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Olbermann: Lexus Nexus of terror threats

by Geezer Power …9:21 PM PDT

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Evening Jukebox… One

by- Suzie-Q @ 8:03 PM MST

One of my favorite U2 songs and featuring Mary J. Blige.  

Have a nice evening Justice Bloggers.   🙂


U2 & Mary J. Blige – One

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by- Suzie-Q @ 6:08 PM MST

I don’t want to spoil your dinner but this just caught my eye and I think I am sick now. China is raising seafood in sewage plants and that is totally disgusting! What makes this story really bad is the fact that they are the largest exporter of seafood to the U.S. 

So, my question is, why are they getting away with this?

Fish products consumed by Americans treated with dangerous drugs, chemicals

WASHINGTON – China, the leading exporter of seafood to the U.S., is raising most of its fish products in water contaminated with raw sewage and compensating by using dangerous drugs and chemicals, many of which are banned by the Food and Drug Administration.

The stunning news follows WND’s report last week that FDA inspectors report tainted food imports from China are being rejected with increasing frequency because they are filthy, are contaminated with pesticides and tainted with carcinogens, bacteria and banned drugs.

China has consistently topped the list of countries whose products were refused by the FDA – and that list includes many countries, including Mexico and Canada, who export far more food products to the U.S. than China.

While less than half of Asia has access to sewage treatment plants, aquaculture – the raising of seafood products – has become big business on the continent, especially in China.

In China, No. 1 in aquaculture in the world, 3.7 billion tons of sewage is discharged into rivers, lakes and coastal water – some of which are used by the industry. Only 45 percent of China has any sewage-treatment facilities, putting the country behind the rest of Asia.

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Senators Warn Bush Not To Block G8 Efforts

by- Suzie-Q @ 2:33 PM MST

A bipartisan group of US senators Monday warned President George W. Bush not to block efforts by the Group of Eight summit this week to agree concrete measures to combat global warming.

In a letter to Bush, 20 senators also called for American leadership to tackle climate change, and voiced support for G8 host Germany’s plan for concrete steps to tackle the threat.

The senators upped pressure on Bush days after he announced plans for a “new framework” in which the world’s biggest carbon polluters would set long-term goals for curbing greenhouse gases.

The plan was criticized by some Bush political opponents, and in some foreign capitals, as not going far enough.

“President Bush has offered promising rhetoric, but has been short of real commitments and specifics,” said Senator Joseph Biden, chairman of the Democratic-led Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

“I hope the US can be a consensus builder in this weeks G8 discussions, not a roadblock,” Biden said in a statement accompanying the letter.

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Posted by Anthony @ 21:10 BST

AFP
Monday June 4, 2007

The man who commanded US-led coalition forces during the first year of the Iraq war says the United States can forget about winning the war.

“I think if we do the right things politically and economically with the right Iraqi leadership we could still salvage at least a stalemate, if you will — not a stalemate but at least stave off defeat,” retired Army Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez said in an interview.

Sanchez, in his first interview since he retired last year, is the highest-ranking former military leader yet to suggest the Bush administration has fallen short in Iraq.

“I am absolutely convinced that America has a crisis in leadership at this time,” Sanchez told AFP after a recent speech in San Antonio, Texas.

“We’ve got to do whatever we can to help the next generation of leaders do better than we have done over the past five years, better than what this cohort of political and military leaders have done,” adding that he was “referring to our national political leadership in its entirety” – not just President George W. Bush.

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The Masters of War

by Geezer Power …1:06 PM PDT

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by Geezer Power …1:01 PM PDT


Jerusalem Post

Eliyahu advocates carpet bombing Gaza

All civilians living in Gaza are collectively guilty for Kassam attacks on Sderot, former Sephardi chief rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu has written in a letter to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.

Eliyahu ruled that there was absolutely no moral prohibition against the indiscriminate killing of civilians during a potential massive military offensive on Gaza aimed at stopping the rocket launchings.

The letter, published in Olam Katan [Small World], a weekly pamphlet to be distributed in synagogues nationwide this Friday, cited the biblical story of the Shechem massacre (Genesis 34) and Maimonides’ commentary (Laws of Kings 9, 14) on the story as proof texts for his legal decision.

According to Jewish war ethics, wrote Eliyahu, an entire city holds collective responsibility for the immoral behavior of individuals. In Gaza, the entire populace is responsible because they do nothing to stop the firing of Kassam rockets.

The former chief rabbi also said it was forbidden to risk the lives of Jews in Sderot or the lives of IDF soldiers for fear of injuring or killing Palestinian noncombatants living in Gaza.

Eliyahu could not be reached for an interview. However, Eliyahu’s son, Shmuel Eliyahu, who is chief rabbi of Safed, said his father opposed a ground troop incursion into Gaza that would endanger IDF soldiers. Rather, he advocated carpet bombing the general area from which the Kassams were launched, regardless of the price in Palestinian life.

“If they don’t stop after we kill 100, then we must kill a thousand,” said Shmuel Eliyahu. “And if they do not stop after 1,000 then we must kill 10,000. If they still don’t stop we must kill 100,000, even a million. Whatever it takes to make them stop.”

In the letter, Eliyahu quoted from Psalms. “I will pursue my enemies and apprehend them and I will not desist until I have eradicated them.”

Eliyahu wrote that “This is a message to all leaders of the Jewish people not to be compassionate with those who shoot [rockets] at civilians in their houses.

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