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)

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Thursday, July 01, 2004
Juan Cole on the handover
The New and Improved Iraq
The caretaker government faces five key issues, any one of which could be destabilizing. (1)It must jumpstart the creation of an Iraqi army that could hope to restore security. (2)It must find a way to hold free and fair elections by next January, a difficult trick to pull off given the daily toll of bombings and assassinations. (3)It must get hospitals, water treatment plants and other essential services back to acceptable levels. (4)It must keep the countryƂ?s various factions from fighting one another or from pulling away in a separatist drive. (5)And it must negotiate between religious and secularist political forces.
Looks like the jumpstart for #1 is not going well, US probe finds Iraqi security forces plagued by mass desertions

So why did so many Americans think Saddam and Al Qaeda worked together?
CIA Felt Pressure to Alter Iraq Data, Author Says
Agency analysts never altered their conclusions, but saw the pressure to revisit their work as a clear indication that Bush administration officials were seeking a different answer regarding Iraq and Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, the CIA officer said in an interview with The Times.



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