Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Another Angle 24 - January - 2006

News others won't tell you


Abramoff shopping Bush photos
Appearing on MSNBC, Newsweek correspondent Michael Isikoff reported that it was indeed Abramoff who floated the photographs to Washingtonian.

Homeland Security To Confiscate Bank Safe Deposit Box Contents
In the event of a national disaster no weapons, cash, gold, or silver will be allowed to leave the bank - only various paperwork will be given to its owners.

Boxer, Waxman, Solis Denounce Leaked Bush Administration Plan to Promote Human Pesticide Experiments
This is yet another example of the Bush Administration choosing to ignore the letter of the law and going its own way. Congress passed legislation to curb the practice of unethical pesticide testing on humans, but with this rule the Bush Administration is authorizing systematic testing of pesticides on humans which not only fails to meet its congressional mandate but which will increase the number of unethical studies.

White House Was Told Hurricane Posed Danger
A Homeland Security Department report submitted to the White House at 1:47 a.m. on Aug. 29, hours before the storm hit, said, "Any storm rated Category 4 or greater will likely lead to severe flooding and/or levee breaching."

Pentagon study: U.S. may lose Iraq
Army leaders are not sure how much longer they can keep up the unusually high pace of combat tours in Iraq before they trigger an institutional crisis.

A Perfect Spiderweb
NSA whistle-blower wants to tell congress, but they don't have clearance to hear.

FLASHBACK: The Man Behind The Vaccine Mystery
Just before President Bush signed the homeland security bill into law an unknown member of Congress inserted a provision into the legislation that blocks lawsuits against the maker of a controversial vaccine preservative called "thimerosal," used in vaccines that are given to children.


Saudi plans Islamic megabank
The authorised capital shall be $1 billion to be paid in instalments according to demand. Hence, it shall be the first private Islamic bank of its kind in capital terms.

Argentina Breaks Plutocrat, Banker Stranglehold
Argentina learned, just like Brazil and other nations in the region before it, that being tied to the IMF meant being forced to follow its promotion of globalization, free trade and privatization. Those were policies which often turned out to be of no benefit to ordinary people or to the economies of the countries subjected to them.


Nothing depleted about 'depleted uranium'
Conservatively, at least 300 tons and 1,700 tons of depleted uranium were used in the Gulf War and the current Iraq War, resectively. This is about 70 grams of depleted uranium per Iraqi citizen, and if inhaled or ingested, it is enough to kill them all. Disturbing photos of children


Currency market wary of Iran
What we are concerned about is that going forward they may decide to remove petrodollars and redirect them elsewhere. If they do, it is negative for the bond market and ultimately for the U.S. dollar.

Wolfowitz under Fire
The immediate cause of the turmoil at the World Bank is the appointment of an adviser to Mr Wolfowitz with close ties to the Republican party as the new director of the internal watchdog that investigates suspected fraud and staff misconduct.


Let’s Get Rid Of Congress
We don’t need Congress. Those folks are doing a lot to us but very little for us? Are they really representin’ you? They voted for a bankruptcy bill that allows big corporations to continue to file but prevents poor people from doing so. They voted for a raid on Iraq’s natural resources, disguised as a “war on terror,” in which thousands have been slaughtered. They allow King George to lock-up U.S. citizens without due process, tap our phones, and check our records. What’s next? Internment camps?

Democrats:Get Up and Walk Out
George W. Bush's delivery of the State of the Union address will take place on Tuesday, January 31, a little more than a week from now. It is my strong belief that every single Democrat present in the House chamber for the speech should, at a predetermined moment, stand up and walk out. No yelling. No heated words. Every Democrat should simply stand silently and leave.


Beef Pinwheels with Arugula Salad
10 minutes to prepare(as long as you have a sharp knife), looks terribly stylish on the plate, and most of all tastes amazing!


Miles at the Cellar Door
The new box set Miles Davis: The Cellar Door Sessions 1970 is the latest in a crop of critical anthologies that add perspective to the history of jazz.


Tom Tomorrow: The Terrifying World of the Average Conservative

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