Monday, October 02, 2006

Another Angle 2 - October - 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.'


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


You awake?

'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.

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.