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What’s up, Doc? Tuesday evening

You know, there are some days when you sit in front of the computer keyboard and all you want to do is play computer games. Today has been one of those days.   The death toll in the deadly tornado in Joplin, Missouri has risen to 122. Is there a link between the terrible tornadoes that has destroyed most of Joplin, Missouri and climate change? Of course not (click the link before you comment on my sarcasm). A new poll suggests that Americans are more worried about the deficit than they are worried about defaulting. Again, another poll that shows that

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A few other things that we know about the torture program

I found this buried in the McClatchy article – – The CIA thought al Qaida operative Abu Zubaydah was withholding information about an imminent threat as of April 2002, but didn’t get authorization to use various interrogation techniques on him until more than three months later. – Key Senate Intelligence Committee members were briefed on the techniques used on Zubaydah and Khalid Sheik Mohammed in 2002 and 2003. – The Director of Central Intelligence in the spring of 2003 sought a reaffirmation of the legality of the interrogation methods. Cheney, Rice, then-Attorney General John Ashcroft and White House counsel Alberto Gonzales

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What's going on – News Roundup

Wednesday Evening News Roundup Politicians continue to amaze me. It seems to me that politicians have the ability to smile and promise one thing while knowing that they are going to do nothing. Just two days ago, Joe Lieberman (laughingly called an Independent from Connecticut) supported waterboarding. Now it seems that he’s changed his mind. Waterboarding may indeed be a bad thing. Can someone explain to me why Connecticut reelected Joe Lieberman? Marcy Wheeler has done the homework that we would’ve expected most newspapers would do. She has read all four torture memos and synthesized that information with what is known

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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