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Archive for January 14th, 2005

Today’s the Day: Huygens to Land on Titan

Posted by Mark on January 14, 2005

We’ve waited a long time to get our first view of Titan, Saturn’s mysterious, cloud covered moon. This link from Space.com is the best place to get up to the minute reports. I’ll be checking it often. Should be some great pictures by about 2:30 pm CST.

Update: 2:45 pm CST

The first picture in in, and it is beyond expectations! In the left hand corner are rivers, possibly leading to a huge ocean on the right. You can see the pictures on Space.com in the link below. I’ll post them on Liberty as soon as the servers slow down.

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Mandatory Sentencing Guidelines Struck Down

Posted by Mark on January 14, 2005

Many of us may have missed this important Supreme Court decision. It’s impact is still being evaluated. Sentencing Law and Policy is the place to go for up to date info.

Update:

There’s more on what is being called a “bizarre” ruling at OpinionJournal here.

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More Michael Moore: Hurting Democrat’s More Than Republicans

Posted by Mark on January 14, 2005

A great article on the effectiveness of Moore’s propaganda. If you have any doubts, ask John Kerry. (Hat tip to InstaPundit for this one.)

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Do International Rulings Overrule the Constitution?

Posted by Mark on January 14, 2005

An important post from Powerline. You would think the answer is an unequivocal NO, but some judges answer yes. At least one, and probably more, sit on the US Supreme Court.

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A Health Update

Posted by Mark on January 14, 2005

Stepping away from news for a minute. I’ve found Liberty is the best place to keep folks informed of my ongoing health problems.

Went back to work for a few days, but developed another upper respiratory infection. This brought on some pretty severe asthma attacks. We’ve upped my meds, including back on the prednisone. Many complications from the prednisone, including stomach distress. A big problem is that the multiple steroids I’ve been on has reactivated long dormant glaucoma in my right eye. This is being treated with drops, which should keep the pressures under control while I undergo another round of high steroid use.

On a much more positive front: Thanks to Jordan, a great respiratory therapist, we think we have the sleep apnea under control now. This was a major complication, as the sleep apnea would often wake me up in the night, and set off asthma attacks due to my airways already being obstructed. Jordan stayed far past his scheduled time to help me set up a new machine,and resize the mask I was using. I had a good night’s sleep last night for the first time in a long time, and that while still on the prednisone. Still coughing, but less sleep deprived.

I still have hope of getting back to work, but the ongoing infections that get to my chest are a problem. Still hanging in there though. The prayers and supprt are greatly appreciated, folks!

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A New Commenting Service for Liberty

Posted by Mark on January 14, 2005

Haloscan commenting and trackback have been added to Liberty.

It adds additional features to the commenting section, among other things.

Unfortunately, the install deletes previous comments. Hopefully this can be repaired. I’ll give it a try. Let us know what you think of our posts, and of the new comment features.

Update: Thanks to the folks at Haloscan, Liberty should be able to get back previous comments soon. May take a few days to get the upgrade in place though. In the meantime, I remembered that I archived previous comments, so will repost them if necessary.

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Today’s the Day: Huygens to Land on Titan

Posted by Mark on January 14, 2005

We’ve waited a long time to get our first view of Titan, Saturn’s mysterious, cloud covered moon. This link from Space.com is the best place to get up to the minute reports. I’ll be checking it often. Should be some great pictures by about 2:30 pm CST.

Update: 2:45 pm CST
The first picture in in, and it is beyond expectations! In the left hand corner are rivers, possibly leading to a huge ocean on the right. You can see the pictures on Space.com in the link below. I’ll post them on Liberty as soon as the servers slow down.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

Mandatory Sentencing Guidelines Struck Down

Posted by Mark on January 14, 2005

Many of us may have missed this important Supreme Court decision. It’s impact is still being evaluated. Sentencing Law and Policy is the place to go for up to date info.

Update:
There’s more on what is being called a “bizarre” ruling at OpinionJournal here.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

More Michael Moore: Hurting Democrat’s More Than Republicans

Posted by Mark on January 14, 2005

A great article on the effectiveness of Moore’s propaganda. If you have any doubts, ask John Kerry. (Hat tip to InstaPundit for this one.)

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

Do International Rulings Overrule the Constitution?

Posted by Mark on January 14, 2005

An important post from Powerline. You would think the answer is an unequivocal NO, but some judges answer yes. At least one, and probably more, sit on the US Supreme Court.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »