The United States comes under mounting pressure to grant al-Qaeda and
Taleban suspects held in Cuba full rights as prisoners-of war. [BBC News: world]
Trebuchet.com Everything you could possibly want to know about the medieval siege engine… (not the MS font, which is nice too).
“Many of the prisoners in Cuba may indeed be the lowest and vilest men on earth, which is why they must be guaranteed scrupulously fair treatment. Human rights are fragile and easily crushed unless we are prepared to ensure them for the people we hate and demand their implementation from people we support and admire.
“I speak not as a dreamer but as one of the millions around the world who are terrified that this latest Western deceit will massively increase support for terrorism. Dictators and cruel, charismatic leaders will now tell gullible people ? quite rightly ? that the Western allies kill human rights when it suits them.” –Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
Notes from the Radio Trenches
I’ve already noticed something I don’t like about Radio. Now, before I get into it I want to make it clear that I am not one of those people who go into something new (well, semi-new, I used to use Radio a few years ago) looking for the problems. I’ve been known to go to terrible movies and only notice they were terrible a few days later. Ok, that said, I’ve noticed something I don’t like. On the news aggregator page I have the the ability to post anything at all quickly. Nearly one click (two, actually). And I find I have started doing just that without reading the very articles themselves. So, I command click (I’m on a Mac, ‘K?) on the URL so I can read the article there but then I lose the main window and have to remember to go back and actually blog the thing which I don’t and then it’s gone. So, I either blog without reading or I read without blogging. I wish there was an instant post like Manila Express or blogger so I can blog anything I am reading in any browser window…