In the Hollywood version of the Kwame James story
, he becomes an NBA All-Star, helps achieve world peace and, of course, lives blissfully ever after. While the real-life plot hasn't followed quite that arc, perhaps it's headed toward a happy ending. (via SpoFi)
World Domination LLC
(is) a consortium of organizations devoted to the consolidation of global capital by a single cabal or individual, employing the tactics of terror and subterfuge...The most visible public face of our organization is www.villainsupply.com
was a 19-year-old Jewish seminary student from Glasgow, Scotland, studying in Israel. He was fatally wounded in Thursday's bus bombing in Tel Aviv
, but his family donated one of his kidneys to save the life of an eight-year-old girl. Her name is Yasmin Abu Ramila, and she is Palestinian
Around 2,800 people died
as a result of the September 11 attacks. This includes 19 hijackers, of which the remains of nine have been identified. What are we to do with their remains
Welcome to Amerika?
Tom Ridge (with the blessing of George W.) thinks it's time to re-examine the Posse Comitatus Act
with an eye toward giving the Armed Forces more power to act in a domestic law enforcement capacity. After having the National Guard here during the Winter Olympics
, I'm not so keen on seeing armed soldiers patrolling the streets again.
His name is Hussein al-Attas. He is 24 years old. Ten months ago, federal agents arrested him at the mosque where he worshipped and took him away.
He has been locked in solitary confinement ever since, his only companion a Spanish-speaking prisoner on the other side of the wall, to whom he speaks through the air-conditioning vent."
Deborah Hastings of the Associated Press tells us the story of The man who gave a ride to Zacarias Moussaoui, and his descent into indefinite federal detention
* is considering a return to politics, this time aiming for a seat in the Hungarian Parliament
. Perhaps this time, in the interests of world peace, she'll offer to sleep with Osama bin Laden
Satan Doesn't Wear Sweaty Socks.
Matthew Parris of The Times weighs in on the War on Terrorism, painting the U.S. as the 900-lb. gorilla of world affairs and offering the observation that maybe Al-Qaeda isn't as scary as the Bush and Blair administrations say it is.
Santa cleared for interstate flight.
The DOT has approved Santa's request for Christmas Eve air travel in the U.S. I find it interesting that, this year, "Santa also says that he has a sky marshal of sorts aboard."