The Vancouver Scrum

On the move!

Agh! You’re still here? My new site and weblog, is now up and running; new posts are building up over there, never to be mirrored here. Go! What are you waiting for? All the stuff worth keeping has been migrated over to the new server, and I don’t anticipate making any more posts here.

Bloggers and webmasters: Update your links! Simply replace with in your blogrolls or bookmarks to point to the new site. Old posts will remain on this server for as long as the people at Blogger/Google allow them to remain; unfortunately, I’m not going to bother to come up with any way of converting permalinks on this blog to their corresponding posts on the new site. Yes, I plead laziness. I also realize the irony of switching away from Blogger just it starts to add features that the demanding blog nerds insist upon.

Thanks for reading and linking, and see you over at!

—Ian King, December 13, 2004

Thursday, October 17, 2002

ACLU fights back

The American Civil Liberties Union has launched a $3-million-US advertising and lobbying campaign to take back civil liberties that have been broached by various levels of government in the U.S. folllowing the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

One television ad shows U.S. Atorney-General John Ashcroft willfully doing damage to the U.S. Constitution. Hardly unfair, given that the only time that Ashcroft has the slightest regard for civil liberties is when they involve gun ownership.. The rest of the time, he curses all those guarantees of a fair and impartial trial, attorney-client privilege, protection against unreasonable search and seizure...

Good on the ACLU!
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