|Wednesday, August 24th, 2005|
Please sign this petition to protect the National Forests of the United States. You must be a US citizen to sign. The petition reads:
To: U.S. Congress
Dear members of Congress:
Please introduce the Forever Wild Act, as supported by the Native Forest Council, to the 109th session of Congress. Our public lands, now owned and hereafter acquired, deserve complete and total protection from extractive industries. Do everything in your power to eliminate all logging, road building, grazing, mining, and drilling on every acre of Federal public lands, including but not limited to: National Forests, National Parks, National Wildlife Refuges, Wilderness Areas, BLM lands, and National Monuments.
The Undersigned http://www.petitiononline.com/ZEROCUT/petition.html
thanks for your support!
xposted all over the place
|Saturday, November 13th, 2004|
|Thursday, November 11th, 2004|
20/20 on Matthew Shepard
- apparently not a hate crime. Despite both murderers saying they targeted him because he was gay up until like right now. I think I'm offended.
Here's some lesbian-themed voter shenanigans
Some stuff about Bill Maher
who is totally the patron saint of journalism or something.
I've got some video footage of tanks driving by and getting stopped at a protest in LA but the person who posted it has it friendslocked and I don't have webspace. Anybody else see it? It's not in any news reports, I looked.
Remember Diebold? The company that made the voter machines for the state their CEO is now governor of? Yeah, uh, apparently their software is a little... vulnerable.The line that staggered the Hopkins team was that the method used to encrypt the Diebold machines was a method called Digital Encryption Standard (DES), a code that was broken in 1997 and is NO LONGER USED by anyone to secure programs. F2654hd4 was the key to the encryption.
Now you can rig an election! All you need is that security key and a couple of Diebold machines.
|Wednesday, November 10th, 2004|
America's Health: State Health Rankings - 2004 Edition
The full report is indexed here
. Yes, it's the poorer states that end up on the less healthy side -- but perhaps they should focus on helping their residents before foisting their "morality" on the rest of us. Current Mood: curious
Falwell's at it again
. An evangelical revolution? Hasn't fundamentalism done enough damage?This one's sorta complicated.
Basically, there's no link between abortion and breast cancer, but a lot of states have laws that require doctors to tell patients there is. Best part of the article: Joel Brind [...] noted that a woman's chances of getting breast cancer go down if she gives birth at a relatively young age. He reasons that those who opt for abortion are giving up a chance of reducing their breast cancer risk. Therefore, he says, abortion increases the risk of cancer.
Also, Ashcroft's resignation letter
. Apparently we won the war on terrorism at some point in the last six days.
|Tuesday, November 9th, 2004|
|Monday, November 8th, 2004|
Married Gays Win Support
- unequal insurance etc. Northampton city council ruling etc. Sidenote, Northampton is like ten minutes away.Remember those eleven gay marriage bans?
Turns out they weren't just banning marriage, but also things like the rights to contractually establish child custody and transfer of pensions. Also some good stuff in there about lazy reporting.
|Sunday, November 7th, 2004|