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Journal SPAM: Will Bush Cancel The 2008 Election? 10

Published on Tuesday, July 31, 2007 by CommonDreams.org

Will Bush Cancel The 2008 Election?

by Harvey Wasserman & Bob Fitrakis

It is time to think about the unthinkable.

The Bush Administration has both the inclination and the power to cancel the 2008 election.

Media

Submission + - Refuting the misinformation about Matt Bandy

Rachel Alexander writes: "Defense In Child Porn Case Distorts the Truth

There was a long discussion here a couple of weeks ago about child pornography and the prosecution of Matthew Bandy by the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. In response to the misinformation that has been spread by the media, the Bandy family and their crisis management firm, the Maricopa County Attorney's Office has released a lengthy report, including numerous exhibits regarding the technical aspects of the case. This case was not about adult pornography, nor was it about a computer virus surreptitiously downloading child pornography to your computer — as the media, family and defense counsel have portrayed it. The prosecution of then 16-year old Matt Bandy was about an investigation that yielded overwhelming evidence of the defendant viewing, downloading, uploading and sharing pornographic images of children being sexually abused, and burning them to a CD. Fox News posted a rebuttal from our office here, and the full report can be found here."
It's funny.  Laugh.

Submission + - US Senator to support iPod ban

CautionaryX writes: "A New York state senator, Sen. Carl Kruger, will " propose a bill that would ban using an iPod — and any other electronic device that is a distraction — while crossing traffic, he told FOX News on Wednesday." http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,250644,00.html "The bill would levy a $100 fine against those who use iPods, cell phones and BlackBerrys while in a crosswalk in all of New York's major cities."


The senator says that the legislation is mainly to create public awareness of the growing problem of using your iPod while walking across busy intersections. Here's the really funny part: "If you want to listen to your iPod, sit down and listen to it," Kruger told WCBS-TV. "You want to walk in the park, enjoy it. You want to jog around a jogging path, all the more power to you, but you should be crossing streets and endangering yourself and the lives of others." (emphasis added) Is the public really in danger of pedestrians using iPods?"
United States

Submission + - Geothermal energy will power America - MIT

amigoro writes: " This article says that mining the huge amounts of heat that reside as stored thermal energy in the Earth's hard rock crust could supply a substantial portion of the electricity the United States will need in the future, probably at competitive prices and with minimal environmental impact, according to a new MIT-led study.

The panel also evaluated the environmental impacts of geothermal development, concluding that these are markedly lower than conventional fossil-fuel and nuclear power plants.

And that might counteract the "imaginary" fears the world leaders have that global warming causes economic hardship"

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