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
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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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