It is a time of freedom and fear, of Gaia and of borders, of many paths and the widening of a universal toll road, emptying country and swelling cities, of the public bought into privacy and the privacy of the public sold into invisible data banks and knowing algorithms. It is the time of the warrior's peace and the miser's charity, when the planting of a seed is an act of conscientious objection.
These are the times when maps fade and direction is lost. Forwards is backwards now, so we glance sideways at the strange lands through which we are all passing, knowing for certain only that our destination has disappeared. We are unready to meet these times, but we proceed nonetheless, adapting as we wander, reshaping the Earth with every tread.
Behind us we have left the old times, the standard times, the high times. Welcome to the irregular times.
Friday, February 07, 2003
Guardian Unlimited Special Report: UK war dossier a sham, say experts
British Channel 4 News: See For Yourself -- "Intelligence Dossier" is Plagiarized
The U.S. news outlets have NOT yet chosen to air this story, although it's blowing up all over the British Press. Although Powell presented the "British intelligence findings" as up-to-date information, most of the conclusions made by the original, uncited author are based on documents that are at least twelve years old. Other elements of the "British intelligence findings" plagiarize magazine articles from Jane's Weekly.
When the news fails to report the news, IT IS UP TO YOU TO SPREAD WORD. Send these links on to everyone you know. Don't let the mainstream media hoodwink the American people on this one!
Thursday, February 06, 2003
Korean War II?
More proof today that the senior members of the Bush Administration are still living in the 1950s: they're moving America towards a war against communism on the Korean Peninsula.
Refusing to hold direct talks with the North Koreans, Secretary of "Defense" Donald Rumsfeld has taken great pains to state that the United States is ready to fight a war against Iraq and a war against North Korea at the same time. Of course, we're still fighting in Afghanistan, and have troops in the Balkans, and the Philippines, and in...
In response to the taunt from Rumsfeld, North Korea has threatened "total war" against the United States and South Korea if the United States continues to build up military forces in Korea.
The North Korean government announced yesterday that it has restarted its nuclear program, and said that it would be "foolish for the United States to think that we sit idle with folded arms to wait until it gives orders" for an American attack against North Korea. It seems that the North Koreans have been listening carefully to George W. Bush, who has proclaimed that he has the right to direct a pre-emptive nuclear attack against North Korea and said that, on a personal note, he "loathes" North Korea's national leader.
This is supposed to make us all feel safer. Do you feel safer?
Didn't think so
Tuesday, February 04, 2003
Mother Davis gets out her calculator and refigures:
So, George W. Bush released his budget proposal for the national government today, in which his plans for pumping money into military contractor corporations are balanced by his complete lack of aid to state governments, which are having to reduce basic funding for schools as a result of Bush's last budget.
Let's give him a new name: Deficit George. This budget proposes the biggest budget deficit in the nation's history. Deficit George thinks that the federal government ought to spend $307 BILLION more than it earns in income. Has George W. Bush really earned this kind of credit rating from the American people??
What really steams my rice is that at the same time that Deficit George is running up huge bills that the children of hardworking will have to pay off in decades to come, he's doing nothing, absolutely nothing, to protect Social Security so that today's workers will be able to retire when they get old. In fact, Bush is suggesting that today's workers will have to wait a few extra years before they can retire.
Of course, Bush won't have any problems retiring. He was born rich. What about the rest of us? What about our children? George W. Bush's budget won't do anything for them.
It's becoming painfully plain that Deficit George is playing heavy on the conservative, skimpy on compassion.
Do the math. It ain't fuzzy. George W. is robbing working Americans blind.
Wishing she was rich enough to get part of Deficit George's "fat cat subsidy",
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