PMMJ (cheetahmaster) wrote,

"We know the FBI spied on the late John Lennon decades ago. We learned just last year that it has recently been spying on animal-rights activists and environmentalists, too. And we now know a certain birth-control patch can cause deadly blood clots. We know all these things, and a lot else besides, only because of the 40-year-old Freedom of Information Act, which forces the government to release material it might otherwise keep from public view. But as the government combats terrorism, it has become ever-more reluctant to release information."
-David Folkenflik, NPR

* Attacks drive an exodus from mixed areas in Iraq.
* America, 2006: how the Internet is revamping politics nationwide.
* The GAO comes under fire.
* Republicans walk out of the Maryland Senate.
* Verizon fined for guerrilla marketing in DC.
* A teen comes out in support of animal testing.
* Simpsons movie trailer released.
* I heard it on NPR: on the naming of bombs.

"Sweden's national dish is an acquired taste, to say the least. Some say surstromming, a fermented herring, smells like rubbish left out in the sun for days. But now the fish has been banned from several major airlines, classified along with dangerous weapons like shoe bombs and firearms."

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    "I don't know what to do with good white people."

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