Miami shadiness and Saturn Hexagons: a few misc angles for your weekend
The Texas Youth Commission story I posted got briefly picked up in the NYT yesterday and MSNBC Countdown last night. Nice to see I wasn't barking up the crazy tree there. Here's a background on the vast empire of Human Trafficking from Bob Herbert.
Chalmers Johnson's "Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic" is an excellent book. Review later. 737 US Military Bases = Global Empire. For now enjoy links about Chalmers and his new book: 1 2 3.
Here's some bits to toss in there. Picking on Halliburton - by Philip Giraldi
Daily Kos: I Am Shocked *Shocked* To Find Out Banks Use Astroturfing to Keep High Credit Credit Card Fees. "Astroturf" are fake public interest groups created by corporations to generate a fake perception of populist influence. PSYOPS for corporate Public Relations basically.
Passenger train from Minneapolis to Duluth potentially in progress.
Exposing military industrial shadeballs: Blackwater book by Jeremy Scahill. Looks fantastic.
Oprah-backed Life Secret sucks because it encourages consumer greed via Australian talk show producer Rhonda Byrne.
GOP U.S. Rep. Ron Paul is running for President, and the media is avoiding him. It's too bad: I think Paul is an authentically principled True Old School Conservative who believes in minimal federal power and he's against Imperialism and the military industrial complex. So you can see why he won't get any press. Right now MSNBC is letting boring Huckabee go on about his Christian blather, and they won't even say Paul's name. Bullshit. Paul proves antiwar is not equal to leftist. Another huge problem. Libertarians dig it: The Revolutionary Candidate by Thomas E. Woods, Jr..
New Iran Hostage Crisis©: Kurt Nimmo on corporate grooming of the case. Will American torture policies blowback to endanger the Brit captives? TV Evangelist John Hagee Wants War With Iran, and He Wants It Now! Yep.
Of course the U.S. Attorney scandal is interesting. Sampson suggested removing Fitzgerald while the Libby trial went on. Sampson is kind a of a DC classic, a squeaky baby-faced hack man-child. Or something. Sidney Blumenthal sez follow the emails.
Another bit: staying connected to progressive bases of morality.
For war news check out SpaceWar.com, a site I forgot about. Chavez asks world to halt alleged planned US attack on Iran, for example.
Few bits from the Agonist: United States no longer the tech leader (report here). Bernanke Lies. Ending speculative froth, as Circuit City fires 3,400 employees it deems overpayed. The Neo Con economy cracks.