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You Gotta Laugh – No. 1732

By on Jun 12, 2006 in Politics | 0 comments

BBC NEWS | Americas | Guantanamo suicides ‘acts of war’ “The camp commander said the two Saudis and a Yemeni were ‘committed’ and had killed themselves in ‘an act of asymmetric warfare waged against us’.” Right. THEY KILLED THEMSELVES AT US! ‘Nuff Said.

On Simple Human Decency…

By on Jun 10, 2006 in Politics | 1 comment

A good read found on Harpers.org. “Because I am loath to violate whatever fresh new mores the people have agreed upon, or have been told they agree upon, and because I do not care to have my ass kicked repeatedly in a holding cell while I beg to see a lawyer, I almost hesitate to ask the following question. I will ask it, though, out of what used to be called simple human decency: Am I allowed to write that I would like to hunt down George W. Bush, the president of the United States, and kill him with my bare hands?” You can read the whole thing here. Yeah. It gets...

Costs of War

By on May 26, 2006 in Politics | 1 comment

“Even taking a conservative approach and assuming all U.S. troops return by 2010, we believe the true costs exceed a trillion dollars. Using the CBO’s projection of maintaining troops in Iraq through 2015, the true costs may exceed $2 trillion. In either case, the cost is much larger than the administration’s original estimate of $50-$60b. The costs estimated do not include those borne by other countries, either directly (military expenditures) or indirectly (the increased price of oil). Most importantly, we have not included the costs to Iraq, either in terms of destruction of infrastructure or the loss of lives.” This is from an interesting article in The Hindu – you can, and should read the rest here.

Why Isn’t THIS On The News? The Port Mess Continues…

By on Feb 27, 2006 in Politics | 0 comments

Meg Bannerji: Bush’s Port Deal: “DP World, by the way, is only a year old, the result of a Bush-fostered merger that made it the world’s sixth largest port operator. Sound farfetched? Not at all. David Sanborn, whom Bush named head of U.S. Maritime Administration less than a month ago, runs DP World’s European and Latin American operations. And in January of last year, DP World acquired an international terminal business known as CSX, a company chaired by John Snow, who resigned just in time to become Bush’s Secretary of the Treasury and head a federal panel that helped seal the merger.” To which I can only add…Cheney anyone? Haliburton? Why isn’t this information all over the news?

God, I love Harper’s Magazine…

By on Mar 13, 2002 in Media, Politics | 0 comments

If you haven’t been there, it’s about time. You can find them at Harper’s Magazine, and if you haven’t been, well…go. Bookmark the weekly review. Go there. Every week. Once. Read it. In this weeks reviews: “President Bush tried to get Stevie Wonder’s attention by smiling and waving at him.” Amen.

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