It’s a war crimes trifecta today – here’s part 2: In a historic effort to hold high-ranking U.S. officials accountable for brutal acts of torture including the widely publicized abuses carried out at Abu Ghraib, on Tuesday November 30, 2004, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and four Iraqi citizens filed a criminal complaint with […]
I got it all figured out: Continue to prevent any sort of legislation that helps inform consumers of the enormous amount of debt they have and prevent any sort of caps on credit card fees. Remove protections for individuals that file for bankruptcy. More and more people drive themselves into debt and attempt to file […]
Never underestimate the complicity of academics and physicians in state-sponsored pain: The team of humanitarian workers, which included experienced medical personnel, also asserted that some doctors and other medical workers at Guantánamo were participating in planning for interrogations, in what the report called “a flagrant violation of medical ethics.”
Your assignment for this week is to use an expression of the structure: (x + “y”) + (“Mc” + x). as in: Trolly McTroll (just used on The Daily Show) Snarky McSnark (seen on Metafilter) Shiney McShine (Simpsons) You can also add an ‘-a-lot’ suffix to the first word as in: Snarky McSnark-a-lot A third […]
Is anyone else mistaking the post-Thanksgiving-to-December-1st-lull with the Christmas-to-New-Year’s lull? I keep doing that thinking Let’s not do too much this week since it’s the holidays after all. WTF?
(via Oscillate via 365Gay) Chicago police have made an arrest in the October 31 killing of a gay teacher but say there is nothing linking the suspect to the unsolved murders of at least two other gay men.
From Post Modern Clog: You have to understand the situation in Ukraine. The country is run by a series of oligarchic clans that actually found their beginnings in the Soviet Union, and then grew fabulously rich during the early days of “privatization”. Do you start to see how life works here? This isn’t about a […]
The US Congress has launched a fresh attack on the international criminal court at The Hague, threatening to cut off development aid to countries who refuse to guarantee immunity from prosecution for Americans at the tribunal. Washington claims that 96 countries have signed immunity pacts, although some have been kept secret at the request of […]
Sibel Edmonds – an FBI whistleblower that was silenced by John Ashcroft – is back with 24 federal employees from the several departments. We the undersigned, who have worked within various government agencies (FBI, CIA, FAA, DIA, Customs) responsible for national security and public safety, call upon you in Congress to include the voices of […]
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