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

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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.

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The feeding began as it does every week. (Photos by David Anderson and Eric Verlo.)

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There was a kid’s picnic.

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Late arrivals noticed a buildup of police cruisers to the South.

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We stopped for a photo op with an array of cruisers waiting to the East as well.

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We hadn’t intended on drumming or chanting this week but by special request we brought three drums from the car for the amusement of the children.

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They played merrily until Officer Friendly rolled up.

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To quote David Anderson:

Denver police get tough with children; During a protest of the Denver Camping Ban, at the Tatter Cover Bookstore a police officer admonished a five year old boy. The officer explained to the little boy, that it was OK to protest but that he was not allowed to have any fun while doing it

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Not only three cruisers but an undercover officer (in the grey t-shirt).

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

Lucky to be an American BabySo, 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.

Now I’m besieged with invitations to join local and statewide protests to “end gun violence.” I say YES, so long as I can ALSO commemorate the thousands of children killed by US drones and US troops. “Don’t politicize this tragedy” is the indignant objection. Classic.

Might there be a value to hopping aboard this bandwagon opportunity to call for gun control and mental-healthcare reform? Maybe by showing solidarity with this profound revulsion to our cultural violence, a social justice movement can broaden a reciprocal sense of solidarity for the larger pool of its victims? I doubt it. Showing antiwar support for veterans of war, for example, hasn’t yet tempered anyone’s senseless enthusiasm for militarism or blind patriotism, or I’ve yet to see it.

A disclaimer: my apparent insensitive is helped by the fact that I don’t watch television. I’m guessing the media are really cooking this tragedy to an unrelenting boil. Probably my lack of exposure has rendered me unfathomably incapable of addressing the subject with sufficient tact. I’ve no idea the orchestrated catharsis indulged upon the viewers over dead American children. My profound condolences to the parents, but curses upon the media for exploiting the event to condemn lone crazies and not to curb the culture of violence which breeds them.

Frank Lloyd Wright said television was chewing gum for the eyes. Turn it off. You’ll quickly see what an emotional maelstrom they’ve made of the Sandy Hook shootings. Imagine if they created that kind of drama about war’s atrocity. We’d have viewers clamoring to end war. This might give you some idea about why the ongoing Sandy Hook fallout leaves such a bad taste.

My advice to nearly all Americans parents upset about the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting: get a hold of yourselves. These weren’t your children. Your schools and schoolchildren are many leagues out of harm’s way. Connecticut may as well be Pakistan for all you care.

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.

What seems to lend this report some credibility, is that it comes from an agency of the United Nations and a report from this UN agency titled ’52 Parties on Secretary-General’s List of Shame on Children and Armed Conflict’. However, when we actually read what is written about these FIFTY PLUS violators of human rights of children, we see that only 2 parties are highlighted in the abbreviated report, those being Assad’s Syria and the other being those Afghans fighting for the liberation of their country from US-NATO occupation! We are left only to guess whether perhaps somehow, that the UN mentioned the US drone attacks that have killed hundreds of children somewhere in the larger report? We rather think that NO, they didn’t. Why? Because the UN has been made into nothing more than a stooge supporting all US aggressions around the globe. And in fact, following further links we discover that there is no mention of any US military and US military allied forces harming children! NOWHERE.

Even the UN agency’s assertion that Syrian troops were using children as shields is pretty suspect. It includes items such as that the Syrian military has had soldiers inside schools and has had some of these troops use school busses during armed exchanges with foreign backed terrorists. If our US cities were under foreign backed attacks, we could imagine US police and military doing much the same. That hardly constitutes ‘using children as human shields’, a propaganda way of listing that makes effort to picture Assad as human monster being fought by lovely saints backed by the UN and the US, not to mention Western Europe and Israel, which was know to plant huge quantities of land mines all over Lebanon quite recently, assisted by US government political support and UN inaction.

So who is head of the US commission that is lending its voice to accusing Assad of criminal activity? Why it is a woman who rubber stamped Sri Lankan atrocities against its Tamil minority, including horrors directed at hundreds of thousands of children through the many years! Her name is Radhika Coomaraswamy

Notice in the wikipedia bio where she got her education… ‘She is a graduate of the United Nations International School in New York City. She received her B.A. from Yale University, her J.D. from Columbia University, an LLM from Harvard University and honorary PhDs from Amherst College, the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Essex and the CUNY School of Law.’ Certainly nothing of the Chinese or Russian about this woman!

Notice, too, that ‘Ms. Coomaraswamy, a lawyer by training and formerly the Chairperson of the Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission’ and ‘The President of Sri Lanka conferred on her the title of Deshamanya, a prestigious national honour.’ Did she earn these accolades by actually protecting Tamil children from her patrons, the Sinhalese led Sri Lankan government and military? Ask the Tamil community how well she went about her job of ‘protecting children’ while working for the Sri Lankan government and later the UN? Weren’t thousands upon thousands of children killed, and starved half to death?

Here now is our Ms. Coomaraswamy AFTER the death and mayhem delivered onto the Tamil children by the Sinhalese war upon their parents.,,,

‘Sri Lanka has been removed from the ‘list of shame’ in UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s annual report on children and armed conflict during 2011.

U.N. special representative for children and armed conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy speaking on the omission stated that the removal came after Sri Lanka’s successful completion of Security Council-mandated action plans to end the recruitment and use of children. During the war both the LTTE and the TMVP were in the UN ‘list of shame’. However with the end of the war and the military defeat of the LTTE as well as the TMVP working with UNICEF to release all child recruits, both the LTTE and TMVP were no more on the list.’

Simple as that, I guess? So now Radhika Coomaraswamy has a new job ‘protecting’ yet more children once again… the children of Syria who she proposes not to protect from Uncle Sam and his mercenaries, but Bashar Assad. How sweet of her indeed.

Around 300,000 Tamil were rounded up and left starved in Sinhalese concentration camps during the time when Radhika Coomaraswamy was the UN’s special representative on children and armed conflict. Many of those were children and she and the United Nations did little to nothing for them. Did Coomaraswamy really care about those kids who were from her very same ethnic group? Or is she just a career politician who sells herself out to the highest bidder?

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.

PBS TV now takes us to El Salvador to examine just what the results of all this candy pushing might be??? In El Salvador, Tooth Decay Epidemic Blamed on Junk Food, Lack of Information, AND US CORPORATE SEARCH FOR INTERNATIONAL PROFIT MAKING RATHER THAN HELPING GIVE PEOPLE GOOD HEALTH

Why are mass epidemics of junk food caused diseases now spreading across the world? Perhaps it’s because you are yet another American who can’t figure out that capitalism is bad for you, instead of good? Perhaps???? And perhaps it is also because you think those American soldiers are there as good guys, handing out candy to the little kids?

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.

Now will anybody give a hoot that this is actually so in the US? …that so many kids grow up now in impoverished households? The Christians that hate Gays so much should mobilize themselves to address the child poverty problem instead of continuing to try to fight Gays in order to maintain legal discrimination against the homosexual portion of our society.

Society should not just accept child poverty as a natural. It is not. Laws mandating that children be allowed to grow up with adequate incomes for their welfare would change that. Think of an America where children actually have decent childhoods instead of ones warped by living always in poverty! We should join forces with all that are willing to fight to make it a better world for our children. Capitalism right now is not creating a very nice world for youth to find themselves in.

See Appeals court: Denying federal benefits to same-sex couples is unconstitutional about the court ruling.

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.

How literally do you want to chain yourself to the adage that an apple doesn’t fall far from the [stupid] tree? Let’s set aside the stupor-addled myopia. Where is that child supposed to go to school? I wouldn’t want a Moms For Pot parents participating with my school. Remember the permissive mother who let kids drink in her basement because they’re going to drink, she rationalizes, why not somewhere safe? But this is worse, more than the condoning of drug use, it’s advocacy of drug use, as a medical treatment, as home remedy, as cure for cancer, who knows, she might recommend it for acne.

I think Moms For Pot are taking a big gamble that pot legalization happens before their kids reach school age. Who is going to be the first one suspected of dealing in school, having the most obvious ready supply? Who will be called to always explain his mother’s public preoccupation with addiction? If the pretext is Medical Marijuana, does he have to describe her as disabled? Will he have to denounce her public advocacy or be accused of being in denial? All pretty heavy for a kid.

Instead of a family leg up, this is a push off the cliff, but not out of character with the drug abuser mentality of me me me.

CLARIFICATION: I’m in favor of drug legalization, and MMJ, just not pushed on kids. And I’d like to see people, for whom chemical dependency doesn’t upset going about their normal life, give serious thought and empathy to the large number who succumb to pot’s worst predations. I know far too many victims of pot and alcohol than can be ignored.

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

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!”

As usual there won’t be any such “humanitarian” mission to show the families who are about to be “terminated”, walking, talking, laughing and playing and loving. No, because they MUST be portrayed as evil, as sons of Satan, in order to maintain the fear and Hatred needed to keep the Long, Long Long War going for generations. Jeb Bush and Karl Rove and Don Rumsfeld made the plans ten years before the bombing of Baghdad, they would seize Iraq, and it’s oilfields, (Why did God put OUR oil under THEIR sand? and then use it as a launching point to keep the rest of the world as vassal states, bringing tribute not to America but to Wall Street…
to the billionaires in the 1%. And to suspend the Constitution “until the war is over” but (and the bastards even put it in writing in the PNAC plans) they’d declare war not against any one nation but against Terror. Tell the people we’ll get our freedom back once they think it’s safe for us to have those freedoms…
you know, maybe in 70 or 80 years when they’ll have several generations growing up with only the government defined “freedom” and not have anything to compare it to.

When they made the Constitution “just a god-damn piece of paper” they simultaneously made The Flag Ain’t Nothin’ But A Rag, and Freedom Ain’t Nothin’ But A Word We Use To Convince Children And Gullible Adults”

But go ahead, Airman whateverthefuckyournameis.
Join right in there, tell your kids the lies you already know are false, that he’s going to be “free” because you’re going to blow a few hundred or a few thousand “rag-heads” i away. Lie to the kids, y’all.

Let them know that you believe they’re fuckin’ STUPID enough to believe the most outlandish bullshit you can come up with. Then, when they get old enough and educated enough to learn the truth, you’re going to feel all betrayed when they reject your leadership and rebel against every “value” you let slide over your lying lips.

Merry Christmas, Airman Asshole. Having your kid believe you’re a hero when you’re nothing of the sort, that’s more important than actually doing what’s right.
If you die on your assignment it’ll probably be the best thing that ever happens to your kids.

Better to grow up without a Dad than having a Murderer raise them.

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

 
1963 Whitman Tell-a-tale book by Marion Borden, illustrated by Art SeidenMy 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.

“Listen, all! Move out now! Stubby’s here, ready to plow!”

Mr. Rabbit poped out of his burrow. “Thank you, Stubby. I’ll tell my family,” he said.

And Mr. Rabbit, and his wife and four bunnies, seek another meadow in which to burrow.

The gentle relocation is joined by a woodchuck, a pair of song sparrows, a butterfly, two meadow mice, a chipmunk, a grass snake, grasshoppers, crickets, a grass spider, a long parade of ants, a box turtle, and a toad. But when Mrs. Meadowlark tells Stubby that her four babies have yet to learn to fly, the tractor delays his duties until they do.

Naturally Farmer Turnipseed fails to understand Stubby’s hesitation. He has the tractor checked for malfunctions. Fortunately the little meadowlarks grow strong enough to fly before the farmer becomes angry, and work resumes on the farm.

You wonder if children asked in 1963 whether all farmers have tractors as considerate as Stubby. Or whether man need depend on technology to show a requisite respect for nature.

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.

All Hail the Empire! The Emperor Knows Best!

And according to a “liberal” friend from Arizona it’s “Crazy” to say anything different.

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?

I mean, really, does the Fat Food Industry really really really need to bribe the kids to eat their Deep Fried Grease? Do the parents need to bribe their kids to poison themselves? Does a supposedly impartial journalist like News 11 (Colorado Springs local) anchors did, have to be so blatantly partial and commercial in their promotion of Death to American kids?

Parents, if you want to reward your kids for bad behavior, like dietary habits that are nothing short of Suicidal, you should really be ashamed. But I get this sickening feeling that the guilty parties aren’t ashamed.

I know that some will actually pop off with Religious condemnations of San Francisco doing such a bad ol’ meanie thing as telling a Major Corporation not to poison their kids, mentally and physically, by selling them garbage and rewarding them for eating with.. more garbage.

Some of the toys also market the mind-destroying Disney Paradigm to kids. Sit and watch, kids, let the Nice TV tell you what you must think say and do. The Nice TV tells you not to bother doing anything, just sit and watch… watch and sit… until your parental units drive you to the Nice “restaurant” to buy more food in one meal than you need in a whole day, and to buy more advertising for Mr Nice TV to tell you to sit and watch, watch and sit, with a pause every now and then for eating Garbage.

Soylent Green is People.

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.

It’s part of the relevance though, that’s why I included it. The fact is, though, in our Throw-Away Society, where everything including Human Beings is disposable, paper products are among the worst offenders.

First they take out the native, healthy, sustained ecosystem forests and put in “better managed” forests where all the trees are planted at the same time, no underbrush to get in the way of the Organized, Efficient Harvesting of them when the Corporate Owners decide it’s their turn to die, and the Corporatists who will no doubt object to this analogy are going to say

“Why, oh why, can’t we get all “our” workers organized like that, where they’ll perform their jobs efficiently for our profit and then die off in an orderly manner, instead of being, you know, Human?”

Of course the planting of tree-farms where forests used to be not only allows for the Dehumanized Workers and their more-valuable-to-the-company machines to access the “product” for maintenance and harvest, it also hastens erosion and provides no nutrition for the animals, either the Cute and Fuzzy winners of the Insane Popularity Contest, like the deer and the bears and the rabbits (Did you know there’s actually been a recent extinction event, a species of RABBIT? It’s true… you might think to yourself “Self, how does a species that breeds like, well, Rabbits, go extinct?”) and the squirrels and chipmunks which are “good” animals, and the slugs, beetles, very large species of cockroach, vultures, rattlesnakes, worms, you know, the ones that are much harder to paint as Furry People, aren’t normally eaten directly by people and it takes more than a couple of very quick and short sentences using only one-and-two-syllable words, to describe how they fit into the “food chain” far less the enormously complex and beautifully orchestrated Ecosystem.
Then at the other end of the process (middle actually, the “profitable” output of it still has to be shipped, marketed and then “disposed of properly” whatever the hell THAT means) the process of shredding the once-living trees into pulp, instead of long fibers (remember, they’re not aiming for quality, they’re aiming for the Corporate Trifecta: Fast, Cheap and Disposable) then glued back together, pressed into paper and rolled out into sheets. All this uses a lot of water and releases a lot of chemicals that would tend to kill, say, FISH, and bears, and Humans, into the water flow. Which has already been altered by the way the Tree Farms and Logging Roads are organized.

Now, Children, wasn’t THAT a special story? Very “cute and fuzzy” yes?

The Corporatists probably won’t want you to hear that, not because it would give you nightmares of Bears and Children flopping around like fish with nothing to breathe and drowning in poison water. No, they don’t want you to hear that, kids, because then you wouldn’t be nearly as likely to buy their product.

Fewer trick or treaters to bridge politics

Halloween
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.

This wasn’t the first Halloween to fall on a Friday. In fact, for Colorado this was the most temperate October 31 evening in recent memory. Was it a darker sky? The street certainly was deserted.

I couldn’t help but think the public climate feels more hostile. Less trust, less amicable disagreement. Could it be less excitement about letting your kids interact with your estranged neighbors?

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.

They are the true sign of factory produced food that looks like Fruit Loops, tastes as bad as Fruit Loops, and is as nutritionally harmful as this pseudo cereal is for your kids. Plus, food dyes are linked to hyperactivity. So why not just ban them altogether?

Banning food dyes is just good public health policy. Of course, in the US there is no real public health policy at this time, since the capitalist ‘free market’ mentality is running rampant and destroying public health. It’s time to change that. Ban food dyes in our US diet.

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!

Does that make any sense? Apparently to Republican Judge Barbara Walther, Republican Governor Rick Perry, and Republican President George ‘Dummie’ Bush, it does. Remember? These are the people that made torture legal under national law, even if it’s not considered so in international courts. We got some real legal geniuses at work here! Now don’t we though?

Still waiting for the national outcry as I am…. ? Apparently we are into the longest night and people are still sleeping….? One really must be kind of contemptuous of the American people as a whole at this point. Just what does it take to wake them up?

Here is the latest info about Dale Barlow, who apparently is still not under custody living in Arizona.

taken from the Houston Chronicle at 7PM MT 4/8/2008
….Still missing is the 16-year-old whose phone call complaining of having an 8-month-old baby fathered by a 50-year-old man sparked the massive raid.

The alleged father, identified by a search warrant as Dale Barlow, has been interviewed by deputies with the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office at his northwest Arizona home, department spokeswoman Trish Carter confirmed on Monday.

Carter would not elaborate on the encounter, but, according to the Salt Lake Tribune, deputies collected a sample of Barlow’s DNA and a list of people living at his house.

“‘At this time, our contact with Mr. Barlow is complete,” Carter said. “We have not been informed of a warrant or any more information being sought.”………

Well, isn’t that sweet? They have no evidence of anything yet! They cannot even make the arrest of the principle person accused of the only alleged crime! And, it seems, he’s not even living in the state where the judge took actions involving hundreds upon hundreds of people! They have not located the alleged victim either! This is certainly our legal and law enforcement systems at their finest, is it not?

You might want to telephone the Republican Judge who put 417 kids into foster control, and ask her,

‘Where did you study law?’

Honorable Barbara L. Walther (R)
State District Judge (Irion)
Term Ends: 12-31-2008
District: 51
Contact and Phone Numbers
(915) 659-6571