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So we’ve won 10 of 11, 13 of 16 and 16 of the last 20 … and still have the Angels breathing down our necks. How big is next week’s series?

Jeez … NBC’s not showing coverage of the men’s triathlon until 12:30 a.m.??? Boo…

I have a number of Gmail invitations … coolest email system ever … anyone want one?

Why Manny Ramirez is my favorite Red Sox.

This is just silly … Philadelphia Eagles receiver Terrell Owens tells Playboy, regarding rumors former teammate Jeff Garcia is gay: “Like my boy tells me: ‘If it looks like a rat and smells like a rat, by golly, it is a rat.’”

The Times then writes, in a straight news story, that Owens is […]

Cool NYT articleon what makes someone an elite runner.

Three British prisoners describe abuse at Gitmo…

One example of such an assault happened in the same block as Asif and Shafiq as well as David Hicks and Feroz Abassi. Jumah al Dousari from Bahrain, who had lived in America for some time, was already mentally ill. He used to shout all the time. The guards and the medical team knew he was ill. Whenever soldiers would walk past his cell he would shout out and say things to them. Not swearing but silly things. He would impersonate the soldiers. One day he was impersonating a female soldier. She called the officer in charge, the commander that day, whose name was Blanche – a staff sergeant E6, E6 being his rank structure. He came to the block and was speaking to Jumah. Shafiq says “I don’t know what was said but the next thing he called the ERF team. While the ERF team was coming he took the female officer to one side. I heard him say ‘when you go in that cell you’re going to f-ing kick him’. She seemed apprehensive. He kept shouting at her to make her say back to him what he had said. It was very odd. There were usually five people on an ERF team. On this occasion there were eight of them. When Jumah saw them coming he realised something was wrong and was lying on the floor with his head in his hands. If you’re on the floor with your hands on your head, then you would hope that all they would do would be to come in and put the chains on you. That is what they’re supposed to do.

The first man is meant to go in with a shield. On this occasion the man with the shield threw the shield away, took his helmet off, when the door was unlocked ran in and did a knee drop onto Jumah’s back just between his shoulder blades with his full weight. He must have been about 240 pounds in weight. His name was Smith. He was a sergeant E5. Once he had done that the others came in and were punching and kicking Jumah. While they were doing that the female officer then came in and was kicking his stomach. Jumah had had an operation and had metal rods in his stomach clamped together in the operation. The officer Smith was the MP Sergeant who was punching him. He grabbed his head with one hand and with the other hand punched him repeatedly in the face. His nose was broken. He pushed his face and he smashed it into the concrete floor. All of this should be on video. There was blood everywhere. When they took him out they hosed the cell down and the water ran red with blood. We all saw it.”