Sunday, September 30, 2007

Ten steps to get from A to B

1. Invoke an external and internal threat
2. Establish secret prisons
3. Develope a paramilitary force
4. Surveil ordinary citizens
5. Infiltrate citizens' groups
6. Arbitrarily detain and release citizens
7. Target key individuals
8. Restrict the press
9. Cast criticism as "espionage" and dissent as "treason"
10. Subvert the rule of law

Carolyn Baker

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Units of measure to know / Oil

One million barrels of Oil per day: mb/d
85 = world production (Dec, 2005)
53 = consumed where produced, 32 = exports
21 = USA demand, 25% of world production
13 = USA imports, 40% of export market
09 = Saudi production (9.5), 07=exports, 05=the Ghawar field
08 = USA production
05 = from Mexico 1.6,Saudi Arabia 1.4, Venezuela 1.1, Nigeria1.0
02 = from Canada (50% from tar sands)
04 = Gulf+Texas+Louisianna production
02 = Alaska Pipeline capacity (01 is being used)
Other useful numbers
.3 mb/d = fuel bought by DoD mostly jet fuel (4200/42)/365
SPR = 724 million bbl, 1 month's US use, 9 days' world use
30 billion bbl/year world oil production rate

Now for something completely new
and different

Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones

Run up to the business in Iraq

Black Bush *

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Iran HAS the atomic bomb

Stop pumping oil for a while and watch what happens.
Back to the stone age.
So does China: Bonds

Can Congress pardon the President?

News to me...

Sunday, September 23, 2007

5. Love your parents

What kind of pathetic commandment is that?
He must think we are hopeless.
Like "Don't kill anybody"; there's another one.


Business by other means.

Saturday, September 22, 2007


A good commentary on the Macleans cover story.
Alas, the title and cover photo for the story are somewhat misleading; the article does not really focus too greatly on how Bush is equal to Saddam. One can come to such a conclusion obliquely, but Graham doesn’t really focus on it. However, it does become apparent through inference. If anything, Bush is actually worse then Hussein was. Like Hussein, he is playing factions within Iraq against each other; he is threatening war with Iran; he is running prisons with torture and rape rooms; he is killing off large portions of the populace. One can defend Bush by saying that these are not policies, but then again, Baathists could have tried to make the same claims about Saddam–yet another similarity.

War protest

War debate in the House

Friday, September 21, 2007


Bring our trigger-happy troops home.
Yahoo news
Jeremy Scahill of The Nation, video

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Monday, September 17, 2007

They will have won

If we reflect on this event,
change what we do in any way,
stop shopping,
they will have won.

Has the Federal Government seceded?


I'm sorrier than you are

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Maybe it is time

to book a vacation to Burma.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Deportee , written by Woody Guthrie

The story of a plane crash that killed 48 farm workers.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Tuesday, September 11, 2007



Say what?

Daily Show
We spend every day gathering information to locate Osama Bin Laden

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Steve Kurtz

Strange Culture
A little movie about our storm troopers' search for justice.
TruthDig audio on the War on Freedom.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Counter Insurgency Manual

Powerlessness corrupts.

Manifest Destiny

"What exactly do you find preposterous?" James K Polk


Her place in Rangoon.