Friday, January 20, 2006

In The News - Jan. 20

U.S. rejects any 'truce' with bin Laden - 20 Jan 2006 at 8:03am - WASHINGTON -- Rejecting a suggestion by Osama bin Laden of a negotiated truce in the war on terror, Vice President Dick Cheney said there was only one way to deal with terrorists. "I think you have to destroy them," Cheney said.

True, you cannot really negotiate with someone like bin Laden. He goes unseen for months; his office is in some "undisclosed location". Unlike Cheney.

Registered Traveler raises privacy issues - 20 Jan 2006 at 12:52pm - Airplane passengers who buy a preapproved security pass could have their personal records examined as part of the government?s plan to hand over the Registered Traveler program to private companies.

Yahoo admits it let White House access its databases - Times Online - 20 Jan 2006 at 12:34pm - Yahoo has admitted that it granted the US Government access to its search engine's databases this summer, as a battle develops over the right to privacy in cyberspace.

Md. judge strikes down gay-marriage ban - 20 Jan 2006 at 2:55pm - BALTIMORE -- A Baltimore judge struck down a 33-year-old state law against gay marriage Friday, declaring it violates the Maryland Constitution's guarantee of equal rights.


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