Sunday, December 14, 2008

This is the farewell kiss, you dog...

An Iraqi reporter set off pandemonium Sunday by hurling two shoes at President Bush during a news conference that was the centerpiece of his secret goodbye visit. on youtube:

"This is a gift from the Iraqis. This is the farewell kiss, you dog," the journalist shouted (in Arabic), Steven Lee Myers of The New York Times reported in a pool report to the White House press corps.

Myers reported that the man threw the second shoe and added: "This is from the widows, the orphans and those who were killed in Iraq."

Journalists at the scene said the hurler was Muntadar al-Zaidi, a reporter for Al-Baghdadia TV, an independent satellite channel based in Cairo.


Saturday, November 08, 2008

FBI finds most terrorism threat reports baseless

The FBI tracked about 108,000 potential terrorism threats or suspicious incidents from mid-2004 to November 2007, but most were found groundless, a Justice Department review found on Friday.


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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Obama elected president of United States

Barack Obama has been elected president of the United States of America.

America is a system that can err, but can also right itself. Let's all forget our differences, and pull together. The future has never been more full of potential.


Friday, October 31, 2008

How Electronic Voting Machines Could Steal Our Democracy

...not in MY America? By the way, try to digg this story... This is censored by the digg site... please let me know if it works for you...

"Did you know the hardware and software used in electronic voting machines (DREs) is considered proprietary and cannot be inspected by outside experts? That means that a small number of people could easily program DREs to flip votes, and the evidence of this crime would be safely locked inside the machines, with no way that anyone (except for the manufacturers) to know with 100% certainty that votes were accurately counted, or even if they were counted at all. And paper trails are only useful if they are actually counted. They often aren’t."

As Josef Stalin (allegedly) said, "It's not the people who vote that count. It's the people who count the votes." - October 30, 2008

As the 2008 election nears, electronic voting experts from ACM will be monitoring the reliability of voting equipment, including new systems deployed in many locations across the country. These computerized voting machines, intended to eliminate the confusion and errors that marred recent elections, offer opportunities for efficiency and ease of voting. They also pose new risks to accuracy and reliability that could undermine trust in the voting process and the technology that drives it. These experts, from ACM’s U.S. Public Policy Committee (USACM), will be analyzing voting issues around the nation as Election Day approaches. Read this article for a technical opinion on this matter:Technology Leaders Stress Need to Build Trust in Computer-Based Voting Systems


Thursday, September 25, 2008

Dirty Secret Of The Bailout: Thirty-Two Words

Here they are: "Decisions by the Secretary pursuant to the authority of this Act are non-reviewable and committed to agency discretion, and may not be reviewed by any court of law or any administrative agency."

Still think this bailout as proposed is a good idea? Think again.

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BREAKING: McCain Camp attempting to cancel VP debate!

Just reported on CNN that the McCain campaign is urging the cancellation of the Friday Presidential Debate, cancellation of the VP Debate next Thursday, and replacing next Thursday's VP debate with a new Presidential debate!In effect, hiding Palin, AGAIN!

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Wednesday, September 03, 2008

plastics in baby bottles may be scrambling children's brains

The plastics in our baby bottles and canned goods -- or more specifically, a chemical that hardens those plastics called bisphenol A -- may be scrambling children's brains and screwing up their hormonal systems.


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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Population Control - Part 1 ...

Let's consider that in 1947 Australian Nobel Prize winner and world-famous microbiologist Sir Macfarlane Burnet supported biological warfare as a form of population control ["Biological warfare - Remarks by Sir Macfarlane Burnet", National Archives of Australia], moreover, that Third World de-population has been U.S. strategic policy since '74.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

McCain Jokes About Killing Iranians With American Tobacco

Responding to a question about a survey that shows increased exports to Iran, mainly from cigarettes, McCain said, “Maybe thats a way of killing them.” He quickly caught himself, saying “I meant that as a joke” as his wife, Cindy, poked him in the back.


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Monday, August 11, 2008

All we can prepare for is extinction...

We need to get prepared for four degrees of global warming... Global warming on this scale would be a catastrophe that would mean, in the immortal words that Chief Seattle probably never spoke, "the end of living and the beginning of survival" for humankind. Or perhaps the beginning of our extinction.


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Thursday, August 07, 2008

Condi Rice: "US would be safe under Obama!"

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says the nation would be safe under a Barack Obama presidency. In an interview with Politico and Yahoo News released Thursday, Rice was asked if she would feel secure with a president Obama. peAce...topbop!

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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

McCain Adviser: Another US Attack Would Be "Big Advantage"

Earlier this year, after former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto was tragically assassinated, pundits speculated that the shocking attack may have benefited Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) politically. Now, McCain's chief strategist, Charlie Black, tells Fortune that the "unfortunate event" of Bhutto's death "helped us."

...saddest part about this is it is all true...


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McCain's Campaign Funding Hypocrisy

What's actually disturbing is the Swift Boat Media's complete indifference to McCain's bald-faced hypocrisy on the same issue. Amidst all the attacks on Obama's "flip-flop," how much have you read in the MSM about the fact that McCain has "completely reversed himself" on public financing -- and is currently breaking the law on a daily basis.


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Monday, June 16, 2008

Treasury Looted: Exposing Bush Administration Corruption

Arrigo exposes the scheme - the systematic looting of the treasury to enrich contractors and high-level officials at Pentagon, CIA and others well-placed in government. Precise amounts are unknown, but at minimum are countless multi-billions, even trillions - at taxpayer expense and diverted from essential social and infrastructure needs.


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Friday, June 06, 2008

Revealed: Secret Plan to Keep Iraq Under U.S. Control

A secret deal being negotiated in Baghdad would perpetuate the American military occupation of Iraq indefinitely, regardless of the outcome of the U.S. presidential election in November.


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Tuesday, June 03, 2008 machines fabricate election results...

Arkansas Election Officials Baffled by Machines That Flipped Race

"Election officials in Faulkner County, Arkansas, are trying to determine how two voting machines allocated votes cast in one race to an entirely different race that was not even on the electronic ballot. The problem resulted in the wrong candidate being declared the winner in a state House race. Election commissioner Bruce Haggard says he does not understand how the error could have happened. The error occurred on two touch-screen voting machines made by Election Systems & Software, which were the only machines used in Faulkner County's East Cadron B voting precinct. Haggard says the night before the election officials noticed that the electronic ballot on the two machines was missing the State House District 45 race, so officials printed paper ballots to be used just for that race in the precinct. Voters used the machines to cast votes for other races, and cast paper ballots for the District 45 race, but a post-election examination revealed that despite the fact that the electronic ballots on the two machines did not display the District 45 race, the machines recorded votes for that contest. Officials eventually determined that the machines took votes cast in the Cadron Township Constable race and put them in the non-existent District 45 race. Haggard says officials were able to determine where the votes came from because the machines produced a voter-verifiable paper audit trail, which correctly showed that there was no District 45 race on the ballot and therefore there were no votes cast in that race on the machines. Haggard says he expects ES&S to provide a reason for why the machines distributed the votes incorrectly, and he has asked the secretary of state's office to conduct an examination with ES&S, which Haggard says will likely take place in June." full story here...

...another story here...


Monday, May 26, 2008

Saturday, May 24, 2008

earth will survive, not looking as good for humankind...

As we drove over the mountains that lie between northern Nevada and northern California we saw several wildfires burning along the roadside. Fire trucks were scurrying towards several of them, along the way passing up smaller conflagrations ...

Reflecting upon this, it occurred to me that the impacts on humankind of our planet's natural forces are, after all, referred to as "acts of God"... Witness the trends... massive earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, disease epidemics, and yes, raging wildfires... The planet is a single, and in a very literal sense, a living organism. It, as an organism, will survive the onslaught of the human race's ignoble pollution and outright shameful destruction. She possess mechanisms that will ultimately work to cleanse it of the malady known as humankind... and we work with earth to hasten our own demise... Rise Rainbow Warriors!!! Rise!!!



Thursday, May 15, 2008

Peacekeepers and Aid for the People of Darfur

This April the House and Senate appropriations committees are considering supplemental appropriations bills that should include funding for humanitarian aid and peacekeeping operations in Darfur. The U.S. government is currently $334 million short of its expected contributions to United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) for FY08. Some $50 million is needed to transition African Union peacekeepers to UNAMID, and to provide essential transport equipment for them to protect civilians in Darfur. Famine and disaster assistance is short $335 million to provide to provide for the needs of displaced Darfuri and other civilians. We need you to ensure that your elected officials support this critical funding for Darfur. Contact your Senators and Representative today to request their active support for funding for UNAMID peacekeepers and humanitarian assistance for the people of Darfur.

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Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Condi Rice hits U.S. 'birth defect'...

"Black Americans were a founding population," she said. "Africans and Europeans came here and founded this country together — Europeans by choice and Africans in chains. That's not a very pretty reality of our founding."

Read the full article at ...


Thursday, April 24, 2008

What the Iraq War is Really About

The Bush Regime has quagmired America into a sixth year of war in Afghanistan and Iraq with no end in sight. The cost of these wars of aggression is horrendous. Official US combat casualties stand at 4,538 dead. Officially, 29,780 US troops have been wounded in Iraq.

peAce is better...

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Words of Wisdom...

Do not undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others.
It is because we are different that each of us is special.

Do not set your goals by what other people deem important.
Only you know what is best for you.

Do not take for granted the things closest to your heart.
Cling to them as you would your life, for without them, life would be meaningless.

Do not let your years slip through your fingers by living in the past, nor the future.
By living life one day at a time, you live all the days of your life.

Do not give up when you still have something to give.
Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying.

Do not be afraid to encounter risks.
It is by taking chances that we learn how to be brave.

Do not shut love out of your life by saying it is impossible to find.
The quickest way to receive love is to give love; the fastest way to lose love is to hold it too tightly.

Do not dismiss your dreams.
To be without dreams is to be without hope; to be without hope is to be without purpose.

Do not run through life so fast that you forget not only where you have been, but also where you are going.
Life is not a race, but a journey, to be savored each step of the way.


above all, peAce...

How Republicans Hijacked the Justice Dept to Swing Elections

The GOP may have committed massive vote fraud in plain sight by encouraging widespread voter purges and restricting registration campaigns. Jim Crow has returned to American elections. The DOJ has stopped enforcing federal laws designed to aid registration. Political appointees have pressured federal prosecutors.

...maybe one day, integrity?


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Saturday, April 12, 2008

Alicia Keys: Unlocked ::

In order to find herself, she had to leave the music industry, take a trip down the Nile and learn how to tear down the walls she spent most of her life building. Read all about here,


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Friday, April 11, 2008

A Message to Senator McCain...

Senator McCain asked a question on a popular professional networking site, His question was: "What is the biggest challenge America faces?"

I responded, and here is my answer:

message to Sen. McCain on linkedin: 4/11/2008

Sen. McCain, first, thanks for your service to our people and nation.

I believe that America's biggest challenge is the failure to engage in a constructive foreign policy, as opposed to a destructive foreign policy. This has created an economic drain that is clearly unsupportable, and frankly, made America less safe, rather than more safe. We need to change our attitude towards other countries, peoples, religions and thought perspectives, and embrace rather than seek to dominate and destroy them. The strength of our world is in its diversity, and the policy that America is engaged in is one of seeking to render all to follow our "democratic" style of government, which frankly we are still struggling to accomplish.

Another major problem is the faulty technology base we have fostered. Because there has been no holistic analysis of the impact of technology, pollution and depletion of non-renewables is wreaking havoc on the very fabric of the planet. So many species are going extinct and the ecosystem of the planet is in great peril. Like our foreign policy, the blind imposition of our will has run roughshod over the living organism that is the earth and these failed approaches will ultimately be our demise.

Health care is a huge issue. We have gotten that wrong as well. The third leading cause of death is the so-called "health care system" itself. Again the lack of a basic understanding that the human body is a self-correcting system and that provided proper nutrition, clean and natural water and a rational lifestyle, free of technology created pollution, health would naturally follow has led to an undernourished, over-medicated population that is doomed to grow ever sicker and more dependent of the system that is killing it. Cancer and heart disease are completely preventable and that is where the focus should be, not on curing them as those conditions are merely symptoms of the flawed approach to health followed in this country.

So the fundamental problem that America faces is lack of enlightened leadership and the flawed strategy of seeking dominance rather than cooperation, both with the peoples of this world, and the very planet itself.

With respect, Robert Dodson

add to that lack of ... peAce...

Torture Drawings the Pentagon Doesn't Want You to See...

Andy Worthington- - April 11, 2008 - Sami al-Haj is a journalist, but one unlike any other. For over six years since December 15, 2001 -- when he was seized by Pakistani soldiers on the Afghan border while on assignment as a cameraman for the Qatar-based broadcaster al-Jazeera -- he has been in a disturbing but unique position: a trained journalist held as an "enemy combatant" on the frontline of the Bush administration's "War on Terror," first in Afghanistan, and then in Guantánamo.

Your government at work: Drawings by journalist Sami Al-Haj depicting torture at Gitmo have been censored.

speak out america!

peAce...a better choice!

Real Men...

In 1961, a young African-American man, after hearing President John F. Kennedy's challenge to, 'Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country,' gave up his student deferment, left college in Virginia and voluntarily joined the Marines.

In 1963, this man, having completed his two years of service in the Marines, volunteered again to become a Navy corpsman. (They provide medical assistance to the Marines as well as to Navy personnel.)

The man did so well in corpsman school that he was the valedictorian and became a cardiopulmonary technician. Not surprisingly, he was assigned to the Navy's premier medical facility, Bethesda Naval Hospital, as a member of the commander in chief's medical team, and helped care for President Lyndon B. Johnson after his 1966 surgery.

For his service on the team, which he left in 1967, the White House awarded him three letters of commendation.

What is even more remarkable is that this man entered the Marines and Navy not many years after the two branches began to become integrated.

While this young man was serving six years on active duty, Vice President Dick Cheney, who was born the same year as the Marine/ sailor, received five deferments, four for being an undergraduate and graduate student and one for being a prospective father.

Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, both five years younger than the African-American youth, used their student deferments to stay in college until 1968. Both then avoided going on active duty through family connections.

Who is the real patriot? The young man who interrupted his studies to serve his country for six years or our three political leaders who beat the system? Are the patriots the people who actually sacrifice something or those who merely talk about their love of the country?

After leaving the service of his country, the young African-American finished his final year of college, entered the seminary, was ordained as a minister, and eventually became pastor of a large church in one of America's biggest cities.

This man is Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the retiring pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ.

© 2008 Chicago Tribune By: Lawrence Korb and Ian Moss

Lawrence Korb and Ian Moss are, respectively, Navy and Marine Corps veterans. They work at The Center For American Progress. Korb served as assistant secretary of Defense in the Reagan administration.


Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Installing Love...

Installing Love...

Tech Support: Yes, how can I help you?

Customer: Well, after much consideration, I’ve decided to install Love. Can you guide me through the process?

Tech Support: Yes. I can help you. Are you ready to proceed?

Customer: Well, I’m not very technical, but I think I’m ready. What do I do first?

Tech Support: The first step is to open your Heart. Have you located your Heart?

Customer: Yes, but there are several other programs running now. Is it okay to install Love while they are Running?

Tech Support: What programs are running?

Customer: Let’s see, I have Past Hurt, Low Self-Esteem, Grudge and Resentment running right now.

Tech Support: No problem, Love will gradually erase Past Hurt from your current operating system. It may remain in your permanent memory but it will no longer disrupt other programs. Love will eventually override Low Self-Esteem with a module of its own called High Self-Esteem. However, you have to completely turn off Grudge and Resentment. Those programs prevent Love from being properly installed. Can you turn those off?

Customer: I don’t Know how to turn them off. Can you tell me how?

Tech Support: With pleasure. Go to your start menu and invoke Forgiveness. Do this as many times as necessary until Grudge and Resentment have been completely erased. I loved this!

Customer: Okay, done! Love has started installing itself. Is that normal?

Tech Support: Yes, but remember that you have only the base program. You need to begin connecting to other Hearts in order to get the upgrades.

Customer: Oops! I have an error message already. It says, ‘Error – Program not run on external components.’ What should I do?

Tech Support: Don’t worry. It means that the Love program is set up to run on Internal Hearts, but has not yet been run on your Heart. In non-technical terms, it simply means you have to Love yourself before you can Love others.

Customer: So, what should I do?

Tech Support: Pull down Self-Acceptance; then click on the following files: Forgive-Self; Realize Your Worth; and Acknowledge your Limitations.

Customer: Okay, done.

Tech Support: Now, copy them to the ‘My Heart’ directory. The system will overwrite any conflicting files and begin patching faulty programming Also, you need to delete Verbose Self-Criticism from all directories and empty your Recycle Bin to make sure it is completely gone and never comes back.

Customer: Got it. Hey! My heart is filling up with new files. Smile is playing on my monitor and Peace and Contentment are copying themselves all over My Heart. Is this normal?

Tech Support: Sometimes. For others it takes awhile, but eventually everything gets it at the proper time. So Love is installed and running. One more thing before We hang up. Love is Freeware. Be sure to give it and its various modules to everyone you meet. They will in turn share it with others and return some cool modules back to you.

Customer: Thank you.


Monday, March 24, 2008

4000 dead - when is enough enough?

Faces of those fallen

This image is a photomontage made up of the faces of the 4000 brave and heroic members of the U.S. armed forces... who have made the ultimate sacrifice in an illegal war fought on false pretenses... when is enough enough?!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Warriors of the Rainbow...


"The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing."
-- Albert Einstein

"Warriors of the Rainbow"
There was an old lady, from the "Cree" tribe, named "Eyes of Fire", who prophesied that one day, because of the white mans' or Yo-ne-gis' greed, there would come a time, when the fish would die in the streams, the birds would fall from the air, the waters would be blackened, and the trees would no longer be, mankind as we would know it would all but cease to exist.

There would come a time when the "keepers of the legend, stories, culture rituals, and myths, and all the Ancient Tribal Customs" would be needed to restore us to health. They would be mankinds’ key to survival, they were the "Warriors of the Rainbow". There would come a day of awakening when all the peoples of all the tribes would form a New World of Justice, Peace, Freedom and recognition of the Great Spirit.

The "Warriors of the Rainbow" would spread these messages and teach all peoples of the Earth or "Elohi". They would teach them how to live the "Way of the Great Spirit". They would tell them of how the world today has turned away from the Great Spirit and that is why our Earth is "Sick".

The "Warriors of the Rainbow" would show the peoples that this "Ancient Being" (the Great Spirit), is full of love and understanding, and teach them how to make the "Earth or Elohi" beautiful again. These Warriors would give the people principles or rules to follow to make their path right with the world. These principles would be those of the Ancient Tribes. The Warriors of the Rainbow would teach the people of the ancient practices of Unity, Love and Understanding. They would teach of Harmony among people in all four comers of the Earth.

Like the Ancient Tribes, they would teach the peoples how to pray to the Great Spirit with love that flows like the beautiful mountain stream, and flows along the path to the ocean of life. Once again, they would be able to feel joy in solitude and in councils. They would be free of petty jealousies and love all mankind as their brothers, regardless of color, race or religion. They would feel happiness enter their hearts, and become as one with the entire human race. Their hearts would be pure and radiate warmth, understanding and respect for all mankind, Nature, and the Great Spirit. They would once again fill their minds, hearts, souls, and deeds with the purest of thoughts. They would seek the beauty of the Master of Life - the Great Spirit! They would find strength and beauty in prayer and the solitudes of life.

Their children would once again be able to run free and enjoy the treasures of Nature and Mother Earth. Free from the fears of toxins and destruction, wrought by the Yo-ne-gi and his practices of greed. The rivers would again run clear, the forests be abundant and beautiful, the animals and birds would be replenished. The powers of the plants and animals would again be respected and conservation of all that is beautiful would become a way of life.

The poor, sick and needy would be cared for by their brothers and sisters of the Earth. These practices would again become a part of their daily lives.

The leaders of the people would be chosen in the old way - not by their political party, or who could speak the loudest, boast the most, or by name calling or mud slinging, but by those whose actions spoke the loudest. Those who demonstrated their love, wisdom, and courage and those who showed that they could and did work for the good of all, would be chosen as the leaders or Chiefs. They would be chosen by their "quality" and not the amount of money they had obtained. Like the thoughtful and devoted "Ancient Chiefs", they would understand the people with love, and see that their young were educated with the love and wisdom of their surroundings. They would show them that miracles can be accomplished to heal this world of its ills, and restore it to health and beauty.

The tasks of these "Warriors of the Rainbow" are many and great. There will be terrifying mountains of ignorance to conquer and they shall find prejudice and hatred. They must be dedicated, unwavering in their strength, and strong of heart. They will find willing hearts and minds that will follow them on this road of returning "Mother Earth" to beauty and plenty - once more.

The day will come, it is not far away. The day that we shall see how we owe our very existence to the people of all tribes that have maintained their culture and heritage. Those that have kept the rituals, stories, legends, and myths alive. It will be with this knowledge, the knowledge that they have preserved, that we shall once again return to "harmony" with Nature, Mother Earth, and mankind. It will be with this knowledge that we shall find our "Key to our Survival".

This is the story of the "Warriors of the Rainbow" and this is my reason for protecting the culture, heritage, and knowledge of my ancestors. I know that the day "Eyes of Fire" spoke of - will come! I want my children and grandchildren to be prepared to accept this task.The task of being one of the........"Warriors of the Rainbow".

-- as related by Native American author and historian, Lelanie Fuller Stone "The Cherokee Lady".

-- above excerpt from here... more here...


Saturday, March 15, 2008

Resume of George W...

Resume of George W. Bush

The White House, USA


* LAW ENFORCEMENT: I was arrested in Kennebunkport, Maine, in 1976 for driving under the influence of alcohol. I pled guilty, paid a fine, and had my driver's license suspended for 30 days. My Texas driving record has been "lost" and is not available.

* MILITARY: I joined the Texas Air National Guard and went AWOL. I refused to take a drug test or answer any questions about my drug use. By joining the Texas Air National Guard, I was able to avoid combat duty in Vietnam.

* COLLEGE: I graduated from Yale University with a low C average. I was a cheerleader.


* I ran for U.S. Congress and lost.
* I began my career in the oil business in Midland, Texas, in 1975. I bought an oil company, but couldn't find any oil in Texas. The company went bankrupt shortly after I sold all my stock.
* I bought the Texas Rangers baseball team in a sweetheart deal that took land using taxpayer money.
* With the help of my father and our right-wing friends in the oil industry (including Enron CEO Ken Lay), I was elected governor of Texas.


* I changed Texas pollution laws to favor power and oil companies, making Texas the most polluted state in the Union.
* During my tenure, Houston replaced Los Angeles as the most smog-ridden city in America.
* I cut taxes and bankrupted the Texas treasury to the tune of billions in borrowed money.
* I set the record for the most executions by any governor in American history.
* With the help of my brother, the governor of Florida, and my father's appointments to the Supreme Court, I became President after losing by over 500,000 votes.


* I am the first President in U.S. history to enter office with a criminal record.
* I invaded and occupied two countries at a continuing cost of over one billion dollars per week.
* I spent the U.S. surplus and effectively bankrupted the U.S. Treasury.
* I shattered the record for the largest annual deficit in U.S. history.
* I set an economic record for most private bankruptcies filed in any 12-month period.
* I set the all-time record for most foreclosures in a 12-month period.
* In my first year in office, over 2 million Americans lost their jobs and that figure has risen to over 3 million lost jobs by the end of 2003.
* I'm proud that the members of my cabinet are the richest of any administration in U.S. history.
* My "poorest millionaire," Condoleeza Rice, has a Chevron oil tanker named after her.
* I set the record for most campaign fund-raising trips by a U.S. President.
* I am the all-time U.S. and world record-holder for receiving the most corporate campaign donations.
* My largest lifetime campaign contributor, and one of my best friends, Kenneth Lay, presided over the largest corporate bankruptcy fraud in U.S. history, Enron.
* My political party used Enron private jets and corporate attorneys to assure my success with the U.S. Supreme Court during my election decision.
* I have protected my friends at Enron and Halliburton against investigation or prosecution. More time and money was spent investigating the Monica Lewinsky affair than has been spent investigating one of the biggest corporate rip-offs in history.
* I presided over the biggest energy crisis in U.S. history and refused to intervene when corruption involving the oil industry was revealed.
* I presided over the highest gasoline prices in U.S. history.
* I changed the U.S. policy to allow convicted criminals to be awarded government contracts.
* I appointed more convicted criminals to administration than any President in U.S. history.
* I created the Ministry of Homeland Security, the largest bureaucracy in the history of the United States government.
* I've broken more international treaties than any President in U.S. history.
* I am the first President in U.S. history to have the United Nations remove the U.S. from the Human Rights Commission.
* I withdrew the U.S. from the World Court of Law.
* I refused to allow inspectors access to U.S. "prisoners of war" detainees and thereby have refused to abide by the Geneva Convention.
* I am the first President in history to refuse United Nations election inspectors (during the 2002 U.S. election).
* I set the record for fewest number of press conferences of any President since the advent of television.
* I set the the all-time record for most days on vacation in any one-year period.
* After taking off the entire month of August, 2001, I presided over the worst security failure in U.S. history.
* I garnered the most sympathy for the U.S. after the World Trade Center attacks and less than a year later made the U.S. the most hated country in the world, the largest failure of diplomacy in world history.
* I have set the all-time record for most people worldwide to simultaneously protest me in public venues (15 million people), shattering the record for protest against any person in the history of mankind.
* I am the first President in U.S. history to order an unprovoked, pre-emptive attack and the military occupation of a sovereign nation. I did so against the will of the United Nations, the majority of U.S. citizens, and the world community.
* I have cut health care benefits for war veterans and support a cut in duty benefits for active duty troops and their families -- in war time.
* In my State of the Union Address, I lied about our reasons for attacking Iraq, then blamed the lies on our British friends.
* I am the first President in history to have a majority of Europeans (71%) view my presidency as the biggest threat to world peace and security.
* I am supporting development of a nuclear "Tactical Bunker Buster," a WMD.
* I have so far failed to fulfill my pledge to bring Osama Bin Laden to justice.


* All records of my tenure as governor of Texas are now in my father's library, sealed and unavailable for public view.
* All records of SEC investigations into my insider trading and my bankrupt companies are sealed in secrecy and unavailable for public view.
* All records or minutes from meetings that I, or my Vice-President, attended regarding public energy policy are sealed in secrecy and unavailable for public review.

So who will the next president be?


DJ Terry Smith - rocks the party, worldwide!!!

DJ Terry Smith - rocks the party, worldwide!!!


Monday, March 10, 2008

Bush The Torturer, The Tyrant, The Disgrace - Sunday, March 9, 2008 - On Saturday, Mr. Bush vetoed a bill that would have outlawed the CIA’s use of torture in interrogations. The United States is officially, proudly, the land of torturers. It’s true that the United States has been at this for years....the difference here is not only is the president endorsing torture, he’s doing it so openly and willfully...

From Bush's radio address: “The bill Congress sent me would take away one of the most valuable tools in the war on terror — the CIA program to detain and question key terrorist leaders and operatives.” The bill, of course, does no such thing. It does not take away the CIA’s right to detain anyone. It does not take away the CIA’s right to question anyone. It only forbids the CIA to employ waterboarding and other forms of torture or degrading and dehumanizing treatment of inmates-inmates, we should always, always remember, who aren’t terrorists, but alleged terrorists. Until they are proven so, it is only their incarcerators who are the demonstrably proven terrorists.

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Saturday, March 08, 2008

McCain on waterboarding: Straight Talk Curve Ball?

October 25, 2007 - Sioux Center, Ia. - Des Moines Register
— Waterboarding is a form of torture no matter how it is done and should be a prohibited among U.S. military interrogation practices, Republican presidential candidate John McCain said today, taking issue with GOP rival Rudy Giuliani’s recent remarks.

“Anyone who knows what waterboarding is could not be unsure. It is a horrible torture technique used by Pol Pot and being used on Buddhist monks as we speak,” said McCain after a campaign stop at Dordt College here.

“People who have worn the uniform and had the experience know that this is a terrible and odious practice and should never be condoned in the U.S. We are a better nation than that.”

Compare and contrast that stand with what Senator McCain said recently:

Feb. 20, 2008 - Yellow Springs, Oh. - AP
- Republican presidential candidate John McCain said President Bush should veto a measure that would bar the CIA from using waterboarding and other harsh interrogation methods on terror suspects.

McCain voted against the bill, which would restrict the CIA to using only the 19 interrogation techniques listed in the Army field manual.

His vote was controversial because the manual prohibits waterboarding - a simulated drowning technique that McCain also opposes - yet McCain doesn't want the CIA bound by the manual and its prohibitions...

More "Straight Talk": "I was on the record as saying that they could use additional techniques as long as they were not cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment," McCain said. "So the vote was in keeping with my clear record of saying that they could have additional techniques, but those techniques could not violate" international rules against torture."

So the CIA using waterboarding somehow doesn't qualify as making it "condoned in the U.S."?


Friday, February 22, 2008

A Landmark for Bloggers -- and the Future of Journalism

The power of the Blogger is illustrated in this article...peAce...topbop!

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U.S. led invasion of Iraq: a face tells the story...

Here is the aftermath of the U.S. policy in Iraq. In the name of Freedom, and the name of Democracy...

Abbas Hussein sits in the ruins of his shop in central Baghdad, a day after a bomb planted under a horse-drawn cart exploded killing at least three people.

"If the people of the United States had the real story about what their government has done in Iraq, the occupation would already have ended ... If people in my country could hear the stories of life under occupation and put themselves in Iraqis' stories, they would understand. I hold that hope because the stories of Iraq are our story now." -- Dahr Jamail's Weblog

“Of course it’s about oil, we can’t really deny that,” retired four-star Army Gen. John Abizaid said of the Iraq campaign. -- Stanford University, 2007 Roundtable, “Courting Disaster: The Fight for Oil, Water and a Healthy Planet”.

"Free governments do not oppress their people or attack other free nations." -- George W. Bush, National Security Strategy, March 16, 2006

Photo ©2008 The Associated Press


Thursday, February 21, 2008

Pressing Issues: 'NYT' Editor Keller defends story -- and its timing

Pressing Issues: 'NYT' Editor Keller defends story -- and its timing

Rove behind McCain-Iseman story?

Let's consider the facts here, the New York Times has endorsed John McCain... so why put this flimsy tabloid attack on their front page?

We are all speculating about the real reason this story hit the presses. Only after it has had time to play itself out will its actual impact be known. In his press conference this morning, McCain did not display anger or rage, like one might expect when ones reputation has been trashed. Like some other posters have mentioned, one thing is certain... McCain is the only name on the lips of the news apparatus today. If this story had not broke, all we would be hearing about is Obama winning 11 in a row. If he is able to quash this entirely, discredit the NYT, and emerge smelling like a rose, then he will have a net lift in his campaign. Could this be a masterful Rove-ian media manipulation to get McCain into the public consciousness, clear himself, and gain mindshare?

Update - "February 22, 2008 -- John McCain yesterday quickly turned the backlash against a thinly sourced New York Times report that he had an extramarital affair into a gold mine for his campaign - using it to raise badly needed funds and rally conservatives to his side." ... Scott Reed, a longtime GOP strategist, noted, "Nothing will rally conservatives around McCain like shabby reporting from The New York Times."

- New York Post


Sunday, February 17, 2008

nuclear energy's dirty little secret...

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WASHINGTON — Forgotten but not gone, the waste from more than 100 nuclear reactors that the federal government was supposed to start accepting for burial 10 years ago is still at the reactor sites, at least 20 years behind schedule.

So many problems have beset the plans for disposal of nuclear waste. Government scientists may have falsified documents related to the $58 billion Yucca Mountain nuclear waste project in Nevada. The development could jeopardize the controversial project, which is still being built and is the only repository for the nation's waste from commercial nuclear reactors. In the United States alone, the Department of Energy states that there are "millions of gallons of radioactive waste" as well as "thousands of tons of spent nuclear fuel and material" and also "huge quantities of contaminated soil and water".

We have built a hydrocarbon based energy fiasco that is creating strife in so many ways from global wars to global warming. Nuclear power is as ill-thought-out or worse than the existing situation. Don't be fooled.


Sunday, February 10, 2008

Iraq will have enduring bases, not permanent ones...

WASHINGTON (AFP) - February 10, 2008 - President George W. Bush acknowledged the United States would seek a military presence in Iraq for "years" but pledged in an interview aired Sunday that he would not establish permanent bases. Bush brushed aside concerns expressed by critics that a Status of Forces Agreement Washington is discussing with the Baghdad goverment would commit future US presidents to a long-term deployment in Iraq. "We won't have permanent bases," Bush told Fox New television in the interview conducted at his retreat at Camp David, Maryland. - On 23 March 2004 it was reported that "U.S. engineers are focusing on constructing 14 "enduring bases," long-term encampments for the thousands of American troops expected to serve in Iraq for at least two years.... The number of U.S. military personnel in Iraq, between 105,000 and 110,000, is expected to remain unchanged through 2006.. the US plans to operate from former Iraqi bases in Baghdad, Mosul, Taji, Balad, Kirkuk and in areas near Nasiriyah, near Tikrit, near Fallujah and between Irbil and Kirkuk... enhance airfields in Baghdad and Mosul..."

Bush Doublespeak/Newspeak: Enduring not permanent...? Well okay I see now... I trust this distinction, don't you?

...and more...


Sunday, February 03, 2008

they lied....a million died...

A study by two nonprofit journalism organizations found that President Bush and top administration officials issued hundreds of false statements about the national security threat from Iraq in the two years following the 2001 terrorist attacks.

The study concluded that the statements "were part of an orchestrated campaign that effectively galvanized public opinion and, in the process, led the nation to war under decidedly false pretenses."

The study was posted Tuesday on the Web site of the Center for Public Integrity, which worked with the Fund for Independence in Journalism.

The study counted 935 false statements in the two-year period. It found that in speeches, briefings, interviews and other venues, Bush and administration officials stated unequivocally on at least 532 occasions that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction or was trying to produce or obtain them or had links to al-Qaida or both.

"It is now beyond dispute that Iraq did not possess any weapons of mass destruction or have meaningful ties to al-Qaida," according to Charles Lewis and Mark Reading-Smith of the Fund for Independence in Journalism staff members, writing an overview of the study. "In short, the Bush administration led the nation to war on the basis of erroneous information that it methodically propagated and that culminated in military action against Iraq on March 19, 2003."

Named in the study along with Bush were top officials of the administration during the period studied: Secretary of State Colin Powell, Vice President Dick Cheney, national security adviser Condoleezza Rice, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz and White House press secretaries Ari Fleischer and Scott McClellan.

Bush led with 259 false statements, 231 about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and 28 about Iraq's links to al-Qaida, the study found. That was second only to Powell's 244 false statements about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and 10 about Iraq and al-Qaida.


peAce, a better choice than lies...

...we are the ones we have been waiting for...

Maria Shriver endorses Barack Obama for President.

Many memorable quotes but this one is telling: "If Barack was a state, he would be California..." "I mean, think about it: diverse, open, smart, independent, bucks tradition, innovative, inspiring, dreamer, leader!" said Shriver, a member of America's foremost political dynasty.

From Barack's site: "In a dramatic moment at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion, California First Lady Maria Shriver just strode out onto a stage that had already seen its share of celebrities -- Oprah Winfrey and Stevie Wonder among them -- and announced that she was joining the Kennedy half of the family backing Barack Obama"

let us hope for PeAce...

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

...what is really going on here...

David Geoffrey Smith
International Forum on Education and Society,
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

On Enfraudening the Public Sphere, the Futility of Empire and the Future of Knowledge after 'America'

ABSTRACT This article examines various ways the current Bush Administration in the USA is conducting an information war to mask its larger imperial aims. The implications of this for public education and for the meaning of public knowledge are explored, particularly through Enrique Dussel's analysis of Euro-American modernity. The 'myth' of modernity has two faces, the surface face of 'emancipative reason' and the historically silenced underside face of 'sacrificial reason.' Understanding the continuity between these is foundational for any new global ethic, and for the epistemic conditions of future human knowing.

Read this article, here...



Monday, January 07, 2008

...test your word skills, feed the hungry...

Here is an interesting way to make a difference where everyone can participate.

Play a word game and get a right answer... rice will be donated to the hungry!

This novel approach to leveraging the power of the internet is organized by the World Food Program of the United Nations. You can feed the hungry beginning now.

Just click here --> or on the logo above!


...some quotes from the press:

“What if just knowing what a word meant could help feed hungry people around the world? Well, at FreeRice it does . . . the totals have grown exponentially.”

- The Washington Post

“Web game provides rice for hungry . . . FreeRice went online in early October and has now raised 1 billion grains of rice [by November 9].”

- BBC News

“Addictive, yes. But . . . each correct answer results in the donation of rice to help feed the hungry around the globe. Perhaps that qualifies the game as a good addiction . . . one with redeeming qualities, something that’s, oh, didactic and edifying.”

- Kansas City Star

“People from all walks of life and from around the globe have written in to express their appreciation for the game . . . Secretaries admit to playing it during boring business meetings.”

- Christian Science Monitor

“Every grain of rice is essential in the fight against hunger . . . FreeRice really hits home how the Web can be harnessed to raise awareness and funds for the world’s number one emergency.”

- UN World Food Program

“A teacher of fourth and fifth graders on the Yurok Indian reservation in Klamath, CA, . . . emailed the WFP. ‘My students absolutely LOVE the free rice site. Almost daily they earn several thousand grains of rice!’ she wrote. ‘You cannot imagine the joy in my heart when I look out and see 25 kids doing vocabulary work and enjoying it.’”

- School Library Journal

“The Web site offers a greater gift, the gift of awareness about world hunger.”

- NPR National Public Radio is an international, viral sensation. Folks from Thailand to Germany and India are just as enthusiastic . . . improving thousands of lives, all with a simple, collective, click of a mouse.”

- CBS Evening News

...please, help the hungry...


Thursday, January 03, 2008

Blogger Detained in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- Saudi authorities have detained a popular blogger for violating the kingdom's laws, a senior Interior Ministry official said Tuesday. It was the first known arrest of a Saudi online critic.

...from blog of Fouad Ahmed al-Farhan, a leading Saudi blogger who has been held without charge since early December 2007:"We believe al-Farhan is being held for comments published on his Web site, On December 10, Saudi security agents detained al-Farhan at the Jeddah office of the IT company he owns. Security agents later visited his home and confiscated his laptop."

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Saudi Arabia is one of U.S. most significant allies in the middle east.


Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Problems at polls permeate U.S. political process

From Florida in 2000 to Ohio in 2004 and Louisiana in 2007, problems at the polls permeate American politics. Some are caused by technology, others by dirty tricks, others by human error. Many are caused by voter registration systems that are being computerized but remain dependent on the actions of applicants, bureaucrats, even postal workers.

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