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Stamina 3 December 2011

Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Lie Down Fall Down Dems, Occupy Wall Street.
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1. diane - 3 December 2011

One of the Homeland’s nooozpapers has taken to giving online specifics of those arrested and released with no charges for letting the government know: that their lives are broken due to their own government’s sadism. I can only hope, if/when there are resulting suicides of those who now will likely become forever unemployable – despite having far more integrity and honor, and being able to run circles around fuckers who are far more than gainfully employed – that those in on putting that data out there, live in fucking haunted misery, for the rest of their sorry, very, very long “Healthy & Productive [SNIRK you fucking NAZIS] lives, knowing they had a hand in slow, and hideous murder by suicide.

(I love that picture honey, it reminds me of my mom.)

marisacat - 3 December 2011

One of the Homeland’s nooozpapers has taken to giving online specifics of those arrested and released with no charges for letting the government know:

whch news paper?

diane - 3 December 2011

I can’t say online hon, because then the data will be uncovered even more than it is now.

hint: already responsible for a well known suicide.

marisacat - 3 December 2011

well you raised it diane.

diane - 3 December 2011

I know I did, and I thought I did it in a way that will allow people to discover it, and act on it, yet not share the personal details of the unlawfully arrested, that was my intent hon.

diane - 3 December 2011

(personal details, which will be used against them, to shut down their lives, in hideously … slooooow …motion…..)

diane - 3 December 2011

(for anyone wondering, it is not hearsay, I accessed the data online, with ease, and I am not sharing it, I did not/am not snooping through it, nor will I revisit it for my own ego, or other gain, at the cost of someone I have no issue with, whatsoever.)

2. marisacat - 3 December 2011

What a con artist… as long as HC ”suspends” his campaign he can go on raising money and getting Federal matching funds.

What a system.

3. Madman in the Marketplace - 3 December 2011

U.N. Envoy: U.S. Isn’t Protecting Occupy Protesters’ Rights

WASHINGTON — The United Nations envoy for freedom of expression is drafting an official communication to the U.S. government demanding to know why federal officials are not protecting the rights of Occupy demonstrators whose protests are being disbanded — sometimes violently — by local authorities.

Frank La Rue, who serves as the U.N. “special rapporteur” for the protection of free expression, told HuffPost in an interview that the crackdowns against Occupy protesters appear to be violating their human and constitutional rights.

“I believe in city ordinances and I believe in maintaining urban order,” he said Thursday. “But on the other hand I also believe that the state — in this case the federal state — has an obligation to protect and promote human rights.”

“If I were going to pit a city ordinance against human rights, I would always take human rights,” he continued.

La Rue, a longtime Guatemalan human rights activist who has held his U.N. post for three years, said it’s clear to him that the protesters have a right to occupy public spaces “as long as that doesn’t severely affect the rights of others.”

In moments of crisis, governments often default to a forceful response instead of a dialogue, he said — but that’s a mistake.

“Citizens have the right to dissent with the authorities, and there’s no need to use public force to silence that dissension,” he said.

“One of the principles is proportionality,” La Rue said. “The use of police force is legitimate to maintain public order — but there has to be a danger of real harm, a clear and present danger. And second, there has to be a proportionality of the force employed to prevent a real danger.”

And history suggests that harsh tactics against social movements don’t work anyway, he said. In Occupy’s case, he said, “disbanding them by force won’t change that attitude of indignation.”

marisacat - 3 December 2011

Well at least a report documenting what happened will come out, as problematical as the UN is, it does amass reports on what happens…. The truths are in the reports and better books on the US, it sits there… til history reads it.

Last I heard 5000 had been arrested, not sure that includes the 292 in LA or not. Of course they are being arrested all over the country…

4. Madman in the Marketplace - 3 December 2011

The We-Are-At-War! mentality

There is one other point to make about what used to be a leading point of contention between progressives and neocons – the mantra that We are at War with the Terrorists! and must treat accused Terrorists as warriors, not criminals – but has now, in the Obama era, become standard dogma for Democrats as well (you will not have a debate with a defender of Obama’s assassination powers or other War on Terror policies of his without hearing this war sloganeering). It’s hard to overstate how central this We-are-at-War! mentality is to all of these powers being claimed in the name of Terrorism.

But far more than it is a political or legal belief, it’s a psychological need — a deep-seeted, eager need — to believe we are at War. It’s really an addiction. For instance, Lindsey Graham — easily one of the nation’s most radical warmongers — is so single-mindedly devoted to insisting that We-are-at-War! that it has become a full-time obsession of his for years. He constantly compares the War on Terror to the war against Nazis (the way neocons, and now the hardest-core Obama defenders, have long invoked the Civil War to justify War on Terror abuses), and even once went so far as to proclaim: “Free speech is a great idea, but we’re in a war.”

But this need to embrace the idea that We-are-at-War! is driven far more by psychological and emotional desires than it is legal or policy views. It’s all about feeling strong and purposeful — we are Warriors for a great cause just like our noble forefathers who won the Civil War and vanquished the Nazis – and has virtually nothing to do with combating Terrorism. This obsession with mandating military detention for Terrorists — when civilian trials have succeeded more effectively than military tribunals in keeping Terrorists imprisoned — underscores its real purpose: it has nothing to do with counter-Terrorism and everything to do with clinging to the psychological purpose bestowed by War.

marisacat - 3 December 2011

Honestly I think the country is finished… NOTHING will pull this government, no matter who is in it at what level, back. I think we are entering a long era of rolling war, a war machine that just rolls in, ground and air. Domestic and Foreign.

Which I think is one reason the people putting themselves on the line, or even just supporting in what way they can, in Occupy are resolute. Thinking over the film of the young people on the Berkeley campus who were attacked frontally with sticks… I think htye knew it was coming. I bet word of the Urban Shield and Yamam is on campus, for one thing they carried out exercises there, aside from actual action.

Madman in the Marketplace - 3 December 2011

could be

BooHooHooMan - 3 December 2011

Oh definitely NOTHING will pull this government, no matter who is in it at what level, back

The only set of questions I see left unanswered surround Civil War. Of course not of the bloody tidy, only-divisible-by-two, American History variety.
And certainly not one of lining up along one side or other of the ole Blue/Grey, Red/Blue, facile as football 50 yard line, such precedents being constructs, then as now, in the Imperial Stadia.
Nor, realistically, do I see things unfolding along hopeful ,(tho accurate along the allocation-of-spoils account) of the “99 vs the 1%”… not even 80 /20 at his point tho the sentiment is there, as Lumpen is what Lumpen does. No; it’s gonna take the whole Fascist monty. And there ain’t no one comin’ in to “liberate” us. No one ever does…
My basic advice to people is, ya know, form your own militia,. Carefully.. And one featuring grilled food now and then, tho that’s just a personal preference. The greater level of hostility being recommended, and of course, discretion being the key. :wink:

wu ming - 5 December 2011

bicycle barricade, a UCD protest blog, had a post on UCPD training to beat the shit out of you, back on 10/27, before the police riots at berkeley and davis.

marisacat - 5 December 2011

oh thanks for that wu ming…

5. BooHooHooMan - 4 December 2011

Pass the ammo all around.
Black Friday Gun Sales Break Records

Gun dealers flooded the FBI with background check requests for prospective buyers last Friday, smashing the single-day, all-time high by 32%, according to bureau records.

Deputy Assistant FBI Director Jerry Pender said the checks, required by federal law, surged to 129,166 during the day, far surpassing the previous high of 97,848 on Black Friday of 2008.

The actual number of firearms sold last Friday is likely higher because multiple firearms can be included in a transaction by a single buyer.And the FBI does not track actual gun sales.

Some gun industry analysts attributed the unusual surge to a convergence of factors, including an increasing number of first-time buyers seeking firearms for protection and women who are being drawn to sport shooting and hunting.

Revolution in the air? Hmm……likely higher because multiple firearms can be included in a transaction by a single buyer. and then you have your women who are being drawn to sport shooting and hunting.

OR, come to think of it, when they find bullet riddled Herman with Mrs Cain and a couple a dozen other arsenal’d “Mrs Cains” standing over him… :lol:

wu ming - 5 December 2011

on that note, cerebus capital management is buying up gun and ammo companies.

6. BooHooHooMan - 4 December 2011

U.S. Agents Launder Mexican Profits of Drug Cartels
By GINGER THOMPSON

Undercover D.E.A. agents have laundered millions in drug proceeds because it helps them identify how cartels move money, where they keep it and who their leaders are.

Oh Sell me a fuckin BRIDGE.
Like to Hawaii, where Obby just skipped out for a 17 day vaca.
AfPak melting down..
Corzine – Still Unarrested – on Thursday…
The goo gluing the Banksters set to pop…
Bibi proceeding with the Christmas atrocities…

Yeh best leave town…

BooHooHooMan - 4 December 2011

LINK to the latest in Gangster Statism above..

marisacat - 4 December 2011

what a cover story. Walk the guns in, wash the money out. Oh yeah.

BooHooHooMan - 4 December 2011

Like that Louisianna Rep Jefferson’s schtick, the money he kept in his fridge.was “part of an investigation”.
Which reminds me, the last time I checked, that slimy motherfucker has been out on bail, post conviction … since sentenced… in 2009

Utter FARCE, Utter B U L L S H I T

marisacat - 4 December 2011

Yes and 90K is such a pittance… makes you wonder where the rest was.

7. marisacat - 4 December 2011

Off to the War Races…

Iran says it shot down unmanned U.S. spy plane

An unmanned U.S. spy plane was shot down after it violated Iranian airspace along the eastern border, says Iran’s semiofficial Fars news agency.

The report says the plane was an RQ170 type drone and is now in the possession of Iran’s armed forces. . . . .

Read more at:
Wapo

8. Madman in the Marketplace - 4 December 2011

Fukushima fuel rods may have completely melted

Fuel rods inside one of the reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant may have completely melted and bored most of the way through a concrete floor, the reactor’s last line of defence before its steel outer casing, the plant’s operator said.

Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) said in a report that fuel inside reactor No 1 appeared to have dropped through its inner pressure vessel and into the outer containment vessel, indicating that the accident was more severe than first thought.

The revelation that the plant may have narrowly averted a disastrous “China syndrome” scenario comes days after reports that the company had dismissed a 2008 warning that the plant was inadequately prepared to resist a tsunami.

Tepco revised its view of the damage inside the No 1 reactor – one of three that suffered meltdown soon after the 11 March disaster – after running a new simulation of the accident.

It would not comment on the exact position of the molten fuel, or on how much of it is exposed to water being pumped in to cool the reactor. More than nine months into the crisis, workers are still unable to gauge the damage directly because of dangerously high levels of radiation inside the reactor building.

“Uncertainty involved in the analysis is significant, due to the uncertain nature of the original conditions and data used,” Tepco said in a report. It said the concrete “could have been penetrated”, but added that the fuel remained inside the reactor’s outer casing.

Previously, the firm had said that only some of the fuel had burned through its inner pressure vessel and dropped into the containment vessel.

9. Madman in the Marketplace - 4 December 2011

THE ETERNAL VICTIM/BULLY.

Timothy Dalrymple is concerned that you can’t get young wingnuts to attack gay marriage as easily as you can get them to attack abortion. His concern is puzzling for a couple of reasons.

First, he thinks the abortion thing is all but won. In defense of this proposition he shows a stirring video (starring David French!) “touting the growing momentum in the pro-life movement amongst the young.” Other than that, he’s got nothing except the closeness of the national split on the issue, and his own unwillingness to imagine what might happen in this country if abortion were made illegal tomorrow. (He probably imagines a Great Awakening, but I assure him the folks who would be Awakened, and what they would be Awakening to, would not be quite what he imagines.)

If he thinks he can get the female majority of Americans to give up their rights so easily, why should he worry about getting the straight majority to persecute homosexuals again? Should be a piece of cake.

Second, he’s got the same built-in excuse for the failure of the fag-hating movement as all conservatives have on all subjects where public compliance is not total. He does have to pretend to cogitate a bit before he gets to it, which exercise has it own delights:

It’s tough to construct an argument against gay marriage without appealing for justification to scripture. It’s not impossible. One can appeal to natural law…

Stop, yer killing me (and my unborn child). But after this flailing, he gets down to it:

There are other factors as well. (a) There have been, in movies and television in particular, relentless efforts to stigmatize anyone who disapproves of homosexual relationships… (c) the gay rights lobby has very successfully made the argument that equal treatment in matters of marriage is a matter of basic human rights, in line with the Civil Rights struggle…

We come to it at last, and inevitably: the anti-gay-marriage movement is being oppressed! By Hollyweird, and by the liberal conspiracy to convince ordinary Americans that the guys who, fifty years earlier, they all beat up for fun are actually some sort of victims. But wait, Dalrymple hasn’t waded up to his nostrils yet:

Consider this little bit of anecdotal information. As an editor and director for a large religion website now, I can tell you: It’s substantially easier to find Christians and evangelicals to write on the abortion issue than it is to find ones who will write on same-sex marriage. Academics in particular are terrified that anything critical of homosexuality or same-sex marriage will come up before hiring or tenure committees. One of the first subjects we addressed in our “Public Square” at Patheos was the same-sex marriage debate, and nearly every person I approached to write on the topic had to ask himself or herself: “Am I willing to give up the next job, the next promotion, the next award, because of my views on this topic?”

Stop and think a minute. First, these are “Christians and evangelicals” we’re talking about — in other words, Jesus freaks. They live, indeed thrive, in a land of megachurches, child-raping priests, and wealthy preachers whose primary occupation is the exploitation of ancient prejudices and superstitions for financial and social gain.

And for them hard times are good times. They’re recession-proof. The same sordid rackets that sustained them in the time of Mencken are still in operation and more profitable than ever. There’s no need for these guys to worry about the next job, the next promotion, the next award. The Jesus industry churns them out by the buttload. Hell, Dalrymple’s got an intellectual-type job; the standards obviously aren’t high.

10. Madman in the Marketplace - 4 December 2011

City Has Spent Over $500,000 on Occupy Seattle Expenses

Jesse Mulert, an organizer with Occupy Seattle, said the group – as taxpayers – wants a “breakdown and justification” of the city’s expenses.

“How is it that that 50-300 peacefully assembled citizens warrant such a concentration of resources?”

11. Madman in the Marketplace - 4 December 2011
12. marisacat - 4 December 2011

hmm it seems Wayne Barrett is at Daily Beast I will have to circle and land more often… ;)

He charts how over and over Cain was the token “face” brought in to corporations as they emerged from or underwent discrimination lawsuits. So, saying he never benefitted from Affirmative Action, misses the reality.

[T]hree years prior to Cain’s 1977 arrival at the Minneapolis-based Pillsbury Company, Marceline Donaldson, a former black employee, sued the company on behalf of all female and minority employees. Donaldson’s case, filed by the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, was dismissed in 1976. But in April of the following year, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the lower court’s decision, finding that Donaldson had “made a showing that a significant number of other members of the class have been similarly victimized by the same patterns.” The appeals court warned that Donaldson had “laid a proper foundation to pursue a full-scale inquiry into Pillsbury’s alleged unlawful practices.” The complaint revealed that less than 1 percent of Pillsbury’s officers and managers were black.

. . .

Donaldson, a Republican businesswoman in Massachusetts today, told the Daily Beast that Cain “calls himself a self-made man,” but “wouldn’t have gotten to first base without those lawsuits.” Cain was hired, says Donaldson, “when Pillsbury realized they had to make some changes. He could get what he wanted but he didn’t get it going down the middle of the street; he’d get it bobbing and weaving.” Donaldson, who’s so feisty she once sued Louis Farakkhan because the Nation of Islam wouldn’t let her attend a public meeting, posted two blogs last month, urging Cain to acknowledge the role that the civil rights movement played in his success, and then condemning him for being “unable to see, respect, or thank those on whose shoulders he stands.” …

13. ts - 5 December 2011

I’m having a tough time holding my breakfast down after reading this.

I think they actually think this article is good PR or something.

Ganjafied Gabacho - 5 December 2011

Barf-o-rama. It never ceases to amaze me how many folks with Ph.d’s don’t have less than half the wit of your average fly larvae…at least the fmaggots know they’re eating shit.

marisacat - 5 December 2011

By now I am scared to click on it and read. Maybe in a while, afer lunch is digested.

diane - 5 December 2011

The guy at the forefront of the prefacing piccy could be used as the primo example of where the word DICK HEAD emanated from (the guy at the back looks like a pallbearer). Either the woman is now living in absolute minimum wage Hell (to futilely attempt to head towards putting a consistent roof over her head), for her PHD, or she’s an OP.

Madman in the Marketplace - 5 December 2011

The starting salary as a junior analyst is near minimum wage, but in time, she can earn a cool six figures, assured Kaufman.

MINIMUM WAGE? I made more than that in a call center helping mutual fund shareholders.

14. diane - 5 December 2011

there might be hope:

Monday, December 5, 2011

Nazional Pastimes

[by Dennis Perrin]

In a season marred by the Penn State rape scandal, SEC

Not being a USMIC Football follower (which I’m sure has totally fucked up countless potential jawbz, I may have otherwise been even overqualified for). That acronym (SEC) never fails to jar me when I see it on the ‘mainstream,’ overwhelmingly white and/or “bright, high yella,” male political blawgs (not referring to Dennis’ blog) which always seamlessly mingle football talk with politics, much like Corporations mingle $$$US Football$$$$$ talk with bizniss. You mean the Securities Exchange Commission oversees much of $$$US Football$$$$$? I digress? … onward:

… [SEC] favoritism is the least of college football’s worries. It seemed odd that Penn State kept playing after its franchise coach was fired, its school president forced to resign. But too much money would be lost, so the harshest penalty has been to banish the 9-3 Nittany Lions to the TicketCity Bowl in Dallas.

Come next season, maybe fans will believe that it was all a bad dream, an aberration, and we can get back to pouring money into corporate sports as the Constitution provides.

I was never crazy about college football. But at least the BCS is open about its avarice, the building of super conferences an honest expression of current power arrangements. The punch line — that it’s all about student athletes — ceased being funny ages ago. It’s still trotted out, but few bother to notice much less react.

Pro football is losing me as well. Cynics may point to the Jets’ subpar season as the cause, but this is a long time coming. Ultra-violence is part of it, though for years this didn’t bother me much. You can’t enjoy the NFL without brain-rattling hits.

Mostly it’s the nationalist/militarist tie-ins. The assumption that NFL fans naturally support imperial war and the pomp that sells it. This has grown worse every year, culminating in a Nuremberg rally called the Super Bowl.

The punch line — that it’s all about supporting the troops — ceased being funny ages ago. It’s still trotted out, but millions continue to love and applaud it.

The Occupy movement has clearly softened me. A generation that rejects violence in favor of justice fucks with one’s football jones. That is, unless the Jets somehow make it to Nuremberg Indy. One more rally before renouncing the Reich, or Madonna at halftime if the game’s a rout.

marisacat - 5 December 2011

Heil Tailgate!

15. BooHooHooMan - 5 December 2011

Observe the specimen,
Bankster Gangster Shill, Robert Lezner
Oh BIGTIME B U L L L L L S H I T here – - >
The figure is already $1.7 Billion, by the way…

MF Global Commingled $200 Million From Customers For Itself And Other Clients

MF Global may have committed a crime by taking $200 million from segregated customer accounts “and used it to pay for bank overdrafts, shortfalls in other customer accounts and MF Global’s own commodities activity,” according to Vincent Schmeltz III, of Barnes & Thornburg, the lawyer for MF Global’s customers, who are trying to get back their missing funds.

Another $1.0 billion of segregated customer accounts is still missing and unaccounted for according to the MF Global Trustee in bankruptcy. Many individual traders in precious metals and agricultural products were damaged by the bankruptcy, farmers, ranchers and other agricultural business owners are missing funds they use to hedge the risks of volatile pricing.

Undoubtedly, Jon Corzine, the former CEO of MF Global, will be asked probing questions :roll: about the use of customer funds when he testifies before a Congressional committee later this week.

Schmeltz who represents James Koutoulas, the CEO of Typhon Capital Management, told me today that “customer segregated funds were commingled with securities accounts– like a massive Ponzi scheme :idea: in which money for one customer is used to pay returns to other customers.”

As I understand the regulations. MF Global was not allowed to commingle segregated customer accounts with its own firm positions or for other customers. It was meant to be segregated in the name of the owner. Today, the CFTC moved to tighten the rule to limit– but not absolutely prohibit– the use of segregated funds by the member firm.

Gangster Bankster Markets, State, and Mil.
Fully serviced by rank propagandists.
What a SUCK, Lenzer:

Look Over Here! –

To date, the Mf Global Trustee James Giddens, has announced that he is in the process of distributing $4.1 billion to the customers of MF Global, a process that will take several weeks.

Look at it this way!
Perhaps 60% was UNSTOLEN! Not Bad!
Be Grateful!
A Pretty good Smegma-to-Perfume Ratio!

Fuck Lenzner, a fucking Robert Rubin / Goldman hump….
one of many…

This is all part of a piece, in conjunction with slick moves thru crook-chick Shapiro at SEC, very quietly slipped in last Friday to the Sen, for the SEC to usurp the courts in imposing fines and awarding recovery damages..

So that’s what they’re setting up with Shapiro and the Congresscritters, while trotting out (and probably eventually hanging out) Khuzami, the S.E.C.’s Enforcement Director < – :lol:
to tout “Never Again” pledges from the Banks:roll:

marisacat - 5 December 2011

Isn’t there some creative way to hang Corzine? Something that anchors his thumbs bearing his dead weight (I am sure he is still a hulk) but also THROTTLES him at the same time?

BooHooHooMan - 5 December 2011

Welllll I CAN do something about the thumbs,
there is the technology , but I’m still sourcing a fully operational portable Guillotine… :wink:

BooHooHooMan - 5 December 2011

Oh I seeee, the thumbs and head to be left ON
Welp! Back to the old drawing board! LOL.

marisacat - 5 December 2011

Or Off! I am not picky!!!

marisacat - 5 December 2011

maybe razor wire as part of it? Maybe IMPROVED razor wire?

diane - 5 December 2011

Just scanning and posting, …sans premeditation, I would say that the primitive, yet highly efficient (far less that can go wrong) garrote could come to play, …somewhere in the design. …. Not sure, but razor wire might qualify as a type of a garrote. I would have it kind of old and blunt edged, a tad of rust going on, myself, ….if I were in a really foul mood.

marisacat - 5 December 2011

Quite a lot of garrotting in the version of the Ripley story, the one with John Malkovich…

diane - 5 December 2011

I’m not familiar with the Ripley story or John Malkovich, but not surprised I’m not even close to the first person fantasizing about choking mother fuckers off, putting a stop to them. Mother Fuckers whose actions kill multitudes but they get away with it, and worse, are applauded for it, because they were ‘wearing white gloves,’ and nowhere near the scene, when death came.

marisacat - 5 December 2011

Do you remeber the Matt Damon movie, I think back in the late 90s iirc… The Talented Mr Ripley ??

Malkovich made a very different version.

diane - 5 December 2011

Didn’t see the movie, but now I’m curious and will poke around about both ‘versions.’

marisacat - 5 December 2011

There is also a Dennis Hopper version _ I think with Bruno Ganz. Which is also very different, and stunningly wonderful.

16. BooHooHooMan - 5 December 2011

:lol:
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Hmm…..I wonder…
Is GoDaddyCorzine.com available?
GoGoGoDaddyCorzine? LOL

They better armor the fuckin door for that hearing.
I mean, who ISN”T gonna be shootin at him? :lol:

diane - 5 December 2011

well yeah: they didn’t coin it GoDaddy for nuthin; …Occupy Sandusky and Occupy Creepy Mother Fuckin “Coaches”, … are likely ‘taken’ too.

17. Madman in the Marketplace - 5 December 2011
18. Madman in the Marketplace - 5 December 2011

George W. Bush cancels visit to Swiss charity gala over fears he could be arrested on torture charges

Former U.S. President George W. Bush has cancelled a visit to Switzerland over fears he could have been arrested on torture charges.

Mr Bush was due to be the keynote speaker at a Jewish charity gala in Geneva on February 12.

But pressure has been building on the Swiss government to arrest him and open a criminal investigation if he enters the country.

Criminal complaints against Mr Bush alleging torture have been lodged in Geneva, court officials said.

Human rights groups said they had intended to submit a 2,500-page case against him in the Swiss city tomorrow for alleged mistreatment of suspected militants at Guantanamo Bay.

Left-wing groups have also called for a protest on the day of his visit, leading organisers at Keren Hayesod’s annual dinner to cancel Mr Bush’s participation on security grounds.

The New York-based Human Rights Watch and International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH) said the cancellation was linked to growing moves told him accountable for the use of torture, including waterboarding.

He had admitted in his memoirs and TV interviews to ordering the use of the interrogation technique which simulates drowning.

Reed Brody, a lawyer for Human Rights Watch, said: ‘He’s avoiding the handcuffs.’

marisacat - 5 December 2011

I don’t care what anyone says, I lvoe it when cities are cut off from them.

Madman in the Marketplace - 5 December 2011

it’s at least something. I still smile when I remember reading somewhere that Kissinger can’t travel to much of Europe. It’s pretty much the only punishment those bastards will ever get.

marisacat - 5 December 2011

Pleases me…

19. Madman in the Marketplace - 5 December 2011

More Radioactive Water Leaks at Japanese Plant

TOKYO — At least 45 tons of highly radioactive water have leaked from a purification facility at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, and some of it may have reached the Pacific Ocean, the plant’s operator said Sunday.

marisacat - 5 December 2011

Thatthing is going to leak forever, or until they get a concrete shroud over it… and it has leached so muc out already, nto the land, the sea water.

20. BooHooHooMan - 6 December 2011

The NYT…
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More News

* Bomber Kills 20 at Afghan Shrine 20 minutes ago
* N.H.L. Approves Realignment
* Democrats Say They Will Retry Payroll Tax
* Astronomers Find Biggest Black Holes Yet
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21. diane - 6 December 2011

At Occupy Melbourne, Pike’s ‘extended,’ sadist, family:
Police conduct under investigation after ‘tent’ dress torn from protester

Wayne Flower Herald Sun December 06, 2011 1:07PM

Occupy Melbourne earlier released a statement this morning condemning police for their behaviour.

“This morning at 8:45am a peaceful Occupy Melbourne Protester was violently stripped of her protest costume and discarded on the ground in her bra and panties,” the statement reads.

“The individual in question was part of the Occupy Melbourne protest and was dressed in a protest costume made from a converted tent. The significance of the costume was to highlight restrictions placed on protesters staging a 24/7 protest in Flagstaff Gardens.

“The protester was surrounded by at least four Melbourne City Council officers and eight Victorian police officers.

“Her movement was restricted by the formation of officers surrounding her and she was subsequently restrained as officers proceeded with aggressively removing her costume.

“At each stage she declared that she did not consent or feel comfortable with the actions of the council and police officers, stating that this was a sexual assault.’’

“Her requests and declarations were ignored as officers continued to rip and jostle her costume and person. A knife was requested and used by MCC Officers as the Protest Costume was cut from her body.

“The remaining severed costume was violently torn from her body while the protester herself was discarded, semi-naked and crying on the ground as Vic police and MCC officers walked away with the costume.”

(bolding mine, hat tip to “affinis”)

marisacat - 6 December 2011

“At each stage she declared that she did not consent or feel comfortable with the actions of the council and police officers, stating that this was a sexual assault.’’

well it was, they undressed her in public and they used a weapon. And it would have been the same had she been a man.

22. BooHooHooMan - 6 December 2011

Corzine Rebuffed Warnings

MF Global’s executive in charge of controlling risks raised serious concerns several times to the firm’s directors about the growing bet on European bonds by his boss, Jon S. Corzine.

OMG, he’s a Rebuffer, you see,,
a Poo Poo-er among –
kaching! – ” serious concern” raisers !
Well re – buff me dick!

Financial Crimes Vex Prosecutors

A former top U.S. official in charge of investigating the financial crisis said the government has concluded that many inquiries of wrongdoing by financial executives can’t succeed as criminal prosecutions.

“There’s been a realization and a more deliberate targeting by the Department of Justice before we launch criminally on some of these cases” said David Cardona, who was a deputy assistant director at the Federal Bureau of Investigation until he left last month for a job at the Securities and Exchange Commission. :lol: The Justice Department has decided it is “better left to regulators” to take civil-enforcement action on those cases, .

Buff Buf Buff Buff Buff.

marisacat - 6 December 2011

Travelling Guillotine = Rebuffer Buffer.

Be all buff and headless for the Xmas Season!! Hang holly from your stump(s).

Wall St Jurnal is officially a “concern troll”. Justice Dept says buffing the rebuffed is off the table! They are not sure they even have a table!!

We need a Corruption Dictionary for the 21st C. Indispensable on your coffee table. App coming soon!! Be au courant! De riguer and pas de tout passe… (Chinese ed. available too! “EU Speak” due out soon!!)

23. marisacat - 6 December 2011

Do we know where our drones are? We have to get better at tucking them in at night.

I see we are finally admitting, yes, the Iranians have one of our drones.

One thing, we won’t be bothered by any “missing drone formations” at upcoming mil air shows.

Be thankful for small favors.

brian - 6 December 2011

i saw a report on it on the news last night talking about how even the internet doesn’t have pictures of that drone (while showing pictures from the internet). anyway, im sure the iranians have already reverse-engineered it, created their own and it’s already running surveillance missions over the midwest, lol

24. marisacat - 6 December 2011

Neue…

LINK

…………….. 8O


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