Sunday, October 22, 2006
News others won't tell you
Striking the US where it hurts
A noted Chinese theorist on modern warfare, Chang Mengxiong, compared China's form of fighting to "a Chinese boxer with a keen knowledge of vital body points who can bring an opponent to his knees with a minimum of movements". It is like key acupuncture points in ancient Chinese medicine. Puncture one vital point and the whole anatomy is affected. If America ever goes to war with China, say, over Taiwan, then America should be prepared for the following "acupuncture points" in its anatomy to be "punctured".
The race card
The lengths white right-wing conservatives will go to try and play African-American voters for fools is literally breathtaking.
Furor Over Carter’s South Africa Analogy
It’s a word that enrages Israel’s supporters around the world—and it’s right in the middle of the title of a new book by former President Jimmy Carter, whose “Palestine Peace, Not Apartheid” is due on bookstands on Nov.14.
Kansas Sit-In, a First, Gets Its Due at Last
In July of 1958, Carol Parks-Haun, 19, and her cousin Ron Walters, 20, decided to protest restaurants which denied services to blacks in Wichita. At the time both were leaders in the local NAACP Youth Council. Walters and Parks-Haun organized a sit-in at Dockum Drugstore -- a popular eatery with a soda fountain.
Absent from history: the black soldiers at Iwo Jima
Although most of the black marine units were assigned ammunition and supply roles, the chaos of the landing soon undermined the battle plan.
Bill Cosby Gets Candid
Force may be needed to guard Lebanese airspace -UN
U.N. peacekeepers may at some point resort to force to prevent repeated Israeli violations of Lebanese airspace.
Video: China shoots Tibetan pilgrims
In a video recorded by international climbers in the Himalayas, what appear to be Chinese troops are seen shooting and killing Tibetan pilgrims trekking to India to be in the presence of the exiled Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism.
Endgame coming, ready or not
While most of the violence is now sectarian, US casualties have also been spiking, particularly since August when more troops were sent to help pacify Baghdad. Sixty-three US troops were killed in August; that rose to 74 in September. Nearly 70 have been killed in the first half of October, putting the month on track to be the deadliest in almost two years and adding to the pressure to bring the troops home.
The End of Maliki?
In some ways, amid the internecine bloodletting, torture, spiking American casualties, death-dealing confusion, and general mayhem, here's all you need to know about the Iraqi "government" of Nouri al-Maliki. When the Prime Minister wanted to check on whether he was going to hang onto his position, he didn't go to parliament or to the Iraqi people, he checked in with the President of the United States.
Another Disastrous Coverup: Ammo dump explosion may have killed hundreds of US soldiers
US and UK seek Iraq exit strategy
With 74 American soldiers already dead in Iraq in October, it is likely to be the worst month for US forces in two years. US officers admitted on Thursday that the effort to pacify the capital, the Baghdad Initiative, had failed.
US 'arrogant' in Iraq, says diplomat
"The occupier has started to search for a face-saving way out. The resistance, with all its factions, is determined to continue fighting until the enemy is brought down to his knees and sits on the negotiating table or is dealt, with God's help, a humiliating defeat," Abu Mohammed said.
Australian Treasurer Seeks Orderly Withdrawal From U.S. Dollar
TREASURER Peter Costello has called on East Asia's central bankers to "telegraph" their intentions to diversify out of American investments and ensure an orderly adjustment.
Reflections on the Eve of Another Rigged Election
Bush and his partners in crime face far more than a curtailment of power; they face possible indictment, prosecution, and prison sentences for their crimes.How, then, might the Busheviks avoid accountability for their crimes by remaining in control of the Congress?
Please, Don’t Vote!
Don’t get hung-up on the fact that you are a “life-long” Democrat or a Republican. Don’t be led by a false sense of loyalty to any party. Don’t feel guilty for not voting for party favorites. After all, who made them the favorites anyway? It certainly wasn’t you. We only vote on choices that have already been made; we vote for folks who have already been selected by others.
Ron Daniels: The U.S. Owes Haiti a ‘Special Debt’
“There is a special debt we all owe to Haiti,” Daniels explained. “Haiti did, in fact, give us our dignity back when we were on our knees. It did that at the height of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. Of the three greatest revolutions – American, French and Haitian – only the Haitian Revolution really emancipated the slaves. In that sense, it was the greater of the revolutions from a human rights perspective.”
Why black America may have been duped by DNA
Since the tests began in 2003, questions have been raised about their accuracy: specifically whether tracing mitochondrial DNA, which is passed from the mother's side of the family, can reliably pinpoint tribal origins.
Report: Benefits of Seafood Outweigh Risks
A new report by the Institute of Medicine at the National Academies says the federal government should stop sending mixed messages about seafood, boost testing for contaminants and make it easier for consumers to find up-to-date information.
Cardamom Bread, Wisconsin Style
Two recipes from Alfred Lunt, and you're ready for a satisfying country breakfast: Cardamom bread and coffee.
A Jazz Genius Goofs Off
Like many jazz musicians of his era, Art Tatum understood the entertainment aspects of his art. Though he didn't gussy up his music, he knew how to keep people engrossed all the same: A master of stride and boogie and bebop, he'd string his listeners along just by dancing around the theme, and then at just the right moment, he'd lower the boom, delivering a line so dazzlingly improbable that the common response was a gasp.
When Liberals Talk, Conservatives Listen. Sorta.
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
News others won't tell you
Al and Jesse were right, there is voter fraud…hahaha
The Justice Department has chosen this no-stoplight, courthouse town buried in the eastern Mississippi prairie for an unusual civil rights test: the first federal lawsuit under the Voting Rights Act accusing blacks of suppressing the rights of whites.
FBI investigating actions of Specter staff member
In an Aug. 21 letter, FBI official Joseph Persichini Jr. told Specter, R-Pa., that the bureau is investigating "allegations of possible criminal misconduct" by staff member Vicki Siegel Herson. Persichini also asked for a copy of a report summarizing the results of an investigation of Siegel and other Specter employees with relatives who are lobbyists. Specter's former chief of staff, William Reynolds, carried out the investigation. The federal probe stems from a February report by USA TODAY about Siegel. Specter helped direct $48.7 million in Pentagon spending over the past five years to clients of her lobbyist husband, Michael Herson.
40 Years Later, Black Panthers Look Back
Bobby Seale never expected to see the 40th anniversary of the Black Panther Party he co-founded with Huey Newton. "A lot of times I thought I would be dead," he says.
The Black Panther Party officially existed for just 16 years. But its reach has endured far longer, something Seale and other party members will commemorate when they reunite in Oakland this weekend.
Los Alamos Missing Plutonium for 150 Nuclear Bombs
N Korea threatens war against U.S.
"If the U.S. keeps pestering us and increases pressure, we will regard it as a declaration of war and will take a series of physical corresponding measures," the statement, said without specifying what those measures could be.
Media blasted for blind eye to white terrorism
Two extreme right sympathisers, including a candidate for the British National Party in the last local elections, are in custody after police in Lancashire uncovered what they believe are the largest amount of chemical explosives ever found.
40 nations facing food shortages
Food insecurity is reported in several West African countries, including Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania and Niger, while emergency food assistance continues to be needed in Chad, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Will Israel bomb Iran?
Iraqi parliament passes federalism bill
Army: Troops to Stay in Iraq Until 2010
"This is not a prediction that things are going poorly or better," Schoomaker told reporters. "It's just that I have to have enough ammo in the magazine that I can continue to shoot as long as they want us to shoot."
BUSH CRIME FAMILY:
Rebuilding America's Defenses
The document from the group that brought you the latest version of BushCo.
Ohio foreclosures keep climbing
The national foreclosure rate jumped nearly 24 percent in August, while Ohio moved down two spots and posted the seventh-highest rate among the states, according to real estate information firm RealtyTrac Inc.
In its monthly report, RealtyTrac said Ohio had 7,468 properties entering some stage of foreclosure last month, up 36.1 percent from July and 63.4 percent from August 2005. Ohio had one property in foreclosure for every 640 households, the firm said.
Marketplace Report: Natural Gas vs. Fuel Oil
U.S. residents who heat their homes with natural gas this winter can expect lower heating bills, while those who use fuel oil may pay more than last year
Pyongyang 1, Bush 0
Pyongyang has refused to cry "uncle." Instead, it has replied in kind. With its missile launches in July and its recently announced nuclear test, Pyongyang has demonstrated that it can be as stubborn and as enamored of military playthings as the Bush administration.
Can a jet fuel/hydrocarbon fire collapse a steel structure? An experiment.
The Cake Lady: Welcome at the Office
During the past year, I've become very popular at work. Not for my brains. Not for my beauty. For my Bundt pans.
APPLE COFFEE CAKE
Ths makes a great coffee cake - make sure your cake mold is well greased as the cake might stick to the bottom.
Keith Jarrett's Transfixing Tour de Force
Those familiar with Jarrett as a pianist will appreciate the chance to hear him develop music in situations where his facility is limited. He's not an accomplished flute player, for example, but his lines are played with deep commitment and an almost primal fire -- it turns out he's just as compelling when he's grasping for a simple, clear thought on an unfamiliar instrument as he is unloading some major pianistic run-on sentence.
Sutton Impact: Superwoodward Returns!
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
News others won't tell you
Blackwell campaigns with supremacist
Blackwell toured the state with Larry Pratt, author of ARMED PEOPLE VICTORIOUS, which advocates the creation of militant right-wing militias. Pratt has spoken and shared platforms in the past with Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazi Aryan Nation members. He was forced to take a leave of absence from Pat Buchanan’s 1996 presidential campaign over charges of white supremacist and anti-semitic views. Pratt’s 150,000-member Gun Owners of America is proudly to the right of the National Rifle Association. According to the Columbus Dispatch, Pratt says he couldn’t be a racist because he is campaigning with Blackwell, an African-American. Blackwell is “our kind of guy,” says Pratt, in reference to Blackwell’s support of gun owners’ rights.
American Prison Camps Are on the Way
Anyone who donates money to a charity that turns up on Bush's list of "terrorist" organizations, or who speaks out against the government's policies could be declared an "unlawful enemy combatant" and imprisoned indefinitely. That includes American citizens.
Federal Legislation Labels Activism As "Terrorism"
DC Gays Say Hastert Had Sex With Young 'Men For Hire'?
DC escort service raided by feds
How an obscure Long Island family ended up giving $156,000 in campaign contributions to the disgraced legislator and his political patron, Tom Reynolds.
Guantánamo Navy defense lawyer forced out of Navy
Lt. Cmdr. Charles Swift, 44, said last week he received word he had been denied a promotion to full-blown commander this summer, "about two weeks after" the Supreme Court sided against the White House and with his client, a Yemeni captive at the U.S. Navy base in southeast Cuba.
Torture, Murder, Bush, Kissinger and The Mothers of the Disappeared in Argentina: America on the Brink of Horror
"Operation Condor" reached its peak in the 1970s. With assistance from the United States, and the support and knowledge of Henry Kissinger, five of the southern cone South American nations conducted a campaign of unspeakable torture and killing against their own citizens.
Kill the Messenger
Many journalists had written about the CIA's collusion with drug smugglers, but nobody had ever discovered where those drugs ended up in America.
Black Nations Can Succeed, Too -Akufo-Addo
Foreign Minister, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has lamented the situation where black people across the world can hardly point to a "single black country" and "say to the world, and more importantly to ourselves, that this is an example of an African success story."
“Ghana, I believe, is destined to become the first black nation to break away to set the trend for the African success story.”
S Africa to seize more white farms
"The more they delay, the more the land prices go up," he(Tozi Gwanya) said, adding that the lands minister was in the process of finalising four more expropriation notices for four more white-owned farms in the northern Limpopo province.
Four top doctors arrested over illegal human experimentation
According to a report issued by the investigations department of the Health Ministry and exposed by Haaretz, the hospitals in Gedera and Rehovot conducted illegal and unethical testing on thousands of elderly patients for years.
Iraq is going to be partitioned. This may be either de facto or de jure but it will be partitioned. The process of disintegration launched by the United States in eliminating the mechanisms of state integrity has progressed so far that effective dissolution of the old Iraq is inevitable.
Operation Sinbad: Mission failure casts doubt on entire British ...presence
There were doubts on the British side about the wisdom of the operation, and as soon as it started there were protests to Baghdad from the militias.
BUSH CRIME FAMILY:
The pattern of decision making that led to this debacle--as described to me in recent interviews with key former administration officials who participated in the events--will sound familiar to anyone who has watched Bush and his cabinet in action. It is a pattern of wishful thinking, blinding moral outrage, willful ignorance of foreign cultures, a naive faith in American triumphalism, a contempt for the messy compromises of diplomacy, and a knee-jerk refusal to do anything the way the Clinton administration did it.
FLASHBACK: Khan 'gave N Korea centrifuges'
NORTH KOREA'S NUKES: HOW WE GOT HERE
The Dow's Phony New High
The Dow closed at its highest level ever today, and the mainstream press will certainly have a field day celebrating. This is BIG news - the kind you see recycled every half hour on CNN Headline News® until you're both thoroughly sick of it and also thoroughly brainwashed. Big, shallow news.
North Korea; another foreign policy meltdown
Once again, the catastrophic failure of the Bush foreign policy is plain to see. A nuclear device in the hands of the North will naturally generate an arms race in the region and further erode the influence of the threadbare NPT. Tragically, all of this could have been avoided with minimal diplomacy and an elementary grasp of human psychology.
U.S. Rules Allow the Sale of Products Others Ban
Destined for American kitchens, planks of birch and poplar plywood are stacked to the ceiling of a cavernous port warehouse. The wood, which arrived in California via a cargo ship, carries two labels: One proclaims "Made in China," while the other warns that it contains formaldehyde, a cancer-causing chemical.
Chef Offers New, Funky Ways to Eat Your Greens
Swiss chard, baby bok choy and arugula are among the leafy greens that chef Patrick O'Connell offers up as great spinach alternatives.
GRILLED HALIBUT, EGGPLANT, AND BABY BOK CHOY WITH KOREAN BARBECUE SAUCE
The sauce was wonderful - very similar to the sauce that accompanies steamed chinese dumplings - but could be a great accompaniment to any type of grilled fish or meat.
Ed Palermo, Making New Arrangements for Zappa
Frank Zappa's musical compositions were crazy, complex and often profane. And they were marked by more than a spark of genius.
This Modern World
Friday, October 06, 2006
News others won't tell you
Sibel Edmonds: Freeh Investigated Hastert
In 1999, the Clinton Administration actually asked the Department of Justice to appoint a Special Prosecutor to investigate Hastert, and certain other elected officials that were not named in this (VF) article, to be investigated formally. And the Department of Justice actually went about appointing this prosecutor, but after the Administration changed they quashed that investigation and they closed it despite the fact they had all sorts of evidence, again I'm talking about wiretaps, documents- paper documents- that was highly explosive and could have been easily used to indict the Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert. That investigation was closed in 2001, and this was around the time I started reporting my cases to the Congress."
Video: Condoleezza Rice Facing 9 - 11 Commission.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice may have committed perjury in her testimony before the 9/11 Commission in May of 2004. At a minimum, her testimony was a convenient mishmash of half-truths and omissions which served to paint the White House as innocent bystanders as the attacks of 9/11 unfolded.
Ashcroft 'quit flying airliners pre-9/11'
In response to inquiries from CBS News over why Ashcroft was traveling exclusively by leased jet aircraft instead of commercial airlines, the Justice Department cited what it called a "threat assessment" by the FBI, and said Ashcroft has been advised to travel only by private jet for the remainder of his term.
US set to cut deal with Taliban
Arguing that Taliban fighters were "too numerous and too popular" to be defeated, Frist told reporters after a visit to Afghanistan last weekend that "You need to bring them (Taliban) into a more transparent type of government... And if that's accomplished, we'll be successful."
Bushies 'used' Colin, wife sez
COLUMN: Jim Crow strikes back in election laws
Forcing people to pay for a photo ID or a government-issued proof of citizenship is the modern day equivalent of a poll tax. As the New York Times notes, this bill, which was passed along blatantly partisan lines, would ensure that "the electorate would likely become more middle-aged, whiter and richer and...more Republican."
Major Destruction of Workers Rights at NLRB Today
FLASHBACK: Gulags For American Citizens In Final Planning Stages
Sudan warns UN not to deploy troops
The Sudanese government warned the UN on Thursday that any deployment of UN troops in Darfur would amount to a "hostile act, a prelude to an invasion of a member country of the UN." UN Security Council president, Japanese ambassador Kenzo Oshima, called Sudan's warning "inappropriate and offensive."
Mau Mau veterans to sue Britain
The claimants say they were held for years in detention camps during the seven years after Britain declared the "Kenya emergency" in 1952.
Radical Islam takes hold in Maldives
Women in the poorer, outlying villages have been switching to a full headscarf and Arabic-style, loose, flowing, dark robes. They say they prefer to stay indoors. They have begun sending their children to the local mosque to be taught by the growing number of Islamic preachers on the islands. Men have begun growing beards, and asserting their dominance. New, grand mosques have also sprung up, paid for by donors in Kuwait, Libya and Iran.
America is living beyond its means
Consumers have been using their homes like ATMs - borrowing against rising prices - but this cannot go on forever. The US economy needs quite a prolonged period in which consumer spending grows more slowly than the economy.
Answer to AIDS Mystery Found Behind Bars
The surge in black AIDS patients -- particularly women -- since the early 1980s closely tracked the increase in the proportion of black men in America's prisons, which by the 1990s had become vast reservoirs of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
Turn the Page
Foley's shame, although good for a laugh and crucial for the Fall election's outcome, will change nothing fundamental in Congress. Laugh through your tears.
His Last, Best Cause
He desperately wanted his death to matter as much as his life had. He sipped ginger tea in the low restaurant light and talked to a reporter who he allowed to chronicle the last weeks of his life. It would be his final activist effort. He wanted his story -- this story -- to serve as a cautionary tale, a warning to other black men to seek regular medical care: "Go to the doctor. Get your colon checked. Get a colonoscopy."
On Eve of War, Truman Turned to Comfort Food
On the eve of the war, Truman hosted a White House dinner for his war Cabinet that featured down-home dishes, including fried chicken and fruit cups.
BLACKBERRY PEACH COBBLER
Cobbler can be baked 6 hours ahead and cooled completely, uncovered, then chilled, covered. Before serving, let stand at room temperature 1 hour, then reheat in a preheated 350°F oven until warm, about 20 minutes.
Ray Sings and Basie Swings
The late Ray Charles never recorded with the Count Basie Orchestra. But a new album features Charles singing "Let the Good Times Roll" with Count Basie's band.
'Jazz Life': Images of a Golden Era of Music
The best photographers capture timeless moments that can define an era, or offer precious insights into the lives of the people in front of the lens. William Claxton has done both.
News others won't tell you
U.S. Government Caught Red-Handed Releasing Staged Al-Qaeda Videos
Revelations that the US government had been in possession of footage released on Sunday depicting alleged Al-Qaeda hijackers and Osama Bin Laden since 2001 and evidence that the footage itself was filmed by security agencies, went unquestioned by the media - who blindly towed the official line that the tape was released by Al-Qaeda. This is smoking gun proof that the U.S. government is staging the release of alleged Al-Qaeda tapes and it demands an immediate Congressional investigation.
Plug pulled on 'Bush-bash' comic
After everything that's been said about Bush at this point, how did Mooney manage to provoke such a harsh response? "I talked about his little drunk daughters, Gin and Juice," he says, referring to Jenna and Barbara Bush. "I talked about his mother, who looks like the man on the oatmeal box." Mooney also did a bit on how the letters in Bush's name can be manipulated to produce the number 666, proving Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez's recent claim that Bush is the devil.
Kremlin attack dog vows to take on Shell in the battle of Sakhalin
The struggle to wrest control of resources from western companies is the backdrop to tension in Russia and Africa.
Paraguay hardens U.S. military stance
Paraguay's decision to refuse diplomatic immunity for U.S. troops and not to renew a military cooperation pact sparked debate Tuesday, with analysts calling the developments a blow to U.S. attempts to improve regional ties.
Here's why Chávez is so mad
Before making snap judgments based on Chávez's fiery rhetoric, we should ask the question: Why is Chávez so mad? The answer may be unsavory. Welcoming an unconstitutional coup, supporting radical domestic opposition and ramping up espionage would make any sane president upset.
While All Eyes Are On Foley, Iraq Is Rapidly Deteriorating
So far we have lost 19 soldiers in Iraq this month, and today is only the fourth day of the month. Just today, the Iraqi government had to pull a brigade of around 700 policemen that have possible ties to death squads. Things are going down hill very fast in Iraq, and Michael Ware was on the Situation Room and gave a very dismal view of what is going on.
Video - WMV Video - QT
BUSH CRIME FAMILY:
Bush Dismantles Child Care
The "Child Care Crisis" -- the absence of anyone to care for America's children, elderly and disabled -- has turned into the new millennium's version of the "Problem That Has No Name," It is the 800-pound elephant that sits in Congress, our homes and offices -- gigantic, but ignored.
FEDERAL RESERVE FEARS HONEST CURRENCY
Article One, Section 10, of the U. S. Constitution says, “No State shall make any Thing but gold and silver coin a tender in payment of debts.?It has never been repealed.
The Foley scandal is a charade which leads nowhere. Everyone knows that Washington is little better than a Vegas "knocking shop" where wealthy patrons plop down their money and get whatever they want. It is a wonder that we have to go through the whole drill over and over again like reruns of Survivor.
Hell just froze over
Scientists Show Drug Can Counteract Muscular Dystrophy in Mice
Scientists at the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) and other institutions have demonstrated for the first time that a single drug can rebuild damaged muscle in two strains of mice that develop diseases comparable to two human forms of muscular dystrophy.
Black tea soothes away stress
The study, published in the journal Psychopharmacology, found that people who drank tea were able to de-stress more quickly than those who drank a fake tea substitute. Furthermore, the study participants – who drank a black tea concoction four times a day for six weeks – were found to have lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol in their blood after a stressful event, compared with a control group who drank the fake or placebo tea for the same period of time.
BUTTERMILK PANCAKES WITH MAPLE SYRUP APPLES
These delicious pancakes are light and moist; the texture is a cross between a crepe and a pancake. Avoid overmixing the batter (it's okay if there are lumps) to ensure that the pancakes will be airy.
Ziggy Marley: Reggae's Next Generation
Marley expounds on themes from love to personal freedom and political repression.
Tom Tomorrow: A Look at Where We Are Now
Monday, October 02, 2006
News others won't tell you
Republicans knew about pedophile congressman
Foley faces prosecution under the laws he helped write. But there's more to the story. The top Republicans in the House - Speaker Dennis Hastert and Majority Leader John Boehner - knew about Foley's activities for months. In 2005, a page told them that Foley's messages "freaked (him) out" and called Foley "sick sick sick sick sick." Pretty unambiguous.
Republican Pedophilia — A Long but Distinguished List
The Franklin Coverup Scandal: The Child sex ring that reached Bush/Reagan Whitehouse
Boy prostitutes 15 years old (and younger) were taking midnight tours of the Whitehouse.
Florida Police Shot Suspected Cop Killer 68 Times
Arrest of human trafficker in Benin is tiny victory...
The arrest of a thirty one year old man in the Nigerian city of Benin for human trafficking is a tiny victory in the battle to stem the major problem of human trafficking on the African continent. The father of five, Constance Omoruyi was jailed on Benin’s High Court for two years on top of a 150,000 naira fine ($1,171), for trafficking two women into Europe to work as prostitutes. Benin city, which falls within Nigeria’s Edo state has become a major breeding ground for mafia that operate in the region, luring women into Europe, usually Italy, where they end up as prostitutes.
Video: Powell claims he was fired by President Bush
Powell didn't resign folks, he was canned.
Autopsy: No Arabs on Flight 77
The AFIP claims that the only “passenger” body that they were not able to identify is the toddler, Dana Falkenberg, whose parents and young sister are on the list of those identified. The satanic masterminds behind this caper may be feeling pretty smug about the perfect crime, but they have left a raft of clues tying these unfortunates together.
Brits, Taliban said make 'secret' truce
BRITISH troops battling the Taliban are to withdraw from one of the most dangerous areas of Afghanistan after agreeing a secret deal with the local people.
nside Iran - City Life
Baghdad curfew was in response to 'coup attempt' - MP
'It was more like a message from the Takfiris (Islamic extremists) and Saddamis telling us that they are still there, have power, and that they can do whatever they want.'
BUSH CRIME FAMILY:
Rice 'brushed off terror in July 2001'
According to a new book written by Washington Post investigative reporter Bob Woodward, two months before the September 11 attacks, then National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice gave the "brush-off" to an "impending terrorist attack" warning by former C.I.A. director George J. Tenet and his counterterrorism coordinator.
"What Are We Becoming?"
President Bush is trying to pardon himself. Here's the deal: Under the War Crimes Act, violations of the Geneva Conventions are felonies, in some cases punishable by death. When the Supreme Court ruled that the Geneva Convention applied to al Qaeda and Taliban detainees, President Bush and his boys were suddenly in big trouble. They've been working these prisoners over pretty good. In an effort to avoid possible prosecution they're trying to cram this bill through Congress before the end of the week before Congress adjourns. The reason there's such a rush to do this? If the Democrats get control of the House in November this kind of legislation probably wouldn't pass.
Puts forecast Oct. Surprise?
Make no mistake - something wicked this way comes, and the smart money has already taken preventative steps."
Wal-Mart to Add Wage Caps and Part-Timers
Wal-Mart workers say the changes are further reducing their already modest incomes and putting a serious strain on their child-rearing and personal lives. Current and former Wal-Mart workers say some managers have insisted that they make themselves available around the clock, and assert that the company is making changes with an eye to forcing out longtime higher-wage workers to make way for lower-wage part-time employees
'The eagle flies on Friday'
This familiar line should be the mantra of black people when it comes to recycling our dollars among ourselves. Why? Well, we always talk about recycling our dollars and spending our money in our neighborhoods, with our own business, to the extent they are available. Considering the fact that the eagle does indeed fly on Friday, we should employ a related economic strategy. Maybe we should use the theme Brother Ashiki Taylor, of Atlanta uses: "Freedom Friday."
Female Hormone May Help Heal Brain Injuries
A female hormone might help heal brain injuries, according to a new study published in Annals of Emergency Medicine. Infusions of progesterone were associated with a lower death rate and a better recovery in patients treated with the hormone.
Return to 'The Club From Nowhere: Cooking for Civil Rights'
In the 1950s, a group of Montgomery, Ala., women baked and sold pies, cookies and cakes in beauty salons and on street corners to help fund the Montgomery bus boycott. The Club from Nowhere, as the group was known, was the brainchild of Georgia Gilmore, a cafeteria worker fired for her organizing efforts. She was one of the unsung heroes of the civil rights era. The Kitchen Sisters and producer Jamie York tell her story.
APPLE UPSIDE-DOWN CORNMEAL CAKES
You may want to double this recipe—the apple-walnut topping and whipped cream make these cakes disappear fast.
'Eyes on the Prize' Returns to PBS
The lauded six-part series captures the birth of the movement from Emmett Till's murder in 1955 and focuses on key moments in the movement, including the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech capping the 1963 March on Washington, the Freedom March in Alabama, the rise of the Black Panthers, desegregation and Jesse Jackson's Operation PUSH.