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Off Thanksgiving Day, returning Friday --Brad

 

Associated Press
Protesters gather again near Bush's ranch
More than a dozen war protesters returned to a roadside near President Bush's ranch before dawn Wednesday, defying two new local bans on roadside camping and parking.

UPDATE on my program today 12:38 p.m.
Lone Star Iconoclast

Another Cindy Sheehan protest being cooked up at Crawford

add 11 a.m.
Arrests Begin As Protesters Challenge New Ordinances On Two Fronts

"..About a dozen protesters were arrested, largely without incident, although two had to be carried by deputies."



FEMA briefly removes head from butt, moves refugee deadline

Stung by charges it is pushing hurricane victims out before the holidays, FEMA extended its hotel housing program Tuesday by a month in 10 states that have received victims of Katrina and Rita.

FEMA returns head to butt for vastly-overpriced Texas cleanup
Beaumont was paying more than $12 per cubic yard for the removal of the debris left by Hurricane Rita, until the Federal Emergency Management Agency slashed its reimbursement rate and prompted the city to turn over the cleanup to the Army Corps of Engineers. Now the federal government is paying 76 percent more for what local officials say is the same work

[The Corps of Engineers] confirmed that debris-removal contracts have been withheld from county officials. He said they contain ''proprietary information" that contractors do not want publicized. When asked what business secrets are contained in the Army's contract but not in the county's document, Haustein replied that he was repeating advice from a corps lawyer.


Vatican doesn't want "deep-rooted" gayness
The document from the Vatican's Congregation for Catholic Education says the church deeply respects homosexuals. But it also says it "cannot admit to the seminary and the sacred orders those who practice homosexuality, present deeply rooted homosexual tendencies or support so-called gay culture."
So... what? They'll develop a gauge to determine the depth of the rooting? "Whoa, this fella's gayness is rooted one-point-three increments too deeply..."?

"This looks like a diversionary tactic to deflect public attention away from the Vatican's real problem which is child sex abuse by clergy," said Peter Tatchell of the British gay pressure group OutRage! "The Pope should be tackling pedophiles within the Church, not witch-hunting gay people," he told Reuters.

Terror suspect indicted after 3 years in jail
In 2002, Padilla was linked by administration officials, including then-Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft, to an alleged plot to detonate a radioactive "dirty bomb" in the U.S. Officials later said he was involved in plans to blow up hotels and apartment buildings using natural gas, and that he had been trained in weapons and explosives by members of Al Qaeda. The indictment made no reference to either alleged scheme or to any planned attacks in America, triggering questions about the earlier claims.

"The government has yet to settle on a consistent strategy for holding and punishing people it says are terrorists."

Mr. Padilla's lawyers filed an appeal in the Supreme Court last month, asking a fundamental question: "Does the president have the power to seize American citizens in civilian settings on American soil and subject them to indefinite military detention without criminal charge or trial?"
The administration says there is no need to answer that question just now.

WASHINGTON POST EDITORIAL
Director for Torture (CIA DIRECTOR Porter J. Goss)
"... opened the way for the FBI to use cold cells and waterboarding on Americans."

Brad's Ten-Foot Poll on Iraq Strategy---RESULT
posted 930a Mon 11/21 - 730p Tue 11/22//2005
Does President Bush have a strategy for getting our troops out of Iraq?
Definitely, and he has made it clear
90-
22%
Maybe, but if he does, I haven't heard it
81-
20%
He hasn't the slightest clue
239-
58%
Total votes 410-
 

New Sober worm masks as email from FBI or CIA
"..currently the most prevalent virus spreading across the world. The FBI is so concerned about the messages that it has issued a warning on its website."

From my IT guy Dan:

"With the ever growing RASH of spam and phishing emails that we get almost daily, I am passing along a little tool that will help you not become a victim of one of these scoundrels."

Simply copy and paste the line below into the address line of your web browser when you are on a web page that you want to verify (some browsers then want you to hit Return)

javascript:alert("The actual URL of this site has been verified as: " + location.protocol + "//" + location.hostname +"/");

It will tell you where that actual web page originated from. Most of the phishing sites spoof the URL. If it comes back to something other than what it should be, get out.


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A case for Gummy Bear breast implants

Hurricane rescue team investigated for inappropriate behavior
"..team members posing with Hooters girls and another photo involved a sex toy."

Danica Patrick
Indy driver Danica Patrick marries physical therapist in Arizona

"Investigators also found an inflatable sheep dressed in fishnet stockings on Wurster's bed, according to his arrest affidavit."


Okay, is it a circle or not?
Catalog of pretty doggone good optical illusions

Heidi Fleiss Nevada "stud farm" in doubt

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