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   "Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction."
Dick Cheney 8/26/2002

     "We know for a fact that there are weapons there."
Ari Fleischer 1/9/2003

     "There is no doubt that the regime of Saddam Hussein possesses weapons of mass destruction."
Gen. Tommy Franks 3/22/2003

     "We know where they are. They are in the area around Tikrit and Baghdad."
Donald Rumsfeld 3/30/2003

     "We have sources that tell us that Saddam Hussein recently authorized Iraqi field commanders to use chemical weapons."
George W. Bush 2/8/2003

     "Intelligence gathered by this and other governments leaves no doubt that the Iraq regime continues to possess and conceal some of the most lethal weapons ever devised."
George W. Bush 3/17/2003

   

Monday, November 24, 2003

London Sun
Jacko prefers blonds

Jacko “love” notes to boy “Rubba”
Jackson's explicit letters seized Explicit letters and poems said to have been written by Michael Jackson to his alleged victim will form the centerpiece of the sex-abuse case against him.
Jacko's new official website HERE

House OKs spam email bill, Senate expected to this week


Troops work to speed justice in Mosul

 

Savage Attack
Iraqi teens pummel US soldiers
GIs in Iraq were shot, dragged from their vehicle by a mob, and reportedly had their throats slit and were beaten with bricks. It was a scene reminiscent of Somalia in 1993 when the bodies of U.S. soldiers were dragged through the streets.

Three US troops killed in Iraq Iraqi teenagers dragged the bloody bodies of two American soldiers from a wrecked vehicle and pummeled them with concrete blocks Sunday, witnesses said, describing a burst of savagery in a city once safe for Americans.

Second attack in Mosul

CBS NEWS
Is FBI tracking war protesters?


Poll says US voters evenly split on Bush "..job approval rating was 52 percent, down from its peak of 89 percent in October 2001.."

After 16 years in prison, inmate cleared by DNA

Holiday fliers, be ready for lines

art news

Artist turns camera on audience A Chilean artist is filming visitors to a Santiago art gallery while wearing a swimsuit

 

Alarms sounded as Republican bills grow Republican leaders are trying to garner votes for controversial legislation by loading the bills with billions of dollars in added costs. Analysts say this could expand the deficit for years to come.

Gay 'marriage' opponents push civil-union bill Opponents of same-sex "marriage" in Massachusetts are trying to counter last week's landmark court ruling by persuading the legislature to enact a civil-union law instead, and by delaying the court's decision from taking effect for long enough to amend the state constitution.

Texas battles to win aircraft carrier for use as reef

Small Kansas town passes ordinance requiring households to have guns

Texas ranches and a vanishing way of life

3-day-erection suit bouncing around courts


Judge tough on man accused of airing sex noises over police radios

Update: Octopus-in-toilet incident was a girlfriend's prank

New gadget allows alcohol to be inhaled

 

genetics news

Glowing red gene-spliced fish to sell in US A tropical fish that fluoresces bright red is set to become the first genetically modified pet to go on sale in the US.

 

 

Important electronic voting machine ruling

Note: Bexar County purchased electronic voting machines which do not leave a paper trail, which makes me feel that I cannot fully trust our voting system. Judge Nelson Wolff has said that when approved add-ons become available for our local machines, they will be considered. Until we get a paper trail, the voting system is frighteningly incomplete.

California rules electronic voting machines MUST generate a paper trail

Sacramento, CA - Friday, November 21, 2003 --- Responding to a raft of reports detailing flaws in electronic voting systems, California Secretary of State Kevin Shelley today announced that he is requiring all electronic voting systems purchased by California counties to provide a paper printout to allow voters to verify their votes and auditors to verify election results.

The Secretary of State is responsible for certifying all voting machines used for elections within the state of California.
WIRED
E-votes must leave a paper trail

 

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has urged election officials and legislators to require that electronic voting machines use publicly reviewed software and generate a paper record, which would allow voters to verify their votes as well as create a "paper trail" for potential recounts.

"Secretary of State Shelley has taken a courageous and important step in response to the growing public concern about the security of voting machines," said EFF Legal Director Cindy Cohn. "Paper audit trails are currently the best way to prevent anyone from bungling or stealing our elections."

"We hope that California can continue to lead the country and the world in implementing secure electronic voting standards," added EFF Activist Ren Bucholz. "By requiring a voter verified paper trail, the Secretary of State has taken a critical step toward preserving the integrity of the voting process in the wake of new technologies that change the ways in which we vote," commented California Voter Foundation President Kim Alexander.

I'll do some show segments on this development Monday (or whenever we can get some good guests booked).


 

   

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