Monday, April 30, 2007

Please Sign Petition To Let Mike Gravel into Debates

CNN and the New Hampshire Union Leader have denied Sen. Mike Gravel from participating in the New Hampshire debates. Please wathc the video above and sign the petition here and let them know how you feel about that. Personally, I think we need his voice in these debates and I support his candidacy for president.

Vitamin D & Cancer Prevention

Research into vitamin D is suggesting both a plausible answer to this medical puzzle and a heretical notion: that cancers and other disorders in rich countries aren't caused mainly by pollutants but by a vitamin deficiency known to be less acute or even non-existent in poor nations.

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GOP Convention ends with Satan being Blamed For Immigrants

If you still need a reason for separation of church and state, this will do nicely.

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Friday, April 27, 2007

Active Duty U.S. Officer Criticizes Generals For Iraq War

"For the second time in a generation, the United States faces the prospect of defeat at the hands of an insurgency," wrote Yingling, an Iraq war veteran and commander of an Army unit. "These debacles are not attributable to individual failures, but rather to a crisis in an entire institution: America's general officer corps."

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Do You Support Lowering Flags to Half Staff Every Time A Soldier Dies? I Do!

Robert Greenwald's latest effort and film concerning the "mission" and what has been "accomplished." My favorite quote from an Iraqi woman in this film: is "All they do is knock buildings down." (referring to the Americans)

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Tenet Blasts Bush Administration: “Men of honor don’t do this”

60 minutes video included. While there is sometimes honor among thieves, there is no honor in the Bush inner circle. Everyone is expendable.

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I've Been Looking For Organic Sun Block

They had a full page ad in the May 2007 issue of Ode Magazine.

Aubrey Organics

The Solar Shuttle Boat: The Future of Ferry Boats

The 48-foot-long shuttle has 27 solar panels on its roof, and the energy generated by the sun is enough to keep the boat running day and night.


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Beijing to Paris Carfree

Imitating the motorized challenge of over 100 years ago, this group is trying to bring attention and innovation to human powered transport.

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The World Grows Wiser

Wiser Earth & Wiser Business are two related sites that promote good deeds around the world by providing a database of information of similar-minded organizations.

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Three Cups of Tea-One Man's Mission to Bring Education & Peace to Afghanistan & Pakistan

A book about Greg Mortenson and his efforts to educate girls in Taliban controlled portions of Pakistan and Aghanistan.

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Ode-A Magazine Filled With Timely & Important Information

I get most of my information from the internet, but Ode magazine is so full of great information every month that it pulls me away from my computer and teaches me so much about the world that I would most likely not discover any other way.

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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Are Rove’s Missing E-mails the Smoking Gun of the Stolen 2004 Election?

But the time frame from which these e-mails are missing also includes a critical late night period after the presidential election of 2004. In these crucial hours, computerized vote tallies may have been shifted to move the Ohio vote count from John Kerry to George W. Bush, giving Bush the presidency.

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Taxi To The Dark Side

New documentary from the folks who produced the Enron documentary, The Smartest Guys in the Room, explores the Bush/Cheney/Gonzales torture scandals.

Bush Nominates Fox to Guard Hen House

Trying to out do his lower lows in the little time he has left, Bush has nominated the head of the manufacturing lobby to lead the agency he's been fighting against for the past 13 years. He has fought for less accountability for asbestos, lead, arsenic, tobacco and a host of corporate behaviors that harm consumers and the environment.

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Facing Iraq's Dangers Without Body Armor or Humvees

The story of everyday life in Iraq for women trying to care for their families and fellow citizens.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

House to Begin Probe Into Fla. Election that Lost 18,000 votes

Why can't I find this AP article on US sites?! Why do I have to go to British sites to read these stories? On google news I only found 1 site from Iowa. This is an important story. We can't have a democracy (I know, representative republic) if we can't trust our voting system.These republican owned companies cannot be trusted with our elections.

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Baseball Not Buying Government's Fear-Mongering Program

Duct tape races?! Absurdly comical. I'm glad to see that people are saying no, we don't want to be constantly reminded of supposedly imminent terrorist attacks. I see Fox "News" still has there Terror Ticker front and center every day. I long for the old days of checking under my bed for commies and ducking under my desk from nuclear bombs. Sigh.

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Sunday, April 22, 2007

Bush Admin's Voter Suppression Tactics

For six years, the Bush administration, aided by Justice Department political appointees, has pursued an aggressive legal effort to restrict voter turnout in key battleground states in ways that favor Republican political candidates, according to former department lawyers and a review of written records.

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Friday, April 13, 2007

What Was Big Oil's Role In Killing the Electric Car?

I haven't seen this movie yet, but I'm really looking forward to it. Amy Goodman interviews the makers of this documentary who were former electric car owners... well actually they had to lease the cars because GM & Toyota refused to sell anyone these cars. Also, a whistleblower from GM has joined the cause for electric cars.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Rolling Stone: The Last Confessions of E. Howard Hunt: Who Killed JFK?

The article you've been waiting for for over 43 years: a confession in the JFK assassination.

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Bush Going AWOL as Commander-in-Chief. Wants War Czar to Take Over

Some things never change.

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LBJ Ordered Assassination of JFK Says Hunt On Deathbed

This won't surprise people who have been following JFK's assassination for a long time, and many disbelievers will ignore this, but this is an important confession and, hopefully, more will follow.

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Friday, April 06, 2007

The Real "Slow Bleed" Is the Bush Administration

This editorial doesn't go far enough in describing all the problems with Bush, but it does make some good observations.

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Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Fox News-Most Foolish Person-2007

The winner was George Bush but they pretended it was Britney Spears.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Funny Prank!

Great Interview With African Journalist-What's Really Happening There?

This story starts with the news of 400 being killed in fighting in Mogadishu and evolves into very interesting discussions of the Horn of Africa and the Middle East. I wish Amy would spend an hour interviewing this guy.

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Monday, April 02, 2007

Biobutanol: Better Than Ethanol

I heard about biobutanol last year and it seems to make a lot more sense than ethanol, so I'm glad to see this article because of all the ethanol talk lately.

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The Emails the White House Doesn't Want You to See

White House and their friends (Jack Abramoff, et al) have been using alternative email servers to avoid having their emails become part of the permanent record.

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Vermont Moves Toward Seceding From the USA

What a great idea! I hope more states pursue this. "Vermont was once an independent republic, and it can be one again. We think the time to make that happen is now. Over the past 50 years, the U.S. government has grown too big, too corrupt and too aggressive toward the world"

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Sunday, April 01, 2007

It's Worse Than We Thought at "Justice" Department

An article from a former DOJ career employee describing Bush's efforts to replace justice with politics in order to facilitate a Republican majority.
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He Helped Bush Come to Power, Now Sorry & Speaks Out to Undo Damage

Matthew Dowd liked what he saw in Bush and joined the cause to help him become president, but he now realizes it was all lies, lies and more lies. So he made the difficult decision to speak out and start fixing the harm caused to our great nation, despite his fondness for Bush.

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If George Were King!

Just for a moment, imagine what the US would be like if Bush was totally unchecked .

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