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Newspapers Sue Maryland


It’s not unusual for the Maryland Legislature to pass an blatantly unconstitutional law. One of the recent laws seeks to regulate online political advertising. A group of newspapers are suing the State.

For once, I’m on the same side as Wapo.

The requirements in these new laws may have adverse consequences for bloggers as well. Stay tuned.

Polar Ice


These pictures show the distribution of surface ice at the Moon’s south pole (left) and north pole (right) as detected by thes Moon Mineralogy Mapper instrument. The blue areas are the icy regions plotted over images of the lunar surface with the gray scale corresponding to surface temperature (darker representing colder areas and lighter shades indicating warmer zones). As expected, the ice is concentrated at the darkest and coldest locations, the shadows of craters. This data is the first direct, definitive evidence of water ice on the Moon’s surface.

Image Credits: NASA

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


The TKPOTD from five years ago today took a further look at the merchandise being offered by the globalpharma dot biz website hosted on the same server as a group of Kimberlin-related web domains.

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If an amphetamine substitute isn’t to your liking, globalphama dot biz can sell you something to chill you out. Diazepam. It’s original trade name was Valium. Diazepam is a drug of potential abuse and can cause serious problems of addiction, and as a result, it is a Schedule IV drug in the United States. globalpharma dot biz offered to sell it to me without a prescription.diazepam

globalpharma dot biz operates on the same Holland-based server as several Kimberlin-related sites and uses unmaskedhosting dot com as its name server. It’s been reported that for a brief period on 17 August, connections to globalpharma dot biz were being redirected to breitbartunmasked dot com.

Hmmmmm.

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Obviously, this was nothing to worry about. Right?