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Secretary of State: “We have made tactical errors, thousands of them”

In a recent visit to Britain, Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice said what President Bush has steadfastly refused to remember about the Iraq War:

“U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice accepted on Friday the United States had probably made thousands of errors in Iraq but defended the overall strategy of removing Saddam Hussein… “Yes, I [...]

BRAIN CANCER!

Long-term mobile phone use may give you…BRAIN CANCER!

The use of mobile phones over a long period of time can raise the risk for brain tumors, a new Swedish study said on Friday, contradicting the conclusions of other researchers.

The Dutch Health Council, in an overview of research from around the world, last year found [...]

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“If Mexican journalists were flooding into the United States and taking jobs as reporters and editors at half the pay being earned by American reporters and editors, maybe people in the media would understand why the argument about ‘taking jobs that Americans don’t want’ is such nonsense.” –Thomas Sowell

Bad Kitty

Area cat terrorizes Connecticut neighborhood:

A ferocious feline terrorized a quiet Fairfield neighborhood, to the point that residents are seeking help from the law to stop the so-called “Terrorist of Sunset Circle.”

Lewis, a 5-year-old, black-and-white longhaired cat, attacked at least a half-dozen people on the cul-de-sac and even took on the local Avon [...]

Photo of the Week

After declaring victory in Israel’s elections, acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s Kadima Party said Wednesday it would quickly form a broad ruling coalition that will carry out its plan to pull out of much of the West Bank and draw Israel’s borders by 2010.

Party officials said that despite a weaker-than-expected performance in [...]

Rahman Out of Frying Pan, but May Have Hopped into the Fire

Abdul Rahman released from jail:

An Afghan man who faced a death sentence for converting to Christianity was released late last night from jail in Kabul. U.S. and U.N. officials had said earlier they expected he would seek asylum abroad.

Abdul Rahman was released from the high-security Policharki prison on the outskirts of Kabul, [...]

In 2003, Bush Was Determined to Invade Iraq

This doesn’t seem like news:

“During a private two-hour meeting in the Oval Office on Jan. 31, 2003, he made clear to Prime Minister Tony Blair of Britain that he was determined to invade Iraq without the second resolution, or even if international arms inspectors failed to find unconventional weapons, said a confidential memo about [...]

The Best News I’ve Heard All Year

Cloned pigs that will actually be good for you:

Researchers say they have created cloned piglets that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, the oil that is prized as being beneficial to the heart.

Omega-3 is mostly found in fish, but this supply is threatened by overtrawling and clouded by worries about mercury pollution, which [...]

Tapped: Espionage and the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens

The story of the largest espionage scandal in modern Greek history:

9 March 2005

“…Costas Tsalikidis, a network manager for Vodafone Greece, was found hanged in his apartment on the morning of 9 March… he was just 38 years old… The official verdict was that Mr Tsalikidis had committed suicide.

The next day, the [...]

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

Aggie found this one:

“Man is the best computer … and the only one that can be mass produced with unskilled labor.” – Werner Von Braun (1912-1977)

Who says the Chinese don’t know capitalism? – Part II

Dave rightly pointed out in response to my recent rant on Chinese organ donations that it does not state in the article that the Chinese are purposely executing prisoners because of donations. I then decided to do a little further research into the topic and was horrified to find a statement from a July 2001 [...]

Anonymity and the Internet

One of the reasons that this blog doesn’t have a particularly large readership is because I do my best to alienate and deride the commenters I find objectionable. Life’s too short to deal with people I don’t like, and your free speech rights mean dick when you’re writing on my bathroom wall.

The blogosphere [...]

Photo of the Week

On immigration, an issue now pending in Congress, Mr. Bush warned against turning it into “a fractious debate.”

He stressed border security and said his administration is working to end the “catch-and-release” policy under which non-Mexican illegal aliens are processed and released with the usually false hope they will return for a hearing [...]

Who says the Chinese don’t know capitalism?

It was reported today in the Online Edition of The Independent that well-to-do Japanese have been paying the Chinese for organ “donations” which have been harvested from recently executed prisoners.

Hundreds of well-off Japanese and other nationals are turning to China’s burgeoning human organ transplant industry, paying tens of thousands of pounds for livers and [...]

One More Reason Why I Support President Bush

His commitment to our ally Israel:

US President George W. Bush said he hoped to resolve the nuclear dispute with Iran with diplomacy, but warned Tehran he would “use military might” if necessary to defend Israel.

“The threat from Iran is, of course, their stated objective to destroy our strong ally Israel. That’s a [...]