8.31.2007

Update [rev 1]: Jena 6 vs Racist Retards


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I will write an op-ed regarding this update later tonight. This rush to post is an effort to provide my readers with the absolute latest in this story. The following clip was gathered directly from the wire.

Aug. 31, 2007 – The superintendent of the central Louisiana school district – where six Black students were charged with beating a White schoolmate – says a t-shirt in support of the student is just too disruptive.

On Tuesday, nine students sported “Free the Jena 6” t-shirts at Jena High School, a racial hornets’ nest where nooses hung on a tree by White youths triggered the December 2006 fight that landed the Black students in jail. When school officials saw the shirts, they insisted that they had to go because they caused too much of an uproar.

Mychal Bell, another one of the teens, saw his charge reduced to aggravated battery, for which he was convicted; he now faces up to 22 years in prison. The other four teens are still awaiting trial on attempted murder and conspiracy charges.

La. school officials say the "Free Jena 6" t-shirts are too disruptive and must go.

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The school Superintendent also said, "The tee shirts are a threat to the order of the campus."

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8.29.2007

Hurricane Katrina; The Second Anniversary


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The government, in the words of Ray Nagin continues to think "small". Somehow, President George Bush claims,
"this city is getting better."

Tens of thousands of Katrina victims, now homeless, would contend with him.



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Bush is an Even Worse Comedian than President


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I brought this up to remind my readership how much GW appreciates your patriotism.

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Senator Larry Craig: The United Fake of the Week


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Correct me if I'm wrong but did little Larry just hit on Billy?



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8.27.2007

9/11 2007?


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911INSIDEJOB144
(click here for their Clipmarks feed) provided me with access the following notice.

To the American people, and to peace loving individuals everywhere:

Massive evidence has come to our attention which shows that the backers, controllers, and allies of Vice President Dick Cheney are determined to orchestrate and manufacture a new 9/11 terror incident, and/or a new Gulf of Tonkin war provocation over the coming weeks and months. Such events would be used by the Bush administration as a pretext for launching an aggressive war against Iran, quite possibly with nuclear weapons, and for imposing a regime of martial law here in the United States. We call on the House of Representatives to proceed immediately to the impeachment of Cheney, as an urgent measure for avoiding a wider and more catastrophic war. Once impeachment has begun, it will be easier for loyal and patriotic military officers to refuse illegal orders coming from the Cheney faction. We solemnly warn the people of the world that any terrorist attack with weapons of mass destruction taking place inside the United States or elsewhere in the immediate future must be considered the prima facie responsibility of the Cheney faction. We urge responsible political leaders everywhere to begin at once to inoculate the public opinion of their countries against such a threatened false flag terror operation.

(Signed) A Group of US Opposition Political Leaders Gathered in Protest at the Bush Compound in Kennebunkport, Maine, August 24-25, 2007

CYNTHIA MCKINNEY, FORMER US CONGRESSWOMAN, GEORGIA

CINDY SHEEHAN, CANDIDATE FOR US CONGRESS, CALIFORNIA

CRAIG HILL, CANDIDATE FOR US CONGRESS, VERMONT GREEN PARTY

BRUCE MARSHALL, CONVENOR, PHILADELPHIA PLATFORM

JAMILLA EL-SHAFEI, KENNEBUNK PEACE DEPARTMENT

WEBSTER G. TARPLEY, AUTHOR

ANN WRIGHT, COLONEL US ARMY RESERVE, FORMER US DIPLOMAT

DR. DAHLIA WASFI, WWW.LIBERATETHIS.COM

GEORGE PAZ MARTIN

JOHN KAMINSKI, PRESIDENT MAINE LAWYERS FOR DEMOCRACY

My Disclaimer

I do not currently endorse the above letter. However, the subject matter is so important that it is my duty to report and criticize it. The use of terms such as "massive evidence" and "Cheney faction cause us to ask critical questions.

  1. What "massive evidence"?
  2. Where did this evidence originate from?
    1. This question is not to suggest that the signers lack credibility. Of course the former congresswoman is well connected and the remainder of signatories listed at the end of this letter aren't exactly Joe Blows either. Nevertheless, we must ask criticizing questions.
  3. Who are the members of the "Cheney faction"?

To those of you who think Cynthia is a moron she was correct about:

  • Opposing the Afghanistan and Iraq invasion (from the beginning)
  • Impeaching Bush and Cheney

As I said, I do not fully endorse this memo yet. However, we must understand that at least certain aspects of it are plausible. The Bush administration has proven itself to be an extremely deceitful group of gangsters. For example:

With that said, be sober and vigilant as there do exist traitors in high places among us.

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Immigration Hodge-podge


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“While Congress has criminalized the illegal entry into this country, it has not made the continued presence of an illegal alien in the United States a crime unless the illegal alien has previously been deported and has again entered the country illegally,”

Appeals Court Judge Patrick McAnany wrote in the unanimous opinion.


fence

SAN DIEGO - Nearly a year after Congress passed legislation calling for the construction of 700 miles of new fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border, about 15 miles have been built, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

Bush signed the Secure Fence Act last autumn in hopes that bolstered enforcement would lead the then-Republican-led Congress to pass a broader immigration overhaul.

The plan calls for much of the fencing to be built by the National Guard. But with the administration reducing the number of guard troops on the border by half, to 3,000, by October, labor could be in short supply.



In Response to the final thought expressed in the video above:

I must correct Hernandez on one point. This, America, is a "conquered occupied nation". Whether the Spaniards, French, and other European gangs stole parts of "the new world" from Mexico or not is beside the point. What is certain is that natives resided here for at least centuries when all of a sudden the European gangs, later to be called Americans, gave them smallpox, killed their livestock, filled them with gunpowder, and stole their property.

I mentioned the "new world". Anytime anyone anywhere, especially in a book, uses that term they are slapping my native brothers and sisters square in the face. That presumptuous, arrogant, dishonest assertion marginalizes the legitimacy of "Indian" society, government, and language. This term is evidence of America's pathological behavior towards native people.

The term "new world" asserts that the natives never existed. Or that their existence is not worth mentioning. You may as well pull a George Washington and call them "savages".

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8.26.2007

Mike Vick, Dog Fighting, and Deer Hunting


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UPDATE: Please read my response to Chaplain Nancy Cronk's important comment below.

Hey Nancy, would you mind telling Dick—head of all fowl slayers—Cheney to stop shooting birds for sport? My lawyer will accompany you and threaten to lock him up for five years if he continues to open fire (wink, wink).


It appears that U.S. government hypocrisy has reared its ugly head again. Freedom of religion (as long as you were a white "Christian"). Freedom of the press (unless you print inconvenient truths). Now this.

The fact is, either killing animals is wrong or it's not. Then, either torturing animals is wrong, like the birds VP Dick Cheney fires at for sport, or it's not.

It is hypocritical to charge, "no dog fighting!" (BTW, people are rarely punished for dog fighting but strangely, Vick was. Winning in court isn't all (only) about the Benjamin's after all.) but allow the VP (Dick Chaney) to hunt ducks.

You cannot allow the torture of humans via "extraordinary renditions" in black sites but disallow the torture of pit bulls to be punishable by fine and imprisonment.

Post your comments at the end of the post.

Stephon Marbury's comments on the Michael Vick case :

“I think we don’t say anything about people who shoot deer or shoot other animals. You know, from what I understand, dogfighting is a sport. It’s just behind closed doors. I think it’s tough that we build up Michael Vick and then we break him down. I think he’s one of the superb athletes and he’s a good human being. I think he fell into a bad situation.”
I can walk into any forest right now with a high powered rifle and shoot whatever I please but I can’t take 2 dogs that I own, that are my possessions and let them fight in my own house?
The vice-president blew a man’s face off hunting a bird that barely exists and no one said peep about it but you can’t train 2 filthy dogs to fight?

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8.25.2007

New Low Cost Solar Computer in Uganda


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"A UK non profit social enterprise known as Inveneo Inc, whose vision is to connect villages around the world, has launched a low cost solar/battery powered computer onto the Ugandan market. Congratulations to the management of Inveneo Inc and the people of Uganda. It is my hope that the activities of Inveneo will spread to other African countries:)"


The fact that this is not going to happen will come as no surprise to those familiar with African politics. Therefore, I will only illuminate one reason why this will not happen.

100% of all of the wealth, resources, and land in the continent of Africa continues to be controlled by Europeans who do not have the people's interests at heart. Most villages in most countries in Africa are far too poor to afford a $1000 computer. They're trying to rummage up $1 dollar for food instead.

Speaking of which, why is there no major grocer implementing the same strategy alleged in this article? I am a community coordinator in Oakland, Ca U.S.A. I can't even get decent TEXT BOOKS in my U.S. city's Public schools! Do not believe for a moment that big business, government, or "non profit" social enterprises are genuinely attempting to assist with the computer literacy in African nations. That's just stupid.

BTW,That was not an opinion; that is an unmitigated fact.

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Predicting (but not preventing) Katrina-esque Catastrophism


Ivor and his team sought desperately—to have their warnings heeded by government officials. Nobody listened.

"A slow-moving Category 3 hurricane or larger will flood the city. There will be between 17 and 20 feet of standing water, and New Orleans as we now know it will no longer exist."

—Ivor van Heerden, October 29, 2004

"At, literally, the snap of the President's finger, we can spend $40 billion in Iraq. If we can start rebuilding their infrastructure immediately, we can do the same thing back home. ...we could spend the $16-20 billion that's needed to save New Orleans. All it takes is the will to do it."

—Ivor van Heerden, October 29, 2004
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Ivor van Heerden, a hurricane expert at Louisiana State University
Since 2001, he and colleagues have been generating computer
models of how a major storm could inundate the region in and around New Orleans.

Before the Flood


Interview conducted October 29, 2004


NOVA: If this region—New Orleans, the wetlands, and all—were
a patient in the hospital, how would you describe them? At what stage are they?


VAN HEERDEN: Close to death.

NOVA: Walk me through the worst-case scenario—if a hurricane hits
New Orleans.
a slow-moving Category 3 passing
west of the city

Within the city you have about 300,000 people who haven't left. There are about
57,000 families in New Orleans that don't own a motor vehicle. They can't get
out. There are numerous homeless folk who can't get out.
this is definitely something that requires the full
resources of the U.S. government.
the snap of the
President's finger, we can spend $40 billion in Iraq.
we could spend the $16-20
billion that's needed to save New Orleans.



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8.22.2007

Defending Plutocratic Thuggery:


Just another day in the Badministration

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National Intelligence Director Mike McConnell
Q: So you’re saying that the reporting and the debate in Congress means that some Americans are going to die?
McCONNELL: That’s what I mean. Because we have made it so public. We used to do these things very differently
Despite forewarning of the death of Americans, McConnell freely “pulled the curtain back” on previously declassified information about surveillance in the interview. Explaining details ranging from secret court rulings to information on obtaining wiretapping warrants
Court ruling declared Bush’s program illegal on May 31
“Under the president’s program, the terrorist surveillance program, the private sector had assisted us,” said McConnell.
McConnell is arguing for legal immunity for the companies when Congress returns from recess.
fewer than 100 people inside the United States are monitored under FISA warrants
thousands of people overseas are monitored,”
“My argument was that the intelligence community should not be restricted. … It takes about 200 man hours to do one telephone number.”
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McConnell also preempted the question of White House involvement:
“The president’s guidance to me early in the process, was,
‘You’ve got the experience. I trust your judgement.
You make the right call. There’s no pressure from anybody here,”
Things that makes you go hmmm?

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The Documented Demise of a Fibbing Libby


Judge Reggie Walton called the right shot. G.W. had the last word...
or so it seems. Click the blue page to read Judge Walton's rejection of Libby's request for a get out of jail free card.



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Dick Cheney is; The Man Above the Law


"With the temporary amendment to FISA that the Administration demanded be passed in early August set to expire in a few months, it is essential that we understand how the Bush Administration has interpreted FISA and how it has justified its activities outside that statutory framework. If we are to consider more permanent legislative changes to FISA, this is now vitally important. For Congress to legislate effectively in this area it must have full information about the Executive Branch’s interpretations of FISA. We cannot and should not legislate in the dark while the Administration hides behind a veil of secrecy. The Administration’s failure to comply with the Judiciary Committee’s subpoenas for its legal analysis gives me little comfort."
Senator Patrick Leahy


Leahy raking the VP over the proverbial coals rings of heroism. He even sent him a subpoena. Pat Tillman would be proud of this. The only question is, where's everyone else?

The Badministration has consistently proven their compelling disdain for the constitution of the United States: Afghanistan invasion, Patriot Act, monarch power to the president, wiretapping, Millitary Commitions Act, voter caging, Libby, Gonzales (and other strategically placed, unqualified liars), now this lack of cooperation with subpoenas (not just this one)!?

The Declaration of Independence speaks about unalienable rights including liberty/freedom.

"That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government... when a long train of abuses... reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."


So then the time has come for all who believe in the forefathers, the Declaration, and the Constitution to "throw off" the Badministration. That's how serious these current affairs have become.

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8.21.2007

Leahy: Cheney Told GOP-Led Congress It Was 'Not Allowed To Issue Subpoenas'


In a press briefing today, Senator Patrick Leahy said that the Badministration’s stonewalling amounted to “contempt." In fact, the 109th Congress was "about to issue subpoenas then and one of the senators came to our meeting and said that the vice president had met with the Republican senators and told them they were not allowed to issue subpoenas."

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8.16.2007

Moore Michael II


More, Moore; this time defended by Arianna Huffington.


As a public speaker, it is interesting to watch and listen to Sean Hannity communicate with an opponent of his. I tend to imagine myself in the "Hannity Hot Seat". I try to envision my verbal and emotional responses in a rhetorical battle with the great (eyes rolling) Sean Hannity.

I recognize that Hannity is good at what he does. But what does he do? What makes him so good at it? I will try to let you into my perception of Sean Hannity's strategies. By default you will also take a peak inside of my play-book. I will give you an idea as to how I would communicate with him should he ever do himself the disservice of inviting me on his show. Debaters may post verbal strategies below or just let me know what you think of mine.

The first maneuver I notice in this interview platform, "The Hannity Hot Seat", is that Arianna's chair is noticeably lower than Sean's. This gives the appearance of an unequal relationship in favor of Sean. To the television and studio audience, it appears that King Sean is of greater import than Arianna his subject. I also wonder what type of psychological affect this position has on Arianna.

It has been extensively chronicled that in athletics a great team has an advantage over a challenger based on their past experiences. The mere legend of the great Celtic teams placed them in a power position akin to the way Sean's high chair places him in a power position. Like the Celtics of old, Sean has placed himself in a winner's position before the competition has begun.

One of the next procedures I notice is that once Arianna makes a good point, the first of which happens right after Sean plays her oil ad, Sean changes the focus of the conversation without giving her due credit. Take a look at how this game-plan unfolds.

Scenario

  • Sean plays the ad
  • Attempts to make Arianna look like a U.S. hater
  • She begins to correct his spin eloquently
  • Sean interrupts her
  • Sean changes the focus of the conversation
The effect of this move is two-fold. One, by ignoring her rebuttal Sean has apparently devalued Arianna's explanation. Two, by changing the focus of the conversation he has maintained the perceived legitimacy of his faulty assessment of the advertisement. So that despite her being in the midst of proving his assessment incorrect, his claim appears justified. This tactic seems to be Hannity's (and others) favorite strategy for defending their appearance against people who rightly disagree with him. It can be a devastating defense because Hannity is not defending his perspective but defaming his opponent's. Therefore, Hannity could be wrong along with his opponent without the viewer ever knowing because Hannity doesn't defend his own position. This strategy is repeated in the above conversation twice.

One of the final gimmicks that I notice is the amount of time afforded Hannity to setup his position and to condescend/slander his opponent versus the amount of time given to his opponent to defend him/herself or express an unscheduled point of view.

In the video example above you will notice how Sean goes on and on about Al Gore, Robert Kennedy Jr., and John Edwards being "hypocritical". As a result of this tactic, Arianna must now defend not only her position but Al, Bobby, and John as well. Well, she doesn't have to; but she feels compelled to.

Secondly, this tactic, provided Arianna takes the bait and defends Al, Bobby, and John, limits the amount of time she has to defend her position and almost completely nullifies any opportunity to go on the offensive and either attack Sean or communicate subject matter that Sean (or his team) did not personally schedule.

The most important lesson that I have learned from this interesting class in rhetoric is that the competitor that sounds the best and looks the brightest is not necessarily hold the correct position.

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8.15.2007

Rudy Giuliani for President!


In a deplorable case of foot in mouth disease, last week, (Aug 9, 2007) Rudolf The Red Nosed Giuliani said, "I was at ground zero as often, if not more, than most of the workers...”

More disgusting than his initial claim to be as brave as the heroic 9/11 responders was his explanation. “What I was trying to say yesterday is that I empathize with them, because I feel like I have that same risk.”

So basically he’s asking us to forgive him for skimping on the rescue worker’s health. I have but one word for you Rudy; uh-uh.

Rudy is a prime example of U.S. government hypocrisy. The stats prove he was an absolutely horrible mayor whose career was on its way to being forgotten. Then, all of a sudden, 9/11; and every sense that dreadful day he has been capitalizing off of tragedy like… well, like a politician. (The last sentence is not meant to implicate every politician just the collective unconscious.)

What are Rudy’s presidential Qualifications? How is he the republican front-runner? Wake up America! Do not be subject to short/long term memory loss. Remember Rudy’s recent past; Amadou Diallo and the police riot, some say started by Rudy’s incendiary speech, against David Dinkins on the steps of city hall. (There is a bad word in the following clip.)

Remember the 9/11 fire fighters suffered because of Rudy J.

Do you really want this guy to be president?
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8.13.2007

Exit, Karl Rove, Stage Right


August 13, 2007 By Matthew Rothschild Spare me the buddy-buddy farewell of boy George and pudgy Karl. They can reminisce in Texas only too soon. Though behind bars would be a more fitting place.
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8.11.2007

Charles Rey on the Radio


Listen to me, Charles Reynolds, speak to a live radio audience about violence in marginalized communities (focus on Oakland, CA).

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8.06.2007

FISA Remixed by Bush-perodoes


The Bush administration enabled by an increasingly incompetent legislative branch, has dealt freedom another crippling blow. Bush's Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act was approved by the House of political horrors and the Senate during weekend sessions.

New provisions afford big brother more opportunities to breach citizen privacy than ever. There is now no, I repeat, no protection for America's calls or emails. Service providers such as AT&T, T-mobile, and Gmail will be afforded zero liability for enabling the government to have a look into your communications.

Also, this bill essentially legalizes what the Bush-perodoes were doing from 2001-2004—eavesdropping without warrants. That was illegal and punishable by five years in prison. Anthony Romero of the ACLU said,

"This congress may prove to be as spineless in standing up to the Bush Administration as the one that enacted the PATRIOT Act or the Military Commissions Act.”

On another note, $460 billion were allocated to the defense budget. Yes, that is a record. Saddle up America; it's hammer time with the Bush-perodoes.

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8.01.2007

Update: Jena 6 vs Racist Retards


Mychal Bell, a black high school student, faces up to 22 years in prison for a schoolyard fight initiated by white students, who hung three nooses in a tree at the high school courtyard, to warn black students not to sit there. Despite this act of terrorism, heroic black students sat under the tree in solidarity and protest against the hate crime. The DA was called onto the campus to warn the black students that he could take their life away with the "stroke of a pen".

The faculty also dismissed the terrorist threat as a "prank". Several fights ensued in the following days. During one of the fights, a white student was mildly injured. On that day, Six black students, the Jena 6, were arrested. They now face a lifetime in prison.

300 people rallied in Jena Louisiana on 7/31/07 to mobilize, protest, and pressure public officials in favor of the Jena 6. Citizens came from as far as California to show their support, leadership, and commitment to correct this educational and governmental act of terror.

45,000 people have signed a petition ordering DA Reed Walters to drop the charges.

On a related note, the school board chopped down the tree.

Bang your monkey:
Contact Governor Blanco and demand a pardon for the Jena 6 and for racist LaSalle, Louisianan DA Reed Walters and the Jena police to be investigated.

Write:
Office of the Governor
Attn: Constituent Services
P.O. Box 94004
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9004

Fax: 225-342-7099
E-mail the Governor

Call:
866-366-1121
225-342-0991
225-342-7015

Sign the petition at
http://www.colorofchange.org/jena/

Donate online at:
https://secure.colorofchange.org/jena_fund/

See my other post for detailed background on this issue.
http://theunitedfakesofamerica.blogspot.com/2007/07/testing.html

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