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Subject: The fatally flawed ticking-bomb
It would be better to base government policy on astrology than on scenarios so fatally flawed as the ticking-bomb. This "scenario" embeds numerous assumptions and fallacies Some of the assumptions are:
- there is really a ticking bomb
- it is in a position that could kill a million people
the bomb will work
A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION
by Kirk Muse
Just over eleven years ago, Adm. Jeremy Michael Boorda, then the Chief of Naval Operations and our nation's highest ranking Naval Officer, died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He began his career in the Navy as a Seaman Recruit and was the only enlisted man in the history of the U.S. Navy to work his way through the ranks to become the Chief of Naval Operations.
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS
by Chad Rubel
I happened to spend Veterans Day in Canada this year. Well, they don't call it Veterans Day; they call it Remembrance Day. It's the same concept, but it seemed to me that Canada celebrates the day in a whole different manner.
And I wasn't even that far into Canada, a mile or two (three kilometers), over in Windsor, Ontario, across the Detroit River from Detroit, Michigan. But it was a completely different world when it came to remembering the sacrifices made by veterans in wartime.
BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE
Senate Judiciary Poised to Pass Total Information Awareness Bill. Aided and abetted by the United States Congress and using Hitler and Nazi Germany as a guide, the Fourth Reich has raised its ugly head and “never again” is happening right here, right now in America! This time around the Bush family is not just an investor supporting a power grab, they are the totalitarians! Evil is as evil does!
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Early Morning Jokes
by Tony Peyser
Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf
On a somewhat related issue did cave in:
WORLD ENERGY WATCH
The World Energy Watch presents recent news and analysis highlighting the activities of the players involved in the power struggle for the world's remaining energy resources.
A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Michael Winship
Like Alice in Wonderland's wacky Queen of Hearts, who believed six impossible things before breakfast, the current inhabitant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue believes the preposterous on a regular basis and then talks about it.
He said the following last week in an interview with German television: "I've committed our troops into harm's way twice, and it's not a pleasant experience because I understand the consequences firsthand."
BuzzFlash Editor's Blog
Mark Karlin, Editor and Publisher, BuzzFlash.com
As we mentioned in our first BuzzFlash Editor's Blog on November 12, stick with us for awhile as we see how this new addition to BuzzFlash unfolds. I'll be suprised as you will be, and I'm the one writing it.