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RIP Memoriam thread?

#81 User is offline   Winstonm 

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Posted 2011-December-17, 09:46

Glenn Greenwald:

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The only provision from which U.S. citizens are exempted here is the “requirement” of military detention. For foreign nationals accused of being members of Al Qaeda, military detention is mandatory; for U.S. citizens, it is optional. This section does not exempt U.S citizens from the presidential power of military detention: only from the requirement of military detention.


As Greenwald pointed out, if the Executive branch can authorize the killing of an American citizen without trial(anwar awlaki), then it surely can imprison indefinately without trial.
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Posted 2011-December-17, 10:25

View PostWinstonm, on 2011-December-17, 09:46, said:

Glenn Greenwald:

As Greenwald pointed out, if the Executive branch can authorize the killing of an American citizen without trial(anwar awlaki), then it surely can imprison indefinitely without trial.

Perhaps the supreme court will find this permissible under the Perpetual War clause.
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Posted 2011-December-18, 15:57

Manuel Jalón Corominas, inventor of the mop.

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Un día estando en un bar de Zaragoza un amigo le dijo: Jalón, no te compliques la vida con los aviones, ¿por qué no haces algo útil, por ejemplo, algo para que esa señora que está ahí de rodillas friegue de pie?


the translation would be: One day while he was hanigng out with friends one told him: Jalon, why do you complicate your life with planes?, why don´t you do something useful like helping that women there cleaning on her knees?
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Posted 2011-December-18, 21:38

Vaclav Havel

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Posted 2011-December-19, 02:21

Kim Jong-Il <ptui>
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Posted 2011-December-19, 05:19

View PostFluffy, on 2011-December-18, 15:57, said:

Manuel Jalón Corominas, inventor of the mop.



the translation would be: One day while he was hanigng out with friends one told him: Jalon, why do you complicate your life with planes?, why don´t you do something useful like helping that women there cleaning on her knees?


Are you serious about this?

I had always figured that the mop was one of those timeless things, dating back to Egypt or some such
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Posted 2011-December-19, 06:01

Further investigation seems to provide that "mop" is not the same as "fregona" (spannish and latin american term), the cone to dry the mop by preshing seems to be the key feature that makes "fregona" different. In the english wikipedia mop´s entry has nothing to do with spannish "fregona" entry (Except for a photo). And the english one says something about a patent from the 19th century as the origin.
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Posted 2011-December-19, 09:27

View PostPassedOut, on 2011-December-16, 00:21, said:

Christopher Hitchens

Charlie Rose interview from 8/13/2010
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Posted 2011-December-21, 01:10

View PostWinstonm, on 2011-December-16, 21:45, said:


And according to Tarek Mehanna's proponents, the First Amendment was fatally wounded today.

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Posted 2011-December-21, 23:10

North Korea cites mysterious glow just before Kim death

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North Korea says a fierce snowstorm paused and the sky began glowing red above sacred Mount Paektu just minutes before leader Kim Jong Il's death.

State media say the ice on volcanic Lake Chon at the mountain in the far north cracked with a load roar.

This was witnessed by thousands.
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Posted 2011-December-28, 09:02

cheetah, dead at 80

it was the chimp in the 1935 tarzan movie

View PostFree, on 2011-May-10, 03:57, said:

Babalu just wanted a shoulder to cry on, is that too much to ask for?
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Posted 2011-December-28, 10:12

Some interesting bits appear in
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheeta

Probably you have to be my age or so to really appreciate Cheetah. I went to all of the Johnny Weissmuller Tarzan movies, I totally rejected Weismullerr's replacement in later movies. I was basically unreachable by outside events when reading the novels.

One of the Tarzan movies involved a man-eating plant. I kept a good distance away from all shrubbery for quite a while after that.
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Posted 2011-December-28, 21:27

View Postkenberg, on 2011-December-28, 10:12, said:

Some interesting bits appear in
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheeta

Probably you have to be my age or so to really appreciate Cheetah. I went to all of the Johnny Weissmuller Tarzan movies, I totally rejected Weismullerr's replacement in later movies. I was basically unreachable by outside events when reading the novels.

One of the Tarzan movies involved a man-eating plant. I kept a good distance away from all shrubbery for quite a while after that.


Hate to break it to you, but - it ain't the right chimp.
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Posted 2011-December-29, 15:34

Another childhood dream in tatters. Where will it all end?
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Posted 2011-December-31, 11:54

On this thread probably. Hope it's not soon!
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Posted 2012-February-22, 21:29

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Marie Colvin, reporter.
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Posted 2012-February-25, 09:43

My Dead Friends

by Marie Howe

I have begun,
when I'm weary and can't decide an answer to a bewildering question

to ask my dead friends for their opinion
and the answer is often immediate and clear.

Should I take the job? Move to the city? Should I try to conceive a child
in my middle age?

They stand in unison shaking their heads and smiling—whatever leads
to joy, they always answer,

to more life and less worry. I look into the vase where Billy's ashes were —
it's green in there, a green vase,

and I ask Billy if I should return the difficult phone call, and he says, yes.
Billy's already gone through the frightening door,

whatever he says I'll do.

from What the Living Do. © W.W. Norton & Company, 1998. Reprinted with permission at The Writer's Almanac.
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Posted 2012-February-25, 12:25

Feb. 15, 2012, Oklahoma City native and two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent for the New York Times, Anthony Shadid.
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Posted 2012-February-29, 13:59

February 29, 2012: The Monkees' Davy Jones.

He brought a lot of joy into the world.
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Posted 2012-February-29, 15:39

View PostS2000magic, on 2012-February-29, 13:59, said:

February 29, 2012: The Monkees' Davy Jones.

He brought a lot of joy into the world.



Yes....a sad day.....
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