Monday, March 13, 2006

Another Angle 13 - March - 2006

News others won't tell you


Autopsy scheduled today in boot camp death
A second autopsy will be conducted today on the body of a 14-year-old who died after he was punched and kicked by guards at a Panama City juvenile boot camp.

Navy Man Returns His Wings
Dear Mr. President:
As a young man I was honored to serve our nation as a commissioned officer and helicopter pilot in the US Navy. Before me in WWII, my father defended the country spending two years in the Pacific aboard the USS Hornet (CV-14). We were patriots sworn "to protect and defend". Today I conclude that you have dishonored our service and the Constitution and principles of our oath. My dad was buried with full military honors so I cannot act for him. But for myself, I return enclosed the symbols of my years of service: the shoulder boards of my rank and my Naval Aviator's wings.

The 48 Hour Media-blitz for War with Iran
On March 20 the Iran Bourse will formally open and allow countries to break to US monopoly on oil purchases in petrodollars. The central banks across Europe and Asia will trade in part of their stockpiles of greenbacks for euros, and dollars will come flooding back to the homeland. $3 trillion of American cash and securities are owned by people or institutions outside of the United States. If just a small portion of them pour back into the US, Depression will follow.

O'Connor Decries Republican Attacks on Courts
Newly retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor took on conservative Republican critics of the courts in a speech Thursday. She told an audience at Georgetown University that Republican proposals, and their sometimes uncivil tone, pose a danger to the independence of the judiciary, and the freedoms of all Americans.

Fifth Third Bank Employs No Blacks in Pittsburgh
While Fifth Third Bank describes itself as a “diverse workforce of more than 22,000 dedicated and talented individuals,” on its Website, such diversity has yet to reach its Pennsylvania branches. Representatives from Fifth Third’s main office have confirmed that none of the bank’s five Pennsylvania branches, located in downtown Pittsburgh, Squirrel Hill, Wexford, Murrysville and Cranberry, employ any Black people.

Transcript: Feingold, Frist face off over Bush censure...

Haig says U.S. repeating Vietnam mistake

US businessmen in UAE want Oprah visit
The American Business Group of Abu Dhabi, which has more than 500 members including Boeing Co. and ExxonMobil Corp., wants Winfrey to host a show from the UAE as it seeks to convince Americans that the country is not a threat to national security


Secret Synagogue Under Al Aqsa
“The Israeli authorities have been exploiting the big gates of the western side of al-Aqsa since 1996 through conducting a series of excavation works which ended with clandestinely erecting a synagogue”

'Leprosy drug in Milosevic's blood'
Traces of a drug used to treat leprosy and tuberculosis were found in a blood sample taken in recent months from former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic, a news report has said. The report came hours after Milosevic's legal adviser revealed a letter the late Serb leader wrote on Friday, one day before his body was discovered in prison, alleging that he was being poisoned.


Iraqi Shi'ite cleric calls U.S., Britain and Israel a 'Triad of Evil'
Speaking on state-run Iraqiya television, the anti-American al-Sadr also said last month's attack on a Shi'ite shrine in the central city of Samarra was carried "in collusion with the occupiers and the Zionist Entity of Israel," meaning for the U.S. and Israel. Hundreds of Iraqis died in the subsequent sectarian violence, much of which Sunni Muslims said was the work of al-Sadr's militia, the Mahdi Army.


Former Bush Adviser Charged With Theft
You mean to tell me, with all that this group has stolen, misapropriated, and the like from US, the only people that get justice is TARGET????

Bush is as stubborn and clueless as ever
Your president is clueless and ever so stubborn in the face of huge disasters he has both precipitated and overseen. The piece is titled "Bush is Business as Usual Despite Party Grumbles"...I would add "and as Nation Crumbles"

President Bush's "Bring Them On" Picture Album


The Fed Officially Kicks Off the Next Recession
It is official. A recession is coming. How do I know? Because this week new Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke gave an official warning to bankers about commercial real estate loans. That is always the kickoff to a recession. It is the starter's gun, the national anthem before a ballgame, the opening hymn at a church service.

Razr phones are yanked over bug
An early investigation by Motorola revealed that the bad batch of handsets was shipped to operators between 16 January and 28 February. The bug is known only to affect Razr handsets operating on GSM networks and has been traced to a faulty component in some gadgets.


Hooray for Baltimore!
I posed a rhetorical question: Why then are you allowing yourselves to be played by “Minority Business Enterprise” programs and 15% - 25 percent minority set-aside programs? It seems to me the 15 percent-25 percent should be set aside for White people and the other ethnic groups that reside in Baltimore since they are the “minority” group. Hey, that’s only fair, and it’s the right thing to do. After all, Black people are some of the fairest, most considerate people on earth, especially when it comes to accommodating everyone else.


U.S. probing possible third mad-cow case


Janete's Midnight Cabyard Kitchen
It was Janete's Cabyard Kitchen that inspired the Hidden Kitchens series, and a new book, Hidden Kitchens: Stories, Recipes and More, about out-of-the-way, guerilla-style foodmakers who serve fervent patrons. Here's a taste of what first drew us in.


The State of Black America
Ed Gordon discusses voting rights for Katrina evacuees and the recent state of black America symposium with Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League, and Bruce Gordon, president and CEO of the NAACP.


"Nuclear Success"