PMMJ (cheetahmaster) wrote,

"A new report from the Senate Judiciary Committee examines the use of the state secrets privilege by the executive branch and describes the intent of new legislation to strengthen judicial review of its use in civil litigation."

Demographics: welcome to America... 2042.

"The number of oxygen-starved 'dead zones' in coastal waters around the world has roughly doubled every decade since the 1960s."

* What's this? Another writer critical of the Bush administration ends up on the terrorism watch list? What a mystery!
* Musharraf may step down to avoid being impeached. Whoops.
* How China just shut down the expected protests during the Olympics.
* Interesting: why the press should boycott the conventions.
* Joel Achenbach hooks me with two words: Tasmanian Megafauna.
* On the optimism of evolution.
* The BBC looks at Madonna's career on the eve of her 50th birthday.
* "A penguin who is a Colonel-in-Chief of the Norwegian Army is set to be bestowed with a new military honour."

No answers in the catastrophic Netflix outage.

Whoah! "Scientists uncover skeletons thought to be as old as 10,000 years, when monsoon rains created a 'green Sahara.'"

Tags: 2008, news, science!, two-fisted tales

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