Saturday, April 02, 2005

Top 16 Ways to Acquire a Wife

- Top 16 Ways to Acquire a Wife

Repeat: Flash Media Presentation: Perfect Example of Lies / Mind Control of 911

The real enemy is whoever is behind productions like this. The lies of the 911 Commission, the lies about bin Laden / Arab Hijackers can not be allowed to remain.

Repeat: Mind Control

This presentation presents the call to action based on the false attribution to Arab Terrorists for 911. To call out this manipulation is the purpose of this blog.

Horrible Lies

This flash presentation is perfect for creating and re-enforcing the mindset that the actions of 911 were designed to create. All indications are that this is a massive mind control success. However, it's not Arab Terrorists who benefit, nor was 911 engineered by Arab Terrorists.

BBC NEWS | World | Americas | US 'vigilantes' in border patrol

BBC NEWS | World | Americas | US 'vigilantes' in border patrol

[911 Investigations]

[911 Investigations]

The crash of 1929

The crash of 1929: "BRITISH FINANCIAL WARFARE: 1929; 1931- 33

Stephen Hadley, National Security Advisor - Voltaire Network

Stephen Hadley, National Security Advisor - Voltaire NetworkUnknown to the public at large, Stephen Hadley has carried on a brilliant career in the shadow of Brent Scowcroft and Condoleeza Rice.

JFK Assassination Website

Translated Version of

Translated Version of Politics PoliticsThe Bush administration's disregard for dissenting voices is the stuff of legend by now.

O'Reilly, Morris falsely painted Schiavo case a ... [Media Matters for America]

O'Reilly, Morris falsely painted Schiavo case a ... [Media Matters for America]
O'Reilly, Morris falsely painted Schiavo case as battle between religious, secular Americans

Robertson continued conservatives' distortion o ... [Media Matters for America]

Robertson continued conservatives' distortion o ... [Media Matters for America]Robertson continued conservatives' distortion of facts in Schiavo case

This Modern World by Tom Tomorrow: March 27, 2005 - April 02, 2005 Archives

This Modern World by Tom Tomorrow: March 27, 2005 - April 02, 2005 ArchivesWASHINGTON, March 29 - Maher Arar, a 35-year-old Canadian engineer, is suing the United States, saying American officials grabbed him in 2002 as he changed planes in New York and transported him to Syria where, he says, he was held for 10 months in a dank, tiny cell and brutally beaten with a metal cable.

jenniebee: Read This Read This Read This

jenniebee: Read This Read This Read ThisFrom bitch phd, La Vida Robot in Wired magazine. It's about four undocumented high school kids from Arizona who built an underwater robot for a competition sponsored by the Office of Naval Research and NASA, and won. In the college division. They beat MIT.

Sounds In Search Of Sanity

Sounds In Search Of Sanity

FPI 2005: Judge refuses request for FBI records on 1996 Flight 800 crash

FPI 2005: Judge refuses request for FBI records on 1996 Flight 800 crash

Ezra Klein: Let Go of the Lakoff

Ezra Klein: Let Go of the LakoffLet Go of the Lakoff

In presenting his case for why Howard Dean's determination to make George Lakoff the Democratic Frank Luntz is the wrong strategy, Brad Plumer forgets to mention why it's completely insane.

Geroge Lakoff -- I'm sorry to say -- is absolutely horrible at framing things. No, I mean it, the guy is atrociously fucking bad at it. He's a perfectly good guru because he understands what framing is and why it's important and I'm glad that Democrats are realizing we need to put some thought into our language, but Jesus Christ, has anybody actually read his book? He's the worst goddamn framer I've ever read. Democrats should be the nurturing parent? Are you kidding me?

Advice for Women or Caution for Men

(from Women's Wall Street Newsletter)
Ten Ways to Score a Free Drink

Some women think getting a free drink is beneath them, and that’s ok. Others think it’s ok to let a guy treat here and there. And others are just are flat broke and need someone else to pick up the tab or they’ll end up washing dishes at closing time. While we encourage all women to strive for financial freedom, we don’t mind extending a helping tip to those women out there struggling to get by. Here are a few ideas for scoring a free drink (and you didn’t hear them from us)…

1. Make a bet with a guy on the game that’s playing on the bar’s TV – that the Lakers will win or Piazza will hit a home run. If you lose, he won’t let you pay. If he tries, his friends will shame him for making a woman pay for drinks. If he really insists and his friends are silent, pay up.
2. Walk into the bar like you have the weight of the world on you shoulders. Rest your face in your hands, only looking up to sigh deeply and look like you’re going to cry. There’s always a Sir Galahad who thinks he can make it all better.
3. Pick a sports bar near a place where lots of men are employed – an engineering firm is perfect. Go on Friday at 6 p.m. when they’re cutting loose after the work week. You’ll get drinks aplenty, just don’t fixate on the pocket protectors.
4. Sometimes it’s as simple as sitting one stool away from a man at the bar (don’t sit right next to him), looking up, smiling, saying “hi,” and looking away. Chances are he’ll spring for the drink.
5. If you’re young, sit next to an old guy. Unless he’s blind and deaf, just the thought of being with someone younger will motivate him to buy you a drink.
6. Karaoke works. Sing well and people will buy you a drink for entertaining them; sing poorly and people will buy you a drink to stop you.
7. When the bartender asks what you want, act unsure and ask the guy sitting next to you something like, “uh, are martinis made with rum?” He’ll probably not only suggest a drink, but order one for you.
8. In the summers, go to an outdoor bar with your dog. They’ll offer to buy you a drink just to talk about your dog.
9. Eavesdrop on a conversation a man is having with the bartender or a friend at the bar. Throw in an intelligent comment or two. If he has any brains, he’ll buy you a drink.
10. When all else fails, go to a gay bar. Unless it’s a serious leather bar, the men there love to talk to women – and buy them drinks.

The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: We Can't Remain Silent

April 1, 2005
We Can't Remain Silent

At dinner on a rainy night in Manhattan this week, I listened to a retired admiral and a retired general speak about the pain they've personally felt over the torture and abuse scandal that has spread like a virus through some sectors of the military.

During the dinner and in follow-up interviews, Rear Adm. John Hutson, who is now president of the Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, N.H., and Brig. Gen. James Cullen, a lawyer in private practice in New York, said they believed that both the war effort and the military itself have been seriously undermined by official policies that encouraged the abuse of prisoners.

Both men said they were unable to remain silent as institutions that they served loyally for decades, and which they continue to love without reservation, are being damaged by patterns of conduct that fly in the face of core values that most members of the military try mightily to uphold.

"At some point," said General Cullen, "I had to say: 'Wait a minute. We cannot go along with this.' "

The two retired officers have lent their support to an extraordinary lawsuit that seeks to hold Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld ultimately accountable for policies that have given rise to torture and other forms of prisoner abuse. And last September they were among a group of eight retired admirals and generals who wrote a letter to President Bush urging him to create an independent 9/11-type commission to fully investigate the problem of prisoner abuse from the top to the bottom of the command structure.

Admiral Hutson, who served as the Navy's judge advocate general from 1997 to 2000, said he felt sick the first time he saw the photos of soldiers abusing detainees at Abu Ghraib prison. "I felt like somebody in my family had died," he said.

Even before that, he had been concerned by the Bush administration's decision to deny the protections of the Geneva Conventions to some detainees, and by the way prisoners at Guantánamo Bay were being processed and treated. He said that when the scandal at Abu Ghraib broke, "I knew in my soul that it was going to be bigger than that, that we had just seen the tip of the iceberg and that it was going to get worse and worse and worse."

The letter to President Bush emphasized the wide scope of the problem, noting that there were "dozens of well-documented allegations of torture, abuse and otherwise questionable detention practices" involving prisoners in U.S. custody. It said:

"These reports have implicated both U.S. military and intelligence agencies, ranging from junior enlisted members to senior command officials, as well as civilian contractors. ... No fewer than a hundred criminal, military and administrative inquiries have been launched into apparently improper or unlawful U.S. practices related to detention and interrogation. Given the range of individuals and locations involved in these reports, it is simply no longer possible to view these allegations as a few instances of an isolated problem."

Admiral Hutson and General Cullen have worked closely with a New York-based group, Human Rights First, which, along with the American Civil Liberties Union, filed the lawsuit against Mr. Rumsfeld. A report released this week by Human Rights First said that the number of detainees in U.S. custody in Iraq and Afghanistan has grown to more than 11,000, and that the level of secrecy surrounding American detention operations has intensified.

Burgeoning detainee populations and increased secrecy are primary ingredients for more, not less, prisoner abuse.

One of the many concerns expressed by Admiral Hutson and General Cullen was the effect of the torture and abuse scandal on members of the military who have had nothing to do with it. "I think it does stain the honor of people who didn't participate in it at all," said Admiral Hutson. "People in the military who find that kind of behavior abhorrent are painted with the same broad brush."

General Cullen, who has served as chief judge of the Army's Court of Criminal Appeals, spoke in terms of grief. "You feel sorrow," he said, "because you know there are so many servicemen and women out there who want to do the right thing, who are doing tough jobs every day. And to see these events blacken their names and call into question their whole mission just makes me sad. Very, very sad."


Paul Krugman is on vacation.

BBC NEWS | Health | Scan 'shows if people trust you'

BBC NEWS | Health | Scan 'shows if people trust you'

BBC NEWS | Middle East | Saudi arrested for abusing maid

BBC NEWS | Middle East | Saudi arrested for abusing maidBG: If this is possibly common, think it good to blog about....

Crooks and Liars

Crooks and LiarsJoe Scarborough gets smacked down by his Wife