Archive for December, 2006

Give your eyes a break with Maine Democrat’s weekly podcast, The Week That Was December 25, 2006 (mp3 format): 2007 Legislative Session Has Record 2400 Proposed Laws. Lincoln Maine’s Registered Sex Offenders. Genetically Modified and Cloned Meat and Milk is Okay? Americans’ Predict Christ Drafted in 2007. Ward Hunt Ice Shelf Collapses while […]

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An Associated Press telephone poll of 1,000 adults (conducted Dec. 12-14 by Ipsos, an international polling firm) indicated, among other things:
- 35% of Americans predict the military draft will be reinstated.
- 25% of Americans anticipate the second coming of Jesus Christ.
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Saddam Hussein: Dead

Saddam Hussein has been hanged.
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The Ayles Ice Shelf, a 41 square mile giant ice shelf has snapped free from an island south of the North Pole, scientists said, citing climate change as a “major” reason for the event.
Scientists discovered the event by using satellite imagery. Within one hour of breaking free, the shelf had formed as a […]

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On the value of human life with references from issues2000.org
The Born:
McCain supports broadening use of the death penalty, more prisons, stricter sentencing and voted to limit death penalty appeals. (Apr 1996) Est. value of human life: $.05
McCain voted against redeploying troops out of Iraq and against a timetable saying, “It’s a fight between […]

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The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) announced today that meat and milk from cloned animals are safe for human consumption. But cloned animals have a higher mortality rate than non-cloned animals, which speaks to either a breakdown of genetic vitality or something much more deadly that we’ll discover years from now once it’s too […]

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Edwards All In

Senator John Edwards of North Carolina is officially a candidate for president of the United States.
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President Bush put in “nearly three hours” at his Texas ranch today designing a new U.S. policy in Iraq, then emerged to say that he needs “more time” to craft the plan he’ll announce in the new year…and a new eraser.
The last available estimate indicates that President Bush has spent, on average, 40% of his […]

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Lohachara Island (in India’s part of the Sundarbans where the Ganges and the Brahmaputra rivers empty into the Bay of Bengal) has slipped beneath the ocean’s waves. Rising seas, caused by global warming, have obliterated the island, home to 10,000 individuals. Lohachara is the first inhabited island to completely disappear.

Two-thirds of nearby populated island […]

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In a farewell letter following his sentence of death by hanging, Saddam Hussein called on Iraqis not to hate the U.S.-led forces that invaded Iraq saying, “I call on you not to hate because hate does not leave space for a person to be fair and it makes you blind and closes all doors of […]

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Four years after the first time we all gathered around the TV asking, “Iraq? Why Iraq?” the death toll of Americans killed in Iraq now exceeds the victims lost in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
The U.S. military death toll in Iraq has reached 2,974.
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Senator Biden is calling on the President to “level with the American public” that an increase in Iraq military forces - even short term - would mean at least a year and a half. He also argued that American forces cannot make a difference in Baghdad, adding, “Even with a surge of […]

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The American military command in Iraq may be willing to back a temporary increase in American troops in Baghdad as part of a broader Iraqi and United States effort to stem the slide toward chaos. See NYT
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Dennis Miller: Scared Straight Man

Dennis Miller used to be comedian with an enormous following and a top-rated HBO series. The 9/11 tragedy shocked all of us. But it scared Miller Republican. A rapid decline followed. HBO dropped him. He did a painful stint on CNBC that included live commercials, a monkey (never a good sign) […]

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