Saturday, March 31, 2007

links a-plenty

Jon Town's lost VA benefits
this is truly disgraceful. the VA is telling him that the wounds he suffered in 2004 weren't of a physical nature - he lost his hearing - but rather his wounds were actually caused by a "personality disorder." Town was then booted from the Army and told that under a personality disorder discharge, he would never receive disability or medical benefits.

Rufina Amaya, the only survivor of the massacre in El Mozote, El Salvador, passed away.

San Francisco bans plastic bags from large supermarkets.

Republican Texas state senator Dan Patrick has proposed that pregnant women considering abortion be offered $500 not to end their pregnancies. yeah, you read it right. unfuckingbelievable.

rare tiny owl spotted in Peru - he's as big as your fist!

the handlebar moustache club: The qualification for membership is: "a hirsute appendage of the upper lip, with graspable extremities" and, in addition, we specify that beards are not allowed.

president bush attends the radio and television correspondents' annual dinner. he's not remotely amusing.

Happy Birthday to the late César Chávez.

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