Thursday, June 19, 2008

Public Knowledge

An "Intern's Survival Guide" for new interns in troubled Congressman Don Young's office has surfaced that lists an "A-Team" of people who can call his office and talk to whomever they want. They are all lobbyists.

The general who investigated prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib has just accused the Bush administration of committing "war crimes". Retired Major General Antonio Taguba has called for those responsible to be held to account. Bottom-level personnel were jailed for these crimes. Top-level personnel have confirmed their complicity.

Iraq's Prime Minister, Nuri al-Maliki, has announced that negotiations over our long term military presence there have come to a halt. We're asking too much. He may ask us to leave. He has announced that he has the power to ask us to leave. He can demand that the U.N. terminate our presence on Iraq soil. The UN mandate for our presence there expires December 31st, so he has only to wait and we will leave. According to law.

The Republican candidate for President, asked his preference in home computers, claimed to be illiterate and dependent on his wife. John McCain is currently bedeviled by videos that show up on YouTube. They show him saying one thing historically and contradicting it now that he's running for President. He is smearing himself.

As noted previously, the Supreme Court has just declared that anyone detained in U.S. custody has to right to go before a court and make sure that they are in custody legally.

Senator Obama, in his campaign for the Presidency, has made lobbyists obsolete. He set up a fundraising organization that involves voters - 60,000 have blogs on his site - and he can now be a President of the people. So can anyone else.

The United States has quit the United Nations Human Rights Council. There were all these rights-violaters on the council and we didn't feel comfortable.

JohnMcCain is avoiding Bush like the plague.

Charles Manson prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi has written a book. It's called "The Prosecution Of George W. Bush For Murder". He
"...presents a tight, meticulously researched legal case that puts George W. Bush on trial in an American courtroom for the murder of nearly 4,000 American soldiers fighting in Iraq. Watch this video interview to learn why he believes we must bring those responsible for the war in Iraq to justice."
Senator McCain has said that he would spy on Americans, too.
"If elected president, Senator John McCain would reserve the right to run his own warrantless wiretapping program against Americans, based on the theory that the president's wartime powers trump federal criminal statutes and court oversight, according to a statement released by his campaign Monday.
Back in May, Shiite cleric al-Sistani forbid Iraqis from selling food to Americans.
' Selling foodstuffs to the Occupying Powers is not permitted.'
Diesel oil can be produced from algae.

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