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.
Florida, 9/11 Truth, Abu Ghraib, A Bush Comparison, Good News, Ron Reagan, 100,000 and Al QaQaa
Do you think 56,000 votes could swing Florida?
Missing absentee ballots in Broward Co. could be a catastrophe
Broward County, Florida, has just announced that it is resending some 76,000 absentee ballots. Some 56,000 ballots, asserted by the Elections Office to have been mailed on October 7-8, have not been received.
Some people are never satisfied
Respected Leaders and Families Launch 9/11 Truth Statement Demanding Deeper Investigation into the Events of 9/11
On August 31, 2004, Zogby International, the official North American political polling agency for Reuters, released a poll that found nearly half (49.3%) of New York City residents and 41% of those in New York state believe US leaders had foreknowledge of impending 9/11 attacks and "consciously failed" to act. Of the New York City residents, 66% called for a new probe of unanswered questions by Congress or the New York Attorney General.
In connection with this news, we have assembled 100 notable Americans and 40 family members of those who died to sign this 9/11 Statement, which calls for immediate public attention to unanswered questions that suggest that people within the current administration may indeed have deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for war.
Abu Ghraib, Unresolved
Bush is no FDR, HST or JFK!
Bush takes hit for using JFK's words vs. Kerry
But Schlossberg said, ``Sen. Kerry has demonstrated his courage and commitment to a stronger America throughout his entire career. President Kennedy inspired and united the country and so will John Kerry. President Bush is doing just the opposite.''
An organized left is bad for the GOP
I have seen the present, and it works — I think.
I have spent the past week observing the official Democratic Party and unofficial 527 field operations in the battleground states of Ohio and Florida. And I have found something I’ve never before seen in my 36 or so years as a progressive activist and later as a journalist: an effective, fully functioning American left.
Here is what Ron Reagan said last night on Hardball when asked if he thought the 380 tons story is an SCLM October Surprise on Bush:
MATTHEWS: Ron Reagan, your view, your sense of smell about this?I've really grown to like our ex-Presidents son.
REAGAN: Pardon me?
Well, let me give you an example of what isn‘t a liberal bias in the media. I would maintain that there has been a double standard here. And it works to President Bush‘s advantage.
In the last week or two, we‘ve heard about how both sides are using scare tactics in this campaign. Kerry is talking about a potential draft and that Social Security might go away. And these politicians are doing what politicians do. But there is a difference.
George Bush is also going around the country and he is saying that John Kerry says—not that he believes, but that John Kerry says he will not defend America until we‘re attacked and only then with the permission of our foreign allies. Now, there‘s a word for that. And it is not hyperbole and it‘s not exaggeration. It is lying. Eric Alterman in “Newsweek” magazine had it exactly right this week.
Now, let me repeat that. George W. Bush, when he says that about John Kerry, is lying. Now, how many people in the press are willing to say that?
100,000 Excess Iraqi Deaths Since War - Study
Deaths of Iraqis have soared to 100,000 above normal since the Iraq war mainly due violence and many of the victims have been women and children, public health experts from the United States said Thursday.
Al QaQaa update
The last time those missing explosives were seen?
The news crew was based just south of Al Qaqaa, and drove two or three miles north of there with soldiers on April 18, 2003.One reason I think this story has legs is because everyone likes saying "QaQaa".
The IAEA says...
it warned U.S. about explosives
The U.N. nuclear agency said Thursday it warned the United States about the vulnerability of explosives stored at Iraq's Al-Qaqaa military installation after another facility - Iraq's main nuclear complex - was looted in April 2003.
This one too
4 Iraqis Tell of Looting at Munitions Site in '03
Looters stormed the weapons site at Al Qaqaa in the days after American troops swept through the area in early April 2003 on their way to Baghdad, gutting office buildings, carrying off munitions and even dismantling heavy machinery, three Iraqi witnesses and a regional security chief said Wednesday.