"A terrific trip,” she said of her visit to the war-torn, poor, world capital of the opium trade. "Afghanistan is safe. There are certainly parts of it that aren't right now. But in general, I think it is a very safe place to travel," remarked the most securely guarded woman in the world. Full Article
Live at Earls Court finds British rock icon Morrissey and his band performing in London at the end of the You Are the Quarry tour. Not to be confused with the DVD Who Put the "M" in Manchester? recorded at the beginning of the tour in May, Live at Earls Court is a completely different concert from December 2004 and features a vastly different set list.Review
Rosalind Russell plays the flamboyant aunt who takes in poor, orphaned Patrick, played with sophisticated ease by Jan Handzlik. Mame, all glitter and martinis, raises her nephew in a world filled with acceptance and her oddball literati friends. Among top grossing films of 1958, finally released on DVD in 2004.
Auntie Mame Quiz Site
Verily, I thought The Swan was bad enough (mainly for its cruel refusal to book Barbara Bush), but this new Terri Schiavo Show is truly America's most crass foray into that siren call for opportunists everywhere -- Reality TV. Perhaps, my exasperation with this abysmal new program is exacerbated by the fact it appears to have been syndicated on every single station. Continued
"The law, the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, protects all active-duty military families from foreclosures, evictions and other financial consequences of military service. The Supreme Court has ruled that its provisions must "be liberally construed to protect those who have been obliged to drop their own affairs to take up the burdens of the nation."
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Fraud-free zone': Willis (center) in Iraq with two CPA colleagues, preparing to pay a contractor in 2003
When a highly anticipated, leading edge, rumored gadget finally hits the market, and it's packed with features that bloggers have only dreamed about, there's obviously a lot of excitement and positive press. I have to admit that I was caught up in the, 'you-think-the-Treo-600-is-cool, just-wait-until-you-see-the-Treo 650' hoopla too.
The Twilight of Fuel,the Virtue of Waste,and Why We Will Never Run Out of Energy.
From: Cerabino and Associates
Subject: Definitions Redefined
The battle over keeping Terri Schiavo's feeding tube in place, in this, her 16th year in a vegetative state, has created a new political paradigm here in Florida, as well as America.
Fact 1: The inventory of crude oil in the U.S. right now is 8 percent larger than it was this same week last year. And that's the biggest amount of crude on hand since the middle of 2002. More facts and figures.
This redirection of America's military strategy seems to have passed virtually unnoticed. With the exception of The Wall Street Journal (see below in annex), not a word has been mentioned in the US media.
There has been no press coverage concerning this mysterious military blueprint. The latter outlines, according to the Wall Street Journal, America's global military design which consists in "enhancing U.S. influence around the world", through increased troop deployments and a massive buildup of America's advanced weapons systems. Read More
(Please see this previous BRAD BLOG article for the emerging background on this supposedly "non-partisan" tax-exempt organization which was the only such "Voting Rights" group invited to give testimony at the hearings. And, oh yes, every single name attached to this group so far seems to also be attached to Bush/Cheney '04 Inc. and/or the Republican National Committee and/or the Ohio Republican party.)
A totally unknown, unproven female filmmaker makes a short about beautiful schoolgirl spies in mind-bendingly short skirts and a lesbian love affair, and a major studio greenlights a feature version. And some of the hottest young actresses in Hollywood immediately sign up. And the studio lets the filmmaker write, direct and edit it.
Since approximately 1998, thousands of people started noticing airplanes spraying X’s, parallel lines, and grid patterns across our skies. These trails initially look like contrails but actually aren’t. According to the U.S. Air Force, contrails are condensation trails and happen when hot engine exhaust momentarily condenses ice crystals into pencil-thin vapor trails that quickly vanish like the wave behind a boat, very much like your breath when talking outside on a cold winter day. Chemtrails, on the other hand, linger for hours and will spread out to form large areas of “cloud” cover. http://www.skyhighway.com/%7Echemtrails/intro_to_chem.html
But every drama must have a hero: Enter Randi Rhodes.
Highlight. The camera captures pm drive Rhodes in her classic PMS mood, but this time at home, in her newly rented NYC apartment.
Wearing a leopard-spotted robe, bra-less, smoking and crying "I'm so f*ckign lost," the relocated Floridian steals the show.
Talking to herself in the bedroom mirror, Rhodes whispers "You can do this."
She bemoans throughout how she is not being featured in any AIR AMERICA press. "No CNN. No USATODAY. No YAHOO wire story." How she is the only one hired at AIR AMERICA that's even been on radio before.
When she attempts to introduce herself to director Michael Moore [rushing out of a Franken Radio interview], Rhodes quickly realizes he does not even know who she is. Read More
Air America Radio president Jon Sinton told Billboard Radio Monitor “This documentary is a sanctioned event. Matt Drudge, notwithstanding, we’ve signed off on it. The filmmakers had access to us and it truly is a story of birth, death and resurrection. It’s a very redemptive story. We’re not displeased with it at all.”
Billboard Magazine 3/24/05
Water Is The New Oil?
March 22 - World Water Day
Strengthening Social Security: Compare These Websites
Christ was a long-haired peace activist who would have hated the war in Iraq. "Blessed are the peacemakers" Jesus said in his defining Sermon on the Mount. "Turn the other cheek...Love thy neighbor."
Such hippie-radical ideals are the "Christian" right wing's worst nightmare. The GOP would never tolerate an upstart like Jesus gathering a following in the face of their corporate-fundamentalist crusade. These are Christians who love power but would despise the actual Christ, just as they love a Zionist Israel but can't tolerate actual Jews. Complete Article
Delusion has settled over America. Washington cannot tell fact from fantasy. Neither can sycophantic media nor nothink economists. The Bush administration is the first government in history to initiate a war based entirely on fantasy--fantasy about nonexistent "weapons of mass destruction," fantasy about nonexistent "terrorist links," fantasy about "liberating" a people from their culture, fantasy about a "cakewalk" invasion, fantasy about America's omnipotence.
Reality has yet to penetrate the Oval Office or America's "red state" consciousness. The gratuitous invasion of Iraq, the torture and the war crimes have made America despised the world over. Our once formidable alliances are shattered.
Remember the optimistic claims about how the Iraq War would pay for itself? The liberated Iraqis would exploit the country's oil resources and gratefully write a check to Uncle Sam, so the story went. Yet we don't hear much about repayment from the Iraqis these days. American taxpayers already have spent over $200 billion in Iraq, and now Congress is digging us deeper into debt with the supplemental bill. Full Article
Tracy Young: Finding a new groove
Spinning a tangle of memories and emotions into a musical memo, Tracy Young wants to communicate. Not just in words, but in scratches and beats and samples from the soundtrack of her roller-coaster life as a celebrity DJ.
Full story DJs still set the beat
Miami Beach attuned to music's hip trends
WMC 2005 Schedule
International Dance Music Awards Nominees Posted
March 21, 2005
In a gross abuse of governmental authority, right-wing leaders have turned the life of Terri Schiavo into a media circus and exploited her condition for crass political purposes. President Bush signed legislation early today to force federal courts to violate the wishes of her husband to end Ms. Schiavo's life with dignity. Americans everywhere are rightly outraged at the insatiable demands of right-wing politicians to decide when and how people should live and die. Read More
The "Not Political" Senate Memo
March 17, 2005
Tired of global warming? Get used to it.
Even if humans stop burning oil and coal tomorrow—not likely—we've already spewed enough greenhouse gases into the atmosphere to cause temperatures to warm and sea levels to rise for at least another century.
That's the message from two studies appearing in tomorrow's issue of the journal Science.
DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) - Dead jumbo squid are again mysteriously washing up along Orange County's coastline, baffling scientists who are trying to find out why.
The Ocean Institute in Dana Point has conducted some of the research, shipping specimens to the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and Stanford University for further study.
Scientists at the institute this week dissected a 5-foot-long, 15-pound female Humboldt squid that was filled with parasites and sand. More than a 100 squid have been spotted since Sunday between Dana Point and San Clemente.
As the the rhetoric swells, the Venezuela-US exchange is only one of many in a world laden with conflict and rhetoric. Much of it is fear, much of it is exaggerated, but the tensions seem high in nearly every part of the world.[Posted By alpinestar]
"Last week I told you about the Boy dissing Madonna for her faith in the Kabala, a form of Jewish mysticism. George called it homophobic and accused Madonna of being a hypocrite.
Madonna shoved her mouthpiece out fire a volley back at Boy. Spokeswoman Liz Rosenberg didn't mince words.
"There's not enough room to respond to Boy George's ridiculous accusations much less list Madonna's long-standing passion, love, commitment and devotion to the gay community which has not changed for 20 years."
What a surprise!
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In a time when the leftist mainstream media is having increasing difficulty maintaining its monopoly on the news, the MSM are getting some needed and welcomed assistance. Liberal and leftist blog sites have offered to train and give needed ideas and assistance to their print and television brethren. The President of Democrats.com, Bob Fertik, has already helped the MSM with two conference calls. The participants who quickly acquired, and presumably used, Fertik’s call-in number include The Washington Post, CBS, MSNBC, Newsweek and the National Journal. These are just a few of the “news services” that would admit to it. Undoubtedly, there were more who wouldn’t.
Bush's Press Conference
The reporter asked if there should be a disclaimer before the propaganda is aired and Bush's reply was, "That should be up to the local stations whether a disclaimer is to be used".
Yesterday's Press Conference
The President chokes on the torture question. The tics are growing worse, the verbal stumbling more incoherent. Watch it on CSPAN and in particular check out minute 16:30; the question about torture and rendition literally leaves him speechless. He stutters, his jaw tic goes into overdrive, and then he brushes off the question. This is obviously his weakest point, and the one thing he does not want to talk about. It’s quite revealing.
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WASHINGTON - An ex-Army interrogator punished for sexually humiliating detainees at the Guantanamo prison is now teaching soldiers interrogation techniques, the Daily News has learned.
Former Staff Sgt. Jeannette Arocho-Burkart, 37, is an instructor at the Army Intelligence School in Fort Huachuca, Ariz., despite being reprimanded in 2003 for her sexually taunting tactics that included smearing fake menstrual blood on terror suspects, according to four sources who knew her there.
Is The World Supply Of Oil Really What They Say It Is?
Russia Proves 'Peak Oil' is a Misleading Zionist Scam
Petroleum Geology - It's Raining Hydrocarbons In The Gulf
What does Peak Oil herald? It heralds the end of cheap energy.
BP Executive - World Oil Output To Peak Next Decade
Alternative Fuel Story:
Bio Diesel = World Peace, in a matter of speaking
Spectator Seattle, WA - Mar 10, 2005... As technology continues to advance, renewable energy sources such as bio-diesel and hydrogen fuel are appearing to be more and more practical every day. ...
When in America Mount St. Helen recently erupted, many thought it was just an isolated normal case of volcanic eruption. But now it is becoming clear that hundreds of underwater volcanoes are erupting all around the world especially around the Pacific Ring of Fire.
The tectonic plate movements especially under the oceans have gone up by many times. Andaman Nicobar Island now is experiencing under water volcanoes in Indian ocean and Bay of Bengal. In America North West is experiencing unprecedented level of small earthquakes and under water volcanoes. Seattle and Oregon are experiencing heavy levels of tectonic disturbance.
Alex Alvarez: ABC/Local 10 - Miami
DeLay’s sordid reputation, already soiled by a grand jury investigation into his influence-peddling and money-laundering schemes, took another hit last week with revelations that he, his family, and staff, took a $70,000 payoff from Indian gambling interests for his help in killing legislation they didn’t like.
MELTDOWN BEATS WARNINGS
The snow-capped summit of Mount Kilimanjaro has melted away to reveal the tip of the African peak for the first time in 11,000 years.
The glaciers and snow which kept the summit white have almost completely disappeared.
Although scientists had predicted the melt would happen, it is 15 years sooner than they had predicted.
WASHINGTON -- March 13, 2005 -- TomFlocco.com -- Photographer Russell E. "Rusty" Nelson was recently arrested two days after journalist Hunter Thompson reportedly committed suicide four weeks ago on February 10, according to two phone interviews with attorney John DeCamp last week.
Nelson was allegedly employed by a former Republican Party activist to take pictures of current or retired U.S. House-Senate members and other prominent government officials engaging in sexual criminality by receiving or committing sodomy and other sex acts on children during the Reagan-Bush 41 administrations.
Yesterday, The New York Times broke a major story outlining how the Bush administration has used millions of dollars of taxpayer money to produce and disseminate fake news programs that support their partisan political agenda.
These government-produced segments have frequently aired on broadcast TV stations across the country without proper disclosure.
SAN FRANCISCO - A judge ruled Monday that California's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional, saying the state could no longer justify limiting marriage to a man and a woman.
WASHINGTON -- At a time when critics accuse the federal government of excessive secrecy, the public's appetite for information is growing by leaps and bounds.
Hits on government Web sites are soaring. Document requests under the Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA, have hit all-time highs. And online archives collecting everything from court decisions to spies' names are seeing vast growth in numbers of visitors.
And I love you, I just wish you'd stay where you is
In America, The land of the free, they said, And of opportunity, In a just and a truthful way
But where the president, Is never black, female or gay, And until that day
You've got nothing to say to me, To help me believe
In America, It brought you the hamburger, Well America you know where, You can shove your hamburger
And don't you wonder, Why in Estonia they say, Hey you, Big fat pig
You fat pig, You fat pig
Steely Blue eyes with no love in them, Scan The World,
And a humourless smile, With no warmth within, Greets the world
And I, I have got nothing, To offer you
Just this heart deep and true, Which you say you don't need
See with your eyes, Touch with your hands, please, Hear through your ears, Know in your soul, please
For haven't you me with you now?
And I love you, I love you, I love you, And I love you, I love you, I love you
CD - You Are The Quarry 5/04