Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Back on track

I know this is not going to be popular but...

I know this is not going to be popular but, here goes… Afghanistan is NOT a just or righteous or legal fight.

Why are we there? What did the people of Afghanistan do to the U.S.? Where is the proof of anything being done by anyone over there to anyone over here?

Before you say anything about Bin Laden Stop!

The U.S. is there to destroy the Taliban! Not because of their treatment of women, it couldn’t be because of their religion since a cornerstone of our “nation” is the freedom to worship as we choose…right? Oh, ask the folk in Texas that one!

We were there for one reason GREED!

To change a government to secure a route for a pipeline. Oops that has failed. And to renew production of Afghan Heroin to the world. Something the Taliban had virtually stopped.

A lot of folk seem to think the lying started with Iraq.

The lying started as soon as this group decided on a candidate to support. Plans were already in place and ready to be implemented.

Folk seem upset about Iraq, be upset about the WHOLE THING!

Why? Because we got played for suckers

Thursday, April 24, 2008


The Adolf Hitler doll which comes with a change of clothes - and a spare head with a kind face

Baghdad to get ‘Disneyland’ style amusement park.
At the cost of nearly $500 million, a Los Angeles-based company is “developing the Baghdad Zoo and Entertainment Experience, a massive American-style amusement park that will feature a skateboard park, rides, a concert theatre and a museum.” The park “is being designed by the firm that developed Disneyland.” The company’s owner says “the time is ripe” for profit and entertainment to collide in Iraq

What the Family Would Let You See, the Pentagon Obstructs
"Love you and miss you," he wrote. "I'll write again soon."

Except, of course, that he didn't. And yesterday, his family walked slowly behind the horse-drawn caisson to section 60. In the front row of mourners, one young girl trudged along, clinging to a grown-up's hand; another child found a ride on an adult's shoulders.

It was a moving scene -- and one the Pentagon shouldn't try to hide from the American public.

Six Suspects Will Be Tried a Third Time in Sears Plot
"We're gonna FRAME NAIL these patsies no matter how many times we gotta waste the court's time! -- Official White Horse Souse

Just a quick refresher course lest we forget what has happened to many 'friends' of the Clinton's.

The Queen of Pork
Nobody doles out taxpayer money like Hillary Clinton — or rakes in as much campaign cash from the companies she does favors for.
Hillary Wants To Obliterate Iran

McCain’s televangelist ally believes God damns America

McCain open to ‘tearing down’ Lower Ninth Ward.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

I guess I could glean some hope from the Wal-Mart case but...

I have been watching the Wal-Mart story, Wal-Mart drops lawsuit against disabled woman, with keen interest.

You see, I am going through a similar situation.

In late October of 2006 I was injured from an automobile accident through no fault of my own. In Ohio, you are required to have car insurance. The state minimum is only $12,500, which we all know is not a feasible amount for property liability, let alone medical liability.

I happened to have been fortunate enough to have Under-Insured coverage on MY car insurance.

For the last six months, after settling with both insurers, now my health insurer, APWU, The American Postal Workers Union Heath Plan wants to subrogate against me for the cost of two serious neck surgeries. Surgeries they would have paid for as part of our coverage!

The gall of them to require and recieve premiums for a service and then to want money back. That provision of my (Auto) policy was not taken to provide money for a company but to take care of me and my family. We paid a premium for a service. Premiums that they still collect. I am currently not recieving much needed therapies for fear of what it could cost me.

So I guess I could glean some hope from the Wal-Mart case but...

The fact that the court has sided with the corporations is not a real surprise, the only help for folks like me is the shame that is brought on these insurers and corporations.

So shame on the American Postal Workers Union Heath Plan. Shame on the AFL-CIO and CIGNA for their part in this.

A little advice for all, pay special attention when choosing a health insurer to the clause in your benefit book called "When Others are Responsible for Injuries." It could leave YOU on the hook and responsible for things you thought you had paid for.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Funky Decompression

I have had just about enough for right now. I need to get away, if only mentally for a minute. Jazz creates to much thinking room. Some of the shit that continues out there mandates a break. I know if I'm tired I can only guess how some of the rest of you are. I If you can't guess what the thread is here it's Funk! Here, in one setting, are some of the world's Funkiest.

James Brown "Ain't it Funky Now", Paris 1971

Bootsy Collins - Funk From James to George

Bootsy Collins - I'd Rather be with you

Parliament Funkadelic Concert Mothership Connection

Parliament/Funkadelic -Dr. Funkenstein

One more...

Parliament Live -P-Funk/Funkin' For Fun

Another Angle

News others won't tell you

Air Traffic Controllers Do Track Planes Even with Transponders Off
A must read for those who think it's a conspiracy "theory".`


Obama Wins Most Texas Delegates
Texas Democrats held both a presidential primary and caucus. Clinton narrowly won the popular vote in the state's primary March 4, earning her 65 national convention delegates to Obama's 61.
Precinct caucuses began immediately after polls closed primary night and quickly devolved into chaos in many parts of the state because of an unprecedented turnout of more than 1 million Democrats.

Watergate-Era Judiciary Chief of Staff: Hillary Clinton Fired For Lies, Unethical Behavior
As Hillary Clinton came under increasing scrutiny for her story about facing sniper fire in Bosnia, one question that arose was whether she has engaged in a pattern of lying.

The now-retired general counsel and chief of staff of the House Judiciary Committee, who supervised Hillary when she worked on the Watergate investigation, says Hillary’s history of lies and unethical behavior goes back farther – and goes much deeper – than anyone realizes.

VIDEO - Hillary Clinton's NAFTA Story Exposed

McCain in the dark over Maliki’s actions: Yet another foreign policy ‘Gaffe’
Read the whole article so you’ll be more informed than McCain.

Student calls McCain out for political motivations of school appearance.
“I think judging by the amount of press representatives here and also by the integration of your previous political endorsements in your earlier personal narrative, we can see that this isn’t completely absent – er political motivation isn’t completely absent,” she said. “Yet we were told that this isn’t a political event. So what exactly is your purpose in being here."

S.D. beekeepers concerned as die-off continues
"As beekeepers we're confused and the scientific community is even more confused because they feel like they should be able to figure this out and get a handle on it, and yet there are so many variables they are just having a problem."


Fact or fiction?
Iranian who "brokered Iraqi peace" is on U.S. terrorist watch list


US Mint Sets Gold Ounce Coin at $1,119.95


What About Curt Flood?
In the 1960s, influenced by the Black Freedom Movement and the courage of his mentor Jackie Robinson, Curt Flood took a public stand against the reserve clause, refusing to be traded to the Philadelphia Phillies. As detailed in Brad Snyder's powerful book on the subject—A Well-Paid Slave: Curt Flood's fight for Free Agency in Professional Sports—Flood was warned by many people, including members of the Major League Baseball Players Association, that bringing a lawsuit challenging the reserve clause was an entirely uphill battle. Flood was prepared to take the risk, and with the support of the Baseball Players Association, a major lawsuit was launched.

The fraud named Hillary Rodham Clinton
If any other candidate had pulled the disgraceful stunts that Clinton and her campaign have engineered in her faltering, debt-ridden run for President, they would be driven from their party of disgrace. But this is Hillary, wife of Bill -- the President of a thousand affairs and countless other political skeletons. Some claim she and her philandering, shoot-from-the-lip husband are Democratic royalty. If she is the best the Democrats have to offer the party of the jackass deserves to get its butt kicked in November.


Police: Man Had Sex With Picnic Table
Police said an Ohio man has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a picnic table.
Police said an Ohio man has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a picnic table.
Police said an Ohio man has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a picnic table.


Cooking Gourmet with 99¢ Food
Christiane Jory thoroughly embraces this fact in her book, The 99¢ Only Stores Cookbook. The idea may sound silly, but the book is filled with recipes for gourmet items like gruyere beignets, salmon souffle and Pinot Noir poached pear tarts. Many of the recipes have been adapted from culinary classics like the Joy of Cooking and the Moosewood Cookbook.

black and white cookies
These dramatic cakelike cookies are a New York City favorite — and we think they deserve a wider audience.


Levert's family asks FBI to probe death
The family of R&B singer Sean Levert wants the FBI to look into his death after a jail medical emergency.

Harmonica Legend Toots Thielemans on 'Piano Jazz'
Jean "Toots" Thielemans was born in Brussels, Belgium in 1922. He began playing the accordion at age three and, as a child, he often performed for the patrons at his parent's cafe. As a teenager Thielemans took up the harmonica, and later the guitar.


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