"No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are, what the government is actually doing is worse than you imagine." - - - William Blum

April 13, 2007

Bits and Pieces for the Week of April 8 - 14

"Shocking New Disclosure - White House Lost over FIVE MILLION EMAILS in Two Year Period" Come on now...is it really? (7 of 6)

"Am I the only guy in this country who's fed up with what's happening?" (mike)

When I was just a young teen, the most influential writer to me was Kurt Vonnegut. He died last night at the age of 84. RIP (7 of 6)

I sure wish I could attend this conference (mike)

"There's no more desperate group of uninsured Americans than people who are severely disabled, suddenly unemployed and without any access to health coverage" While we're wasting trillions on war, the disabled are waiting 2 years for Medicare! (7 of 6)

Oh my: newest scientific findings show Arctic Ice will be gone by 2020.(mike)

Huge humanitarian crisis is hitting the Iraq city of Diwaniyah, an Iraqi city of nearly half a million.(mike)

Today's Onion-like (but real) news: Bush wants to appoint someone to do his job. Of course, he can't (and won't be able to) find someone.(mike)

New Zeland researchers are developing solar cells that are ten times as efficient as today's silicon cells.(mike)

Get the popcorn ready, this is going to get good... "House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-MI) issued a subpoena today for a host of Justice Department documents related to the U.S. attorneys firings." (7 of 6)

One way to thwart global warming: destroy the forests (mike)

The Army wouldn't have to crack down on soldiers deserting if it kept their word to deployed troops. Nothing will hurt morale worse than the Pentagon lying about when you get to come home and how long you get to stay at home. (7 of 6)

"Injured Troops Shipped Back Into Battle" As an already injured troop during the 1st Gulf War, I was asked to deploy. My main concern was not being combat ready to help support my fellow soldiers and having them carry my weight. How would a soldier feel if he contributed to another's death because he was not able do his own job? (7 of 6)

"New data reveal an alarming trend: Vets' disabilities are being downgraded" "Insult to Injury", indeed. (7 of 6)

Why we cannot trust Barack Obama (mike)

Alive in Baghdad, to quote the site, "shows the occupation through the voices of Iraqis. Alive in Baghdad brings testimonies from individual Iraqis, footage of daily life in Iraq, and short news segments from Iraq to you." (mike)

While the bu$h administration screams about Iran; "...an Iraqi government insider details in 500 pages the U.S. occupation's "shocking" mismanagement of his country..." (7 of 6)

Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr urges Iraqis to unite against American forces. If there was an occupying force in the United States wouldn't we be saying the same thing? (7 of 6)

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