Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Another Angle 5 - September - 2006

News others won't tell you


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'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?

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!

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