All Further Articles for 2010-11-23

Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Location Location Location
Bush at the D.C. airport bookstore .
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The Great Firewall
How Alan Huang and a handful of nerds, aka the Global Internet Freedom Consortium, are waging digital guerrilla warfare on the world's most tightly controlled online network. From Wired .
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Repeat After Us: Quagmire
So now it seems the supposed Taliban leader in crucial peace talks was actually a fake and possibly a shopkeeper from Pakistan, thus confirming the cluelessness of our "intelligence," the murkiness of this war, and the hopelessness of finding any real solution to it. We can't even recognize "the enemy." How bad is it, asks the Atlantic: Bad. It would be laughable if it wasn't so damn tragic. "It's not him," said a Western diplomat in Kabul. "And we gave him a lot of money."
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Good Guys, Bad Guys
If you're shopping this shopping season, Consumer Reports has this year's Naughty and Nice Holiday List . No to Macy's and Best Buy, yes to Zappos and L.L. Bean.
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Monday, November 22, 2010
Waterboarding=Speeding
Only John Yoo could come up with this inane analogy to justify his "unpopular" decision to declare torture legal, thus making it all Bush's fault. Why is Yoo not in jail, and Bush with him? Still, hope lives: London Mayor Boris Johnson has warned Bush that if he comes to the UK to peddle his book, he could be arrested for war crimes. And he's a conservative . "Just because a law says you can drive 65 miles per hour doesn't mean you have to drive 65 miles per hour." – eminent legal scholar Yoo
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Good and Dedicated Fighters – Who Use Children As Human Shields
Even as two Israeli soldiers who used a nine-year-old Palestinian boy as a human shield got mere brief suspended sentences, Israeli lawmakers appealed for a pardon. Israel has again lost all decent sense of self. Noted Majed Rabah, now 11, "If an Israeli child was exposed to the same thing, the whole world would have turned against us." Wise child. <iframe id="dcAd-1-4" src=" http://ad-apac.doubleclick.net/adi/onl.smh.news/world;ctype=article;cat=... width='300' height='250' scrolling="no" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0"> </iframe> ''It's over!'' shouted the soldiers. ''Now all we want is to get plane tickets and to join our friends, who are waiting for us abroad. We've gone through something terrible."
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