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US deficit nearly one trillion in first half of fiscal year 2009 which, recall, begins October 1. Apparently, some kind of reward is given for those that break new records in government spending.

A US Judge has ruled that foreign suspects held by the US in Afghanistan do in fact have the right to challenge their detention in US civilian courts just as do those at GitMo. Last year the Supreme Court said that while detainees at GitMo had such a right, the Justice Department (You know, those stalwart nonpartisan guys!) ruled that those being held at Bagram did not have such a right.
Yeah, fuck you Bush Era Justice Department. (In common with the rest of you I have to take my victories where I can get them.)

The national geographic society would like you to know that the arctic ice got smaller, thinner, and younger this past winter this on the heels of a BBC report detailing the rupturing of an ice bridge in Antarctica putting the wilkins ice shelf on the verge of breaking away, and the disappearance of another Antarctic ice shelf puts all of this firmly in the category of Our Doomed World.

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~ by Auntie Ranty on April 6, 2009.

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