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Please join us for the first Spring "Show and Tell" ORIENTATION. If you haven't come to an Orientation or a Workshop---learn about Veg. Oil and other Alternatives for Diesel Cars & More!!
A powerful statement can be made by one lone protester. People often think they have to wait to *follow* someone else leading a protest, or for someone else to *join* them, before they can protest properly. But my street performer mentality says there is no time like now to launch a protest, anywhere. Street performers do not like to *wait* for someone to tell them where they can perform. And it would behoove the honest dissidenter to embrace similar sentiments.
President Bush's illegal domestic spying program is not the first instance of the government spying on American citizens in our history. To understand how the present controversy will probably play out, we need look no farther back than the Ford Administration:
The phone companies say they protect your privacy, but when the Bush's NSA comes calling, they just can't say no. Say hello to Admiral Poindexter's nightmare future.
The upcoming conference is drawing 9/11 Truth activists from across the United States, Canada and the UK. There will be outstanding speakers, strategy sessions, networking opportunities, workshops on becoming the media, film-makers will be premiering new films and this looks like a major watershed event for the 9-11 Truth Movement.
Call your representative 1-800-459-1887 TOLL FREE
Please oppose a budget deal that forces cuts in health care, education, nutrition, child care and many other services. Cutting services to pay for tax giveaways to millionaires hurts our nation.
Can anyone tell me what the situation is with the videos on Portland IMC. For one, why do none of the bittorrent files ever work? I have wasted so much time trying to watch those freaking videos. If bittorent is so great because it is non-proprietary, why is it that Warner Bros has just signed an agreement with BitTorrent? Why not have videos available for download that every one can download like quiktime, real player, anything but windows media.
Horizon foods is owned by corporate giant Dean Foods. Horizon is now raising their dairy cows in giant organic feedlots. A nationwide boycott has begun. Here is more information.
I have Cingular cell service. I believe they merged with AT&T at some point. Are these one in the same?
The exposure in Thursday's USA Today of a vast and secret National Security Agency data base tracking the phone calls of hundreds of millions of Americans is further evidence of the advanced preparations for the establishment of a police state in the United States. The NSA database is a blueprint for political repression and intimidation on a massive scale.
The patently illegal government surveillance has nothing to do with preventing terrorist attacks, as claimed by President Bush and echoed by both the media and Democratic Party politicians who criticize various aspects of the program. It has been implemented by a state apparatus which sees its major opposition as coming from among the American people, not scattered bands of Islamic terrorists. At a time of growing social opposition, the government is systematically collecting data to find out what people are thinking and to whom they are talking.
The phone-tracking program has, according to the USA Today report, been underway since shortly after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The three largest telecommunications companies in the US, AT&T, Verizon and BellSouth, agreed secretly to collaborate with the Bush administration and hand over to the NSA their records of every telephone call made by every one of their approximately 200 million customers. The program, carried out without court-issued warrants or Congressional oversight, is in flagrant violation of federal statutes as well as civil liberties guarantees laid down in the Bill of Rights.
Sirota shows how corporate cash corrupts government at all levels
The real danger confronting any nation, especially the US, is the felief that it is strong when it is not and maintaining a faith in the power of weapons and technology, when they are in fact wholly irrelevant-or even defective. This was the moral of the Vietnam War.
There is a strong focus in our communities on self-education. This is a great thing except for the fact that many times the most basic parts of education are ignored, creating an incomplete understanding of a subject that leads to serious problems within the community. Such a statement is hard to understand without a clear example. I will illustrate this using my own experiences as an HIV+ person dealing with the ignorance of the people around me. The moralistic reactions of these people will be used as an opening to discussions and critiques of problems in independent and self-autonomous communities.
Laughing Horse Books moving and goodbye-to-SE-Division party w/ potluck, Sunday, 2P
This is a synopsis of an impromptu (one person) vigil I had at the 82nd street recruiting station on Thursday 5/11. This is not really newsworthy in my opinion, but might be of some interest to people doing counter-recruiting.
A PLAN OF ATTACK:
Every single group, organization, and individual who is opposed to any of the policies of the Bush Regime must ALL UNITE IN A COLLECTIVE EFFORT to remove the Bush Regime from their offices and persecute each guilty individual to the fullest extent of the law. Together there is enough momentum to end his reign.
We cannot afford another World War III. Or we will be the new GERMANS.
The whole world is watching.
The hearing is set to take place on May 30th at 1:30
P.M. in Eugene. This is reposted from email@example.com
It is not physically, mathematically, or technologically possible to filter the "terrorist" containers from the "harmless" containers in a given set of containers, without filtering ALL the containers in the given set. And that is against the law.
A National Priority
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Please be forewarned that what I reveal will upset many apple carts and shake a lot of trees, hence the true meaning of the word Apocalypse. Over the last few years I have meticulously produced stunning and comprehensive proof of my assertions because humanity has long been purposely deceived and deluded to deny and oppose the things I am now revealing.
Translation of May 7 letter from Mahmood Ahmadi-Nejad,President of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Not at all what Rice said! 911 questions, blasts Bush for lying into Iraq war, US poverty and more.
Lazlo Toth's entire legacy is built upon these letters he writes and the crazy-assed responses people send him back. In 1974, Lazlo wrote the president of the Kentucky Fried Chicken Corporation: "Dear Sir,...It is my American duty to inform you that there are people in this country who, in the name of "environmentalists" and "friends of chickens," are merely dupes of the red menace that is ever so slowly trying to creep into our very minds...
What are the real implications of NSA spying?
(sorry, my english is not the best, but I hope you'll get the message)
More than one year ago a "Summer of Resistance" against social cuts and cutbacks in the educational sector was called in Hamburg, which became a nationwide motto in the student protest against student fees. Now, one year later, its summer again, with temperatures over 20°C, and a new wave of protest is about to start.
14 People attended the Tuesday vigil at the Recruitment Center this week. Holding signs, and handing out flyers. As with the previous weeks, the response from people walking, biking, driving by was overwhelmingly positive. It is really quite pleasant to stand out there now that the weather has become so nice and the sun is up later.
For those who may have been skeptical on the governments plan to end all civil liberties, read this. The Total Information Awareness Project is almost if not already complete. Please everyone...research this... learn, know about it, before its too late!!!!! If the public does not stand against these unjust acts, if the public does not become outraged...it will be too late. How can you take your stand? A national call for IMPEACHMENT NOW!
I attended the Portland City Council meeting yesterday. A number of people had come to be present while one citizen read a statement requesting the Portland City Council take up a resolution to impeach both Bush and Cheney. Here is the text of the statement.
Redneck hackers are still busy promoting the Bush agenda by rolling back Freedom of Information in their own style, with help from people like Randy Williams of "Everyone's Internet" in Houston. Here's the DOGSPOT dossier on those lame script-kiddies.
One year I was doing a song called "Vasectomy," and the signer was signing "Vasectomy, what a vas deferens it would be!" And the sign for vasectomy was this sort of scissor snipping right at the groin, which was entertaining. But then I brought Hacki Ginda into the mix, to mime it. Hacki was jump-roping with his genitalia, while the signer battled to keep up with the vasectomy signs...I don't know, it seemed so wholesome at the time!
repost from commondreams.org
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Jim Hill was at PCC Cascade today at 11:00.
...it is absolutely necessary that I ask who, in fact, should be held responsible for the ongoing destruction of a such a substantial portion of the infrastructure of Iraq, the death of half a million children during an earlier embargo, the killing of as many as 100,000 innocent Iraqis, the deaths of 2,500 American soldiers, and the horrible injury of at least 25,000....
A grassroots effort yields a comprehensive look at oil crisis through the creation of a city task force.
Pictures & reflection from yesterday's protest at the INS building.
Does the current state of the world piss you off?
Are you tired of being pushed around by the government?
Do the recent "Green Scare" tactics targeting radical environmentalists and eco-anarchists got you ducking for cover?
On Monday, the Tacoma News Tribune mentioned (casually) that the first Stryker Brigade which went to Iraq would be going back by the end of May, through the Port of Olympia. Thursday morning, the Port of Olympia has five Coast Guard fast boats (These belong to the MSST unit from Seattle, unit number 91101) in the water, and 10 or 15 men on the quay doing "training."
looks like a repeat of Communist Russia.
Among the big telecommunications companies, only Qwest has refused to help the NSA, the sources said. According to multiple sources, Qwest declined to participate because it was uneasy about the legal implications of handing over customer information to the government without warrants. Qwest's refusal to participate has left the NSA with a hole in its database. Based in Denver, Qwest provides local phone service to 14 million customers in 14 states in the West and Northwest. Qwest service is available in the western states shown on the following map:
A database exists logging every phone call made in the United States, according to a story that just broke today. This makes one wonder if there is also a secret database logging every sender and receiver of email in the country, and the story has not yet been leaked (makes perfect sense - every phone call, every email logged - not much difference).
Summary of the KBOO am news for Thursday, May 11th 2006.
Size doesn't matter!
The Portland International Short Short Film Festival is currently seeking submissions for its 2006 festival.
The National Anthem Project is coming to teach us how to be patriots through musical education.
Frustrated by the Middle Man, I recently spent a good amount of time researching my personal book binding options including Perfect Spine Bindings, Stab and Sew Bindings, Coil Bindings, Book Board & Cloth Bindings and Miscellaneous Art Bindings, such as Altered Books. Most people don't think much about book bindings, even though they regularly use books, but recently I've begun to look at the bindings of books really differently, as an art form.
For the purposes of this short paper it will suffice to restate the obvious and wonder how the health of modern human society could have been described as anything other than terminally ill. Society is only an expression of its component parts (people) and it is in that component that the overall health of any society can be measured. Accordingly, behavioural modification in a large group of people would alter the character and course of a society or nation. It is the behavioural modifiers that deserve attention.
A reposting of an article by Greg Szymanski.
The nightmare of christian oppression continues.
Vicki Phillips , PSB head , pulls in over a third of a million dollars a year + perks.....?????
Liberation theology as a protest against suffering is not limited to a region.. Solidarity is really a basic quality of a person but is gradually lost in a culture of material values. We must hear the cry of our earth as well as the cry of the poor.
Hmmm...I do believe I smell the Yes Men.
They did a great job on the "Halliburton" website as well.
The Downing Street memo revealed the deceit that Bush and Blair planned an invasion of Iraq from 2002. The memo was ignored by the media. Cheney kept repeating the lie that Saddam caused 9/11. After he finally denied the connection, the media ignored his denial.
In the power struggle between the CIA and the Pentagon the generals seem to be getting the upper hand. Is General Jack D Ripper waiting in the wings?
Imagine not knowing where you spent parts of your childhood and with whom. That is the fate that I, along with thousands of other children, (some of whom speak out in this article), have suffered. We, as children, were warehoused in MacLaren Hall, which was a "child protection institution." Survivors of Mac Hall describe horror. "Children with burnt skin, black eyes, arms in slings and legs in casts, were familiar sights..."
The latest in a series of sinking polls has brought George W. Bush to a record low in terms of his own approval rating and placed him within striking distance of becoming the most unpopular president in US history.
Just 31 percent of the American public approves of Bush's performance as president, according to a New York Times/CBS News poll released Wednesday. An even smaller percentage—29 percent—approves of the administration's handling of the war in Iraq, the issue that weighs heaviest in dragging down Bush's ratings.
Two-thirds of those polled said they had little or no confidence that the Bush White House could end the war successfully, and little more than a third said they believed that the decision to invade Iraq was correct. About two thirds said they did not believe that Bush shared their priorities and that the US was in worse condition today than before Bush came into office.
The poll follows a similar survey done by USA Today/Gallup the day before that also recorded a 31 percent approval rating for the US president. Like the Times/CBS poll, it indicated a sharp drop in support among those considered by the administration to be its base, with little more than half of conservatives giving Bush a positive rating.
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I can believe this!
"Danish researchers found that higher doses of trans fats content in US fast-food chains' products than their counterparts in other countries. They published their data in New England Journal of Medicine."
Interesting confirmation of what I found on a trip overseas. When I went to Australia and NZ once, I was surprised to find that nothing I could find there--even if it was incredibly packaged--had zero transfat! For Americans, it's almost unaviodable: nearly everything highly packaged in the USA has transfat in it, which is basically corporations feeding you (literally) rotten swill cooked under high pressure for hours which makes it very evil for human health, though deceptively palatable with a smooth "mouth feel" that can only be gotten typically with more expensive (and healthy) oils like coconut oil for example or palm oil. It's great to see other countries cutting back--and setting up laws against--transfat even though fatland U.S.A. destroys its health and its children's health in the name of corporate psychopathic profits on and on. More on this corporate psychopathic salesmanship below in how the U.S. stopped eating coconut oil. Fascinating.