Sunday, July 31, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
In actions more reminiscent of the Cold War than modern times the foreign military intelligence directorate of the Russian General Staff (GRU) is reporting today that the Northern Fleet’s Yekaterinburg nuclear powered submarine successfully fired aRSM-54 Sineva (SS-N-23 Skiff in NATO classification) ballistic missile from theBarents Sea across the North Pole into theatmosphere over the Pacific Ocean where upon its deploying of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) “device” succeeded in destroying an American Minuteman III ICBM fired from Vandenberg Air Force Base inCalifornia.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
15 Years in Prison For Taping the Cops? How Eavesdropping Laws Are Taking Away Our Best Defense Against Police Brutality | | AlterNet
Over Memorial Day weekend this past May, residents of Miami Beach witnessed a horrific display of police brutality as 12 cops sprayed Raymond Herisse's car with 100 bullets, killing him. The shooting provoked outrage in the surrounding community, not only because of the murder, but because of what the police did afterward.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
DEADLINE LIVE EXCLUSIVE: Who Are The Bankers That Benefit From The Norway Terror Attacks? : Deadline Live With Jack Blood
Last week’s terror attacks in Norway shattered the heart of a peace-loving society, which up until this point, was considered a model for other societies to follow. Despite their socialist form of government, Norwegians cherish their sovereignty and independence. Some say their standard of living is one of the best in the world. Perhaps is due to the fact that their government still represents their interests. They chose not to be part of the European Union in two different referendums some time ago because they know their history; they have been dominated by foreign governments in the past and they don’t want their old problems to return.
The city of Dallas says a man who claims his after-hours dance club is a church also operates a swingers club on a property licensed for a place of worship.
Dallas filed a lawsuit late Monday against Glenn Hudson, the owner of The Playground. The city said it is an unlicensed sexually oriented business that operates on a property in the 11300 block of Harry Hines Boulevard that has a certificate of occupancy as a church, mosque or synagogue.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Chicago public school children denied breakfast for wearing wrong shoe to class. ;
As the nation's economic woes persist, state leaders are taking draconian measures in the name of saving money. Last week in Michigan, for example, Gov. Rick Snyder signed a bill giving families welfare subsidies for only 48 months, beginning Oct. 1.
Monday, July 25, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
NEW YORK — In 1962, when New York city planners first proposed a sewage treatment plant for the residents and businesses of Manhattan’s West Side, they picked a spot on the Hudson River around 72nd Street. The neighborhood, however, was well on its way to becoming what it is today — the white, upper middle class district of stylish brownstones, grand co-ops and newfangled condominiums known to most Americans as the backdrop for the TV sitcom, Seinfeld.
EARTHLINGS is the single most powerful and informative documentary about society's tragic and unforgivable use of nonhuman animals, narrated by Joaquin Phoenix with soundtrack by Moby. Directed by Shaun Monson, this multi-award winning film by Nation Earth is a must-see for anyone who cares about nonhuman animals or wishes to make the world a better place.
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National education news: cheating teachers, failing schools and the future of Head Start | OregonLive.com
Department Of Education Study Finds Teaching These Little Shits No Longer Worth It | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann pointed to one program in particular Monday when talking about wasteful government spending: a multibillion dollar settlement paid to black farmers, who claim the federal government discriminated against them for decades in awarding loans and other aid.
If you don't live in Clometrice Henry's neighborhood, you might not know hunger. She does.
"I have even known them (children) to come to my door and knock, ‘Ms. Henry can I have something to eat?' That's just how bad it is," said Clometrice. She continued, "I don't turn them down because they are just children."
Friday, July 15, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Alternative Markets, Barter Systems, and Local Co-ops are the Lifeboats That Will Save Us | Pakalert Press
More and more people are becoming aware of the complete system failure we’re experiencing in the United States and around the globe. As the true nature of the control system is revealed, people tend to feel as Howard Beale did in Network when he said, “first, you’ve got to get mad…and scream, I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore!”
But once that anger at being lied to for so long subsides, then we must get on with the business of taking action to make the world more just and hopeful for our children. Many people will take to the streets to protest certain aspects of the current system. Others will do everything in their power to inform or warn their peers of the coming iceberg. Those are good and necessary functions, but they won’t stop the Titanic from sinking.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
The heat and the drought are so bad in this southwest corner of Georgia that hogs can barely eat. Corn, a lucrative crop with a notorious thirst, is burning up in fields. Cotton plants are too weak to punch through soil so dry it might as well be pavement.
Farmers with the money and equipment to irrigate are running wells dry in the unseasonably early and particularly brutal national drought that some say could rival the Dust Bowl days.
President Obama Says He Cannot Guarantee Social Security Checks Will Go Out An August 3 | Roland S. Martin Blog
Monday, July 11, 2011
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Came across this...sad...Tough for the family. Let's keep a close eye on the children this summer. Be a role model, engage in discussions, see where there mind is and know who they hang around. Kids are too young to die @ 13......
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Less than two months before the Aug. 28 dedication in Washington, D.C., of a major memorial to Martin Luther King Jr., controversy is surrounding the sculpture. No, not from people who don't think the late civil rights icon deserves the honor. Rather, the criticism is coming from those who question the decision to use a Chinese sculptor, or think the 30-foot statue looks "too Asian" or "too confrontational," USA Today reports.
Friday, July 8, 2011
GOP presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann has signed a conservative pledge called “The Marriage Vow – A Declaration of Dependence upon Marriage and Family." It's not surprising that it's anti-abortion, anti-same sex marriage, and anti-divorce. But one particular piece haseveryone up in arms over the idea that she and other signatories think black people were better off during slavery:
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Autum Ashante, a highly academically accomplished 13-year-old from the Bronx, N.Y., planned to start her freshman year at the University of Connecticut this fall. Now, her father says the school has rescinded their acceptance, the New York Daily News reports.
Why Do the Police Have Tanks? The Strange and Dangerous Militarization of the US Police Force | | AlterNet
Just after midnight on May 16, 2010, a SWAT team threw a flash-bang grenade through the window of a 25-year-old man while his 7-year-old daughter slept on the couch as her grandmother watched television. The grenade landed so close to the child that it burned her blanket. The SWAT team leader then burst into the house and fired a single shot which struck the child in the throat, killing her. The police were there to apprehend a man suspected of murdering a teenage boy days earlier. The man they were after lived in the unit above the girl's family.