February 24th, 2010

News

EMP, a civil war in Mexico, and supergraphics

"The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday in a case that pits an individual's right of free speech and association against a federal law aimed at combating terrorism. At issue is part of the Patriot Act that makes it a crime for an American citizen to engage in peaceful, lawful activity on behalf of any group designated as a terrorist organization."

CATCHING UP:
* Authors of the Bush torture memos get off scott free.
* The drug war as a civil war in Mexico.
* Five ways to lose the Senate.
* 'A puzzled Canadian ponders surreal U.S. health-care debate.' (Courtesy asimplelife.)
* What next for Iran?
* Signs of the times: LA sues over supergraphics.
* 'The Boogeyman Bomb: How afraid should we be of electromagnetic pulse weapons?'
* The Explainer on why spies use lame fake beards.

Adult Swim terrorist

sadly true

"To listen to talk radio, to watch TV pundits, to read a newspaper's online message board, is to realize that increasingly, we are a people estranged from critical thinking, divorced from logic, alienated from even objective truth. We admit no ideas that do not confirm us, hear no voices that do not echo us, sift out all information that does not validate what we wish to believe."
(Courtesy blackflame2180.)

And speaking of which...

"Nearly half of the Arizona Legislature wants to force President Barack Obama to show his birth certificate to state officials if he runs for re-election."
(Courtesy jwiv.)