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I have started a discussion thread on this topic on the "oregonlive.com", Oregonian website. Feel free to join in.
Just another part of faith-based initiatives.
OK, I'll admit it-I actually watched the corp media for a few minutes tonight, and guess what? Even Channel 8 could not cover the fuckin cops as they did a JimJim kick on a woman, who was merely seated, on the curb, doing absafuckinlootleynuthin!
Corporate media spin in full effect...
Stop Police Brutality - Call the Mayor 503-823-4120
On my way through Oregon City this morning, I saw these two old farts up on the pedestrian overpass on 99E near the Willamette Falls overlook. Folks were driving by, honking, and waving, and generally creating a rukus, in both directions. Imagine my surprise then, when about an hour later...
With hundreds of breeds available, why choose fighting dogs?
Bad Republican! No salvation!
Demos can make a difference, but they must be strong, numerous, and intense.
Saxton plays the racist card in his election bid
If intolerance is ever taught to our school age kids in a class, it should include the example of the Westboro "so-called" Baptist Church from Kansas. Thanks to the local TV I caught the news about their choice not to demonstrate at the Amish funerals.
"Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them."
George Orwell, "1984"
In an historic first, a three-way debate was held between the candidates running for the office of U.S. Senate in Maryland. Kevin Zeese, the "Unity Candidate," blasted the Democrats and Republicans in the Congress for selling the country out "to the special interests." Unlike his opponents, Lt. Gov. Michael Steele and Rep. Ben Cardin, Zeese offered specific proposals to solve the many problems facing the people of the state of Maryland.
Last May, in the wake of mass demonstrations that brought millions of immigrants to the streets in cities throughout the United States, New York's Democratic Senator Hillary Clinton spoke with disdain for the Republican right's proposals mandating a crackdown on foreign-born workers.
This Republican-backed legislation, which turned undocumented workers—as well as anyone who provided them with aid—into criminal felons, was the provocation that sparked the mass protests.
"I cannot and will not support one-sided solutions that sound tough but neither deal with our porous borders nor treat with respect and dignity the millions of families who live and work in our country," Clinton declared.
CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN NABBED FOR "MAN-BOY SEX CHAT" WITH UNDERAGE BOY. The Media was going to let him ride but the bloggers didn't allow that to happen.
by: anonymous - from the NYC IMC [comments]
Behold and bear witness to what has become of America, in this era of uncertainty and bewilderment, in this time of fear and intimidation, that since towers were brought down and demolished has methodically fallen into the viper pit of neocon decadence, becoming, as it stands today, an authoritarian's heaven and a corporatist's promised land, its people ignorant, as always, to the barrage of waves systemically eroding centuries of rights, freedoms and liberties.
The Wikipedia entry for "USS Liberty Incident" is obviously written from the viewpoint of a naïve 7th-grader doing a book report.
The ?1 billion euro Dublin Port Project, directed by Halliburton subsidiary KBR, has been plagued with construction problems, and from this viewpoint alone looks like becoming another financial black hole to the benefit of a military contractor. But there is more to the story: back in 1990, when there was a chance to move Dublin Port, thus providing room for much-needed expansion and removing Port traffic from the city streets, the State chose instead to leave the Port where is was and instead build the Port Tunnel. Earlier this year, the Progressive Democrats, partner in the Irish government, revived the plan to move the Port, when the tunnel was almost complete. This article examines why.
If my memory hasn't failed yet, it wasn't just the Republican Party that got us into this horrible mess. The Democrats voted for it as well, promoted it as a necessity, and even bombed Iraq on a regular basis throughout the 1990s; all the while aggressively supporting UN sanctions that resulted in over one million innocents dead.
On July 10th 2001, the CIA Director Tenet gave Condi Rice a full briefing on the IMMEDIATE threat of an attack on America.
Just a thought.
The cat is out of the bag, guys.
As of Oct. 3, 2006, the Iraqi War has led to the deaths of 2,720 U.S. military personnel, cost taxpayers $331.1 billion, while Iraqi civilian casualties are estimated at over 100,000. However, there are also "hidden costs" to this awful conflict. Some were revealed at a Capitol Hill "Iraq Forum" on Sept. 26, 2006. They are the costs to the children of Iraq; to the Iraqi War Veterans; and to the American taxpayers, who are stuck with the tab, while other economic and social priorities go unanswered.
this http://www.commondreams.org/views06/1001-24.htm article appeared in Rolling Stone, and was reposted at CommonDreams (brief excerpts simultaneously composted here http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2006/10/346853.shtml ...), SmirkingChimp http://www.commondreams.org/views06/1001-24.htm article appeared in Rolling Stone, and was reposted at CommonDreams (brief excerpts simultaneously composted here http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2006/10/346853.shtml ...), SmirkingChimp link to www.smirkingchimp.com - among other sites.
I think it's time to write letters, send emails and make phone calls to Rolling Stone magazine.
they also have 2 online public forums of interest -
The Magazine "Read it and get back to us"
Politics "Think globally, post locally"
The following article is a position paper on the Irish Government's attempt to placate growing opposition by the appointment of a so-called "independent mediator" to defuse the crisis over the outright handover of Irish energy resources to multinational corporations. It also includes an update on the present crisis at Corrib.
Bad ideas are like starfish: You can cut them up, but unless you squash them into jelly and incinerate the remains, they will multiply. I'm not really saying that we should go around murdering idiots . . . but this week's "news" certainly made me want to beat a few people mercilessly.
For 60 years now, isreal has claimed that all it wants peace!
The true nature of their intent was shown this week when they rejected a peace talk proposal from Syria - something you wont hear on the nightly news, or pbs.
Why? Because isrealis consider Syria to be theirs - "...Damascus shall cease to be a city ; It shall become a heap of ruins "... ... " In the evening trouble ; before the morning he is not .This is the portion of them that spoil us , and the lot of them that rob us "...... See Yeshayahu ( Isaiah ) chapter 17 verses 1 and 14 .
CatWoman recently wrote an excellent article: "Pit Bulls and Prejudice," which ironically, has spawned a lot of prejudicial - as well as extremely antagonistic and uninformed comments.
Sorry folks, but them's fightin' words.
As the responsible owner of a wonderful Pit, and as someone who has at least 6 friends with great Pits who visit often, I can't stand by and see me, my friends, and all the other conscientious owners of these awesome dogs -or the dogs themselves- so ignorantly maligned without a response.
So, to complement Cat's insightful personal story, I compiled the following facts:
It seems totally inappropriate for Clackamas County Sheriff, Craig Roberts to associate himself or his department with Darlene Hooley's campaign or the cause of drug crime & public Safety.
palestinian oppression continues unabated
Many Rights In U.S. Legal System Absent In New Law
Must See Video On Wife Of Col. George Griggs. She Spills The Beans On
Bush, Kissinger, Skull & Bones, Assassins, Homosexuals.
On Sept. 27, 2006, two leading experts on Human Rights spoke at the Palestine Center, in Washington, D.C. Curt Goering of Amnesty International, said Israel's massive bombing campaign in Lebanon, including dropping more than a million cluster bombs, was a "war crime." His group is pressing the UN for a full inquiry. Joe Stork of Human Rights Watch called the Israelis' destruction of Gaza's only electric power generating plant a "war crime."
Romeo just moved into my home. He's 5 months old, and already he's the smartest and best behaved dog I have ever met. And if it hadn't been for Rhodie, whom I met first, I would never have let Romeo into my heart. Because Romeo is a pit bull. And you know what they say about pit bulls.
The beginning and the end
Looking for hidden and deeper meaning in MSM, using an alias vs. not using one, some speculation regarding what might attract Internet police, and a look at how social engineering can lead to unexpected consequences
A fascinating compilation of thoughts, photos, and quotes from world history and science leading to a demonstration of how citizens can take personal responsibility and respond creatively to the "clueless, dishonest, and dysfunctional" Bushites.
When President Eisenhower cut off diplomatic relations with Cuba in 1961, we should have been forced to clear out; any lease declared null and void. If Cuba had maintained a base on US soil and then broken off diplomatic relations with us do you think we would have allowed that country - or any other - to continue operating a base here?
Previous Palestine Journal articles are being archived at:
While it may have appeared to American T.V. viewers that 'Shock and Awe' was merely a catchy media label for the U.S. bombing campaign in Iraq, its actual origins, and a whole theory of warfare, are found in a 1996 advisory report published by the National Defense University.
The Oregonian ran an article by one Sam Harris about religious extremists, liberal denial and 9/11 conspiracy theorists as examples of the worst kind of liberal thinking. Letter-to-editor seeking to set the record straight is not published. Letters on this article were published on 9/28/06 in Metro section.
The psychological roots of terrorism.
US Senate: more for war, but wary of Peace.
World Can't Wait= RCP Front Group?
Decide for yourself.
how the us plundered afghanistan in the name of liberation
Is there a bunch of snitch-jacketing going on right now?
I see that right-wing Liberatrians will agains be descending on SE Portland. Let's all go get recruited!
Last Night Film Screening
I'm wary about the implications of all this information, because I don't want to scare anyone or make them feel intimidated. But anyone with a brain can see the neo-cons are backed into a corner right now, and that makes them especially dangerous. So I thought I'd compile some information on the subject as a heads up. Don't be scared! Live on your feet, not on your knees!
Well, it's happened the bill has passed the house. the senate has rejected the appeal-rights ammendment to THEIR bill. Once they pass the bill, Habeas Corpus is gone.
My own congressman, Dan Boren, has proven to me is not a man fit for office, or any position in life. How can he vote for torture? It is beyond my understanding...
Alone among major US cities, Seattle embarks on a pro-freeway transport policy that would do the late Robert Moses proud.
Insist that your senator fillabuster the military tribunal act before today's vote
Different condoms work better for different people's needs, sexual styles, and preferences. And even *technique* must be explored, alone, prior to penetration with partners. I am asking men to *practice* condom use, alone, before using condoms with partners. I am saying that responsible males *will* spend some time trying different brands, sizes, and techniques for putting them on, keeping them on without losing fluids, and even graceful removal.
I am asking that any of you that are from this child protection institution/foster care "aging out" past reach out to others with shared pasts, as your brothers and sisters, as family. Be a hub of action for your brothers and sisters from foster care. Help each other heal from past isolation and branch out, reach out to local kids JUST ABOUT TO "AGE OUT," and let them know there is a family of foster care survivors out here, and we welcome them as supportive family.
The Oregon State Board of Parole invents its own diagnosis.
making obvious the root lie
Details are slowly leaking out over the mainstream press of ICE immigration raids in the Sacramento are that have picked up 107 people for immigration 'violations' as part of operation 'return to sender'.
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