Thursday, June 29, 2006
Proving once again that the world is ruled by force, Hamas claims it wants peace soon after Isreal decimated the interior ministry. The terms to Hamas' bargin are as of yet unknown, but I would recomend they offer up everything.
Fascinating to watch those wishing death upon Isreal flee when the time for battle comes.
In other news, this is the 500th post in What In the World is Going on?/Pushing Back the Frontiers of Ignorance history.
A new State of Fear will be coming either tomarow or saturday.
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
"Afghanistan was a training ground for al-quaeda, and they knowingly harbored and protected members of this terrorist organization. further, their human rights violations against women were innumerable."
Those are all the right reasons. Terrorists and human rights. The Taliban was a bunch of bloody tyrants, using a religion to rule by terror and force. Iraq was much the same.
1. Terrorists training:
The Weekly Standard
"THE FORMER IRAQI REGIME OF Saddam Hussein trained thousands of radical Islamic terrorists from the region at camps in Iraq over the four years immediately preceding the U.S. invasion, according to documents and photographs recovered by the U.S. military in postwar Iraq.
The secret training took place primarily at three camps--in Samarra, Ramadi, and Salman Pak--and was directed by elite Iraqi military units. Interviews by U.S. government interrogators with Iraqi regime officials and military leaders corroborate the documentary evidence. Many of the fighters were drawn from terrorist groups in northern Africa with close ties to al Qaeda, chief among them Algeria's GSPC and the Sudanese Islamic Army. Some 2,000 terrorists were trained at these Iraqi camps each year from 1999 to 2002, putting the total number at or above 8,000.
Now, I know. Here it comes: 'But they're wern't as many there before as now!'. But thats not a bad thing. They're losing to our army, not killing our civilans. Iraq was a training ground for terror before, and a deathbed of thousands now.
2. Human Rights
Saddam was a brutal tyrant who relied upon soviet and nazi style techniques to maintain control of his nation.
(This is a group that is pretty danged anti-American, but mostly accurate in the world. Most of these are also corroborated from eyewitness accounts.)
BTW, this is pretty sick stuff.
"Torture victims in Iraq have been blindfolded, stripped of their clothes and suspended from their wrists for long hours. Electric shocks have been used on various parts of their bodies, including the genitals, ears, the tongue and fingers. Victims have described to Amnesty International how they have been beaten with canes, whips, hosepipe or metal rods and how they have been suspended for hours from either a rotating fan in the ceiling or from a horizontal pole often in contorted positions as electric shocks were applied repeatedly on their bodies. Some victims had been forced to watch others, including their own relatives or family members, being tortured in front of them.
Other methods of physical torture described by former victims include the use of Falaqa (beating on the soles of the feet), extinguishing of cigarettes on various parts of the body, extraction of finger nails and toenails and piercing of the hands with an electric drill. Some have been sexually abused and others have had objects, including broken bottles, forced into their anus. In addition to physical torture, detainees have been threatened with rape and subjected to mock execution. They have been placed in cells where they could hear the screams of others being tortured and have been deprived of sleep. Some have stayed in solitary confinement for long periods of time. Detainees have also been threatened with bringing in a female relative, especially the wife or the mother, and raping her in front of the detainee. Some of these threats have been carried out.
Salah Mahdi, a 35-year-old traffic warden in al-Mansur district in Baghdad, married with three children, was arrested together with scores of people following the attempted assassination of 'Uday Saddam Hussain, the eldest son of the President, in December 1996. He was accused of neglect because he did not notice the car the assailants used. He was held in the Special Security building and was severely tortured. He died, reportedly as a result of torture, in around June 1997. His family was told that he had died but the body was never returned to them for burial despite their repeated requests and to date his burial place reportedly remains unknown to the family.
Women too have been tortured, ill-treated and in some cases extrajudicially executed in Iraq. Su'ad Jihad Shams al-Din, a 61-year-old medical doctor, was arrested at her clinic in Baghdad on 29 June 1999 on suspicion that she had contacts with Shi'a Islamist groups. She was detained without charge or trial and was released on 25 July 1999. She was initially held in Baghdad Security Directorate and then was transferred to al-Ambar Security Directorate (also in Baghdad) on 5 July. Su'ad Jihad Shams al-Din was tortured frequently during interrogation by security men. Methods of torture included mostly beatings on the sole (falaqa) with a cable.
Some women have been raped in custody. They were detained and tortured because they were relatives of well known Iraqi opposition activists living abroad. The security authorities use this method to put pressure on Iraqi nationals abroad to cease their activities. For example, on 7 June 2000 Najib al-Salihi, a former army general who fled Iraq in 1995 and joined the Iraqi opposition, was sent a videotape showing the rape of a female relative. Shortly afterwards he reportedly received a telephone call from the Iraqi intelligence service, asking him whether he had received the ''gift'' and informing him that his relative was in their custody.
In October 2000 dozens of women suspected of prostitution were beheaded without any judicial process in Baghdad and other cities after they had been arrested and ill-treated. Men suspected of procurement were also beheaded. The killings were reportedly carried out in the presence of representatives of the Ba'ath Party and the Iraqi Women's General Union. Members of Feda'iyye Saddam, a militia created in 1994 by 'Uday Saddam Hussain, used swords to execute the victims in front of their homes. Some victims were reportedly killed in this manner for political reasons.
A woman known as ''Um Haydar'' was beheaded reportedly without charge or trial at the end of December 2000. She was 25 years' old and married with three children. Her husband was sought by the security authorities reportedly because of his involvement in Islamist armed activities against the state. He managed to flee the country. Men belonging to Feda'iyye Saddam came to the house in al-Karrada district and found his wife, children and his mother. Um Haydar was taken to the street and two men held her by the arms and a third pulled her head from behind and beheaded her in front of the residents. The beheading was also witnessed by members of the Ba'ath Party in the area. The security men took the body and the head in a plastic bag, and took away the children and the mother-in-law. The body of Um Haydar was later buried in al-Najaf. The fate of the children and the mother-in-law remains unknown."
Now, if we were justified in going into afganistan for Terrorists and Human rights violations, what is different in Iraq?
If anything, we had even more reasons to go into Iraq then Afganistan.
1. Iraqs repeated and repeated violations of the cease fire agreement.
2. Complete disregard for the dozen UN resolutions regarding the proliferation of NBC weapons.
3. Ethnic cleansing of the Kurdish folks, a massive human rights violation, that was reason in and of itself for the US to go into Bosnia in the '90s.
The soldiers and tanks began taking up positions in two locations about a mile east of the Gaza town of Rafah under the cover of tank shells, according to witnesses and Palestinian security officials. Palestinians dug in behind walls and sand embankments, bracing for a major Israeli offensive.
No casualties were reported in any of the attacks, marked by the first Israeli ground offensive in Gaza since it pulled out of the territory last summer, tearing down all 21 Jewish settlements."
Suprise. The cedeing of the Gaza strip has not brought peace to the region. We live in a world ruled by the aggressive use of force, and by golly, Isreal has the right idea in reconquering the gaza strip. If they would just go all the way and retake the entire palistine area, we would have a lot fewer troubles in the coming years.
This is how you deal with terrorism. Isreal gets it, Bush and the House get this, and thankfully, the British understand as well. You don't negotiate with terrorists, you just take them down before they can cause damage to your citizens.
Is it just me, or is it when Isreal puts its army on a task, niether heaven nor earth would be able to stop them? Even after years and years of fighting them, hamas still gets run over by them.
People rated how proud they were of their countries in 10 areas: political influence, social security, the way their democracy works, economic success, science and technology, sports, arts and literature, military, history, and fair treatment of all groups in society."
Yay! The spirit of the heartland still beats strong.
Who wouldn't be proud to be an american?
Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war
against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and
comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason
and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five
years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and
shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.
That is treason. Benidict Arnold, Johnny Walker, and the New York Times.
Monday, June 26, 2006
"We will make sure that the Hamas government ceases to operate if the kidnapped soldier is not returned to us alive," the source told AFP on condition of anonymity.
The Popular Resistance Committees, an armed Palestinian group, claimed Monday in a telephone call to AFP that it was holding the soldier, saying he was alive.
"We are holding the soldier. He is alive and in good health," said the representative of the group, speaking on condition of anonymity.
He gave no indications as to the whereabouts or the missing soldier, 20-year-old Gilad Shavit, who was abducted during a Palestinian attack on an army border post close to the Gaza Strip on Sunday that left two Israeli soldiers and two militants dead.
The Popular Resistance Committees, together with the armed wing of the govering Hamas movement and the previously unknown Army of Islam claimed joint responsibility for the attack.
Israel has vowed to avenge any harm done to the soldier who went missing after militants tunneled into Israel and launched the brazen attack, firing grenades and rockets at an army border post near southern Gaza.
It was the largest attack in the volatile border area since Israel pulled troops and settlers out of the impoverished coastal strip last summer, ending a 38-year presence.
Defence Minister Amir Peretz vowed Sunday a strong Israeli retaliation if the missing soldier were not released unharmed. "We will take revenge against anyone who injures the soldier, including their leaders," Peretz told reporters.
In a joint statement, the militant groups said the dawn assault was revenge for the 22 civilians killed in an alleged Israeli shelling and botched air strikes since the start of June.
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert blamed Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas and the Hamas-led Palestinian government for the attack....
"Hamas has once again proved that it is the worst sort of terrorist organization," Gillerman told AFP in Jerusalem.
Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni urged the moderate Palestinian Authority president to act swiftly to release the soldier, by force if necessary."
Isreal gave up the gaza strip last year for 'peace', and this is what the people of palistine call peace? They never should have backed down. Now, we have a 'democratically' elected Hamas as the leadership of palistine. Hamas has been an organization of terror for decades! But no, they have separated the militant wing of the party from the ruling part.
Just like the Soviets separated the Sword and the Sheild of the Party from the rulers.
It just doesn't work that way.
Let hamas and the palistine region have it. Raze the area, and rebuild something that produces something besides political shennanigans, death and mayhem.
Friday, June 23, 2006
President Bush just signed an executive order reinstating the old school eminent domain, where property can't be taken to build a condo, where a beachfront property isn't a new place for a casino, and where a farm can't be taken to build a new resort.
Quite frankly, this is the best news I've heard in months, even better then Zarqawi's death.
Politically, this is a stroke of genius. Do it on a friday evening, after both the Partisen Press, the Liberal Media, and the Conservative talk shows are finished, and everyone takes off for the weekend. Then, over the weekend, and huge head of steam builds up heading into the next week, ready to rock the political landscape. If the public is properly informed of this, then Bush's ratings should fly. He should hold a press confrence on this, rather then letting Tony Snow, as good as he is, have to handle the wolves of the press.
America looks a lot brighter now.
A Japanese destroyer performed surveillance and tracking exercises during the test, marking the first time any US ally has taken part in a US missile defense intercept test, the US Missile Defense Agency said.
The sea-based system tested off Hawaii is designed to counter only short or medium range missiles, but the cruisers and destroyers that took part are capable of tracking long-range missiles as well.
The mock warhead was launched over the Pacific atop a medium range missile and destroyed in a direct hit six minutes later with an SM-3 missile fired by the Aegis cruiser USS Shiloh, the agency said.
The missile successfully intercepted the target warhead outside the earths atmosphere more than 100 miles above the Pacific Ocean and 250 miles northwest of Kauai," the agency said in a statement.
We are continuing to see great success with the very challenging technology of hit-to-kill, a technology that is used for all of our missile defense ground- and sea-based interceptor missiles," Lieutenant General Trey Obering, the agency chief, said in the statement.
Sitting in the middle of the ocean, tracking and hitting a missle screaming past at hundreds of miles per hour... That is what the US Navy does. Extreamly impressive.
And perhaps thats why we get this story:
"for most, a missile was too distant, too unlikely a threat to interrupt their daily lives.
"A better question is when's the next earthquake," Ernie De Matteis said as he flipped through a newspaper in San Francisco."
Thursday, June 22, 2006
"We have found weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, chemical weapons," Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., said in a quickly called press conference late Wednesday afternoon.
Reading from a declassified portion of a report by the National Ground Intelligence Center, a Defense Department intelligence unit, Santorum said: "Since 2003, coalition forces have recovered approximately 500 weapons munitions which contain degraded mustard or sarin nerve agent. Despite many efforts to locate and destroy Iraq's pre-Gulf War chemical munitions, filled and unfilled pre-Gulf War chemical munitions are assessed to still exist.""
So the WMD's did exist, just like the Administration said. But why in tarnation does it take a US senator to say all this, rather then the administration defending itself? Its just stupid! This is the kind of story that sticks a knife in the democrat propaganda campaign!
Just glad that Saddam didn't use'em on our troops on the way in. That would have been terrible.
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
The ring-tone, know as "Teen Buzz," allows students to surreptitiously exchange text messages unbeknownst to teachers whose older ears cannot detect the sound.
A security company in Wales developed the tone -- the Mosquito Teen Repeller -- to drive away teens loitering around shopping malls in Britain,
But US teens have created their own version of the piercing sound and are selling it on the Internet for 2.99 dollars.
Most adults are unable to hear the tone as with age people are less likely to hear high-frequency sounds.
At 17,000 Hertz, Teen Buzz falls within the highest of pitches noticeable to humans, who can hear as low as 40-50 Hz and as high as 20,000 Hz."
Thats just awsome. Until you get caught, I suppose. And it's expensive, and sounds painful on the ears... Yeah. Still cool though.
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Two Navy Aegis warships are patrolling near North Korea as part of the global missile defense and would be among the first sensors that would trigger the use of interceptors, the officials said yesterday.
The U.S. missile defense system includes 11 long-range interceptor missiles, including nine deployed at Fort Greeley, Alaska, and two at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The system was switched from test to operational mode within the past two weeks, the officials said."
And thats why we need star wars folks. Missle shield has its uses, despite the lack of the Soviet Union. We've still got China, North Korea, and India or Pakistan in the region, armed with nukes.
It would be very, very cool to see this system in action. North Korea's response should be very satisfying.
Monday, June 19, 2006
Story: "Iraq's deceased Al Qaida leader, Abu Musab Al Zarqawi, was registered for unemployment benefits in India, a recent report suggests.
A query has been ordered to certify how Al Zarqawi, who was killed in a US air strike in Iraq last week, came to be registered as an Indian resident.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary, N C Bajpai, is particularly concerned about reports that the late Al Qaida leader, who was registered under the name of Ama Zarqawi, was made eligible for unemployment benefits by the Lucknow district administration.
Disciplinary action has been ordered by the principal secretary and district administration against those responsible for the lapse."
Indeed, truth is stranger then fiction.
The threat, in a ruling party report carried by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), came as North Korea was reportedly preparing to test-fire a long-range missile despite strong protests from the United States and its allies.
Choe Thae Bok, a ranking Workers’ Party official, said Washington was “hell-bent on provocations of war of aggression” in the report to mark the 42nd anniversary of Kim’s start at the party, KCNA said.
“If the enemies ignite a war eventually, the Korean army and people will mercilessly wipe out the aggressors and give vent to the deep-rooted grudge of the nation,” Choe was quoted as telling the meeting.""
Lost in the bustle about Iran, Criminal immigration and Al-Zarqawi, is poor little North Korea. So, how do they get more attention? By arming a long range ballistic weapon, that could potientally be armed with a nucular warhead.
And as usual, the madcap party leaders threaten to destroy the world, most specifically, the US and South Korea. Japan and China are also not to fond of this turn of events, both threatening harsh retaliation. And you have to immagine Russia's got something to say here.
They'd be fools to launch this missle, but I beleive fools are what leads that country.
Saturday, June 17, 2006
The grand jury had been considering the case since shortly after the March 29 incident, which has led to much discussion on Capitol Hill about race and the conduct of lawmakers and the officers who protect them."
Culture of corruption hits the dems square in the face. But, McKinney is left off. Any other person in this nation wouldn't be able to slap a cop and run off, simply because the guy didn't remember 1 face out of 545. She got away with it by pulling the race card, and saying that the cop was a rascist.
Simply a travesty of justice.
Friday, June 16, 2006
Speaking following a meeting with his Syrian counterpart Hassan Ali Turkmani in Teheran on Thursday, Iranian Defense Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar emphasized that Iran "should be ready for confronting all kinds of threats."
Diplomacy sure seems to be working here...
You just can't negotiate with evil.
Thursday, June 15, 2006
The crackdown is called Operation Return to Sender.
"This sends a message," said Monico, standing outside the gray Victorian apartment where Da Silva had been hiding. "When we deport you, we're serious."
An Associated Press reporter and photographer accompanied a fugitive task force as it made Operation Return to Sender raids Tuesday night and early Wednesday.
The operation has caught more than 140 immigrants with convictions for sexual offenses against children; 367 known gang members, including street soldiers in the deadly Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13; and about 640 people who had already been deported once, immigration officials said. The numbers include more than 720 arrests in California alone.
More than 800 people arrested already have been deported."
Thats how you deal with illegal immigrants, bust'em back where they came from, or let them rot in prison. Then seal the border, so they don't come back.
I'm glad to see some one in government is paying attention. Hastard and the House, and the custom's guys. The Senate and Bush are not.
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Hastert said hearings on the Senate bill should be held before appointing anyone to a House-Senate committee to negotiate a compromise immigration bill. Later, he said he was unsure what the House's next move would be.
"We're going to take a long look at it," Hastert said late Tuesday.
House Majority Leader John Boehner agreed. "I think we should know clearly what's in the Senate bill," Boehner said. But he added there are lots of ways to understand its contents."
This is the ammnesty bill out of the senate. If the conservative force in the house is strong enough, we may not have to live with ammnesty for 11 million felons. I hope they do not reach a compromise, I hope that the house bill becomes law. The only way to deal with criminals is do punish them, and ammnesty is not punishment.
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
The documents, many in Arabic and with no accompanying translation, provide multiple insights into events inside pre-war Iraq. The dossier, however, is huge and disorganized. Digging out its secrets is a laborious task — one that the U.S. government decided to leave to others.
Geno's owner Joey Vento, the grandson of Italian immigrants, said he has no plans to remove the sign.
"I don't see why I should have to. It's freedom of speech," said Vento...
He said no one is refused service and no one is discriminated against. The sign, which has been displayed for about six months, is meant to encourage immigrants to learn English, he said.
"If you don't speak English, the sign means nothing,""
I think this is pretty self obvious. The guy wants to run his buisness in english, and thats a great way to garner some buisness. So some criminals take offense because they just have to eat there, it is compleatly impossible to go anywhere else. So, they whine to the city, and some other group of busybodies and crime lovers comes to slap the man with a fine.
This is so stupid.
Monday, June 12, 2006
The documents, many in Arabic and with no accompanying translation, provide multiple insights into events inside pre-war Iraq. The dossier, however, is huge and disorganized. Digging out its secrets is a laborious task — one that the U.S. government decided to leave to others...."It is my belief," Robison says, "that those who just want to know the truth will find new and shocking information in these documents and may even change their beliefs about the reasons for the war."
Our government documents are difficult to dicifer. I can only imagine how much more difficult Saddams are.
Saturday, June 10, 2006
In her latest book, Coulter criticizes the four New Jersey widows who pushed for an independent commission to investigate the Sept. 11, attacks. The women also backed Democrat John Kerry's presidential candidacy in 2004.
"These broads are millionaires, lionized on TV and in articles about them, reveling in their status as celebrities and stalked by grief- arazzis. I've never seen people enjoying their husbands' deaths so much," Coulter wrote."
Ya know, I don't think her remarks are off base at all. Do you realize that each family recieved millions of dollars from the federal government, and countless more from the various charity groups? And ya know how much the family of a soldier gets for dying for you and me? Twelve thousand.
For these widows to go campaign for a canidate in an election, touting there status as 9/11 widows as some great credintials, is using their husbands death for political gain. What gives them the credibility? Are they experts on terrorists? No. Are the people that died in the Oklahoma city bombing experts on domestic terrorists? No. Are the folks who were shoved out of louisiana by Katrina experts on hurricanes? No. So why are the 9/11 widows allowed to campaign for canidates, using there status as having lost a husband for political capital?
Friday, June 09, 2006
Left wing nut post: here
The response is below. Basically, the guy claims that a quarter of a million civies have been killed or tortured by the US army, and the media has been covering it up! Those dastardly reporters, always siding with america!!! And this guys state purpose is to give the occupied palistenians a voice.
And so in respose to this, the armada set sail and rather effectivly dismantled his ship.
This folks, is what we're up against in the coming elections. We've got absolutly nothing to fear but fear itself, because this garners no votes.
Israel has accused militant faction leader Jamal Abu Samhadana of spearheading rocket attacks on Israel and of the fatal 2003 bombing of a U.S. convoy in the Gaza Strip."This will be a week long remembered in the halls of terror. It has seen the end of Zarqawi, and the end of Samhadana.
Air strikes for both of them. There's an old saying 'He he controls the sea, controls the world.' I think that may well have been replaced with 'He who maintains air superiority controls the world.'
Thursday, June 08, 2006
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said al-Zarqawi was killed along with seven aides Wednesday evening in a remote area 30 miles northeast of Baghdad in the volatile province of Diyala, just east of the provincial capital of Baqouba, al-Maliki said.
Loud applause broke out among the reporters and soldiers as al-Maliki, flanked by U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad and U.S. Gen. George Casey, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, told a news conference that "al-Zarqawi was eliminated."
But any hopes the Jordanian-born terror leader's death would help stem the violence in Iraq were dimmed hours later when a car bomb exploded in a Baghdad market, killing 12 and wounding 65."
Air strikes take out Abu Musab Al Zarqawi, most likly in his home. Good, its what the terrorist deserved. And so what do his 'followers' do? They kill them selves. Very clever, ya'll.
UPDATE: To see part of the press confrance, click the link
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
3 years from now, we'll have a special squadron of these guys called the 'Flying Squirrels'.
5 years from now, they'll add jet engines to these things, and we'll have jet pack troopers hopping all over the place, wreaking havoc upon the enemies.
15 years from now, we'll just be dropping all of our soldiers from the air into the heart of an enemy base, without warning. Now that's a smart bomb.
Hat tip to Daweed for the story.
Blanco has said she planned to sign the bill that would ban nearly all abortions in Louisiana, though only if the U.S. Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade abortion rights ruling is overturned. The bill by Sen. Ben Nevers, D-Bogalusa, could only take effect under two circumstances: the U.S. Constitution is amended to allow states to ban abortion; or the Supreme Court strikes down Roe v. Wade.
Under the measure, doctors found guilty of performing abortions would face up to 10 years in prison and fines of $100,000."
Awsome. Only problem is the dependancy on the overturning of Roe v. Wade, and that may take a few more years.
But I think there's something more important to remember.
"Soldiers, sailors, and airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force! You are about to embark upon the great crusade toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you." - Gen. Eisenhower
Friday, June 02, 2006
Thats incredible. Most devestating hurricanes in history last year, oil prices skyrocketing, and a persistent barrage of negative news, and the economy still plows ahead.
I'd like to take a look at that last problem, persistent negativity.
If you look at the above quote, the article appears good. When you open the link, you find a morass of gloom, conjured out of some of the best news in the nation.
"Cautious employers added just 75,000 new jobs in May, the fewest in seven months,"
"Retail took the biggest hit, losing more than 27,000 jobs. One reason: customers are spending less because they're paying more for gas"
"The other hammer to the economy came from the once-booming construction sector. It came to a standstill in May, adding only 1,000 jobs"
"Those factors, along with sagging consumer confidence, are making companies extra careful not to bulk up their payrolls"
And THEN, the real news:
"Taking a bit of the sting out of the sluggish job creation was the fact that the nation's unemployment rate dipped to 4.6 percent, the lowest in nearly 5 years."
Along with that, we have this bit o' news:
"Manufacturers, retailers, home builders, trucking firms, hotels and motels were among those shedding jobs last month. Financial firms, health care providers, educational services, accountants and bookkeepers, architects and engineers, and computer designers all boosted employment."
One of the most persistant sayings of a doom an gloom liberal: 'The jobs are there, but they aren't good jobs!'. Well, what we have here is the low wage jobs loosing steam, but the high wage, white collar jobs taking up the slack and then carrying the torch. More good news!
How so much despair can be pulled out of record setting unemployment, I can't fathom. I can shake my head, and remember that CBS is the same folks who used forged documents during the elections, and the AP is the clowns who run the stories everytime a soldier is wounded. Both have a vendeda against Bush, and it shows very strongly.
Thursday, June 01, 2006
Sgt. Peter Damon, a National Guardsman from Middleborough, is asking for damages because of "loss of reputation, emotional distress, embarrassment, and personal humiliation," according to the lawsuit filed in Suffolk Superior Court last week.
Damon, 33, claims that Moore never asked for his consent to use a clip from an interview Damon did with NBC's "Nightly News."
He lost his arms when a tire on a Black Hawk helicopter exploded while he and another reservist were servicing the aircraft on the ground. Another reservist was killed in the explosion.In his lawsuit, Damon says he "agrees with and supports the President and the United States' war effort, and he was not left behind."
He said that, while at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center recovering from his wounds, he had surgery and physical therapy, learned to use prosthetics and live independently. He also said that Homes For Our Troops, a not-for-profit group, built him a house with handicapped accessibility.
"The work creates a substantially fictionalized and falsified implication as a wounded serviceman who was left behind when Plaintiff was not left behind but supported, financially and emotionally, by the active assistance of the President, the United States and his family, friends, acquaintances and community," Damon says in his lawsuit."
What a man. He loses his arms in combat, and is now recovered and using prothsetics. Not only that, but he still supports the defense of america, and is standing up for what he believes in, and his own word. If Micheal Moore did this, it is not supriseing. Repulsive? Yes. Taking the words of a soldier out of context and without his permission is about as low as the dirt in the bottom of a potted plant.
Still, not surprising coming from Moore.