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Entries from April 2003

You Mind My Business…I’ll Mind Yours

April 30th, 2003 · No Comments

An acquaintance of mine contacted me today. He was quite proud of himself for being involved in the story of a young Fresno girl he suspected of having SARS. He mentioned that he had a “contact” at the hospital who had seen some lab reports on the little girl, and was concerned that “proper precautions […]

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Tags: Civil Rights · Law and Legal Issues · Privacy

Scalia’s Concept of Freedom

April 26th, 2003 · No Comments

I’m moving some information from my original “handcrafted” blog–from the days before I knew these were called “blogs” — to here. So some of my entries might appear out of sequence; I’m trying to modify them to mitigate that. As I said on my web page of March 23, 2003 [update 12/21/2005: apparently, I took […]

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Tags: Freedom of Speech

Freedom of (Civil) Speech

April 26th, 2003 · No Comments

An article on CNN today (“College sued over free speech rules“) reports that Shippensburg University has been sued because their speech policy has “a chilling effect on plaintiffs’ rights to freely and openly engage in appropriate discussions” in various areas. The Pittsburgh Post Gazette carries the story in a little more detail. The First Amendment, […]

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Tags: Freedom of Speech · The Decline of America

A friend of mine, talking

April 25th, 2003 · No Comments

A friend of mine, talking about the justification George Bush has for having attacked Iraq, tried to draw a distinction between “potential” and “emerging” threats. The problem is that the use of “potential” or “emerging,” even by his definition, will depend upon who is applying the label…and to whom. Many—in fact a growing number—of countries […]

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Tags: Uncategorized

Movin’ Right Along

April 24th, 2003 · No Comments

So I’m strivin’ like mad to learn XML and figure out this blog software. Tonight I added a banner. I’ve still no idea whether any of my friends (or enemies, for that matter) can find this blog. Already, though, I realize I’m going to have to re-vamp my entire website, and build the color scheme, […]

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Tags: Uncategorized

Mobs I

April 24th, 2003 · No Comments

Tonight I read yet another indication of what our country stands for. The Dixie Chicks recently indicated their displeasure with George Bush. No biggie, right? This is, after all, the land of the free. Countries throughout the world envy us our freedom. Dictators despise us because of our freedoms. In their countries, they don’t allow […]

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Tags: The Decline of America

Eyes Open

April 24th, 2003 · No Comments

When Bush’s War against America began, I started writing “little blurbs” which were peppered with links to news stories here and there either to prove — as Dave Barry says — that I was not making something up, to draw out the implications, or to otherwise show my thoughts about it. This was quite laborious. […]

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Tags: Blogs & Blogging · General Comments