Saturday, April 28, 2007

President Bush deserves respect and admiration, not hatred and derision.

Well, there are two sides to every story. Please take time to consider an alternative perspective on things...


White House Scales Back Talk of Iraq Progress

"In interviews over the past week, the officials made clear that the White House is gradually scaling back its expectations for the government of Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki. The timelines they are now discussing suggest that the White House may maintain the increased numbers of American troops in Iraq well into next year."

There they go talking about timelines in the White House again...., are we there yet?

Read full story here...

it is time for

Friday, April 27, 2007

...amidst the chaos, a guiding light emerges...

How did such an independent thinking person of high integrity get to such a position in our government? No, I am not referring to the POTUS... The person with a backbone that deserves mention here is Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) who has stood up to challenge the absurd charade which our most powerful federal offices have become. The once-again Presidential Candidate has introduced Articles of Impeachment against Vice President Dick Cheney.

It would appear a strong case has been made. For the full background on the Impeachment Articles, Congressman Kucinich has posted his Spotlight Issues. This page provides a very enlightening look at one of the several abysmal distortions perpetrated by our current administration and raises far more questions than it answers. Read for yourself and form your own opinion.

In the Synopsis he provides, the points are clear. Will this go anywhere?

Food for additional thought in my previous post.


Saturday, April 21, 2007

new news...

Along with the Bill Moyers series to begin airing on PBS, news source alternatives continue to emerge. Case in point, check out the new

This week, News Corp's runaway best web venture, launched the latest feature of their social networking site supreme, the peoples' news service. That is correct, it is member ranked... MySpace News aggregates news from around the web and provides MySpace users with the ability to vote on what they think is most interesting. ...comments anyone?


Wednesday, April 18, 2007

...but, isn't this a timetable?

Iraqi Prime Minister appears to do what our administration cannot, that is lay out a schedule. story here...

"We can't continually stay in Iraq the way we have been in Iraq," Hagel said. "It was never intended to be an open-ended commitment."
- Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb.

...related story here...

peAce, now!

...a drive through Ramadi...

Watch this video... see the fruits of the U.S. assistance to the Iraqi people...

peAce, please...

Monday, April 16, 2007

...cell phones killing the world's bees?

Scientists claim radiation from handsets are to blame for mysterious 'colony collapse' of bees...

File this one under "unforeseen potential consequences of our technologies..."

Other possible scenarios include infections or pathogenic impacts.

"Recent research tested crops where seed was treated with imidacloprid. The chemical was present, by systemic uptake, in corn, sunflowers and rape pollen in levels high enough to pose a threat to honey bees. Additional research has fond that imidacloprid impairs the memory and brain metabolism of bees, particularly the area of the brain that is used for making new memories.

Implication: If bees are eating fresh or stored pollen contaminated with these chemicals at low levels, they may not cause mortality but may impact the bee’s ability to learn or make memories. If this is the case, young bees leaving the hive to make orientation flights may not be able to learn the location of the hive and may not be returning causing the colonies to dwindle and eventually die. It is also possible that this is not the sole cause of the dwindling but one of several contributing factors."

...preceding quote from "Fall Dwindle Disease (Now renamed Colony Collapse Disorder) Preliminary Report"
© The Pennsylvania State University 2007

Please also look at this previous post.


Thursday, April 12, 2007

"...the campaign has far wider military ambitions than the pacification of Baghdad..."

Divide and rule - America's plan for Baghdad...

"...So far, the Baghdad campaign has involved only the creation of a few US positions within several civilian areas of the city but the new project will involve joint American and Iraqi "support bases" in nine of the 30 districts to be "gated" off. From these bases - in fortified buildings - US-Iraqi forces will supposedly clear militias from civilian streets which will then be walled off and the occupants issued with ID cards. Only the occupants will be allowed into these "gated communities" and there will be continuous patrolling by US-Iraqi forces. There are likely to be pass systems, "visitor" registration and restrictions on movement outside the "gated communities". Civilians may find themselves inside a "controlled population" prison ..."