Monday, January 16, 2006

Another Angle 16 - January - 2006

News others won't tell you


I endorse the words of Bob Barr, when he said, "The President has dared the American people to do something about it. For the sake of the Constitution, I hope they will."

Police Department gives officer medal for shooting black teen in the back of the head
There's only one plausible reason to give Sgt Dan May a Medal of Valor fifteen years later, for shooting an un-armed kid in the back of the head.

In Ga., Abramoff Scandal Threatens a Political Ascendancy
Ralph Reed's records have been subpoenaed by federal prosecutors, and neither he nor his staff will discuss whether Reed has been interviewed or has been called as a witness to grand jury proceedings.

TV Critic: Cronkite urges news anchors to push withdrawal
Television news anchors should be calling for U.S. troops to withdraw from Iraq, former CBS newsman Walter Cronkite said Sunday, remembering his own editorial demand for American withdrawal from Vietnam as one of the proudest moments of his career.

CNN banned from Iran for misquoting president
During CNN's live translation of a press conference by Ahmadinejad on Saturday, the president was quoted as saying that "we believe all nations are allowed to have nuclear weapons" and that the West should not "deprive us to have nuclear weapons".
The president was, however, using a Farsi word that meant "technology" and not "weapons".

When the FBI tried to persuade Martin Luther King Jr....
The FBI campaign to discredit and destroy Dr. King was marked by extreme personal vindictiveness. As early as 1962, Director Hoover penned on an FBI memorandum, "King is no good."

After a recent trip to Memphis, and a visit to the crime scene, here's what I know. It was IMPOSSIBLE for the shot to have come from the bathroom in the rooming house without the shooter being seen by everyone. The ONLY way the shot came from there was if the shooter actually leaned two-four feet outside the window.


Russia's SS-27 Makes Bush's Missile Defense A Fantasy
The Topol SS 27 can be manoeuvred mid-flight. this makes it impossible for radar systems to figure out its flight path. It is invulnerable to radiation and electromagnetic and physical interference. It can be mounted on the back of a truck, which makes it difficult to monitor how many of these missiles have been deployed and where.
It also acheived a speed of 180 miles a minute or 10,800 miles an hour.

Israel prepares to launch attack on Iran nuclear sites
A recent statement by the Israeli military chief of intelligence, General Aharon ZeeviFarkash, indicated that Israel had set a March 1 time limit for diplomatic means to deter Iran's plans. Sources in Tel Aviv say the general's remarks were based on a military planning timetable and could indicate a likely date for the missile strike.

Why an Economic Boycott of Israel is Justified
In a courageous initiative American-based Human Rights Watch recently called on the U.S. government to reduce significantly its financial aid to Israel until Israel terminates its illegal policies in the West Bank. An economic boycott would seem to be an equally judicious undertaking. A nonviolent tactic the purpose of which is to achieve a just and lasting settlement of the Israel-Palestine conflict cannot legitimately be called anti-Semitic.


Bush Has Crossed the Rubicon
President Bush has used "signing statements" hundreds of times to vitiate the meaning of statutes passed by Congress. In effect, Bush is vetoing the bills he signs into law by asserting unilateral authority as commander-in-chief to bypass or set aside the laws he signs.


The Black Commentator - The Demise of Public Schooling
Either turn all public schools into independent charter schools, revamp the public school system or come up with some better solutions. These are the only choices. The aftermath of hurricane Charter will be penitentiary schools and schooling.


Billy Childs and the Lush Jazz of 'Lyric'
The Grammys will be awarded in less than a month and pianist Billy Childs' new CD Lyric is up for Best Jazz Instrumental Album -- one of several nominations for Childs.