 an hour to pick lettuce in the Arizona sun for a summer, suggesting they couldn't do it.

TWiT.tv

by pc_dave & 4 others
This Week in Tech. Host Leo Laporte, John C Dvorak, Patrick Norton, Kevin Rose, Robert Heron, Roger Chang and other various guest. Weekly technology headlines.

March 2006

Washington prayer too true for school

by jasontromm
A federal judge has ruled against a public school teacher who filed a lawsuit after administrators removed Christian-themed postings from his classroom, including a depiction of George Washington praying at Valley Forge and news clippings about the faith of President Bush and former Attorney General John Ashcroft.

February 2006

January 2006

Kerry will try Alito filibuster - CNN.com - Jan 26, 2006

by zboog
Sen. John Kerry will attempt a filibuster to block the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court.

UNC Should Pay Closer Attention to the First Amendment

by jasontromm
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson wrote in the landmark case of West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette (1943) that “if there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion or force citizens to confess by word or act their faith therein. If there are any circumstances which permit an exception, they do not now occur to us.” His words were a ringing affirmation of the freedoms of conscience and expression that are central to American liberty.

December 2005

Intelligent-design backers blast judge

by jasontromm
Jurist in Dover case 'activist' with 'delusions of grandeur' The think tank regarded as the leading proponent of "intelligent design" theory reacted strongly to U.S. District Judge John E. Jones' ruling yesterday against the Dover, Pa., school board, calling him "an activist judge who has delusions of grandeur."

October 2005

Repeat Claims Strain Federal Flood Insurance

by jasontromm
In September 1998, Hurricane Georges swept up a beachfront house along the Gulf of Mexico and tossed it like a bowling ball into John and Gail Leacy's summer home on the western edge of this barrier island. The Leacys collected thousands of dollars in federal flood insurance and rebuilt. Last year, Hurricane Ivan slammed their Creole-style three-bedroom cottage with wind and floodwaters. And in late August, a wall of water from Hurricane Katrina severely undercut the house's concrete pad and pilings.

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