Monday, March 05, 2007
News others won't tell you
Clinton looks on, as Obama gets the larger congregation
African Americans, while being challenged in numbers in some states by Hispanics, are critical to any Democrat contender's fortunes both because of the energy they bring to grassroots activism as well as the numbers of people they potentially bring to the polls on voting day.
Dem Powerhouses Mark Selma's Bloody Sunday
Obama: US should never dictate what's best for Israel
Obama stressed the importance of preventing Iran’s nuclear armament, which could lead weapons of mass destruction into the hands of terrorists, inevitably causing other Middle East nations to join the race for nuclear weapons. “To prevent this worst-case scenario, we need the United States to lead tough-minded diplomacy,” he said.
FEMA abruptly closes trailer park housing Katrina victims
"They know how to put me out, but they don't know how to help me out. That's how I look at it," said Allsee Tobias, who lost his New Orleans home in Katrina's flooding and then was told to leave his Hammond trailer over the weekend. He and about 20 relatives, including 10 children, lived in four trailers, and were anxious about being split up.
"Pack and pray. That's what they told us," he said.
Roundtable: Al-Qaida, Emmet Till Case
The panel discusses the threat of Al-Qaida; and the Emmett Till case may be closed for good. Guests: economist and author Julianne Malveaux; Ron Christie, vice president of the lobbying firm DC Navigators; and Robert George, editorial writer for the New York Post.
US 'erased Afghan attack footage'
Journalists working for AP said US troops erased images of a vehicle in which three people had been shot dead. Khanwali Kamran, a reporter for the Afghan channel Ariana Television, said the American soldiers also deleted his footage, AP reported. "They warned me that if it is aired ... then, 'You will face problems.'"
African leaders converge in Accra as Ghana marks independence
Not less than 25 African heads of state and 65 delegations representing presidents from various parts of the world will converge tomorrow in Accra, the capital city of Ghana to mark the 50th independence anniversary of the West African country. On March 6 1957, Ghana became the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to gain political independence from the British colonial system, which sparked a wind of change in the continent.
Iraq: At least 82 killed in another bloody day of U.S. occupation
The bodies of 20 people were found shot dead and some showing signs of torture on Sunday in the western half of Baghdad known as Karkh, police said. Baghdad has become increasingly divided into Shi'ites on the east and Sunni Arabs on the west side of the Tigris, though there is a crossover.
BUSH CRIME FAMILY:
Mineta's Testimony CONFIRMED
Defenders of the official myth say that the White House was not being evacuated at the time Mineta said, and that this proves Mineta got his story wrong, and that in fact Cheney wasn't in the PEOC until later -- after the Pentagon was hit.
CNN Backs Mineta
Greenwald: State Department promotion sends Iran war signal
Last Friday, Eliot Cohen was chosen by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to be new Counselor of the State Department. "It is not hyperbole to say that Cohen is as extremist a neoconservative and warmonger as it gets," says Greenwald, who quotes a conservative writer's point that Cohen "was an early supporter of the military intervention in Iraq" and opposed negotiations with Iran and Syria. Greenwald argues that Cohen is even "far more extremist than just that."
Bush's Director for U.S. Attorneys Mysteriously Resigns
Battle personally informed the fired attorneys of their removal, but the Department of Justice insists he was not involved in the actual decision making process (he allegedly told them the order had come from 'on high'").
US economy suddenly appears vulnerable
I HAVE BEEN POSTING THE WARNING SIGNS FOR OVER TWO YEARS. THINK PEOPLE, IT IS MARCH, LAST WEEK GAS WAS $2.56. WHAT DO YOU THINK IT WILL BE IN JUNE. BRACE YOURSELVES AND PLANT A GARDEN. WE HAVE BEEN SET UP.
Stock Market Bloodbath and Greenspan’s Retreat
It’s a bloodbath and it’s bound to carry over into US markets where the damage could be considerably worse. The catalyst for the global correction is the growing strength of the yen and its effects on the “carry trade”. Americans will be hearing a lot about the carry trade in the next few weeks as well as other unfamiliar terms. In fact, we’re all about to get a crash course in sub-prime loans, hedge funds, derivatives and the “global liquidity crisis”. These are the main factors involved in what appears to be the beginnings of a major stock market flameout.
Black History Is Sometimes a Conspicuous Omission
How does a school system teach the Civil War and Reconstruction — not to mention world history —- and end up with students who know nothing about American slavery?
Faith Makes Everyone a Mystery
Faith makes everyone a mystery, and stories about faith can sometimes remind us how little we know — not just about God, or religion, but each other.
Meditation a Hit for Pain Management
"The heart of Buddhist meditation is actually called mindfulness, and our operational definition of it is really paying attention in the only moment we're ever alive — which is the present moment," Kabat-Zinn says. This can be tough for people living with pain. After all, who wants to be "in the moment" when your joints are aching, your head's throbbing, or you're living with a scary diagnosis? No wonder our first impulse is to run away.
CHEDDAR JALAPENO BREAD
The dough for this recipe is wetter than many home bakers may be used to, but the end result is a delightfully moist, textured bread.
Melle Mel Stands by 'The Message'
Melle Mel was the original vocalist on The Message by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. This month Grand Master Flash and the Furious Five will be the first hip-hop act inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Many rappers regard The Message as an inspiration, as well as a political message. Melle Mel also rapped on the updated version, The New Message.
In Living Color - The Wrath of Farrakhan