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  • Bush: Amnesty report ‘absurd’, Denny: George Bush a complete idiot

    CNN, that bastion of truth, is reporting on Bush’s response to Amnesty’s torture report: WASHINGTON (AP) — President Bush called a human rights report “absurd” for criticizing the United States’ detention of terrorist suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and said Tuesday the allegations were made by “people who hate America.” “It’s absurd. It’s an absurd […]

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  • Crude awakening

    The Sand Diego Union-Tribune discusses oil: Difficult choices await a nation – and world – stuck on oil. To be sure, America long ago lost its energy independence and has at times lost control of prices, as it did when OPEC flexed its muscle in the 1970s. But new forces in world energy markets, unrestrained […]

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  • Wow… USATODAY/AP reporting on Peak Oil?

    The mass media may finally be picking up on a story that it should have been discussing for many years: Peak Oil. USA Today has an AP story that acknowledges the obvious fact that there is a finite supply of oil: Are we there yet? Oil joyride may be over. Could the petroleum joyride — […]

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  • Newsweek and Corporate Media Contradictions

    I was watching today’s Democracy Now! which included a segment on the current Newsweek dealio and an interview with Norman Solomon who has recently published a new book, War Made Easy. Excellent interview and discussion regarding the incredible idiocy and hypocrisy of the current flap with Newsweek and the White House. To sum it up, […]

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  • Amnesty condemns US example on human rights

    Sarah Left, writing for the Guardian, reports on Amnesty International’s condemnation of US human rights record: The US abdicated its responsibility to set a global example in upholding human rights in 2004 and, with the UK, led a “dangerous new agenda” by sanctioning torture in a failed attempt to combat terrorism, Amnesty International warned today. […]

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  • The lies before the preemptive war

    Ah just playing catchup on an article by Walter Pincus posted a couple weeks ago by the Washington Post: British Intelligence Warned of Iraq War: Blair Was Told of White House’s Determination to Use Military Against Hussein Seven months before the invasion of Iraq, the head of British foreign intelligence reported to Prime Minister Tony […]

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  • The Potential of Wind Power

    Amit Asaravala over at Wired News has an interesting article about the vast potential of wind for the generation of power. According to the article researchers have recently compiled a map which reveals the airstream potential of more than 8,000 sites across the planet. Wind power could generate enough electricity to support the world’s energy […]

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  • Our Righteous Cause

    Again I go to Irregular Times. J. Matthew writes about Our Righteous Cause: “These people are motivated by a vision of the world that is backward and barbaric.” — George W. Bush, May 20, 2005“We are not chaining people to the ceilings.” — General Daniel K. McNeill“There is no neutral ground — no neutral ground […]

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  • Banning Newsweek?

    Mother Davis over at Irregular Times writes about Republicans that want to ban Newsweek: I never thought that I would live to see the day when a significant element of America’s ruling party would be calling for the banning of publications that dare to question the actions of the government. There are problems with Newsweek’s […]

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  • Bird Tracker 1.0 – FileMaker Pro database

    A simple little FileMakerPro database for keeping track of the birds you’ve seen. I’m new to birding so I may have left out fields important to more experienced birders. If you have a suggestion please write with your ideas. Easy to use. Click in the common name field and choose from the drop down list […]