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2012 September 16 — Why Now?
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Get A Map

The geographic illiteracy of Rmoney’s ‘national security/foreign policy’ team is pathetic.

The Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, and Czechoslovakia have been off maps for a while. It might shock Liz Cheney [daughter of Dick ‘Dick’ Cheney] but Czechoslovakia didn’t exist during either of her two stints as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State For Near Eastern Affairs in the Hedgemony.

Oh, we also haven’t supported the Hittites, the Mayans, or the Inca, for pretty much the same reason – their empires are gone.

September 16, 2012   6 Comments

Inciting A Riot

There are few restrictions on free speech in the United States compared to the rest of the world, but they exist. The biggest difference is that the US specifically protects political speech, which is usually the most censored form of speech in other countries.

In the unanimous Supreme Court decision in Schenck v. United States, 249 U.S. 47 (1919) Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. wrote: “The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man in falsely shouting fire in a theatre and causing a panic.” That concept has been refined by the imminent lawless action test and the fighting words doctrine.

The current controversy involving the Innocennce of Muslims film has to pass through those filters, and others, for the Federal government to do anything.

First, does the government have jurisdiction? That one is easy to deal with as the actions precipitated by the film affected US embassies and consulates which are US soil, even though they are located in foreign countries.

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September 16, 2012   2 Comments

Tropical Storm Nadine – Day 6

Tropical Storm NadinePosition: 31.4N 38.1W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: East-Northeast [075°] near 18 mph [30 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 70 mph [110 kph].
Wind Gusts: 80 mph [130 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 185 Miles [295 km].
Minimum central pressure: 987 mb ↑.

Currently about 775 miles [1250 km] West-Southwest of the Azores.

The storm is over cooler water in the central Atlantic and has weakened.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]

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L’shanah Tovah

Happy 5773!

At sunset Rosh Hashanah begins, so get your honey, challah, and apples ready.

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Happy Independence Day

Día de la Independencia
Estados Unidos Mexicanos


¡Viva México!

Some background on 16 de Septiembre and El Grito de Dolores.

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