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March 03, 2006

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Both are on the topic of other things our government is doing in our names.

She complained that "[t]he people get governors and sometimes they get power hungry and then the people have no rights at all," to which Senator Ervin responded: "`Power hungry' is a pretty good shorthand statement to show why the people of the United States drew up a Constitution. They wanted to compel their rulers to stay within the bounds of that Constitution and not let that hunger for power carry them outside it."

[SANTA CLARA PUEBLO v. MARTINEZ, White, dissenting]

Hard to believe that there are still people who don't know how to link.

Let's try a tutorial:

Link is done as follows:

<a href="http://link-url">Link-text</a>

Alles klar?

What's that, you ask what the relevance of this is to this thread? Beats me, just like the relevance of the non-sequitur it's in reply to.

I was responding to this remark

it is no longer hyperbole to place this administration in the same moral company as Saddam, Stalin, and Mao.

with invites looking at the numbers of victims involved. I'd say the comparison is hyperbole. Sorry about the delay in my sporadic comments. If this were only a Scoop site, my meaning would be much more clear ;^)

Slarti- Thanks. I've been able to make that work on other blogs. I usually cut and paste using the create link box on my blogspot blog. For some reason every time I've tried that here it hasn't worked, even though as I've said I was able to post and use the links on other blogs. I don't know what I mess up but I've given up on trying to fix it for the time being.

"I usually cut and paste using the create link box on my blogspot blog."

Y'know, all that's involved in making a link is typing the same letters and marks in the alphabet you otherwise use. It's no harder than writing any other word or sentence. You could -- and this is just a suggestion, of course -- try typing, like you do any other sentence or word. It's not actually hard to type a ". Or a ">".

Or an "<" or "a href=". See?

Again, if you have any questions, look here. To link, scroll to "link something." Although cut and paste definitely does work, absent something strange you're doing or on your end. But it's easier to remember things we type, as a rule.

Gary:
Y'know, all that's involved in making a link is typing the same letters and marks in the alphabet you otherwise use. It's no harder than writing any other word or sentence. You could -- and this is just a suggestion, of course -- try typing, like you do any other sentence or word. It's not actually hard to type a ". Or a ">".

One could easily say the same thing about programming in C or writing Chinese using Pinyin, and be just as correct.

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So the guy was starving himself and they force-fed him. Oh the humanity.

Through the freakin' nose.

link

In 1971, while in Lefortovo prison in Moscow (the central KGB interrogation jail), I went on a hunger strike demanding a defense lawyer of my choice (the KGB wanted its trusted lawyer to be assigned instead). The moment was most inconvenient for my captors because my case was due in court, and they had no time to spare. So, to break me down, they started force-feeding me in a very unusual manner -- through my nostrils. About a dozen guards led me from my cell to the medical unit. There they straitjacketed me, tied me to a bed, and sat on my legs so that I would not jerk. The others held my shoulders and my head while a doctor was pushing the feeding tube into my nostril.

The feeding pipe was thick, thicker than my nostril, and would not go in. Blood came gushing out of my nose and tears down my cheeks, but they kept pushing until the cartilages cracked. I guess I would have screamed if I could, but I could not with the pipe in my throat. I could breathe neither in nor out at first; I wheezed like a drowning man -- my lungs felt ready to burst. The doctor also seemed ready to burst into tears, but she kept shoving the pipe farther and farther down. Only when it reached my stomach could I resume breathing, carefully. Then she poured some slop through a funnel into the pipe that would choke me if it came back up. They held me down for another half-hour so that the liquid was absorbed by my stomach and could not be vomited back, and then began to pull the pipe out bit by bit. . . . Grrrr. There had just been time for everything to start healing during the night when they came back in the morning and did it all over again, for 10 days, when the guards could stand it no longer. As it happened, it was a Sunday and no bosses were around. They surrounded the doctor: "Hey, listen, let him drink it straight from the bowl, let him sip it. It'll be quicker for you, too, you silly old fool." The doctor was in tears: "Do you think I want to go to jail because of you lot? No, I can't do that. . . . " And so they stood over my body, cursing each other, with bloody bubbles coming out of my nose. On the 12th day, the authorities surrendered; they had run out of time. I had gotten my lawyer, but neither the doctor nor those guards could ever look me in the eye again.

Hey Jes, we agreed again. Farbered! Love it. (People are going to talk)

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