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Illinois legislators urge National Guard to patrol Chicago, Constitution says no

Things you learn while cleaning out your spam folder. Get bigger breasts. Get a bigger penis, get a scholarship to the Police Academy. (???) cash in on your GI bill, join the Army, get compensation from the Nigerian Government for being a victim of a Nigerian scam, just give them all your identification and a valid bank account they can Clean out errr.. transfer the funds to... Classic Viagra, not just regular Viagra, no SIR! It's CLASSIC and of course goes well with whatever dope makes your breasts bigger. AND... The Chicago Police have been offered from two Illinois Legislators assistance in the form of National Guard troops. OK so that was on the way to the mail folder on Yahoo. But the story is legit. 16261

“Separating the Sheep from the Wolves in Afghanistan”

A more polite version of the "Human Shields" crap the Pentagon puts out. Oh, and IDF. And, let's see, the VietMinh, North Korea, the Boxer Rebellion,Oh Here's One, the Rebellion in the British Colonies on the eastern coast of North America a couple hundred years ago. Translating Bullshit to English, using my patented Brother Jonah Pentagon to English dictionary, that comes out as 14943

They went out Tiger hunting, with their elephants and guns…

... and Paul, Ringo and the estates of John and George are gonna sue me... But in the Smokescreen Media, where rumors of a Black Man having sex is more important than massive firepower being thrown at what was the poorest country on earth, until they dismantled the economy of Haiti, well... They have to do SOMETHING to distract people from such unimportant stuff like the Former First "lady" Clinton saying that IRAN has a military dictatorship, while and at the same time the U.S. Army is busy dismantling the Local Government in Helmand Province and replacing it with a U.S. Military Dictatorship. 14677

Gay, married, or in the military: pick 2

I admit to feeling less supportive than I ought to for gays pushing for their right to wed -- in the midst of every American's crumbling civil rights -- while our country decimates foreign human rights and lives. Couldn't gay marriage activists at least share the spotlight with peace, out of consideration for the suffering of others, proportionately? How about: Make Love (Marital), Not War. Now gay rights are being made a wedge issue with the dubious right to aspire to be a soldier. Is now the time for us to urge the military to leave no gay behind? 14311

Cadet Kelly Disney afterschool Fascism

Great. America has a children's classic to make girls project a role for themselves in the new war culture. Leave it to Disney to refashion Private Benjamin into Clueless for military recruiters. As goes Israel, so goes Fascism.

Water on the Moon.

Will cause an outcry from those who want to make the Moon into a missile base. Water can be made into fuel and breathable oxygen by splitting the molecule apart using a charge of direct current. Such as can be harvested from Solar Panels. On the moon there's no such thing as a cloudy day, and one side is eternally night, the other eternally day. Or close enough as to make no practical difference. 11521

Senators Cornyn, Smith, Lieberman, Webb, McCain, not common criminals

They want war crimes trials, then book 'em. Senators John Cornyn, Lamar Smith, Joe Lieberman, Jim Webb and John McCain have mouthed off against bringing accused 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to trial in US civilian courts. They want Mohammed and his fellow detainees tried by military tribunals, which have already been condemned as violations of international law. So has voting to support the attack on Iraq, Afghanistan, Guantanamo, secret prisons, etc. 11462

This Israel public relations jig is up

COLORADO COLLEGE- The news from the ISRAEL TODAY lecture is all good. If you'd been there, you might wonder how my takeaway from such a bilious gathering could be upbeat. I'll tell you. The Palestinian voice was well represented, Israel's presentation was Old Testament, and the writing on the wall grows ever more clear. And I got a few nice pics. 11406

Israel sends deputy consul general to CC

The Israel Today event changed the speakers on us, instead of the Israeli Consul General to Los Angeles, it's the Deputy Consul Gil Artzyeli. But the act's still on. Get to Gaylord hall sometime before noon, it's the conference room at the Southeast corner of the Worner Center building. We'll stand outside with our repudiation of Mr. Artzyeli's message, then go inside to assure the discussion steers toward being honest. I found this quote by Artzyeli, addressing the Denver Jewish community earlier this year about the Gaza incursion: 11387

You have forgotten what to remember

Can someone please explain to me what it means to fly this flag? The POW-MIA flag is ubiquitous these days around veterans. Our town hall flies this black flag halfway below the Stars and Stripes. When the latter is at half mast, the former hangs indecorously low. Which reminds me of a pirate ship stalking a wavering Old Glory.   I understand POW and MIA, and "you are not forgotten." But there is no flag for the veterans, the dead or wounded, to whom does this lone flag speak and why? 11342

English first in the Conquered Lands?

I've seen videos posted by Soldiers where they use native speakers to harangue their Iraqi and Afghan captives (and even their "Military Counterparts", to use a Sixties phrase.) How long will it be before they start demanding their Conquered Subjects learn to address their New Masters only in English? You know, like they do here.

Marching orders from Vets For Peace

Veterans For Peace are stepping forward to plan the unplannable: how to protest the regularly postponed announcement of an escalation in Afghanistan? I forgot how we picked March 19-21 to demonstrate against the attack on Iraq. Did we protest its beginning, or did it start afterward? Bush snuck the "surge" past public outcry, and that's how Obama will surge Afghanistan. Vets for Peace suggest activists be ready this time with a "March of the Dead" immediately when Obama decides. 11332

National extremist registry

Nobody thought to ask whether the fellow who shot up the Florida office building the other day if he's a Religious Extremist of any sort. I'm pretty certain nobody will ask if the "former student" who held a High School principal and office staff hostage earlier today was an Extremist. Several of the respondents to our comments about Ft Hood came off with some pretty extreme ideas of their own. I would bet the people being interviewed and reporting that Major Hasan had "told them extremist viewpoints" had presented HIM with some equally hate-filled Anti-Arab Extremism and just reported his response to it, not the Hate-speech with which they no doubt harassed him regularly. The quick response of Anti-Semitic thought (yes, Arabs ARE children of Abraham) kind of put the lie to the claims made by those who said that Major Hasan had spoken out against their Anti-Semitic rhetoric and harassment. See, it's only Paranoid if the harassment and threats are imaginary. 11300

Boycott Israeli propaganda lecture at CC

Since the damning UN Goldstone Report about Gaza, Israel has intensified its US PR speaking engagements, but social justice activists have risen to the challenge: in London, the Israeli Ambassador had to flee a citizens arrest, the ambassador to Turkey was pelted with eggs, while another minister met similar trouble at a university in Holland. No wonder last week's appearances by Uzi Landau at CU-Denver and Nir Barkat at DU were conducted behind rows of policemen. This week Colorado Springs gets a chance to confront an Israeli lecture circuit propagandist. On Thursday November 12 at noon, Israel Consul General Jacob Dayan visits Colorado College Gaylord Hall, to speak on "Israel Today." 11272

Major Abu Nidal Hasan to meet Jack Ruby

So who was the Fort Hood shooter, do we know? The media's got the back story all lined up for it to be Nidal Malik Hasan, he has three names like all assassins (and sound bites), and now the Army is trotting out witnesses to point their fingers at the Muslim Major. Addressing reports of multiple gunmen, the Army says "there was only one shooter." Although five of the victims may have fallen to friendly fire. So there was a "friendly shooter?" Which one was Hasan? 11167

Shootout at the OK Fort

Hood. Texas. At a base theater and sports complex. Some of the News people are already speculating al Qa'eda. Sounds like horseshit to me. Three guys in uniform is all they've been told and it leaps to being a Terror Attack. 11084

I was watching Jacobs Ladder just now

I was watching Jacobs Ladder just now. Just a little bit intense. Definitely not your standard war flick. You know, the guy who recommended the film to me, he'd been there, in Nam. And in the VA outpatient clinics too. One of those from Louisiana-East Texas that I just slip right into jawin' with, easy... we call each other Cousin even if we've never met before. God Damn this is a bad movie. Not bad scripting or acting or plot. The bad part of it is that it's something real. 11009

CH2M pushes UAE Masdar as model PRT

In writing about the recent PPSBN Sustainability conference, I failed miserably to highlight the keynote speaker Nancy Tuor, who represented CH2M Hill as a model green corporate citizen. Ms Tuor, the "Group President and Executive Sponsor for Sustainability" at CH2M Hill, had headliner status at the conference because she is Program Manager on the MASDAR ‘Green’ City development in the United Arab Emirates, a smoke and mirrors project if ever there was, and it's smoke from burning oil. 11071

USS NY apt reincarnation of WTC steel

Finally the USS New York, famously built from the steel of the fallen twin towers, sails into NY for a photo-op near the site of the WTC, looking every bit to me like a fortified extension of the official 9/11 cover up. 11039

Sustainability catch phrase for profiteers

COLORADO SPRINGS- At Rosamund Naylor's CC lecture "Where's the Beef?" about the basic unsustainability of beef, whether corn or grass fed, we discussed three facets of the sustainable equation: biophysical, economic and social. The Southern Colorado Sustainability Conference taking place today and tomorrow is more interested in a fourth: military sustainability, or how to sustain its mission. The PPSBN event is a green wash for area businesses, primarily weapons industry contractors, and Fort Carson, to claim for example, that setting aside land for a firing range will ameliorate urban growth. Their keynote speaker this year is Nancy Tuor of CH2M Hill, one of the top war profiteers in Iraq and Afghanistan, implicated among the disaster profiteers of Hurricane Katrina. 10971

Army offers Mental Resiliency Training to harden the conscience against PTSD

What do you make of the VA study indicating that more stateside military drone operators suffer higher Post Traumatic Stress Disorder than soldiers in actual combat? It may point to the obvious, that PTSD comes less from being shell-shocked under fire and more from committing deeds to haunt the conscience. If our troops weren't being asked to act inhumanely, perhaps we'd see fewer suicides, or homeless and maladapted vets. Instead the Army has announced it will give all its soldiers "mental resiliency training." This might inoculate their fear of coming home to face their loved ones, but will it steel them against redemption?

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

Krav Maga is martial art of war crime

I recently overheard a karate instructor mention an Israeli hand-to-hand fighting technique called Krav Maga being adopted by paramilitary forces worldwide, which of course excites the youngsters. So I looked it up. Speaking for social justice bloggers everywhere, I have to admit, Israel is just a gift that keeps on giving!   Exhibit 1: online images of Krav Maga fighters are color coded to show which is the attacker. 10753

Uzi Landau doesn’t steal Palestinian homes because there is no such thing

DENVER- Israeli PR envoy Uzi Landau addressed CU Denver students today, the majority of whom were antagonistic to his message. Denver policemen lined the walls, altar and choir loft, as Landau went on about the mortal threat which "extremist" Islam poses to Judeo-Christian civilization. Landau likened Iran to Nazi Germany and Ahmadinejad to Hitler, but had no comparison for the nefarious and subversive terror plots which Iran has been foisting on the free world. I'm thinking perhaps, like the CIA or Mossad? 10661

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