Ah the infamous repug doo-doo principle. Did the doofus think nobody would find out about his money-whore investments?
Shame, shame Mr. Var-Mitt.
Now on with the day!
Russert informed her that it was her husband -- "William Jefferson Clinton," he said gravely -- who had offered up that very scenario a year earlier. Clinton stopped and paused. Then she said: "Well, he's not standing here right now." Pressed by Russert on whether the couple have a disagreement on this issue, Clinton said with a wry smile, "Well, I'll talk to him later."
Wednesday night's debate was held on the campus of Dartmouth College and was one of six candidate forums sanctioned by the Democratic National Committee. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, also participated in the debate, which was aired on MSNBC.
September 24, 2007
Columbia University Shows True American Values
By Thom Hartmann
Just as George Bush and Dick Cheney have done on politically important occasions, Gen. David Petraeus (along with Ambassador Ryan Crocker) last night selected Fox News' Brit Hume as the "journalist" rewarded with an exclusive "interview." Whereas Hume, in the past, at least has pretended to play the role of journalist when interviewing high Bush officials -- doing things like asking (extremely respectful) questions about sensitive areas (with no follow up) -- he dispensed entirely with the pretense here. This "interview" took government propaganda to a whole new level, and really has to be seen to be believed (the full video is here).The whole production was such transparent propaganda that one doubts that Pravda would have been shameless enough to present it. Even the title of the program was creepy. Fox did not even bother to call it an "interview," but rather hailed it as a "Briefing for America."
Another bright September day
Another sun-filled sky
She stands her ground with endless pride
As planes above her fly
She looks upon her children
Her loved ones dear to heart
As they go through their normal chores
Some only just to start
But soon the peace was shattered
As men so filled with hate
Soon turned their rage to senseless acts
To meet their horrid fate
First one and then another hit
Impossible to seem
Two other impacts hit elsewhere
As in a horrid dream
Tho some did fight the evil
As heroes they had died
And as the proud twins met their fall
The Lady Liberty cried
© "Amalthea Celebras" K.C. Fahel 11 September 2001
General Petraeus will go before Congress this afternoon to argue that the surge is working -- that sectarian killings and attacks against Iraqi and U.S. forces are substantially down. The military's secret numbers will serve as support for those conclusions, even as numbers from within the government (e.g. those collected by the Defense Intelligence Agency) dispute them.
We'll have more on the numbers game a little later. But from Petraeus' perspective, the question appears closed. We're making progress -- just how much is a secondary question. As he wrote in a recent letter to U.S. forces, we're "a long way from the goal line, but we do have the ball and we are driving down the field." We have the ball! @ TPM
Herr General vil tell us vhat vill happen next, and der Fuherer vill give him a freedom medal.Seig Heil!!
This is the first ime that North Sea divers have won a case for compensation against the State, for injuries they claim were sustained during the pioneer years of oil exploration in the North Sea.
Many divers suffered serious injuries because they were operating at hazardous depths at the start of the Norwegian oil age in the 1960s and 70s.
At least 60 divers lost their lives in the North Sea up to the year 2000. At least 19 of these were Norwegians.
Several other cases are waiting to be processed by the courts. @ The Norway Post
By Demetri Sevastopuloin Washington and Richard McGregor in,Beijing
Published: September 4 2007 03:00 | Last updated: September 4 2007 03:00
The Chinese military hacked into a Pentagon computer network in June in the most successful cyber attack on the US defense department, say American officials.
The Pentagon acknowledged shutting down part of a computer system serving the office of Robert Gates, defense secretary, but declined to say who it believed was behind the attack.
Current and former officials have told the Financial Times that an internal investigation has revealed that the incursion came from the People's Liberation Army.
This is one of those WTF? moments that makes one wonder what we are buying into, literally, when we buy all the Chinese crap found at the nations largest retailers.
With the generous donations of technology from our corporatistas to China we have brought them rapidly into the 21st century, computer technology and all. They have been given what has taken us years to research, test, and manufacture with American labor.
Now they have turned the fruits of our labors against us and used it to spy on our DOD networks. My question is what is next? Are their sinister plans underway to overthrow our country? It has been said that if the Chinese were coming down the road 100,000 at a time it would take them 100 years to all pass by non-stop. Now I know that it might be an exaggeration but think about one thing the current population there is 1,321,851,888 people. ONE BILLION, THREE HUNDRED MILLION, people. Now compare that to 300 to 400 million people in the US and the stark reality hits that they are ONE BILLION ahead of us, head for head.
Anyone that does not believe that China knows this is a fool, question is, how do we cope with the sheer volume of numbers and still come out of this being a World Power?
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The rear-engined Corvair, designed to compete against sporty European models then gaining popularity, earned a special place in automotive history. It was the subject of a chapter in Ralph Nader's book "Unsafe at Any Speed," which detailed the U.S. auto industry's overall reluctance to take safety seriously. The Corvair's alleged problems stemmed from its unusual rear-engined lay-out and the suspension that held it up. That design led to unstable emergency handling, according to Nader.
It's hard to say whether the Corvair was much more dangerous than other cars of its time. This was the early 1960s when safety was still, as Nader's book pointed out, a barely acknowledged afterthought. (Try to find anyone wearing a seatbelt in a 1960s car ad. For that matter, try to find a seatbelt.) You could probably name any number of cars that were, arguably, just as dangerous for a variety of reasons, including a few models that are remembered fondly today.
But the Corvair got top billing as a death trap and General Motors did its part to ensure a lasting impression. Instead of just improving the Corvair's rear suspension, which it did, GM also hired private investigators to dig up dirt on Nader. The private eyes didn't get any dirt, but they did succeed in forever typecasting GM as America's favorite auto industry bad guy and the Corvair as a killer.
GM and the Corvair, by being such an easy target, ultimately helped bring about the creation of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and things like crash tests and safety standards. There can be no question that our automobiles are much safer today as a result.
Before all the bad press finally clobbered sales, despite the improved rear suspension, the Corvair was produced in a surprising variety of body styles including a van, a station wagon, and a pickup truck with a side ramp. In all, about 1.8 million were made.