Tuesday, 29 May 2007

I Lost My Son to a War I Oppose. We Were Both Doing Our Duty

Memorial Day orators will say that a G.I.'s life is priceless. Don't believe it. I know what value the U.S. government assigns to a soldier's life: I've been handed the check.

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Severe reverse culture shock : "What the **** are you looking at?"

Coming back from Japan after a year comes with its fair share of moments like these....

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Thursday, 17 May 2007

Jailed Scientology Critic Keith Henson In Danger

Keith Henson is being denied his lawyer and medication. His visitors are being jerked around, often waiting for hours, then told he cannot see them.We who know him are very concerned for the future of his well-being, as he needs medication for heart and blood pressure problems. This whole situation is horribly wrong, and nobody is listening.

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Wednesday, 16 May 2007

Give ‘Em Hell, Mr. Terkel

The acclaimed host of “Democracy Now” pays tribute to one her most prolific and passionate forbears, Studs Terkel, who turns 95 this week. “Ordinary people are capable of doing extraordinary things,” Turkel says. His life proves that fact.

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Monday, 14 May 2007

This Perfect Storm Will Finally Destroy The Neocon Project

Americans are sick of the unrepentant arrogance of this elite. But the realisation has come at a very heavy cost.

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Scientology row, bbc reporters youtube shouting match with scientology

BBC reporter tells how Scientology spied on him, shouted at him, harrassed him, members of his family etc, broke into his hotel room and many other acts during the making of a bbc documentary on scientology

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Saturday, 5 May 2007

Solving Einstein's Puzzles

Walter Isaacson’s 704-page, 2.4-pound biography of Einstein may not provide a solution to the great question that nagged the physicist to the day he died – but thanks to Isaacson's access to a treasure trove of letters released just last year, "Einstein: His Life and Universe" provides the most definitive word yet on Einstein's personal puzzle

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Bush administration proposes retroactive immunity for phone companies

As a small note in a lrger funding bill, the administration is asking Congress to pass legislation that would grant telephone companies immunity from all prosecution related to their assistance of the intelligence community. The intent is to protect those companies that have assisted the government with its illegal wire-tapping activities.

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The impeachment train is starting to roll.

The impeachment train is starting to roll. Last week, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), started things off by filing a three-article bill of impeachment against Vice President Dick Cheney. Initially largely ignored by the mainstream media, and even ridiculed by some leading Democrats in Congress, that bill, HR 333, today garnered two co-sponsors, Rep.

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