Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Another Angle 10 - January - 2007

News others won't tell you


Farrakhan recovering from surgery
Physicians have told Farrakhan's family they were pleased with the operation's outcome but will monitor him closely for the next 24 to 48 hours, the Chicago-based group said in a statement.

Shotgun Blasts Fired into Home of Small Louisiana Town's First Black Mayor
The shooting follows the Dec. 30 death of Gerald Washington, the first black mayor of the town of Westlake, about 150 miles (240 kilometers) south of Greenwood. Washington was found shot to death in a parking lot on Dec. 30 a few days before he was to take office. The coroner and the sheriff pronounced Washington's death a suicide, but his family and supporters have questioned the ruling.

The Unusual Suspects
In the days following the shooting, even as city officials were assuring community and religious leaders of a fair and thorough investigation, the three men's criminal records, including some sealed juvenile cases, were leaked to the press in what their attorneys said was an effort to "dirty up the victims." Police raided apartments in the complex where one of the men lives and another used to hang out. As many as a dozen friends and acquaintances were taken into custody and questioned. Police officials claim any arrests in what some describe as a "parallel investigation" were coincidental. It was an attempt at spin that spun out of control.

New Stamp Honors Jazz Singer Ella Fitzgerald
The stamp will be released Wednesday at ceremonies at Lincoln Center in New York, and will be on sale across the country.


US bombs Somalia for third day
US forces launched a third consecutive day of air strikes in Somalia today as a Somali government official said one of three al-Qaida suspects targeted by the raids was believed to have been killed.
Somali refugees dying as they flee civil war

Clone farming has arrived
Her birth last month exposed glaring gaps in the Government's system for policing livestock farming. It raises the prospect of milk and meat from the offspring of clones reaching the shops without proper safety checks. Though not a clone herself, Dundee Paradise is the daughter of a clone. Her mother was created in the U.S. using cells from the ear of a champion dairy Holstein.


New Oil Law Means Victory in Iraq for Bush
At any time within the next few days, the Iraqi Council of Ministers is expected to approve a new "hydrocarbon law" essentially drawn up by the Bush administration and its UK lackey, the Independent on Sunday reported. The new bill will "radically redraw the Iraqi oil industry and throw open the doors to the third-largest oil reserves in the world," says the paper, whose reporters have seen a draft of the new law. "It would allow the first large-scale operation of foreign oil companies in the country since the industry was nationalized in 1972." If the government's parliamentary majority prevails, the law should take effect in March.

Terrified Soldiers Terrifying People
"If I've got a soldier who's on Ambien to go to sleep and Seroquel and Qanapin and all kinds of other psychotropic meds, I don't want them to have a weapon in their hand and to be part of my team because they're a risk to themselves and to others," he said. "But apparently, the military has its own view of how well a soldier can function under those conditions, and is gambling that they can be successful."


Bush's Petro-Cartel Almost Has Iraq's Oil
With a constitution cooked up in D.C., the stage was set for foreign multinationals to assume effective control of as much as 87 percent of Iraq's oil, according to projections by the Oil Ministry.


Blood Oil
Could a bunch of Nigerian militants in speedboats bring about a U.S. recession? Blowing up facilities and taking hostages, they are wreaking havoc on the oil production of America's fifth-largest supplier.


Black Organizations for Sale
How can we ever be self-determined if we fail to plan and execute initiatives that move our organizations toward ownership and economic self-sufficiency? The foundations of Black organizations must be laid with Black dollars, just as DuBois admonished in 1915. That way, any contribution given by others is icing on our own cake.

Larisa: Hunting al-Qaeda where?
If this administration wanted to genuinely hunt Al Qaeda, would they not start with
Pakistan and would they not have started six years ago?

Peanuts Kill More Americans Than Terrorists
- Allergic reactions to peanuts
- Accident causing deer
- Lightning strikes
That's correct - all of the above have killed an equal number of Americans since 1960 as terrorism. One could even categorize M&M's, lost deer and the weather as an "axis of evil arming to threaten the peace of the world," as George Bush famously once said.


Banning Aspartame: A Common Sense Precaution
Last year, a truly independent assessment was published by an Italian academic researcher, Dr. Morando Soffritti. His findings substantiate the links between aspartame and cancer, calling it a "neurotoxin" with serious other health consequences and concluding it has major negative impacts on those who ingest it. Soffitti 's study has been repeatedly attacked by industry spokespeople and their paid researchers, but its conclusions stand substantially intact.


Black Vegetarians Offer Tips for Going Meat Free
Traci Thomas, founder of the Black Vegetarian Society of Georgia, talks about reducing the risks of heart disease, diabetes and cancer by adopting a vegetarian lifestyle.
More from the Black Vegetarian Society of Georgia

Halibut Steamed with Oranges, Tomatoes, and Olives
The fish steams directly atop the gently simmering vegetables in this flavorful and very easy dish. Serve with steamed rice tossed with lots of chopped fresh cilantro.

Market tip: Choose Pacific or Alaskan halibut rather than Atlantic halibut. Or substitute another firm white fish, such as Alaskan cod, mahimahi, or striped bass.


Richard Pryor's Daughter on Life with the Funny Man
Rain Pryor has written about both the happy and difficult times in her relationship with her father in Jokes My Father Never Taught Me.


This Modern World

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