Sunday, December 30, 2007

How to Rig an Election:Confessions of a Republican Operative

From the book: "After 10 full years inside the GOP, 90 days among honest criminals wasn't really any great ordeal." Of course the GOP apologists will ignore the facts and attack the messenger (e.g, "who is this guy?," "He's just trying to sell books.")

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Canary in the coal mine?

Bird populations in North America have dropped by millions due to their environments being destroyed and poisoned. Are we next? I found this video on Rawstory's Raw Replay site. Rawstory is one of my favorite sites for breaking news and overlooked news stories.

Watch the video here.

Creeping Fascism

Former CIA agent and true American patriot Ray McGovern has written a wonderful, but frightening article comparing the rise of the Nazis to what is happening now in America. We must remain vigilant and proactive if we are to restore our country and our constitution.

Read article.

Top Ten Signs Your Country May Be Going Fascist

Monday, December 24, 2007

Police SWAT Team Trashes Wrong Apartment

But the worst part is they refuse to clean up and repair the damage they caused for this poor family. Hopefully she will get some justice.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Thursday, December 20, 2007

The Amazing Bonobo Apes

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At $1 per Watt, the iTunes of Solar Energy Has Arrived

Let's see. Cheap clean energy that doesn't consume resources or dirty coal burning that poisons all of us and adds to global warming.

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Jamie Leigh Jones Testifies Before House Judiciary Committee

Lakota Nation Rises Again!

The Lakota Indians have withdrawn from their treaties with the US and declared their independence. Now if only some states would secede.

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Lois Davidson tells her story

Huckabee released a rapist from prison because he was influenced by crazy right-wing blogs who felt sorry for this rapist because his victim was a distant relative of Bill Clinton.


The eyes have it.

Monday, December 17, 2007


Give me paper and count it by hand. I can wait two weeks for the results.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Ron Paul on Mad Money

The CIA vs. Bush

First Bush blamed the CIA for 'faulty intelligence' on Iraq, then he outed an undercover operative, now the CIA is striking back.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

How US News Covers, I mean Spins, Venezuela

John Stossel Interviews Ron Paul 2007.12.07 part 1

Part 2
Part 3

The Constitution, Media & Dennis Kucinich

I love a well written essay.

Now, imagine American servicemen dead or broken, returning from a broken military to a silent casket or a broken veteran’s administration, to broken lives and broken businesses, broken wives, unspoken husbands, and devastated children. And what for? What have we gained? Al-Qaida recruitment is up. Terrorism is up. Quality of life is down in our country and around the world. While the rich continue to get richer and the poor, poorer and more numerous. And on the verge of recession, we are witnessing the dramatic disassembling of the middle class amidst a flood of foreclosures and unpayable debts.

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Monday, December 10, 2007

Cholesterol is nothing but an innocent by-stander.

Read this informative interview with statin expert, Dr. Duane Graveline.
Click here to read.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Christmas In Fallujah

Written by Billy Joel. Performed by Cass Dillon.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Sen. Whitehouse Blasts Bush Admininstration

Watch and enjoy. The write Sen. Whitehouse and thank him for defending our country and our constitution.

Read more about the speech.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Prescott Bush Involved in Right Wing Plot For American Coup

BBC reports: "The coup was aimed at toppling President Franklin D Roosevelt with the help of half-a-million war veterans. The plotters, who were alleged to involve some of the most famous families in America, (owners of Heinz, Birds Eye, Goodtea, Maxwell House & George Bush’s Grandfather, Prescott) believed that their country should adopt the policies of Hitler and Mussolini to beat the great depression."

Listen to the BBC report.

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Monday, December 03, 2007

Sunday, December 02, 2007

CIA Operation "Pliers" Uncovered in Venezuela

CIA and US government has not stopped its meddling ways and is still messing around in Venezuela. We will never learn.

Watch Democracy Now! report on this topic.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

What Are The Candidates' Favorite TV Shows?!?! Who the F*ck Cares!!!

Unfortunately, some of our fellow citizens (and I use the term loosely) will decide who to vote for based on this. So-called 'journalists' should rot in hell for doing segments like this.

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Chomsky Dissects the Lies & Propaganda Around Annapolis Peace Summit

Chomsky says U.S. backing of continued Israeli occupation and annexation of Palestinian land is the biggest obstacle to peace. He says: “The crimes against Palestinians… are so shocking that the only emotionally valid reaction is rage and a call for extreme actions. But that does not help the victims. And, in fact, it’s likely to harm them..."

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If you love your country, watch this movie about a true patriot

Whether you're familiar with the Sibel Edmonds story or not, you'll want to see this documentary called "Kill the Messenger" and share it with your friends and anyone who will listen.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Great Wellness Update on our Food Supply

Food coloring and ADD, DHA and infants, Sodas and Diabetes, blueberries and Alzheimer's.

Ron Paul Asked About Medical Marijuana

This is the same guy who asked Giuliani and Romney the same question and showed what assholes they both are.

Proof we should leave Iraq: Violence drops 90% after British troops leave

"We thought, 'If 90 percent of the violence is directed at us, what would happen if we stepped back?'" Binns said.

Britain's 5,000 troops moved out of a former Saddam Hussein palace at Basra's heart in early September, setting up a garrison at an airport on the city's edge. Since that pullback, there's been a "remarkable and dramatic drop in attacks," Binns said.

Um, duh.

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Bush Dweeb Wants More Giveaways For Big Media

We thought we had beaten back this push for more media consolidation, but we must keep fighting. Let your voice be heard!

Consumer Product Safety Commission Head Continues Distortions About Toys

Nancy Nord, a Bush appointee and industry shill, is in full distort mode to deflect the facts and criticisms of the agency that's supposed to protect consumers. The truth is this agency, like many other government agencies, has been gutted to the point where they are little more than window dressing. Let's face it folks, we're on our own when it comes to the safety of products we buy.

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Too Good To Be True Scene Cut From Sicko Movie

Over 6,000 Veterans Commit Suicide Every Year

The military refuses to come clean, insisting the high rates are due to "personal problems," not experience in combat, but the rate of suicide is more than double for non military personnel.

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Friday, November 23, 2007

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Hoax study tricks climate change sceptics!

First, ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha! What a bunch of dweebs. They don't even bother to research the source to find out it's a nonexistent magazine.

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Warning: This May Move You to Tears. :~)

Friday, November 09, 2007

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Be an Angel. Save a Life.

Full 1995 Equinox Show on Alternative Energy

I can't seem to embed the video above so here's the website:
You can watch or download various size files.

Here's a YouTube video of one of the devices mentioned in the show. And here's the website of the company who makes the cavitation pump/heater.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Cut your electric bills in half

Check out the company's website for more info.

Tell the Phone Company You Don't Want a Phonebook

Seriously, how often do you look in the phonebook when you can get info online? With numbers being added or changed everyday, the phonebook is outdated before you ever receive it. Save a ton of trees, sign the petition.

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Saturday, November 03, 2007

Bill O'Reilly Is Such a Douche

He imagines this hidden agenda of the New York Times and others whom he assumes hate white Christian males, and pretends likes he's some Einstein for figuring it all out. "Aha" indeed. O'Reilly's show is nothing more than soap opera fiction telling the radical right what they want to hear, what they want to believe is true. Bill O'Reilly hurts America. Bill O'Reilly does not believe in America. He's Irish or Scottish. I'm German-Irish. We have Russians, Italians, Indians, Arabs, Palestinians, Chinese, Japanese, Hawaiians, Scandanavians, Polynesians, Africans, Cubans, Haitians, South Americans, Central Americans and more, all living in and making up America. Now, having Mexicans and other Latin Americans move here is going to destroy America. Give me a break, Bill. Give me a break.

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Friday, November 02, 2007

Under New Bill, American Revolution Would Have Been Illegal!

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed HR 1955 titled the Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007. This bill is one of the most blatant attacks against the Constitution yet and actually defines thought crimes as homegrown terrorism.

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Thursday, November 01, 2007

Harvesting Energy From Radio Waves, Body Heat and Vibrations-No Batteries!

A lot of cool ideas being worked on harvest the energy all around us and eliminate the need for batteries!

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Career Diplomats Call Iraq Assignment "Death Sentence"

They also question size of enormous embassy, lack of training for a war zone and failure to support traumatized employees.

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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Pharmageddon: The Lies That Led Us to War... War on Cholesterol, that is.

Written by a doctor who wrote thousands of prescriptions for cholesterol drugs before uncovering that the lead doctor had manipulated the studies to meet his assertion that cholesterol causes arteriosclerosis.

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Thursday, October 25, 2007

American Schools Are A Disaster

I'm no fan of John Stossel, but this is a conversation America needs to have.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Ethanol = Corporate Welfare

This is the best interview I've seen in a long, long time!

HIllary Clinton is a War Hawk.

Use of Contractors by State Dept. Has Soared

Obviously, the Bush (mis)Administration is pushing a huge privatization of government, which is the method used to transfer public tax revenues to private coffers in the name of 'efficiency.' This kind of 'efficiency' gives us Blackwater soldiers that cost us taxpayers 5 times what a government soldier costs.

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Elizabeth Kucinich Says Political System 'Rigged, Fake, Undemocratic'

I'm always happy to hear someone in a position to make news, say something that many of us ordinary people believe.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

General: Bush ordered Guantanamo 'torture' tactics himself

More than 100,000 pages of newly released government documents demonstrate how US military interrogators "abused, tortured or killed" scores of prisoners rounded up since Sept. 11, 2001. President Bush gave "marching orders" to Gen. Michael Dunlavey, who asked the Pentagon to approve harsher interrogation methods at Guantanamo, a new book entitled "Administration of Torture," says.

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New Sleep Drugs Found Only Mildly Effective, but Wildly Popular

I avoid all prescription drugs because of the side-effects. I found an herbal pill called Relax-All that I take only when I'm really wired and can't fall asleep. This article talks about the quantity of sleep from newer drugs, but not about the quality. The drugs may just give people amnesia so they forget how badly they really slept.

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Saturday, October 20, 2007

Friday, October 19, 2007

We've Been Brainwashed: Hollywood's Portrayal of Arabs As Villians

From Indiana Jones to Network to Alladin, Hollywood has consistently portrayed Arabs as barbaric and evil. Is it any wonder so many of us feel not so much as a twinge of guilt over the deaths of a million Iraqis due to the invasion and occupation? Is it the Jewish influence in Hollywood or a more long-standing European attitude toward Arabs.

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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Gen. Sanchez Blasts Bush Admininstration On Iraq War

The general who led the US effort in Iraq now has some very strong condemnation of the war and those who are in charge of it.

Video from

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Iraq Soldier's Parents' Virtual Peace Rally

Cops in this Country are Getting Out of Control

Cops in Brooklyn recently abused and terrified an innocent man, triggering a heart attack. Then left him to drive himself home, accusing him of 'acting.' There's no indication that he resisted arrest in any way. The stupid cops had not even pulled over the right kind of car. They were looking for a hit and run perpetrator.

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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Blog Raising Money For Two Fallen Heroes

Remember the two soldiers recently killed in Iraq who also were part of the seven soldiers who cowrote the now famous piece in the NYT? Well, a great blog called Comments from Left Field has started a fund to honor them. The money will be donated to Fisher House who builds housing near military hospitals for families of the injured and sick.

Click here to help out.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Petraeus' Numbers Don't Match the Pentagon's!

Maybe he did betray us. The funny thing about this WaPo article is that the title on the front page is the mildly stated "What Defines a Killing as Sectarian?" It's not until you much later in the article that you learn that Petraus' numbers don't make any sense when compared to the official Pentagon numbers!

Read for yourself.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Billo 'surprised' that blacks act civilized in restaurant

Billo's true colors shine through when he expresses his surprise that blacks were not acting 'crazy' and shouting 'm-f'er' in a restaurant. The sad part is he probably thought he was complimenting them.

Listen here.

Seven CIA Veterans Challenge 9/11 Commission Report

Official Account of 9/11 a “Joke” and a “Cover-up”

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Sunday, September 23, 2007

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Rep Tom Davis (R-Naturally) Loses His Mind

Okay, let's get one thing straight. MoveOn.Org paid the FULL PUBLISHED 'Standby' rate for their ad. This was not a special deal. With a standby ad, you can't choose your time or placement so you pay a lower price. It's called a 'market price.' I thought you Republicans may have heard of that, before. No? Oh, well. Welcome to reality!

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Afghanistan "Successes" Are Failures

Your tax dollars at work. This is truly disgusting.

(Proudly stolen from Crooks and Liars. One of the best blogs on the web!)

New "View" Co-Host Sherri Shepherd Doesn't Know If World Is Flat

How can you have never 'thought about' whether the earth is flat or not? I have an idea, let's ask all the Republican candidates that at the next 'debate'!

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Mercenary Trade Group Ironically Named Int'l Peace Operations Association

That takes a lot of gall. And WTF is that logo supposed to be?! A pumpkin giving birth?! According to Democracy Now!, Blackwater was a founding member of this trade group.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Shuster: Blood for Oil (or the Dirty Fucking Hippies were RIGHT!)

Of course the majority of Americans who opposed this war from the start would not consider themselves hippies, but that is the broad brush of condemnation that the nationalists always try to paint us with. Maybe we should start calling ourselves Smart Fucking Hippies because we were right about most everything in this war, and BushCo was wrong about EVERYTHING!

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Was a Nuclear Missile Just Stolen?!

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

The real culprits of 9/11

Sibel Edmonds has been a hero of mine ever since I first heard of her. Read and learn as much about her and her story as you can. Then ask your representatives to let her testify before congress.

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The Shock Doctrine by Alfonso Cuarón and Naomi Klein

Billions Spent In Iraq Might As Well Have Been Dropped From Planes

No one kept track of where it went or how it was spent and now no one is accountable because the Coalition Provisional Authority was not a valid US agency. Nice plan!

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Petraeus: Father of the Iraqi Death Squads

A report on how Petraeus' policies created the Iraqi Shia death squads and led to the current civil war. Now he's funding Sunni militias and we wonder what horrors this will lead to.

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Monday, September 10, 2007

Chris Dodd announces plan to end Cuban embargo

About damn time somebody did this! America needs to change its policy of not trading with countries whose governments it finds too far left. Cuba is no threat to us.

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300,000 Could Be Seriously Sick From 9/11 Contamination

So the perpetrators of 9/11 kill about 3,000 but Bush & Rudy's lies about the air being safe endanger or kill 300,000!

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Sunday, September 09, 2007

Is Latest Bin Laden Video Another Forgery?

It wouldn't surprise me at all. This site claims that the only during video freezes does the audio mention current events.

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Michael Franti Documentary on Human Cost of War: I Know I'm Not Alone

It's often the artists that lead humanity forward.

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Is Latest Bin Laden Video Another Forgery?

It wouldn't surprise me at all. This site claims that the only during video freezes does the audio mention current events.

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Saturday, September 08, 2007

Thursday, September 06, 2007

The Terrorists Have Won.

Stunning Ice Loss In Arctic

From the British paper Guardian Unlimited: "Experts said they were "stunned" by the loss of ice, with an area almost twice as big as Britain disappearing in the last week alone. So much ice has melted this summer that the north-west passage across the top of Canada is fully navigable, and observers say the north-east passage along Russia's Arctic coast could open later this month. If the increased rate of melting continues, the summertime Arctic could be totally free of ice by 2030."

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Monday, September 03, 2007

The Power of Nightmares

A multipart British documentary on the simultaneous rise of radical Islam and the neoconservatives. It's a very informative look at recent history as far back as the 50s.

Part 1-Baby It's Cold Outside
Part 2-The Phantom Victory
Part 3-Shadows in the Caves

Vital Lockerbie evidence 'was tampered with' - Engineer Admits Lying

Can we believe anything the government says anymore? Could we ever? Now we're learning that the conviction of the Lockerbie bombers was a sham and the bombers may be freed. Ok, so who was really behind the Lockerbie bombing and what was the government trying to hide? Or is this just another case of the police and prosecutors just trying to convict someone of a crime so they won't look unable to solve crimes? It all makes me very, very nervous.

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KBR Sent Out Unprotected Convoys Knowing Employees Would Likely Be Killed

If the idea is to make sure the supplies get through then this was a really stupid plan. You must protect the convoys if you want to keep the supply chain intact!

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Saturday, September 01, 2007

Homophobic Surgeon General Nominee Charged With Conflicts Of Interest

FTA: "Holsinger used the sale of a United Methodist Church-owned hospital in Kentucky, as a cash cow for his personal ambitions. It took years of litigation by the church to find out what had happened to its money, only to learn that Holsinger had diverted millions..."

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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Video evidence for why you should not vote for some so-called 'top tier' candidates.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Man Designs Bike For African Coffee Growers To Haul Coffee To Market

Tom Ritchey, co-inventor of the mountain bike, was in Rwanda and saw all the homemade wooden bicycles and decided to design and build a bike to meet their needs.

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Saturday, August 25, 2007

Ex-Reagan Officials Accuse Bush of War Crimes

Nice Going, Asshole! :~)

"Iraq Does Not Exist Anymore"

Independent journalist Nir Rosen says that Iraq and the Iraqi government are moot, and that Iraq has disintegrated into a collection of city-states run by local militias. You can read the transcript or watch the video of the 8/21/07 interview on Democracy Now!.

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U.S. Government Drug Smuggling-Beau Abbott Interview pt 1/8

Stop! You're Making My Head Hurt!

I can't believe there was applause after that!

Friday, August 24, 2007

Mexico Polluted By Industrial Waste In 'Business Friendly' State

No surprise here. It's the same old sad story of corporations raping the environment and buying off the government so that citizens are left to fight pollution on their own.

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Glacier Surfing Alaska

Seattle WTO Protest - Pt 1/3

Part 2
Part 3

Destruction Of Evidence in 2004 Election Fraud

America To The Rescue!.... Oops!

The Daily Show illuminates the disastrous results of repeated US meddling in the world. We just keep shooting ourselves in the foot!
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Quebec police admit they went undercover at Montebello protest.

So the cops admit that they were in with the protestors wearing masks and carrying rocks. I suppose they want us to believe that the rock was just 'a prop.' Yeah, right. Gimme a break! They would have fit in better WITHOUT the rock! They were there to incite violence, period.

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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Ridiculous Right Thinks Islamists Are Going Impose Sharia Law In US

We have the biggest military in the world, enough nukes to destroy the world many times over and a well armed citizenry, and yet the right-wing fear-mongers want us to be afraid of a bunch of cave dwellers with home-made bombs. How can they not see how ridiculous they look?! Don't they read Doonesbury? Chicken hawks are really just chickens.

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Undercover Cops Tried to Incite Violence at Protest Rally

The suspected 'protestors' wore shoes identical to standard issue police shoes and did not show up on any arrest records, so it appears the cops had a plan to create an excuse to attack the legitimate peaceful protestors.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Green Roofs: An Introduction with Pretty Pictures

It's not just for hobbits anymore. The logic of green roofs is becoming more apparent. We can minimize our bills while maximizing the beauty of the urban landscape. And every day it's becoming a little easier to live in a house that just happens to have plants growing on it.

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Average Americans' Income Shrinks Under Bush 5 Years In A Row!

Americans have had to make do with less income every year under Bush, something unprecedented since WWII.

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Monday, August 20, 2007

Clergy Trained To Aid In Implementation of Martial Law

British Military Commanders Recommend Prompt Withdrawal From Iraq

Two senior British generals have told Prime Minister Gordon Brown that Britain has accomplished what it can in southern Iraq and that moves toward a full withdrawal should be made without further delay.

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Friday, August 17, 2007

CARE Tells US Government To Shove It!

CARE is pulling out the US 'food aid' program because the program hurts agriculture in struggling countries. The US donates tons of heavily subsidized food to charities which sell it in Africa, undercutting local farmers. The money is used for charitable work but it makes poor countries more dependent on US food products.

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Feds pay $80,000 over anti-Bush T-shirts

I'm glad the ACLU helped these folks protect our freedom of speech. I do not want the government arresting people due to the message on their t-shirts! If I wanted that, I'd move to China.

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The Two Man Gentlemen Band

Quirky Americana with Kazoos! How can you not like Kazoos?

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Thursday, August 16, 2007

Plain soap as effective as antibacterial but without the risk

In the first known comprehensive analysis of whether antibacterial soaps work better than plain soaps, A team found that washing hands with an antibacterial soap was no more effective in preventing infectious illness than plain soap.

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'08 Candidates: More of the same.

'Nuff said? Political Compass designed the test and rated the candidates. Take the test and see where you stand.

The 6 Most Over-Hyped Threats to America (And What Should Scare You Instead)

Fear mongering in the US has risen to a new level these past 6 years, but more and more people are waking up to the BS.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

The 'Bad' Cholesterol Scam

China to map 'every inch' of moon surface

BEIJING, China (Reuters) -- China aims to chart every inch of the moon's surface, the chief scientist of the country's first lunar exploration program said in comments published on Friday.

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Impeach Cheney: Peaceman vs The Chenguin

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

The Architect is Done

See more of Tom Toles work at Yahoo!

The monks who made millions out of printer ink

We all know that the printer companies are raping us with the prices of ink cartridges. Well now you have an alternative: LaserMonks! It's a great story and reading it just might save you money.

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Insignificant Error In Climate Data-Right Wing 'Debunkers' Froth at Mouth

Like the mad dogs they are.

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The ACLU went and asked the DOJ about the application of the new FISA law, and the DOJ was evasive and unhelpful. Nervous yet?

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Friday, August 10, 2007

10 Foods You Should Be Eating

From Men's Health magazine, a great list of 10 foods and why they're good for you.

A Child's Guide To United States Foreign Policy

A Child's Guide To United States Foreign Policy

This piece has been circulating around the internet for a few years.

Q: Daddy, why did we have to attack Iraq?

A: Because they had weapons of mass destruction honey.

Q: But the inspectors didn't find any weapons of mass destruction.

A: That's because the Iraqis were hiding them.

Q: And that's why we invaded Iraq?

A: Yep. Invasions always work better than inspections.

Q: But after we invaded them, we STILL didn't find any weapons of mass destruction, did we?

A: That's because the weapons are so well hidden. Don't worry, we'll find something, probably right before the 2004 election.

Q: Why did Iraq want all those weapons of mass destruction?

A: To use them in a war, silly.

Q: I'm confused. If they had all those weapons that they planned to use in a war, then why didn't they use any of those weapons when we went to war with them?

A: Well, obviously they didn't want anyone to know they had those weapons, so they chose to die by the thousands rather than defend themselves.

Q: That doesn't make sense Daddy. Why would they choose to die if they had all those big weapons to fight us back with?

A: It's a different culture. It's not supposed to make sense.

Q: I don't know about you, but I don't think they had any of those weapons our government said they did.

A: Well, you know, it doesn't matter whether or not they had those weapons. We had another good reason to invade them anyway.

Q: And what was that?

A: Even if Iraq didn't have weapons of mass destruction, Saddam Hussein was a cruel dictator, which is another good reason to invade another country.

Q: Why? What does a cruel dictator do that makes it OK to invade his country?

A: Well, for one thing, he tortured his own people.

Q: Kind of like what they do in China?

A: Don't go comparing China to Iraq. China is a good economic competitor, where millions of people work for slave wages in sweatshops to make U.S. corporations richer.

Q: So if a country lets its people be exploited for American corporate gain, it's a good country, even if that country tortures people?

A: Right.

Q: Why were people in Iraq being tortured?

A: For political crimes, mostly, like criticizing the government. People who criticized the government in Iraq were sent to prison and tortured.

Q: Isn't that exactly what happens in China?

A: I told you, China is different.

Q: What's the difference between China and Iraq?

A: Well, for one thing, Iraq was ruled by the Ba'ath party, while China is Communist.

Q: Didn't you once tell me Communists were bad?

A: No, just Cuban Communists are bad.

Q: How are the Cuban Communists bad?

A: Well, for one thing, people who criticize the government in Cuba are sent to prison and tortured.

Q: Like in Iraq?

A: Exactly.

Q: And like in China, too?

A: I told you, China's a good economic competitor. Cuba, on the other hand, is not.

Q: How come Cuba isn't a good economic competitor?

A: Well, you see, back in the early 1960s, our government passed some laws that made it illegal for Americans to trade or do any business with Cuba until they stopped being communists and started being capitalists like us.

Q: But if we got rid of those laws, opened up trade with Cuba, and started doing business with them, wouldn't that help the Cubans become capitalists?

A: Don't be a smart-ass.

Q: I didn't think I was being one.

A: Well, anyway, they also don't have freedom of religion in Cuba.

Q: Kind of like China and the Falun Gong movement?

A: I told you, stop saying bad things about China. Anyway, Saddam Hussein came to power through a military coup, so he's not really a legitimate leader anyway.

Q: What's a military coup?

A: That's when a military general takes over the government of a country by force, instead of holding free elections like we do in the United States.

Q: Didn't the ruler of Pakistan come to power by a military coup?

A: You mean General Pervez Musharraf? Uh, yeah, he did, but Pakistan is our friend.

Q: Why is Pakistan our friend if their leader is illegitimate?

A: I never said Pervez Musharraf was illegitimate.

Q: Didn't you just say a military general who comes to power by forcibly overthrowing the legitimate government of a nation is an illegitimate leader?

A: Only Saddam Hussein. Pervez Musharraf is our friend, because he helped us invade Afghanistan.

Q: Why did we invade Afghanistan?

A: Because of what they did to us on September 11th.

Q: What did Afghanistan do to us on September 11th?

A: Well, on September 11th, nineteen men, fifteen of them Saudi Arabians, hijacked four airplanes and flew three of them into buildings, killing over 3,000 Americans.

Q: So how did Afghanistan figure into all that?

A: Afghanistan was where those bad men trained, under the oppressive rule of the Taliban.

Q: Aren't the Taliban those bad radical Islamics who chopped off people's heads and hands?

A: Yes, that's exactly who they were. Not only did they chop off people's heads and hands, but they oppressed women, too.

Q: Didn't the Bush administration give the Taliban 43 million dollars back in May of 2001?

A: Yes, but that money was a reward because they did such a good job fighting drugs.

Q: Fighting drugs?

A: Yes, the Taliban were very helpful in stopping people from growing opium poppies.

Q: How did they do such a good job?

A: Simple. If people were caught growing opium poppies, the Taliban would have their hands and heads cut off.

Q: So, when the Taliban cut off people's heads and hands for growing flowers, that was OK, but not if they cut people's heads and hands off for other reasons?

A: Yes. It's OK with us if radical Islamic fundamentalists cut off people's hands for growing flowers, but it's cruel if they cut off people's hands for stealing bread.

Q: Don't they also cut off people's hands and heads in Saudi Arabia?

A: That's different. Afghanistan was ruled by a tyrannical patriarchy that oppressed women and forced them to wear burqas whenever they were in public, with death by stoning as the penalty for women who did not comply.

Q: Don't Saudi women have to wear burqas in public, too?

A: No, Saudi women merely wear a traditional Islamic body covering.

Q: What's the difference?

A: The traditional Islamic covering worn by Saudi women is a modest yet fashionable garment that covers all of a woman's body except for her eyes and fingers. The burqa, on the other hand, is an evil tool of patriarchal oppression that covers all of a woman's body except for her eyes and fingers.

Q: It sounds like the same thing with a different name.

A: Now, don't go comparing Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia. The Saudis are our friends.

Q: But I thought you said 15 of the 19 hijackers on September 11th were from Saudi Arabia.

A: Yes, but they trained in Afghanistan.

Q: Who trained them?

A: A very bad man named Osama bin Laden.

Q: Was he from Afghanistan?

A: Uh, no, he was from Saudi Arabia too. But he was a bad man, a very bad man.

Q: I seem to recall he was our friend once.

A: Only when we helped him and the mujahadeen repel the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan back in the 1980s.

Q: Who are the Soviets? Was that the Evil Communist Empire Ronald Reagan talked about?

A: There are no more Soviets. The Soviet Union broke up in 1990 or thereabouts, and now they have elections and capitalism like us. We call them Russians now.

Q: So the Soviets ? I mean, the Russians ? are now our friends?

A: Well, not really. You see, they were our friends for many years after they stopped being Soviets, but then they decided not to support our invasion of Iraq, so we're mad at them now. We're also mad at the French and the Germans because they didn't help us invade Iraq either.

Q: So the French and Germans are evil, too?

A: Not exactly evil, but just bad enough that we had to rename French fries and French toast to Freedom Fries and Freedom Toast.

Q: Do we always rename foods whenever another country doesn't do what we want them to do?

A: No, we just do that to our friends. Our enemies, we invade.

Q: But wasn't Iraq one of our friends back in the 1980s?

A: Well, yeah. For a while.

Q: Was Saddam Hussein ruler of Iraq back then?

A: Yes, but at the time he was fighting against Iran, which made him our friend, temporarily.

Q: Why did that make him our friend?

A: Because at that time, Iran was our enemy.

Q: Isn't that when he gassed the Kurds?

A: Yeah, but since he was fighting against Iran at the time, we looked the other way, to show him we were his friend.

Q: So anyone who fights against one of our enemies automatically becomes our friend?

A: Most of the time, yes.

Q: And anyone who fights against one of our friends is automatically an enemy?

A: Sometimes that's true, too. However, if American corporations can profit by selling weapons to both sides at the same time, all the better.

Q: Why?

A: Because war is good for the economy, which means war is good for America. Also, since God is on America's side, anyone who opposes war is a godless un-American Communist. Do you understand now why we attacked Iraq?

Q: I think so. We attacked them because God wanted us to, right?

A: Yes.

Q: But how did we know God wanted us to attack Iraq?

A: Well, you see, God personally speaks to George W. Bush and tells him what to do.

Q: So basically, what you're saying is that we attacked Iraq because George W. Bush hears voices in his head?

A: Yes! You finally understand how the world works. Now close your eyes, make yourself comfortable, and go to sleep. Good night.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

All Natural Insect Repellant: Don’t Bug Me! Patch

Uses a high dose of Vitamin B1 which is excreted through your pores and somehow keeps insects away.

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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Miami Police Shot Protester, then laugh about it.

Employer Fines Employees That Don't Meet Arbitrary "Health" Guidelines

Here it comes, folks. You can't say we weren't warned. Clarian Health is fining employees over a certain body mass, cholesterol level, glucose level or blood pressure level. You're going to have to learn how to beat a cholesterol test with fasting.

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Pentagon Admits Troop Levels At An All Time High

The surge has quietly grown beyond what Bush had initially stated.

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Monday, August 06, 2007

CREW asks DOJ to investigate Rep. John Boehner for possible leak

By telling a reporter that a FISA court has restricted the U.S. intelligence community's surveillance of suspected terrorists overseas, Rep. Boehner appears to have transmitted information relating to the national defense in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 793(d).

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Friday, August 03, 2007

Texas Medical Board Doing Dirty Work For Big Pharma

Doctors who don't prescribe enough drugs are being anonymously attacked. The anonymous complaints seem to be coming from insurance companies who don't want to pay the bills and use low prescription rates as proof that the doctor is not meeting "standards of care."

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NATO terrorists-Operation Gladio: 1948-1990 (Pt 1 of 15)

Democracy Now! Interview On Oklahoma City Bombing: Were Others Involved?

Many people think OKC bombing case is closed but there is ample evidence that many people were involved. The government has blocked all attempts to investigate this evidence and covered up some evidence. Several prisoners were reported to have committed suicide, but they appear to be murders. Terry Nichols is being blocked from telling all he knows, too. This stinks!

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MoJo Posts Many Documents Relating To OKC Bombing and John Doe #2

The cover story in July/August issue of Mother Jones magazine is an extensive exposé of the evidence suggesting that many people were involved in the Oklahoma City bombing, including reports that the FBI and the ATF were warned at least 4 times in advance that it was going to happen! The question is why didn't the government pursue all these leads?

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Thursday, August 02, 2007

Valuable Public Airwaves Should Be For Wireless Broadband - Not Auctioned

US is falling way behind the rest of the world in broadband access and that's is not smart!

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Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Adm. Mike Mullen's Top 7 Mistakes of the Iraq War

Don't tell Bush. He still thinks he hasn't made any mistakes. Of course, the actual problem is a lot of these 'mistakes' were done on purpose for ulterior motives, like war profiteering, ideology and control of oil.

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CBO: Iraq war to cost $1 trillion

Not to mention the shattered lives and minds of our military men and women. In the long run, rebuilding our military, rebuilding Iraq, rebuilding our relationships around the world and undoing the damage caused by Bush will cost untold trillions and human capital that could be spent solving other world problems.

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The Ghosts of Crowley Hall

Walrus Films is doing a documentary on this haunting now.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Republicans Move To Stealthily Steal Electoral Votes In CA

If every state allocated electoral votes on a pro rata basis, the Electoral College would become unnecessary. Personally, I think that's a good thing. Some states already do this and Maryland recently decided that all their electoral votes would go to the winner of the national popular vote, regardless of how the citizens voted. Change is needed.

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Iraq’s Medical Meltdown (The difference between now and the Vietnam War)

“The Bush Administration violated every single tenet that has been known in humanitarian circles for decades,” says Dr. Frederick Burkle. Traditionally, responsibility for humanitarian efforts has fallen to USAID, as in Vietnam. But in a move Burkle calls “unprecedented,” Bush transferred that authority to the DoD, the guys who blow people up!

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Sunday, July 29, 2007

1 Giant Maglev Wind Turbine = 1,000 Standard Wind Mills

I have seen this style of wind turbine both as a backyard project and a commercially available roof top unit, but nothing on this scale!

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Saturday, July 28, 2007

Depleted Uranium-Bush's Favorite WMD-Blamed For Surge in Cancer in Iraq

The Pentagon continues to insist that DU is not harmful.

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Maliki tells Bush: Get Gen. Petraeus out!

Frequent shouting matches take place between Maliki and Patraeus. The Iraqi leader is particularly unhappy with Patraeus' arming of Sunni militias. Of course that move left many of us shaking our heads too.

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Friday, July 27, 2007

Pot Ups Risk for Mental Illness By Miniscule Amount

I hate when they use % increase in risk without the underlying numbers. For example, if your chance of psychosis is 1 in 10,000, the 41% increase in risk the article quotes would make it 1.41 in 10,000. I'd call that statistically insignificant.

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Kidnapped 'Slaves' Working on US Embassy in Iraq

Can this country sink any lower?

Terror "Dry Runs" or White House Propaganda? (Hint: Cheese = Propaganda)

An old man with some cheese and ice packs (he also had a cell phone charger - oh no!) turns into breathy reports of terrorism dry runs. This all gives me the runs!

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Coke Bomb Explosion Prank

I need all the laughs I can get these days!

Was Pat Tillman Deliberately Killed?!

""The medical evidence did not match up with the scenario as described," a doctor who examined Tillman said. No evidence at all of enemy fire was found at the scene - no one was hit by enemy fire, nor was any government equipment struck. Army attorneys sent each other congratulatory e-mails for keeping criminal investigators at bay as the Army conducted an internal friendly-fire investigation that resulted in administrative, or non-criminal, punishments." (excerpts from AP article)

So the question is, was it a personal spat with a fellow soldier or something more sinister? Pat Tillman was reported to be disillusioned with the war and was possibly planning on speaking out.

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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Stop War!

Wouldn't it be great if thousands of these were done across the country!

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How to tell if Gonzales is lying.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The Benefits of High Cholesterol

People with high cholesterol live the longest. High cholesterol protects against infection. The study, led by Dr. Tamara Horwich, included more than a thousand patients with severe heart failure. After five years 62 percent of the patients with cholesterol below 129 mg/l had died, but only half as many of the patients with cholesterol above 223.

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