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10 October 2008 @ 12:39 pm
 
Man. So the government was even illegally eavesdropping on soldiers' phone calls to their families? (More here.)

"The homeland security mania has invited some startling abuses of police power, but we have yet to hear of any more knuckle-headed than one in Maryland."

BBC In Depth on the global financial crisis. Bonus: egads.

FRIDAY NEWS:
* Turns out a lot of those 'voting challenges' might be illegal. As if we needed the election to be any more controversial.
* Yes, Petraeus also thinks we should talk with the enemy. Will McCain vilify him next week for it?
* Heh. Russia is also dubious about Palin's experience. (Courtesy warmaster.)
* Wow. If you thought Fox News had turned over a new leaf, and you'd have to give them another chance, hey, worry no longer.
* Yes, global warming will hurt tropical regions as well.
* Venezuela shuts down McDonald's for 'tax irregularities.'
* "Imagine if a folksy, inexperienced black woman was nominated to be vice president on the Democratic ticket."
* Double. Arm. Transplant. (Courtesy rshackleford.)

'Former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari has won the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize.'

"A new book traces the migration of porn culture from adult theaters to the mainstream."

 
 
224215152: Squid Love224215152 on October 10th, 2008 05:30 pm (UTC)
You missed some of the best news today! Connecticut overturns gay marriage ban.
PMMJ: What the hell?!cheetahmaster on October 10th, 2008 05:41 pm (UTC)
More gay weddings and virgin shark births? It truly is a golden age we live in.
PMMJ: Newscheetahmaster on October 10th, 2008 05:44 pm (UTC)
the money quote
"Interpreting our state constitutional provisions in accordance with firmly established equal protection principles leads inevitably to the conclusion that gay persons are entitled to marry the otherwise qualified same sex partner of their choice... To decide otherwise would require us to apply one set of constitutional principles to gay persons and another to all others."
keep it dark: hostilesnidegrrl on October 10th, 2008 05:35 pm (UTC)
that last link
Too many comments fighting for prevalence in brain. All would stress me out too much. Suffice to say: Duh!
PMMJ: Politicscheetahmaster on October 10th, 2008 05:41 pm (UTC)
Re: that last link
Well, you knew that going in to the article, at least.
Selkiselki on October 11th, 2008 02:00 am (UTC)
Egads, indeed! That first graphic in your link is whammo!