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Sharks [Apr. 19th, 2007|08:33 am]
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(no subject) [Nov. 2nd, 2006|09:55 am]
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MINUTEMAN PROJECT ARTICLE [Oct. 26th, 2006|11:57 am]
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By Jim Gilchrist
Special to CNN
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Editor's note: Jim Gilchrist founded The Minuteman Project in 2004. He is a former newspaper reporter, a retired accountant and a Marine veteran.

ORANGE COUNTY, California (CNN) -- On October 12, Ruben Navarrette Jr. penned a pompous commentary for CNN.com ("Minutemen have a right to be idiotic"). His litany of name-calling and bogus accusations against The Minuteman Project membership places him solidly in the category of propagandist journalists who "spin" their stories to suit their bias -- valid facts and objectivity be damned.

Navarrette is a clever wordsmith. Under the penumbra of supporting free speech, he creates a wholly fictitious connection between The Minuteman Project and the Nazis who wanted to march in Skokie, Illinois, in the late 1970s, leading his uncritical readers to false assumptions and conclusions. Navarrette calls The Minuteman Project viewpoint "offensive speech" and says the project promotes inaccuracy, intolerance and idiocy.

Navarrette insults Minuteman Project volunteers by calling them a posse who "prowl the U.S.-Mexico border chasing Mexicans -- admittedly not an easy thing to do when you're carrying a lawn-chair and a cooler of beer." He claims minutemen and women are "hooligans," "yahoos" and "wannabes who play cop."

In fact, Minuteman volunteers only observe and report; they do not chase or confront and they do not drink on duty. There has never been a violent incident initiated by volunteers. By contrast, in the past 18 months, nonviolent Minuteman volunteers nationwide have been victims of more than 50 acts of violence against their property and persons by deviants opposed to freedom of speech. Much of this violence is encouraged by propagandist journalists like Navarrette, whose words inflame readers and foster hostility.

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(no subject) [Oct. 20th, 2006|02:49 pm]
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HowManyOfMe.com
LogoThere are:
753
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

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QUOTE! [Oct. 18th, 2006|08:23 am]
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"I'll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there's evidence of any thinking going on inside it."
  - Terry Pratchett
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AWSOME ARTICLE [Oct. 11th, 2006|07:25 am]
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THIS IS A GREAT ARTICLE......

By Lou Dobbs
CNN

Editor's note: Lou Dobbs' commentary appears every Wednesday on CNN.com

NEW YORK (CNN) -- I don't know about you, but I can't take seriously anyone who takes either the Republican Party or Democratic Party seriously -- in part because neither party takes you and me seriously; in part because both are bought and paid for by corporate America and special interests. And neither party gives a damn about the middle class.

Our country's middle class is not just collateral damage in what has become all-out class warfare. Political, business and academic elites are waging an outright war on working men and women and their families, and there is no chance the American middle class will survive this assault if the dominant forces unleashed over the past five years continue unchecked.

They've accomplished this through large campaign contributions, armies of lobbyists that have swamped Washington, and control of political and economic think tanks and media. Lobbyists, in fact, are the arms dealers in the war on the middle class, brokering money, influence and information between their clients our elected officials.

Yet in my entire career, I've literally never heard anyone in Congress argue that lobbyists are bad for America. In 1968 there were only 63 lobbyists in Washington. Today, there are more than 34,000, and lobbyists now outnumber our elected representatives and their staffs by a 2-to-1 margin.

According to the nonpartisan Center for Public Integrity, from 1998 through 2004, lobbyists spent nearly $12 billion to not only influence legislation, but in many cases to write the language of the laws and regulations.

Individual firms, corporations and national organizations spent a record $2.14 billion on lobbying members of Congress and 220 other federal agencies in 2004, according to PoliticalMoneyLine. That's nearly $6 million a day spent to influence our leaders. We really do have the best government money can buy.

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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF REALITY [Oct. 10th, 2006|08:07 pm]
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HEALTH CARE:
http://www.pbs.org/healthcarecrisis/history.htm
1940's  
Prepaid group healthcare begins, seen as radical.

During the 2nd World War, wage and price controls are placed on American employers. To compete for workers, companies begin to offer health benefits, giving rise to the employer-based system in place today.

President Roosevelt asks Congress for "economic bill of rights," including right to adequate medical care.

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http://www.fsis.usda.gov/About_FSIS/Agency_History/index.asp
Formation of USDA     

  • In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln founded the U.S. Department of Agriculture. At the time it did not have Cabinet status.

  • President Lincoln appoints a chemist, Charles M. Wetherill, to lead the Bureau of Chemistry, the true predecessor of the Food and Drug Administration.
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http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/fr32.html
http://www.cbbwi.com/fdic.htm

The FSLIC does snot exist anymore. It was created in 1934, the Great Depression occured from 1929 to the early 1940's. Cause by the imbalance of produced good to earned wages, people bought to much and  put themselves into debt. The FDIC was started in 1933 by Congress and President Roosevelt.
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http://www.fldfs.com/wc/history.html

The first "workmen's" compensation law passed in the United States was the Federal Employer's Liability act. Covering certain Federal Government employees engaged in hazardous occupational duties as well as employees of common carriers engaged in interstate and foreign commerce. It was adopted in 1908 at the urging of President Theodore Roosevelt. He pointed out to congress that "the burden of an accident fell upon the helpless man, his wife and children" and that this was "an outrage". So it was that the Federal Government took the lead in providing workers with protection in the event of on the job injuries in the United States.
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http://www.ssa.gov/history/briefhistory3.html

On June 8, 1934, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in a message to the Congress, announced his intention to provide a program for Social Security. Subsequently, the President created by Executive Order the Committee on Economic Security, which was composed of five top cabinet-level officials. The committee was instructed to study the entire problem of economic insecurity and to make recommendations that would serve as the basis for legislative consideration by the Congress.
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http://newdeal.feri.org/tva/tva10.htm

The Roosevelt Administration believed that if private enterprise could not supply electric power to the people, then it was the duty of the government to do so. Most of the court cases involving TVA during the 1930s concerned the government's involvement in the public utilities industry.

In 1935 the Rural Electric Administration (REA) was created to bring electricity to rural areas like the Tennessee Valley. 

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http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/rd/70th/History%20of%20Farmers%20Home.pdf#search=%22Farmers%20Home%20Administration%20history%22

http://law.enotes.com/major-acts-congress/farmers-home-administration-act

The Farmers Home Administration Act (FHAA) of 1946 grew out of the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, the Great Depression, and the Resettlement Act of 1935. Government was beginning to take a greater hand than it ever had in the life of the farmer. This involvement included price controls, surplus destruction, and farm loans. The Farmers' Home Administration (FHA) became part of what is known as the Farm Credit System.

The FHA was preceded by the Farm Security Administration (1937), which built cooperative structures where tenant farmers could work in a communal setting. The FHA differed from the former agency in that it concentrated on helping individual farmers acquire their own farms, just as the Federal Housing Authority helped people own their own homes.
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Need I continue?????
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The News [Oct. 10th, 2006|11:30 am]
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I just recently moved my E-mail to Gmail. Since then I have used Google as my home page, with all the updated news articles and such...I have to say I really like Googles home page. As yall probably noticed I bee n[osting lots of political stuff. It one of my new hobbies, I like stay up to date on pilitics now. I dont wanna be the one those who debated by OPINION, I want FACTS. So I read different articles from different views. Anyways, I like the front page from Google because lots of the news comes from different countries,  states, ect...Its comforting to see a less bias  news article.  Cause our media is too busy trying to make fun of people than  actually reporting the news. I mean, SERIOUSLY, our life here has become so simple that we find the dumbest shit to complain about. But back to the topic at hand, I am actually surprised that foreign paper arn't bashing the USA as much as some of our media tries to make it sound. Im sure everyone has there issues w/ our Pres. I only like him 50%, but I am very angry with some other issues he has completely ignored.  With that i leave you with this:

If an illegeal immigrant falls in the woods and makes a sound, who pays for their medical bills?

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DUHHH Clinton attacked Iraq too.... [Oct. 9th, 2006|06:19 pm]
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There are 15 U.S. warships and 97 U.S. aircraft in the Persian Gulf region, including about 70 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise. More than 12,000 sailors and Marines are in the region.

U.S. sources said eight of the warships, equipped with cruise missiles, have been moved into the northern part of the Gulf, within easy striking distance of Baghdad. More troops and jets have been ordered to the region.

More than 300 cruise missiles are available for use against Iraq, and there are air-launched cruise missiles aboard 14 B-52 bombers on the British island of Diego Garcia, sources said.

Britain has 22 strike aircraft in the region.


December 16, 1998
Web posted at: 8:51 p.m. EST (0151 GMT)

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- From the Oval Office, President Clinton told the nation Wednesday evening why he ordered new military strikes against Iraq.

The president said Iraq's refusal to cooperate with U.N. weapons inspectors presented a threat to the entire world.

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BURRIED ALIVE [Oct. 9th, 2006|09:35 am]
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BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Prison guards under Saddam Hussein used to bury detainees alive and watch women as they bathed, occasionally shooting over their heads, a former female prisoner testified Monday in the genocide trial of the ex-president.


Speaking in Kurdish through an Arabic interpreter, the 31-year-old witness recalled what she saw as a 13-year-old girl who was detained during Saddam's offensive against the Kurds in the late 1980s.


Saddam and his co-defendants are charged with genocide against Iraq's Kurdish population in a campaign branded Operation Anfal, in which an estimated 180,000 people were killed. If convicted, the accused could be condemned to death by hanging.


 



still unknown up to now," he said.

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