Ninth Circuit rules against administration

"...[W]e simply cannot accept the government's position that the Executive Branch possesses the unchecked authority to imprison indefinitely any persons, foreign citizens included, on territory under the sole jurisdiction and control of the United States, without permitting such prisoners recourse of any kind to any judicial forum, or even access to counsel, regardless of the length or manner of their confinement.

A portion of the decision handed down today by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals regarding the confinement of enemy combatants in Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba.The

Some scary reading

It is nearing both Haloween and Election day so I've been doing some scary reading. The folks over at Black Box Voting have a pretty scary chronicle of problems with electronic voting and vote reporting systems.

Jonestown Story from NPR

Scripting News: According to Google Answers, they didn't actually drink Kool Aid at Jonestown. Wow. There is a good (if disturbing) NPR story from 1998 with an interview with Deborah Layton who escaped Jonestown on the flavor-aid based mass suicide.

O'Keefe: Shuttle Wasn't Doomed

"Shuttle wasn't doomed" - Finally. Thank you Sean O'Keefe for bringing some common sense to the discussion. Of all the things that have been said since the accident the most disturbing to me were those of Shuttle program director Ron Dittemore that even if the problem had been evident while Columbia was in orbit there was nothing that could have been done to prevent the tradgey.


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