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posted by May 23 at 7:26 AMon
Iraq Spending: Democrats remove a troop withdrawl timetable from bill. Antiwar activists squawk; Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid calls compromise “great progress.”
Reform: Remember all that talk about democrats cleaning up Congress? Evidently it’s easier said than done.
Missing Soliders: One of the three soliders missing in Iraq since May 12 may have been found floating in the Euphrates River.
Iran Nukes: The International Atomic Energy Agency says Iran is still defying the U.N. Security Council.
Google: Getting kinda creepy.
Today in Menstruation: The FDA has approved a “no period” birth control pill.
Seattle Police: The FBI are investigating whether two SPD officers violated the rights of a suspected drug dealer.
Pop: Jones Soda has reportedly landed beverage rights at Qwest Field during Seahawk games, beating out Coke and Pepsi.
Missing Jogger: He, um, fell into a ravine.
Apolo Anton Ohno: Winner of this year’s Dancing With the Stars.
Seattle Oklahoma CitySeattle Sonics: Winners of the #2 pick in the NBA draft.
And finally, some proper stepping instructions from Infantry Drill Regulations, 1911:
60. The length of the full step in quick time is 30 inches, measured from heel to hell, and the cadence is at the rate of 120 per minute.
The length of the full step in double time is 36 inches; the cadence is at the rate of 180 steps per minute.
The instructor, when necessary, indicates the cadence of the step by calling one, two, three, four, or left, right, the instant the left and right foot, respectively, should be planted.