“Pentagon To Gas Crystal City Residents Substance is harmless, assures newspaper, but terror paranoia fearmongering is contagious”
The above quote is from the article next, below.
It rang a bell for me of something 60 Minutes ran maybe some 20 years or so ago about the mlitary gassing experiments in San Francisco; and that it was both unannounced and unexplained afterwrards. I recall that they reported many people were harmed and it was never determined till many, many years later what the cause and circumstances of their ailments were.
But now is the “information age” so-called, right? So I googled this topic and came up with a couple good background references on this sort of thing.
Happy Birthday, Texicans
And let us not forget that we Texicans are special in another way. Unlike any of our other fellow Americans, we fought three wars for independence. Unfortunately, we lost the third one and were forced, at the point of a bayonet, out of a Confederacy of sovereign states and into the status of an occupied territory. But we ain’t defeated yet. Think secession!
— thegunny, 419
On a winter’s day in February of 1836, Colonel Travis penned his famous letter asking all Texicans and the people of the United States to come to the aid of his small force defending the Alamo. Just days after the letter was written, delegates from the emerging nation met at Washington on the Brazos and signed a declaration of independence. This declaration was made against a ruler that become disillusioned with the hordes of immigrants and sought to abolish the constitution of 1824. Texas Independence Day was declared on March 2, 1836.
Here’s a link to a typical O’Reilly (FoxNews) interbiew with someone he disagrees with.
R. W. “Dick” Gaines
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I reside in Indian River County, Florida, where jury duty is mandated by statute, as in most states. This means that the courts in the County are authorized to “summon” specific individuals for service in civil and criminal proceedings as jurors. A failure to respond to the jury duty summons will be considered a “contempt of court”; and a fine not to exceed $100 can be imposed.Trial by jury is guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution but that doesn’t mean that serving on a jury is some unique civic responsibility as courts would have you believe.
I Think It’s Time To Ask: Will Barack Obama Institute A Draft?
Right Wing News ^ | March 03, 2008 | by John Hawkins
Posted on 03/03/2008 10:31:31 AM EST by jdm
During the 2004 elections, liberals claimed over and over again that George Bush was going to institute a draft.
They never provided any evidence that he intended to do that and moreover, George Bush and other Republicans said, over and over again, that they were absolutely opposed to a draft.
In fact, the only people who ever seem to advocate a draft or for that matter, talk about a draft at all, are liberals.
Now, we have the same thing happening in 2008. Over at the Huffington Post, Paul Abrams is suggesting that McCain is going to implement a draft,
U.S. Health Care Gets Boost From Charity
Feb. 28, 2008
One of the decisive issues in the presidential campaign is likely to be health insurance. Texas and Ohio vote on Tuesday, and those states alone have nearly seven million uninsured residents; nationwide, 47 million have no health insurance. But that’s just the start: millions more are underinsured, unable to pay their deductibles or get access to dental care.
Recently, 60 Minutes heard about an American relief organization that airdrops doctors and medicine into the jungles of the Amazon. It’s called Remote Area Medical, or “RAM” for short.
Colorado Springs Gazette
March 3, 2008
Lawmakers Reticent About Questioning Pentagon On War
By Tom Philpott
Soldiers and families whose lives have been strained beyond imagination by multiple combat tours might expect lawmakers to still be tossing fire and brimstone on their behalf at Pentagon witnesses.
March 3, 2008
The New Art Of War
By Walter Pincus
If there were any doubts that the United States is preparing for war in space and cyberspace, testimony before the Strategic Forces Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee last week would have wiped them away.
March 3, 2008
Marine Program Is Pushing Brainpower
Behavioral focus to help troops tell friend from foe
By Chelsea J. Carter, Associated Press
CAMP PENDLETON, CALIF. — Marine Capt. Brian Iglesias saw a man go from store to store, talking with shopkeepers in Ramadi, Iraq. Outwardly, there was nothing unusual about the man. He looked like everybody else.
March 2, 2008
The Pentagon’s Ray Gun
60 Minutes (CBS), 6:30 PM
STEVE KROFT: Tonight CBS News correspondent David Martin on assignment for 60 Minutes.
DAVID MARTIN: What if we told you the Pentagon has a ray gun? And what if we told you it can stop a person in his tracks without killing or even injuring him? Well, it’s true. You can’t see it, you can’t hear it, but I can tell you firsthand you feel it. And we’re going to show you how it works tonight.
There’s a Time and a Place for a Beanball
by Robert Higgs
by Robert Higgs
“This development is shocking in several regards. Not because Clemens might have lied, mind you, but because members of Congress had no proper business interrogating him in the first place. Where in the Constitution does it say that Congress may interfere in the internal affairs of a private baseball league or its players? How exactly have these vainglorious congressional publicity hounds come by the idea that their jurisdiction has no limits?“
According to a February 28 Associated Press report, “The FBI took up the Roger Clemens case Thursday, told by the Justice Department to investigate whether the star pitcher lied when he testified to Congress he never took performance-enhancing drugs. The FBI’s involvement was announced one day after the leaders of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee told Attorney General Michael Mukasey they weren’t sure whether Clemens told the truth under oath at a Feb. 5 deposition and Feb. 13 public hearing.”
Ron Paul as Prophet
by Mark Sunwall
by Mark Sunwall
Ah! Dull witted mortal,
if Fortune begin to stay still, she is no longer Fortune.
Those who fancy themselves part of what Albert J. Nock called “the remnant,” i.e., the die-hard advocates of natural rights and civilized values, may sense, as this winter campaign stretches on and the spring of victory seems to recede, a feeling that it has all been in vain. Indeed, it would have been in vain if either we or our candidate had embarked on a campaign for political plunder, rather than what I prefer to call a “prophetic pantomime.” The remnant may remain firm in its anti-political creed…but it has been a long season of acting out the part of men and women hungry for the spoils of victory.