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I guess they wanted avoid the whole discovery part of the trial.
Could it be there's a method to his madness?
...it would be illegal
John Edwards has a plan for you and me. Be afraid, be very afraid.
Check out this new report from Common Cause on timber industry campaign contributions to Bush/Cheney and their resulting elimination of the rules protecting old growth forests, roadless areas and wild salmon. I'm even featured in it! Payback is so sweet.
I don't know what it is with right wingers and Republicans. They seem to have hijacked over the years the word "patriotism", the American flag, these things. And it's an odd thing. I have been thinking about this lately. Because the true patriots are those who believe the important thing is to ask questions, you know. To dissent when necessary.
real censorship quotes
Iraq is signalling that it wants President George Bush to go ahead with a military attack on Israel - even though it believes Ariel Sharon may well retaliate by striking Iraq. http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2002/08/18/1029114049234.html
No deep critique here. Just an interesting statistic.
Teresa Heinz Kerry says, "Speak Truth to Power" meanwhile demonstrators outside the convention are penned up in a cage far away from the convention. She must know....and that's fuckin' sick. Our system of government has failed. The end must be somewhere near.
I just heard his keynote speech at the DNC and...
A recent post that talked about how "all" Dems shop at Goodwill brings prompts a response: Why not?
Skew the Polls, join the Right.
Protests lines are to the real security detail like a game of chess; let the lower echelon (cops/pawns) defend the line against quacks (pawns) and the specialists will protect the 'dignitary' against any technical/qualified/strategic threat. Protesters are not a threat they are a nuisance; quacks worrying about snipers is thinking too much of themselves. Similarly, cops who think that they are providing "security" are equally quixotic to their own importance. Local police are required to set up a line to create an illusion of a meaningful place to chant. Cops in blue uniforms at protests are authoritative straw men; their only importance is to give the protesters an object to press their resentment; they are a distraction like a magician would use while the real magic (deception) is happening someplace else.
The preparation for US invasion of Iran goes according to plan
if everyone used a few dollar coins and not a paper dollars when they go to they buy coffee or beer those same coins would be circulating around the country for 30 more years vs 17 months for a paper bill.
Gathered in Quito, at the Americas Social Forum, the Hemispheric Council of the Continental Social Alliance has decided to remove the opposition to the FTAA from its foundational declaration, as one of its main goals. After analyzing the international scenario as well as evaluating the impact of its actions, delegates from all the American countries and the most important social organizations of the continent, decided the "fight against the FTAA" would become a "fight against free trade".
MoveOn moves on Cameron. Ignoring the Israeli Spy story completely, and in a film putatively about exposing FOX they fail to mention this major story that was censored by FOX... pulled and purged from their website as well. What is the bigger issue here?
Two of heavy rock's original pioneers and anti-war bands--Black Sabbath and Judas Priest--will perform at White River Amphitheater in Washington this evening.
"It's like Microsoft has grown up...They even seem friendlier these days."--Donna Jones, retired school administrator, quoted in AP article
i grouped my political oriented diary entries into a big long website about things that happened leading to and during the war. it has alot of links, too. if you like it, stroke my ego by signing my guestbook at http://www.waroflies.tk/ . thanks.
A "solitary practitioner" in the pagan world, is someone who works alone, not with a coven. They are embraced as part of the overall pagan community, but they work alone. I wonder if there is a place for the "solitary practitioner" in the protest/anarchist community as well.
Having been off work today, I've had the misfortune to watch the Democratic convention. Being a foreigner, I must ask 'what the hell is all this nonsense about?
Liberty Bound's Christine Rose shares her experience with police brutality at a protest.
Deals with why Dennis Kucinich should be standing alongside Ralph, and not Kerry
The truth is shining like the powerful son in the desert and will triumph.
American-Zionist Imperialism will be defeated at the threshold of Baghdad and Palestine.
Baghdad and Jerusalem are giving birth to the Arab Salvation.
how much trouble ya think you would get in if you pulled the fencing down at the cheney visit today?
This is a follow-up on an earlier discussion ( http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2004/07/293170.shtml)in which TBD asked for specifics on Osama bin Ladn's writings listing grievances against the U.S.
Change is coming because African-American leaders are getting a little uppity about the Democratic Party taking or leaving the African-American voters as the mood and arithmetic pleases.
The RNC protests have begun to repulse me as elitist privilege as they progress. I see NO efforts to airlift the poor, the homeless, welfare moms, etc. to NYC, but I DO see lots of privileged white kids from American suburbs going, and this is getting quite problematic.
Are documentaries changing the face of American Politics?
Can you say "cognitive dissonance" kids?
Here's a litle song for you to sing. Sing it to the tune of The Beverly Hillbillies.
Something for those of you who can't understand the reluctance of independent voters to vote for the Democlicans or the Replicrats.
Also, this is for those of you who feel PBS has nothing to offer and Bill Moyers is a burn-out.
This interview is from last Fridays "Now" show on PBS.
How come so many screwball claims about the left from the right come right from left field? Why don't conservatives balk at throwing so many verbal wild pitches? How many really bad baseball analogies can one introduction contain? Fret not: A look at a few of the ongoing dippy assertions made about liberals is now at the plate.
John Paul Cupp, email@example.com
Chairman of the Songun Politics Study Group (USA)
Chairman of the US Solidarity Committee to Support the NDFSK and the South Korean People's Struggle
Public Relations Officer, C.C. of the North American Committee Against Zionism and Imperialism
Perhaps "transparency" was getting old . . .
Don't drive . . . bike and take the bus . . . while PIR racing continues.
maybe we will never know why the Portland Police and other Police departments act the way they do.
We say to the Americans as people and to American mothers, if they cherish their lives and if they cherish their sons, they must elect an American patriotic government that caters to their interests not the interests of the Jews.
11 States are toss up and control the election. Remember this is the same souce, your local paper, that Justified the war for the administration.
Another question revealed that millions of public tax dollars are spent to stage the Democrat and Republican national presidential nominating conventions.
Gdub is the sneakiest bastard since tricky dick, and these people lived through that. But I guess when Ford Pardoned Nixon that was the sign to give up. They were, "exhausted" as a Generation and decided to retire to their Disco Halls and elect a peanut farmer, when that didn't work out, they turned on him(Senator Kennedy, yes you were there) and got Raygun
No matter who you vote for, you will NOT be free. The best you can hope for is bigger cages...and longer chains.
The White House is too important to renew the rental agreement with the Bush administration.
Economic resistance to state control
If the film had acknowledged the New World Order agenda of the Bush Administration, it would have led to the fact that leaders of the Democrat Party, including its presidential candidate John Kerry, share the same vision, and the partisan message would not have been possible.
There's a new poll in Oregon showing Kerry leads Bush 50 percent to 42 percent, while Nader had 4 percent, according to a poll by the American Research Group.
Did the commission set up Iran for an attack?
kerry's solution of more cops sounds just like bush. He's going to hire all the returning soldiers to be cops, then have them arrest lots of youth for 'driving while black', then these kids in the 'land of the free' will get the choice- join the army and get a paycheck, or go to prison and get a broomstick up the wazoo.
In part one of this discussion I made the case that the violence and threats of the Christian conversion experience leads to a traumatic stress disorder common to victims of violence, which then evolves into a Paranoid Personality Disorder. In part two I discussed the origins of the doctrine of sin, since it is the fear inculcated by this doctrine that creates the disorder. This disorder is regarded as very difficult to treat, but the treatment involves the gradual introduction of doubt. Given the harmful effect of the doctrine of sin (paranoia) and the irrational inconsistency of the doctrine (it is reactionary) a satisfactory conclusion can be drawn the revolutionary doctrine of Gnosticism was the original Christian doctrine in that, unlike the doctrine of sin, its revolutionary philosophy is match (rather than a hindrance) to the cross symbol. (This version is properly formatted)
The doctrine of sin is so irrational when considered as a philosophy, riven with internal contradictions, that it must have been that case that such an unworthy doctrine was ever accepted in the first place is a testament to just how difficult it was to obscure the political meaning of the cross symbol, and just how desperate was the attempt to obscure this meaning, in that a philosophy so irrational and inconsistent was the final resort, apparently nothing better ever having come along that would do the job.
Traditionalist Christians frequently use metaphors of violent assault to describe 'the day they accepted the Lord.' This experience is frequently equated with a 'near death experience' and such dangerous experiences are known to be the cause of Traumatic Stress Disorders...this would mean that many obviously disturbed Christians are actually suffering from a combination of personality disorders, triggered by the violence and dangerous threats of the Christian Conversion experience (which means then that these individuals are sick, rather than sinful). This leads us to ask how something which is so harmful in its effects can ever be considered a good thing.
A different view then the one you saw on TV.
Ron Wyden just released a "Wilderness Bill" (see attached word document,
which includes analysis) which will INCREASE logging on Mt. Hood in
exchange for additional wilderness areas.
Worse, ONRC and Sierra Club ENDORSED it!
See ONRC's press release below...
See yesterday's oregonian for "the story":
link to www.oregonlive.com
Don't let Wyden-ONRC-Sierra Club get away with this scam!
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