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Monday, December 28, 2009

When Morons Leave Comments

I think the comment below speaks for itself.....the comment is in response to a post I made about an interview Ann Coulter did with CBC television in which she insisted that Canada sent it's army to fight in Vietnam. Obviously this is not true, Canada never sent it's army to fight in Vietnam and the interviewer rightfully called her out on it. Anyway I'm pretty sure the comment below was written by an American, because honestly I don't think a Canadian would be so ignorant/stupid/dense about their own history.

In any case we have yet another reason for reforming the American education system.

"Ignorant Ass of The Day"

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stumbled upon your page and saw the video. A quick Google search of Vietnam and Canadian troops in fact shows Ann was correct and the interviewer was wrong. Ahh yes ignorance must be bliss huh? Don't let the facts get in the way when puking your opinions. Perhaps you might consider checking on your sources before spreading lies. Congratulations, you are now "Ignorant Ass of the Day"

Thursday, August 10, 2006

The Road to Guantanamo


Bush officials draft law to protect administration from war crimes

President George W. Bush's administration drafted amendments to the War Crimes Act that would retroactively protect policymakers from criminal charges for authorizing any humiliating or degrading treatment of prisoners, lawyers who have seen the proposal said.
The move by the administration is the latest effort to deal with treatment of those taken into custody in the war on terror.
At issue are interrogations carried out by the CIA and the degree to which harsh tactics such as water-boarding were authorized by administration officials. A separate law, the Uniform Code of Military Justice, applies to the military.

you've got to be kidding me.....how the hell can they do this.......and why the hell doesn't anyone stand up to them!!!

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The White House, without elaboration, said in a statement the bill “will apply to any conduct by any U.S. personnel, whether committed before or after the law is enacted.”
One of the two lawyers said the draft is in the revision stage but the administration seems intent on pushing forward the draft's major points in Congress after Labour Day.
“I think what this bill can do is in effect immunize past crimes. That's why it's so dangerous,” said a third lawyer, Eugene Fidell, president of the National Institute of Military Justice.
Mr. Fidell said the initiative is “not just protection of political appointees but also CIA personnel who led interrogations.”
Interrogation practices “follow from policies that were formed at the highest levels of the administration,” said a fourth lawyer, Scott Horton, who has followed detainee issues closely.
“The administration is trying to insulate policymakers under the War Crimes Act.”
A White House spokesman said Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions includes a number of “vague terms” that are susceptible to different interpretations.

The administration believes it is very important to bring clarity to the War Crimes Act so those on the frontlines in the war on terror “have clear rules that are defined in law,” said the White House spokesman.

yeah I bet

fucking bush....makes the laws, breaks the laws and then reforms the laws


Qana killings could breach world law: UN

United Nations, Aug 9: Israel's deadly attack on the Lebanese village of Qana could be part of a "pattern of violations of international law", UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has said, calling for a more comprehensive investigation into the July 30 bombardment.

Annan made his assessment in a letter to the Security Council calling for more information on the attack.

"The attack on Qana should be seen in the broader context of what could be, based on preliminary information available to the UN, including eyewitness accounts, a pattern of violations of international law, including international humanitarian law, committed during the course of the current hostilities," he said.

"I have repeatedly condemned all actions that target civilians and I again call on all parties to the conflict to respect their obligations under international humanitarian law and, in particular, to take all necessary precautions to spare civilian life and property." Expressing distress at the "tragic events" in Qana and the overall effect of the conflict on the civilian populations of both Israel and Lebanon, Annan said it was a "level of seriousness that requires further gathering of information, including violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law."

Daily Round-Up

British police question suspects in connection with airline bombing plot
Canadian airports boost security after U.K. arrests
B.C. mill workers overcome by sulphur dioxide fumes
Pickton to be initially tried on 6 counts of murder
Monster storm lands in China
Dozens killed in Iraq bombing near Shia shrine
Bush officials draft law to protect administration from war crimes
Terry to replace Beckham as England's captain
Civil Rights Groups Angry at Congressional Block of Minimum Wage Increase
50 civilians 'killed' in Sri Lanka
Stronger hurricanes spawn bigger storm surges
Hizbollah fights Israeli push
Fewer US high school students having sex: report
Israeli strike on Gaza camp kills three
Israel destroys Gaza homes
UN: Darfur peace deal has failed
Floods Situation Grim in Parts of India.
Rising Unease In Congress Over Iraq

Ignorant Ass of the Day

Condoleezza Rice
Oh Miss Rice...you poor poor lost soul....anyway here are her stats

66th United States Secretary of State
In office: January 26, 2005
– present
Preceded by:
Colin Powell
Born: November 14, 1954Birmingham, Alabama
Political party: Republican

After the the July 30th bombing in Qana that killed over 30 children:

Rice says this kind of warfare is "extremely difficult" and that it "unfortunately has awful consequences sometimes."

Yeah....okay, that makes it all better

This is awfully interesting.....take note the date (2001)

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Daily Round-Up

Israel approves deeper offensive
Canadian soldier killed in Afghanistan shooting accident
U.S. army helicopter crashes in Iraq as troops gather in capital
Breakthrough in Nepal arms talks
Partial recount begins in Mexico
Quebec black coalition leader may resign over videotape
4 Arrested in Iraq in Kidnap of U.S. Reporter Jill Carroll
Bomb explosions kill 19 in Baghdad
More oil workers kidnapped in Nigeria
Indonesia to execute Christian rioters
Poll: Majority in U.S. oppose war
Patients not getting therapy with antidepressants
‘Today’ video: Vaughn, Aniston reportedly engaged
Expert: Americans owe more than ever before
Civil Rights Groups Angry at Congressional Block of Minimum Wage Increase
War Crimes Act Changes Would Reduce Threat Of Prosecution
Four foreigners kidnapped from oil ship off Nigeria
New Rwanda genocide movie criticises UN role
Lieberman Files to Run As Independent
Iranian Doctors Say They Cloned a Sheep
More than 1 million displaced by monsoon rains

Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land: Media & the Israel-Palestine Conflict

I watched an incredibly disturbing video last night, Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land, and I just thought I'd share it with all of you. The video is similar to my previous post about censorship in America about the mideast crisis, in fact it even includes many of the same excerpts. The difference however is this one is an hour and 20 minutes and goes extremely in depth. It was concise and easy to understand......I definitely recommend it to anyone who wishes to understand the basic facts of the Israeli\Palestinian conflict. It is however also a documentary that should be viewed by every American and Canadian alike, regardless how educated they are on the matter. Lesson to be learned (among many): don't believe everything you see on TV!!!

Watch above or at your own convenience here

UPDATE: the above video is not working at the moment....but since i have no life, I'm slaving away trying to fix it. Until then, you can click here to watch

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