Archive for February 11th, 2007

Iraq war timeline, lie by lie

| February 11, 2007 | 1 Reply
Iraq war timeline, lie by lie

This website contains a handy timeline of the Bush Administration’s lies…er, propaganda campaign…to push America into an unnecessary, disastrous invasion of Iraq.

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Happy Darwin Day! I celebrated with my gorilla cousins

| February 11, 2007 | 1 Reply
Happy Darwin Day! I celebrated with my gorilla cousins

Today is also known as Evolution Sunday.   Many church congregations celebrate the genius of Charles Darwin today.  I celebrated Darwin by going to the St. Louis Zoo with my six-year old daughter. The zoo has a terrific ape exhibition area.  We focused on gorillas, and they put on a great show.   The scenary inside, including the murals […]

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A contract interrogator from Iraq is now haunted

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A contract interrogator from Iraq is now haunted

A man who conducted interrogation of Iraqis as a contract employee for the U.S. military tell us how it really was in the Washington Post.  Here’s an excerpt: The lead interrogator at the DIF had given me specific instructions: I was to deprive the detainee of sleep during my 12-hour shift by opening his cell every […]

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What’s the bigger story: Iraq versus Anna Nicole Smith?

| February 11, 2007 | 13 Replies
What’s the bigger story: Iraq versus Anna Nicole Smith?

You guessed it.   See here for Mother Jones’ tabulations.   On MSNBC it was Anna Nicole Smith by a 7 to 1 ratio.

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Noam Chomsky on the reason the U.S. won’t relinquish control of Iraq

| February 11, 2007 | 2 Replies
Noam Chomsky on the reason the U.S. won’t relinquish control of Iraq

Chomsky wrote that it all has to do with corporate power and oil.  Here is an excerpt from The Independent, an article entitled “The US says it is fighting for democracy – but is deaf to the cries of the Iraqis”   Sovereignty in Iraq might well lead to a loose Shia alliance controlling most of the world’s petroleum resources […]

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Holding the line on excessive materialistic displays in Pakistan?

| February 11, 2007 | 2 Replies
Holding the line on excessive materialistic displays in Pakistan?

You can read about it here, The Daily Times of Pakistan: ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court was moved on Tuesday against recent legislation allowing one-dish meals at weddings, with the contention that the law had reopened the door to wasteful expenses and weddings had become a financial burden for most people of the country. The 22-page […]

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Schadenfreude, Part II

| February 11, 2007 | 1 Reply
Schadenfreude, Part II

Heather Havrilesky of Salon is a gifted writer, indeed.  She opens a recent article by discussing the delighted innocence of her baby girl, “my own happy tadpole, who just arrived on this overheated blue sphere four months ago, gazes at the branches of trees and feels the cold noses of dogs and pronounces them exciting […]

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