Silence is Consent

If you don't speak up you accept what is happening. This site was born out of the mainstream media's inability to cover the news. I am just an American cititzen trying to spread the word in the era of FCC consolidation, post 9/11 Patriot Act hysteria, hackable voting machines and war without end. I rant and post news items I perceive to be relevant to our current situation.

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
- Thomas Jefferson

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Tuesday, June 08, 2004
Yesterday's bombshell from the Wall Street Jounral
Pentagon Report Set Framework For Use of Torture
Bush administration lawyers contended last year that the president wasn't bound by laws prohibiting torture and that government agents who might torture prisoners at his direction couldn't be prosecuted by the Justice Department.
Talking Points Memo takes this article apart. Especially this part:
To protect subordinates should they be charged with torture, the memo advised that Mr. Bush issue a "presidential directive or other writing" that could serve as evidence, since authority to set aside the laws is "inherent in the president."
Holy shit! When these people start setting aside laws out little 200+ year experiment is over. This makes the Partiot Act look like the Bill of Rights.

Maureen Farrell
Just How Bizarre Have Things Become? Take This Quiz and Find Out
1) In April, 2003, the New York Times reported that the Bush administration was planning to establish as many as four permanent military bases in Iraq -- a charge that Donald Rumsfeld flatly denied. [USEmbassy.State.Gov] In May, 2004, author Chalmers Johnson stated that the U.S. is planning to:

a) Keep its promise and not build any permanent military bases in Iraq.
b) Reward Donald Rumsfeld for being so honest and forthright.
c) Build one permanent military base in Baghdad.
d) Build and maintain fourteen military bases in Iraq



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