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(no subject) [May. 17th, 2005|07:53 pm]
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[mood |frustratedfurious]


Can you guess what the Bush Administration is up to now?

I'll give you a hint... "Sewage" and "drinking water".
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another jewel [May. 6th, 2005|01:29 am]
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Because it's not like heroine users don't get aids. Obviously only gay men do.

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An email I received [May. 5th, 2005|04:43 pm]
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Christian Coalition founder Pat Robertson told TV viewers nation-wide that the threat posed by liberal judges is "probably more serious than a few bearded terrorists who fly into buildings." When an incredulous George Stephanopoulos asked if Robertson really believed that these judges posed "the most serious threat America has faced in nearly 400 years of history, more serious than al Qaeda, more serious than Nazi Germany and Japan, more serious than the Civil War?," he responded, "George, I really believe that."

These comments were not made in isolation. In fact, Robertson's statement is only the most outrageous example of a growing effort from the extreme right to whip up an intense fear and hatred of American judges — including comments from Republican congressmen and senators intimidating, threatening and even justifying outright violence against judges. [2] The strategy is designed to build support for the Republican "nuclear" scheme to break the rules and stack the courts — and it is poisonous to our democracy. It must stop here.

That's why we are launching a national petition demanding that Bill Frist and Tom DeLay publicly reject Robertson's statement. If they do, it will send a clear signal that this type of dangerous incitement against officers of the law is not welcome in our democracy. And if they don't, it will send an equally clear signal about how far they are willing to go. Please sign today:

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2 Evangelicals Want to Strip Courts' Funds [Apr. 23rd, 2005|03:47 pm]
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... and punish judges who are "hostile" to what they want. Scary shit folks - read on for the full story
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Patriot Act under fire? [Apr. 5th, 2005|09:45 am]
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Congressional Hearings Scrutinize Patriot Act
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start having babies... [Feb. 6th, 2005|01:32 pm]
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[mood |blahblah]

Couple May Sue Over Discarded Embryo


the part that bothers me is the statement that 'life begins at conception' or fertilization, or whatever.

a lot of these groups are using religious backgrounds to justify their statements. not that there's anything inherently wrong with that in my opinion, but when that's done blindly and to the exclusion of all else, then it bugs me.

a little background on me, i am a Christian, and i also believe in proof. i personally believe there need to be a certain amount of development, something more than a parasitic lump of flesh, before a soul enters that flesh and makes it a body. Especially considering that somewhere between 20-80% of pregnancies spontaneously abort themselves (and the women never know, they think they're just having a late/bad period). i don't believe a mandatory statement my any government or private organization can claim that life begins at fertilization, with out SOME sort of basis. i am pro-choice, for first trimester at the very least, though i personally find abortion repellent. i'm willing to have my opinions/beliefs altered... but as of yet, no one's managed to do so.

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X-posted in my journal [Jan. 27th, 2005|05:30 pm]
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[mood |indescribableindescribable]

Remember Auschwitz

60 years ago today, advancing Soviet troops freed roughly 7,000 starved and tortured survivors from a death camp. 7,000, from a place where one million were murdered, a camp which to this day stands as a symbol of evil. Of the dream of a man to utterly annihilate not just one, but two races from the face of this world. It stands still as reminder as to how basic brutality and indifference can transform into atrocity. Evil is real, it wears the face of past, present, and future.

Remember the Jews. Remember the Romanes. Remember the Poles. Remember the Russians. Remember them all, the moment we forget we dishonor their deaths.

Remember the depth of horror to which we can sink. And pray, for all of us, that it never happens again.


World Remembers Holocaust at Snow-Swept Auschwitz
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i couldn't help it, made me laugh [Jan. 18th, 2005|12:40 am]
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[mood |cynicalcynical]

Pentagon Spurned Plan to Initiate Enemy Homosexuality

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military rejected a 1994 proposal to develop an "aphrodisiac" to spur homosexual activity among enemy troops but is hard at work on other less-than-lethal weapons, defense officials said Sunday.

The idea of fostering homosexuality among the enemy figured in a declassified six-year, $7.5 million request from a laboratory at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio for funding of non-lethal chemical weapon research.

The proposal, disclosed in response to a Freedom of Information request, called for developing chemicals affecting human behavior "so that discipline and morale in enemy units is adversely affected."

"One distasteful but completely non-lethal example would be strong aphrodisiacs, especially if the chemical also caused homosexual behavior," said the document, obtained by the Sunshine Project. The watchdog group posted the partly blacked-out, three-page document on its Web site.

Lt. Col. Barry Venable of the Army, a Defense Department spokesman, said: "This suggestion arose essentially from a brainstorming session, and it was rejected out of hand."

The Air Force Research Laboratory also suggested using chemicals that could be sprayed on enemy positions to attract stinging and biting bugs, rodents and larger animals.

Another idea involved creating "severe and lasting halitosis" to help sniff out fighters trying to blend with civilians.

The U.S. military remains committed to developing less-than-lethal weapons that pass stringent legal reviews and are consistent with international treaties, said Captain Dan McSweeny of the Marine Corps, a spokesman for the Pentagon unit spearheading their introduction.

By Jim Wolf


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(no subject) [Jan. 7th, 2005|10:50 pm]
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[mood |chipperchipper]

Yep, we're so all going to Hell...

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First Ammendment Losses [Dec. 31st, 2004|03:25 am]
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UNITED STATES: Cuban books banned

On November 29, a US government committee “clarified” in a new regulation that it was illegal to publish books by Cuban, North Korean, Sudanese or Iranian authors without explicit government authorisation. Several groups, led by the PEN American Centre and including Arcade Publishing, have challenged the ruling, claiming that it contravenes the First Amendment.

From Green Left Weekly, December 15, 2004.
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