Friday, February 8, 2008

Big Dan's Big News Feb 8, 2008

(Click on map to see picture of "accidentally" cut Middle East internet cables, cutting off internet access to Middle East countries...among them...IRAN!!!)

· More On Those Cable Cuts

· Who's Cutting The Cables?

· Connecting The Many Undersea Cut Cable Dots

· Analyzing the Internet Collapse. Multiple Fiber Cuts to Undersea Cables Show the Fragility of the Internet at Its Choke Points

· Internet Cable Cuts: More Than Accidents?


· Filling in the Ovals on LA County's Super Tuesday 'Double Bubble' Debacle. Confusion Reigns, Legal Challenges Loom as Hundreds of Thousands Votes May Not be Counted Due to Maddeningly Confusing Ballot Design, Procedures. UPDATED: Registar's Office Say They Plan to Examine Non-Partisan Ballots, Will 'Seek Legal Authority to Count Those Votes'...

· VIDEO: Mukasey Testifies He Will Not Enforce Contempt Citations Against Administration Officials. Stonewalls Wexler's Questions in Judiciary Committee Hearings. ALSO: 'Conyers Says He's On Edge of Impeachment Hearings,' According to Report by David Swanson...

· FBI Deputizes Private Contractors With Extraordinary Powers, Including 'Shoot to Kill'. Rights and Liberties: The FBI has a new set of eyes and ears, and they're being told to protect their infrastructure at any cost. They can even kill without repercussion.

· Bad Voter Lists May Have Botched New Mexico's Democratic Caucus. Democracy and Elections: Nearly 13 percent of NM Democrats found they were not on precinct voter rolls when they showed up to choose a presidential nominee.

· The Bush Financial Bust of 2008: “It's All Downhill From Here, Folks”. "I just saw a picture Bernanke stripped to the waist in the boiler-room shoveling greenbacks into the furnace.” Rob Dawg, Calculated Risk blog-site

· Financial Crisis: Asset Securitization-- The Last Tango. Endgame: Unregulated Private Money Creation

Note: The following article was pulled by McClatchy for some unknown reason, there's no "error" here. The http is: and the article is GONE! It was there yesterday!

· Scotland Yard: Blow to head, not gunshot, killed Bhutto

· How Democrats pick convention delegates

· Lieberman Stripped Of Superdelegate Status

· Veterans not entitled to mental health care, U.S. lawyers argue

· Deal Has Been Reached to End Writers' Strike: Eisner

· RIAA Plans to Cut Artist Royalties

· Police Swabbing Mouths During Traffic Stops In Serial Killer Hunt

· Somewhere amid the cactus-studded hills on this sprawling Navy base, separate from the cells where hundreds of men suspected of links to al-Qaida and the Taliban have been locked up for years, is a place even more closely guarded — a jailhouse so protected that its very location is top secret.


· In Defense Of ‘Progressive’

A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Our 'neoconservatives' are neither new nor conservative, but old as Bablyon and evil as Hell.
- Edward Abbey

Come, come, my conservative friend, wipe the dew off your spectacles, and see that the world is moving.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

(sayings stolen from Bush Out site! Give it a visit, it's a great site, I added it to my links on the side!)
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