it's a great life, if you don't weaken (matociquala) wrote,
it's a great life, if you don't weaken

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Link salad (news of the "bite me!"):

FBI documents its agents' reports of abuses at Gitmo.


A court-ordered psychiatric evaluation is to be completed this week on Jose Padilla, the American held without charge for nearly four years as an enemy combatant. Whatever the judge decides, the Padilla case is an extraordinary legal saga that poses significant difficulties for the government...

...According to court papers filed by Padilla's lawyers, for the first two years of his confinement, Padilla was held in total isolation. He heard no voice except his interrogator's. His 9-by-7 foot cell had nothing in it: no window even to the corridor, no clock or watch to orient him in time...

...Another dilemma faces the government as well. Padilla's lawyers contend that as a result of his isolation and interrogation, their client is so mentally damaged that he is unable to assist in his own defense. He is so passive and fearful now, they maintain, that he is "like a piece of furniture."

God told Pat Robertson to expect terror attacks on U.S. soil in 2007.

"I'm not necessarily saying it's going to be nuclear," he said during his news-and-talk television show "The 700 Club" on the Christian Broadcasting Network. "The Lord didn't say nuclear. But I do believe it will be something like that."

In a suspense-filled final day of the legislative session, Massachusetts lawmakers kept alive a proposed constitutional amendment Tuesday that would put a stop to gay marriage in the only state that allows same-sex couples to wed.

Lighter notes:

Googlefixing: all about the "East African Plains Ape." Context on the "East African Plains Ape".

James Nicoll on what the reader is not owed by the writer.

Alma Alexander on "What the writer owes the reader."

What I think I owe you, for your seven bucks: the very best book I can possibly write given the deadline.

Twenty full moons.

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