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Haiti Update: The News That’s Not On Your TV

U.S. given authority over Haiti ports and roadways in earthquake relief effort

US Forces in Haiti to Grow to 20,000

A Haiti Disaster Relief Scenario Was Envisaged by the US Military One Day Before the Earthquake

US Military to Enforce State of Emergency in Haiti

Soldiers in Haiti told to stop handing out food

US Military Operations Block Relief Efforts in Haiti

Why Is The US Military Occupying Four Airports In Haiti?

Mass US Military Presence in Haiti Arouses Contention

The U.S. must not ‘occupy’ Haiti, declares French minister as aid FINALLY trickles through

France should return the $40 Billion (U.S) it ransomed at gun point from Haiti between 1825 and 1947

Chavez says US ‘weapon’ caused Haiti quake

Scahill on mercenaries: Haitians don’t need ‘more unaccountable people with guns’

The myth of Haiti’s lawless streets

A Lootin’ an’ a Burnin’? Media Disinformation on Haiti

Police kill man in Haiti over allegedly stolen rice

HAARP, Haiti, Brzezinski and the NWO

Oil in Haiti – Economic Reasons for the UN/US Occupation

History of a Haitian Holocaust

Chavez says U.S. occupying Haiti in name of aid

Why the US Owes Haiti Billions:The Briefest History

The Social Historical Context of “Natural Disasters”: Haiti

The Crisis in Haiti and the Militarization of Aid

Naomi Klein Issues Haiti Disaster Capitalism Alert

Official rescue efforts end in Haiti

US Says it Will Stay in Haiti for Long Term

Haiti: Bonanza for Foreign Mining Companies

Emergency Air Cargo Shipments to Haiti Face High Prices That May Last Awhile

Cuba, China, Venezuela Send Immediate Assistance to Haiti

As US Prepares Long-term Occupation, Haiti’s Quake Victims Still Without Aid

Latin American Leaders: International relief operation in Haiti is a cover-up for a military takeover

Project Censored 2009/2010 (Oct ’09): US repression of Haiti continues

VIDEO: Haiti: We Would Rather Die Standing

Documentary: “Inside a Failed State – Haiti”

The Right Testicle of Hell: History of a Haitian Holocaust



American Fascism News Round-Up: The Police State is Here – What They’ve Done Is Nothing Compared To What They’re Prepared To Do

Wake Up America-Current State of Affairs in a Nutshell

The Critical Unraveling of U.S. Society

A great summary and call to action

American fascism: by political definition the US is now fascist, not a constitutional republic

How can the US be fascist if we have elections and the US Constitution? Ok, I’ll explain…

Civilization, Created by Mass-Murderers Using Slave Labor

The Bill of Rights Was Meant to Limit Federal Power

How fragile we are: Why the complexity of modern civilization threatens us all

Things to Come

The simple fact is while America has been sleeping, the groundwork to totally and finally break the American people into accepting global government as a solution to war, climate change, food, pandemics, and natural disasters is in place.

US Military Actions Overseas: 1798 – 2008  

Compiled by Congressional Research Service for Congress, 2009.  With the infrequent exception of year off now and again, we have been at war continuously since 1798.

A History of CIA Atrocities  

Top 100 Defense Contractors

World Wide Military Expenditures

Video: Galtung: ‘U.S. empire will fall by 2020’  

Although most of the headlines read that the U.S. economy is growing again, professor and author Johan Gultang seems to have a different perspective on the future of the U.S. RT’s Dina Gusovsky interviews him about his new book: The Fall of the U.S. Empire-And Then What?

Militaristic, corrupt America increasingly resembles a Third World state.

Angry nationalism shouts down prudence. Disproportionate military spending threatens economic wellbeing. Industry has its hand so deep in the government’s purse that private enterprise is becoming public property. The currency falters, the infrastructure crumbles. And a supine media, once a watchdog of the powerful, happily licks the strongman’s hand. If the picture looks familiar, that’s because we’ve seen it many times before, from Argentina to Chile to Russia. The U.S. is third worlding.  That statement may smack of hyperbole. It may also understate the phenomenon, for many of the countries that the United States increasingly resembles are not only Third World—they are authoritarian, even rogue.

10 False Flags that Changed the World  

George Soros Lauds Chinese Model Of Goverment – Wants Global Governance Under UN Security Council   

Ron Paul: Government Can Quarantine People – H1N1, Quarantine, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran   

New World Order Videos

Global Governance – EU President Admits One-World Government is Here NWO – New World Order

Ecoscience Co-Author Paul Ehrlich Maintains Global Population Control Advocacy in recent interview

U.S. Military Employs “Counterinsurgency” Strategy In Californian City

In Indiana, practice for ‘civilian surge’ in Afghanistan  

To Prepare for War, G.I.’s Get a Dress Rehearsal

In Louisiana, training scenarios in mock Afghan villages are created from intelligence reports fresh from the front.

Winchester to Deliver 200 Million 40-Cal. Rounds to Homeland Security

Winchester Ammunition was recently awarded a contract by the Immigration, Customs and Enforcement (ICE) division of the Department of Homeland Security to supply a maximum of 200 million, 40 cal. rounds over the next five years.

Spies for Hire: New Online Database of U.S. Intelligence Contractors

Brazil: Police Killed More Than 11,000 in the Last Six Years

Unmanned aerial “Predator” drones to patrol US/Mexico border

Welcome Home, War! Creating the “Domestic Surveillance State”

American fascism: Obama, “Justice” Dept., Supreme Court prevent prosecution of US torture

The John Hope Franklin File: FBI Looked At Esteemed Historian For Communist Ties

U.S. Imprisoned Iranian Engineer Secretly For Two Years Before Sentencing

RAND: A Stability Police Force for the United States

Establishing security is the sine qua non of stability operations, since it is a prerequisite for reconstruction and development. Security requires a mix of military and police forces to deal with a range of threats from insurgents to criminal organizations. This research examines the creation of a high-end police force, which the authors call a Stability Police Force (SPF). The study considers what size force is necessary, how responsive it needs to be, where in the government it might be located, what capabilities it should have, how it could be staffed, and its cost. This monograph also considers several options for locating this force within the U.S. government, including the U.S. Marshals Service, the U.S. Secret Service, the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) in the Department of State, and the U.S. Army’s Military Police. The authors conclude that an SPF containing 6,000 people — created in the U.S. Marshals Service and staffed by a “hybrid option,” in which SPF members are federal police officers seconded to federal, state, and local police agencies when not deployed — would be the most effective of the options considered. The SPF would be able to deploy in 30 days. The cost for this option would be $637.3 million annually, in FY2007 dollars.

New maritime security law will deputize U.S. officers “in every part of Canada” during integrated operations

Underming the American People’s Right to Privacy: The Secret State’s Surveillance Machine

If you’ve done nothing wrong, you have everything to worry about

 People who say this are fools, not to be too blunt about it. Not only are they willing to trade away my rights, since they haven’t a basic appreciation of theirs, but their understanding of the relationship between government and the governed is one of subservience based on fear, and the idea that their fear is not only natural, but justifiably permanent given the state of the world.

Google CEO: “If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place.”

Google chief: only miscreants worry about net privacy

If you’re concerned about Google retaining your personal data, then you must be doing something you shouldn’t be doing. At least that’s the word from Google CEO Eric Schmidt.  “If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place,” Schmidt tells CNBC, sparking howls of incredulity from the likes of Gawker. But the bigger news may be that Schmidt has actually admitted there are cases where the search giant is forced to release your personal data.

Google now tracking you even after you log out

Police Spying On Protesters Stirs Outrage in Britain

Release of secret reports delayed

President Obama will maintain a lid of secrecy on millions of pages of military and intelligence documents that were scheduled to be declassified by the end of the year, according to administration officials.  The missed deadline spells trouble for the White House’s promises to introduce an era of government openness, say advocates, who believe that releasing historical information enforces a key check on government behavior. They cite as an example the abuses by the Central Intelligence Agency during the Cold War, including domestic spying and assassinations of foreign officials, that were publicly outlined in a set of agency documents known as the “family jewels.’’ 

Homeland Security Embarks on Big Brother Programs to Read Our Minds and Emotions

The CIA Mind Control Doctors: From Harvard to Guantanamo  – with video, Citizens Commission on Human Rights International

They Really Are Trying to Engineer Super-soldiers

 $3 billion super soldier program: 10 times muscle endurance, 7 foot vertical leap, wall crawling, personal flight and more DARPA today has a long-term, $3 billion program to help make such a “Metabolically Dominant Soldier.” In other words, the military is studying how to use technology and biology to meld man and machine

NSA Has Conspicuous Role in New Federal Cybersecurity Center  

Judicial Watch Obtains New CIA Documents on Terrorist Interrogations  

At U.S. airports, TSA officers covertly monitor travelers’ behavior  

Department of Justice Threatens the Internet

Feds Wanted Private Data on All Visitors to Liberal Internet News Site

Spying on Americans: Obama Endorses Bush Era Warrantless Wiretapping  

Obama Regime: Toss NSA Warrantless Wiretapping Lawsuit   

CIA Had People Raped with Broken Bottles, Boiled Alive  

Senate Bill Would Give President Obama Authority to Pull the Plug on Your Internet

CNET News has obtained a summary of a proposal from Senators Jay Rockefeller (D-W.V.) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) that would create an Office of the National Cybersecurity Advisor, part of the Executive Office of the President. That office would receive the power to disconnect, if it believes they’re at risk of a cyberattack, “critical” computer networks from the Internet. 

FDA dupes Interpol to achieve illegal kidnapping and deportation of herbal formulator Greg Caton

Small Community Cancer Cure Crushed by Big Pharma, Part I

The Secret ICE Prisons of the United States

“If you don’t have enough evidence to charge someone criminally but you think he’s illegal, we can make him disappear.” Those chilling words were spoken by James Pendergraph, then executive director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Office of State and Local Coordination, at a conference of police and sheriffs in August 2008. Also present was Amnesty International’s Sarnata Reynolds, who wrote about the incident in the 2009 report “Jailed Without Justice” and said in an interview, “It was almost surreal being there, particularly being someone from an organization that has worked on disappearances for decades in other countries. I couldn’t believe he would say it so boldly, as though it weren’t anything wrong.”

Police Handing Out Tickets For Air Fresheners

Ermir Spahiu was pulled over by police for his window-mounted GPS unit. For Tina Ross, it was her handicapped placard. And Mark Hubbard was nailed for an air freshener. All three Illinois drivers were stopped for what they thought were innocent items placed near their windshields.

22 million missing Bush-era emails found, set for 2014 release

Mercenaries and Assassins: The Real Face of Obama’s “Good War”

Blowback From America’s Mercenary Army–Ret. Generals Make More Than Gates

America’s Faltering Military/Mercenary Army

US: Up to 56,000 more contractors likely for Afghanistan

The surge of 30,000 U.S. troops into Afghanistan could be accompanied by a surge of up to 56,000 contractors, vastly expanding the presence of personnel from the U.S. private sector in a war zone, according to a study by the Congressional Research Service.

WMD treaty violations and inspection refusal for biological, nuclear, chemical weapons. Iran? No, US

Bayer Admits GMO Contamination is Out of Control

State of Texas Saving Newborn DNA Samples

CNN finds modern-day slaves in US

Public Menace-Private Profit: America’s Biowarfare Alliance

Rahm Emanuel Says that One-Million Americans Should Lose Their Constitutional Rights  

The Annexation of Colombia to the US

Council On Foreign Relations Symposium on Pandemic Influenza: Science, Economics and Foreign Policy: Fake Scarcity of H1N1 Vaccine to Convince People to Take It (Laughter)  

Where Will They Get the Troops? Preparing Undeployables for the Afghan Front  

Declassified FBI File Alleges an Israeli Intelligence Agent Worked at AIPAC  

KBR may have poisoned 100,000 people in Iraq: lawsuit  

Whistleblowers: Blackwater approved payoffs of Iraqi officials  

UN investigator accuses US of shameful neglect of homeless  

Support our troops when they become veterans: 25% of US homeless are veterans

Former US diplomat could make ‘hundreds of millions’ off Iraqi oil fields  

How Rahm Emanuel Made Mega-Millions and Bought His Way to Power

Son of a Zionist Terrorist: Rahm Emanuel’s Dirty Secret  

Democracy: U.S. Unveils New $60 Million Prison Wing in Afghanistan  

USA Prepares to Attack Russia in 3 or 4 Years?  

America needs a “Manhunting Agency”   

The US military’s Joint Special Operations University argues that the CIA hasn’t done enough to take out the Bad Guys, one by one. No: America needs a “National Manhunting Agency” to hunt down jihadists, drug dealers, pirates and other enemies of the state. I suggest a rebrand: “Manhunting Agency” sounds a bit too much like a gay dating site.

OBAMA’S YOUTH CORPS   

Police to Wear Ear-Cams to Record Arrests  

Young Children Taught To Inform On Parents In Tampa  

Rahm Emanuel to Disarm America:”#1 Issue”, Gun Owners are Terrorists  

Chicago Aldermen Keep Secret Slush Fund

D.C. Council Chair Adds To Growing Local Scandals

VIRUS in the VOTING MACHINES: Tainted Results in NY-23

Facts Behind ‘Men Who Stare at Goats’

As crazy as “The Men Who Stare at Goats” may seem, there’s a real story behind the psychic experimentation

Secret Global Copyright Agreement is Executive Order

Judge: Corps’ negligence caused Katrina flooding

The Pentagon Budget: Largest Ever and Growing

FDA openly allows criminally-convicted doctors, researchers to keep working on pharmaceuticals and clinical trials

The Emerging Medical Dictatorship

We may have been granted a temporary reprieve from forced medical treatments this time around, but have we been spared from the government? As usual, the answer is “no”. While the government may not be forcing a medicine down our throats or corralling uncooperative people in camps, what they are doing should send shivers down our collective spine. They are creating lists of dissidents and “terrorists”. These lists contain detailed information on individuals. And, if ever the laws were changed to permit more coercive action instead of passive data collection then the government would already have the names of the supposed “enemies of the state” on hand.



Top 25 Censored Stories of 2009/2010

Top 25 Censored Stories for 2010 – Project Censored 2009/2010

·         1. US Congress Sells Out to Wall Street

·         2. US Schools are More Segregated Today than in the 1950s

·         3. Toxic Waste Behind Somali Pirates

·         4. Nuclear Waste Pools in North Carolina

·         5. Europe Blocks US Toxic Products

·         6. Lobbyists Buy Congress

·         7. Obama’s Military Appointments Have Corrupt Past

·         8. Bailed out Banks and America’s Wealthiest Cheat IRS Out of Billions

·         9. US Arms Used for War Crimes in Gaza

·         10. Ecuador Declares Foreign Debt Illegitimate

·         11. Private Corporations Profit from the Occupation of Palestine

·         12. Mysterious Death of Mike Connell—Karl Rove’s Election Thief

·         13. Katrina’s Hidden Race War

·         14. Congress Invested in Defense Contracts

·         15. World Bank’s Carbon Trade Fiasco

·         16. US Repression of Haiti Continues

·         17. The ICC Facilitates US Covert War in Sudan

·         18. Ecuador’s Constitutional Rights of Nature

·         19. Bank Bailout Recipients Spent to Defeat Labor

·         20. Secret Control of the Presidential Debates

·         21. Recession Causes States to Cut Welfare

·         22. Obama’s Trilateral Commission Team

·         23. Activists Slam World Water Forum as a Corporate-Driven Fraud

·         24. Dollar Glut Finances US Military Expansion

·         25. Fast Track Oil Exploitation in Western Amazon



Under-Reported U.S. News Round-Up

Senate bill would restrict Bush from secret executive orders – Raw Story 8/1/08

The Vast and Dangerous Transfer of American Spying to Mercenary Companies – Alternet 7/28/08

Army knew Alaska base family housing was toxic – PEER 7/7/08

 

Zapped! How Irradiation Is Threatening Our Food System – Alternet 6/13/08

 

Well: Boosting Health With Local Food – NYTimes 6/6/08

 

How to Know if Your Water Is Safe to Drink – Alternet 6/4/08

 

Immigration Raids: Harbinger of Police State? – FireDogLake 5/25/08

 

Those Who Dared: 30 Officials Who Stood Up For Our Country – CREW/Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington 7/16/08

 

Guide to FISA – BoingBoing 7/15/08

Midwest Flooding Brings to Light the Vulnerability of Corn Ethanol – Treehugger 7/1/08

Photos: Post-Katrina New Orleans aches for recovery – CNet 7/2/08

 

The ignored non-recovery of New Orleans – CNet 7/2/08

 

Shock and Tasers in New Orleans – Alternet 12/22/07

 

Children in Katrina trailers may face lifelong ailments – AP 5/28/08

 

Names named in FEMA trailer probe – Raw Story 7/10/08

 

6 Extreme Weather Projections for the U.S. – Treehugger 6/29/08



Lost in the Shuffle: under-reported US News round-up

Massachussetts Law School to plan Bush war crimes prosecution – Information Clearinghouse 6/17/08

 

General accuses White House of war crimes – Washington Post 6/18/08

EXCERPT: “The two-star general who led an Army investigation into the horrific detainee abuse at Abu Ghraib has accused the Bush administration of war crimes and is calling for accountability. In his 2004 report on Abu Ghraib, then-Major General Anthony Taguba concluded that “numerous incidents of sadistic, blatant, and wanton criminal abuses were inflicted on several detainees.” He called the abuse “systemic and illegal.” And, as Seymour M. Hersh reported in the New Yorker, he was rewarded for his honesty by being forced into retirement.”
 
“Now, in a preface to a Physicians for Human Rights report based on medical examinations of former detainees, Taguba adds an epilogue to his own investigation. The new report, he writes, “tells the largely untold human story of what happened to detainees in our custody when the Commander-in-Chief and those under him authorized a systematic regime of torture. This story is not only written in words: It is scrawled for the rest of these individual’s lives on their bodies and minds. Our national honor is stained by the indignity and inhumane treatment these men received from their captors.”

 

The Last Round-Up: Is the government compiling a secret list of citizens to detain under martial law? – Global Research 6/6/08

 

Continuity of Government planning has already superseded the Constitution as a higher authority – GeorgeWashington blog 5/8/08

 

Republic of Montana: Second Amendment Secession – Reason 6/08

EXCERPT: “In a joint resolution, the Montana politicians argue that when Washington approved the state constitution, including a clause granting “any person” the right to bear arms, upon the Treasure State’s entry into the Union in 1889, the federal government recognized that clause as consistent with the Second Amendment. If the Court comes down on the side of a collective right, they argue, it would breach the compact for statehood between Montana and the federal government.

 

Oklahoma claims sovereignty under 10th Amendment – SpkTruth2Power blog 6/14/08

 

America’s Democratic Collapse – Alternet 6/3/08

A stirring read…
Note: Chris Hedges gave this keynote address on Wednesday, May 28, in Furman University’s Younts Conference Center. The address was part of protests by faculty and students over the South Carolina college’s decision to invite George W. Bush to give the May 31 commencement address.
When it was announced in May that Bush would deliver the commencement address, 222 students and faculty signed and posted on the school’s Web site a statement titled “We Object.” The statement cites the war in Iraq and the administration’s “obstructing progress on reducing greenhouse gases while favoring billions in tax breaks and subsidies to oil companies that are earning record profits.”
“We are ashamed of the actions of this administration. The war in Iraq has cost the lives of over 4,000 brave and honorable U.S. military personnel,” the statement read. “Because we love this country and the ideals it stands for, we accept our civic responsibility to speak out against these actions that violate American values.”

 

6 Extreme Weather Projections for the U.S. – Treehugger 6/29/08

 

Will Midwest Floods Be as Toxic as New Orleans? – Alternet 7/3/08

 

Midwest Flooding Brings to Light the Vulnerability of Corn Ethanol – Treehugger 7/1/08 

 

Government “Strike Teams” Invade Homes, Harass Flood Victims – with video, PrisonPlanet 6/18/08

EXCERPT: “Shocking footage out of Cedar Rapids Iowa shows cops and government employee “strike teams” breaking into houses of flood victims and threatening anyone who questions their actions in complete violation of the 4th amendment right that protects against unlawful search and seizure. No warrant, no knock home invasions are being carried out on the flimsy pretext of “checking for structural damage” as cops harass and threaten with arrest people who refuse to have their homes ransacked by thugs in uniforms. Cedar Rapids police chief Greg Graham promised residents over the weekend that “Law enforcement officers are not entering homes,” and that firefighters would only enter homes through unlocked doors and windows yet the video clearly shows locked houses being broken in to.”

 

US not as ‘free’ as touted – Washington Times 5/4/08

EXCERPTS: “The U.S. political system is, at best, “a work in progress” according to an evaluation from the pro-democracy group Freedom House, which finds significant flaws in the U.S. criminal justice system, counterterrorism strategies and the treatment of minorities and immigrants…. “Generally speaking, the controversies over counterterrorism policies can be traced to the Bush administration’s assertion of a degree of executive authority that is extraordinary even in wartime,” says the report, which finds that broad electronic surveillance affects millions, and law enforcement has “overreached” in terrorism cases.”

 

Has the Battle for America Begun? – Global Research 5/14/08

“This article contains several forecasts, including the possible start of a major war with unforeseeable consequences, if the U.S. should happen to attack Iran.”

 

Senate Moves Forward on Orwellian “Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act” – Dissident Voice 5/15/08

 

Unmarked chopper patrols New York City from above – AP/Yahoo 5/24/08

 

Washington DC cops will begin patrolling with ASSAULT RIFLES later this month – Washington Times 5/9/08

Police in Miami and Los Angeles already use the weapons, and Chicago police have plans to use them in the near future.

 

Government in Secret – Sen. Russ Feingold in LA Times 5/8/08

EXCERPT: “Congress should pass legislation to require the administration to alert Congress when the law created by Justice Department opinions ignores or even violates the laws passed by Congress, and to require public notice when it is waiving or modifying a published executive order. Congress and the public shouldn’t have to wonder whether the executive branch is following the laws that are on the books or some other, secret law.”

 

US-led capitalist system heading for collapse? – Arab News 5/19/08

EXCERPT: “Oil prices continue to rise and rise, with no end in sight. Virtually all other commodities seem to be following to be the same suit. Some now say a new economic system is emerging from the ashes of the old and now crumbling financial structure. Failing to meet even the basic needs of the common man, the current economic system is facing its worst crisis and appears in doldrums. It has miserably failed the underprivileged of this world.”

 

Martial Law on the Installment Plan – Freedom in Our Time blog 5/29/08

Constitutional history and its’ relevance today

 

Pentagon: Over 1.000 US nuclear weapons components missing – Financial Times 6/19/08

 

Marines to begin martial law training in Indianapolis – Daily Newscaster 6/3/08

 

Secret Pentagon Funding Near All-Time High – Wired 6/20/08

 

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Republican Campaign ’08: Inconvenient Truths on McCain and Ron Paul Down, Not Out

Related 7/26/08: ‘Songbird’ McCain: The evidence – in his own words, his fellow veterans, and his captors

 

“Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.” – Douglas Adams

 

Kristol: McCain may pick Lieberman – Raw Story 5/21/08

 

The Real McCain that the Corporate Media Won’t Show You – with video, Alternet 5/19/08

“Since we first released The Real McCain a year ago, Brave New Films’ REAL McCain series has garnered close to two million views, with over 13,000 comments and tens of thousands more in petition signatures! Clearly, John McCain’s record is something the public wants to discuss, and yet the corporate media is doing nothing to present the truth. We feel obliged to continue countering the mainstream media’s love of McCain. And so we thought it was high time for a sequel: The Real McCain 2″

 

The McCain Doctrines – NYTimes 5/19/08

 

McCain and the ‘Unitary Executive’ – Consortium News 5/13/08

“If John McCain wins the presidency – and gets to appoint one or more U.S. Supreme Court justices – America’s 220-year experiment as a democratic Republic living under the principle that “no man is above the law” may come to an end.”

You mean it hasn’t already?

 

The Weird McCain-Dictator Connection – MotherJones 5/12/08

 

McCain adores the war and ignores the warrior – Alternet 5/2/08

EXCERPT: “Everyone knows McCain is a former prisoner of war, but did you know he refuses to support a bipartisan effort to modernize the GI Bill and has voted against nearly every effort to increase funding for healthcare and disability benefits for wounded soldiers? Did you know that Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) gave him a D+ when they scored his voting record (whereas Obama got a B+ and Clinton an A-). Do you know that he voted with the interests of Disabled American Veterans (DAV) only 20 percent of the time? Take a moment to look at his record: In 2005 and 2006, McCain voted against expanding mental healthcare and readjustment counseling for service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, efforts to expand inpatient and outpatient treatment for injured veterans, and proposals to lower co-payments and enrollment fees veterans must pay to obtain prescription drugs.”

 

Sen. Webb calls out McCain on GI Bill: “He’s so full of it” – Crooks and Liars 5/2/08

 

New FEC charges against McCain will also go uninvestigated by broken FEC – MotherJones 4/28/08

 

McCain’s Bizarre Undiscovered Foreign Policy Ideas – MotherJones 4/28/08

 

Pennsylvania results: McCain 73%, Paul 16%, Huckabee 11% – LA Times 4/22/08

So over 25% of the states’ Republicans voted against McCain.

 

McCain’s Top 10 Out-Of-Touch Moments – Crooks and Liars 5/7/08

 

McCain calls for 700 new nuclear plants costing $4 Trillion – Huffington Post 5/4/08

 

Top 10 Outrageous Quotes from McCain’s Spiritual Advisors – OpenLeft 5/1/08

 

McCain Endorser Pastor Hagee’s ‘Thrilling’ Scenario Includes Nuclear Strike on US Coasts – Tak2Action 5/2/08

EXCERPT: “Recently it has come to light that John Hagee declared “America is under the curse of God” but Hagee has also stated that, in the war he predicts will ensue a US or Israeli attack on Iran, God will punish the majority of Americans living, immolating them in a Russian nuclear strike on America’s east and west coasts. Given that Hagee has repeatedly advocated for a US and/or Israeli attack on Iran, and especially in light of enthusiastic adjectives – “thrilling”, for example with which Hagee describes the expected outcome of such an attack on Iran, it logically follows that John McCain endorser Texas megachurch pastor John Hagee hopes and advocates for a US foreign policy course that expects would kill the majority of Americans now alive.”

 

John McCain gets tax-free disability pension – LA Times 4/22/08

 

“Hero” John McCain as Phony and Collaborator: What Really Happened When He Was a POW? – Counterpunch 4/20/08

EXCERPT: “His Vietnamese captors soon realized their POW, John Sidney McCain III, came from a well-bred line in the American military elite. . .The Vietnamese realized, this poor stooge has propaganda value. The admiral’s boy was used to special treatment, and his captors knew that. They were working him.”

 

“. . .two weeks into his stay at the Vietnamese hospital, the Hanoi press began quoting him. It was not ‘name rank and serial number, or kill me’. as specified by the military code of conduct. McCain divulged specific military information: he gave the name of the aircraft carrier on which he was based, the number of U.S. pilots that had been lost, the number of aircraft in his flight formation, as well as information about the location of rescue ships.”
 
“…McCain was held for five and half years. The first two weeks’ behavior might have been pragmatism, but McCain soon became North Vietnam’s go-to collaborator…..McCain cooperated with the North Vietnamese for a period of three years. His situation isn’t as innocuous as that of the French barber who cuts the hair of the German occupier. McCain was repaying his captors for their kindness and mercy.”

 

McCain uses prison labor at campaign event – AL.com 4/24/08

 

McCain does not know contents of current CIA interrogation program – but whatever it is, it’s not torture – Time 4/25/08

 

Will McCain pick ‘Layoff’ Fiorina as VP choice? – NBC11 Bay Area 4/24/08

 

Inconvenient Truths About John McCain – Antiwar.com 4/25/08

 

Jon Stewart nails Sweet Talk John McCain – via RackJite 4/25/08

 

McCain’s Miserable Record on Katrina – Mother Jones 4/25/08

 

McCain: A Question of Temperament – Washington Post 4/20/08

EXCERPT: “Since the beginning of McCain’s public life, the many witnesses to his temper have had strikingly different reactions to it. Some depict McCain, now the presumptive Republican nominee for president, as an erratic hothead incapable of staying cool in the face of what he views as either disloyalty to him or irrational opposition to his ideas. Others praise a firebrand who is resolute against the forces of greed and gutlessness.”

 

Ron Paul has a novel idea for campaign leftovers – start a publishing company – Houston Chronicle 4/26/08

 

Something significant happened in Spokane – DailyPaul 4/22/08

EXCERPT: “107 out of 111 delegates were elected who favor Ron Paul and his positions. Only 4 delegates were elected who favor McCain. This was a HUGE and unexpected upset that surpassed the wildest expectations of everyone in our group.”

 

Ron Paul campaign dominates Nevada’s convention – Las Vegas Sun 4/27/08

GOP calls off convention without electing delegates due to too much democracy…
EXCERPT: “Rep. Ron Paul, a Republican with a libertarian’s heart, followed his second-place finish in Nevada’s January presidential caucus by out-organizing the state’s Republican establishment. In the process, the Paulites embarrassed the campaign of Arizona Sen. John McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee for president.
They seemed to make up more than half of the 1,300 or so state delegates to the convention. They won a key procedural vote on the rules, and their boisterous presence created significant delays, causing the convention chairman, Bob Beers, a state senator from Las Vegas, to recess the convention without selecting delegates to the national convention. The state convention is to resume at a later date.”
Ron Paul is down, but not out – Politico 4/26/08 

Recent Ron Paul campaign video – Alternet 4/22/08

 

Pennsylvania results: McCain 73%, Paul 16%, Huckabee 11% – LA Times 4/22/08

So over 25% of the states’ Republicans voted against McCain.



Crimes of Katrina Continue

New Orleans’ Homeless Rate Swells to 1 in 25 – USA Today 3/16/08

 

Study claims FEMA ignored toxic trailer findings – AP via Raw Story 1/28/08

“The Federal Emergency Management Agency manipulated scientific research in order to play down the danger posed by formaldehyde in trailers issued to hurricane victims, according to an investigation by congressional Democrats released Monday.”

 

Katrina victims complain about red tape – AP/Yahoo 3/13/08

EXCERPT: “Two and a half years after Hurricane Katrina, tens of thousands of miserable homeowners are still waiting for their government rebuilding checks, and many complain they can’t even get their calls returned. But the company that holds the big contract to distribute the aid is doing quite well for itself. ICF International of Fairfax, Va., has posted strong profits, gone public, landed additional multimillion-dollar government contracts, and, it was learned this week, secured a potentially big raise recently from the state of Louisiana. In the waning days of Gov. Kathleen Blanco‘s administration, state officials increased the management contract ceiling from $756 million to $912 million — this, after the Legislature wanted to fire ICF over its handling of the homeowner recovery program, called Road Home.”

The Cleansing of New Orleans: Half the City’s Poor Permanently Displaced – CounterPunch 3/4/08

 

Katrina aftermath erodes bayou culture – AP/Raw Story 3/16/08

 

CDC: Gulf Coast trailers contaminated – ABC 2/14/08

EXCERPT: “U.S. health officials are urging that Gulf Coast hurricane victims be moved out of their government-issued trailers as quickly as possible after tests found toxic levels of formaldehyde fumes.  Fumes from 519 trailer and mobile homes in Louisiana and Mississippi were – on average – about five times what people are exposed to in most modern homes, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In some trailers, the levels were nearly 40 times customary exposure levels, raising fears that residents could contract respiratory problems.”

New Orleans Mayor Nagin wants to move homeless into military barracks – AP via Raw Story 2/27/08

Because they’re a tourist eyesore, and homelessness may be contagious.

 

Bush’s czar to rebuild New Orleans is quitting – NYTimes via Science Blogs 3/1/08

His reason: after spending 200 out of 730 nights in New Orleans, his wife is complaining that he lives there.

 

38,000 families still living in poisoned Katrina trailers – NYTimes 2/15/08

 

FEMA continues to distribute poisoned trailers to hurricane victims in Arkansas and Tennessee – AP/Google 2/14/08

 

10 minute Video: A Big Easy North American Union – BrassCheckTV/YouTube 2/12/08

“Already the symbol of abandonment, must New Orleans now become the symbol of abandonment of the entire country? Going well beyond the Port of New Orleans, Security and Prosperity Partnership plans for “North American Integration” endanger port, trucking, and railroad jobs, as well as investments, incomes, and State revenues all over the country. The SPP is coming to the Big Easy, why should you care? Let’s have a look…”