Sunday, May 27, 2007

Another Angle 27 - May - 2007

News others won't tell you

History was made on this day:

May 27 - 1942
Dorie Miller was awarded the Navy Cross for his gallantry aboard the USS Arizona during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.


Obama Fires Back At McCain And Romney

'Klansman' on trial for murdering two black men
James Ford Seale, 71, is to go on trial in Jackson this coming week on kidnapping and conspiracy charges in the latest of several cases to be revived and brought to trial across the South in the past 13 years.

Alabama Legislature Approves Slavery Apology
The Alabama Legislature passed a resolution Thursday expressing "profound regret" for the state's role in slavery and apologizing for slavery's wrongs and lingering effects on the United States. When Governor Bob Riley signs the bill, which a spokesman said he will do, Alabama will become the fourth U.S. state to formally apologize for slavery in recent months.

Plunging into Public Pools' Contentious Past
In his new book, Contested Waters: A Social History of Swimming Pools in America, historian Jeff Wiltse traces the evolution of municipal pools in America from the late 1860s to today. As a recreational refuge, pools became prime destinations for families. Men and women interacted in the water for the first time, and Wiltse found that a change spawned a wave of racial segregation across northern pools: Whites were mainly concerned about black men interacting with white women — they feared the sexual atmosphere at a pool might promote racial mixing.


Man Hits Back Of Truck At 120mph, Gets Stuck & Dragged, Photos Online
Please Drive to Arrive Alive!

Indiana Adopts $1000 Speeding Tickets


UN-backed court to start trial of Charles Taylor in June
"There is an issue with this court regarding its right to exercise jurisdiction over me as president of Liberia,” he said, according to the BBC story. “There are issues of how I got here. It is not a matter of me entering a plea as I do not recognize the jurisdiction of this court,” Mr. Taylor insisted. Finally, he stated that he was innocent of all charges.

'Stop Dimona' says Blix
Israel should comply with the same demand being made of Iran, to cease its nuclear fuel-cycle and stop enriching uranium, Hans Blix, Chairman of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission (WMDC), told Ynetnews.


Pictures Purport To Show Two U.S. Marines Beheaded and Abused
The pictures below are alleged to show the bodies of U.S. service men In Iraq. I am advised, these men are not the soldiers that were captured some 3 weeks ago.
These images depict the savagery and horror of war and should only be viewed by a mature audience.

U.S. Security Contractors Mercenaries Open Fire in Baghdad
A Blackwater guard shot and killed an Iraqi driver Thursday near the Interior Ministry, according to three U.S. officials and one Iraqi official who were briefed on the incident but spoke on condition of anonymity because of a pending investigation. On Wednesday, a Blackwater-protected convoy was ambushed in downtown Baghdad, triggering a furious battle in which the security contractors, U.S. and Iraqi troops and AH-64 Apache attack helicopters were firing in a congested area.


When the bully cries foul...
They moved in with a vengeance – propaganda, sanctions and all - against Zimbabwe once President Mugabe took a stance on the land question a decade later. The poor showing of Zimbabwe's economy ought to be seen in this context rather than President Mugabe's alleged misrule.

Why Didn't You Stand Your Ground, Mr. Carter?
This was a teachable moment, Mr. Carter. Why did you squander it?If you’d welcomed that debate, instead of backing away from it, you could have educated the American public about what has happened to the image of America all around the world. It’s a lesson a great many Americans probably need.


Argentina and Brazil drop US dollar
Argentina and Brazil, South America's two largest economies, will drop the U.S. dollar in favor of a regional currency in their bilateral trade starting in October 2007.


The Truth Behind This Month's Blue Moon
Thursday, May 31 brings us the second of two full Moons for North Americans this month. Some almanacs and calendars assert that when two full Moons occur within a calendar month, that the second full Moon is called the "Blue Moon."


Diet, Exercise Seen as a Key to Staving Off Diabetes
In beating back the risk of Type 2 diabetes, research shows that diet and exercise programs can be just as effective as medicine for some people.


Welcoming the Dog Days of Summer
Ladies and gentlemen, it's time to get your dogs on. For more than a century, the hot dog has worked its way from the butcher's scrap table straight to our nitrite-filled hearts. And, oh, how our hearts flutter when we bite into a pillowy, warm bun, our tongues tingling under a sweet-and-sour medley of condiments as our teeth snap satisfyingly into the meat's outer casing.

This makes a great brunch dish, especially for an outdoor summer brunch or bridal shower.


Jazz Great Brecker: A 'Pilgrimage' Before Dying
It's said that jazz musicians respond to two types of inspiration. The first is the muse within themselves — the one that gives birth to the musical ideas in their compositions, their solos and their musical identity. The second is the unspoken communication they share with the people with whom they make music. Saxophonist Michael Brecker responded to both.

"Bug" -- not to be confused with the 1975 sci-fi thriller starring Bradford Dillman, though I'll bet that one's a lot zippier -- is supposed to be a serious psychological thriller, an unsettling little number designed to creep us out and make us think. But it's really just junk.