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Montana Just Says, 'NO!'
A JOINT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MONTANA OPPOSING ANY EFFORT TO IMPLEMENT A TRINATIONAL POLITICAL, GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY AMONG THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, AND MEXICO; OPPOSING THE SECURITY AND PROSPERITY PARTNERSHIP OF NORTH AMERICA AND INITIATIVES PURSUED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE PARTNERSHIP THAT THREATEN THE SOVEREIGNTY OF THE UNITED STATES; OPPOSING A NORTH AMERICAN UNION; AND OPPOSING THE NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT SUPERHIGHWAY SYSTEM.
Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America Prosperity Agenda
Citing 'national security' court throws out CIA torture case
The US government had urged the court to reject the appeal saying that for national security reasons it could not confirm or deny any of the allegations because they were related to the activities of the CIA. The court said that to make his case, el-Masri "would be obliged to produce admissible evidence not only that he was detained and interrogated, but that the defendants were involved in his detention and interrogation in a manner that renders them personally liable to him. "Such a showing could be made only with evidence that exposes how the CIA organizes, staffs and supervises its most sensitive intelligence operations.
Cherokees may expel slave descendents
Native American Cherokees were voting on Saturday whether to expel descendants of black slaves from their tribal nation in a special election that has prompted charges of racism.
The Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma was voting on an amendment to their constitution that would strip membership from so-called "Freedmen," those descended from slaves once owned by Cherokees, blacks who were married to Cherokees and children of mixed-race families, according to the tribe's website. Opponents of the proposed amendment say it is a racist project designed to deny the distribution of US government funds and tribal revenue to those with African-American heritage, US media reported.
Request to Find 'Good' in Slavery Stirs Anger
As an African-American and a resident of rural Davidson County,(NC.) Aszullayme (who does not use a last name) knew that his daughters, Tatiana, 13, and Timeca West, would be in the distinct minority, both in their community and in their school. Still, he says he never expected his daughters, who are in the same eighth-grade class at North Davidson Middle School, to bring home an assignment like the one they were given by Kathy Proctor, their language arts teacher.
Ala. School Warned Hours Before Tornado
Administrators at a high school where eight students died in a tornado were warned about severe weather nearly three hours before the twister struck, raising questions Friday about whether classes should have been dismissed earlier. Residents of the neighborhood surrounding Enterprise High School said they heard warning sirens long before the tornado slammed into the building, crushing the victims in an avalanche of concrete and metal.
Obama to AIPAC: Won't rule out nuking Iran
Obama's appearance was seen as a move to court Jewish donors, although the event wasn't a fund-raiser. He did pose for photos with AIPAC members at a private reception before the speech. Although the event was billed as a "forum," he took no questions from the audience or media and left immediately after his half-hour speech.
Bush Administration push for privatization may have helped create Walter Reed 'disaster'
The Bush Administration's drive for privatization may be responsible for the "deplorable" outpatient care for soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, according to a top Democratic Congressman investigating the scandal, which has already led to the resignation of the Secretary of the US Army. A five-year, $120 million contract awarded to a firm run by a former executive from Halliburton – a multi-national corporation where Vice President Dick Cheney once served as CEO – will be probed at a Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs hearing scheduled for Monday.
Army Secretary resigns amid furor
Op-Ed Piece Highlights Black-Asian Tensions
The column was written by Kenneth Eng, a young science-fiction writer in New York. Eng describes himself as an "Asian supremacist." In the opinion piece, he said blacks hate Asians and blacks are weak-willed.
The sounds of jaws dropping could be heard all over San Francisco.
How Real ID will affect you
Starting three years from now, if you live or work in the United States, you'll need a federally approved ID card to travel on an airplane, open a bank account, collect Social Security payments, or take advantage of nearly any government service. Practically speaking, your driver's license likely will have to be reissued to meet federal standards.
LIVE FROM PALESTINE~~ APARTHEID... DISAPPEARANCE THROUGH DENIAL
Israel and its apologists angrily reject the apartheid accusation, charge those who make it with being anti-Semites and call upon Israel's friends to refute the charge. Amongst those whom Israel has tried to censure or smear are former US president Jimmy Carter and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu, former Anglican archbishop of Cape Town and head of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Other figures making the charge include Arun Gandhi, grandson of the Mahatma Gandhi; Winnie Mandela, former wife of South African leader Nelson Mandela; Michael Ben Yair, who served as Israel's attorney general from 1993-96; Ami Ayalon, a former admiral in Israel's navy and head of Shin Bet, the country's internal security agency; Tommy Lapid, head of Israel's Shinui Party; and Meron Benvenisti, former deputy mayor of Jerusalem.
US asks us to pick up litter while city is in ruins, says mayor of Baghdad
Baghdad's mayor lashed out at the United States yesterday – for spending huge sums on projects to collect rubbish and plant trees while his devastated war-torn city struggles without electricity.
At a meeting in the city's Green Zone the mayor, Sabir al-Isawi, interrupted US officials in the middle of a presentation to key Iraqi officials, to say these schemes are "not what the people want".
BUSH CRIME FAMILY:
Bolton wanted Iran to kick out Arms Inspectors, he tells AIPAC
IN a phone conversation posted in its entirety at the StopAIPAC.org website, Bolton told adoring AIPAC members that he had hoped sanctions imposed by the United Nations on Iran would be followed by a more "dramatic" response on Iran's part, such as withdrawing from the Non-Proliferation Treaty, which could then "produce a counter-reaction" That would be seen as "beneficial". Specifically what counter-reaction he had in mind was not specified. However, it seems clear, for this one former Administration official, is that the game is not to avoid conflict, but to escalate it.
U.S. urges caution on subprime loans
Worried that "subprime borrowers may not fully understand the risks" of such lending products as adjustable-rate mortgages, the Federal Reserve, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and three other regulators yesterday asked lenders to carefully evaluate borrowers' ability to repay at the full rate.
Joshua Frank: The Democrats and Iran
The top candidates' tepid words on Iraq were a sign of what's to come over the next year and a half as their rhetorical talents are turned on high. Despite Obama's reassurance that he did not support the war from the beginning, along with Edwards' claims that he's had a change of heart on his past pro-war votes -- neither candidate distinguished their position from the Bush administration when it came to the looming Iran confrontation.
What, Exactly, Are We Dying For?
Will the future judge the war in Iraq as one of the biggest mistakes in our country's short history? We can only wait and see. The past has already judged the war to be a mistake, but the future must wait until the present is done judging the war as a mistake. When will that be? Hopefully soon. Soldiers are dying while we try to figure it out.
My Friend was Raped
I discovered it almost by accident. My friend had been raped. But this had not just happened; it had actually occurred several years ago. Sadly, she could tell me the exact date, time and minute that the rape transpired. I asked her whether she had pressed charges. Her answer was ‘no.’ I asked her whether she had spoken with her family about it, and her answer was ‘no.’ I sat there aghast until she filled in the story.
The Air Car
Nutritionist Offers Heart-Healthy Tips
February was "American Heart Month," and according to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the No. 1 killer of black men and women. Nutritionist Rovenia Brock offers tips on maintaining a healthy heart.
HOPPIN' JOHN (BLACK-EYED PEAS WITH KIELBASA)
There has been much debate over the strange name of this rice and bean combination. One theory suggests that "Hoppin' John" is a corruption of pois à pigeon, French for pigeon peas, with which the dish was originally made in the French colonies of the Caribbean, where it was likely created.
SUGGESTION: Substitute turkey for the pork products
Lorraine Gordon, Keeper of a Shrine to Jazz
It was Ike Quebec who first took us to see Thelonious Monk. Ike didn't say about Monk: "Record him." He just said, "Come on, I want you to hear someone." Ike didn't take us to a club either, he took us to Monk's West 65th Street apartment. And Alfred and I... well, we heard him. There were a lot of modern musicians I didn't understand — they were fast and terrific but not comprehensible to me, necessarily. Thelonious Monk I understood. Always. Monk was a revelation. From our very first encounter he was right in my groove.
Thank You Mask Man