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PHOTOS: Denver cops serve complaint against a six year old playing a bucket drum at Friday Tattered Cover protest.

DENVER, COLORADO- The weekly protest and homeless feeding in front of the LoDo Tattered Cover bookstore was interrupted on Friday night by the police, this time to serve a noise complaint against a six year-old who'd been beating on the bucket drums with his friends. The operation required two backup cruisers while six more laid in wait. 43518

Obama cried because the Connecticut schoolchildren were not Pakistani. Is that statement untrue?

So, no, the twenty schoolchildren killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut were not Pakistani. That’s apparently what everyone is so upset about. I’m rather embarrassed how distraught Americans are about the Connecticut school shooting, considering equivalent child-massacres happen daily in Pakistan, victims of US drones, to no public outcry. In Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, and all the far reaches of our multinational corporate empire, child killing is public policy, far from being a subject of public anguish. 37926

The discussion about Fracking and the oily truth- gasoline, natural gas, and oil production are toxic to people’s health

Fracking has become a big topic of discussion and controversy right this moment, as giant corporations work with whore-like politicians right here in Colorado, to ensure that OIL OIL OIL production will continue nonstop to produce all those consumer items that make some Fat Cats super rich off the rest of us. But what are the costs when the inevitable contamination of the environment occurs? Riki Ott lets us know just what has occurred post BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. See her Unfinished Business: The Unspoken Link Between Dispersants and Sick Children in the Gulf of Mexico ...Also, read about the Colorado woman pictured at the head of this commentary- Science Lags as Health Problems Emerge Near Gas Fields

Is Syria’s government using children as shields for its military personnel? Says who? Says Radhika Coomaraswamy for the Pentagon and the UN that’s who.

Every day there is some new atrocity the Syrian government of Bashar Assad is accused of, reported in the pro-USG, pro-Pentagon corporate media. Here, for example, is the latest item of this propaganda from the LA Times... Syrian children tortured, used as human shields, U.N. report finds. 34385

Another look at the US soldier handing out candy to kids in occupied areas

How many times have we heard the story of the good hearted American soldier handing candy out to the kids in the countries' the troops occupy? The US troops occupy these counties to defend the control of American based multi-national corporations over the world's economy. So it's no surprise to also discover that the American based food corporations are right behind these US troops 'giving out' (selling candy cheap) candy to the kids. 34326

US Court today declares legal discrimination through marriage benefits denied to be wrong; but is that all there is to it?

Here it is, society was discriminating all along against the Gay community by denying Gays certain benefits allowed married heterosexuals, and the US courts are beginning to rule that as having been wrong. We should applaud that! However, now the courts should also begin to rule it wrong that children are forced into poverty by economic discrimination against their usually, quite heterosexual parents. That's right! Just look some at the poverty statistics, Please. 34052

NATO troops led by US forces kill 6 more kids

Even while imperialists are screaming that Assad, head of the Syrian government, is a child murderer, Obama's forces are killing kids in Afghanistan, Yemen, and Pakistan. Here's the latest... Afghan authorities: NATO air strike kills eight civilians May 27, 2012 | 4:12 am

Moms For Pot, damn the kids

For Mother's Day I was wondering about... MOMS FOR MARIJUANA. Are you kidding me?! Could cannabis users choosing motherdom as commonality for a niche advocacy group be any more half-baked? Motherhood is more than a special interest, demographic or hobby; it bears maternal responsibility. Women For Marijuana for example, doesn't imply there are children around. One infers from Moms For Pot that there's a role for drugs in the mothering process, a Just-Say-Yes policy in store for her children, if even there's an age of consent. 33585

Is the US military now torturing the jailed children and three widows of Osama bin Laden?

The US government and its military have a long history of torturing and murdering POWs held by its soldiers and their allies, and 14 of Osama bin Laden's family are now being held incognito in a Pakistani military jail. Are these three women plus their eight children and the other three relatives being tortured at this time? Osama's wives, kids remanded in judicial custody for 9 days. I definitely would not rule it out at all as the US military consistently breaks international law in the commission of all its various foreign occupations and wars. Torturing the family members of Osama bin Laden, all done supposedly to gather vital information, is exactly the type of atrocity that one can expect from 'our' government's thugs.

NATO troops kill 8 children in Afghanistan

How long will the US and European populations sit back passively allowing their governments' troops to kill children repeatedly in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and elsewhere in Asia and Africa? Here is the latest atrocity by US/ NATO troops... NATO airstrike killed eight children: Karzai

Facebook- Getting super rich off the kids

Could Facebook become worth as much as $100 billion sometime soon? That's what a recent Associated Press news item about Facebook says could very well happen... Facebook discloses details on (executives') bonuses

Operation: Love Reunited

Awww, how sweet... A volunteer group of professional photographers taking pictures of the "warriors" and their families as they go off to fight "for our freedom". Anybody catch the tone yet? A sickly sweet family scene with a father in the Air Force being deployed, leaving behind his young son and his wife, 6 months preggers with his next son, whose birth he's going to miss because he's going to be Blowing Other Young Mothers and Children and Their Families Apart with high explosives. So he's playing toy soldiers with his son, that's right, go ahead and teach your kid to be more cannon fodder/Imperial Storm Trooper in the endless war started by Billionaires to stuff their bank accounts with more blood money, and they'll tell your kid that it's all about "freedom" and "protecting America" and other lies. "When I grow up I'm going to be a merciless butcher of Human Beings just like Daddy!" 29336

Stubby the tractor warns animal pals: move out now, Stubby’s ready to plow

  My new favorite children's book is a 1963 story by Marion Borden, about a little red tractor named Stubby who delays plowing the meadow until all of his wild animal friends have resettled to safety. It's a comprehensive list, considering the reading level, of the biodiversity displaced by agriculture. How unwitting is the portrayal of man's clueless arrogance? It's suggested by the story's presentation of farming as inherently natural as Manifest Destiny. 26433

Torture and Murder of un-convicted prisoners isn’t off limits to them… so

So I guess Killing Civilians isn't either. Naturally it was the fault of the civilians themselves for living in the middle of a War Zone, obviously they asked God or Allah or the Great Gazzoo beforehand to be born into the poorest place on earth and the middle of a land coveted for millennia by so many Empires for its strategic location. I bet it will make the usual War-Mongers in town, the ones who say they gave me the right to say this so I'd "goddam better shut my pie hole about it" Really Happy to know that some of the "Terrorists" executed without trial or even charges in this airstrike were Kids. 24514

Boo-McHaa-McHoo, Kids NOT being McBranded

McDonalds is upset. Their Corporate "News" McPartners are upset. San Francisco voters ratified a law requiring that toys only be placed in McHappy McMeals that don't exceed the recommended daily allowance of calories. Which, the vast majority of their food not only exceeds but doubles the recommended daily caloric, fat, sugars, and salt intake. Essentially the "Happy Meal" is a branding gimmick, sure, get the Stupid People to actually PAY for extra advertising. Mattel and Hasbro, makers of Violence Toys which promote militaristic stereotypes for boys and misogynistic stereotypes for girls, pay to have their "toys" advertising the full size and more expensive toys inserted into the kids' meals. Not just teaching the kids that overeating on the one hand and toys that promote sedentary activities instead of the running, walking, action-packed ACTIVE activities that human children are naturally suited to doing during play time. The McNews corporate whores here in town said the KIDS would be unhappy because of that, but really, did anybody force the PARENTS to not reward their kids with toys for eating a REAL meal with REAL food instead of the Fat-Food garbage? 20496

The Toilet Paper Bears – A Fitting Analogy for once.

So, leave aside the notion that male bears tend to eat their offspring. It's a little too graphic for the anthropomorphists But one of their new themes is Poppa Bear and Little Bear in a rowboat fishing. Little Bear gets impatient. Then has the bright idea to drop a piece of the Overpriced-and-not-any-better-than-any-other-brand of toilet paper into the water.Which is so absorbent that it dries up the whole lake. All the fish are gasping for water to breathe, flopping around in their death throes. Somehow, in the insane popularity contest that passes for "awww, wook at the cute animals" the fish aren't given fake smiles, humanized eye placement and faces, and the other pond dwellers who are sometimes anthropomorphized, like the frogs, aren't represented. BUT... That's not the truly relevant part. 15459

Fewer trick or treaters to bridge politics

COLORADO SPRINGS- Trick-or-treating appeared to fall to a trickle this year, at least in four neighborhoods from which I heard. Everyone's main haul was the candy leftover from the anticipated turnout. 5390

For our children’s sake, ban food dyes

Food dyes are a completely unnecessary product from a consumerist point of view. They add no value other than to hide away the bad visual effects of artificial food and badly handled food, so as such, they have value only for large manufacturing concerns trying to sell us trash foods. 3046

Why is Dale Barlow free?

Why is Dale Barlow free? He is the guy accused of sex with a minor. The total of kids taken into custody in Eldorado, Texas now stands at 417, yet Dale Barlow is free! 3036

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