Monday, May 28, 2007
Friday, May 25, 2007
• A newspaper in northern Mexico is attacked and threatened
• Cambio Sonora will temporarily shut down because of the danger
• Area is a battleground for a war between the government and drug traffickers
• Mexico second most dangerous place in world for journalists after Iraq
May 23, 2007
Atlanta's police chief announced more than 140 personnel changes in the department, including replacing the entire narcotics unit that was scandalized last fall by the shooting death of a 92-year-old woman during a drug raid.
GEORGE W. BUSH
May 9, 2007
In this Directive Bush grants himself dictatorial powers to be assumed upon the event of the next "emergency" of any kind.
Friday, May 11, 2007
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Pigs On The Wing
Video from helicopter where trainee is learning to slaughter farmers in Afghanistan.
Mix by Terry
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
I went to Ottawa with my wife over the weekend and we bumped into a a small rally for the legalization of pot there (we later found out that it was the Global Marijuana March). The march was peaceful and really nothing special...except for a "small" detail. There cops seemed to be perfectly ok with this. They even followed (escorted?) the group to a park close to Parliament Hill. Can you imagine this happening in the United States? I would expect to see the local and heavily militarized police department converge on these pot-smoking monsters with helicopters and tanks and putting them in the darkest of jails for their own good. They would probably not hesitate to pull the trigger at the slightest resistance.
Totalitarianism need not evoke images of faraway lands and funny looking dictators dressed in army uniforms. It has arrived.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Prosecutors issued arrest warrants Tuesday for eight former prison employees accused of abusing inmates, including forcing some to clean toilets with their tongues.
The eight were among 13 prison employees who had already been fired from the 605-inmate medium and minimum security at the Hendry Correctional Institution in the Everglades. The previous warden and an assistant warden resigned, and three others were reassigned after an inmates was beaten and choked by guards in March.
State prisons chief Jim McDonough said the warrants include charges of battery and failing to report inmate abuse against former guards William Thiessen, Phillip Barger and Randy Hazen, Gabriel Cotilla, Kevin Filipowicz and Stephen Whitney. Fired guard James Brown was charged with grand theft.
"These former employees were involved in a series of dehumanizing and degrading behaviors," McDonough said.
Monday, May 07, 2007
Friday, May 04, 2007
By Vladimir Hernandez
Brazilian and US scientists are looking into using spider venom as a possible treatment for male impotence.
Their investigation follows reports that men bitten by the Phoneutria nigriventer experienced priapism - long and painful erections.