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Homeland Security chief warns of ‘increased risk’
(feels it in his gut even!)

Homeland Security chief warns of ‘increased risk’ <br />(feels it in his gut even!)

photo: KuriousEye  or is it fearmongering? From article:  Fearing complacency among the American people over possible terror threats, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said in Chicago Tuesday that the nation faces a heightened chance of an attack this summer. "I believe we are entering a period this summer of increased risk," Chertoff told the(…)

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Pot dealers are now terrorists…

Pot dealers are now terrorists…

Photo: Courtesy of the Operation Alesia Joint Information Center From news article:  California — The nation's top anti-drug official said people need to overcome their "reefer blindness" and see that illicit marijuana gardens are a terrorist threat to the public's health and safety, as well as to the environment. John P. Walters, President Bush's drug(…)

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Secret Service Codenames

I like that Ted Kennedy is 'Sunburn'! Secret Service codenames are a throwback to the period before electronic transmissions were encrypted. Although they serve no practical security function today, the US Army Signal Corps still assigns codenames (mostly out of tradition). John Anderson Miracle, Starburst, Stardust   Keke Anderson Scarlet   Howard Baker Snapshot  (…)

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Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi ‘To Be Released’ — (I’m not holding my breath).

Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi ‘To Be Released’ — (I’m not holding my breath).

From Sky News: Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will be released in November just days after the first election there in two decades, officials say. The Nobel Peace laureate has been detained for most of the last 20 years since winning the country’s last poll in 1990. Unnamed sources told the AFP news(…)

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Google makes collection of Life Magazines from 1936 to 1972 available online.

Google makes collection of Life Magazines from 1936 to 1972 available online.

This is really amazing, link to Life Magazine at Google Books. Similar: The complete history of Esquire Magazine’s Covers The evolution of Heavy Metal covers June 1st New Yorker Magazine cover painted entirely with an iPhone app The Pelican Project — Book covers from 1930 – 1980 Al Jaffee’s fold-ins for Mad magazine, from the(…)

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William Safire’s ‘Finest’ Unspoken Speech

William Safire’s ‘Finest’ Unspoken Speech

From Gawker: Columnist and presidential speechwriter Bill Safire was one of only three non-disloyal Jews President Nixon could name. Here is the speech he drafted for Nixon to read in case the Apollo 11 Astronauts became stranded on the moon! It is a wonderful piece of alternate universe American history, in which President Nixon had(…)

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Obama to OK benefits for same-sex partners of federal workers

Obama to OK benefits for same-sex partners of federal workers

President Obama will sign a memorandum Wednesday granting health care and other benefits to the same-sex partners of federal employees, two senior administration officials said. The signing will take place in the Oval Office and follows sharp criticism of the president over a Justice Department motion filed last week in support of the Defense of(…)

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Iowa Leading California in Human Rights?

Iowa Leading California in Human Rights?

From MSNBC: DES MOINES, Iowa – The Iowa Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling Friday finding that the state's same-sex marriage ban violates the constitutional rights of gay and lesbian couples, making Iowa the third state where gay marriage is legal. In its decision, the court upheld a 2007 district court judge's ruling that the(…)

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