Archive for August 21st, 2007

“Inshallah” – God Willing

Sudhan@09:00 CET

By Cindy Sheehan from Amman

The statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself that the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception. –Chronicle of Young Satan” Mark Twain

08/20/07 “Camp Casey Peace Institute” — – -The above quote from Mark Twain is how things have always been throughout the ages and throughout our American experience. These sentiments allowed an entire native population to be virtually wiped out and for black Africans to be enslaved for generations. Who cares if 600,000 Filipinos were wiped out during the Spanish-American War to “liberate” them from Spain, but to really have a coaling station for our Navy, or hundreds of thousands of Japanese slaughtered by the evil h-bomb when those people weren’t even white, Christian Americans? Now this slimy rationale is allowing for the decimation of the Iraqi people and we have killed a million during this war to plant permanent bases there as we have permanent military facilities in Japan and the Philippines to this day.

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Why So Many Are Unsatisfied With The Economy

by- Suzie-Q @ 7:15 PM MST

The right frequently seems genuinely mystified as to why so many Americans tell pollsters how unsatisfied they are with the economy. Bush and his allies frequently say, “Look at GDP and unemployment rates! You guys should be thrilled! What kind of idiots are you people?” Maybe news like this will help conservatives better understand the widespread discontent.

Americans earned a smaller average income in 2005 than in 2000, the fifth consecutive year that they had to make ends meet with less money than at the peak of the last economic expansion, new government data shows. […]

The combined income of all Americans in 2005 was slightly larger than it was in 2000, but because more people were dividing up the national income pie, the average remained smaller. […]

Total income listed on tax returns grew every year after World War II, with a single one-year exception, until 2001, making the five-year period of lower average incomes and four years of lower total incomes a new experience for the majority of Americans born since 1945.

Got that? Income growth not only stopped after Bush took office, but the last five years are unprecedented in the post WWII-era.


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Evening Jukebox… Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag

by- Suzie-Q @ 5:24 PM MST

Good Evening Justice Bloggers!

Yep, Papa’s got a brand new bag…

Have a great evening!  🙂 

James Brown – Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag

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by- Suzie-Q @ 5:03 PM MST

Not this again…

Via The Hill:

Vice President Dick Cheney’s office on Monday responded separately from the White House to a Senate subpoena for documents on warrantless wiretapping and resurrected the controversial contention that Cheney is not part of the executive branch.. Read more…


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Montebello Anti-SPP Demonstrations Aug.20

by Geezer Power …3:07 PM PDT

From Montebello, Monday night…

The tear gas appears to have started around 5 :30 PM. By that time, much of the corporate media had left Montebello, and many of the demonstrators had left for Ottawa and Montreal.

‘They’re going to wait for the media to leave before they start to clear the demonstrators,’ my friend Kabir had remarked 20 minutes before. He’d called it.

Before this point, the entire affair had been reasonably mellow, a street party punctuated by a line of unmoving protestors in front of police. A Red Cross official I spoke to had noted that they had received few injuries by 5PM, six hours after the demonstration had started, although police had sprayed pepper-spray at the crowd on a few occasions.

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Former CIA officer: US to attack Iran within 6 months

anthony @ 19:30 BST

Fox News asked former CIA field officer Bob Baer on Tuesday whether the US is “gearing up for a military strike on Iran.” Baer has written a column for Time indicating that Washington officials expect an attack within the next six months.

“I’ve taken an informal poll inside the government,” Baer told Fox. “The feeling is we will hit the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.” His Time column also suggested that “as long as we have bombers and missiles in the air, we will hit Iran’s nuclear facilities.”

Baer explained that what his sources anticipate is “not exactly a war.” He said the administration is convinced “that the Iranians are interfering in Iraq and the rest of the Gulf” but that “if there is an attack on Iran it would be very quick, it would be a warning.”

“We won’t see American troops cross the border. … If this is going to happen, it’s going to happen very quickly and it’s going to surprise a lot of people,” said Baer. “I hope I’m wrong frankly, but we’re going to see.”

The following video is from Fox’s America’s Newsroom, broadcast on August 21.


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Brent Wilkes To Use Attorney For The Indigent At Trial

by- Suzie-Q @ 11:29 AM MST

Contractor Brent Wilkes, who was charged with “fraudulently obtaining millions of dollars in government contracts” in the Duke Cunningham scandal, “will have an attorney paid for by taxpayers.”

Prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney’s Office protested that Wilkes should not be allowed to have an attorney that represents the indigent, “noting that the defense contractor is believed to have greatly profited from his alleged crimes.”


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