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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, February 1, 2012

1 February - Surfing Finds

English: Map of Sioux tribal areas and bandsImage via Wikipedia
Funeral scaffold of a Sioux chiefImage via Wikipedia
Deutsch: Westfälisches Museum für Naturkunde (...Image via Wikipedia
Deutsch: Westfälisches Museum für Naturkunde (...Image via Wikipedia
A lingering sign of the 1969-71 Native America...Image via Wikipedia
Great Sioux Reservation. 1888 Map showing the ...Image via Wikipedia

Science decodes 'internal voices'

Researchers have demonstrated a striking method to reconstruct words, based on the brain waves of patients thinking of those words.

Assange extradition case is heard by Supreme Court

Mr Assange's lawyer, Dinah Rose QC, said it was "a matter of fundamental legal principle" that the person issuing such a warrant was both independent and impartial.
But she said the Swedish prosecutor was a party in the Assange case and therefore was not either of these things.
( Not to mention wanted for questioning is not even a charge but is rather some kind of local administrative convenience ; and therefore should be insufficient grounds for arrest ; let alone forced deportation to attempt to facilitate his self-incrimination in interrogation )

Facebook goes public

 Palestinian children locked alone in jail in Israel

Stephen Helmsley`s millions come from your health

 Occupation of Alcatraz
According to the IAT, the Treaty of Fort Laramie (1868) between the U.S. and the Sioux returned all retired, abandoned or out-of-use federal land to the Native people from whom it was acquired. Since Alcatraz penitentiary had been closed on March 21, 1963, and the island had been declared surplus federal property in 1964, a number of Red Power activists felt the island qualified for a reclamation.
On March 8, 1964, a small group of Sioux demonstrated by occupying the island for four hours.[1] The entire party consisted of about 40 people, including photographers, reporters, and the lawyer (Elliot Leighton) representing those claiming land stakes. According to Adam Fortunate Eagle, this demonstration was an extension of already prevalent Bay Area street theater used to raise awareness. The Sioux activists were led by Richard McKenzie, Mark Martinez, Garfield Spotted Elk, Walter Means, and Allen Cottier. Cottier acted as spokesman for the demonstration, stating that it was “peaceful and in accordance with Sioux treaty rights.” The protesters were publicly offering the federal government the same amount for the land that the government had initially offered them; at 47 cents per acre, this amounted to $9.40 for the entire rocky island, or $6.54 for the twelve usable acres. Cottier also stated that the federal government would be allowed to maintain use of the Coast Guard lighthouse located on the island.[2]
In 1969, Mohawk Richard Oakes and a larger group of activists planned another occupation on November 9. After Adam Fortunate Eagle convinced the owner of the Monte Cristo, a three-masted yacht, to pass by the island, Oakes, Jim Vaughn (Cherokee), Joe Bill (Eskimo), Ross Harden (Ho-Chunk) and Jerry Hatch jumped overboard, swam to shore, and claimed the island by right of discovery.[3] The Coast Guard quickly removed the men, but later that day, a larger group made their way to the island again, and fourteen stayed overnight. The following day, Oakes delivered a proclamation, written by Fortunate Eagle, to the General Services Administration (GSA) which claimed the island by right of discovery, after which the group left the island.

Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
No exceptional circumstances whatsoever, whether a state of war or a threat of war, internal political instability or any other public emergency, may be invoked as a justification of torture. 
 Health Care for America Now

A Year After the Spill, "Unusual" Rise in Health Problems

Health issues that continue to plague Gulf Coast communities may be connected to the Gulf oil spill, experts say. A year after the BP disaster, more people are ...

  1. Days after the BP oil disaster began, on Apr. 20, 2010, BP and the U.S. administration pledged that Gulf Coast communities would be made whole. One year later that ...

Have You Been Exposed to Dispersants Used on the BP Oil Spill? Concerns are growing that the dispersants BP is applying to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill could be ...

Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses - Public Health

Health problems associated with military service during Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn and related VA benefits

NEW PIRATE PARTY health problems growing in Gulf of Mexico BP oil spill

Just as fearless leader predicted .. the Gulf of Mexico toxic dump will produce millions of dead victims this year. Thanks to Dahr Jamail at Al ...

Superbugs in Gulf of Mexico

 It`s raining toxins as far east as Tampa Bay, Florida

 Gulf Blue Plague

msbirdieblue They started spraying the Corexit May 2010. The vile smell would flood our home with fumes. Oct was the first symptoms of chemical toxins. Feb 2011 bloodtest results positive for ethyl-benzene, xylene and hexane. All parts of crude oil and corexit.Hospitilized  for 9 days in July with rash/blisters. Still no test results on what this is and I'm still suffering with it as of Aug 23. They are still spraying the gulf. We have no mosquitoes in the bayou for the past week.Same thing last summer.

Dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico are dying at an alarming rate 

Common Dreams

Mmmm Good: Pink Slime and Ammonium Hydroxide

Better Living Through Chemistry


A question advocating pot legalization and regulation from a retired LAPD deputy chief of police has easily won the White House's "Your Interview with the President" online contest. Stephen Downing said 20 years of experience showed him the country's drug policies are "a complete waste of criminal justice resources."


And they call the wind Maria…
Yesterday, statements made by a prominent spokesman for the ultra orthodox community in Israel, were the subject of the following article which appeared on Ynet’s Site;

‘Anti-Semitic media incites against Haredim’

MK Yisrael Eichler accuses media of using Nazi tactics to turn public against ultra-Orthodox sector

The full report can be read HERE*
Eichler failed to mention the recent incidents involving women which were reported in the media, but some are recalled in this post…
That was yesterday…..
Today the following reports appeared;
HMO holds men-only blood drive
An ad published this week by Maccabi Health Services called on members of all health maintenance organizations in the city of Ashdod to take part in a blood donation initiative – but only if they are men.
Full report HERE
Beitar Illit store offers men-only counter
Rami Levy supermarket introduces separate cash counters for men, women in haredi city. ‘I’m surprised they still haven’t opened separate stores for each sex,’ local resident says
Full report HERE*
Not mentioned in the complaint were reported incidents ordering women to sit at the back of the bus, spitting on women not dressed ‘modestly, refusing to walk on the same side of the street with women, but you know about those incidents from previous posts…. how convenient it was to leave them out, perhaps there is shame involved?
Yes, perhaps nazi tactics were used to turn the public against Haredim, but also perhaps they deserve it!

The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: Did Israel Do Fukushima? Important Interview! 

( I haven`t watched these - but am struck by the remembrance of the 2 GE design engineers who trashed their careers 35 years ago over design parameters guaranteeing eventual failure due to earthquake past 7.5 Richter. That requires no Israeli involvement whatsoever. )

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