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by- Suzie-Q @ 7:55 PM MST

Neoconservative Bill Kristol, editor of the Weekly Standard, appeared on Fox News Monday to express his surprise at the sudden departure of Karl Rove from the White House, scheduled for the end of August.

“September’s going to be an important month,” said Kristol. “General Petraeus comes back to report on the surge, huge fight in Congress, big budget fight. … I would not have been surprised if he had announced that he was going to leave around Thanksgiving … but September’s an awfully crucial month for the Bush legacy. … I and a lot of other people in Washington are puzzled as to why he would leave now.”

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Music for the times unplugged

by Geezer Power …5:24 PM PDT

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Were WTC buildings collapsed by explosive charges?

by Geezer Power …2:41 PM PDT


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GROUND ZERO

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Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth!

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by- Suzie-Q @ 1:22 PM MST

AP Via The Huffington Post:

With large swaths of the Gulf Coast still in ruins from Hurricane Katrina, rich federal tax breaks designed to spur rebuilding are flowing hundreds of miles inland to investors who are buying up luxury condos near the University of Alabama’s football stadium.About 10 condominium projects are going up in and around Tuscaloosa, and builders are asking up to $1 million for units with granite countertops, king-size bathtubs and ‘Bama decor, including crimson couches and Bear Bryant wall art.

While many of the buyers are Crimson Tide alumni or ardent football fans not entitled to any special Katrina-related tax breaks, many others are real estate investors who are purchasing the condos with plans to rent them out.

And they intend to take full advantage of the generous tax benefits available to investors under the Gulf Opportunity Zone Act of 2005, or GO Zone, according to Associated Press interviews with buyers and real estate officials. Read more…

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Afternoon Jukebox… Jump

by- Suzie-Q @ 11:43 AM MST

Legendary US rock group Van Halen confirmed plans for a reunion tour here Monday which will see original lead singer David Lee Roth perform with the group for the first time in 22 years.

A 25-date North American tour will get underway in Charlotte, North Carolina on September 27, giving fans the chance to see founder Eddie Van Halen and Roth perform together for the first time since 1985.

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Torture AG Gets Quick Execution Power!

by GEF @ 12:22 PM EDT

New Rules Would Let Gonzales “Fast Track” Executions

The rules implement a little-noticed provision in last year’s reauthorization of the USA Patriot Act that gives the attorney general the power to decide whether individual states are providing adequate counsel for defendants in death penalty cases. The authority has been held by federal judges.

Under the rules now being prepared, if a state requested it and Gonzales agreed, prosecutors could use “fast track” procedures that could shave years off the time that a death row inmate has to appeal to the federal courts after conviction in a state court.

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Is the United States Killing 10,000 Iraqis Every Month? Or Is It More?

by Prof. Michael Schwartz

punditman says @ 12:04 EDT:
This may seem like a high figure at first glance–until you read the article and understand the nature of the US war in Iraq. For the past four years, the US military has conducted over 1,000 patrols every day in hostile territory. With the surge, that number has increased to nearly 5,000 per day, including allied Iraqi troops. These patrols currently mean just under 3,000 firefights every month, or just under 100 per day, plus 25 or so involving Iraqi troops. While it is true that the rules of engagement include avoiding killing civilians, hot pursuit of insurgents clearly takes precedence over civilian safety.

So why don’t we hear about the appalling number of civilian deaths at the hands of the US military? Granted, it is highly dangerous for reporters to venture out into the field of operations, (to confirm these numbers), but this only partially explains the lack of reporting on this astounding level of violence. There is certainly enough evidence from official government sources and from reputable scholars and organizations to “do the math,” as this writer has done. Instead, the media choose complicity. Hence the criminal enterprise that is the Iraq War continues…

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