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By The Numbers…

By on Sep 12, 2006 in Politics | 2 comments

Just thought it might be worth noting that at this time the number of American soldiers killed in Afghanistan and Iraq is already greater than the number of Americans killed by the September 2001 attack on the World Trade Center. So if the (clears throat) ‘point’ of the ‘War on Terrorism’ has been to ensure that such a loss is never again endured by America, well… Guess what? The ‘War on Terrorism’ has just accomplished precisely what it sought to prevent. (imagines 7 billion humans clapplauding) Amen.

Bush Assassination : Watch The Film!

By on Sep 1, 2006 in Media, Politics | 0 comments

“Set in October 2007, the 90-minute drama uses a mix of archive footage, computer generated imagery and documentary techniques to portray Bush’s assassination and America’s reaction to it. Death of a President, which will also headline the Toronto film festival, will be seen first in this country on sister channel More 4 before being repeated on the main channel.” Yup. Read the rest right here.

America’s “Special Relationship” With Israel…

By on Aug 5, 2006 in Politics | 2 comments

As sort-of-promised previously, here is a pdf version of the entire article by Professor Charles Black. Feel free to copy, link, distribute, etc. at will. You might also be interested in this piece by Kurt Vonnegut: 06/17/06 — “Do unto others what you would have them do unto you.” A lot of people think Jesus said that, because it is so much the sort of thing Jesus liked to say. But it was actually said by Confucius, a Chinese philosopher, five hundred years before there was that greatest and most humane of human beings, named Jesus Christ. The Chinese also gave us, via Marco Polo, pasta and the formula for gunpowder. The Chinese were so dumb they only used gunpowder for fireworks. And everybody was so dumb back then that nobody in either hemisphere even knew that there was another one. We’ve sure come a long way since then. Sometimes I wish we hadn’t. I...

Know Thy Enemy…

By on Jun 16, 2006 in Politics | 0 comments

This is just a quick refresher, since memory seems to be in short supply. When the World Trade Center in New York went down, killing around 3,000 people – the reactions in Tehran, Iran were as follows: The Iranians, over 1 million of them, were on the streets of Tehran, holding a candle-light vigil for the people who had died. Yes, that’s the 2nd time I say ‘people’, not ‘Americans’, because, really, that’s what they were. To most people, I think – that’s what they were…people; husbands, wives, sons and daughters. Compare this with the footage of Mr. Bush, days afterwards, standing in the midst of the rubble. Again, the smug look on the face, a man about to break into a smirk. A man who sees nothing but opportunity, a man high on the rising post-disaster approval ratings, a man who at the time this picture was taken, already...

Maybe You Should Believe The People Who Actually Do The Fighting

By on Jun 13, 2006 in Politics | 0 comments

You’d think their voices would be better heard. In any case – here’s an interesting read: Military Men Who Oppose Neo-Con Warmongering Under Attack Is anybody listening? Or is everybody too busy defending Rumsfeld? A man who claimed to accept ‘full responsibility’ for the tortures and abuses of Abu Ghraib and who yet, somehow, mysteriously, is still a free man? Here we are.

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