Disloyal Opposition: Border guards rough up another Canadian: "Moments later, the couple were in handcuffs, with American officials insisting that they'd been threatened and assaulted. Fortunately, the Canadian man -- identified only as 'qtronman' on YouTube -- had recorded the incident, and he later uploaded the recording, so we know the border agents are lying."
Saturday, May 8, 2010
US soldier in WikiLeaks massacre video: “I relive this every day”: "Yes. Our rules of engagement were changing on an almost daily basis. But we had a pretty gung-ho commander, who decided that because we were getting hit by IEDs a lot, there would be a new battalion SOP [standard operating procedure].He goes, “If someone in your line gets hit with an IED, 360 rotational fire. You kill every motherfucker on the street.” Myself and Josh and a lot of other soldiers were just sitting there looking at each other like, “Are you kidding me? You want us to kill women and children on the street?”"
Friday, May 7, 2010
OpEdNews - Article: Electricity for Venezuela - The Arrival: "The Venezuelans have it even tougher. If they are to do business internationally, they need dollars. No one will accept the Bolivar thanks to the IMF. So they have to spend another 50% above and beyond the official rate in order to have dollars to use internationally. The burden imposed by the IMF is huge and is never reported in American propaganda news."
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Cops Shoot Child’s Dog 7 Times After Finding Marijuana In Family Home « SpeakEasy: "So smoking pot = “child endangerment.” Storming a home with guns, then firing bullets into the family pets as a child looks on = necessary police procedures to ensure everyone’s safety." The video below is horrific and the implications are disturbing.
Monday, May 3, 2010
Chris Hedges: No One Cares - Chris Hedges' Columns - Truthdig: "Collective, suicidal inertia rolls us forward toward national insolvency and the collapse of empire. And we do not protest. The peace movement, despite the heroic efforts of a handful of groups such as Iraq Veterans Against the War, the Green Party and Code Pink, is dead. No one cares."
Demonizing Iran: US Media Continue Beating War Drums | CommonDreams.org: "Reading and watching American reporting on Iran reminds me of nothing so much as reading the Chinese state media about Taiwan when I was living in China. It's all pathetic nonsense, manufactured paranoia, and bluster. But at least the average Chinese citizen has enough sense to recognize that she or he is being fed a lot of propaganda. Americans, all too often, seem to ready to buy the garbage they hear and read about Iran. They may not be able to show you where on the globe Iran is, or tell you anything about the country other than perhaps that it is Muslim, but they will accept, uncritically, that it is our 'arch-enemy.'"
More than 50% of US Government Spending Goes to the Military: "When it comes to discretionary spending, Congress gives 58% to the military. Here are US budget charts for the years 2009 and 2010, according to the National Priorities Project (NPP):"
Obama's Threat to Launch a Nuclear Attack on Iran: "By now, most everybody knows that the (2003-) Bush-Cheney Iraq War was based on fiction [http://news.antiwar.com/2009/08/10/elbaradei-regrets-not-doing-more-to-stop-iraq-war/] and on deception [http://www.buzzflash.com/contributors/03/07/22_lies.html]. There was no such thing as “weapons of mass destruction” in Iraq, the rationale for an illegal attack against that country. And Bush II and his accomplices knew that. But incredibly, just as the Bush-Cheney administration did in order to launch a war against Iraq in 2003 by (falsely) alleging that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, the Obama-Biden administration, in 2010, is arguing for unilateral sanctions against Iran and even beating the drums of war against Iran, alleging that its program to enrich uranium and operate nuclear power plants is posing an existential threat to Israel, to Europe and to the United States."
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Robert Lanza, M.D.: Does Death Exist? New Theory Says 'No': "Death does not exist in a timeless, spaceless world. In the end, even Einstein admitted, 'Now Besso' (an old friend) 'has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us...know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.' Immortality doesn't mean a perpetual existence in time without end, but rather resides outside of time altogether."