Sunday, July 24, 2005

Things You Shouldn't Miss (Really!)...

Yeah! Finally someone agrees with ME!!! JunkyardBlog has made his own t-shirt in response to the one below... It says, "I Do Not Consent To Being Blown To Bits By Terrorists" Too cool --I must order one!
Speaking of JYB, please read THIS POST, especially the military and mil-supporters out there. First Rendell and now this...

Carnival of the Recipes #49 is posted over at The Glittering Eye. Yummy stuff? Raspberry Brownies, Baked Comfort Apples, Snicker Apple Salad, Moo-Mango Smoothie, and the Best pancake recipe Ever. They all look great though, so don't miss out on all the others!

King of the Castle, John, takes our 'nuke Mecca' discussion a lot deeper.

Zelda had a one-on-one, face-to-face run in with Chip Pitts, Amnesty International's Board Chair, and you can read about it HERE.

Andi updates the Walter Reed/Code Pinko situation HERE. Last Friday a wounded soldier came out and brought the FReepers champagne as a thank you! (You can also read the FReep report).

And just to set myself far above all those that discourage dissent on their blogs...Courtney defends the NEA, and does a good job (If I hadn't read Betrayal). And speaking of dissent --a left-leaning blogger told me that and The Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler both block IPs of lefty commenters. Is this true?

There is new SEX OFFENDER website that currently has 21 participating states (plus D.C.) being run by the Department of Justice. Thanks Alberto Gonzales! Unfortunately, participation is voluntary. There NEEDS to be a central database for ALL states. PLEASE put pressure on your State Reps and Governors to get Jessica's law passed in every State. In some States (such as PA) offenders can currently receive FIVE STINKING YEARS for raping a child. Anyone that lives in OREGON -Your state DOES NOT publish any sex offender info! (Thanks to LIZ for this link!)
"There are more than 500,000 registered sex offenders nationwide, the Justice Department said. The recidivism rate for sex crimes is four times higher than for other offenses, according to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Privacy advocates have been wary of publishing the names of people who already have served their sentence.

But several recent high-profile abductions and killings have led to calls for widened access to the information. The most recent case was the abduction of two Idaho children, one of whom was later found dead, allegedly by a convicted sex offender.

Participants in the national site are: Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Wisconsin." (source)

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