By Larry Braden
| Saturday, March 11th, 2006 at 5:59 pm
From Guardian Unlimited:
Slobodan Milosevic Found Dead in His Cell
Saturday March 11, 2006 12:46 PM
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) – Slobodan Milosevic, the former Yugoslav leader who orchestrated the Balkan wars of the 1990s and was on trial for war crimes, was found dead in his prison cell at the U.N. detention center near The Hague, the U.N. tribunal said Saturday. He was 65.
A tribunal press officer in The Hague said Milosevic was found dead in his bed, apparently of natural causes.
Milosevic, who has been on trial on 66 counts of war crimes since Feb. 2002, has been in chronic ill health from a heart condition and stress.
A heart condition? On trial for war crimes for four whole years? That would do it!
By Nancy K. Matthis
| Saturday, March 11th, 2006 at 4:05 am
Poul HÃ¸jlund is the courageous Danish blogger who initiated the weblog campaign to free Yemeni newspaper editor Mohammed Al-Asadi. You can read several posts on the subject at his weblog, Pia Causa.
This weekend Poul shares with us his stunning photography of a late winter snowfall at his home in Denmark. Remember, if you are inspired to view this full screen, you can use your F11 key. Enjoy…
Late Winter Snowfall
Nancy Matthis is the publisher and executive editor of the weblog format news magazine and multimedia outlet American Daughter Media Center.
By Dr. Ron Hei
| Saturday, March 11th, 2006 at 3:27 am
It has been a long work week. Do you need to relax? Do you need to have a little fun? Would it help to laugh out loud? And, above all, do you need to be around some people who make you feel really, really smart? Then meet some members of the great American…
By American Cowboy
| Saturday, March 11th, 2006 at 2:18 am
From Chuck Cunningham at National Rifle Association headquarters comes our quote of the week:
Political Analyst Charlie Cook wrote in the March 11 issue of National Journal that the Democrats’ “inability to consistently win elections in places where gun shops outnumber Starbucks is a big reason the party controls neither the House nor the Senate.”
By Larry Braden
| Saturday, March 11th, 2006 at 1:31 am
It is refreshing to learn that the U.S.A. is not the only country in the world run by diversity-at-all-cost idiots! From Guardian Unlimited:
At daggers drawn
An attempt by parents to get Sikh ceremonial weapons banned from Canada’s schools has failed…
Schools across Canada must allow Sikh students to bring small daggers with curved blades in with them because of a controversial supreme court ruling that places freedom of religion above safety concerns. The ceremonial weapon, known as the kirpan, is one of five sacred symbols, known as the five Ks, that an orthodox Sikh must wear.
A number of schools in Toronto, British Columbia and Alberta allow students to wear the daggers. The same was true in Montreal until five years ago, when a 12-year-old Sikh boy named Gurbaj Singh Multani dropped his in the playground.
Parents of other children were concerned, and the school board said he could continue to carry the kirpan but only if it was sealed inside his clothes. Some parents pushed for the daggers, like other knives and weapons, to be banned, and the school board agreed.
The youngster’s parents sued and the case ended up at the supreme court, which decided unanimously last week that banning the weapon in schools was “disrespectful to believers in the Sikh religion, and does not take into account Canadian values based on multiculturalism”….
If you can bear to read this, the entire article is here.
Editor’s Note: [MathMan] also has his own weblog, The Braden Files.