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Dems Aren’t “Childrens”

The Associated Press reports that a Judge Strikes Down Parts Of Patriot Act

(AP) Two provisions of the USA Patriot Act are unconstitutional because they allow search warrants to be issued without a showing of probable cause, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken ruled that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, as amended by the Patriot Act, “now permits the executive branch of government to conduct surveillance and searches of American citizens without satisfying the probable cause requirements of the Fourth Amendment.”

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September 26, 2007   4 Comments

Senate Declares “War” On Iran

The Senate has authorized the use of military force against the nation of Iran by approving the Kyl-Lieberman sense of the Senate resolution [text] by a vote of 76-22.

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September 26, 2007   13 Comments

Tropical Storm Karen-2

KarenPosition: 13.0 N 45.1 W. [10PM CDT][Updated]
Movement: West-Northwest [300°] near 13 mph.
Maximum sustained winds: 70 mph.
Wind Gusts: 80 mph.
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 205 miles.
Minimum central pressure: 996 mb.

Currently 1070 miles East of the Windward Islands [the lower islands of the Lesser Antilles]

Tropical Depression Thirteen
Position: 21.2 N 94.8 W. [10PM CDT]
Movement: West [260°] near 2 mph.
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph.
Wind Gusts: 45 mph.
Minimum central pressure: 1007 mb.

Currently 210 miles East-Southest of Tampico and 170 miles East of Tuxpan in the Gulf of Mexico.

Invest 97L just North of Puerto Rico but conditions are not good much development.

Invest 98L is on the west coast of South Florida

September 26, 2007   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Karen-2