Sunday, April 15, 2007

Truth spelled out.

I don't know what this presentation might be but if it explains what is going on in our country and planet, why not?

I have a awful memory, a brain that "fogs" up due to illness and meds that I'm on but sometimes what I was trying to remember from a story I read 3 years ago pops back, sometimes I don't feel so ditzy or worthless after all.

Now reading it and understanding it all is a different story. ;)

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Think Progress » Debunking Bush’s Whoppers On Pork

Debunking Bush’s Whoppers On Pork

President Bush has tried to justify his planned veto of Congress’ Iraq withdrawal legislation by complaining about the non-Iraq related funds included in the bill.

American Progress senior fellow Scott Lilly, who served for years as Clerk and Staff Director of the House Appropriations Committee, debunks Bush’s rhetoric:

CLAIM: Bush opposes spending in the emergency supplemental that is “unrelated to the war.”

FACT: Bush’s own supplemental request to Congress contained millions in non-war related funds.

Contained in Bush’s request were funds for federal prisons, Kosovo debt relief, flood control on the Mississippi, nutrition programs in Africa, educational and cultural exchange activities around the world, disease control in South Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe, and salaries for U.S. marshals.

The request spread additional funding across seven major departments of the federal government. Such items were not only contained in the White House request for this year’s supplemental but have been part of nearly every supplemental the president has signed since the beginning of the Iraq war. One quarter of the money in last year’s $94 billion “Iraq” supplemental was directed at a variety of domestic programs.

Poor George, his rubber stamp Congress has gone. But he lied then and he still lies now about everything. We should examine all pork funding for the last 6 years, but better yet..let's look into the last 30 years or so. The American public would like to know.

NASA: Mars Probe Doomed By Human Error, Report Finds Error Triggered Battery To Fail On Mars Global Surveyor Last Year - CBS News

(AP) Human error triggered a cascade of events that caused the battery to fail on the Mars Global Surveyor last year, according to a preliminary report released Friday.

An internal NASA board determined that power loss likely doomed the spacecraft after a decade of meticulously mapping the Red Planet.

But the problems actually began in 2005, when a routine technical update to onboard computers caused inconsistencies in the spacecraft's memory. The board concluded that engineers didn't catch the mistakes because the existing procedures to do so were inadequate.

Scientists lost contact last November with the $154 million Global Surveyor. Launched in 1996, it was the oldest of six different active probes on the Martian surface or circling the planet.

Several attempts to locate the spacecraft were unsuccessful, and the mission was declared ended in January.

Global Surveyor was built with redundant control systems to guard against failure. However, the board found inconsistencies in the memories of the spacecraft's two onboard computers because the updates were done at different times.

Six months before Global Surveyor fell silent, engineers sent up incorrect software commands that disabled its solar panels. A final command in November telling the spacecraft to adjust its solar panels caused the battery to overheat and lose power.

The Global Surveyor beamed back some 240,000 pictures, including the first detailed views of swirling dust devils and gullies.

NASA keeping secrets? oxymoron?

Stung by Indictment, a Power Broker Punches Back - New York Times

ASPEN, Colo. — David A. Stockman is trying to unwind at his second home here after another long day spent scouring legal documents. Dinner at a restaurant with his wife, Jennifer, has been a balm, to say nothing of the big glass of scotch he has nursed throughout the evening.
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David A. Stockman, the former chief executive of the auto parts maker Collins & Aikman, after his arraignment in Manhattan in March.

He has much to brood over. Mr. Stockman, President Ronald Reagan’s budget director, is facing a trial next year on fraud charges after his attempt to save an auto parts maker from bankruptcy had failed.

“How can you end up losing $13 million of your own money and $350 million of your fund’s and still end up with 30 years in jail?” he asks.

His anger builds. “It’s wrong. It’s sick. I had an honorable career in public and private life and now this prosecutor goes after me as if I were a — ”

“Criminal,” his wife breaks in, saying what Mr. Stockman could not.

David Stockman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Public servants should be viewed openly by the public, there should be no secrets. They tend to forget who their employers are...the People. The People need to demand of the public servants elected to Congress that they and the President and his staff are not there to wheel and deal for corporate selves, friends, graft, perks, kids, whatever. Our country has gone down the tubes from these "public servants" just about killing each other to get "in office". Stop the corruption, entitlement, and the cover-ups.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

CourierPress | The Evansville Courier & Press - Evansville, Indiana

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) -- The Rutgers administration and women's basketball team blasted Don Imus' "despicable" remarks Tuesday, but stopped short of saying he should be fired and agreed to meet with the embattled radio host.

Starting Monday, Imus will be suspended for two weeks for calling the Rutgers players "nappy-headed hos."

Rutgers' athletic director, Robert E. Mulcahey III, thought a meeting with Imus offered the team's players a chance to listen to him and hear what he has to say. Several players said they wanted to ask the host why he would make such thoughtless statements.

"Unless they've given 'ho' a whole new definition, that's not what I am," said another player, Kia Vaughn.

Head coach C. Vivian Stringer said her players "are the best this nation has to offer, and we are so very fortunate to have them at Rutgers University. They are young ladies of class, distinction. They are articulate, they are gifted. They are God's representatives in every sense of the word."

She said it's not about the players "as black or nappy-headed. It's about us as a people. When there is not equality for all, or when there has been denied equality for one, there has been denied equality for all."

She further said: "While they worked hard in the classroom and accomplished so much and used their gifts and talents, you know, to bring the smiles and the pride within this state in so many people, we had to experience racist and sexist remarks that are deplorable, despicable, and abominable and unconscionable. It hurts me."

I don't listen to Imus but have followed this on the news along with his meeting with the Rev. Al Sharpton. I also seen the MSM and various morning shows all put their two cents in on the matter. IMHO, Imus should indeed be punished but firing him where he could just go on a satellite radio show of his own where he would be filled with resentment and say even worse to divide our nation?

Here is a chance for all parties involved along with the MEDIA THAT IS ONLY TOO HAPPY TO PUT THEIR SPIN ON IT to show how people speak to each other causes pain, resentment and suffering. The young kids take the word, "ho" for granted...the word is used everywhere anymore. You see it on talk shows even. Teens pick this speech pattern up, it doesn't matter what color you....they use the word in a playful manner but when it carries over into disagreements, some people don't get how damaging it can be.

Imus, Rev. Sharpton, and even the young women from Rutgers could help today's youth and adults see that we must stop speaking this way about women or men even in a playful manner. (I'm not sure if Imus was doing this playfully either.) Every person deserves respect, Imus should look at himself and ask what makes him say such things to dis-respect himself first.

I'm sure these Rutger's ladies would allow Imus and Sharpton to play some hoops with them, odds are they will find some new respect when they are done. Part of sports is building self-esteem, Imus. Get it?

Saturday, March 31, 2007

The Raw Story | U.S. government 'outsourcing its brain'

Due to its increasing practice of contracting out to private firms and agencies, the U.S. government is quickly losing its expertise and competence in vital national security and defense programs, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

"Since the 2001 terrorist attacks and wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the federal government's demand for complex technology has soared," writes by Bernard Wysocki, Jr. for the Journal. "But Washington often doesn't have the expertise to take on new high-tech projects, or the staff to oversee them.

"As a result," he continues, "officials are increasingly turning to contractors, in particular the hundreds of companies in Tysons Corner and the surrounding Fairfax County that operate some of the government's most sensitive and important undertakings."

The number of private federal contractors has now risen to 7.5 million, which is four times greater than the federal workforce itself, the report indicates. Such a trend is leading the government to what Wysocki calls the "outsourcing [of] its brain."

The shift to private firms has not been without its

Wasn't that part of the problem with 9/11? Isn't this part of the problem with the present abuses and corruption going in industrial military complex? What the hell?

Rep. Waxman's staff, in a Feb. 8 memo, said that "at least one contractor hired to engage in contract oversight on the border project, Booz Allen Hamilton, may have a conflict of interest with Boeing Co.," the prime contractor. Booz Allen has done consulting work for Boeing and has been a member of the Boeing team on other contracts.

Ralph Shrader, chief executive at Booz Allen, flatly denies the charge. "I take the greatest exception to the idea of conflict of interest," Dr. Shrader says, adding that Booz Allen is doing "support" and "coordination" work on behalf of the government, and doesn't "oversee" Boeing. He adds that Booz Allen has for decades taken pains to avoid conflicts of interest, and has a rigorous process to avoid such conflicts. (Dow Jones & Co., publisher of The Wall Street Journal, has hired Booz Allen to help the company with its news strategy.)

John Michael McConnell John Michael McConnell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

R. James Woolsey, Jr. R. James Woolsey, Jr.

Thomas S. Moorman, Jr. - Commander, Air Force Space Command (1990-92); Vice Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force (1994-1997); Air Force Space Command - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dov Zakheim - U.S. government advisor Dov S. Zakheim - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The American Monitor

Having all these companies private sure makes it easy for "public servants" to have their hands on 'no-bid contracts', say I had "no idea" they were do such and such, "I know nothing, I know nothing". No wonder all these public servants seem to serve other countries, are filthy rich, or border on deviants. All hidden behind National Security?

CompuDyne Corp. | 2006 | Post 200 |

Description: CompuDyne sells security products, prison locks and software used to manage 911 calls. Customers for its various products include jails, federal agencies, courthouses, U.S. embassies, the military and private institutions.


Look at the name, same person you think as listed above? he WOULD HAVE AN INSIDE TRACK, huh?

Neo-Con: 'Execute Rosie For Questioning the Government'

Maniacal Neo-Con attack dogs cannot debate Rosie O'Donnell on a level playing field about the issues she raises on her show and therefore always have to resort to ad hominem name calling, demands that she be fired and as was broadcast last night, public calls for her to be hanged.

Actor and radio host Danny Bonaduce, appearing as a guest last night on MSNBC's Scarborough Country, hosted by former Republican Congressman Joe Scarborough, advocated the death penalty in response to Rosie O'Donnell's statements about the Iran hostage crisis and her questioning the official story behind 9/11.

Whoa, Bonaduce is a piece of shit! Why doesn't he do something about his own loud mouth? While he is at it, he really should clear up his stinkin' thinkin', the booze and drugs and his hunger for attention has made him ugly inside and out. Quit feeding the hate, Danny. Rosie isn't saying anything that millions around the world aren't researching and asking questions about themselves. If the government didn't lie, cover-up, spin to the people or become filthy damn rich as "public servants", the People might believe them. How did this mess all begin? Who benefits? Who is pulling down the profits? Who could give squat about the future of our children and blowback on them, or harm to all humanity? Who fails to look at both sides of the issues in order to strive for peace? Why is peace a dirty word? What are "Rods from God"? Search for it. keywords with it... 9/11/01, space, Rumsfeld.

Afghan war may be lost: experts

Two Afghanistan experts painted a sobering picture of the conditions there yesterday, arguing support among Afghans for NATO forces is plummeting, the U.S.-driven policy of poppy eradication is wrongheaded, and the war might not be winnable in its present form.

U.S. scholar Barnett Rubin and Gordon Smith, Canada's former ambassador to NATO, delivered their withering comments to a Commons committee only days after Canada's top military commander, Gen. Rick Hillier, touted progress being made there.

Hillier, the chief of defence staff, this week predicted Canadian troops in southern Afghanistan will soon see a rise in attacks from the Taliban. But he insisted on using the term "surge" rather than "offensive."

Do you ever wonder how things would have been in forgotten Afghanistan if Bush/Cheney/ THE CABAL in the Pentagon wouldn't have pushed to invade Iraq? The whole point of these wars was because of 9/11, correct? Where is bin Laden? I thought a month or so ago, we were told we needed to have a surge type event in Afghanistan?

Have you read too that the Taliban met Cheney and various oil officials for the pipeline in Afghanistan way before 9/11? Is it the natural gas, oil, minerals, metals, opium trade, water....what is it? Surely it is not the people of Afghanistan benefiting, now who is? How come the opium crops went up in Afghanistan? Who packs these crops out of there, who sells this drug, launders the money? Now where is bin Laden? I'm all for March Madness and the Prosecutor that shouted "Madness, Madness!" but get your eyes off A.I. and get to researching. KR, still an asshat!

Friday, March 30, 2007

The Swamp - Chicago Tribune - Blogs.

Gen'ls to Bush: Soldiers not props

Posted by Frank James at 1:15 pm CDT

A trio of retired generals concerned that President Bush might use his scheduled appearance this afternoon at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center to try and score political points against Democrats, urged the president, via a teleconference with reporters, to focus strictly on the problems with military medical care.

The generals were spurred into action by news reports that suggested the president might use the event to take on Democrats as both sides clash over the Iraq and Afghanistan spending bills just passed by the Senate and House which include timelines Bush fiercely opposes for withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq.

Iraq War Coalition Casualties

The 4th Year of death in Iraq. I wonder if this is the real truth from some of the titles on this site. I think the numbers are higher myself. When the true numbers of dead US soldiers/Iraqis while Jessica Lynch distraction was going are finally reported will I believe. The numbers reported for the deaths in that time frame, manner and locality do not add up. More lies and spins. Battle of Baghdad (Airport).

L. Paul Bremer...a name to research before he was sent to Iraq. Did they ever find the missing money on his watch?

Democracy Now! | "This Isn't American Idol, We're Choosing the President of the United States" - Kucinich on Corporate Media Campaign Coverage

Go Dennis!

AMY GOODMAN: But what do you say to those make the argument that if president Bush has on his desk a bill that gives money, gives a fortune in continuing the war, and he has to veto it because he doesn't like the timetable, that this puts him in a very difficult position?

REP. DENNIS KUCINICH: Our decisions have to be way above politics. We have the lives of our troops at stake here. There's no military victory in Iraq. We're there illegally. The occupation is fueling the insurgency. Democrats can still, after president Bush vetoes the bill, which he will, Democrats can still take the right position, which is refuse to fund the war, use money in the pipeline to bring the troops home.

The Raw Story | White House Power Point slides target 20 Democrats for 2008 defeat

House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) is seeking information about slides targeting 20 Democratic-controlled Congressional districts for the 2008 Election. In January, the White House sent J. Scott Jennings, an aide to Karl Rove, to present a slide show to a group of employees of the General Services Administration.

Waxman believes the presentation, and subsequent remarks made by GSA Director Lurita Alexis Doan may have violated the 'Hatch Act,' which prohibits federal employees from using their positions for political purposes. Doan is alleged to have suggested that she could use GSA contracts to help Republican Members of Congress hold their seats in the House.

Big fat sigh...for that big fat corrupt asshat Rove.

Suggested google...Results 1 - 10 of about 311,000 for Karl Rove + Texas Youth Commission.

Late Breaking: Upcoming Texas Youth Commission Rove-sparked pedophilia scandal promises to kill off Gonzales??!! |

"The U.S. attorney's office in Texas actually prepared indictments in this case," Angle told WND. "But when the word came from Washington, that's when [Asst. U.S. Attorney] Baumann wrote his letter declining prosecution. Sutton's office dropped the matter on the desk of the local district attorney, but nobody from [U.S. Attorney] Sutton's office said 'if you can’t go on this case, we'll help you out.'"

Mel Sembler's abusive Straight program

Filth, corruption, abuse, physical, sexual, mental, brainwashing, scandal, cover-up, evil, vile...what the hell does it take in this country to wake people up?

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Video Testimony Confirms that Attorney Generals Abbott and Gonzales Ignored TX Youth Sexual Assault PDF

• The TYC referred more than 6,600 cases of abuse and neglect
• 684 reports of “staff sexual conduct”
• Only 18 cases have been prosecuted, all by local authorities
(Source: San Antonio Express-News, March 6, 2007; The Houston Chronicle, March 6, 2007)

Anyone hearing about this on Capitol Hill, the network news, WaPo, NYTimes, NYPost, Page damn Six?

Gonzales sure is taking care of child molesters and abusers, isn't he? He's covering up for them! What is this? First you isolate......

I better finish this later, when my blood pressure returns to normal and my stomach stops rolling. I'll look at my sleeping child, pet the pets and wonder what stench hides behind national security.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

A whistleblower that was on a team working for Silverstein Group in 2002 has made public an extensive set of detailed architectural drawings of the World Trade Center, that prove beyond any doubt that the official reports into the collapse of the towers misrepresented their construction.
thanks to
WTC Blueprints Leaked by Whistleblower

Interesting when the "facts" told never seem to add up.

Investigation fades while DeLay reemerges
When Alice Fisher was appointed by President Bush to serve as Chief of the Public Integrity section of the U.S. Justice Department, vigorous investigations were underway that would eventually end the careers of Congressmen Duke Cunningham and Bob Ney. Both are currently serving time in federal prisons. At the same time, the Jack Abramoff scandal was unraveling with new sordid revelations emerging daily. Eventually, Abramoff and two former DeLay staffers would plead guilty to felony charges and go to prison. Serious questions swirled around Tom DeLay himself and his official actions that appeared to benefit contributors and personal friends. However, since Fisher took over the Public Integrity section at DOJ, things have gone silent, particularly on the many questionable activities of Tom DeLay.

There is a whole lot to research for yourself on that one. Where is the media?

Mercury in energy-saving bulbs worries scientists |

NEW YORK (Reuters) - There's an old joke about the number of people it takes to change a light bulb. But because the newer energy-efficient kinds contain tiny amounts of mercury, the hard part is getting rid of them when they burn out.

Mercury is poisonous, but it's also a necessary part of most compact fluorescent bulbs, the kind that environmentalists and some governments are pushing as a way to cut energy use.

With an estimated 150 million CFLs sold in the United States in 2006 and with Wal-Mart alone hoping to sell 100 million this year, some scientists and environmentalists are worried that most are ending up in garbage dumps.

Did they ever find out what is killing the honey bees so we can all eat? Think it has anything to do with companies like Monsanto and their terminating little seeds? Something is killing the bees. Do you ever wonder why so many babies are born autistic now, 1 in 150 babies? Compared to a few decades ago where it was 1 in 10,000; doesn't that make you go, hmmmm? Do you notice how many fires outside and so many house, office buildings there suddenly seems to be in the news? Do you notice how many roll-over accidents there are now, even though they tell us less people are dying. It sure doesn't seem like it. What ever happened to "55 saves lives" anyway? Why didn't Bush/Cheney start leading the country in conserving fuel 6 years ago? Oh yeah, that's right. They are the fuel masters.

Why, when, what, how, where? Never stop asking or seeking the answers.

Oh yeah, KR is a jackass and so is Bush.