Thursday, July 19, 2007

Another Angle 19 - July - 2007

News others won't tell you

History was made on this day:
- Willie Mays is named to the National League all star team for the 24th time, tying Stan Musial for the record number of appearances.


US Preparing Domestic Clampdown
Because of "growing popular unrest in the United States, caused by the prolonged war in Iraq .coupled with obvious Congressional inaction," the U.S. military has drawn up plans for combating domestic U.S. civil insurrections. This is not a theoretical study but a very specific one. Units to be used domestically are listed in detail as are detention centers, etc.

National center to impeach Bush and Cheney launched
The Los Angeles National Impeachment Center is the brainchild of Attorney Peter Thottam, who resigned from his job to focus on his anti-war activism. His frustrations over the Bush Administration’s disregard for the American people’s demonstrations against the Iraq War also prompted him to drum up the idea for the hub two months ago.

Soldiers still go over the hill even in an all-volunteer Army
Desertion is a normal part of the military. Since it became an all-volunteer force after the Vietnam War, the Army's rate of desertion has remained relatively constant, at about 1 percent. That contrasts with a high of 3.4 percent in 1971, when more than 33,000 soldiers deserted to avoid combat in Vietnam.

White House spy sentenced
For all the recent talk about Dick Cheney refusing to abide by a White House executive order on handling classified materials, let’s not forget the case of
Leandro Aragoncillo.

The War Against The Third World
What I have learned about U.S. foreign Policy.


Ethiopia triumphs over Starbucks; wins rights to coffee
A deal between Starbucks and Ethiopia that ends their trademark dispute and offers more benefits to Ethiopian coffee farmers has been hailed as a potential model for other poor nations to follow. The deal allows Ethiopia to better use the modern trading system and especially the system’s often-controversial intellectual property rights provisions.

Kissinger’s Secret Meeting With Putin
When a political heavyweight, like Henry Kissinger, jets-off on a secret mission to Moscow; it usually shows up in the news.Not this time.

U.S. threatens action in Pakistan

Special Report: White supremacy and the truth about black youth crime in Britain
“Whilst there are some problems among black families - if we look at white families, they produce more criminals of every type, from extreme sexual offenders, paedophiles to mass murderers, than the black family.”

Just when you think the propaganda cannot get any more pathetic


Cleric Switches Tactics to Meet Changes in Iraq
Mr. Sadr and his political allies have largely disengaged from government, contributing to the political paralysis noted in a White House report last week. That outsider status has enhanced Mr. Sadr’s appeal to Iraqis, who consider politics less and less relevant to their daily lives.

IRAQ: Mass Graves Dug to Deal With Death Toll

Insurgent leader is not real, U.S. military says
In March, he was declared captured. In May, he was declared killed, and his purported corpse was displayed on state-run TV. But Wednesday, Omar al-Baghdadi, the supposed leader of an al-Qaida-affiliated group in Iraq, was declared nonexistent by U.S. military officials, who say he is a fictional character created to give an Iraqi face to a foreign-run terror group.


Clarence Thomas: a Lost Cause – Part I
Clarence Thomas is such a lost soul that when adverse, race-sensitive 5-4 Supreme Court rulings are issued, everyone knows that he has already voted with the conservative majority before the votes are officially announced. Knowing how Thomas is going to vote on a case involving race is as reliable as predicting who is going to be on the next cover of “O” magazine.

A Tale of Two Genocides — Congo and Darfur: The Blatantly Inconsistent U.S. Position
As many as five million people have died in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A quarter million or so have perished in Darfur, western Sudan. Both are abominations, genocides, crimes against humanity, but only Darfur rates coverage in the U.S. corporate media, action by the United States on the diplomatic and military front, or concerted interest by the Congressional Black Caucus. The Congolese genocide, triggered directly by the U.S. and its surrogates, is masked in silence. - Lessons Bush Learned from Hitler
Bush learned how to rule ruthlessly though he is hated by the people. Hitler never got more than 37 percent of the vote in several elections called over a short period of time ending with the act of terrorism that Hitler would exploit to consolidate his dictatorship.


Fed warns of $100bn credit losses
In a second day of testimony to Congress, Mr Bernanke said credit losses associated with sub-prime mortgage failures were "significant". Wall Street is nervous about the exposure of banks and other lenders to the riskier sub-prime market. Earlier this month Bear Stearns bailed out two sub-prime focused hedge funds. It has since said one of them has "very little value" and the other is now worthless.


Research Confirms We're All Out of Africa
The genetic evidence has always strongly supported the single origin theory, and now results from a study of more than 6,000 skulls held around the world in academic collections supports this case.


Hail The Wondrous Banana
After reading this, you'll never look at a banana in the same way again.


Risk of Botulism Poisoning - Chili Products sold Nationally
Consumers who have any of these products or any foods made with these products should not eat them and throw them away immediately. List of products from The U.S. Food and Drug Administration... 10 ounce cans of Castleberry's Hot Dog Chili Sauce (UPC 3030000101) Austex Hot Dog Chili Sauce (UPC 3030099533) Kroger Hot Dog Chili Sauce (UPC 1111083942)



Cherishing the Sweet Sounds of Soul
Farai Chideya marks the 50th anniversary of Stax Records with her staff song pick of the week — Isaac Hayes' performance of Soulsville from the 1972 documentary, Wattstax.

Dweezil Zappa Takes on Dad's Music
Musician and composer Frank Zappa left an amazing legacy: more than 80 albums and hundreds of additional compositions. Now his son, Dweezil, is working to keep his father's music alive. He and an orchestra are embarking on an international tour, playing selections of Frank Zappa's music.


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