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

Social Security is not broken and therefore does not need to be fixed

So Called Social Security Crisis (SCSSC)

Comments, questions, corrections, rebuttals are always welcome.

Tuesday, July 20, 2004
Halliburton Subpoenaed Over Unit's Iran Work
I found this paragraph funny: The company said in its annual report that revenues from its subsidiary's business in Iran amounted to about $80 million, or one-half of 1 percent of total revenues of $16.3 billion in 2003.
So I guess their defense will be we only did a little business with a country that aides, supports and harbors terrorists?
Some background, CONTRACT SPORT.

Iraq update, the "If a tree falls in the forest..." edition
Torturing Children
The biggest story of the Iraq war is not about missing weapons of mass destruction, or about deep-cover CIA officers getting their covers blown by vengeful White House agents, or even about 896 dead American soldiers. These have been covered to one degree or another, and then summarily dismissed, by the American mainstream news media. The biggest story of the Iraq war has not enjoyed any coverage in America, though it has been exploding across the international news media for several weeks now.
US Media Kills Story that Iraqi PM Executed 6 Prisoners
The US media has surprisingly failed to pick up the shocking disclosure by Sydney Morning Herald, Australia?s leading newspaper, that the Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi personally executed six suspected insurgents in a Baghdad police station.

The latest on DeLay (From the Center for American Progress)
Last week, evidence surfaced that four of the five House ethics committee Republicans investigating Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) have accepted money in the past from the fundraising operation involved in the complaint against him. That has now prompted calls for the appointment of an independent counsel from two non-partisan watchdogs, Common Cause and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW). And the Dallas Morning News editorial board concurred: it noted that because DeLay is the House member "with the greatest ability to reward friends and punish enemies," an independent counsel should be appointed, just as it was during the investigations of former speakers Jim Wright and Newt Gingrich.

Not only can you not talk bad about Bush. You can't say good things about people that talk bad about Bush
Linda Ronstadt ejected from casino for praising Michael Moore
US singer Linda Ronstadt was booed off the stage and kicked out of a Las Vegas casino after praising polemical filmmaker Michael Moore's film "Fahrenheit 9/11," the casino said.
Michael Moore responds
Open Letter to Bill Timmins, President Aladdin Casino and Hotel
For you to throw Linda Ronstadt off the premises because she dared to say a few words in support of me and my film, is simply stupid and Un-American. Frankly, I have never heard of such a thing happening. I read that you wouldn't even let her go back up to her room at your hotel! Are you crazy? For crying out loud, it was a song DEDICATION! To "Desperado!" Every American loves that song! Sure, some people didn't like the dedication, and that's their right. But neither they nor you have the right to remove her from your building when all she did was exercise her AMERICAN right to speak her mind.

Designer administration, color-coded world
"Yellow decorating: Van Gogh called it 'a color capable of charming God.' You may relegate it to the kitchen or a bathroom, but take a chance with this warm tone and the rewards will be tangible. By itself, the citron yellow on this Victorian chest seemed pallid. But a rich, honeyed drawer trim -- not an obvious choice --galvanized it." (Tips on colors from the Martha Stewart Website)

Just a reminder
When Democrats Lean Right, They Lose: A History Lesson
George Bush eats centrist Democrats for breakfast. Senator John Kerry is a centrist, and as Michael Moore puts it: "We cannot leave the 2004 election to the Democrats to screw it up."



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