Friday, September 28, 2007

Friday and we just spent more

Hello, and yes indeed. We have agreed to spend billions more in Iraq, we sure know how to invest! Too bad our money isn't worth spit anymore, anywho, on with the news. I'm not standing around any longer.

I hope you like endless war in Iraq, because the US Senate just voted 94-1 to spend billions more fighting there. (

Congress Quietly Approves Billions More for Iraq War: Of the 2008 presidential candidates, only Republican Paul and Democrat Kucinich voted against giving the Bush administration a dramatic infusion of new money for the war (

Bill Maher: New Rule: Stop Saying Iraq is Another Vietnam, it's Another Enron (

The Mega-Lie Called the "War on Terror": A Masterpiece of Propaganda (

Shocking New Revelations On 9/11 Ground Zero Cover-Up - First responder heard WTC 7 demolition countdown, was warned to "shut up" when he reported secondary explosions (

"I think one of the things the next president has to do is stop fanning people's fears. If we spend all our time feeding the American people fear, and conflic, and division, then they become fearful, and conflicted and divided, and if we feed them hope, and we feed them reason, and tolerance, then they will become tolerant, and reasonable and hopeful." ~Barack Obama (

We're all doomed: Condoleezza Rice says we must fight climate change the way we fight terrorism (

The nuclear warheads illegaly transported to Barksdale Air Force Base were intended for use in the Middle-East. But elements of the Air Force and US intelligence community bravely blew the whistle. (

Bush Invited to Speak at Iranian University (

Even the Economist thinks ethanol is a crock: "Everyone seems to think that ethanol is a good way to make cars greener. Everyone is wrong" (

A U.S. soldier broke down in tears Thursday as he testified that he was ordered to shoot an unarmed Iraqi man, and that his sergeant laughed and told the trooper to finish the job as the man convulsed on the ground. (

Cheney In '92: "How Many Additional American Lives Is Saddam Worth...Not Very Damn Many" (

Disappointment is not a strong enough word to explain how I feel toward Nancy Pelosi right now. So many people worked so hard so she could be where she is today and what does she do? She spits on us. (

Top 10: Controversial pieces of evidence for extraterrestrial life (

How the world was cheated out of clean electric bus transportation in 1906 (

Mining the vasty deep (iii) (

Mammoth DNA extracted from hair reveals ancient secrets (

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Thursday for peace

Ah, peaceful Thursday. The true last day of the work week, because who actually cares about work on Fridays? Any who, I'm just going to get right into it.

"Nervous CBS executives capitulated in order to "pacify the [Bush] White House," "appease angry government officials," and "curry favor with the Bush administration." (

Ten Things You Didn't Know About Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Because Americans should know who they are going to bomb in the near future. (

Ahmadinejad met with a group of Jewish rabbis who gave him a silver grail as a sign of friendship, and refered to him as "A pious man who is seeking to restore peace in the world and has humanitarian plans." - Apparently this wasn't covered by main stream media.. (

Why is the US suddenly interested in "democracy" for Burma? Hint: The country "may have the largest natural gas deposits in Southeast Asia". (

Less than a month before the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Saddam signaled that he was willing to go into exile as long as he could take with him $1 billion and information on weapons of mass destruction, according to a 2003 report (

Saddam asked Bush $1 billion for exile 1 month before Iraq invasion (

Right-wing warriors who crave war with Iran have suddenly developed an extremely profound and sincere concern for gay Iranians and their rights. (

ATTENTION Escorts, Strippers, Waiters, Waitresses & Pizza Delivery People! Ron Paul has introduced the Tax Free Tips Act! With this signed into law anyone working in the service industry would no longer have to pay taxes on or declare your tips! (

Court Strikes Down 2 Key Patriot Act Provisions (

Anyone sick of the endless rhetoric about bravery and heroes that passes for political discourse these days should take a look at the real thing -- the extraordinary uprising going into its second week by the monks of Myanmar. (

Giuliani Party Seeks $9.11 Per Person (

Chomsky on Cold War II (

The reality is we are fast approaching a genuine surveillance society in the United States - a dark future where our every move, our every transaction, our every communication is recorded, compiled, and stored away, ready to be examined and used against us by the authorities whenever they want. (

Van Gogh on how to do good work: "you have to eat well, be well housed, have a screw from time to time, smoke your pipe and drink your coffee in peace." (

Alcohol and cancer: is drinking the new smoking? ( +

Growth Rates for Algae Biofuel from Power Plants Released (

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Side notes for the Iran vote passed today

Alright, those of you who cannot spare the time to review the amendment that was signed today 76-22, the Senate passed the Lieberman-Kyl amendment, which threatens to “combat, contain and [stop]” Iran via “military instruments.” Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) called the amendment “Cheney’s fondest pipe dream” and said it could “read as a backdoor method of gaining Congressional validation for military action.”

And here's how the Senators voted. Clinton voted for it. Obama and McCain skipped the vote.

It is the sense of the Senate--
(1) that the manner in which the United States transitions and structures its military presence in Iraq will have critical long-term consequences for the future of the Persian Gulf and the Middle East, in particular with regard to the capability of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran to pose a threat to the security of the region, the prospects for democracy for the people of the region, and the health of the global economy;

(2) that it is a critical national interest of the United States to prevent the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran from turning Shi'a militia extremists in Iraq into a Hezbollah-like force that could serve its interests inside Iraq, including by overwhelming, subverting, or co-opting institutions of the legitimate Government of Iraq;

(3), (4) [removed]

(5) that the United States should designate Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps as a foreign terrorist organization under section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act and place the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps on the list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists, as established under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act and initiated under Executive Order 13224; and

(6) that the Department of the Treasury should act with all possible expediency to complete the listing of those entities targeted under United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1737 and 1747 adopted unanimously on December 23, 2006 and March 24, 2007, respectively.

Translation, to cut through the bullshit:
(1) An observation that America's presence in Iraq will have consequences.
(2) Keep Iran from interfering in Iraq's politics.
(5) Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps = Terrorists.
(6) Department of the Treasury should work faster to comply with UN resolutions.

So in conclusion, Obama is skipping lots of votes now a days. I don't support the way Clinton voted on this, but at least she voted. Obama seems to be playing really cynical political games now. He wants to be able to come down on either side of the issue come six months or a year from now. Then he'll just say "I missed the vote but I would have voted the way that all Americans now agree upon, whatever way Americans would be thinking." Obama and McCain were both absent from the vote because their opponents in the presidential race would point to it, and call them "weak on terror".

Wednesday has given permission

And there you have it. Peaceful protesters are beaten, and Lieberman-Kyl’s Iran amendment passes. Sigh, it is a sad day for all of us. Are we completely insane? Our senators have GIVEN PERMISSION to use military force against Iran. Welcome to part 3 of the lame, lame, lame 9/11 saga. We began in Afghanistan and couldn't find Osama. Then we took a trip over to Iraq to kill Saddam. Now that he's gone we need to spread our forces over Iran. This is insane and we have just given our govt permission to find a scape goat for the entrance of Iran. Gah! How far does it have to go before we can change the political course of a nation? Even peaceful protesters get beaten, tased, and arrested. There is no answer. Good luck to everyone on surviving another day in this hell hole.

BREAKING: Lieberman-Kyl’s Iran amendment passes. (

Riot police 'beat' Burmese monks (

Bed-wetter Nation - America's response to Ahmadinejad compared to Khrushchev's visit (

'A Coup Has Occurred': the former Defense Department analyst who leaked the secret Pentagon Papers history of the Vietnam War, offered insights into the looming war with Iran and the loss of liberty in the United States (

House Slams Iran - 12 Dems, 4 GOPers Vote for Peace (

ACLU presentations on prisoner abuse by U.S. military troops keep evolving — and revealing more disturbing facts — as government documents continue to surface about how prisoners have been treated in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay (

Smartest Man in the Room: How Ahmadinejad tricked us, and we fell for it. (

Hypocrisy Surrounding Ahmadinejad's Visit Was Stunning (

House Panel Says Condi Rice Is Hindering Its Work - Blackwater, Corruption in Iraq at Issue (

An Iraq War veteran said Tuesday he is returning his military medals in what anti-war groups are calling a rare and powerful protest (

Pelosi Claims She Has No Power to End Occupation, Promises CNN She'll Never Impeach (

Generals are Revolting at an Alarming Rate - Never in History Have Generals Revolted Against a War Like They are About IRAQ. (

Army Maj. Gen. Richard Sherlock: "The laws of land warfare do not include engaging someone simply for picking something up on the battlefield" (

This is the military organization "founded by ultra-right-wing Christian conservatives." And, at least 90% of its revenue comes from government contracts; two-thirds of which are no-bid contracts. (

College Students Fight for Their Right to Say "F**k Bush" (

Rupert Murdoch and William Kristol: Using the Press to Advance Israel's Interests (

Countdown: Bush Used Bogus Terror Threat To Scare Votes For FISA Bill (

Scary New Study: Cell Phones Linked to TWO types of Brain Cancer. (

Biofuels Release More GreenHouse Gases Than Fossil Fuels (

From Scotland to the Channel Islands the cry goes up: 'Banish the plastic bag' (

"We can read fingerprints from about five meters .... all 10 prints." (

How did every big galaxy in the universe end up with a giant black hole in the middle? (

Demonoid shut down by the canadians (

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Tuesday's got it's nose in the way

Hello, and welcome. The full moon is just about upon us, and I can feel the strange mood it brings to the workplace. Today has been peachy, and will continue to do so. I hope you're all keeping it real, because I sure am.

For the price of 1 month of the Iraq war, we could insure over 7 million children. Yet for some reason, Bush wants to veto this legislation. (

The US army's new secret weapon - non linkjacked (w/PIC) (

In the twentieth century the centralized political state killed more than 170 million people (

The attack on MoveOn and its historic precedents: the Nazis and Stalin made multiple assaults on democracy by pushing for laws and that expanded penalties for opponents' speaking out against certain subjects (

Video: Ahmadinejad, The Part That We Didn't See On Mainstream Media (

One thing the right wing hates in the U.S. is the humanizing of someone they have tried to dehumanize. That's why they have so objected to the Iranian president's visit (

Ten Things Congress Did Instead of Getting Us The Hell Out of Iraq (

Blackwater may be used in war on drugs, '80% overseas'. (

Iran's president at Columbia University - a transcript (

Noam Chomsky: "The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum -- even encourage the more critical and dissident views." (

INSANITY - NY State Legislators threaten to cut Columbia Aid for allowing Iran President to TALK! Who's acting like Nazi Germany now? (

The U.S. will attack Iran before Bush leaves office. The media will once again be the catalyst that steers us towards war. (

How Rome lost its republic and became a dictatorship (

"Ron Paul: Fed Reserve Policies are Creating a Debt Overload and Spurring the Decline of the US as a Global Economic Power" (

Revealed: Israel plans nuclear strike on Iran (

Congress passed the Bill of Rights 218 years ago today. 218 years ago. Don't ever buy the "These are different times" argument to erode your rights. -Maybe it's a good time to remind yourself of what rights you have! (

You want to talk about non-violent protests getting out of hand? Forget Greenpeace and a boat, what do you have to say about a father of a dead soldier getting jumped because he had the audacity to suggest that death shouldn't have happened? (

Tens of thousands add their voice to Burma protests. This is what a real peaceful protest can be like. (

"Mr. President, you exhibit all the signs of a petty and cruel dictator." (

URGENT Phone Action: Lieberman Trying to SNEAK Iran War Declaration Through The Senate (

Bush: We Can’t Spend $22 Billion On America Because We Need $200 Billion For Iraq War (

Sooner or later, the American people will realize we don't have the brains or the grit to run a world empire. When our political leaders try, they make fools of themselves. Business and commerce are our forte, and that's what we should stick to. Let somebody else play Caesar. (

Kucinich: "If we believe war is inevitable, then war is a self-fulfilling prophecy," (

Locals scoff at the omissions and alterations of fact in "Jena Six" reporting. (

'You got rid of one Saddam and you left us with 50' (

Ending Farm Subsidies In The US? The New Zealand Example (

Why are U.S. kids obese? Consider soda in schools, junk food ads on TV, the fast-food chain around the corner -- and school policies limiting physical activity (

Meteorite that landed in Peru met an underground water supply tainted with arsenic, causing the illness (

Why The Four Day Work Week Would Help America (And Improve Your Life) (

Uh oh... Germs taken to space come back stronger (

What to do when someone tries to DOMINATE you with his handshake (

Parallel Universes Exist - Study (

Our Local Universe [IMAGE] (

Monday, September 24, 2007

Ahmadinejad and Obama Special!

Yes, I felt the need to submit another blog entry for today. I needed a focus on 2 major events on this the 24th of September, 2007. Today, Ahmadinejad has given a speech at Columbia University, and tonight Obama will be speaking at Washington Square Park in New York City. The reasoning behind these 'rallies' is not clear as of yet, but it should definitely be noted. Something of great significance is revolving today, and I will get to the bottom of it. For now, please respond to these links covering Ahmadinejad's speech. Obama is speaking at 5:00 PM EST, so there will most likely be coverage on that tomorrow. Have a good night all, and just remember that a liberal scent is in the air.

Please inform yourselves about Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. (

As you watch the protests against Iran's president Ahmadinejad today, learn about the mistranslations of his speeches that are fueled by the media (

"We oppose the way the U.S. government tries to manage the world. ... We propose more humane methods of establishing peace" - Ahmadinejad (

Quotes by Iran's Ahmadinejad: " In Iran we don't have homosexuals like in your country" (

Obama: Would Meet Iranian As President (

Columbia University To Be Punished For Hosting Ahmadinejad: state and city lawmakers say they are considering withholding public funds from the school to protest its decision to invite the leader to campus (

Ahmadinejad questions 9/11, Holocaust at Columbia (

Columbia Students Applaud and Cheer Ahmadinejad (

Minute by minute coverage of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's speech at Columbia University in New York (

LIVE VIDEO - President of Iran Speaking at Columbia University (

CBS' "60 Minutes" interview with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad [Transcript] (

The shameless Ahmadinejad worship here on reddit shows that many of you are the liberal answer to "value voters" AKA thoughtless sheep who view politics like a football game. Anti-Bush instead of Pro-Humanity. (

Grow Up -- On Iranian President Ahmadinejad's attempt to visit Ground Zero (

Ahmadinejad, It Turns Out, Is Just Like Us; Welcome To Your America (

Sen. Mike Gravel: Let Ahmadinejad Go to Ground Zero (

America's social conservatives have found a soul-mate. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Apparently he runs a gay-free paradise! (

Dean of Columbia Law: Ahmadinejad a dangerous, reprehensible figure; "It would be deeply regrettable if some misread this invitation as lending prestige or legitimacy to his views" (

Are We Sheep? Over 1300 Stories About Ahmadinejad Visit (

Is Obama corrupt enough to be President? (

Obama’s game plan lets Hillary do the fighting (

Obama Has A Lock On The Student Vote (

Monday's back in the saddle again

Hello and welcome to the first week of fall. I hope everyone had a delightful summer, as mine was one to remember. It is now autumn, my favorite month. We watch the warmth fade and fall into despair as the cold winter wraps her fingers gently around our throat. asphyxiation occurs and we relax into a slumber all winter, only to emerge with the exuberance of life striving throughout our veins. Yes, i love poetic manifestation. Now, on with the news!

Regarding Ahmadinejad in NYC: "The issue we see with Columbia is deeper than freedom of speech but rather the inconsistency with which university faculties choose to support it. If men like Richard Bulliet and Lee Bollinger, and women like Lisa Marie Anderson cared about freedom of speech, they might want to enable those who don't have it, rather than celebrate the men who have taken it away." (

Ever since 1912, when US started invading Latin American countries, from Haiti and the Dominican Republic to Nicaragua, the military showed the same ample miscalculations with the same disastrous effects (

Am I dreaming? Are we spending 720 million dollars a day, more than 250 billion dollars a year on the Iraq war at the same time the President threatens to veto an additional 5 billion a year for children's health insurance? (

Breaking: The Pentagon authorized snipers to "bait" suspected insurgents with detonation cords, plastic explosives and ammunition, and then killing any Iraqi who picks up the items (

Ahmadinejad arrives for New York visit-Not building a Nuke and Doesn't Want a War With U.S. (

Since 9/11, 100,000 Americans have been murdered – as many as we lost in Vietnam, Korea and Iraq combined. Yet, not one of these murders was the work of an Islamic terrorist, and all of them, terrible as they are, did not imperil the survival of our republic. (

Seriously, the Most Spectacular Anti-Establishment Quotes Ever, Pass It On. (

Al Gore up for a Nobel Peace Prize (

COPWATCHERS: New YouTube Page for Monitoring Oppression & Brutality (VIDEOS) (

Chasers War on Everything - The World According to Fox News (

Sigmund Freud died 68 years ago today, and it remains unclear whether he was a genius, a comprehensive absurdity or something in between (

The terror-sponsoring Arab states of Qatar and Dubai have now gained control of the London Stock Exchange. As if this weren’t troubling enough, Persian Gulf states are also staging a takeover of the Nordic Exchange (

Overwhelming Evidence of Voting Machine Failure --Why is it Not Enough? (

A Fed panic and a massive bailout of American banks paid for by the entire world (

How to Avoid Being Enslaved by Consumerism (

The Dark Side of Soy..: Is America's favorite health food making us sick? (

I found out why Kucinich is far down in the polls. (

Dick Cheney is absolutely evil. (

Vice President Dick Cheney had at one point considered asking Israel to launch limited missile strikes at an Iranian nuclear site to provoke a retaliation. (

The secret lobbying campaign your phone company doesn't want you to know about (

1797 US treaty opening:” "As the government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion…” (

'Bridge to Nowhere' finally abandoned; Alaska pockets the $200 million in federal funds: "Thanks, suckers!" (

"For the first three years" he explained " you enjoy torturing people but then it wears off and someone else takes over. But most of the time you do it because you enjoy it." (

Why we are where we are now. The answer says it all really. (

How the Falling Dollar Affects Americans (

This document that was leaked to the NY Times back in 1992, explains in detail the Neocon wet dream of world domination (

Furniture with a Brain - Creepy or Cool? (

The Giant's Causeway: Fourth greatest natural wonder in the United Kingdom. [with Pics] (

10 Natural Ways to Cure a Case of the Blues (

Lack Of Sleep Doubles Risk Of Death... But So Can Too Much Sleep (

Strange but True: Less Sleep Means More Dreams (