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Signs of the Times for Thu, 05 Oct 2006

Henry See
5 October 2006
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U.S. Constitution: Amendment II

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

The idea that ownership of guns is intimately tied to political freedom is a cornerstone of political thought in the United States. It informs and shapes many a debate, from the question of gun control to the existence of militias, from individual rights to the central power of the federal government. It is not our intention to enter into this debate in this article.

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Daily Kos
Republicans managed to sneak a bill through recently, and from the looks of it, not many noticed. The MSM didn't seem to notice, and I haven't been able to find mention of it here. It doesn't surprise me though, the bill passed quietly with a 'Voice Vote.' Here's a glimpse
House Approves Strip Search Bill

A bill approved by the U.S. House yesterday would require school districts around the country to establish policies making it easier for teachers and school officials to conduct wide scale searches of students. These searches could take the form of pat-downs, bag searches, or strip searches depending on how administrators interpret the law.

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Jordan Times
Watching "The Wind That Shakes the Barley", UK director Ken Loach's new feature film set mainly during the Irish civil war in the early 1920s, it is impossible not to make comparisons with contemporary events.

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by Stephen Lendman
5 October 2006
Alvaro Vargas Llosa is no stranger to those who know his writings and affilation with the conservative Center on Global Prosperity at the Independent Institute in Oakland, CA. Vargas Llosa is Director of the Center and in that role is a vocal champion of essentially the same predatory market-based policies, known not to work, that growing numbers of people around the world are resisting more than ever - especially in Peru-born Vargas Llosa's Latin America.

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Common Dreams
Since Congress recently handed Bush the power to identify American citizens as "unlawful enemy combatants" and detain them indefinitely without charge, it's worth examining the administration's record of prisoner abuse as well as the building of stateside detention centers

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Look! Up in the sky!

fireball.png Night lights attributed to meteor

fireball.png Meteor reported over Yakima area; FAA says no planes in trouble

fireball.png Giant Meteor Sails Over Saguaro Lake

fireball.png UFO surprise in five cities

fireball.png Strange, bright lights surprise stargazers

gray_alien.png George Dvorsky: Unidentified flying idiots

donald_duck.png Ray sez: Lack Of Air To Dvorsky's Brain Affects His Thinking

fireball.png Yellow fireball seen in Waikato sky

ufo.png Did Jimmy Carter Withold Information on a 1956 UFO Incident?

Genocide in Palestine

reptile_eye.png Rice fails to win Israel pledge to ease Palestinian restrictions

werewolf.png Rice: U.S. will double its efforts to aid Palestinians

reptile_eye.png Israeli Army Rounds-up Non-violent Activists in Bil'in

reptile_eye.png Israeli Policeman Murders Palestinian Civilian, Execution Style

reptile_eye.png Palestinian Politician assassinated by IDF in Qalqilya

reptile_eye.png Palestinians get 15 minutes to go, then house is blown up by Israel

reptile_eye.png Israeli Fuel Company Turns Off Fuel Supply To Palestinians

heart.png Gazans react to factional violence

blue_questionmark.png Group calling itself al-Qaida in Palestine posts Web video By Associated Press

reptile_eye.png Israeli War Crimes in the Recent Israel/Hezbollah War

Use and Abuse of Science

earth.png Natural disaster due: expert

syringe.png US jury says Wyeth drug caused woman's breast cancer

red_flag.png Interior Dept. reports computer abuse

money.png Bernanke: Baby Boomers Will Strain U.S.

molecule.png DNA discovery may crack old murder cases

book.png Oxbridge closes gap on Harvard in world university rankings

syringe.png Delhi on high alert as dengue fever epidemic looms

academy_award.png The 2006 Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony - Thursday, October 5, 2006, 7:30 pm.

arrowhead.png Mexican archeologists make major Aztec find

earth.png Haze disrupts air travel in Malaysia's Sarawak state

Is Iraq Free Yet?

tnt.png Bombings as US casualties mount as Iraq has worst week yet

u-s-flag.png Azzaman, Iraq: Iraqi Uncompensated Victims Lose Faith in American Forces

do_not_enter.png Azzaman, Iraq: Moqtada Al Sadr Calls for 'Peaceful War' Against Occupier

skullbones.png Al-Zawraa, Iraq: After Car Crash, Witnesses Say Americans Set Iraqis Afire

smiley-tongue-out.png Officials: Al-Masri Probably Not Killed

money.png Shameless!!! US sets aside £11m for Iraq 'success party'

Bigger Brother

u-s-flag.png Software to monitor overseas opinions of U.S.

spying.png Court temporarily OKs domestic spying

spying.png Milwaukee alderman wants "security cameras" in bars

skullbones.png Argenpress, Argentina: Contemporary Fascism in the United States

spying.png Diario de Noticias, Brazil: Bush Discredits Spy Agencies; Gives Boost to the Lunatic Fringe

search.png Spokane sheriff acknowledges porn search was at wrong house

crusader.png Kassim Mohamed's battle with secrecy

People Going Off

alarmclock.png Texas standoff ends after 14 hours

tnt.png Bomb threat closes Va. school district

flower.png Staunch beliefs help Amish to farewell loved ones

road_cone.png Loss of infant child and guilt from past sex crimes hint at motive for Amish killings

blue_questionmark.png School killer was 'ordinary, loving man'

red_flag.png Woman arrested after disrupting flight

The Underbelly of the GOP

republican.png Compassionate Conservative Pedophiles

skullbones.png Email sex scandal puts Republican majority at risk

skullbones.png Republican Party in chaos as Speaker is pressed to resign

skullbones.png Hastert defiant in page scandal

smiley-tongue-out.png An awful week for the Republicans - America's ruling party has been battered by bad news

skullbones.png Cheney: GOP 'will retain control'

Fighting Back Against the Lies

smiley-tongue-out.png Saudi envoy criticizes U.S. for "rhetoric, bombast"

cowboy_hat.png Zaman, Turkey: After Punishing Week at U.N., Bush Still Doesn't Get It

skullbones.png Pak Tribune, Pakistan: Time to 'Drive the Nails' Into 'Dream of Empire's Coffin'

stormtrooper.png Chosun Ilbo, South Korea: Are Opponents of U.S. Handover 'Supporters of Dictatorship?'

skullbones.png Le Devoir, Canada: Bush-Senate Compromise 'a Setback for Human Rights'

Our Friends, the Animals

werewolf.png Jackals attack Indian village injuring 35

werewolf.png Controversial origins of the domestic dog

republican.png Elephant kills Briton on Africa honeymoon safari

reptile_eye.png Remains of Ancient Reptile Are Found

molecule.png Scientists to create 'frankenbunny' in big research leap

donald_duck.png The useful idiots who back Bush

Yeah, Right!

skullbones.png Swiss report possible terrorist threat against U.N. in Geneva

blue_questionmark.png Muslims are waging civil war against us, claims French police union

The Pope's Divisions

attention_sign.png Tunis Hebdo, Tunisia- The 'Anti-Islam Axis' of the Papacy, Israel and 'Madman Bush'

chess.png Yemen Times: Outmaneuvering Bush's Pope

Money Troubles

attention_sign.png Russia plans tighter banking, immigration controls on Georgia

money.png Gold nervously steady as funds shift to stocks

Fear and Loathing in the US of A

stormtrooper.png General: U.S. Army in danger

red_flag.png 2 women plead guilty in UW ecoterrorism

alarmclock.png Bride's parents charged with kidnapping

pie_chart.png Financial Times Deutschland: Fearing Voters, American Lawmakers Fan Voter Fears

The Non Existent Lobby

reptile_eye.png Poland Abruptly Cancels a Speech By Local Critic of the Jewish State

reptile_eye.png Tony Judt Speech Shut Down by ADL

crusader.png The Cooper Union "Israel Lobby" Debate

reptile_eye.png French academic again convicted for Holocaust denial

Unfinished Business

nuclear.png Japan, US push divided UN to punish North Korea

nuclear.png N.Korea Announces Future Nuclear Test

nuclear.png 'No future' for nuclear Nth Korea: US

nuclear.png Iran and North Korea defy nuclear warnings

garfield.png Quiet South Korean minister set to succeed Annan at UN

People as Targets

skullbones.png Jailed for 8½ years: ringleader of human traffickers who thought they were invincible

skullbones.png Journalist death rate highest ever in 2006

Framing Iran

nuclear.png World powers to meet in London for Iran talks

crusader.png Ahmadinejad Says Great Powers 'Failed the World'

skullbones.png The Daily Star, Lebanon: U.S. and Iran Hardliners 'Sharpen Their Knives'

Gambling on the Future

attention_sign.png Two rockets found near Pakistani parliament

gambler.png The deck is stacked

money.png Al-Ahram, Egypt: Leading by hubris - Wolfowitz at the World Bank is a travesty

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