Archive | February 10, 2005

We hold these truths to be self-evident…

Dan Gillmor on Grassroots Journalism, Etc. point to A Continuing Stain on America’s Honor. Bob Herbert (NY Times): Stories From the Inside. The Bush administration has turned Guantanamo into a place that is devoid of due process and the rule of law. It’s a place where human beings can be imprisoned for life without being charged or tried, without ever seeing a lawyer, and without having their cases reviewed by a court. Congress and the courts should be uprooting this evil practice, but freedom and justice in the United States are on a post-9/11 downhill slide.

Students: what’s so important about free speech, anyway?

Alex Feldstein notes Morons in the News: Students Ignorant of First Amendment. Another  story on a subject that never ceases to amaze.

High school students don’t see the trouble with government censorship of news and unpopular ideas…

Half of high school students thought that the government
should be able to censor the news. Only 83% of students
thought people have a right to express unpopular opinions. 75%
thought that flag burning was illegal, and about half thought
that the government could regulate what it thought was
indecent content on the Internet.

Let’s remember these immortal words:

“Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?”
G.W. Bush, Florence, S.C., Jan. 11, 2000

Truly disturbing trends.

Peterborough MonadLUG meeting cancelled

The National Weather Service maintains a great set of RSS feeds so that you can get any alerts, warnings or advisories in your RSS aggregator. I’ve been watching the incoming snow storm for two days. Just in case you were thinking of visiting the Monadnock group because of the posting I put up here earlier this week:

“Due to the winter storm about to hit our area and some forecasts showing a worst case of up to 20 inches of snow by tomorrow, this month’s Monadnock Linux User Group meeting will be cancelled.”

“We will resume the normal meeting schedule next month, second Thursday of the month. More announcements will follow as we get closer to that date. ”

Guy Pardoe
MonadLUG Coordinator

MonadLUG’s meeting announcement mailing list is having a few problems at the moment, but consider signing up in a few weeks to stay abreast of their activities.

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