CURRENT EVENTS

Aug 22 09:59

John McCain's Foreign Policy Judgment is Questionable

A major theme of John McCain's campaign is that he has far more experience in foreign affairs than does Barack Obama. McCain has now escalated his attacks by targeting Obama's judgment as well — especially the latter's pessimism about the effectiveness of the surge in Iraq.

There is little doubt about McCain's lengthier foreign policy experience. But it is not at all apparent that his judgment is superior to Obama's. Indeed, the record indicates that McCain's own judgment is alarmingly bad.

Aug 22 08:53

Fun Size Countries: The Insane Histories of the World's 6 Tiniest Nations

Do you ever get the urge to just start your own country, with your own damned rules?

Well, some people actually do it. All it takes is a small, uninhabited piece of land you can claim (though it helps to also be completely insane, or to have balls the size of watermelons).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I notice that they missed The Crown Dependency of Forvik

Aug 22 07:29

Saakashvili asked the U.S. to send him a plane in the heat of the conflict

It turns out Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili planned to leave the country.

Aug 21 18:44

2000 Now or Never - Support the 9-11 First Responders

Let the masses
know we are taking on the responsibility of helping the surviving victims of
September 11 - since the government has chosen to let them die.
So go spread the word, let us know so we can post it. Take pics, make videos
of your action and we'll get it up and out there.
Thanks for everything you have done and will continue to do. We cannot do
this without you all!!!
Contact: streetteam@2008nowornever.com

Aug 20 16:19

Tubbs Jones Dies After Suffering Brain Aneurysm

A team of doctors who evaluated her determined she had limited brain function. She remained in critical condition throughout the day before she died at 6:12 p.m., the Cleveland Clinic said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I guess this time it is for real!

Aug 20 11:57

NYC police want to screen Manhattan-bound vehicles for radiation, other terrorism threats

The New York Police Department is working on a plan to track every car, truck or other vehicle entering Manhattan and screen them for radioactive materials and other terrorism threats.

Webmaster's Commentary: 
Aug 20 11:38

Stephanie Tubbs Jones has died, sources say

U.S. Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, the first African-American woman to represent Ohio in Congress, has died after suffering a brain aneurysm, said sources familiar with the situation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

MAYBE!

There seems to be some confusion over whether Tubbs has died or not.

Aug 20 09:25

US Rep. Tubbs Jones hospitalized near Cleveland

Tubbs Jones is set to be a superdelegate at next week's Democratic National Convention in Denver. One of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's biggest boosters during the primaries, she threw her support to Barack Obama in June.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note that this is the second "situation" to befall a super delegate who had publicly switched their allegiance from Clinton to Obama within a month.

She is very lucky to be alive, and apparently stabilized.

The first was the assassination of Bill Gwatney, the Democratic Party Chair for Arkansas on the 14th of this month.

Aug 19 17:59

Olympic medals more valuable than the metal

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am crushed. Those gold medals? They are PLATED!

Aug 19 12:32

The silly Americans at www.whatreallyhappened.com

Do you realize Bush is actively working to preserve your nice lifestyle?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Could have fooled me!

Aug 19 12:29

Galt's golden girl

Brown-Trafton's opening heave of 212 feet, 5 inches (64.74 meters) at the Bird's Nest in Beijing, China held up for six rounds, giving Brown-Trafton a stunning and historic victory.

Brown-Trafton won the first gold for a U.S. woman in the discus since Lillian Copeland in 1932 and only the second medal of any color since then.

Aug 19 10:25

Wars and Rumors of War

The United States, and various other nations, have been in a war in Afghanistan for going on seven years now ….and we still have not been able to capture the 6’6” Arab who is so powerful that, while sitting on his backside in a cave in Afghanistan, he managed to get the USAF to stand down on 9/11; to change the laws of physics (so that jet fuel melts steel instead of burning at about half the necessary temperature), oh yeah, and is so loved that he raised a terror army of Arabs to follow an organization that in Arabic slang means “little toilet”.

Aug 19 10:24

Are you ready for Nuclear War?

Aug 19 07:48

New Zealand court allows 'boobs on bikes' parade

Topless porn stars are expected to cruise down Auckland's main street on motorbikes on Wednesday after a court said the "Boobs on Bikes" parade was not legally offensive.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think we need to get away from this idea that we are all inherently offensive simply because we have bodies.

Aug 18 07:59

Preparing for an urban WMD attack

The scenario was this: a terrorist with a backpack full of sodium cyanide--a chemical used in gold mining operations that quickly attacks and shuts down the human respiratory system--unleashed it inside 555 California.

The attack instantly kills a number of people and injures others.

Aug 17 09:21

Putin's Winning Hand: Once the Atlantic Alliance is shattered, America's lifeline to the world is kaput

Now that Georgia's American-trained army has been humiliated in front of the world, Bush is trying desperately to save face by demanding that Russia allow the US Air force to deliver humanitarian aid via C-17 military aircraft to the tens of thousands of Georgians who were displaced in the fighting. It is worth noting that, as yet, Bush has never delivered as much as a bag of rice to the 2 million Iraqi refugees living in Jordan and Syria due to his war in Iraq.

Aug 16 08:18

Attack on Georgia Gives Boost

Russia's attack on Georgia has become an unexpected source of support for big U.S. weapons programs, including flashy fighter jets and high-tech destroyers, that have had to battle for funding this year because they appear obsolete for today's conflicts with insurgent opponents.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You can almost hear the synchronized salivating of every defense contractor in the US on this news.

Aug 15 09:01

"President Bush, Will You Please Shut Up?"

Everyone else in the world knows that the unstable and corrupt Saakashvili, who proclaims democracy and runs a police state, would not have taken on Russia by attacking South Ossetia unless given the go-ahead by Washington.

The purpose of the Georgian attack on the Russian population of South Ossetia is twofold:

To convince Europeans that their action in delaying Georgia’s NATO membership is the cause of “the Russian aggression” and that to save Georgia from conquest Georgia must be given NATO membership.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently, the members of this administration felt that they don't have quite enough blood on their hands with the invasion and occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan, so they green-lit Georgia to move forward this little escapade.

And what is perhaps the most despicable part of this whole situation is that congress, plumped up financially with their defense department investments, has been the criminal enabler of a completely corrupt regime.

They refuse to impeach Bush and Cheney because no matter who wins or loses on the geopolitical stage (including our own vets who have been sickened and killed because of their exposure to depleted uranium weapons), congress members win!

Aug 14 09:16

The Lawless Roads: Bluster in Georgia, Rank Tyranny at Home

By any sensible reckoning, this is not a story of Russian aggression, but of US imperial expansion and ever tighter encirclement of Russia by a potentially hostile power....

Ah yes, but "sensible reckonings" are in short supply these days, especially among the courtiers and scribes of the Potomac Empire.

Aug 14 08:35

Violent protests in Kashmir threaten India-Pakistan peace process

Escalating unrest in Indian-controlled Kashmir threatens to derail a peace process between India and Pakistan that has extended over more than four years.

Now it is no exaggeration to say that the state could be heading towards a communal meltdown.

Aug 13 09:54

Black Hawk ops target Denver

Residents in downtown Denver saw quite a show last night as squadrons of black military helicopters hovered over the city until nearly 11 p.m., conducting exercises that were originally reported to be tied to the Democratic National Convention.

Aug 13 07:51

U.S. shifts Arctic foreign policy

n the latest sign of the rising international political stakes in the Arctic, the top U.S. Coast Guard official has revealed a planned shift in American foreign policy from scientific research to "sovereignty" and "security presence" in Alaskan waters bordering Canadian and Russian territory.

And to underscore growing U.S. concerns over its aging polar icebreaking fleet and suspect capacity for Arctic surveillance, Homeland Security director Michael Chertoff slipped quietly into Alaska on Friday to assess the coast guard's northern operations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More "resource wars" pitting the US against Russia?

Aug 13 07:20

Riots erupt in Kashmir as thousands mourn shooting deaths

Riots erupted across Indian-controlled Kashmir today as Muslims mourned 15 people killed when Indian security forces fired into crowds of demonstrators yesterday.

Unrest in the region, the worst since the 1990s, began in May when the state government handed over 100 acres of land for pilgrims to Amarnath, a Hindu shrine in the Himalayas.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bone-headed domestic policy, coupled with out of control police, can only end badly, as it has in this turn of events.

Unfortunately, this entire area of the world is behaving like a covered cauldron, just waiting to explode.

Aug 13 07:08

Navy relieves commander of air recon squadron

The commander of a Navy air reconnaissance squadron that provides the president and the defense secretary the airborne ability to command the nation's nuclear weapons has been relieved of duty, the Navy said Tuesday.

A source close to the investigation told The Associated Press that Bentley's removal regarded an undisclosed personal matter and was not related to the squadron's missions or duties. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the matter.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A "personal matter" got him thrown off the job, after he had been vetted, and given command?

Forgive me, but something just doesn't pass the "smell test" here.

Aug 12 18:11

Arctic cold war as US sends a ship to claim riches under the ocean

A US Coast Guard cutter will depart for the Arctic this week as part of a race against Russia to claim the vast spoils of oil and natural gas below the sea floor that both nations are scrambling to exploit.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More "resource wars" on the horizon, again pitting the US against Russia?

Aug 12 13:39

Puerto Rico officer killed in FBI-led kidnap raid

An FBI agent may have accidentally killed a Puerto Rican policeman in a late-night shootout with alleged kidnappers, the island's top police official said Friday.

Aug 12 11:49

Two Jews and a black man help Phelps fulfill Olympic dream

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Not that we are being racist with that headline, of course.

Aug 12 11:48

Inflatable dog turd sculpture escapes Swiss museum, wreaks havoc

A powerful gust of wind recently swept a house-sized sculpture of dog feces from its display outside a Swiss museum, an art official in Berne said Monday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I will not make crude jokes about "when the shit hits the fan."
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I will not make crude jokes about "when the shit hits the fan."
I will not make crude jokes about "when the shit hits the fan."
I will not make crude jokes about "when the shit hits the fan."
I will not make crude jokes about "when the shit hits the fan."
I will not make crude jokes about "when the shit hits the fan."
I will not make crude jokes about "when the shit hits the fan."
I will not make crude jokes about "when the shit hits the fan."
I will not make crude jokes about "when the shit hits the fan."
I will not make crude jokes about "when the shit hits the fan."
I will not make crude jokes about "when the shit hits the fan."
I will not make crude jokes about "when the shit hits the fan."
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Aug 12 07:56

Fatal Shooting In Montreal Sparks Riot

The violence erupted following a peaceful community protest against the shooting by police on Saturday of three people, including an 18-year-old man, identified by his sister as Freddy Alberto Villanueva, who died of his wounds.

Aug 12 06:59

Can an Ex KGB General Save America From Itself?

It is eye-opening for me as an American patriot to realize that I have strayed so far from my anti-communist roots that I now find myself supporting a Russian president who is confronting the United States. But it is true, that the current American administration is so out of control and of such apparent murderous intent that it must be stopped by whatever means necessary, from succeeding in its mad quest to initiate world war, and the only force that can do that is the Russian military.

Aug 11 17:43

DIXIE CHICKS VIDEO - NOT READY TO MAKE NICE

A power point created by Bev Collins concerning the Bush Administration and the Iraq War overdubbed with the Dixie Chicks song "Not Ready To Make Nice"

Aug 11 11:12

Saakashvili, Kouchner escape from Gori

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili and French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner have managed to escape from the city of Gori.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"My fellow Georgians. You are on your own. Thank you, and goodnight!"

Aug 11 10:16

Thousands flee Philippine clashes

Aug 11 09:16

War in the Caucasus: Towards a Broader Russia-US Military Confrontation?

A process of escalation and confrontation between Russia and America is unfolding, reminiscent of the Cold War era.

Are we dealing with an act of provocation, with a view to triggering a broader conflict? Supported by media propaganda, the Western military alliance is intent on using this incident to confront Russia, as evidenced by recent NATO statements.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The coming "cold war" could go "hot" in a heartbeat.

Aug 11 09:09

Civilian Genocide, Dead Americans Cost Of U.S.-Russia Proxy War

The truth behind who is primarily responsible for the bloodshed unfolding in South Ossetia and surrounding areas has been buried by the western corporate media. Georgian forces, with a green light from NATO and the support of American and Ukrainian mercenaries, launched a brutal attack targeting civilians and Russian peacekeepers timed to coincide with the opening of the Beijing Olympics so as to temporarily deflect attention before the inevitable Russian response, by which time the global media machine kicked into high gear to smear Russia as the villains of the entire piece.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US and NATO absolutely misjudged the potential for the Russian response.

If this was supposed to engage Russia and Georgia in a protracted war to deflect from Russia's being able to supply Iran militarily in case of an attack from the US and or Israel on Iran, it has exploded on US foreign policy makers like a very bad trick cigar.

Aug 10 08:06

Impeachment Won't Help; Only Revolution Will Save America

If you happen to be among the top one percent of the nation, then, Bush has done a fabulous job for you. He's has enriched you and your type. You benefited from 911 which made possible Bush's agenda of aggressive war, dismantling the Constitution, and packing the courts. You should be proud and probably are.

Aug 10 08:05

Call for mass-blockades against the racists conference in Cologne

From the 19th to the 21st of September, racists and neofascists from all over europe are planning to hold a so called „Anti-Islamization-Congress“. Invited by the self constituted citizens' initiative „pro Köln“ up to 1000 right-wing extremists of different shade (from the classic Neonazi to rightist-conservatives) want to spread their propagandha against people with other origin ore religion
under the smokescreen of a pretended critique on Islam.

Aug 09 10:33

War between Russia and Georgia orchestrated from USA

Russian officials believe that it was the USA that orchestrated the current conflict. The chairman of the State Duma Committee for Security, Vladimir Vasilyev, believes that the current conflict is South Ossetia is very reminiscent to the wars in Iraq and Kosovo.

In the meantime, it became known that the Georgian troops conducted volley-fire cleansings of several South Ossetian settlements, where people’s houses were simply leveled.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The agenda here on the part of the US appears to be to get Russia mired in a military confrontation with Georgia.

This would critically impact Russia's ability to come to Iran's aid, should the US and/or Israel be planning some kind of an attack.

We now have two carrier groups, headed to the Gulf.

Coincidence?!? Probably not.

Aug 08 14:27

Pickens Gives New Meaning to 'Self-Government'

Purchasing rights-of-way is often expensive and time-consuming -- and what if landowners won’t sell? While private entities may be frustrated, governments can exercise eminent domain to compel sales. This is Pickens’ route of choice. But wait, you say, Pickens is not a government entity. How can he use eminent domain? Are you sitting down?

Aug 08 13:58

Webcam Tbilisi, Georgia - Rustaveli Avenue

Aug 08 10:34

Baku: Georgia proved that Azerbaijan "has the right to return its land by use of force"

Georgia has proved that peaceful talks is not the only way to restore territorial integrity, says a statement issued by the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry on the recent development in the Georgian-Ossetian conflict zone.

It means that Azerbaijan "has the right to return its lands by use of force, the statement says, Bakililar.az reports.

Aug 08 09:00

TBILISI WEBCAM

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Webcam looking at construction of a new hotel in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Not much to see but only working webcam I have found inm the region.

Aug 08 09:00

Hawaii homecoming rally on Friday for Barack and Michelle Obama.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We'll be having one of Senator Obama's former teachers as our guest one week from tomorrow, talking about education issues.

Aug 08 07:33

Haiti's Compounding Food and Health Crises

Haiti today is a tragic case study of how developing nations can lose the sovereign right to ensure access to healthcare when they lose their right to local food self-sufficiency under globalization.

Aug 07 13:44

Ohio National Guard to Conduct Homeland Defense/Homeland Security Exercise

The Ohio National Guard’s Joint Task Force 73 will conduct a Fully Operational Capability exercise, Aug. 11-15, at Owens Community College’s Center for Emergency Preparedness in Perrysburg Township to test its ability to support local and state civilian authorities during a Homeland Defense/Homeland Security event.

Aug 07 13:08

California Computers Can't Perform Pay Cut Because of COBOL

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Vacuum tubes and floppy disks?"

I'm sorry: this is both hysterical and humiliating California.

Aug 06 11:05

CHILD LABOUR AND EXPLOITATION OF WORKERS DECLARED KOSHER IN THE U.S.

US’ biggest supplier of kosher meat accused of exploiting employees, tolerating illegally hiring teenagers. ‘They refuse to accept responsibility for anything that is going on in that plant,’ spokesman for Food and Commercial Workers union says

Aug 06 09:50

Russian Judge Rules Sexual Harassment Is Okay As It Ensures Survival Of Human Race

A woman seeking to become only the third woman ever to successfully bring a sexual harassment case in Russia was dealt a shocking rebuke when the judge threw out her case, ruling that sexual harassment is actually necessary for the survival of the human race:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Pardon me while I help the survival of the human race with that cute Irish lass in the office next door!

Aug 06 09:44

Ex-Howard Hughes spokesman, CIA operative dies

Robert A. Maheu, a former Howard Hughes confidant and CIA operative once involved in a failed plot to poison Fidel Castro, has died in a Las Vegas hospital. He was 90.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One down.

Aug 06 08:50

Texas defies World Court with execution

The World Court last month ordered the U.S. government to "take all measures necessary" to halt the upcoming executions of five Mexicans including Medellin's on the grounds that they had been deprived of their right to consular services after their arrests.

Aug 06 08:50

Renegade troops seize power in Mauritania

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Maybe they have an idiot for a leader.

Aug 06 08:40

Military jury convicts bin Laden's driver

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Drive a dead guy, go to jail!

Aug 05 13:35

Gitmo detainees subject to detention even if acquitted: Pentagon

Some detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba will likely never be released because of the danger they pose, and those tried and acquitted will still be subject to continued detention as enemy combatants, a Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

(Ahem).

If these guys are acquitted, this means that they have been found innocent of any crime

Since when, in the history of American law and justice, have we continued to hold people who have been acquitted??

This boggles the mind, and makes you wonder what kinds of judicial "stretches" this government, right now, is willing to take against American citizens whose only "crime" is disagreeing with its positions.

Please don't think that just because this is happening at Gitmo, that it couldn't happen here.

Aug 05 12:23

Hilton’s May Pull McCain Donations, Paris Can Sue McCain

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I love the smell of irony in the morning!

Aug 05 08:39

Changing lug nuts not a war crime, jury told

Osama bin Laden's driver performed vital services that enabled "the world's most dangerous terrorist" to launch attacks, a prosecutor told jurors before they began deliberations on Monday in the first U.S. war crimes trial at Guantanamo.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Did they hang Hitler's driver?

Aug 05 08:36

Pentagon tells Congress of arms sale to Australia

The Pentagon is proposing the sale to Australia of up to $1.5 billion in missiles, electronic warfare countermeasure equipment and other supplies to support that country's F/A-18E/F fighter aircraft.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The only things this country makes any more that people want to buy are its weapons.

Aug 05 08:10

Three Million in Gold Bullion Seized at Gold Dealers House

Authorities have seized $60,000 cash, some of it sealed in shrink wrap, and $3 million in gold bullion at the house of James Fayed, whose wife, Pamela, was murdered last week. Twenty-five assault rifles and thousands of rounds of ammunition were also seized from the house, according to Assistant U.S. Atty. Mark R. Aveis

Aug 05 07:30

Alexander Solzhenitsyn ­ Hero And Sage

"Here he analysed with depth and vision such as few have, the fundamental malady of Western Civilisation. He declared that the West had lost its moral courage, starting at the top among the ruling elite and the intellectuals. Solzhenitsyn traced the decadence back to the ideology dominant in the West, lambasting the Western ideal of the happiness of the greatest number and a freedom that becomes licentious.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Boy, he got THAT one right!

Aug 05 07:12

Pakistani terror suspect due in U.S. court

Government sources have said that al Qaeda leader Khalid Sheikh Mohammed named Siddiqui among al Qaeda's operatives.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

After further waterboarding, KSM admitted to shooting the Easter Bunny.

Aug 04 10:29

Israeli parents forget daughter at airport

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Home Alone" for real!

Aug 04 08:29

Circuit City, Mad Magazine and Streisand

Someone at Circuit City sees a too-true-to-be-really-funny Mad Magazine parody of their beleaguered company and dashes off an e-mail demanding that all copies of the periodical be purged from the chain's shelves.

I already know that you're thinking two things?

"Mad Magazine still publishes?"

"And they sell it at Circuit City?"

Aug 03 16:00

Soviet dissident writer Solzhenitsyn dies at 89

Alexander Solzhenitsyn, the Soviet dissident writer and Nobel literature prize winner, has died aged 89, the Interfax news agency reported on Sunday.

Aug 03 09:23

ND towns unfazed by ICBM rocket booster in ditch

There's plenty to talk about at the weekly women's coffee klatch in the small town of Parshall, and no one bothered to mention the unarmed booster rocket for an intercontinental ballistic missile lying in a ditch where an Air Force truck overturned.

Aug 02 10:03

Kashmir cease-fire shows signs of fraying as Pakistan, India step up violations

Fear has returned to border areas of Kashmir after a series of cease-fire violations on the de facto frontier dividing the region between India and Pakistan shattered five years of calm, locals say.

Troops stationed along the heavily militarized Line of Control (LoC) traded fire four times during July. Each side blamed the other for starting the clashes residents in the area say they fear could escalate into heavier battles between the nuclear-armed neighbors.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The entire region feels like its a cauldron of unrest, just getting ready to explode.

Aug 02 09:45

The Voice of the White House

“It is very apparent to everyone here in Washington, even to the floor-polishers and sewer inspectors of the District, that McCain is rapidly losing any chance of gaining the presidency of the United States. There is a strong and growing perception that the ageing McCain appears constantly confused, stumbles badly, mumbles and constantly contradicts himself in public. Many of my friends are beginning to express pity for him, the certain kiss of political death.

Aug 01 19:34

What Really Happened to What Really Happened? Did Rivero join the ADL?

What Really Happened is twisting the original story about IDF members training New York Jews into a paramilitary group into some weird story about aL-Qaeda training Muslims.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You know, sometimes I give my readers more credit for intelligence and perception than is actually out there, and this is one of those times.

The reason I gave the story the reversed headline I did was that I expected people would react quite strongly to the idea that Al Qaeda was training paramilitaries in New York. My goal was to force the readers into seeing that ANYONE training paramilitaries in New York is a dangerous activity, regardless of who is doing it.

But apparently, some people missed that message.

Aug 01 08:40

I Didn't Get All These Miles on my Face in One Life Time.

The symphony has gotten so out there that half of the orchestra doesn’t even know what song they’re playing now. So many lies have been paraded bare assed naked down front street. So many crazy things have happened and just went by, like it was some kind of strange holiday of people celebrating how clueless they can be. We are in uncharted waters. A massive building collapses in free fall and the world goes, “duh...” Some kind of low rent David Copperfield made everybody believe they were seeing a Las Vegas Show with music by Brittany Spears. How did we get here from wherever we were?

Jul 31 15:04

Man beheaded on bus to Winnipeg

"I was just reading a book and all of a sudden I heard a guy screaming. I turned around and the guy sitting right beside me was standing up and stabbing another guy with a big Rambo knife," he said.

"Right in the throat. Repeatedly."

The man wielding the knife had a shaved head and was wearing sunglasses, he said.

"He looked totally calm. He didn't say a word I don't think to anybody on the bus ... nothing. Just totally calm."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Had only one of those bus passengers had a gun, that young man would still be alive.

Jul 31 12:47

TSA Really Wreck The RepRap Child

I recommend that anyone, anywhere shipping any equipment of value by air goes out of their way to avoid having it pass through the United States of America. Otherwise their badly-trained insecurity chimps and box-throwers will wreck it for you.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Well, now I don't feel quite so bad about the laptop!

Jul 30 13:15

FLASHBACK: Webb Aide Tried To Take Gun Into Senate Building, Capitol Police Say

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Posted in light of the recent death of one of Webb's aides.

Jul 25 19:16

U.S.: Defend Isabel Garcia!

Since the incident, our office has received numerous hate calls, and Jon Justice posted a few offensive videos of himself with a piñata with Isabel's likeness, caressing it and making comments about "wanting to take it home with me," among a few other comments about "chorizo" and "viva la raza." Mr. Justice has since removed the video, as well as the one that followed it, which we found to be even more offensive. Transcripts of the first video is below, as well as a short transcript written by someone who saw the video before it was removed.

Jul 25 14:04

The Strange Moments of these Remarkable Times.

How comes it that a simpering psychopath like George Bush can take the White House without having been legally elected two times and nobody says a word? Sure, some of us spoke out but we aren’t important people. Even some important people spoke out but we didn’t hear about it and when we did we were told that they were traitors and giving comfort to the enemy; even though no enemy did 9/11, 9/11 was an Inside Job.

Jul 25 11:56

OPEN LETTER TO THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT

Jul 25 11:19

Edward Davidson, the "spam king" who reportedly forced his wife to help him escape from a Colorado prison on Sunday, has killed himself, a woman, and a toddler, according to The Denver Post.

Edward Davidson, the "spam king" who reportedly forced his wife to help him escape from a Colorado prison on Sunday, has killed himself, a woman, and a toddler, according to The Denver Post.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sorry, but this one doesn't pass the "smell test at all.

OK, his wife helps him to escape from a Colorado prison on Sunday.....only to kill a woman, child, and himself the next week??

I guess this guy was "really depressed" after his successful escape!

Jul 25 10:18

Qantas 747 terror could have been caused by bomb, say aviation experts

It’s possible that there was some kind of explosive devise in the suitcases because there’s a hole where there shouldn’t be. Bags are put into aluminium containers but, as the pictures of the plane show, they aren’t in the aluminium container anymore. It’s possible that the container was blown open, although it’s not certain, but it is interesting to see the bags through the hole. How else could that be if not an explosion?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to appreciate how intensely the writing is trying to hype the "fear factor", when the logical explanation may prove something entirely more pedestrian.

Jul 25 08:38

Honorable Exit From Empire

From 1989 to 1991, with the collapse of the Soviet Empire and breakup of the U.S.S.R., America had an opportunity to lay down its global burden and become again what Jeane Kirkpatrick called "a normal country in a normal time."

We let the opportunity pass by, opting instead to use our wealth and power to convert the world to democratic capitalism. And we have reaped the reward of all the other empires that went before: A sinking currency, relative decline, universal enmity, a series of what Rudyard Kipling called "the savage wars of peace."

Jul 24 16:27

Mystery vibrations have Green Bay couple spinning

For two years now, the Ehrfurths have been enduring an annoying, persistent noise in their home — a low, motor-like rumble accompanied by a vibration. They can't figure out what's causing it, and it's been a challenge getting others to believe them because the problem starts and stops.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is no mystery here. I have heard that sound myself and know what it is. it is the sound of deep earth boring machines making tunnels for the military.

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Jul 24 09:47

America’s Middle Class Can’t Take Much More Punishment

Jul 24 08:15

Reward offered for citizen's arrest of Rice

A $5000 reward is being offered to any Auckland University student who can make a successful citizen's arrest of United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice during her visit to the country this weekend.

Jul 23 08:18

Lieberman Compares Hagee To Moses, Says Bloggers Would Have Attacked Him Too»

Yesterday, Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) spoke at the controversial pastor John Hagee’s Christians United For Israel Washington-Israel Summit. Lieberman’s close political ally, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), finally rejected Hagee’s endorsement in May. Lieberman, however, says he still has the utmost respect for the pastor, who once said that Hurricane Katrina was punishment to New Orleans for hosting a gay pride parade.

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If most Christian Zionists, including Hagees' flock, really knew how most Israelis really felt about them, they would be both astonished and profoundly disappointed.

And his attack on the bloggers only underscores that one is apt to get the truth, and more quickly, through responsible blogs than you ever will through corporate media.

Jul 22 17:49

Flight carrying members of Congress makes emergency landing

Poe and fellow Congressmen Nick Lampson, Ron Paul, John Carter, Ciro Rodriguez, Solomon Ortiz and Henry Cuellar were aboard the flight, said Poe's press secretary DeeAnn Thigpen.

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Hmmmm. Lot of problems with airplanes, this campaign season!

Jul 22 16:52

Human trafficking may be on the rise in North Carolina

Over the weekend, Monroe police made three arrests and shut down a business in what they believe is a case of human trafficking involving at least two women selling sex at a massage parlor.

Jul 22 07:37

Everybody Knows!

'Everybody knows' that all government's lie; the bigger the government, the bigger the lies. Most people also lie, but only politicians and criminals seek to make a career out of lying. Yet most Americans still believe that they live in a free country with laws that govern this society and protect the citizens from any and all attacks: because to fail to believe in this; is to be "Un- American" in some way.

Jul 22 07:30

Oklahoma Rebellion

The resolution's language, in part, reads: "Whereas, the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States reads as follows: 'The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.'; and Whereas, the Tenth Amendment defines the total scope of federal power as being that specifically granted by the Constitution of the United States and no more; and whereas, the scope of power defined by the Tenth Amendment means that the federal government was created by the states specifically to b

Jul 21 19:02

DEVELOPING: MAN THREATENS TO JUMP FROM SENATE OFFICE BUILDING

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