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Romanian Man Jumps From a Balcony In The Romanian Parliament

December 24, 2010 Leave a comment

I really shouldn’t be laughing at this. But there was no way he could have though he was going to die by jumping off of that balcony.

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Julian Assange Interview About Terrorism Accusations, Reporting, & Bradley Manning

December 22, 2010 Leave a comment

The interview starts 0:55 seconds in. It is worth the entire 15 minutes.

I don’t believe Julian Assange was unaware that Bradley Manning leaked the files. But that does not make him guilty of anything. He simply runs the website.

Bill Maher Calls Out Oprah Winfrey & Americans On Our Greed

December 22, 2010 Leave a comment

Bill Maher says Americans worship money and material things over religion.

An example is how Oprah’s stiudio audience goes crazy when she reveals the gifts she has for them.

Does Bill Maher have a point? Is Christmas, the holidays, or just plain everything about money in the end??

I tend to think so. But I hope not.

Wikileaks Leaker Bradley Manning Has Been ‘Tortured’ Since May 2010 In A Military Prison

December 17, 2010 1 comment

DeathAndTaxesMag –  Manning has spent the last five months detained at the U.S. Marine brig in Quantico, Virginia—before that he spent two months in a military jail in Kuwait, all the while facing conditions that constitute cruel and inhumane treatment and even torture. Manning was charged with the unauthorized use and disclosure of U.S. classified information.

In an article for Salon, Glenn Greenwald reports that interviews with several sources familiar with the conditions of Manning’s detention, including Lt. Brian Villiard, a Quantico brig Officer, confirmed that the accused leaker is subject to detention conditions likely to create long-term psychological injuries. Continue Reading…

Bradley Manning should have been Time's 2010 person of the year.

Bradley Manning, private first class soldier for the United States Army, is the soldier who leaked the “Collateral Murder” video, the Granai airstrike video, and 250,000 diplomatic cables to the Wikileaks website.

The intelligence analyst has been detained by the U.S military since May of 2010 and has spent the last 5 months at the U.S Marine Corps Brig in Quantico, Virginia.

He has been denied the right to exercise, held in solitary confinement for 23 hours of the day, and his mental and physical health have been deteriorating because of this abuse.

Bradley Manning is a homosexual and reportedly felt isolated under the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.

Manning is the real hero in this whole Wikileaks scandal. He sacrificed his entire life to expose the criminal acts of the United States Military.

Juliun Assange spent 2 weeks in solitary confinement while Manning has spent the last 7 months in a military prison under even worse conditions.

On top of all that, Manning faces up to 52 years on criminal charges.

Bradley Manning is an American hero and should be respected as one.

Illinois State Senator James Meeks Says White Women & Well-Represented Minorities Shouldn’t Get Affirmative Action

December 16, 2010 1 comment

HuffingtonPost – State Senator James Meeks, a reverend at a South Side church and a candidate for mayor of Chicago, was trying to talk about his education policy yesterday.

Instead, during a forum on WVON radio, he wound up making another round of controversial comments about race. (Scroll down to watch.) Continue Reading…

Illinois senator James Meeks thinks that the word ‘minority’ should mean African-American. The African-American South Side Reverend doesn’t think women, Asians, or Hispanics are discriminated enough to receive affirmative-action.

The candidate for Mayor of Chicago believes well-represented minorities take away opportunities for African-Americans saying “Thats why our numbers cannot improve.”

Meeks specifically said “Women, Asians, and Hispanics, who are not people of color.” The “who are not people of color” part is very important here.

Meeks is differentiating minorities based on color instead of gender or race.

James Meeks is in trouble for saying whats on his mind

Minorities who don’t pass as white or blend in with whites are  ‘under-represented minorities.’

Meeks wants affirmative-action to work for ‘under-represented minorities’ who obviously need it more.

He later retracted his statements to mean only “white women” but that’s not believable.

There are many Hispanics who can pass as white or American. Some examples are many Cubans, Mexicans, and Venezuelans.

But there are many Hispanics who are just as black as African-Americans and Meeks believes that they deserve affirmative-action.

There are many Asian who don’t pass as white but can blend in with whites such as the Japanese and Chinese. But there are many Asians who are dark-skinned such as Cambodians, Vietnamese, or even Filipinos.

James Meeks probably shouldn’t have said this publicly on the radio because radio interviews can easily be taken out of context. But doesn’t he have a point here?

The whole interview can be seen here.

James Meeks Radio Interview

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ Filibuster On Obama’s Tax Cut Compromise For The Wealthy

December 13, 2010 Leave a comment

Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders says it like it really is.

We, the poor, are in a war with the rich and they are winning.

Republican Congressman Ron Paul Defends Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange On The House Floor

December 12, 2010 1 comment

Republic Congressman Ron Paul begins his speech in Congress by defending Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange.

Ron Paul then talks about the Pentagon Papers. The Pentagon Papers were top-secret U.S Department of Defense documents regarding our political-military involvement with Vietnam and its neighbors from 1945-1967.

Ron Paul then asked 9 questions about the hypocrisy of our government and its condemnation of Julian Assange.

Ron Paul may be associated with the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) and he may be a little racist, but the guy does stand for something. Freedom through having a small government…and there aint nothing wrong with that.

 

Ron Paul opposes the war on drugs...thats enough for my vote.

 

 

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