Friday, February 19, 2010

Just An Earth-Bound Misfit, I: Justice is a Foreign Concept

Just An Earth-Bound Misfit, I: Justice is a Foreign Concept: "This makes absolutely no sense at all. Sometimes the law is an ass. And so are the people who hide behind the shield of the law to perpetrate an unjust act. The people at ICE who are involved in this should be drinking themselves into a stupor each night so that they don't have to contemplate the evil that they are doing."

OpEdNews - Article: Wake up America: The Looming Threat of Terrorists in Small Planes...and Cars

OpEdNews - Article: Wake up America: The Looming Threat of Terrorists in Small Planes...and Cars: "Now don't get me wrong. I'm not in favor of going overboard here. I'm certainly not suggesting that we start doing something draconian or unconstitutional like limiting gun sales, or preventing people from buying machine guns or bazookas or anything like that. That would be unAmerican. But we do need to crack down on the ability of terrorists, foreign or domestic, to get ahold of moving vehicles--airborne or ground-based--which in the wrong hands could be used to threaten Americans with mayhem."

OpEdNews - Article: Social Security Will Fall To Obama Before The Taliban Do

OpEdNews - Article: Social Security Will Fall To Obama Before The Taliban Do: "Social Security is funded with an earmarked tax. People pay for Social Security and Medicare all their working lives. It is a pay-as-you-go system in which the taxes paid by those working fund those who are retired."

Senate panel approves Bible literacy bill : Bluegrass Politics

Senate panel approves Bible literacy bill : Bluegrass Politics

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Canada strikes back-Salon.com

Winter Olympics 2010 - Salon.comIn the wake of Olympics criticism, letter writers from the gentle north roar to their country's defense.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

t r u t h o u t | Cheney Admits to War Crimes, Media Yawns, Obama Turns the Other Cheek

t r u t h o u t | Cheney Admits to War Crimes, Media Yawns, Obama Turns the Other Cheek: "However, instead of living up to that treaty commitment, the Obama administration has time and again resisted calls for government investigations and has gone to court to block lawsuits that demand release of torture evidence or seek civil penalties against officials implicated in the torture."

Monday, February 15, 2010

OpEdNews - Article: Can We Handle the Truth?

OpEdNews - Article: Can We Handle the Truth?: "Not a single baby brought to this earth comes into it hating another human being. Infants don't look at each other and makes snap judgments based on skin color, religious preference, sexual orientation, economic status or political belief. We have systems in place to change all that. They are called parents. And houses of worship. And governments."

Sunday, February 14, 2010

US media omission: Iran calls for global nuclear disarmament | Raw Story

US media omission: Iran calls for global nuclear disarmament | Raw Story: "The American public has not been informed by the US news media about highly newsworthy statements made by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Friday February 12."

Anti-whaling activists face trial in Japan | World news | guardian.co.uk

Anti-whaling activists face trial in Japan | World news | guardian.co.uk

Reporters Sans Frontières

Reporters Sans Frontières: "“Six marines come up and surrounded me,” Cardichon told us. “Then they took my camera in my opened work bag and left with it. An hour later, one of them came back and photographed me. Then he returned my camera to me. I saw that the soldiers had erased some of the photos.”"