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Friday, November 03, 2006

THE "MILITARY COMMISSIONS ACT OF 2006": DOES THAT RING A BELL? WELL, IT SHOULD! WHERE HAVE ALL OUR RIGHTS GONE? C'MON, TAKE A GUESS: FOOD FOR THOUGHT.

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Bush : U.S. Must Stay In Iraq To Control Oil

By Raw Story

During an interview with conservative pundit
Rush Limbaugh, US President George Bush
expressed deep concerns about the possibility
of the United States leaving the Middle East,
raising fears that extremists could topple
governments to "control oil resources." Continue

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Evil Is As Evil Does

By Paul Craig Roberts

Perhaps Americans don’t notice, but the rest of the
world does see the double standard applied when
Saddam Hussein is put on trial for war crimes and
crimes against humanity, while US, UK, and Israeli
government officials commit far greater crimes by
illegally invading countries, targeting civilian
populations, and torturing detainees. Continue

P.S.--Saddam sentenced to death

Saddam Hussein faces death by hanging for war
crimes in the 1982 killings of 148 people. » More

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Fascists

By John T. Flynn

When fascism comes it will not be in the form of an
anti-American movement or pro-Hitler bund,
practicing disloyalty. Nor will it come in the form
of a crusade against war. It will appear rather in
the luminous robes of flaming patriotism. Continued

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More Troops—or Less Empire

By Patrick J. Buchanan

15 years after the Cold War’s end, to begin dissolving
old alliances and shedding commitments dating to a
time when a Soviet Empire bestrode Europe and
Asia like a colossus? Continue

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Tracked In America: Stories from the History of U.S. Government Surveillance:

This documentary Web site explores more than two
centuries of surveillance in America. Included are two
hours of audio interviews, 300 photographs and 25 personal
stories beginning in 1917.

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I Want To Hurt Somebody

By Greg Palast

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American Prison Planet

The Bush Administration as Global Jailor

By Nick Turse

The American gulag is so much more than Guantanamo
and so much worse. The combination of U.S. "homeland"
prisons, where "one in 140 Americans, or as many
people as live in Namibia, or nearly five Luxembourgs"
are locked away, the offshore imperial detention facilities,
the shadowy CIA black sites, and the ever-shifting
outsourced detention facilities operated by other nations
adds up to something new in history -- the makings of
a veritable American prison planet. Continue

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Blood and money

By John Pilger

The United States promised a democracy when the Civil
Rights Act became law in 1964 and the Voting Rights Act
the following year finally ended slavery. For the next
decade, the civil-rights movement joined the great popular
movement to end the slaughter in Vietnam, and Congress
legislated to restrain the CIA's secretive parallel power. It
was a fleeting intermission. Continue

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Baghdad is Surrounded: “The American Era in the Middle East has ended”

By Mike Whitney

After 3 and a half years of violence and mayhem we still
know as little about the Iraqi resistance as we did in March
2003. This is inexcusable. In addition, there’s been no attempt
to engage the representatives of the resistance in political dialogue.
How can we possibly reach a political solution without dialogue
and negotiation? Continue

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British believe Bush is more dangerous than Kim Jong-il

By Julian Glover

America is now seen as a threat to world peace by its closest
neighbours and allies, according to an international survey
of public opinion published today that reveals just how far
the country's reputation has fallen among former supporters
since the invasion of Iraq. Continue

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It's Always Darkest, Right Before ... It Goes Completely Black

By Phil Rockstroh

While I harbor little affection for nor feel any affinity with
the corrupt establishment of the Democratic Party, I don't
believe, as is the case with the present leadership of the
Republican party, they're a klavern of insane, death-smitten
apocalypticists. However, I do believe that a craven desire
for power and privilege has transformed them into morally
bankrupt, lickspittle, corporate stooges. Continue

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The Election Farce

By David PĂ©rez

The only reason the Democratic Party is against the fiasco
in Iraq is because the U.S. is losing the war. It’s all about
“bad planning,” or “bad timing,” or whatever. If Bush and
Co. had easily subjugated the nation and controlled the oil
fields, the entire U.S. ruling class and their paid politicians
would be joyous. Continue

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"Hey America, Stop your Bellyaching and get to Work"

By Mike Whitney

What can we expect in the midterm elections? The real
question is: What should we NOT expect in the elections.
We should not expect dramatic change from our present
trajectory. Whether Karl Rove engineers another
electoral-coup or not, is beside the point. The system has
been reshaped to meet the needs and aspirations of the
ruling mandarins. Continue

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Foreclosure USA

By Joel S. Hirschhorn

We the people once owned our democracy. We elected
“representatives” to run it for US. Have you noticed?
Somewhere along the way we lost our democracy. It
was foreclosed by wealthy and power elites that corrupted
our “representatives” who literally sold us out. Our homeland
was foreclosed right in plain sight. Continue

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Paul Krugman: As Bechtel Goes:

Baghdad received less than six hours a day of electricity
last month, and much of Iraq’s population lives with
untreated sewage and without clean water. But Bechtel,
having received $2.3 billion of taxpayers’ money and
having lost the lives of 52 employees, has come to the
end of its last government contract.

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Gloves come off! : Bush hints Dems love terrorists in late push

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Haggard Case Fuels Debate Over Hypocrisy

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The New York Times: Avoiding Calamity on the Cheap

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Doris "Granny D" Haddock: Our Eyes Are Wide Open

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William Rivers Pitt: You're Kidding Me, Right?

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Military Newspapers Call for Rumsfeld's Resignation

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Keith Olbermann: Bush Owes Troops Apology,Not Kerry

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William Rivers Pitt: Speaking of Apologies

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Sara Rich: A Letter to My Sonand to My Nation

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Bill Moyers: America 101

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David Rose: Neo Culpa

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While poverty persists, there is no freedom

By Nelson Mandela

Millions remain enslaved and in chains at a time of
breathtaking advances in technology and wealth.
Continue

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Homeland Security Tightens Grip on International Travel

By Ezekiel

The Department of Homeland Security proposed new
rules back in July that would fundamentally undermine
the right of American citizens to travel abroad. Public
carriers--airlines, cruise lines, even fishing boats--will
be required to submit the names of all passengers to
Homeland Security prior to departure and to obtain
permission from Homeland Security to board those
passengers. These new rules will take effect January
14, 2007. Continue

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Neocons turn on Bush for incompetence over Iraq war:

Several prominent neoconservatives have turned on
George Bush days before critical midterm elections,
lambasting his administration for incompetence in the
handling of the Iraq war and questioning the wisdom of
the 2003 invasion they were instrumental in promoting.

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Juan Cole: Top Ten Ways we know We have Lost in Iraq

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Ocean Life on the Brink of No Return:

Every single commercial fishery in the world will be wiped
before 2050 and the oceans may never recover if over-fishing
continues at its current rate, a four-year scientific investigation
has found.

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No more fish to eat in 40 years:

Fish stocks are declining so rapidly that scientists have
predicted that they will disappear by the middle of the
century unless radical measures are taken to protect them

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Leftists from across Mexico flood Oaxaca

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Andy Rooney
What are we doing in Iraq?

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Writers find scandal, face jail

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JIHAD IS FUN! VOTE DEMOCRAT!

BY ANN COULTER

John Kerry is the "botched joke" of American politics.
For those of you keeping score at home, John Kerry has
now called members of the U.S. military (a) stupid,
(b) crazy, (c) murderers, (d) rapists, (e) terrorizers of
Iraqi women and children. I wonder what he'll call them
tomorrow. Whatever Karl Rove is paying John Kerry to
say stupid things, it's worth every penny.

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THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF GEORGE W. BUSH

BY RICHARD REEVES

WASHINGTON -- There is an old baseball story that was,
I think, first told about Frankie Frisch when he was
player-manager of the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1930s:

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KEEPING OUR EYES ON THE BALL

BY MOLLY IVINS

AUSTIN, Texas -- I'm still worried sick. The R's have
seized the news cycle! Which says more about how dim
American politics are than anything I can think of.

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Comics: Ted Rall

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O'Connor worries about courts' autonomy


The following comment is:

Copyright (C) 2006 by F. Scott Sinclair.
All Rights Reserved.

Comment: Sandra Day O'Connor shouldd have
thought of that before she retired. And even
before that, when she joined the "Supremes"
majority--known affectionately as the Felonious
Five by many admirers--and stopped the recount
in Florida in 2000. They virutually handed the
White House to Bush on a golden platter. It
doesn't take a brilliant legal mind (or even a
rocket scientist) to figure out the end result of
those two critical decisions: stopping the Flordia
recount, and her premature retirement.

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Late Night Political Jokes - Late Night Jokes Updated Daily

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Comment: Installments seventeen, eighteen and nineteen are
now posted of the serialization of F. Scott Sinclair's novel:
Pancho Villa Avenged

A CONVENIENT (I HOPE) TABLE OF CONTENTS OF
F. SCOTT SINCLAIR'S NOVELS

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