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June 2008

George Bush demande la levée de l'interdiction du forage pétrolier en mer - Les élections américaines - Le

by mbertier (via)
Le président américain a également demandé au Congrès d'autoriser le forage dans l'Arctic National Wildlife, une réserve naturelle en Alaska jusque-là interdite à l'exploitation pétrolière, ainsi que dans les zones autour du Green River Basin dans les Etats du Colorado, de l'Utah et du Wyoming.

Slashdot | White House Wins Ruling On E-mail Records

by mbertier (via)
The ruling by U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly found the agency does not have "substantial independent authority" so it is not subject to the Freedom of Information Act."

Revealed: Secret plan to keep Iraq under US control - Middle East, World - The Independent

by mbertier (via)
Under the terms of the new treaty, the Americans would retain the long-term use of more than 50 bases in Iraq. American negotiators are also demanding immunity from Iraqi law for US troops and contractors, and a free hand to carry out arrests and conduct military activities in Iraq without consulting the Baghdad government.

May 2008

Cisco internal memo: Chinese censorship and surveillance are "opportunities" - Boing Boing

by mbertier (via)
The document is the first evidence that the networking giant has marketed its routers to China specifically as a tool of repression. It reinforces the double-edged role that Americans' technological ingenuity plays in the rest of the world.

Soldier Sues Army, Saying His Atheism Led to Threats - New York Times

by mbertier (via)
“I thought going to Iraq was right because we had God on our side,” he said in an interview near Fort Riley.

April 2008

Amnesty International launches advert protesting against waterboarding | Media |

by mbertier (via)
Amnesty International is launching a new ad featuring a hard-hitting torture scene showing simulated "waterboarding" in a campaign to outlaw the controversial interrogation practice.

Administration Asserts No Fourth Amendment for Domestic Military Operations | Electronic Frontier Foundation

by mbertier (via)
In short, it appears that the Administration may view NSA domestic surveillance, including the surveillance of millions of ordinary Americans detailed in EFF's Hepting case, as a "domestic military operation." If so, this Yoo memo would blow a loophole in the Fourth Amendment big enough to fit all of our everyday telephone calls, web searches, instant messages and emails through.

Declassified memo authorized US to torture "enemy combatants" - Boing Boing

by mbertier (via)
If a government defendant were to harm an enemy combatant during an interrogation in a manner that might arguably violate a criminal prohibition, he would be doing so in order to prevent further attacks on the United States by the al Qaeda terrorist network," Yoo wrote. "In that case, we believe that he could argue that the executive branch's constitutional authority to protect the nation from attack justified his actions.

March 2008

February 2008

Daily Kos: State of the Nation

by mbertier (via)
One of the most important web sites in recent months has been Wikileaks has upset the Chinese government enough that they are attempting to censor it, as is the Thai military junta. Wikileaks is now under attack from a censorship effort by a California court.

January 2008

Slashdot | The Doctor Will See Your Credit Score Now

by mbertier (via)
The project, dubbed "MedFICO" in some early press reports, will aid hospitals in assessing a patient's ability to pay their medical bills

Huckabee refuses to retract '92 remarks on AIDS patients -

by mbertier (via)
Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee refused to retract a statement he made in 1992 calling for the isolation of AIDS patients.

December 2007

Inside the CIA's notorious "black sites" | Salon News

by mbertier
A Yemeni man never charged by the U.S. details 19 months of brutality and psychological torture -- the first in-depth, first-person account from inside the secret U.S. prisons.

Texas science ed. officer forced to resign by Bushie hack for promoting evolution - Boing Boing

by mbertier (via)
The education official responsible for the science curriculum in the state of Texas resigned last month saying she was forced to step down after being reprimanded for informing colleagues of a talk on the conflict over the teaching of evolution.

November 2007

Oracle : lutte contre le terrorisme ou délit de facies ? - PC INpact

by mbertier (via)
Si votre nom a des racines nord-africaines, vous êtes automatiquement soumis à une procédure de vérification qui a presque l’odeur d’un délit de facies. Par contre, si votre nom fleure bon les origines nord-américaines, le bon Oracle disparaît et le logiciel vous est servi sur un plateau. Pour preuve, nous avons testé cet enregistrement en fournissant comme nom successivement Mohamed Ben Ibrahim et John Brown

Kremlin uses software piracy laws to shut down dissident media outlets - Boing Boing

by mbertier (via)
The thing is that everyone in Russia is an infringer, which means that everyone is guilty of breaking these strict new anti-piracy laws. That means that anyone can be arrested for being a pirate, so there's no need to gin up a law against dissent, political organizing, homosexuality, or looking cross-eyed at a cop.

September 2007

Dans l’île aux enfants, c’est pas tous les jours le printemps

by mbertier (via)
Les enfants sont divisés en quatre classes sociales, comme les castes hindoues : travailleurs, cuisiniers, commerçants, haute société. Des épreuves permettent de changer de statut social.

August 2007

School of Shock

by mbertier (via)
Eight states are sending autistic, mentally retarded, and emotionally troubled kids to a facility that punishes them with painful electric shocks.

Le : Bush interdit à Rove de témoigner sur le limogeage de procureurs

by mbertier (via)
Invoquant une réserve due à son rang, le président américain George Bush a interdit à Karl Rove, un de ses plus proches conseillers, de témoigner devant la commission judiciaire du Sénat dans le cadre de l'enquête sur le limogeage de neuf procureurs fédéraux, selon CNN.

July 2007

Le : L'arbre de la colère

by mbertier
C'est une histoire du vieux Sud. Une histoire tragique, hantée par des démons surgis d'un autre temps. Une histoire en noir et blanc.

Aux Etats-Unis, l’ouverture d’un musée des erreurs

by mbertier (via)
Un peu plus loin, on nous explique que la Bible a commencé à perdre de son influence à cause d’une foison de libres-penseurs, méchamment dénoncés sur un mur du déshonneur : Bacon, Descartes, Laplace, Buffon, Darwin.

May 2007

Bush To Be Dictator In A Catastrophic Emergency

by mbertier (via)
So what does this mean? This is entirely subjective and doesn’t provide any real concrete definition of what such an emergency would entail. Assuming that it means a disaster on the scale of the 9/11 attacks or Katrina, there is no question that the United States at some point in time will experience an emergency on par with either of those events. When one of those events takes place, the President will be a dictator in charge of ensuring a working constitutional government.

Positive Atheism's Big List of Jerry Falwell Quotations

by mbertier (via)
"The idea that religion and politics don't mix was invented by the Devil to keep Christians from running their own country."

Linux, The official OS of the Axis of Evil

by mbertier & 1 other (via)
Please support the one American party who has not bought into the lie of Linux: The Republicans. Your votes and donations will help keep America and the world free of the triple threats of Communism, Islamofascism and Linux Yours in Christ, Tristan J. Shuddery

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