Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Another Angle 15 - March - 2006

News others won't tell you


Autopsy: Florida Boot Camp Death Not From Sickle Cell
Dr. Michael Baden, who observed the new autopsy on behalf of the teen's family, said it was clear Martin Lee Anderson did not die from sickle cell trait, or from any other natural causes.

Dubai Firm Accused of Breaking Pledge to Divest Itself of US Port Operations
The weeks-long saga of Dubai Ports World's purchase of operations in Miami and five other U.S. seaports took another turn Monday, when the company's Fort Lauderdale nemesis publicized a private e-mail and charged the note shows the Arab company has no intention of selling its U.S. assets. Eller & Co., now a partner with DP World in a Miami operation after DP bought out a British firm last week, shared an e-mail that said the Arab company's sale of U.S. assets "would probably take a while."

Feingold Accuses Democrats of 'Cowering'

Republicans Block New Security Scrutiny
Republicans blocked a Democratic effort Wednesday to force House votes on expanding government scrutiny of foreign investments, the latest fallout from a Dubai-owned company's failed bid to run some U.S. port operations.

Preparing our people for future disasters
FEMA was never designed to help you and I. We are foolish to believe that, because we want to believe in the ‘American Dream.’ We must prepare our communities for the big picture.”

U.S. quietly tightens access to classified information
National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley quietly revised the guidelines for determining access to classified government information last year, increasing emphasis on allegiance to the United States and allowing the government broader latitude in rejecting candidates without a clearly articulated cause.

US general says no proof Iran behind Iraq arms
Asked whether the United States has proof that Iran‘s government was behind these developments, Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the military‘s Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a Pentagon briefing, "I do not, sir."

Wesley Clark - 'We never finished the investigation of 9/11'
Wow, a democrat that openly questions the Bush Administration regarding 9/11?

Ohio House OKs ban on pregnancy disputes
A bill banning wrongful-birth lawsuits and another measure allowing judges to send violent sex offenders into mental institutions when their prison terms are up both passed the Ohio House yesterday.

700 Club website scrubbed Robertson's controversial comments calling Muslims "satanic"
But you can see it here.

15 Years Later, Rodney King Looks Back
King's saga began on March 3, 1991, when he was pulled over for driving recklessly in Lake View Terrace, a residential suburb of Los Angeles. King reportedly resisted arrest and charged at one of the police officers. An amateur videotape captured the end of the arrest, with three officers holding King down on the ground and beating him.


US monitoring Israel's Iran options
The sources pointed out that it is clear that Israel would have to coordinate with the US forces air control any attempt to fly over Iraq on the way to Iran, if Israel chooses to attack using the shortest route.

'We are waiting for death'
David Bull, the executive director of Unicef UK, is visiting Turkana, northern Kenya. This is the third and final instalment of his diary. Read part one and part two.

Mexico discovers 'huge' oil field


Saddam Silenced For Fingering US In Iraq Bombings
Today, Hussein fingered the hidden hand behind the staged bombings in Iraq and his microphone was immediately shut off by the judge. From the AP, "What pains me most is what I heard recently about something that aims to harm our people," Saddam said. "My conscience tells me that the great people of Iraq have nothing to do with these acts." Finally, Abdel-Rahman ordered the session closed to the public, telling journalists to leave the chamber. The delayed video feed also was cut.
"The court has decided to turn this into a secret and closed session," he said."
Saddam Takes Stand,Calls Trial a 'Comedy'

Abbas Calls Raid an 'Unforgivable Crime'
Reeling from a blow to his prestige, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday toured the devastated Jericho prison where Israel spirited away six prisoners, denouncing the raid as an "unforgivable crime," while Israel pledged to put the six on trial for killing an Israeli Cabinet minister.

In case you missed it:
The Salvador Option’
The Pentagon may put Special-Forces-led assassination or kidnapping teams in Iraq


Edward S. Herman : Uncle Chutzpah and His Willing Executioners on the Dire Iran Threat The "Drumbeat sounds familiar" to Simon Tisdall in the London Guardian (March 7, 2006), but not to the servants of power in the U.S. media.


Arab central banks move assets out of dollar
The United Arab Emirates, which includes Dubai, said it was looking to move one-tenth of its dollar reserves into euros, while the governor of the Saudi Arabian central bank condemned the US move as "discrimination". Separately, Syria responded to US sanctions against two of its banks by confirming plans to use euros instead of dollars for its external transactions.


The Black Commentator - Chitlin' Jobs: Black Folks Get Diminishing ...
Slaves got the animal parts that their masters thought were unfit for whitefolks to eat. Pig intestines, it turned out, became an African American delicacy: chitlin’s. They also got the jobs unfit for white folks. Even after slavery ended, they have gotten jobs only after whites have had the first pickin’s. Unfortunately, there is no way of making something good out of underemployment.

Claude Allen's Life Sentence
was shocked by the news about Claude A. Allen, the black former White House staffer whose rising star officially flamed out after he was arrested on charges of felony theft last week. Not shocked that he got arrested (but), how penny ante his alleged scam was, how unbefitting a man of Allen's stature and lofty ideals rooted in the requisite conservative principles of God, fiscal prudence and anti-affirmative action activism above all else.

I'd rather slam my tit in the car door!
No, really, that's exactly my response to folks who ask me if I've listened to Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Neal Boortz, or any of the other neocon pontificators. Obviously, I have listened to them, otherwise I'd have no idea how hateful their diatribes really are. But the odd thing is, there is truth to the adage "know thine enemies."


How African Are You?
The newer "genetic admixture tests" examine DNA from genes inherited from all of a person's grandparents, great-grandparents, and so on. A few of these genes reflect the part of the world where those ancestors lived. Like postcards, they track the movement of people from the lands of their ancestors to their current address.

Comet Findings Raise Fiery Mystery
Comets are described as clouds of ice, dust and gases, cruising the coldest fringes of the solar system. But scientists studying comet dust from the Stardust probe found minerals formed by intense heat, suggesting the minerals came from the neighborhood of the sun itself. That's the earliest discovery in what's expected to be decades of study.


Cheers to Cooking with Beer
The point of adding beer is to flavor the surface and the sauces or cooking liquids (as in a stew): the stronger the beer, the more flavorful the liquid. For example, adding a Budweiser would be like pouring in tap water. A bitter Guinness contributes a faintly bitter sensation.


Mary Lou Williams Collective: 'Zodiac Suite'
The new CD from the Mary Lou Williams Collective is Zodiac Suite: Revisited. The trio, created by pianist Geri Allen, plays the tunes of Mary Lou Williams.

Memories of the Movies in Segregated America
Writer and filmmaker S. Pearl Sharp offers an audio essay about the black movie going experience during the days of segregated American cinema.


Tom Tomorrow: Facts Turning Against You? Call the Nitpicking Squad!

Chrs Rock
Thanks for the heads up Ginny.

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