Wednesday, May 26, 2004

And 18,000 Angels Can Dance on the Head of a Pin

But Those Laws Would Only Be Used Against Terrorists... Right? A University of Wisconsin grad student was sentenced to an 8-year jail term as a domestic terrorist for interrupting police radios for three hours on Halloween night and less than two weeks later broadcasting audio porn clips on the police radio system. Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim O'Shea said that the 25 year-old's actions stemmed more from "immaturity than ideology."

Keeping the Peace. Keeping the 13-Year Old Prostitutes Busy. Loyal MLWL readers will remember a few weeks back when we posted an article about UN peacekeepers in Bosnia who were responsible for a booming child sex trade there. Now according to the UK's Independent "Teenage rape victims fleeing war in the Democratic Republic of Congo are being sexually exploited by the United Nations peace-keeping troops sent to the stop their suffering."

The Few, The Proud, The Guards Too Fucked-Up to Work in a Santa Fe Prison "If you're an American ex-prison official whose tenure was tainted by federal investigations, state hearings, inmate deaths, allegations of torture, civil rights lawsuits, even an outcry from Amnesty International, despair not. There's a job for you in Iraq. In what appears to be an emerging pattern of ill-advised hires, the Justice Department has sent a virtual who's-who of prison tough guys to Iraq over the past year, their collective track record on human rights essentially one enormous red flag, and paid them to reconstitute that country's detention system."

Apocalypse Watch While Al Gore, Matt Drudge and other intellectual titans battle amongst themselves about the veracity of "The Day After Tomorrow" (dudes, it's a fucking MOVIE), here's a little note from the head of an eight-nation group studying climate change. “There is dramatic climate change happening in the Arctic right now ... about 2-3 times the pace of the whole globe. If you want to know what the rest of the planet is going to see in the next generation, watch out for the Arctic in the next 5-10 years." Have a nice day.

Free Richard Simmons! The assault charges against Richard Simmons have been dropped by the 6'2" 250lbs cage-fighter who was slapped by the effeminate exercise guru after making a sarcastic comment to him in a Phoenix airport. You can't make this shit up.

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-The Sikh Geek