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!

Originating site:

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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Salee's Story

There's Swift Boating and there's 'Swift Boating'

We all know now that the original 'Swift Boaters' were a Republican fraud doing a smear job. The NYC fire fighters who expressed their opinions about Rudy don't seem to be of the same ilk as the fake 'Swift Boaters' but the MSM seem to (were told to?) think so.

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Friday, July 20, 2007

Curry good for your brain!

From BrainReady.com, another article about how good Turmeric and curry are for your brain! You can buy Turmeric capsules to increase your intake, if you don't eat a lot of Indian food.

Olbermann Scorches Bush

From Raw Story (Video included)

Olbermann is now well known for his fiery oratories, mostly blasting Bush and his ilk, but this Special Comment (as his segments are called) is one of his best!

Old-line Republican warns 'something's in the works' to trigger a police state

Thom Hartmann began his program by reading from a new Executive Order which allows the government to seize the assets of anyone who interferes with its Iraq policies. He then introduced Paul Craig Roberts by quoting: "Unless Congress immediately impeaches Bush and Cheney, a year from now the US could be a dictatorial police state at war with Iran."

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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

How to Make an Angry American

The NEW Canon rock!!!

Thank You Senator Landrieu

As the Republicans politicized the debate trying to make the Democrats look bad during last night’s all-night debate on Iraq, Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) busted one out on the Republicans, giving one of the most passionate speeches of the night.

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Inside The Surge: BBC Video

You won't see this kind of courageous, informative reporting from the spineless (or worse) US "news" media. Send this to as many people as you can. Please. This is heartwrenching.

Watch video

Proof Bin Laden Tape Is 5-Year-Old, Re-Released Footage

A videotape that was heralded as "new" footage of Osama bin Laden by many quarters of the press has been conclusively proven to be more than 5 year old re-released footage, leading to questions about why the government and the media continue to act as willing propagandists for the terrorists while striking fear into Americans by claiming an attack is imminent.

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Sunday, July 15, 2007

Air Force quietly building Iraq presence - Yahoo! News

I remember Seymour Hersh talking about this over a year ago. The plan apparently is to pull back the ground troops but increase aerial bombing of Iraq.

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No Bravery, Only Sadness

Watch video Very moving.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Iraq War Vets Talk About Randon Civilian Killings

US Military Operations in Diyala Bring Normal Life to End-Fuel Resistance

"The forces shelled these neighbourhoods with helicopters, destroying more than 150 houses and killing more than 350 citizens. Their bodies are still under the wreckage. And they have arrested scores of citizens." The U.S. military does not keep count of the number of civilian casualties caused by their operations. Animosity towards US rising.

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"If Soldiers Did This To My Family, I Would Be An Insurgent Too” – Iraq Vet

The Iraqis have always been friendly and welcoming to the U.S. Let's hope we can repair our relationship after we get rid of Bush Co.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Flying "Witches" Over Mexico

This is bizarre!

Good Recap of the 'Jena 6' Injustice in Louisiana-Racism Alive & Well

Six black kids charged with attempted murder after a fist fight. The trial was a mockery of justice with an all white tainted jury and a public defender who called no witnesses and put on no defense whatsoever. The fight came during a period of racial tension after someone hung nooses from a schoolyard tree after blacks dared to sit under it.

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Monday, July 09, 2007

Current Justice Dept. Employee Writes Devastating Critique of DOJ

Published in the Denver Post, John Koppel calls the politicization of the DOJ "inappropriate, unethical and indeed unlawful."

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Sunday, July 08, 2007

Engineering Analysis of Collapse of WTC

Engineer Gordon Ross MEng. at the Indian YMCA, London on the 8th June 2007 discussing the collapse of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center.

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Saturday, July 07, 2007

News Media Underplaying US Casualties In Iraq & Afghanistan

Veterans for Common Sense compiled official DoD reports and calculated over 65,000 'casualties' (killed, wounded, injured, or ill).

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Alleged Slayings In Fallujah Spur Military Inquiry - washingtonpost.com

1. Enlist teenagers
2. Pump up machismo
3. Teach to kill
4. Arm with weapons
5. Put in horrible, stressful war zone
6. Crimes happen

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Organic food 'better' for heart

Organic food has more of what's good for you in it. Using science to produce more food more cheaply is killing us.

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Friday, July 06, 2007

Catholic Politicians Pressure Church To Take Anti-War Stance

Better late than never. Who would Jesus bomb?

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"Of course, it was better under Sadaam!" - Iraqi Author Sinan Antoon

To back up his opinion he compares electrical and water service then and now, and says there was at least order before, now there is only chaos. He goes on to say that everything that was good about Iraq was destroyed by the war, everything that was bad was made worse. 10 years ago, Iraqis didn't think of themselves as Shia or Sunni or Kurd. Many are of mixed heritage. It's not America's job to decide whether Iraq will be 3 states or one. The occupation is the biggest problem Iraq has now.

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Sunday, July 01, 2007

Spambox: Free Temporary Email Addresses

For when you don't want to give out your real email address. You get to choose when it expires, up to one year.

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The Stinky Sulfur Awards

From the People's Chemist, Shane Ellison. Current winners include the USDA, Bush, drug co. reps, Dr. Jarvik and Loren Cordain, Ph.D.

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