Thursday, June 28, 2007

Conservative Senate obstructionism

SHEIKS ON A PLANE: FBI Docs Expose Anatomy of a Cover-Up

Interesting recap of the 'phantom flight' of Saudis from Tampa to Lexington on 9/13/01. The government lied about it for years and then when exposed, they basically said, "Oh THAT flight. No problem. It was legal."

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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Destroying Mountains To Remove Coal

Sickening environmental rape right in our own backyard.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Waging Peace by Scott Ritter

Scott Ritter is the ex-Marine, conservative Republican who was a weapons inspector in Iraq and courageously spoke out before the war saying there were no weapons of mass destruction. He was right.

No End In Sight - Devastating Critique Of Bush Admin's Handling of Iraq War

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Ex-Marine's Journey From Military Mouthpiece To Al Jazeera Correspondent

A marvelous and insightful half hour interview by Amy Goodman on Democracy Now! with Josh Rushing on his life as a Marine Corps media liaison for 14 years and how he ended up as a journalist for Al Jazeera. Josh comes from a conservative family who believes in serving their country. But he believes in truth and justice more, and he is obviously very intelligent. I love his insights into the military's counterproductive bias against Al Jazeera and his slamming of Fax and NBC for playing along with the military instead of asking real questions (i.e., doing their job). He also laments (as do I) the fact that Americans are not able to watch the world news covered by Al Jazeera.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Politicians stealing campaign funds to pay relatives questionable fees

How did your rep do? Read the actual CREW report here.

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How Bush & Cheney Got Their War (Crimes)

Rudy thinks Bush better than Clinton on Al Qaeda, Reality thinks not!

From the Democratic Underground:

How about some details from the 9/11 Commmission Report that Rudy obviously hasn't read?

Attention to Terrorism: Clinton Administration
P 174: President Clinton "deeply concerned" about Osama Bin Ladin.
P 101: President Clinton makes chemical, biological, and nuclear terrorism a priority.
P 109: Clinton Administration establishes "the Bin Ladin unit."
P 358: Clinton Administration's management of the last weeks of December 1999 was "the one period in which the government as a whole seemed to be acting in concert to deal with terrorism."
P 487: Clinton Administration successful in arresting al Qaeda members.
P 457: Richard Clarke runs exercise where terrorists use plane for suicide mission.

Attention to Terrorism: Bush Administration
P 202: Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and his deputy Paul Wolfowitz argued against retaliation for the bombing of the USS Cole, saying the issue was "stale"
P 208: President Bush neglected to fill the key counterterrorism policy office in the Pentagon after the former official departed January 20.
P 201: Richard Clarke submits memo to Condoleezza Rice saying "we urgently need... a Principals level review on the al Qida network."
P 201: No Principals Committee meeting on al Qaeda held until September 4, 2001.
P 203: Principals Committee meetings on Iraq and Sudan before one on al Qaeda.
P 509: Bush administration holds 32 Principals Committee meetings on subjects other than al Qaeda before 9/11.
P 200: Rice downgrades the Counterterrorism Security Group.
P 197: December 2000 "Blue Sky" memo on terrorism urges increased support to Northern Alliance and Uzbeks to fight Taliban and al Qaeda.
P 202: White House postpones aid to Northern Alliance and Uzbeks.

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Monday, June 18, 2007

Japanese tv tetris game

Iraq 2nd Worst Failed State... But They Try Harder

The 2007 Failed States Index, produced by Foreign Policy magazine and the Fund for Peace, said Iraq suffered a third straight year of deterioration in 2006 with diminished results across a range of social, economic, political and military indicators. Iraq ranked fourth last year.

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Saturday, June 16, 2007

Alternatives To War

"Show the faces and tell the stories of the children of the ‘enemy’ until we can feel the pain of their deaths as though they were the deaths of our own children. It is much more difficult to slaughter an enemy who one recognises as being part of the human family."

(Ode is my favorite magazine.)

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Fathers Day for Peace

Losing Janina

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Patent Applied For By Company Using Water As Fuel For Cars

World Energy Solutions announces today that it will file a patent application covering a modified automobile alternator that has been engineered to produce a modulated signal that separates water into hydrogen and oxygen gases to create an environmentally friendly energy system.

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ZEITGEIST, The Movie - Part 1 : "The Greatest Story Ever Told"

I don't have the time to watch this now, but wanted to post it anyway.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Hear Marine Sergeant Adam Kokesh In His Own Words (video)

This is the Marine who they want to change his discharge because he wore his uniform at a so-called "protest." He's also the guy who was holding the tally board of "I don't recall" at the Gonzalez hearings.

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Monday, June 11, 2007

Friday, June 08, 2007

This makes me ill: Quadriplegic Serving 10-Day Sentence For First-Time Marijuana Charge Dies In DC Jail

When are we going to stop jailing users of a simple plant that makes them feel good? Let's stop the war on drugs.

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Christian Fundamentalists & The CIA

Extremely interesting read from one of my favorite investigative journalists, Daniel Hopsicker. Highly recommended.

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40th Anniversary of Israeli Attack on USS Liberty-34 Americans Died(Video)

Was this LBJ's 2nd attempt to lie America into another war? The 1st being Gulf of Tonkin. Was he really willing to kill hundreds of American sailors just to accomplish his goal? All Americans need to educate themselves about this incident and cover-up.

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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Bush & Democrats Team Up To Open Iraq's Oil Fields To Foreign Oil Companies

The proposed Iraq oil law was written by the Bush Administration (no doubt with help from Big Oil) and was included in the latest 'supplemental' crafted by the Democrat controlled Congress. Local Iraqis are naturally opposed to giving away so much of their profits and are planning to strike.

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Drug Company Funding Of Drug Trials Greatly Influences Outcome

No. Really?

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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

US & Iraq Only Control 1/3 of Baghdad

That's 1/3 of one city in a large country. Is this all half a trillion dollars buys with the best military in the world?!

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Secret History of American Empire (or Why They Really Hate Us)

John Perkins is back with a new book on the heels of his best-seller "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man." Amy Goodman interviews him for the better part of the hour. It's a very informative discussion that I wish the average American would see and comprehend.

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Saturday, June 02, 2007

Falkirk Wheel

And we can't even build levees that work!

When Doctors Strike, Fewer People Die

It's risky going to the doctor! I refuse to let the medical industry get their hooks in me. I maintain my own health as much as possible and only go to the doctor for serious issues I can't handle myself.

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