Sunday, February 05, 2006

Another Angle 5 - February - 2006

News others won't tell you


I do not have any direct evidence of a planned or staged terror event during the Superbowl. But if it does, always ask, "Who benefits? Who gets what they want?"

Halliburton Subsidiary Gets Contract to Add Temporary Immigration Detention Centers
KBR would build the centers for the Homeland Security Department for an unexpected influx of immigrants, to house people in the event of a natural disaster or for new programs that require additional detention space.

US to expel Venezuelan diplomat
On Thursday, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced the expulsion of a US naval attaché for spying - a charge the US described as "baseless". "The decisions that Venezuela takes are taken based on facts and proof, not simply for retaliation," Mari Pili Hernandez said.

Tough Road Back for New Orleans' Black Colleges
The New Orleans schools Tulane and Loyola have reopened this semester with large numbers of students coming back. But the historically black colleges in the area have been less fortunate. They are trying to lure students back to campuses that were all but destroyed.


Chavez reveals US ‘operation’
Mr Chavez accused the expelled US official of buying information on the Venezuelan armed forces and of setting the stage for a ‘Panama-type operation’. to capture him. US forces invaded Panama in 1989 to arrest strongman Manuel Noriega and try him in Miami on drug charges. “If they think about coming to get me, then come, we are waiting for you,” Mr Chavez said.

Al-Qaida in Yemeni jail break
The escape on Friday came a day before the trial of Muhammad Hamdi al-Ahdal, an al-Qaida suspect, and 14 others charged with involvement in operations in Yemen, particularly the 2000 attack on the USS Cole.


Sunni leader says Interior Ministry killed 24 Sunnis in Baghdad
The bodies of 24 Sunni Arabs found on Friday to the west of Baghdad were killed “in cold blood” by forces from the Interior Ministry, Secretary General of the Sunni Iraqi National Dialogue Council Khalaf Al Olayan told a press conference on Saturday.


New Details Revealed on CIA Leak Case
Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff told prosecutors that Mr. Cheney had informed him "in an off sort of curiosity sort of fashion" in mid-June 2003 about the identity of the C.I.A. officer at the heart of the leak case, according to a formerly secret legal opinion, parts of which were made public on Friday. Here are the 8 pages of Judge Tatel's opinion. pdf

Jeb shredding state records?
A source inside the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation told Insider magazine that Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has ordered the shredding of documents and public records, a clear violation of Florida law.

Bush's 'Gulf Of Tonkin' Underlines Criminal Desperation For War
The US government considered staging an act of provocation that would fool the world into supporting an unpopular war. This tactic is by no means new. The Gulf of Tonkin incident, where US warships were apparently attacked by North Vietnamese PT Boats, an incident that kicked off US involvement in the Vietnam war, was a staged event that never actually took place.


Super Bowl City on the Brink
Detroit -- and there is no soft way to put this -- is a city on the edge of the abyss. Its 2005 unemployment rate was 14.1 percent, more than two and a half times the national level. more than one-third of its residents live under the poverty line, the highest rate in the nation. In addition, the city has in the past year axed hundreds of municipal employees, cut bus and garbage services, and boarded up nine recreation centers.

The Failure of Citizenship
We are witnessing an all pervasive mediocrity in government that has come as a result of a spectacular failure of citizenship. We are a people that value ease and convenience over self education, sacrifice and truth. We do not demand evidence in support of our views. We believe what we are told; and we do what we are told by authority. We do not like to make trouble. Asking questions requires self examining critical thinking, a skill that is rapidly disappearing from our culture of fluff and ease.

What Would Jesus Do?
Picture this: A cartoon of Jesus, with his pants down, smiling, raping a little boy. The caption above it reads “Got Catholicism?” Or how about a picture of a Rabbi with blood dripping from his mouth after bludgeoning a small Palestinian boy with a knife shaped like the Star of David—the caption reads “The Devil’s Chosen Ones.” I wonder if people around the world would just consider this free speech?


Generic Drugs Hit Backlog At FDA
"We have a kind of crazy situation now where the FDA's generic reviews -- which are supposed to be quicker because they're less complicated -- on average take longer than the new drug reviews," said Kathleen Jaeger, president of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association. "The flood of applications is coming in generics, but the review resources mostly go to new drugs."


Tinga Poblana de Pollo y Papas Active time: 40 min Start to finish: 1 hr


HungryBlues: Malik Rahim On Black Panthers And Black Resistance In ...New Orleans
The 30th Anniversary of the Desire Shoot-out: An Interview with Malik Rahim
This is an interview conducted on WTUL (91.5 FM) on March 13th, 2000.


Whale Attacks Santa Barbara Sightseeing Boat
The Bayliner was cruising off Leadbetter Beach Wednesday evening when the whale came up from under its right bow, belly-flopped onto the ship, and crushed its cabin.



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