Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Another Angle 10 - October - 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

Foley's angels
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's Partition
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.


Rolling Blunder
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'


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.

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.


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