Tuesday, September 26, 2006
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BUSH DECLASSIFIES JUST 4 PAGES OF HYPED, 30-PAGE REPORT ON IRAQ, NATIONAL SECURITY
Rice memo shows claims on Clinton, terror false
Jean Schmidt, Plagiarist
"If we can't trust Jean Schmidt to give us her own opinions on basic political questions, then we can't trust her to represent us in Congress," said Dr. Victoria Wulsin. "This blatant act of plagiarism isn't just embarrassing, it's downright insulting to the voters in this district.
Macaca Allen and the Deer Head
Quite possibly George "Macaca" Allen has more skeletons in his closet. This is just disgusting—a deer’s head in a black family’s mailbox…
House Approves Strip Search Bill
"It looks like this bill was rushed to the House floor to help out the sponsor, Rep. Geoff Davis (R-KY/4th), who is in a tight re-election race. This vote lets him say he's getting things done in Washington. But I would be surprised to see a similar push in the Senate."
Santorum momentum 'Dead in the water'
Newsweek International Editions
Take a look at the NEWSWEEK international covers at the left, along with their headlines.
Daily Kos: Is this a FEMA Camp?
As I have traveled from my hometown in South Western Pennsylvania to Stafford Virginia many times, I noticed a prison that had been completed about 2 years ago and still has no prisoners.
FEMA Camp with Better Quality Video - Google Video
Republican House Passes '21st Century Poll Tax'
''The bill effectively transforms the vote from a right to a privilege by elevating the privileged over those citizens who will disproportionately become ensnared in this voting trap including African-Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, the elderly, disabled and the poor.''
Iraq Is 'Cause Celebre' for Extremists
A declassified government intelligence report says the war in Iraq has become a ``cause celebre'' for Islamic extremists, breeding deep resentment of the U.S. that is likely to get worse before it gets better.
Jack Bauer wants you!
The first ad before the movie starts at Manhattan's Regal Cineplex shows a trio of cartoon kids awaiting orders. "Your mission, should you choose to accept it," booms the omnipotent "Mission Impossible" voice, "is to get yourselves a crunchalicious Nestle chocolate bar!" The next spot also has a spy theme, only this time it's from the real Mission Impossible gang -- the Central Intelligence Agency.
Fears over Lebanon cluster bombs
The UN had previously said it believed 350,000 unexploded cluster bomblets were in the south, but now estimates the figure at a million on the basis of Israeli media reports.
Catastrophic mudslide could last 100 years, say scientists
Mud, gas and boiling water that have been gushing out of the ground in East Java since May, submerging half a dozen villages and 20 factories, could continue for a century with "catastrophic consequences", European experts said yesterday. Efforts to seal the channels through which the mud is escaping are unlikely to succeed, and it is impossible to tell how much fluid remains underground.
General: Appeals for More Troops Were Denied
"Many of us routinely asked for more troops," retired Maj. Gen. John R.S. Batiste said, contradicting statements by President Bush and his senior aides that the administration had given the military all the resources it had asked for.
Major General John Batiste opening at the Hearing on Rummy
BUSH CRIME FAMILY:
Why Bush Will Nuke Iran
The US has lost the war in Iraq and in Afghanistan. Generals in both war theaters are stating their need for more troops. But there are no troops to send. Bush has tried to pawn Afghanistan off on NATO, but Europe does not see any point in sacrificing its blood and money for the sake of American hegemony. The NATO troops in Afghanistan are experiencing substantial casualties from a revived Taliban, and European governments are not enthralled over providing cannon fodder for US hegemony.
President Hologram and the Triumph of Public Relations
What makes Bush original is that he is the first purely synthetic president we’ve ever had. There’s not a trace of the real man left. He is a mixture of mythic cowboy legend and the Old Testament "fire-n-brimstone" preacher-man, a John Brown-Ronald Reagan hybrid. The draft-dodging, hard-guzzling, cheerleading, business-flop has been transformed into a sanctimonious, war-mongering American Samurai resolving the world’s problems with just two "common sense" solutions; war and tax cuts.
US housing bubble: Economy in denial
Almost every day, a high-profile company directly or indirectly targeting the US consumer warns that its outlook is bleak. Let it be Yahoo warning about advertising revenues; let it be Dell's warning that its eternal rebate programs cannot push sales any more; or let it be the automakers that sell many of their brands at prices below last year's level, yet are still unable to boost volume. All these incidents are linked to the US consumer; and US consumer spending, in turn, is very closely linked to the health of the housing market. It also comes as no surprise that so far this year, the US dollar has fallen significantly versus a basket of currencies.
U.S. economy losing its global dominance
The United States remains the biggest importer by far, buying $1.7 trillion in goods and services from the rest of the world last year, more than double the amount that second-place Germany took in.
Condoleezza Rice Pimps the Civil Rights Movement
Watching Condoleezza Rice on “60 Minutes” talk passionately about the Civil Rights Movement when her family sat on the sidelines, stirred a lot of emotions. She can talk passionately about the horrors of that era yet seemingly feel no shame that her parents chose to sit on the sidelines.
Olbermann's special commentary on Clinton vs Fox
Grow Your Own Limbs
Mammals can't naturally regenerate limbs or digits beyond the fetal stage. Amphibians like salamanders and newts, however, can regrow limbs, eyes and even spinal cords. So the scientists are on a hunt for the molecular signals responsible for controlling that regenerative ability.
Earth's temperature nears million-year high
Earth may be close to the warmest it has been in the last million years, especially in the part of the Pacific Ocean where potentially violent El Nino weather patterns are born.
TFAs, the Food Industry's Trojan Horse on Your Table
"Consuming foods with hydrogenated oils (chips, cookies, crackers, muffins, donuts, candy, fast food)...has become a national pastime, a cultural institution. The Food and Drug Administration(FDA) reports "fully half of packaged cereals, cold or hot, contain partially hydrogenated vegetable oils."
The Lethal Science Of Splenda - A Poisonous Chlorocarbon
The chemical sucralose, marketed as "Splenda", has replaced aspartame as the #1 artificial sweetener in foods and beverages. Aspartame has been forced out by increasing public awareness that it is both a neurotoxin and an underlying cause of chronic illness worldwide.
Life, Death and the Lobster Pot
Fall is the beginning of lobster season. Cooking this marine creature gives chef Gillian Clark one of the few opportunities she has to directly connect with nature.
LOBSTER AND CRAB RAVIOLI
I have made this dish a couple of times and it has always been a major hit. I typically make my own pasta, but discovered that wonton noodles make an excellent substitution if you're cramped for time. It also tends to make the dish a bit "lighter."
Makes 6 appetizer servings.
John and Bucky Pizzarelli: Father-Son Jazz
John Pizzarelli has been playing jazz guitar with his legendary father, Bucky, since he was 6 years old. John's latest album is Dear Mr. Sinatra, on which he plays songs written for Ol' Blue Eyes.
'Boondocks' strip to end in November
This Modern World
Danger Man: Odds are he won't live to see tomorrow!
Sunday, September 24, 2006
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Letter from the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
Philadelphia Police Brutality
In the early hours of Saturday September 16, the following events were captured on a cell phone outside of a Philadelphia club.
VIRGINIA SENATOR ALLEN, IN TIGHT RACE,ACCUSED OF USING 'NIGGER' IN COLLEGE
Three former college football teammates of Sen. George Allen say that the Virginia Republican repeatedly used an inflammatory racial epithet and demonstrated racist attitudes toward blacks during the early 1970s.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.: Will The Next Election Be Hacked?
You do not have to believe in conspiracy theories to fear for the integrity of our electoral system: The right to vote is simply too important - and too hard won - to be surrendered without a fight.
In case you missed it: Confessions of an Economic Hit Man:
We went to Saudi Arabia in the early seventies. We knew Saudi Arabia was the key to dropping our dependency, or to controlling the situation. And we worked out this deal whereby the Royal House of Saud agreed to send most of their petro-dollars back to the United States and invest them in U.S. government securities. The Treasury Department would use the interest from these securities to hire U.S. companies to build Saudi Arabia–new cities, new infrastructure–which we’ve done. And the House of Saud would agree to maintain the price of oil within acceptable limits to us, which they’ve done all of these years, and we would agree to keep the House of Saud in power as long as they did this, which we’ve done, which is one of the reasons we went to war with Iraq in the first place. And in Iraq we tried to implement the same policy that was so successful in Saudi Arabia, but Saddam Hussein didn't buy. When the economic hit men fail in this scenario, the next step is what we call the jackals.
The Doomsday Code
Though the USA constitution enshrines the separation of church and state End Timers are frequent visitors to the White House. No one knows if George W Bush is an End Timer himself, but his policies are at one with those of the evangelical Right and his language is often apocalyptic, such as when he describes the 'war on terror' as 'the epic struggle of good and evil'.
Venezuela rejects US apologies
The US state department has apologised to Nicolas Maduro who was detained for 90 minutes at New York's JFK airport as he travelled home. He had been attending this week's UN General Assembly meeting. He said he was verbally abused and strip-searched in what he said was a "flagrant breach of international law".
Video shows US troop bodies set on fire
An al Qaeda-linked group posted a Web video Saturday purporting to show the bodies of two American soldiers being dragged behind a truck, then set on fire. The acts apparently were in retaliation for the alleged rape-slaying of a young Iraqi woman by U.S. troops from the same unit.
Israelis in Iraq : Could Their Target Be Iran?
An Israeli security consulting form called Interop acted as the main contractor for the Hawler airport project and set up two subsidiaries (Kudo and Colosium) to carry out work in Iraq. Kudo and Colosium described themseleves as Swiss-registered companies.
BUSH CRIME FAMILY:
There Must Be Some Kind of Way Out of Here
George Bush is less than five weeks away from launching an attack on Iran. A navy "strike force ," including the aircraft carrier Eisenhower, has been ordered to make way toward Iran with an arrival date of October 23. A senior intelligence official says that the Joint Chiefs of Staff consider an attack on Iran to be inevitable and have moved forward on contingency planning to deal with the worst case scenarios resulting from such an action.
"Trap Door Has Been Sprung"
As Paul Ashworth, chief economist at Capital Economics said, "Things seem to be getting worse very quickly. Freefall is a strong word, but I think it's the right one to use here." (UK Guardian) The housing bubble is a $10 trillion equity balloon that will explode sometime in 2007 when more than $1 trillion in no-interest, no down payment, adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) reset; setting the stage for massive home devaluation, foreclosures and unemployment.
What's Wrong With Calling Bush A Devil?
Conservatives were quick to lash out at Hugo Chavez for calling President Bush a "devil," but that's exactly what Rush Limbaugh was calling Democrats only a few years ago.
JAMES CLINGMAN: Mutombo Hospital Should Be a Slam Dunk
Like Dikembe Mutombo used to do, I am wagging my finger at some of his fellow NBA players and coaches, specifically those who are not financially assisting him with building a hospital in Kinshasa, Congo. Yes, some are doing their own projects, and other players should help them, too, but those players who are simply striving to make more money, to become the first billionaire athlete, and continue to squander their resources on trinkets made by everyone except Blacks should consider helping Dikembe.
Chi Runners Poised for Softer Landings
Putting one foot in front of the other comes easily. But, with a new focus on technique, many runners are trying to fine-tune their form for softer landings.
Sourdough: More than a Bread
Sourdough can be used in pancakes, biscuits, rolls, and even chocolate cake and brownies.
SOURDOUGH CARROT CAKE
Make the starter at least a week before you make this irresistible cake. The longer it sits, the tangier it becomes. Sourdough starter adds moisture and tang to sweet carrots and cream cheese frosting in this simple-to-make one-bowl cake. The recipes for both the sourdough starter and the cream-cheese frosting are included.
Grigsby Bates on Her New Mystery Novel
Farai Chideya and Karen Grigsby Bates discuss Bates' new mystery novel, Chosen People, about a Los Angeles reporter out to solve the murder of a controversial black writer. Chosen People is the second book in Bates' Alex Powell murder-mystery series.
Thursday, September 21, 2006
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Black GOP group's ad claims Dems started KKK,Dr. King a Republican
The 60-second advertisement is shaped as a casual conversation between two African-American women, with one explaining to the other how Democrats have "bamboozled" blacks into believing that their party has done more for the civil rights movement than the Republican Party.
America's Africa Corps
The United States is moving closer to setting up an Africa Command to secure the rear flank of its global "war on terrorism", with eyes trained on vital oil reserves and lawless areas where terrorists have sought safe haven to regroup and strike against its interests.
...In Harlem, Chavez offers cheaper oil
The Venezuelan president was at a Harlem church Thursday, making good on a pledge to help low-income families in New York purchase deeply discounted oil.
America is alienating rest of world: Colin Powell
In a rare public breach with the administration, Mr Powell told an audience in Norfolk, Virginia, on Tuesday that he opposed White House plans to redefine America's commitment to sections of the Geneva convention protecting detainees from torture and degrading treatment.
House committee passes Bush torture bill by one vote -- two Dems are absent
Whites Understand the Advantages of Being White
Although more Whites are starting to understand the advantages of being White in America as a group, they are less aware of it than other racial groups
'Black Commentator' Co-Founder Parts Company
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"DVD Of The Resistance": Watch For Free, Spread The Word
The film takes us on a journey through the depths of history from the Gulf of Tonkin, the USS Liberty and operation Gladio through to the Madrid bombings, the London bombings, 9/11 and robustly catalogues the real story behind the government induced fable.
"No Nation Should Have Superiority Over Others:" UN Address
The best thing you can do is read it for yourself. then judge whether he is crazy or not.
Rise Up Against the Empire: Address to the United Nations
Are these guys crazy? Was it an insult? Read it yourself. Don't let anyone else think for you.
Pakistan Leader Says U.S. Made Threats
``The intelligence director told me that (Armitage) said, 'Be prepared to be bombed. Be prepared to go back to the Stone Age,''' Musharraf said in the interview to be shown Sunday on the CBS television network.
Report: US copters violate Pak air
Iraq torture 'worse after Saddam'
Torture in Iraq is worse now than it was under the regime of Saddam Hussein and "is totally out of hand", according to a United Nations investigator.
BUSH CRIME FAMILY:
Reed, Norquist often at White House
The Secret Service revealed yesterday, as a result of a suit brought on by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), that Grover Norquist, former associate of Jack Abramoff, had been cleared to visit the White House 97 times in the five-year period leading up to the scandal, including 6 meetings with President Bush himself.
Abramoff and Able Danger: Confirmed: US Intel told "hands off money laundering"
US Hedge fund takes hit for billions
Wolfowitz Shut Down by World Bank Officials
In an effective rebuke to Mr Wolfowitz amid accusations from inside and outside the bank that he has pursued his anti-corruption strategy in a high-handed fashion, ministers from around the globe, who are the ultimate governors of the world's leading development body, moved to assert control.
Palast - Chavez' Comments -Strategy or Ravings?
You'd think George Bush would get down on his knees and kiss Hugo Chavez's behind. Not only has Chavez delivered cheap oil to the Bronx and other poor communities in the United States. And not only did he offer to bring aid to the victims of Katrina. In my interview with the president of Venezuela on March 28, he made Bush the following astonishing offer: Chavez would drop the price of oil to $50 a barrel, "not too high, a fair price," he said -- a third less than the $75 a barrel for oil recently posted on the spot market. That would bring down the price at the pump by about a buck, from $3 to $2 a gallon.
Trying to kill a fly with a sledgehammer
Picture this: A fly keeps buzzing around you as you try to take a nap. You swing at it a couple of times but it keeps returning. You get up and grab the most convenient thing at hand, which happens to be a sledgehammer. The fly is sitting there on your table, and you're so angry at the fly that you swing without considering the collateral damage you will cause. Your table is crushed and the fly got away, only to return with its buzzing in your ear. Sound ridiculous? Sure it is, but so is dropping 500-pound bombs to kill one or two men.
Fish to guard water
San Francisco, New York, Washington and other big cities are using bluegills - also known as sunfish or bream - as a sort of canary in a coal mine to safeguard their water.
Man-made toxins found in most foods
Man-made pollutants and chemicals were found in every one of 27 food products, including staples such as bread and eggs, that were tested by experts. In further tests carried out by WWF, formerly the World Wide Fund for Nature, every one of 352 people who provided blood samples over the past five years was found to be contaminated with toxic chemicals.
Corn fritters are incredibly versatile—they can be drizzled with maple syrup for a breakfast cake, topped with applesauce as a snack, or served with salsa as a side dish.
Corinne Bailey Rae: Jazz, Pop and Soul
Corinne Bailey Rae's musical influences range from choral church music and classical jazz to Veruca Salt and Led Zeppelin. With such a wide variety of inspirations, it's no surprise that her own music offers a unique perspective on modern music, as her crisp, clean vocals blend with a soulful backdrop of pianos, guitars and harmonies.
'My Life and the Black Panther Party'
Activist Flores Forbes discusses his new book Will You Die With Me? -- My Life and the Black Panther Party, which details his 18-year history with the group and its ultimate disintegration.
Tom Tomorrow: More Circular Logic Featuring the Rightwing Nutcase
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
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CU students punished for time helping with Katrina
A year ago, Jessica Cramer was pulled away from class at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to assist victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. When she returned from New Orleans more than two weeks later, a couple of instructors took an unsympathetic view of her departure, she said, even though she went as a member of the Colorado Air National Guard.
San Francisco Bay View - National Black Newspaper of the Year
History repeats itself: Who is terrorizing who?
The U.S., in an attempt to distract the American public from questioning what is going on around the world, is using the same tactics – if it works, why change it?
Emmett Till bill before U.S. Senate
The U.S. Senate is expected to take up a bill this month that would create a cold-cases unit in the Justice Department to prosecute unpunished slayings from the civil rights era.
Voters are anti-incumbent and angry, new poll finds
Kids Buy Lunches With Scans of Fingers
Rome City Schools (Ga.) is switching to a scanning system that lets students use their fingerprints to access their accounts. In the past, students had to punch in their pin numbers. "The finger's better because all you've got to do is put your finger in, and you don't have to do the number and get mixed up."
US deaths in Iraq, war on terror surpass 9/11 toll
The announcement Sunday of four more U.S. military deaths in Iraq raises the death toll to 2,974 for U.S. military service members in Iraq and in what the Bush administration calls the war on terror.
FLASHBACK: Hijack 'suspects' alive and well
Another of the men named by the FBI as a hijacker in the suicide attacks on Washington and New York has turned up alive and well.
Ghana's Golden Homecoming 2007 launched
Ghana's Golden Homecoming (GGH) 2007 geared towards promoting solidarity between Ghanaians and African-Americans in the Diaspora and to attract foreign direct investment country was launched in Accra on Tuesday.
Hezbollah Engineering Helps Rebuild Lebanon
Jihad Construction, Hezbollah's engineering arm, was on the streets in Lebanon the day after the cease-fire with Israel went into effect. The company has dozens of paid engineers and thousands of volunteers. It worked out how many homes need to be rebuilt, who needs compensation, and it has begun repairing electricity and water lines.
Hizbullah: Israel continues to violate cease fire
Israel Said to Fear War Crimes Charges
U.S. Losing Control of Anbar Province Fast
The U.S. military has lost control over the volatile al-Anbar province, Iraqi police and residents say. The area to the west of Baghdad includes Fallujah, Ramadi and other towns that have seen the worst of military occupation, and the strongest resistance.Despite massive military operations which destroyed most of Fallujah and much of cities like Haditha and al-Qa'im in Ramadi, real control of the city now seems to be in the hands of local resistance.
Iraq: A Sweeping, Secret New Report
In late July, leading Senate Democrats asked Negroponte to come up with a new Iraq National Intelligence Estimate, or NIE, a secret study that is supposed to reflect the views of all 16 U.S. intel agencies. The most recent Iraq NIE, produced two years ago, was generally pessimistic about the future of the country.
BUSH CRIME FAMILY:
Bush's Salt Lake Whoppers
My favorite line of the whole speech was this: “Governments accountable to the voters focus on building roads and schools—not weapons of mass destruction.” If that’s true, Bush ought to start unilaterally disarming our 10,000 nuclear weapons, or simply confirm that our government is not accountable to the voters.
Bush: Race no factor in NOLA response
"Now in terms of the politics of Katrina, I will - I flatly reject the concept that the federal response was based upon race. I just - I reject that out of hand. And whoever says that is trying to politicize a very difficult situation."
Don't be fooled by this reform: the IMF is still the rich world's viceroy
A major decision requires 85% of the vote, which ensures that the US, with 17%, has a veto over the fund's substantial business. The UK, Germany, France and Japan have 22% between them, and each has a permanent seat on the board. By a weird arrangement permitting rich nations to speak on behalf of the poor, Canada and Italy have effective control over a further 8%.
Introduction - Dillon Read and the Aristocracy of Prison Profits
A tapeworm injects chemicals into a host that causes the host to crave what is good for the tapeworm. In America, we despair for our deterioration, but we crave the next injection of chemicals from the Tapeworm.
JAMES CLINGMAN: Stupid Black Men (and women)
Alexander Cockburn: Will Bush Bomb Teheran?
The War on Terror is the only card the Bush crowd has ever had that worked for them, and the only riposte from the Democrats is that they could play the same card better.
Smart Buildings Make Smooth Moves
What if buildings could function like living systems, altering their shapes in response to changing weather conditions or the way people use them?
Blacks, Hispanics and Alzheimer's disease
African-Americans may also be at higher risk for diabetes, a risk factor for Alzheimer's and vascular dementia. High blood pressure is more common among African Americans, and a person with high blood pressure or high cholesterol may be more likely to develop Alzheimer's.
Breakfast of Scholars: What Eggs-perts Suggest
To keep your brain powered up, the first meal of the day should be rich in protein and good carbohydrates -- the whole-grain variety that will sustain you for a long spell rather than the sugary kind that will push your blood sugar up, then let it fall.
Blueberry Thrills from a Maine Source
This is the time of the year when gardens flourish and gardeners are sometimes overrun with their bounty. You'll share with the neighbors, freeze a batch for a taste of summer this winter, and impress your co-workers with loaf after loaf of zucchini bread.
But what else can you do with too much of the same good thing?
TOMATO, CUCUMBER AND RED ONION SALAD WITH MINT
This is a great, simple, and easy recipe that is easy to adapt. It is a perfect no cook side dish. This is a definitely a keeper.
Pittsburgh Living Blues
Like bands of black on the windows of a house in mourning, respectability and death are the two ends of a spectrum in Seven Guitars, the 1940s segment of August Wilson's 10-play cycle of 20th-century African American life in Pittsburgh's Hill District.
Crescent City Musicians: Singing It Like It Is
In the year since Katrina struck, the musicians of New Orleans have struck back with their art, celebrating the city's life before the storm and bemoaning its fate.
Sutton Impact: Behold the Amazing Jesus-President!
Sunday, September 03, 2006
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Poverty strikes big cities at opposite ends of Ohio
When the U.S. Census Bureau announced last week that Cleveland once again was the poorest big city in America, it wasn't the only bad news for Ohio. Cincinnati is in trouble, too. Census data shows the Queen City is one of the poorest big cities in the United States, coming in at No. 8.
Israeli Diplomat Charged With Molestation
An employee of Israel’s consulate in Atlanta was arrested Thursday on charges that he used the Internet to try to lure a minor into having sex. Yosef Sagiv Ofri was indicted by a grand jury in Columbia County. The indictment says that Ofri used e-mail and online messages to lure a child from Columbia County—about two hours east of Atlanta—for “illegal acts relating to sodomy, aggravated sodomy, child molestation and aggravated child molestation.”
This sort of thing seems to happen a lot with Israeli diplomats.
Sex Scandal Past Haunts New Envoy - Free Registration Required
The Strange Case of the Disappearing Diplomat - Free Registration Required
Israel Has Second Thoughts on Consul -- Free Registration Required
Israeli Consul in Nude Picture Storm
Australia Consul Appointment Reviewed Diplomat Said to Unnerve Women
Jewish Diplomat Involved in Child Prostitution Scandal
Brazil Links Israeli Consul to Child Prostitution
Wanted Israeli Diplomat Flees Brazil
The Principal Villains of Brasilian Pedofilia Crimes
Brazilian Police Stake Out Diplomat Accused of Running Kiddie-Porn Ring
Atlanta Reflects on Anniversary of Race Riot
In the coming weeks, as historians observe the riot's centennial, Atlanta will have an opportunity to reflect on its ugly racial past --something many of its Southern neighbors have taken pause to recognize.
Trying to Make It Home: New Orleans One Year After Katrina
If you have seen recent television footage of New Orleans, you probably have a picture of how bad the housing situation is. What you cannot see is that the rest of the institutions, water, electricity, healthcare, jobs, educational system, criminal justice systems - are all just as broken as the housing. We remain in serious trouble. Like us, you probably wonder where has the promised money gone?
Shocking Lancet Study: 8,000 Murders, 35,000 Rapes and Sexual Assaults in Haiti During U.S.-Backed Coup Regime After Aristide Ouster
New figures reveal that during the 22-month period of the U.S.-backed Interim Government, 8,000 people were murdered in the greater Port-au Prince area alone. 35,000 women and girls were raped or sexually assaulted, more than half of the victims were children. Kidnappings, extrajudicial detentions, physical assaults, death threats, and threats of sexual violence were also common.
Afghan opium crop at new high
Afghanistan's opium harvest this year has reached the highest levels ever recorded, showing an increase of almost 50 percent from last year.
Fake Al Qaeda
How many phony 'al Qaeda' cells have Mossad agents successfully set up around the
Are ALL Al Qaeda really working for Israel?
The Media Calls him Al Qaeda, but his Jewish Father calls him Adam Pearlman
A Demand for Hussein's Release
A coalition of 300 Iraqi tribal leaders on Saturday demanded the release of Saddam Hussein so he could reclaim the presidency and also called for armed resistance against U.S.-led forces. The clan chieftains, most of them Sunni Arabs, included the head of the 1.5 million-member al-Obeidi tribe, said they planned to hold rallies in Sunni cities throughout the country to insist that Hussein be freed and that the charges against him and his co-defendants be dropped.
I no longer have power to save Iraq from civil war, warns Shia leader
The most influential moderate Shia leader in Iraq has abandoned attempts to restrain his followers, admitting that there is nothing he can do to prevent the country sliding towards civil war.
BUSH CRIME FAMILY:
No civil war in Iraq, insists Bush
This guy is delusional!! We better hope it's civil war. If they decide to stop fighting each other and join forces against our troops.
When Napoleon Won at Waterloo
NAPOLEON WON the battle of Waterloo. The German Wehrmacht won World War II. The United States won in Vietnam, and the Soviets in Afghanistan. The Zealots won against the Romans, and Ehud Olmert won the Second Lebanon War. You didn't know that?
Scientists begin human tests on 'bionic eye'
Scientists from the Bionic Eye Foundation at Sydney's Prince of Wales Hospital have launched human clinical trials of the device, which employs the same technology now routinely used in cochlear implants to restore hearing.
'Nightmare' TB strain feared emerging
The strain - known as extreme drug-resistant TB - has horrified World Health Organisation doctors. In one outbreak in South Africa, 52 of 53 patients died within weeks of becoming infected.
Rice contaminated by GM has been on sale for months
Britons have unwittingly been eating banned GM rice imported from the United States for months, if not years, food safety experts fear. Imports of the rice were stopped by the European Commission (EC) on Thursday. But investigations in the US show that it has long been "wide-spread" in grain destined to be shipped overseas.
AMA Admits no studies were done on Fluoride Side Effects
CARAMELIZED PEACH UPSIDE-DOWN CAKE
To prevent the caramelized peaches from sticking to the parchment paper, unmold these flavorful little cakes while they're still warm.
Where There's Smoke, There's Flavor
Planked fish and other foods can be roasted in the oven, but it is on the grill where the magic happens. And the whole neighborhood will thank you for the aromatic night air.
Sarah Vaughan's Unlikeliest Jazz Classic
Vaughan was, arguably, the foremost interpreter of Brazilian music in jazz history. Her discography contains many live albums featuring her arrangements of hits by Antonio Carlos Jobim and others, as well as a few themed collections developed exclusively to Brazilian material. Brazilian Romance is the most compelling and consistent of the latter group.
"Make This City Ours Tonight" (audio)
"Nothing Will Be As It Was" (audio)
The Original 'Wicker Man': An Occult Classic
Whatever the fate of Neil LaBute's Yank remake of The Wicker Man—which Warner Bros. is releasing (without advance press screenings) —it's unlikely to generate the enduring passion and rancor inspired by the 1973 occult classic.
2nd Annual Whoopsi Gras