Thursday, July 13, 2006
News others won't tell you
We've got the 'complaint' in the Joe Wilson suit, all 23 pages of it.
Reed, Abramoff floated 'mortgaging black people'
We know how this scheme would have gone, because Abramoff pitched something similar to a cash-strapped Texas tribe, the Tigua. Basically, since the tribe couldn't pay Abramoff, he offered to arrange "a life-insurance policy for every Tigua 75 or older." When those elders died, the death beneﬁts would have gone to Abramoff through one of his non-profits. The Tigua didn't take Abramoff up on the offer, but it was too good of an idea to let go.
Republicans: Mortgaging Old Black People
'White supremacists' face death penalty for US prison murders
The group named itself the Aryan Brotherhood, thus formalising its espousal of racism and white supremacy. Its chilling and self-explanatory motto reads: "Kill to get in; die to get out".
Citgo to cut off 1,800 U.S. gas stations
The Houston-based company has decided to sell to retailers only the 750,000 barrels a day that it produces at three U.S. refineries in Corpus Christi, Lake Charles, La., and Lemont, Ill.
Abuse of US criminal suspects 'mirrors Ghraib torture'
The techniques detailed in the Chicago torture cases included “electrically shocking men’s genitals, ears and lips with a cattle prod or an electric shock box, suffocating individuals with plastic bags, mock executions, and beatings with telephone books and rubber hoses,” according to court documents.
Petting zoo make nonsense of US terror target list
The worst thing that usually happens at Old MacDonald's Petting Zoo, in Alabama, involves the resident emu who, visitors are warned, has been known to deliver a "hard peck". Yet the zoo is listed as a critical potential target for terrorists.
Somali Islamists extend control
The Islamic Courts Union now controls almost all of the country's capital and much of southern Somalia after seizing Mogadishu's main port on Wednesday.
Hezbollah was founded in the early 1980s by Lebanese Shia who wanted to fight the Israeli army, which since 1982 had occupied a large area of southern Lebanon.
Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel
West African black rhinos feared extinct
The western black rhino sub-species, Diceros bicornis longipes, had declined precipitously in the past 20 years largely as a result of poaching. In 2002 there were only 10 remaining. The few left were distributed over a wide area, making breeding more difficult.
At least 20 killed as bloody occupation Of Iraq continues
BUSH CRIME FAMILY:
VHeadline.com - Secrets of Dallas: the role of George Bush in the JFK assassination-cum-coup!
Did you know by the way, that the best friend of Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas was one George Demohrenschildt? Maybe you knew this because our fellow Dutchman Willem Oltmans has been dealing with him in the seventies. Demohrenschildt was at the verge of sharing his knowledge with Willem before he committed suicide ... allegedly. But what you certainly don't know, is that this Demohrenschildt had been a spy for the Nazi's and was a personal friend of George Bush. This can be documented with their correspondence.
Syria Will End Dollar Peg, Moves Reserves to Euros
Condoleezza Bush – What’s up with this Sister?
With an arrogance only equaled by her “husband,” the Babe of Birmingham struts her stuff around the world, wagging her finger at heads of state like they are her children. In her latest threat, oops, I mean peace mission, she tells Iran that the U.S. will only sit down to talk if Iran stops all production of nuclear materials. That’s real cute, Condi.
WRH: Dubya Dubya Three
Israel starts provocations, like assassinating the Palestinian Chief of Police and shelling the beach at Gaza, actions intended to provoke a response. Then, it is claimed a soldier is "kidnapped", and even though nobody knows who kidnapped him or where he is, Israel launches a "rescue mission" into Gaza which is later revealed to have been planned long before any soldier was captured, and was intended to bring down the Democratically elected government of Palestine.
Stones are living creatures that breathe and move
French geologists Arnold Rheshar and Pierre Escollet have long studied rock specimens collected in different parts of the world. They arrived at quite an amazing conclusion in the end. They believed that stones have some kind of a vital activity though a very slow one. The geologists maintain the structure of stones is subject to changes, and stones can grow old. Moreover, the French claim stones can breathe, to a certain extent. Taking one “breath” takes them from three days to two weeks. And each of their “heartbeats” lasts about three days.
WATERMELON WITH FENNEL SALT
Something different to do with watermelon. I found it surprisingly nice; an earthy, sophisticated yet subtle twist.
Spike Lee's Katrina Documentary To Debut In New Orleans
New Orleanians will have a front row seat to next month’s premiere of director Spike Lee's HBO documentary “When The Levees Broke.” The world premiere of the four-part documentary will take place on Aug. 16 at the New Orleans Arena.
"The goal, my brother, is to pull people out of the church into the street, and people just on the street into the church," Poppa T explains. "As the old Anglican priests said, 'If you don't have both, you have neither.' "
Behind the Wheel: Dodge Charger Police Package: Whatcha Gonna Do if It Comes for You?
The shapely muscle cars that won stoplight showdowns and Nascar championships four decades ago have gone straight and joined the police force.
Sutton Impact: Look! America! It's Britney Spears!!