Review of the new Soul of John Black online.
the strong do as they wish, and the weak suffer as they must
Archive for March, 2007
The “wisdom” of Rush Limbaugh:
“In fact, USA Today’s got a poll: “Do you think something’s wrong about the firing of eight US attorneys?” 72% said yes. 72% of the American people, a bunch of blithering idiots who have no idea what they’re talking about, but yet they voted, so these polls matter, “72%, yes, you need to look into this, this is horrible, this is rotten, 72% of the people say the American system is broken when these US attorneys can simply be fired by the president,” that is just an indication of so much ignorance out there, lack of civics education and what have you.”
Maybe an explanation of what occured to Carol Lam will explain it for you. Or perhaps you should brush up on this bit of recent history. Last time a president attempted to make the Department of Justice a right-wing bully squad, he was ousted.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Marijuana is not kosher for Passover, a pro-cannabis advocacy group says, advising Jews who observe the week-long holiday’s special dietary laws to take a break from smoking the weed.
The Green Leaf Party announced Wednesday that products of the cannabis plant have been grouped by rabbis within a family of foods such as peas, beans and lentils that is off-limits to Jews of European descent during Passover.
Imagine a world where everything is fitted with an RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) spychip, containing a unique ID for each of the same product to differentiate it from others, and tracked in real time.
It sounds far-fetched, but that is exactly what RFID companies like Accenture and the Auto-ID labs at MIT have been trying to do since 1999.
Products that have been fitted with RFID include Calvin Klein and Abercrombie and Fitch clothing, Kleenex and Huggies baby wipes, Toyotas after 2004, Viagra and Oxycontin prescription bottles, company loyalty and membership cards, library books, every new US passport beginning in October 2006, and many, many more that companies won’t disclose.
Viagra AND Oxycontin? Who really wants to know where Rush Limbaugh is every second of the day?
Under the Bush administration, however, all that changed. Over the last six years, this Justice Department has ignored the advice of its staff and skewed aspects of law enforcement in ways that clearly were intended to influence the outcome of elections.
It has notably shirked its legal responsibility to protect voting rights. From 2001 to 2006, no voting discrimination cases were brought on behalf of African American or Native American voters. U.S. attorneys were told instead to give priority to voter fraud cases, which, when coupled with the strong support for voter ID laws, indicated an intent to depress voter turnout in minority and poor communities.
Don’t get too close!
Copyright 2007 Nancy Mullis
For what? Stability in the Middle East? Not a chance.
For more on this, try Firedoglake.
CLEARWATER, Fla. – Lawrence Roach agreed to pay alimony to the woman he divorced, not the man she became after a sex change, his lawyers argued in an effort to end the payments.
“It’s illegal for a man to marry a man and it should likewise be illegal for a man to pay alimony to a man,” said John McGuire, one of Roach’s attorneys. “When she changed to man, I believe she terminated that alimony.”