Stop the ACLU joins with Debbie Schlussel, “Russia’s new ice age”, nuclear Jacques, and today’s articles
An announcement from Jay at Stop the ACLU blog
We are joining investigative lawyer and blogger, Debbie Schlussel as the first intervening party in the ACLU Vs. NSA case. Join us, we are asking for as many as possible. Please ask your readers and send them our way.
See also Interested in Opposing Today’s ACLU NSA Lawsuit? . . . at Debbie Schlussel’s blog. In view of my fondness for Hitchens, I wouldn’t call him a “far-left wacko” (or any kind of wacko for that matter) as Schlussel does — to the contrary, he raises important issues in his statement, but I consider the lawsuit to be a big mistake in times of war.
“The Russian ice age”
Well, it sure didn’t take long. Just yesterday I was posting about the record-low temperatures in Russia, and what do you know, today the Beeb was reporting on Russia’s new ice age (click on the sidebar’s BBC NEWS: VIDEO AND AUDIO Russia suffers plunging temperatures item). The reporter/commentator starts by saying
They’re calling it Russia’s new ice age
Glad to hear it’s “they” who are calling it that. “They” would never rush to make a claim such. The reporter/commentator goes on to state,
Moscow is now colder than the South Pole
Never mind that it’s Summer in the South Pole. There have been winter days when Anchorage Alaska was warmer than Princeton NJ. It’s just that it’s taken the BBC this long to figure out that Russian winters are really really cold.
As Ginger said, Ladies, please. Let’s not lose our heads.
After all, there’s all that global warming to worry about.
Via Isaac an article from Spanish El Mundo, Chirac advierte que Francia podría responder a un ataque terrorista de forma ‘no convencional’ (Chirac warns that France could respond to a terrorist attack with “nonconventional” means), also Jacques Chirac défend la pertinence de la dissuasion nuclaire (Jacques Chirac defends nuclear dissuasion as pertinent) [comment: I like that. Nuclear dissuasion dissuasion nuclaire]. Here it is in English, France ‘would use nuclear arms’
French President Jacques Chirac has said France would be ready to use nuclear weapons against any state which launched a terrorist attack against it.
Speaking at a nuclear submarine base in north-western France, Mr Chirac said a French response “could be conventional. It could also be of another nature.”
He said France’s nuclear forces had been configured for such an event.
Jacques’s “da bomb”.
On a visit to L’Ile-Longue base in Brittany, Mr Chirac said leaders of states who would “use terrorist means against us, just like anyone who would envisage using, in one way or another, arms of mass destruction, must understand that they would expose themselves to a firm and adapted response from us”.
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“In numerous countries, radical ideas are spreading, advocating a confrontation of civilisations,” he said, adding that “odious attacks” could escalate to “other yet more serious forms involving states”.
and two articles from Maria
Risen Gave Times A Non-Disclosure On Wiretap Book
New York Times editors published reporter James Risen’s December account of National Security Agency wiretapping without having seen the manuscript of Mr. Risen’s book on the same subject, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the events.