Posted by jfb on July 1st, 2008 | 0 comments
Today in History: In 251, a Goth-led coalition of barbarians defeated the Romans and killed two emperors at once. And in 1520, Aztecs nearly wiped out Cortes’s men as they tried to escape from Tenochtitlan
I had a story the other day about the Sea Shepherd Society declaring the start of their next Antarctic whaling campaign. Here’s a blog from one of the crew:
Blog of a Vegan Pirate, Post 1: Operation Migaloo
Judges cite nonsense poem in Guantanamo case
A federal appeals court reviewing evidence at Guantanamo Bay compared a Bush administration legal argument to one made by a hapless, dimwitted character in a 19th century nonsense poem by Lewis Carroll.
BBC News says it this way:
France plans revolution in space
Financial Times says it like this:
Paris calls for military angle to space strategy
FBI to descend on Denver for Dem event
“We don’t have any information right now about any credible threat to the convention on a terrorist level.”
Notes from the decline:
Midwest floods spotlight decrepit infrastructure
Weather Risks Cloud Promise of Biofuel
And finally, duh…
Study finds long benefit in illegal mushroom drug
She felt like she was taking off. She saw colors. Then it felt like her heart was ripping open.
But she called the experience joyful as well as painful, and says that it has helped her to this day.
“I feel more centered in who I am and what I’m doing,” said Osborn, now 66, of Providence, R.I. “I don’t seem to have those self-doubts like I used to have. I feel much more grounded (and feel that) we are all connected.”