Monthly Archives: March 2012

An EpiLOG to Pi day

So I told you my wife was planning a pie for dinner to celebrate Pi Day right? Well, she made not one but two pies! A savory pie, a “Moosewood Homespun Pot Pie” (all vegetarian), and a sweet pie, a … Continue reading

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Happy Pi Day 2012!

Happy Pi Day, all !! What are you going to do to celebrate Pi Day? Last year my wife made chess pie! Let’s see what she comes up with this year (hint, hint!). Here’s a pointer to last year’s Quipshots … Continue reading

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UN special rappoteur on torture: Bradley Manning’s treatment cruel and inhuman

Here’s the crux of this Guardian article: “Juan Mendez [the UN special rapporteur on torture] has completed a 14-month investigation into the treatment of Manning since the soldier’s arrest at a US military base in May 2010. He concludes that the US military was at least culpable of cruel and inhumane treatment in keeping Manning locked up alone for 23 hours a day over an 11-month period in conditions that he also found might have constituted torture.”

We should never condone torture, especially not in the name of justice.


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