Friday, March 30, 2007

Police Kill Decorated Iraq Vet in Arrest Gone Horribly Wrong

We need to elect officials who are not afraid to rein in the police when needed. There's been a huge increase in military type swat teams on police forces around the country and I don't believe it's at all necessary.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

What Part of Neverland Is McCain Talking About?

Reporter, Michael Ware, blasts McCain's recent comments on how well the surge is doing in Baghdad as laughable.


With Just Wind, Generate 10,000 kW Electrical Power in Your Backyard

The QR5, from U.K.-based Quietrevolution, is a residential-scale wind turbine that generates enough electricity to power a standard U.S. home or a small office. It also looks like a piece of wind-powered sculpture

A Finnish company, Windside, makes much more affordable and more attractive units.
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How I'd Hack Your Weak Passwords

Everyone needs to read this and rethink their passwords and login IDs too.


U.S. begins process of reducing Abramoff prison sentence

Even though his "cooperation" has not finished or produced any results. Seems a bit premature to me, but I guess they're just taking care of their buddy.

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Why is FBI Blocking Deposition of Terry Nichols? What Do They Have To Hide?

Attorney Jesse Trentadue's brother was killed by the FBI during an "interrogation" and they've been trying to cover it up ever since. I expect Terry Nichols to be killed in prison someday.

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Girl Scout Cookies Still Have Hydrogenated Oils

I have refused to buy Girl Scout cookies for several years. Refusing those cute little munchkins is hard, but I always give them a donation and explain why I won't eat their cookies. I even wrote the Girl Scouts and asked them why they don't make their cookies with butter. The fact that they claim they are transfat free but actually have transfats, really lowers my opinion of the organization.

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Sunday, March 25, 2007

The Crushing Fear That Stalks America

Robert Fisk is the finest Middle East journalist I know and he writes an excellent article on the state of fear mongering in the US. Ask yourself how many ships & jets Al qaeda has then ask why are we so afraid?
Original article is here.

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Boys Gone Wild

There are many things that bother me about this, but one I must comment on is the attitude of these soldiers. They act like they're playing a game and their immature machismo is frightening and needs to be disciplined. That and they need to be charged with war crimes or murder.

Rape Fears Lead Women Soldiers to Suicide or Death

U.S. female soldiers in Iraq were assaulted or raped by male soldiers in the women’s latrines, and an alarming number committed suicide or died of dehydration, Col. Janis Karpinski testified before an international human rights commission of inquiry last month.

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Friday, March 23, 2007

Dave Obey Blasts The Washington Post

Murtha Rocks the House!

One of the better political speeches I've heard. He makes a lot of sense.


Calling chicken McNuggets food is an insult to food everywhere. Read this "disection" of what goes into a McNugget.

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Another High-Ranking Bush Official Pleads Guilty

The highest-ranking Bush Administration official to be criminally investigated in the Jack Abramoff corruption scandal finally admits that he obstructed justice by concealing his unique relationship with the convicted lobbyist and repeatedly lying about it to senate investigators.

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Antarctic melting may be speeding up - Yahoo! News

Newsflash to James Inhofe. Please get your head out of your butt.

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Cholesterol & Brain Function by Dr. Duane Graveline

The misguided war on cholesterol (the disease everyone has) is bad for our brains. Could this be the cause of the rise in dementia and Alzheimer's?

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Thursday, March 22, 2007

Amazing New Printer Technology Set To Shake Up Printing Industry

And I say, "Good!" The ink-jet industry has been ripping us off for years and I don't recommend inkjets to anyone, especially since color lasers have come way down in price. But this company may change my mind.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

5 Free Health Articles

Written by ex medical chemist, Shane Ellison.

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New Documentary: The Ultimate Con

This is a trailer showing news clips from the morning of 9/11.


Remembering $18 a Barrel Oil

Greg Palast explains how we got from $18 a barrel to $57 a barrel.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Next Time Bush Says "Guest Worker" Think "Indentured Servitude"

A new report titled "Close to Slavery" exposes the human rights abuses by those who lure unsuspecting poor people to US & house them in squalid conditions, pay them sub-substandard wages, with insufficient hours and, of course, no benefits. To top it all off, the workers have to pay for their "housing" and can only work for that one employer.

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Do You Owe the AMT? IRS Website to Help You Find Out

If I were asked to design the AMT it would be something simple like:

1. Is your AGI over 150,000? (indexed for inflation)
2. If yes, multiply AGI times 20% (or whatever % is reasonable)
3. If your regular tax is less than AMT, use AMT.

The AMT we have now is a completely separate tax code with it's own depreciation rates, foreign tax credits, itemized deductions, etc. etc., ad nauseum. It's a hateful code that most tax professionals hate.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Miers Involved in Prosecutor Firings-Has Long History of Protecting Bush

She has some "dirt" on him but she's well known to be VERY loyal. Greg Palast exposes Miers' firing of a Texas lottery official so Bush could give a no bid contract to his buddy who helped keep him out of Viet Nam. Presidents should not be allowed to appoint so many of their cronies in the government. That's the real problem with our system.

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Surprising & Increasing Activity at Yellowstone Supervolcano

Something to keep an eye on. Hopefully we'll get plenty of warning.

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Pororoca Surfing - Surfing the Amazon

Apparently, several times each year, the Atlantic Ocean sends waves up the Amazon River creating long-lasting, and sometimes destructive, waves.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Introducing...................the Apple iRack

It's all about the synergy, baby.

First Attorney General Fired in 2002... For Investigating Abramoff

This article from August 2005 reports on the firing of Guam US Attorney Frederick A. Black who had just launched a probe into the activities of Jack Abramoff. Black had been Attorney General for more than a decade but was fired the day after he issued subpoenas related to a series of $9,000 checks issued to Abramoff.

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Saturday, March 10, 2007

Those Lying Photos - US Military Justifies Erasing Attack Footage

In the name of "investigative integrity" military spokesman claims "untrained people" might "capture visual details that are not as they originally were". Uh huh. I see. Thanks for clearing that up.

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Friday, March 09, 2007

Wednesday, March 07, 2007


Why do some people in the government treat us like the enemy? These Illinois "revenuers" ought to be disciplined for threatening 79 year old low-income pensioners who are trying to do their part to improve the environment by using recycled cooking oil to run their car. Threatening them with felony charges and thousands of dollars in back taxes is not the way to approach the issue! Get a clue, you morons!

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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Promising Democracy, Imposing Theocracy - Violence against Women in Iraq

Women, in particular, are much worse off under US occupation than they were under Saddam's rule. The theocrats wasted little time in beginning their assault and repression of women. Why are fundamentalist men so afraid of women that they have to suppress them? It happens here in the US too.

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Sunday, March 04, 2007

The Sad State of Conservatism

Unauthorized documentary of CPAC 2007.

JFK Assassination Documentary

I haven't even finished watching this yet but it's so good I wanted to share it. This is one of the best documentaries on the JFK assassination I've ever seen.

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HBO Edited Out Sounds of Explosion in 9/11 Tribute

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Amazing Pictures of Mountains Sculpted Into Buildings

A mysterious ancient town of Petra in Jordan, explored in 1812, is famous for being composed of marvelous stone structures, resembling Roman architecture, carved into the rock.

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Friday, March 02, 2007

Gen. Wesley Clark: Decison to Attack Iraq Made 9/20/01! Saw Classified Memo

Yes, that's 9 days after 9/11. This long interview with Clark includes many amazing comments and statements. He thinks about running for president every day. We should close Guantanamo. Bush Administration planned to attack Syria, Lebanon, Iran and several other countries in Middle East. The surge is useless because the strategy is all wrong.

Watch, listen or read more here: Democracy Now! Show

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Iraqi American Dr. Dahlia Wasfi BLasts US Occupation

After her visit to Iraq, Dr. Wasfi tells it like she saw it... and it's not a pretty picture.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

V-Word Raises It's Ugly Head Again In Iraq

US commanders advising the newest general in Iraq, Petraeus, say that we're facing a Viet Nam style collapse in 6 months.

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Louisiana Injustice: 32 Years In Jail - No Proof of Guilt!

I heard about this on Democracy Now! this morning. Only thing he's guilty of is being black in Louisiana at a bad time in our history. It's an embarrassment to Louisiana and the US that he's still in prison. He would have been executed if Supreme Court hadn't ruled that Louisiana's capital punishment was unconstitutional.

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