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Our generosity is so sinful
everything this year was "born again": the Bush administration, Spiderman, Bridget Jones, the French empire in Haiti, Hugo Chavez...
Patriarchy as defined by the encyclopedia Wikipedia: "A patriarch (from Greek: patria means father; arché means rule, beginning, origin) is a male head of an extended family exercising autocratic authority, or, by extension, a member of the ruling class or government of a society controlled by senior men. The word patriarch also denotes any of certain high-ranking bishops in some hierarchical churches; see patriarch; the word patriarchy in that case refers to his seat and domain."
A few weeks before the terrorist attacks, Bush made a remark that may have been a clue to what was coming. People need to know what he said, and they need to know what he meant. The news media didn't report the comment and have been unreponsive to questions about the reply he made to a reporter on live TV. My letter to Michael Moore follows.
in today's world, we must consider all possibilities. after 9.11 people were loathe to belive that the government had anything to do with the toppling of the twin towers; now it is common knowledge. could it be that the weather was manipulated for a political means, say, genocide of muslims?
Below is an excerpt from an article I obtained from Information Clearing House. It offers a lot of insight into the comparison of our corporate-powered government to that of fascist regimes.
We should all be ashamed that the best our smug, self-satisfied president could offer the victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami was $10 million in change and his "heartfelt" sympathy.
Behold a pale horse - William Cooper(perhaps some are familiar). That book contained many "theories", although the author claims facts, being former navy intelligence. In any case, within that book was a document that was supposedly found in an ibm copy machine bought at surplus(1986), the name of the document was, "silent weapons for quiet wars" dated 1979.
Just another observation in the spin storm....
thoughts on the tsunami and the power of water
What if George takes the cake?
60.5% of the eligible electorate -- which was 55.8% of the voting-age population -- voted in 2004; 59.5% of the eligible electorate -- which was 54.7% of the voting-age population -- did so in 2000. In short, it took a whopping 30% rise in campaign costs to achieve practically the same turnout rates as 2000.
Two letters of mine published in this week's Eugene Weekly.
The homeless of Portland are beginning to face an uphill battle, the likes of which has never been seen. Two recent ordinances have been passed that criminalize homelessness, and a shooting downtown has added to a public conception of a "threat" posed by the homeless in downtown Portland. When corporate retail executives survey the area, they are not looking at real human beings. They are seeing potential threats to their precious profits, and are using their influence within the city government to try to eradicate these people from their environment.
Yes, it seems obvious but in this time where many of us are with our
family, warm in our homes and having our family shove gifts at us, it is
important to remember that things are not like that for the political
prisoners and prisoners of war in the U$A. While this list focuses on
support for Jeff 'Free' Luers, that is only to focus on what little
resources we have to help Jeff, not in denial of the situation of the many
political prisoners in american prisons.
Ok, I don't know how to take this, but PDX (by unanimous vote of the city council) is going to ask the state to restrict sales of single bottles of beer. In North Portland. Only. This is just my opinion, if you want facts there is a link to a recent Oregonian article. As usual, my typing and spelling sucks, get over it.
The man who our piously patriotic Republican Party would amend the Constitution to allow to be president offended California nurses recently after postponing state legislation that would require an increase to nurse-patient staffing ratios. Responding to protestors, Gov. Schwarzenegger referred to the nurses as "special interests" that don't like him because he's "always kicking their butts." He later added, "but I love them anyway."
All Hail Emperor George II!
Following up on "anarchist concerns on VT Secession"
Step 2: An immediate Ohio revote if 1 Senator/1 Rep contest Ohio electors Jan. 6
PDX group is helping to overturn Ohio's electoral vote Jan. 6 and force a 'clean' election
While speaking in his acceptance speech about bringing both parties together, Bush has already shown total disregard for the feelings of the elected representatives of half the citizens of this country by renominating the same 20 names for justice posts which were rejected during his first term. In his mind, "mandate" obviously translates into "carte blanche."
Activists and Anarchists who still believe in ghosts, gods, spooks, and spirits, have no idea that the issues in today's civilization, that they fight so hard to resolve, all began as a result of Old Testament religions. Every single one of them. Protesting an issue, and at the same time, praying to a Jewish god (or Allah) to help resolve the same issue, is like trying to "have your cake and eat it too." What you worship is what enslaved you in the first place.
Compassion: Deep awareness of the suffering of another coupled with the wish to relieve it.
I ask that concerned readers contact OPUC chair Lee Beyers and commissioners John Savage and Ray Baum @ (503) 378-6611 and give them a piece of your mind.
please click on this website and view and listen to presentation...interesting
to say the least:
WWI is perhaps my most morbid curiosity where history is concerned. Though one could argue that the beginning of the industrial military complex began with the American civil war, in which major advances in repeating arms, rifled barrels, and cannons were made, the carnage itself was not industrialized until what has come to be known as "The Great War."
Massive chemtrails appeared last night in a north-south pattern.
What the heck, an indy news service can use a laugh from time to time. Enjoy, this took me all morning to write.
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
The website address below has lots of great information on human rights abbuses in Iran.
The photo below shows a severley beaten individual being hung upside down while the president of Iran looks on with others. He is the one with the grey and brown mullah garb.
All that I have gathered is that a homeless man was shot and killed in downtown pdx this week. Does anyone know more information.
Second Vermont Republic , an honest movement, has a famous pedophile on board
the infamous straight-arm salute of the horrid Nazi party originated in the USA from the military salute that started the pledge of allegiance as written by a nationalist in the USA.
Are you under the assumption that the Army, Navy, Air force, and Marines, own the equipment that they use? Is the soldier who stands guard someplace in the world, under the illusion that the gun he has, belongs to him or to the military branch he is a member of? Unless he paid taxes at sometime, he cannot claim any ownership of that gun. The gun belongs to the taxpayers.
Backgrounder on the social origins of world hunger and on the policies of the I.M.F. and World Bank.
Just want to warn the awsome people that work for them to start polishing-up their resumes and skills.
There I was in a friendly discussion with a table of Larouche supporters on the sidewalk (always curious why that nut draws a small cultlike following of young people) When I heard the distinctive sounds of handcuffs being fastened.
I read today in the mainstream media that bush got rid of the need for enviromental impact statements [EIS] to be released before destroying national forests. this is a really big deal.
Let's put the Ahura Mazda back in Christmas. (Radio script, broadcast Thurs AM)
From the NACAZAI Digest! #4
post of an interview with robert jefferson where he discusses his history, which to me raises questions
The Green Party of Utah could be an object lesson for other State Green Parties in how NOT to have their bylaws be so vague that one person can deal a devestating blow, like keeping the Green Party Presidential Candidate off of the Ballot in Utah, without the membership having any specifically prescribed recourse to recall this person and substitute someone else as the State Liaison
shouldn't there be ways of checking the vote counts in Ohio to see if certain automated fraud triggers were in place?
Privacy, freedom from unauthorized intrusion. It is claimed that identify theft is one the fastest growing crimes in America.
conclusion to series describing the amerika of the bush junta
Following is a letter written to a friend by the wife of a U.S. Army General in the aftermath of the recent attack in Mosul which left 20+ U.S. soldiers dead and or wounded.Apparently life for the families of the U.S. Army is but one step above destitution.
Given some of the weird things I have done lately I thought I would post a few concluding statements, to attempt to clear matters up, and from now on I think that I will begin posting these prophecies on my own website, and if anyone should be lookingn for me, they won't have to look far to find me...
Simmering summation of syntatic cinnamon synapses
shame forced me to cancel my subscription
This is a correspondence between my friend Scott and a journalist who knew Gary Webb
I noticed recently that the activism world of Portland has been getting pretty cool lately. Protests against Bush are getting organized, community building has been great over the last year with all sorts of inspiringly sustainable projects in food production, alternative fuels implementation, reused wood and earth constructions - Liberty Hall seems to be getting a face-lift, Food Not Bombs fare has been great on the nights when it's available... Not that everything's so amazing great, every victory has numerous corresponding losses these days, but they seem pretty good for the end times of empire... But I realized also that it's been a while since I've heard anyone talking about verbal consent, or the instances of sexual assault that were tearing up the activist community in Portland and Eugene just a year and a half ago. It's great that I haven't been hearing of any further assaults in that time, although that doesn't mean they haven't happened - I maybe haven't heard or others are maybe keeping silent. Certainly sexual assault continues in society at large, but it could be considered a small blessing that it hasn't been afflicting the activist community.
looks like Google News is trying to give a "point spread" to the total number of story hits on the Mosul Army tent attack -
Vancouver sits on the edge of something
School authorities and the public at large have lost their heads since Columbine and 9-11, and the kids are paying the price.
In 1986 Frank Zappa told it EXACTLY like it is in defense of our freedom of speech.
Old Testament religions are setup to preserve the Ruling Class - Worker Bee model, which began about 8,500 years ago. Old Testament religions are about legitimizing land ownership, taxes, the exploitation of natural resources, social stratification, and wealth generation; not about spirituality. Civilization is the domestication of humans by other humans.
homelessness in aMErica
At the Kaiser Center for Health Research although reported racist behavior of supervisors and decision-makers have been acknowledged by its direction, the organization readily expends unlimited finances to maintain a virtually all white professional level staff.
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