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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

11 January -Late Links

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The Dutch justice ministry has announced it will close eight prisons and cut 1,200 jobs in the prison system. A decline in crime has left many cells empty.
The TSA says that it was a good year for screenings, with the Transportation Security Administration able to snag a lot of suspicious items out of airport check points in 2011.
The Mexican Drug War has so far yielded around 50,000 deaths and has become one of the biggest problems poised on North America during the last century.
videocafe.crooksandliars.comJon Stewart took a shot at all of those 99 percent of the 1 percent fellow GOP presidential contenders of Mitt Romney who are now terribly upset with his Super PAC ads and calling him out for being a rich guy who's out of touch with the working …
‎"First Nation Chiefs have addressed a hearing into the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline. The Haisla Chiefs say they will do whatever it takes to stop the government proceeding with the project."


First Nation Chiefs have addressed a hearing into the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline. The Haisla Chiefs say they will do whatever it takes to stop the government proceeding with the project.
A film that offers a glimpse into a region which, in 2010, had the highest number of militant, insurgent and sectarian attacks of any province in Pakistan.
Baloch politicians and leaders share their vision of self-determination and freedom from Pakistani rule.

The writing's on the wall, as they say...


For those readers who are part of the 40% of human beings who think Ignorance is Bliss, stop reading now. This article is about a truth so hard that it was actually depressing to write it. You might think that working on SOTT for many years, most of ...
This is what is happening inside the Indiana Statehouse tonight. #INunion #INlegis http://yfrog.com/04q31z

A Production by Zion Travelers Cooperative Center (ZTCC) Written By: Rev. Tyronne Edwards (Excecutive Director) Filmed By: ZTCC Youths Edited By: Sadiki Edwards
Not only does Bill Gates tell complete lies about Andrew Wakefield and MMR studies but he openly admits vaccines are depopulation weapons http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyO0aJ3iCpc&feature=player_embedded

In settling claims over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, a compensation fund has been much more efficient that the tort system. 

As horrific as the Deepwater Horizon accident was in April 2010 — killing 11 rig employees, while pouring millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico — BP has performed quite admirably in its aftermath. It has spared no expense in cleaning up the oil. It has set aside $1 billion to restore the environment and coastal ecosystem. It underwrote an advertising campaign to lure tourists back to the Gulf Coast. Today, less than two years after the spill, the beaches are sparkling, most fishermen are working and many of the hotels are full.....according to BP.
(Activist Post) It seems that the heroes always pay the most in real life tragedies. This CNN clip reports that almost all of the Exxon Valdez clean-up
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As the US and Iranian governments escalate tensions in the already volatile Straits of Hormuz, and China and Russia begin openly questioning Washington's interference in their internal politics, the world remains on a knife-edge of military tension. Far from being a dispassionate observer of these developments, however, the media has in fact been central to increasing those tensions and preparing the public to expect a military confrontation.

As the online media rises to displace the traditional forms by which the public forms its understanding of the world, many are now beginning to see first hand how the media lies the public into war. Learn more about the media manipulations behind the beginning of war in this week's GRTV backgrounder...
After a nearly two year hiatus, journalist Bill Moyers will return to television this weekend with a new show called Moyers & Company.  His previous show, Bill Moyers' Journal, ended in 2010.

Actually, I appreciate the fact that our team's photojournalist has a sense of humor about getting busted and jailed at Occupy Wall Street.  

The documentary "Gasland" about the controversial process of fracking for "natural" gas and oil will be screening on HBO tomorrow at 6:45 AM and 9:45 AM CST.


The official website for the HBO Documentary Film Gasland, featuring videos, images, interviews, resources and schedule information.
Out of work and without a high school diploma? If you're collecting unemployment insurance, you may soon be out of luck.' John W. Schoen, The Bottom Line/MSNBC

Listen to Community Currency on the Progressive Radio Network this Thursday, 2- 3 pm PST, as Pam Larry, Northern California Director of LabelGMOs.org shares the story of The Committee for the Right to Know, a grassroots coalition of consumer, public health, environmental organizations, and food comp...
Kotaku.com On Jan. 2, over 300 employees at a Foxconn plan in Wuhan, China threatened to throw themselves off a building in a mass suicide. Foxconn makes Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony products.

This information about hair has been hidden from the public since the Viet Nam War . Our culture leads people to believe that hair style is a matter of personal preference, that hair style is a matter of fashion and/or convenience, and that how people...
Today there is virtually no support for helping rebuild Iraq or Afghanistan - no campaigns by large charities, no open doors for Iraqi refugees.

Even Iraqis who worked with the American military are having trouble getting political asylum in the United States and face a risk of retribution at home. The US response to so many dead, 5 million displaced and a devastated country is woefully dismissive.' John Tirman, The Washington Post

The future outlook of the US is not encouraging, with the rise of new regional and global powers and coupled with Washington's recent war fiasco and financial crisis. Is it the end of the 'American era'?
As the world is undergoing a profound transformation, what role will the US play in a post-American century?
The snipers are everywhere shooting at civilians. People are being kidnapped. Prisoners are being tortured and none were released.

Arab League observer calls situation a "humanitarian disaster" as UN hears of heightened crackdown since mission began.

The University College London Union has insisted that the UCLU Atheist, Secularist & Humanist Society (ASH) remove a Mohammad-related image from a web-comic from its Facebook event on the grounds that it may cause offence to Muslim students and as a result of ‘complaints’. The group is fighting...

The National Labor Relations Board rules that the Brooklyn-based kosher food company cannot cite immigration status to avoid paying lost wages to 11 of the 15 workers it fired in 2008.

Michael J. Mushy discusses how aerosols from Chemtrail/geoengineering programs are used to control our weather.
Genetic engineering results in harmful genetically modified (GM) foods, but now private firms are also planning to release genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes.


If you like soft drinks the way I do, that is, looking like my conception of nuclear waste, this is really good news. From the Smoking Gun: Defending itself

Fabric softeners contain toxic chemicals

Olly is a smell-generating desktop device that delivers your social media notifications in the form of a fragrance of your choosing.
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