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If Okinawa can oust half its US soldiers Colorado Springs can do it too

The regimes of Japan and the United States have finally reached an agreement to move 9,000 marines from Okinawa, leaving 10,000 US military personnel, still unwelcome, on Japan's southern isle. With troop reductions expected stateside, wouldn't now be the ideal time to submit bids to be recipients of those cuts, in the same manner that exploitative local business clubs lobby for base expansions?

Shaken, stirred, totally Fukushima’d

Now Fukushima Daiichi means the same in English as in Japanese. Although now apparently "meltdown" no longer means apocalyptic, "radiation" no longer means toxic, and to "exceed the safety levels" no longer means to pose adverse risk to your health. Curious. Because, I suppose, Japan can't cry REACTOR FIRE in a crowded metropolis. Instead of blaming a Japanese government for being less than forthcoming about the obvious exponential horrors to come, realize they're in hospice-caretaker mode, with little recourse but to comfort the imperiled population with big white lies. The Japanese are skeptical, but what are they supposed to do? They can no sooner stop drinking and eating than they can stop breathing. Will Fukushima be only a partial Chernobyl or verse visa? Halfway around the world, is the news being broken gently for our unknowing benefit? From across the Pacific, we can fret about the fallout --a word which now apparently means radioactive particles of no demonstrated significance. At least this president is not advising us to grab for duct-tape and visqueen. Leave the Japanese the stiff upper lip indispensable to island nations sin salida. For your own self-preservation, turn off the telly and heed experts who

How to make an entire country disappear

They did it to Haiti... and now, Japan. They're still there, see... my sentence structure is starting to really fall apart but push, push, push on I must. They've been disappeared into the Friday News Cycle Memory Hole. Even though, now, Japan going out has the potential to take out the entire rest of us. Some slower than the rest. Must keep the citizens entertained, don't look at the nasty glowing clouds approaching, kids... if we all pretend they're not real they'll go away. OK, maybe it won't be as grim... but it is really really grim. The unnatural tendency for the Newsies and other people who cheerlead for More Money At Any Cost is to hide things from the rest of us, at least enough that they can cash their stocks and bonds out. Not that it will matter. So, how bout that American Idol? They did that to us during the opening days of the Iraq Invasion and Occupation errr Liberation and Nation Building. The Last Baptist Church of Burleson Texas was holding prayer meetings for some kid named Kelly who can sing, (she won) Special Prayer meetings begging God to intervene and make her into an Idol. Hey, it

It’s official. We’re screwed.

I didn't want to post anything about this, not here, guess it's my Irish part of my heritage not wanting to speak the name of the devil. But the reactors in Japan are now officially out of control. What makes it official is that Obama made an official emergency statement that there was no official emergency.   The dude can't do what Bush or Reagan did, look us straight in the eye and tell the most outrageous lies. He had to include a little informercial for the Nuclear Industry at home too, and clean coal. Said that the American nuke plants were given a clean bill of health... by the same Nuclear Regulatory agencies that were gutted for the past three decades by Reagan, Bush the not quite as stupid and The Chimp. Which were the part of the same Nuclear Experts team which declared the Japanese reactors safe.

Cool Runnings vs selling out the whales

Forget putting together a Winter Olympic delegation to tap into your nationality's PR budget, the real money is in the International Whaling Commission. Right now Japan is showering aid to nations willing to enroll in the IWC, to help Japan overturn the whaling moratorium. The IWC convenes a special session tomorrow in Florida and Greenpeace reports the whales have just lost the majority. 15123

Japan owes somebody A NEW BOAT!

The Japanese whaling fleet, whose inhumane hunts pretend to serve the Institute for Cetacean Research, have deliberately rammed the high-tech trimaran Ady Gil, formerly the Earthrace, operated by their arch nemesis the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Pseudo-science spokesman Glenn Innwood was quick to declare the footage showed otherwise, saying the accusation "is just not vindicated by the video." Obviously the Japanese need a cover who speaks better English. It's a Freudian slip to seek to be not vindicated. 13533

Ward Churchill to speak for O’odham

According to Censored News, Activist and scholar Ward Churchill will speak at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson, 4831 W. 22nd St., on November 13, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. to benefit O'odham VOICE Against the Wall, which since 2003 has organized and advocated for the traditional O’odham leaders and elders of the Tohono O’odham communities in the southern territory of the United States and northern territory of Mexico. Professor Churchill’s talk is part of the “Apartheid in America: Surviving Occupation in O’odham Lands” 10864

FDR wanted an Economic Bill of Rights

You think Dwight D. Eisenhower's farewell address was a zinger, you should see FDR's. Unearthed by Michael Moore for his new movie, the footage records Roosevelt declaring his intention to pursue a Second Bill of Rights. FDR died before he could make it happen, and you'll never feel more sorry for yourself. FDR proposed these economic rights because our "political rights proved inadequate to assure us equality in the pursuit of happiness." They were: equal rights to a job, fair pay, a home, medical care, retirement, and education. All these would have been affordable to the prospering industrial superpower, before the richest 1% took ownership of 90% of America's wealth. 9592

Atomic’s one handed coders rebrand Fallujah game as Six Hours in My Lai

NMT has obtained screenshots from Atomic Games 'Six Days in Fallujah,' traded p2p and remarketed as Six Hours in My Lai. There was no budget to modify the OIF coalition uniforms to resemble the Vietnam GIs, but who's looking at the clothing? Nostalgic vets will find the rape reenactments unremarkably familar. In reality the mayhem of My Lai and My Khe lasted 28 hours, not six, but industry research indicates that cyber ejaculators rarely have more than a six hour window before a landlady looks in on them. 8548

the food revolution starts here. only the healthy will survive.

There is a spate of recent films spilling the beans about the corporate takeover of the global food economy. Many are available online or through Amazon and Netflix.   Please watch some of these. Show your kids. Host a screening in your community. Donate a copy or two to the local library or public school system. Encourage teachers to show the films. Spread the word! Subvert the dominant food paradigm! Refuse to play along anymore! 8411

Unseen 1945 Hiroshima Ground Zero pics loosed from personal stash

Let's file this under more soul-less disregard for your fellow travelers. Never before seen photographs of Ground Zero at Hiroshima have emerged in time for the 64th anniversary of the record-setting war crime. The US army photo record, which had escaped the government's suppression efforts, remained in someone's personal stash for decades. The damning documentation his to neglect, and, fortunately, to accidentally discard. 8338

August calendar

6- Day of World Solidarity with the Struggle of the Japanese People 18- Day of Solidarity with the Afro-American People 22- Doug Lamborn Health Care Town Hall, Woodland Park, 5pm 25- Doug Lamborn Health Care Town Hall, Canyon City, 4:30pm 27- Doug Lamborn Health Care Town Hall, Valley-High Golf Course, 7pm 29- "Red White and Brave" pro-war parade, Tejon Ave, 10am

Petty bureaucrat resents being called… The Holocaust denials of Larry DeWitt

In the face of Ward Churchill's vindication in a Colorado court, and now hearing support for him by fellow academics, Wingnut Holocaust Deniers are rallying behind whichever colleague will grab their dunce baton. The latest denier is academic aspirant, Social Security Administration archivist Larry DeWitt, who's been nursing a masters from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County campus. His master's thesis was about little known SSA efforts to mitigate The Wartime Internments & Other "Restrictive Governmental Actions." 7301

Ward Churchill: Some People Push Back

Here is Ward Churchill's notorious 9/11 "Little Eichmanns" essay, published online September 12, 2001, presented here for archival purposes lest critics think they can silence one of our nation's strongest dissenting voices. Churchill later expanded this piece into a book entitled On the Justice of Roosting Chickens: reflections on the consequences of U.S. imperial arrogance and criminality published by AK Press in 2003. 6966

Is there a sumo in your future?

I used to avert my imagination on the subject of Sumo Wrestling. Probably I still do, visualization wise. But the bigger than grotesque spectacle has suddenly fascinated me, as a historic predecessor of the wide world of sport of our future. 6452

American arrogance

Protests as US warship docks in Nagasaki What incredible arrogance and bad taste! This is your military and government, Americans! Look in the mirror and weep!

Collapsing Mexico

Collapsing Mexico was not the intent of Lawrence Summers, Obama's new US Secretary of Treasury, but he has pulled it off BIG! Mexico's economy today is shedding hundreds of thousands of badly needed jobs and is providing negative economic growth to its continually growing population rather than any positive numbers. Lawrence Summers is the architect of that catastrophe, so let's review his US-Mexican resume some for those who are unaware of it. And let's see what might be in store for Mexico's neighbor, the USA? 6394

STOP ISRAEL Sunday, January 18, 1PM

WHAT IS IT GOING TO TAKE TO JOLT THE CONSCIENCE OF ISRAEL?! IDF killings continue. Soldiers are being given "free-fire-zone" license!   Meet this weekend, SUN, Jan 18 at 1PM, Acacia Park, at the torii gate, a traditional site for antiwar protest.   The Shinto arch at Nevada Ave and Bijou Street commemorates our sister city of Fuji-yoshida, Japan. The plaque reads: "the purpose of the sister city relationship is to promote understanding between the people of our two countries and cities"

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