Thursday, January 25, 2007

Another Angle 25 - January - 2007

News others won't tell you

The Bush's New Stormtroopers Plan Ramps Up His War Against America
The framework needs people to fill. The cabal in power is small. It cannot rule without cadres, without a vast number of loyal servants, reporting only to them, ready to do anything, those who have no roots and whose very sustenance depends on the stability of the rulers. They need the match made in Hell. In the 1930s Germany those cadres were called SA, the stormtroopers. In the 2006 US it is called the 'Civilian Volunteer Reserve Corps'.


Rumsfeld on as 'unpaid consultant'
"Mr. Rumsfeld and his aides, who include close adviser Stephen Cambone, are sifting through the thousands of pages of documents generated during his tenure," the Times wrote. "The Pentagon official said former secretaries are entitled to a transition office to sort papers, some of which can be taken with them for a library, for archives or to write a book."

Former Black Panthers Arrested And Indicted In 1971 Homicide

Man Pleads Not Guilty in 1964 Race Case
James Ford Seale, 71, was one of two white suspects initially arrested in 1964, but the FBI - consumed by the search for three civil rights workers - turned the case over to local authorities. A justice of the peace promptly threw out all charges.

Race, Still Our Most Divisive Force
Americans have known substantial divisions over class, gender and religion, but the greatest divider of all has been race. There are widely held assumptions on both sides that keep us from more fully understanding and appreciating "the other."

Ballot officials convicted
Jacqueline Maiden, coordinator of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, and ballot manager Kathleen Dreamer each were convicted of a felony count of negligent misconduct by an election employee. They also were convicted of one misdemeanor count each of failure of election employees to perform their duty.

Ray gun brings zap to battlefield
The real question is "What Battlefield?" This weapon is one being tested in Iraq but was developed for DOMESTIC use.
Your Local Police Force Has Been Militarized

The Vigil for Sean Bell

Panama's Noriega set to be released
When Noriega steps out of his specially built, apartment-like cell at the Federal Correctional Institution in Southwest Miami-Dade, he probably won't be free. Noriega -- reportedly 68 or 72, depending on conflicting birth records -- is wanted in Panama and in France.
In case you missed it:
"The Panama Deception"

Text of Iraq Resolution

N.J. Warns: Don't Eat Squirrel Near Dump
It is the first time the state has cautioned Ringwood residents - many who are members of the Ramapough Mountain Indian tribe who hunt and fish in the area - about their squirrel intake.


US bombs southern Somalia-US officials
"We're going to go after al Qaeda and the global war on terror, wherever it takes us," said Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman.
"The very nature of some of our operations are not conducive to public discussions and there will be times when there are activities and operations that I can talk to you about and there will be other times when I just won't have anything for you," he said. "I don't have anything for you on Somalia." While speculation has increased that the United States has personnel on the ground in Somalia, U.S. officials have declined to confirm or deny such reports.

Darfur Diaries: Stories of Survival
Darfur Diaries: Stories of Survival is a book that accompanies a major documentary film now showing across the world. It tells the story of the genocide in Darfur, through the eyes of the Darfurians. It also shows, "the real lives of these people, and that they had had a thriving life, society, and culture that preceded their appearance on the world stage as victims and refuges."

Myanmar: US wants puppet regime
Myanmar's military government has accused the United States of plotting to install a puppet regime in the country. The allegation came after George Bush, the American president, said in his state of the union address on Tuesday that the US "will continue to speak out for the cause of freedom" in the South-East Asian country.

Burma 'orders Christians to be wiped out'
The military regime in Burma is intent on wiping out Christianity in the country, according to claims in a secret document believed to have been leaked from a government ministry. Entitled "Programme to destroy the Christian religion in Burma", the incendiary memo contains point by point instructions on how to drive Christians out of the state.


Video: Sunnis 'brutally beaten' as US troops watch
We see a joint patrol of US and Iraqi troops in Baghdad, where our camera captures the pretty brutal treatment meted out by the newly trained Iraqi soldiers to three suspected insurgents caught in a car, all to the accompaniment of laughter, whoops and egging on from the US soldiers who watch from their Humvee.


George W. Bush - The Salesman of Death
I thought of Willy Loman as I watched George Bush deliver his State of the Union address. Here was a man like Willy who was absolutely confident of his own charm, a personality man who had nothing of substance to sell; a man who brings ruin to all around him as he clings to his fantasies of success.


Kuwait May Abandon Dollar Peg to Protect its Economy
Kuwait, the third-largest Arab oil producer, may abandon the dinar's peg against the dollar in favor of a basket of currencies to help minimize economic harm after the dollar declined.


The Daily Star - Opinion Articles - The US is taking us for a ride ...
If Palestinians and Arabs return to the same negotiating route as before, Rice, Bush and Olmert will take them for another "ride." That, unfortunately, is the most likely scenario and will be used as justification for transforming this "temporary" state into a permanent one.

Living Out Loud: The Out-of-Towner
I came to the conclusion while waiting for the bus that I didn't like an out-of-towner telling me things I already know, stating what's wrong with Cincinnati. I didn't like her stating the obvious, didn't want her laughing at a city where I've lived so much of my life.

Damn it, that's my job.


Rare 'Prehistoric' Shark Photographed Alive
"We think it may have come to the surface because it was sick, or else it was weakened because it was in shallow waters," a park official told the Reuters news service. But the truth may never be known, since the "living fossil" died hours after it was caught.


Restoring Humble Potpie to Its Rightful Place
The trick is getting all the ingredients to the right degree of doneness at the same time. You have to avoid undercooking the carrots and potatoes, avoid overcooking the meat and peas, and have the crust turn out perfectly browned and cooked through.


Bole2Harlem: Hearing Ethiopia in New York
When the ruler Haile Selassie died, so did the music scene, as the dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam took power and many fled the country in the ensuing "Red Terror" of the late 1970s.
Now, 30 years and 7,000 miles later the Ethiopian cafe society sound has returned.


This Modern World: Adventures of Sparkman and the Blinkster

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