Thursday, December 31, 2009

OpEdNews - Article: FIGHTING BACK: RIDDING CONGRESS OF THE WARMONGERS

OpEdNews - Article: FIGHTING BACK: RIDDING CONGRESS OF THE WARMONGERS: "Disgusted Americans who vote for politicians that talk peace yet, once elected, support wars, need to get active in between elections. Just voting every four years won't hack it."

OpEdNews - Article: Wishing Limbaugh Dead except for the Sarah Factor

OpEdNews - Article: Wishing Limbaugh Dead except for the Sarah Factor: "To my mind, he is a vile, evil scourge of humanity-- a maggot, a savage virus who has taken our culture down an ugly, hateful path, serving big corporations, hate, intolerance and regressive forces of darkness."

Monday, December 28, 2009

What Next For Flyers, Underwear Checks? by Ron Holland

What Next For Flyers, Underwear Checks? by Ron Holland: "So will underwear checks and anal scans be next for air travelers as the cozy, incestuous private security industry and government relationship grows ever more powerful and profitable for those involved"?

Thursday, December 17, 2009

President Hugo Chavez Lambasts Capitalism at COP15              : Information Clearing House -  ICH

President Hugo Chavez Lambasts Capitalism at COP15
: Information Clearing House - ICH
 "Video"

Venezuelan President’s Speech on Climate Change in Copenhagen | venezuelanalysis.com

Venezuelan President’s Speech on Climate Change in Copenhagen | venezuelanalysis.com

   “The Copenhagen climate summit was pretty much summed up in the high-level segment yesterday when [Australian climate minister] Penny Wong's speech was interrupted by whistles and chanting and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez got a standing ovation”, L

“The Copenhagen climate summit was pretty much summed up in
the high-level segment yesterday when [Australian climate minister] Penny Wong's
speech was interrupted by whistles and chanting and Venezuelan President Hugo
Chavez got a standing ovation”, L

Chuck Norris: Public health care would have killed Baby Jesus | Raw Story

Chuck Norris: Public health care would have killed Baby Jesus | Raw Story:

Hightower: Congress Ethics Rules Undermined by Weasels | | AlterNet

Hightower: Congress Ethics Rules Undermined by Weasels | | AlterNet

Friday, November 27, 2009

CBC News - British Columbia - U.S. journalist grilled at Canada border crossing

CBC News - British Columbia - U.S. journalist grilled at Canada border crossing: "Goodman says Canadian Border Services Agency officials ultimately allowed her to enter Canada but returned her passport with a document demanding she leave the country within 48 hours."

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Breaking the Australian Silence              : Information Clearing House -  ICH

Breaking the Australian Silence              : Information Clearing House -  ICH: "Since the second world war, the arsenal of freedom has overthrown 50 governments, including democracies, and crushed some 30 liberation movements. Millions of people all over the world have been driven out of their homes and subjected to crippling embargos. Bombing is as American as apple pie."

Truth, Human Dignity and the Goldstone Report   : Information Clearing House -  ICH

Truth, Human Dignity and the Goldstone Report   : Information Clearing House -  ICH: "Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today (November 04, 2009) made the following statement on the House Floor about H. Res 867, which condemns the ‘Goldstone Report’ or the Report of the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict:"

OpEdNews - Article: The Evil Empire

OpEdNews - Article: The Evil Empire: "Obama's credibility is shot. And so is that of Congress, assuming it ever had any. The US House of Representatives has just voted to show the entire world that the US House of Representatives is nothing but the servile, venal, puppet of the Israel Lobby"

JIMMY CARTER ON GOLDSTONE AND GAZA « Desertpeace

JIMMY CARTER ON GOLDSTONE AND GAZA « Desertpeace

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

OpEdNews - Article: Pentagon Dirty Bombers: Depleted Uranium in the USA

OpEdNews - Article: Pentagon Dirty Bombers: Depleted Uranium in the USA: "The Nuclear Regulator Commission is considering an application by the US Army for a permit to have depleted uranium at its Pohakuloa Training Area, a vast stretch of flat land in what's called the “saddle” between the sacred mountains of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea on Hawaii's Big Island, and at the Schofield Barracks on the island of Oahu".

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Rep: Grayson---Magic!!!!!!!

GRAYSON: I’d like to ask the gentleman from Georgia a few questions, and I’ll yield to him for the purpose of having answers to these questions. Does the gentleman from Georgia know what a bill of Attainder is?

BAXTER: The World's OLDEST End Of Life Therapy Dog Dies (VIDEO)

BAXTER: The World's OLDEST End Of Life Therapy Dog Dies (VIDEO): "Watch this beautiful tribute to an amazing animal below."

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Media Enabled Bush 1's Savage Attacks on Maddow and Olbermann, Yet Continue to Ignore Bush Family's Sordid Past | | AlterNet

Media Enabled Bush 1's Savage Attacks on Maddow and Olbermann, Yet Continue to Ignore Bush Family's Sordid Past | | AlterNet: "George HW Bush gets a free pass for attacks without evidence, meanwhile his CIA ties remain largely ignored and his son's lies about Iraq remain unprosecuted."

  Americans, Their Smiley-Face Facade, and Reality        : Information Clearing House - ICH

  Americans, Their Smiley-Face Facade, and Reality        : Information Clearing House - ICH: "Access to decent health care at a reasonable price is not a matter of individual effort. Neither is securing decent wages, pensions, safe working conditions or job security. Workers demanded those rights through collective action in the 20th century, and we are losing them now by taking an 'every man for himself' approach to work."

 UN Body Adopts Goldstone Report         : Information Clearing House - ICH

 UN Body Adopts Goldstone Report         : Information Clearing House - ICH: "As expected, the United States threw a protective arm around Israel and voted against the resolution, along with some members of the European Union (EU): Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands and Slovakia, as well as Ukraine."

Exclusive: U.S. Spies Buy Stake in Firm That Monitors Blogs, Tweets | Danger Room | Wired.com

Exclusive: U.S. Spies Buy Stake in Firm That Monitors Blogs, Tweets | Danger Room | Wired.com: "Visible crawls over half a million web 2.0 sites a day, scraping more than a million posts and conversations taking place on blogs, online forums, Flickr, YouTube, Twitter and Amazon. (It doesn’t touch closed social networks, like Facebook, at the moment.)"
"The pictures are too gruesome to show. The charred bodies lie under a makeshift shroud. Someone near the camera holds up an identity card - giving one corpse a name, a history, a dignity that's now been stolen".

U.S. Attacks Iran Via CIA-Funded Jundullah Terror Group

U.S. Attacks Iran Via CIA-Funded Jundullah Terror Group: "Critics say the U.S. government effectively attacked Iran Sunday after its proxy terror group Jundullah launched a suicide bomb attack against the Iranian Revolutionary Gueard"

Sunday, October 18, 2009

British High Court rejects U.S./British cover-up of torture evidence :: www.uruknet.info :: informazione dall'Iraq occupato :: news from occupied Iraq :: [vs-1]

British High Court rejects U.S./British cover-up of torture evidence :: www.uruknet.info :: informazione dall'Iraq occupato :: news from occupied Iraq :: [vs-1]: "The 25 lines edited out of the court papers contained details of how Mr Mohamed's genitals were sliced with a scalpel and other torture methods so extreme that waterboarding, the controversial technique of simulated drowning, 'is very far down the list of things they did,' the official said."

OpEdNews - Article: Wake Up US Government: Go for the GOLD and Walk with the Wind!

OpEdNews - Article: Wake Up US Government: Go for the GOLD and Walk with the Wind!: "The 23 days of Israel's attack on the people of Gaza was fueled by US-supplied weapons paid for with US tax dollars. We the people who pay taxes in the USA provide $30 billion annually to Israel which has consistently misused U.S. weapons in violation of America's Arms Export Control and Foreign Assistance Acts."

   Fidel Castro: A Nobel Prize for Evo Morales       : Information Clearing House - ICH

   Fidel Castro: A Nobel Prize for Evo Morales       : Information Clearing House - ICH: "It provides free healthcare to millions of people who had never had it before. It is one of the seven countries in the world with the largest reduction of infant mortality rate in the last five years and with a real possibility to meet the Millennium Goals before the year 2015, with a similar accomplishment regarding maternal deaths. It has conducted eye surgery on 454,161 persons, 75,974 of them Brazilians, Argentineans, Peruvians and Paraguayans."

Lizz Winstead Gives Ed Schultz a Hard Time for "Showing the Jiffy Pop Thing" | Video Cafe

Lizz Winstead Gives Ed Schultz a Hard Time for "Showing the Jiffy Pop Thing" | Video Cafe

OpEdNews - Article: The Rich Have Stolen The Economy

OpEdNews - Article: The Rich Have Stolen The Economy: "The political system is unresponsive to the American people. It is monopolized by a few powerful interest groups that control campaign contributions. Interest groups have exercised their power to monopolize the economy for the benefit of themselves, the American people be damned."

Saturday, October 17, 2009

OpEdNews - Article: Balloon Boy: Is Mainstream Media Purposely Distracting Us?

OpEdNews - Article: Balloon Boy: Is Mainstream Media Purposely Distracting Us?: "With the continuous reporting devoted to this complete non-story, viewers would never know our country was in the midst of two wars and a series of economic and environmental catastrophes." "The result of this virtual information blackout has been disastrous. It is one of the biggest threats to what little remains of our democracy, and is largely responsible for why our once-great country has lost its way."

OpEdNews - Article: How Fox News Became Vox Populi

OpEdNews - Article: How Fox News Became Vox Populi: "I do, however, find the recent shift in programming an interesting lens into how the corporate agenda adjusts to a shift in political power."

Protesters hijack Olmert speech as UN body endorses war crimes report | Raw Story

Protesters hijack Olmert speech as UN body endorses war crimes report | Raw Story: "France and Brittan, however, abstained from the vote. Twenty-five other nations, including China, Russia, Egypt and Saudi Arabia, voted to endorse the report."

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Louisiana magistrate denies marriage license to interracial couple | Raw Story

Louisiana magistrate denies marriage license to interracial couple | Raw Story See the comments.

Chomsky Book Banned From Guantanamo « The Washington Independent

Chomsky Book Banned From Guantanamo « The Washington Independent: Comments:"I particularly like the benevolent intent of screening the prisoners from 'works that portray excessive graphic violence and sexual dysfunctions'... Heaven forfend that people who had been waterboarded by sexually-deviant psychopaths (pretending to smear menstrual blood on your face? That's 'normal'?), should be exposed to such imagery..."

Finland makes broadband access a legal right | Technology | guardian.co.uk

Finland makes broadband access a legal right | Technology | guardian.co.uk It will never happen in this country!!!!!!!!!!

7-Eleven targeted for selling ‘Simpsons porn’ | Raw Story

7-Eleven targeted for selling ‘Simpsons porn’ | Raw Story More Taliban actions?

North Carolina church to burn ‘Satan’s books,’ including works of Mother Teresa | Raw Story

North Carolina church to burn ‘Satan’s books,’ including works of Mother Teresa | Raw StoryChristian Taliban at it again.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Does the Vaccine Matter? - The Atlantic (November 2009)

Does the Vaccine Matter? - The Atlantic (November 2009): "Influenza causes only a small minority of all deaths in the U.S., even among senior citizens, and even after adding in the deaths to which flu might have contributed indirectly."

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Mike's Blog #1: 'Pilots on Food Stamps' | MichaelMoore.com

Mike's Blog #1: 'Pilots on Food Stamps' | MichaelMoore.comHe then showed me his pay stub. He took home $405 this week. My life was completely and totally in his hands for the past hour and he's paid less than the kid who delivers my pizza.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Grayson: GOP wishes there were Nobel prize for ‘fear, hatred, racism’ | Raw Story

Grayson: GOP wishes there were Nobel prize for ‘fear, hatred, racism’ | Raw Story: "'They understand that if Barack Obama were somehow able to cure hunger in the world, the Republicans would blame him for overpopulation,' Grayson continued. 'They understand that if Barack Obama were to somehow bring about world peace, they would blame him for destroying the defense industry. In fact they understand that if Barack Obama had a BLT for lunch tomorrow, they would try to ban bacon.'"

Why Conservatives Are Really Afraid of a Black President | | AlterNet

Why Conservatives Are Really Afraid of a Black President | | AlterNet: "In the process, Obama has transformed such opponents into the racial other, an uneducated and uncultured blob of white (and largely Southern) backwardness that is beyond the pale of social redemption or acculturation. Wilson and the remaining Sons of Confederate Veterans have, in effect, become this 'black man's burden.'"

Friday, October 9, 2009

Money as Debt Part 1of 5(very enlightening)

The Field: Surveillance Camera Footage of Honduras Coup Invasion of Channel 36

The Field: Surveillance Camera Footage of Honduras Coup Invasion of Channel 36It should be added that this kind of jackbooted censorship is endorsed and defended by the US public relations firm of "Chlopak, Leonard, Schechter & Associates on behalf of the Office of the President of the Republic of Honduras," and Washington DC lobbyist Lanny Davis, enemies of press freedom, all. So next time any of those goons in suits and ties try to spin a story angle on you, kind journalists, remember to ask them about the invasion and censorship of Channel 36, in which they, too, are complicit.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Gore Vidal's United States of fury - Americas, World - The Independent

Gore Vidal's United States of fury - Americas, World - The Independent: "Is there any hope? 'Every sign I see is doom. But then people say' – he adopts a whiny, nasal voice – ''Oh Mr Vidal, you're so negative, can't you say something nice about America? It's a wonderful country, everybody wants to live here.' Oh yes? When was the last time you saw a Norwegian with a green card who wanted to come here because of the health service? I'll pay you if you can find one.'"

OpEdNews - Article: Duty to Warn: Diet Coke is Poison

OpEdNews - Article: Duty to Warn: Diet Coke is Poison: "n 1981 the Reagan FDA approved aspartame in dry food and in 1983 aspartame was approved for use in soda pop. In 1985 Rumsfeld's Searle was acquired by Monsanto, making Rumsfeld rich and Searle Pharmaceuticals and The NutraSweet
Company separate subsidiaries! And the rest, as they say, is history."

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Joe Bageant: A Rambling Reply to Robert

Joe Bageant: A Rambling Reply to Robert: "Most of history is indeed an agreed upon lie, either by consensus of an unenlightened people, or through perpetuation by larger ongoing forces in power at the moment. So I think it's always best to doubt the history that is most readily available to you. It's available for a reason. Maybe even discard history altogether in making current decisions, because history truly does not repeat itself much anymore, if it ever did. We live in our own specific and unique moment, but choose to believe there is precedent so as not to feel so adrift, or to delude ourselves that every previous act and action was destined to deliver us unto what we presently are."

Saturday, October 3, 2009

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OpEdNews - Article: The Mean Country

OpEdNews - Article: The Mean CountryWhat is truly sad is how these people tend to view crime. They worry about the homeless man who might steal their purse but don't give a thought to the corporate executives who might steal their pension. They want all drug abusers locked away in prison because they are beyond saving. Then they listen to and watch talk show hosts with long and chronic histories of drug abuse and bob their heads, agreeing in unison.

Friday, October 2, 2009

OpEdNews - Article: Reviewing Project Censored's Latest Top 25 Censored Stories

OpEdNews - Article: Reviewing Project Censored's Latest Top 25 Censored Stories

8 Reasons You Should Stop Drinking Milk Now | | AlterNet

8 Reasons You Should Stop Drinking Milk Now | | AlterNet: "'The 9 million cows living on dairy farms in the United States spend most of their lives in large sheds or on feces-caked mud lots, where disease is rampant. Cows raised for their milk are repeatedly impregnated. Their babies are taken away so that humans can drink the milk intended for the calves. When their exhausted bodies can no longer provide enough milk, they are sent to slaughter and ground up for hamburgers.'"

Joe Bageant: Americans have become weak and fearful things

Joe Bageant: Americans have become weak and fearful things: "But a guy gets tired of learning the same old lesson year after year, decade after decade. The lesson being that Americans have become weak and fearful things. Ignorant of any sort of real self agency in shaping their country's government.They embrace the notion of 'working within the system.' Then too, the consequences for doing otherwise are dire. Our corpo-government crime syndicate makes that very clear. In a mob neighborhood, everyone is afraid."

Al Jazeera Special Covers Advance of Fundamentalism in US Military | PEEK | AlterNet

Al Jazeera Special Covers Advance of Fundamentalism in US Military | PEEK | AlterNet

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Gore Vidal: ‘We’ll have a dictatorship soon in the US’ - Times Online

Gore Vidal: ‘We’ll have a dictatorship soon in the US’ - Times Online: "Instead, America has “no intellectual class” and is “rotting away at a funereal pace. We’ll have a military dictatorship fairly soon, on the basis that nobody else can hold everything together. Obama would have been better off focusing on educating the American people. His problem is being over-educated. He doesn’t realise how dim-witted and ignorant his audience is. Benjamin Franklin said that the system would fail because of the corruption of the people and that happened under Bush.”"

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

OpEdNews - Article: America Is Led And Informed By Liars

OpEdNews - Article: America Is Led And Informed By Liars: "There you have it. The president of the United States and his European puppets are doing what they do best--lying through their teeth. The US “mainstream media” repeats the lies as if they were facts. The US “media” is again making itself an accomplice to wars based on fabrications. Apparently, the media's main interest is to please the US government and hopefully obtain a taxpayer bailout of its failing print operations."

Joe Bageant: The Entertainment Value of Snuffing Grandma

Joe Bageant: The Entertainment Value of Snuffing Grandma

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Iranian President Ahmadinejad Booted from Essex House, Third New York Hotel - ABC News

Iranian President Ahmadinejad Booted from Essex House, Third New York Hotel - ABC News The UN headquarters should be relocated to a more civilized and hospitable country.

Obama comes to aid of Israel over UN war crimes charges :: www.uruknet.info :: informazione dall'Iraq occupato :: news from occupied Iraq :: [vs-1]

Obama comes to aid of Israel over UN war crimes charges :: www.uruknet.info :: informazione dall'Iraq occupato :: news from occupied Iraq :: [vs-1]: "Israel launched a massive 22-day offensive against an unprotected population. It faced almost no opposition in Gaza as evidenced by the huge disparity in casualties. On the Palestinian side, 1,400 people—the majority of them civilians, including 400 women and children—were killed, at least 5,000 people injured, and 21,000 homes destroyed as well as much of the vital infrastructure. On the Israeli side, 13 people died, and several of these were the result of 'friendly fire.'"

OpEdNews - Article: More Lies, More Deception

OpEdNews - Article: More Lies, More Deception: "This is “freedom and democracy” at work. The leaders of the G-20 countries, which account for 85% of the world's income, cannot meet in an American city without 12,000 cops outfitted like the emperor's storm troopers in Star Wars. And the US government complains about Iran."

Scahill: ‘Spineless’ Congress stands up to activists, not criminal contractors | Raw Story

Scahill: ‘Spineless’ Congress stands up to activists, not criminal contractors | Raw Story

Darwin biopic Creation finally secures US distributor | Film | guardian.co.uk

Darwin biopic Creation finally secures US distributor | Film | guardian.co.uk: "Jeremy Thomas, the producer, declared earlier in the year that it was 'unbelievable' that the movie did not have a US distributor. 'There's still a great belief that He made the world in six days,' he said. 'It's quite difficult for we in the UK to imagine religion in America. We live in a country which is no longer so religious. But in the US, outside of New York and LA, religion rules.'"

Colombian hitman: 2,500 paramilitary in Venezuela with goal of ‘taking down’ Chavez | Raw Story

Colombian hitman: 2,500 paramilitary in Venezuela with goal of ‘taking down’ Chavez | Raw Story

Surprise! Surprise! The US media is not reporting this story.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

OpEdNews - Article: How the dolphins being massacred in Taiji Cove to satisfy demand for meat are poisoning the Japanese who eat them

OpEdNews - Article: How the dolphins being massacred in Taiji Cove to satisfy demand for meat are poisoning the Japanese who eat them

An Open Letter to the Republican Party-Sam Mossler

An Open Letter to the Republican Party
Sam Mossler

Dear Republican Party,

Sometimes when I am trying very hard to make a point and I feel that is is being missed I will, being human, go to great lengths to insure that my point is made. Often, in going to these great lengths I ultimately lose sight of the point I was trying to make and am focused instead on being sure that it is noted that I am making a point. Acknowledging that this is a common propensity ‘mongst mouth-breathers I am almost moved to forgive you for the last nine months. I, unlike many, relish the opportunity to forgive. I savor the forgiveness process. It would be far more comfortable for me, being who I am, to say:

“Well, they have a right to disagree. The dissonant cacophony of differing views is, as it always has been, the stirring composition played by our proud American orchestra for the last two hundred and thirty three years. These Republicans, who have always entranced me with their endlessly complex moral paradoxes, like pushing to have their Judeo-Christian symbology included in public works but failing to absorb the message of the sermon on the mount, may hold views that I find both confusing and objectionable. But, dagnammit, it is their right. And I enjoy a healthy debate, so God love ‘em. And, hey, we all have the same desired outcome in mind, despite our different theories regarding how to reach it, right? Right? I mean, ultimately we, republican, democrat, and otherwise, only seek to continue building a civilization that is more enlightened and closer to our conception of God than the civilizations that have come before us. So God love the Republican and his Free Market Poop on Your Neighbor But Praise Jesus approach to social evolution. It may not be a logical plan, or one that I agree with but thank you for your input. I love you.”

This, in so many words, was the mantra that has gotten me through to this point. It has allowed a love, sometimes conflicted but always sincere, for my conservative countrymen. And it has felt very good, this love, and has allowed to me to feel like a citizen of my own country for good or for better. But, Republicans, I feel that I have not been afforded the same respect. That, in fact, is putting it very lightly. Where you used to calmly illustrate your objections to social programs and produce charts that show how gdp's thrive when the market is bullish or bearish or what-have-you, suggest that our quaint leftist notions were naive and unrealistic, and chuckle over lunch at our idealistic foibles, you now have taken far more malevolent tacts. You have offered the American people a series of enormously flawed public figures and when we failed to glom onto your ham handed, under read, under educated, under curious, under everything deer hunters, dense pundits, flim flam men, and former CEOs ...when we rejected them you proceeded to damage, maliciously, a beautiful momentum. Something that, for a change, seemed pure and reasonable. Something that might have allowed us to rise above China and India, close on our heels, and show them that American right-wiseness wins out over the exploitation of a country's most vital national resource:people. But, failing to muster any honest data to counter this momentum and failing to produce any non-troglodyte to champion your ambiguous cause, you have created a topsy turvy world wherein suddenly altruism is socialism, ambition, when not profitable, is unpatriotic aggression, beauty is ugly, god is dead, and Obama is Hitler.

You are responsible, Republican party, though you may claim to be merely an old man behind a curtain. You are responsible for smothering our soul, for stifling our progress, delimiting human evolution, and cock blocking democracy. There is no forgiving you. Because you have moved from being ideological adversaries to destructive, malicious, mean spirited assholes. You have taken a collective national commitment to progress and sent it right off a cliff with empty promises of some goddamn tea party. And you've duped the dumbest twenty percent of America into thinking that they are fighting for a brighter tomorrow when, in reality, they are fighting to remain in shackles, sick, fat, and stupid, just as, it seems, you would like them to be. And sadly, twenty percent seems to be enough because dumb people yell the loudest. 


So, Republican Party, as you have abandoned the guidelines of polite debate and constructed a club house from discarded outhouses. As you have completely dismissed any urge for honesty or sincere investigation or reading or thinking or considering. As you have shrunken your vocabulary to that of a WWF announcer. As you have ended any intellectual curiosity I had about your views or any delusions I had that you are in possession of any measure of humanity whatsoever. As your brainless, brainwashed identity has become too submerged in the muck of pure idiocy to even bother debating you anymore, I heretofore cast you off to the frozen foods aisle of the Super Wal-Mart in my mind. You are dead to me. Fuck off.

Yours Truly,

Sam Mossler

When Will This White House Learn You Cannot Negotiate With Terrorists? - Jack & Jill Politics

When Will This White House Learn You Cannot Negotiate With Terrorists? - Jack & Jill Politics

Sunday, August 23, 2009

A favourite quote

It's better to remain silent and be thought the fool than to speak and remove all doubt- Samuel Johnson

Notable Quotes

"A hundred years from now, it will not matter the sort of house I lived in, what my bank account was, or the car I drove....but the world may be different because I was important in the life of the animals and the creatures on this earth." -Unknown

“I am not even an atheist so much as an antitheist; I not only maintain that all religions are versions of the same untruth, but I hold that the influence of churches and the effect of religious belief, is positively harmful. Reviewing the false claims of religion I do not wish, as some sentimental materialists affect to wish, that they were true. I do not envy believers their faith. I am relieved to think that the whole story is a sinister fairy tale; life would be miserable if what the faithful affirmed was actually true.... There may be people who wish to live their lives under cradle-to-grave divine supervision, a permanent surveillance and monitoring. But I cannot imagine anything more horrible or grotesque.”
Christopher Hitchens



"Who among us can be happy and proud of having all this innocent blood on our hands? Who are these swine? These flag-sucking half-wits who get fleeced and fooled by stupid little rich kids like George Bush? They are the same ones who wanted to have Muhammad Ali locked up for refusing to kill gooks. They speak for all that is cruel and stupid and vicious in the American character. They are the racists and hate mongers among us; they are the Ku Klux Klan. I piss down the throats of these Nazis. And I am too old to worry about whether they like it or not. Fuck them."- Hunter S. Thompson

"Think about how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of 'em are stupider than that."--George Carlin

"I look at it this way... For centuries now, man has done everything he can to destroy, defile, and interfere with nature: clear-cutting forests, strip-mining mountains, poisoning the atmosphere, over-fishing the oceans, polluting the rivers and lakes, destroying wetlands and aquifers... so when nature strikes back, and smacks him on the head and kicks him in the nuts, I enjoy that. I have absolutely no sympathy for human beings whatsoever. None. And no matter what kind of problem humans are facing, whether it's natural or man-made, I always hope it gets worse."--George Carlin

"Recent history has repeatedly proven that nothing said by Washington and its officials should be accepted at face value. No other government in the world has been implicated in so many egregious lies as the United States."
-- Bill Van Auken

"
The unwilling, led by the unqualified, doing the unnecessary for the indifferent and the ungrateful." -Anonymous Grafitti

"Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that numbers of people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of the leaders of their government and have gone to war, and millions have been killed because of this obedience. Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves, and all the while the grand thieves are running and robbing the country. That's our problem.": -Howard Zinn

"If 50 million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing." -Anatole France

"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress."- Frederick Douglas
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"Try and penetrate with our limited means the secrets of nature and you will find that, behind all the discernible laws and connections, there remains something subtle, intangible and inexplicable. Veneration for this force beyond anything that we can comprehend is my religion. To that extent, in fact, I am religious."- Albert Einstein

"Only two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity. And I'm not sure about the universe." -Albert Einstein

“Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” -James Baldwin

“Accumulation of wealth at one pole is at the same time accumulation of misery, agony of toil, slavery, ignorance, brutality, mental degradation, at the opposite pole,”- Marx

“I heard too many lies spewed out by Ronald Reagan and the State Department to justify these killings. And by the time I was in Gaza, looking at the twisted limbs of dead women and children and listening to Israeli and U.S. officials describe an Israeli airstrike as a “surgical” hit on Islamic militants, it was over. I knew the dark heart of America.

I knew who we were, what we did, what we actually stood for and the terrifying and willful innocence that permits most Americans to think of themselves as good and virtuous when they are, in reality, members of an efficient race of killers and ruthless profiteers.”-Chris Hedges. American Journalist and Pulitzer Prize Winner.



"Tis better to remain silent and be thought the fool than to speak and remove all doubt".-Johnson, Lincoln, Twain????

"He who can lead you to believe an absurdity can lead you to commit an atrocity." -Voltaire

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened."- Anatole France

“The animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours, they move finished and complete, gifted with extension of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren; they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendor and travail of the earth.” ― Henry Beston

"The illusion of freedom [in America] will continue as long as it’s profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater." --Frank Zappa

"This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no religion in it." -- John Adams

"The victim of mind-manipulation does not know that he is a victim. To him, the walls of his prison are invisible, and he believes himself to be free."--Aldous Huxley

“An accumulation of wealth at one pole of society indicates an accumulation of misery and overwork at the other”. --Karl Marx

"Americans are the most entertained and least informed people in the world."- Neil Postman


"It is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring." - Carl Sagan

"I have as much authority as the pope, I just don't have as many people that believe it." -George Carlin

"The invisible and the non-existent look very much alike." --Huang Po

"Go where you may, search where you will, roam through all the monarchies and despotisms - of the Old World, travel through South America, search out every abuse, and when you have found the last, lay your facts by the side of the everyday practices of this nation, and you will say with me that, for revolting barbarity and shameless hypocrisy, America reigns without a rival. "- Frederick Douglass

"Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat, but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires."- John Steinbeck

"I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I'm a human being, first and foremost, and as such I'm for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole."- Malcolm X

"There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people."- Howard Zinn

"Have you ever wondered why Republicans are so interested in encouraging people to volunteer in their communities? It’s because volunteers work for no pay. Republicans have been trying to get people to work for no pay for a long time. ”
George Carlin

"Next time I tell you someone from Texas should not be president of the United States, please pay attention." -- Molly Ivins


"Prayer seems to me a cry of weakness, and an attempt to avoid, by trickery, the rules of the game as laid down. I do not choose to admit weakness. I accept the challenge of responsibility. Life, as it is, does not frighten me, since I have made my peace with the universe as I find it, and bow to its laws... It seems to me that organized creeds are collections of words around a wish. I feel no need for such. I know that nothing is destructible; things merely change forms. When the consciousness we know as life ceases, I know that I shall still be part and parcel of the world. I was a part before the sun rolled into shape and burst forth in the glory of change. I was, when the earth was hurled out from its fiery rim. I shall return with the earth to Father Sun, and still exist in substance when the sun has lost its fire, and disintegrated into infinity to perhaps become a part of the whirling rubble of space. Why fear? The stuff of my being is matter, ever changing, ever moving, but never lost; so what need of denominations and creeds to deny myself the comfort of all my fellow men?" - Zora Neale Hurston

"Do not fear the enemy, for your enemy can only take your life.It is far better that you fear the media, for they will steal your Honor. That awful power, the public opinion of a nation, is created in America by a horde of ignorant,self-complacent simpletons who failed at ditching and shoemaking and fetched up in journalism on their way to the poorhouse."-Mark Twain

"Although it is true that only about 20 percent of American workers are in unions, that 20 percent sets the standards across the board in salaries, benefits and working conditions. If you are making a decent salary in a non-union company, you owe that to the unions. One thing that corporations do not do is give out money out of the goodness of their hearts."-Molly Ivins

"The dumbing down of America is most evident in the slow decay of substantive content in the enormously influential media, the 30 second sound bites (now down to 10 seconds or less), lowest common denominator programming, credulous presentations on pseudoscience and superstition, but especially a kind of celebration of ignorance." - Carl Sagan