Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Happy Halloween



Project Censored strikes again

Get informed. Read Project Censored's Top Censored News Stories for 2008.

Read as if your freedom depends upon it. 'Cause it just may.


Bomb Iran -- a majority says ... YES?!?!?

For a long while, I've believed in the good sense of our American public. But today, Zogby released the results of a poll claiming that 52 percent of America supports bombing Iran. I don't want to believe that is true, because if it is, then we must be a nation of fools.

(Un)Surprisingly, the media has not taken a balanced approach to the situation. The Oxford Research Group released a study entitled "Iran Body Count" that lays bare the unfounded recklessness of such an attack. It would literally mean the start of World War III. It could spell doom for our nation and world. Millions would die, atop the bodies of the millions already dead.

Their blood would be on Bush's hands, and on the hands of a Congress that has not shut this tyrant down.

How can the majority support such a thing? And why is the Oxford study not on the front pages of newspapers nation-wide?

The light is dimming.


AT&T's "guilt by association" program

When the FBI is trying to determine whose life to destroy, they go to the telecoms in an effort to siphon up some evidence. AT&T is more than eager to help, and has gone so far as to create a new programming language that can supposedly determine a citizen's "guilt by association."

Case in point: this 2001 research paper illustrating how the firm can pinpoint "communities of interest" with their Hancock language, sifting through millions of long distance phone calls to connect the dots between the "bad guys" and whomever.

Wired Magazine has a basic summary
, for those disinclined to brows a scholarly report. Check it out, and consider the repercussions of an autonomous mass survalence system picking out who has ill intent in an increasingly digitized world in which everyone is just three degrees away from one another.


Monday, October 29, 2007

Rummy's short lunch

So, the former Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, was in Paris this week. But then this happened, and he had to flee the country so as to avoid being arrested and tried for war crimes.

That's amazing. Maybe there is justice in the world?



Friday, October 26, 2007

Big Dick's coming to town

Ladies and Gentlemen, what we are seeing now are the final throes of the Bush Administration. And lucky, lucky us, none other than Big Dick Cheney is coming to Dallas.

Join the protest! Details are below ...

What: World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth
Where: Hyatt Regency Dallas, 300 Reunion Blvd., Dallas, TX 75207
When: Friday, Nov. 2nd. Starts at Noon.
Open for registration for attendees begins at 11 a.m.

Interested in getting inside? Tickets are $60 for non-members.

For official info on the event, click here.

Details are forthcoming regarding forming a protest outside the event.

Demonstrators plan to meet at 10:30 a.m.

See you there.


Thursday, October 25, 2007

Global Warming -- pro and con

Here's NASA's rundown of what has happened to the northern pole since 1979:

And here's an oil industry PR flack ...

This is your brain:

This is your brain, on FOX News:

Any questions?


Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The Muckraker's photography now on Raw Story

So, this story about Desiree Fairooz is great and all. Its nice to see one of my friends up on the national stage in such a way.

Its also ESPECIALLY nice to see RawStory.com, one of my favorite news Websites, promoting one of my photos! Click the screenshot below ...

That picture was published in the Ft. Worth Weekly on May 2, 2007. Here's the full story (sans photo credit, for some odd reason).

What an unexpected surprise! And again, Way to GO Dez!



So, a friend of mine from Crawford is in the news. Desiree Fairooz, who I photographed for the Ft. Worth Weekly and The Lone Star Iconoclast (seen in this issue), is the subject of a widely-circulated Reuters story today.

The story's title: Protester waves blood-colored hands in Rice's face.

To which I can only say, Way to go, Dez. ;OP

Here's a video ...

If I'm paying a Cool $8 Grand for this nonsense slaughter (as we all are), I want to know that one of my friends at least got in a good shot or two.


Monday, October 22, 2007

Gay Marriage is un-American; here's why

(This was passed on to me without attribution.)

  1. Being gay is not natural. Real Americans always reject unnatural things like eyeglasses, polyester, and air conditioning.
  2. Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.
  3. Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.
  4. Straight marriage has been around a long time and hasn't changed at all; women are still property, blacks still can't marry whites, and divorce is still illegal.
  5. Straight marriage will be less meaningful if gay marriage were allowed; the sanctity of Britany Spears' 55-hour just-for-fun marriage would be destroyed.
  6. Straight marriages are valid because they produce children. Gay couples, infertile couples, and old people shouldn't be allowed to marry because our orphanages aren't full yet, and the world needs more children.
  7. Obviously gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.
  8. Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That's why we have only one religion in America.
  9. Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home. That's why we as a society expressly forbid single parents to raise children.
  10. Gay marriage will change the foundation of society; we could never adapt to new social norms. Just like we haven't adapted to cars, the service-sector economy, or longer life spans.


Blackwater -- killing civilians AND evading taxes

This just in: Private mercenary army Blackwater USA not only kills Iraqi civilians for no apparent reason, but they've also been evading the payment of MILLIONS in various taxes, claied the House Oversight Committee today.

Damn, Henry Waxman is just straight smilin'. What's up with that?


Not Guilty -- Govt. loses terrorism finance case

Richardson, Texas-based Holy Land Foundation, shut down by Bush in 2001 for allegedly providing financial support to Hamas, won a major victory today. In the U.S. Government vs. the Holy Land Foundation, a mistrial was declared, and all but one defendant has been acquitted of all but one count.

The Morning News has more.

What the DMN won't tell you is the true significance of this trial. Had the government won, it could have meant the end of humanitarian aid to Palestine from the United States. When HLF gave charity to organizations that the state of Israel had approved as legitimate, only to get popped, that could have sealed off the remaining support for a people who literally have nothing.

But that didn't happen today.


Monday, October 15, 2007

Iraq war planned since BEFORE DAY ONE of Bush Admin


Nader: "Its a lot worse than we thought."

Hold your breath while watching this clip. It'll make your hair stand on end, if you have any respect for Ralph Nader (which I do).


Ron Paul wins NV straw poll

Here's the kicker: BaseballMitt was THERE. He spoke to the voters and took questions. He even went out of his way to steal one of Howard Dean's lines. ("I'm from the Republican wing of the Republican party," he said; a not-so-coy mimic.)

Yet, Ron Paul dominated the polling by over 15 points. This is becoming increasingly common, much to my delight. (The total number of polls he's won now stands at 17.)

However, reading this story on MSNBC, you'd think it was some kind of major upset. Paul is hardly mentioned beyond the headline, and the whole focus is on Romney. Whatever editor assigned that angle is a complete douche. And you can quote me on that.


White House "VNR's" (propaganda) now under investigation

The Independent is reporting on a series of "VNR's" or "Video News Releases" the White House produced over the last few years. Apparently, these video clips were distributed to local news networks, many of them of the FOX brand, to be aired as normal news segments.

The videos included propaganda of all sorts, from promoting corporate brands to lying about the war in Iraq or pumping up support for one of Bush's foolish domestic policies. It is propaganda, which is forbidden by the Constitution.

But, when has that ever stopped these tyrants before?


Sunday, October 07, 2007

Toxic Culture: Bush admin sponsoring public poisoning experiments

This is just horrifying.


The REAL Sunday news

I'm thinking about making this a regular feature on The Road of Bones: Sunday's REAL news. Today is Sunday, October 7, 2007. This is the REAL news.

FBI: 'Defenders of the Constitution, Christians, Animal Rights' Activists and 'Lone Individuals' may be 'Terrorists'

A new pamphlet given local law enforcement agencies by the Phoenix, Arizona FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force specifically warns officers to alert the FBI is they encounter "Defenders of the U.S Constitution ... Black separatists ... Left Wing Terrorists -- political motivation is usually rooted in Marxist/Leninist philosophy ... Non-Aligned Terrorists [???]' or people who 'make numerous references to the United States Constitution'

Inside France's Secret War

For longer than most Africans can remember, France has been their terrorist mother fueling the bloodiest and longest genocide since Adolph Hitler's campaign. Go inside France's secret war against central Africa in one of the best, most fascinating articles produced this year

A Computer That Can Read Minds

Its real, and unfortunately, it works

ACLU Launches 'Surveillance Society Clock,' four minutes remain

"We are rapidly moving toward a future where our every move, our every transaction, our every communication is tracked and may be used against us," said Barry Steinhardt, director of the ACLU’s Technology and Liberty Project. "Too often that big picture is lost amid the stream of daily privacy stories. The Surveillance Clock is part of our efforts to keep people focused on that big picture and dramatize what’s happening to America."

Rudy Giuliani = Trans-Texas Corridor?

First, BlueRudy is down for the toll roads. Then, he's not (stupid conspiracy theorists). And back again.

Fires (Real Ones) Consume Four Senate Offices in D.C.

The criminals are getting desperate. Police are 'investigating'. Yet, no mention on CNN

American Peace Activists Denied Entry to Canada

'Dirty intimidation' by the Bust* Administration? (*Bush)

Surviving Blackwater

U.S. official who was guarded by Blackwater speaks out

Dems Cave to White House on 'Black Sites', Presidential Briefings

Et tu, Brut'e? "Opposition" gives up, gives in to fascist demands

D.C. Activists Face Up To Six Months Prison for Anti-War Banner

What the fucking fuck?

U.S.: Inhuamn, Degrading Treatment 'OK' For Detainees

I.E.: They were lying when they said "The United States does not torture"


Thursday, October 04, 2007

Ron Paul funds surge; CNN clueless

The Paul-Train is kicking ass and taking names. Donor names. Signatures, credit card numbers, and even cash. Big time.

What's this Freedom Thing we keep hearing about? Seems like it is popular. Paul has ramped up his fund raising to a level that is sending shockwaves through the information filter.

BlueRudy, BaseballMitt and even McWar(/Cain) have dropped off, bringing in lower numbers than prior reports. Yet Paul has more than doubled his total funds from the last finance report. The campaign currently has over $5 million on-hand.

Yet, watching CNN, you'd think nobody has ever heard of the guy. (More on that in a couple paragraphs.)

BUT! (And this is important.) The GOP is none too happy with this development. Paul's campaign really thinks it can win some of the upcoming primaries, especially New Hampshire, and they are on the make.

The Party's response has been to quietly close registration for their primaries early, so as to prevent a mass influx of "new" Republicans (read: Independents, Libertarians and Democrats) from spoiling their fun. The national party even went so far as to remove his name from an online straw poll when he was leading to such an absurd degree, replacing him with "None." (They claimed his supporters were spamming, but have never backed up the claim with, say, IP logs.) When "None" was leading the poll, they re-added Paul (back at zero votes) and locked out any further votes being registered in his favor.

So, with this knowledge, all you diligent citizens and Paul'ies should listen close ...


He's got 'em running scared. As I was saying ...


Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Govt. plans "biggest" terror drill, ever.

On Sept. 11, 2001, FAA employees could not track the hijacked planes because they did not know which errant radar blips they were -- an exercise, Operation Northern Vigilance, simulated multiple hijackings. Officially, it was a 'test' of our readiness. But, we all know what really happened.

A similar test was going on in London the day of the bus bombs. Many of the paranoid types, for good reason, get extremely hyper whenever these big terror drills are announced. And today, CBS News has revealed the U.S. Govt. is planning its biggest terror drill yet.

Next week, three nuclear detonations will be simulated across the United States at critical "transportation arteries" -- Portland, Oregon, Phoenix, Arizona and Guam. They're calling the operation "TOPOFF".

Be aware.


Upgrade successful!

Yay! The new template works, and it only took me two and a half hours.

What do you think? (Comments should be available now -- something that I've not had on the blog since the outset.) Have I finally hit the nail on the head? Or is this just all wrong for me?

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Upgrading ...

My current thinking is that this blog needs a facelift. A friend of mine, Beth Freed, just launched, er ... Relaunched her blog, Dallas Dreamer.

Check it out.

Pretty cool, no? Anyway, it got me thinking. A major overhaul is en route. Pardon my dust.


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