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Thursday, August 31, 2006

Marcus Fiesel

recently, i asked for 5 minutes for each of the children killed, because the news media can’t get their priorities straight.

one step in the right direction, courtsey wcpo.

posted by roj at 5:21 pm  

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

waiting for an apology

i found the 24/7 news coverage of the 10-year-old dead 6-year-old news story completely unavoidable, despite the fact that it wasn’t news. so, now i’ll just wait for my personal apology from all the major news organizations that did wall-to-wall coverage of the story that wasn’t.

failing a personal apology, 5 minutes for every other child killed in america in the past 10 years will do.

posted by roj at 3:05 pm  

Monday, August 28, 2006



posted by roj at 2:51 pm  

Friday, August 25, 2006

you can’t handle the flags

it appears that in some places in america, people can’t handle flags.

best wishes, eric hamlin. even middle school students need to know we live on a planet full of countries.

posted by roj at 3:38 pm  

Friday, August 25, 2006

check your prayers: you might be a terrorist

don’t pray where someone might notice. it scares people

no arrest made, so this is merely a cautionary tale.

posted by roj at 11:35 am  

Friday, August 25, 2006

check your language: you might be a terrorist

‘we will not be silent” is interpreted as a threat

no arrest made, so this is merely a cautionary tale.

posted by roj at 11:32 am  

Friday, August 25, 2006

check your psp: you might be a terrorist

in dc, portable videogames are a threat.

no arrest made, so this is merely a cautionary tale.

posted by roj at 11:17 am  

Thursday, August 17, 2006

america is safer: nsa taps not ok

(and this time, i mean it)

it’s hard to find on the news so far today, but the ruling itself (in ACLU v. NSA) is available here [pdf]

XI. Conclusion

For all of the reasons outlined above, this court is constrained to grant to Plaintiffs the Partial
Summary Judgment requested, and holds that the TSP violates the APA; the Separation of Powers
doctrine; the First and Fourth Amendments of the United States Constitution; and the statutory law.
Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss the final claim of data-mining is granted, because litigation
of that claim would require violation of Defendants’ state secrets privilege.

The Permanent Injunction of the TSP requested by Plaintiffs is granted inasmuch as each of
the factors required to be met to sustain such an injunction have undisputedly been met.59 The
irreparable injury necessary to warrant injunctive relief is clear, as the First and Fourth Amendment
rights of Plaintiffs are violated by the TSP. See Dombrowski v. Pfister, 380 U.S. 479 (1965). The
irreparable injury conversely sustained by Defendants under this injunction may be rectified by
compliance with our Constitution and/or statutory law, as amended if necessary. Plaintiffs have
prevailed, and the public interest is clear, in this matter. It is the upholding of our Constitution.

As Justice Warren wrote in U.S. v. Robel, 389 U.S. 258 (1967):

Implicit in the term ‘national defense’ is the notion of defending
those values and ideas which set this Nation apart. . . . It would
indeed be ironic if, in the name of national defense, we would
sanction the subversion of . . . those liberties . . . which makes the
defense of the Nation worthwhile. Id. at 264.

posted by roj at 2:41 pm  

Sunday, August 13, 2006

geek request: thunderbird sendat extension

i was cruising around looking for this function, and couldn’t find it quickly, so i have to assume that if it does exist, it’s buried somewhere.

i’m looking for a thunderbird extension that will add a button to the message-composition window that will send the message at a specified date/time (and, if we’re feeling really fancy, add some conditions to the sending).

it’s a simple thing. where’s my h4x0rz at?

(it looks like the closest fit – sendtools – doesn’t work with versions post 1.0)

posted by roj at 12:15 am  

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