The authorities were forced to close Verona’s Porta Nuova train station and divert the trains onto other lines after groups of protesters spread themselves along the lines, acting on information leaked by rail unions and using mobile phones and radios to communicate.
A site on gray lit – declassified government reports that don’t make it easily into the public arena coughed up “>nice little PDF on terrorism: (from the Defense Technical Information Center)
“This unhealthy lack of concern over a real terrorist threat creates a weakness in security that could be exploited by international as well as domestic terrorists.”
The information about Iraq’s unmanned aerial vehicle program has caused a “real concern” among defense personnel. They’re worried that these vehicles have already been, or could be, transported inside the United States to be used in an attack, although there is no proof that this has happened.
“Swanson, producers of some of the world’s fattiest TV dinners, is seeking to take over the breakfast market with a new line of microwaveable morning meals. It’s called the Hungry Man All Day Breakfast, and it’s threatening to turn people into manatees.”
Ireland has had a secret data retention regime for almost a year, after the Cabinet confidentially instructed telecommunications operators to store traffic information about every phone, fax and mobile call for at least three years.
There are no armed guards to knock out. No sensors to deactivate. No surveillance cameras to cripple. To sneak into Los Alamos National Laboratory, the world’s most important nuclear research facility, all you do is step over a few strands of rusted, calf-high barbed wire.
Ron has a theory that explains why I always seem to get cruised by latin men whenever we are walking together in public. He says that they know that if I find asians attractive then I like men of color. He says he’ll do the same thing when he sees a white guy walking with a darker-skinned latin guy (or another asian).
I got such a kick today when I went to Ron’s and in the entry way was candidate for 44th Ward Alderman Tom Tunney – the first out alderman in the city and the owner of Ann Sather restaurants. I’ve seen him and his team at the train stop at least twice a week and I’ve gotten something in the mail from his campaign at least twice a week and here he was making house calls. I will say I haven’t seen any of the other candidates working this hard. They asked if I lived here and I said I was here to see my boyfriend and he asked if Ron was a registered voter and I said, ‘Nope he’s not even a citizen yet.’ But the best part was when Ron called me as he was coming down the elevator and where the hell was I and I got to say, ‘Oh honey, I’m just sitting here with Tom Tunney waiting for you.’ I know I’m a total dork.
“This girl came over to me and said real coyly, ‘Make me your Egyptian princess.’ So,” he says with a shrug, “I threw a sheet over her head and told her to be quiet.”
“The law requires the mother to publish her name and physical description; her child?s name and age; the names and physical descriptions, if known, of everyone with whom she had sexual relations during the year preceding the child?s birth; the cities in which conception may have occurred; and the dates on which it may have occurred. The ad must run once a week for four weeks in a newspaper in every city where conception may have occurred.”