Category: War

  • 4,800 Nuclear Missiles On Alert With 5¼" Floppy Disks

    John Oliver looks at our rotting ICBM infrastructure.

  • Why Hitler Was Worse Than Stalin

    “What would each leader have done, had they the unfettered means to do so?”

  • Hitler Took Strychnine Pills for Chronic Farts

    Well this explains everything doesn’t it?   Spasmodic stomach cramps, constipation and diarrhea, possibly the result of nervous tension, had been Hitler’s curse since childhood and only grew more severe as he aged. As a stressed-out dictator, the agonizing digestive attacks would occur after most meals: Albert Speer recalled that the Führer, ashen-faced, would leap […]

  • How Fear of Death Turns Us Into Imperialist, Xenophobic Assholes

    From The New Republic: Over the next decade, the three performed similar experiments to illustrate how awareness of death could provoke worldview defense. They showed that what they now called “mortality salience” affected people’s view of other races, religions, and nations. … When they would ask sub- jects to make judgments immediately following the mortality […]

  • George Bush and 50 Cent: Hip Hop Reflects Culture

    Poet Saul Williams writes an open letter to Oprah: Hip Hop is simply a reflection of the society that birthed it. Our love affair with gangsterism and the denigration of women is not rooted in Hip Hop; rather it is rooted in the very core of our personal faith and religions. The gangsters that rule […]

  • Palast, Goodman, Hightower, Economic Hit Man and More!

    Heads up pinko-commies: The Green Festival hits Chicago this weekend. I’m very excited now that I’ve seen the lineup and will at least go to hear Goodman and Palast.

  • Kucinich: Articles of Impeachment To Be Filed On Cheney

    Articles of Impeachment To Be Filed On Cheney Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), the most liberal of the Democratic presidential candidates in the primary field, declared in a letter sent to his Democratic House colleagues this morning that he plans to file articles of impeachment against Vice President Dick Cheney.

  • White House proposes retroactive war crimes protection

    White House proposes retroactive war crimes protection The Bush administration drafted amendments to the War Crimes Act that would retroactively protect policy makers from possible criminal charges for authorizing any humiliating and degrading treatment of detainees, according to lawyers who have seen the proposal.

  • Glenn Greenwald Parses The Weekly Standard's Craving for a Dictator

    Glenn Greenwald in Salon: Until the Bill Kristols and John Yoos and other authoritarians of that strain entered the political mainstream, I never heard of prominent Americans who describe the power that they want to vest in our political leaders as “near dictatorial.” Anyone with an even passing belief in American political values would consider […]

  • Amy Goodman: Ask the IRS for a War Tax Refund

    Via Alternet: The Internal Revenue Service is giving a rebate this year on a telephone war tax. This is one of those line items at the bottom of your phone bill. The tax was instituted in 1898 to help the United States pay for the Spanish-American War. Individuals and businesses have one chance to obtain […]