Friday, December 31, 2010

Not Guilty

Charged with violating the "ten yards" regulation, which is
36 CFR 7.96 (g)(5)(viii) sentence 6:
No signs ... shall be held ... or set down on the center portion of the White House sidewalk, comprising ten yards on either side of the center point on the sidewalk ...

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Chinese Water Torture

without the water.
Raising the question: is Chinese water torture torture?
How about pulling out fingernails?

Saturday, December 25, 2010

See me

2010 Dec 16th, Washington

Quote from Chris hedges:
"American workers, as they are repeatedly told, will have to become competitive with prison labor in China," he said. "That's where we're headed, and all the pillars of the liberal establishment are complicit in this." [rawstory]

Friday, December 24, 2010

Heavy Metal in Baghdad

Don't miss it.
And Mark Levine.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Arrest at the Circle K

November 20th at the School of the Americas demonstration.

News story from Atlanta Progressive News.

Location of the Spectrum Circle-K on Google Maps,
quite a distance from Victory Highway.

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The crime?
The city charges were
- failure to disperse and
- demonstrating without a permit
The state charge was
- unlawful assembly
The question is
a. Disperse from ... what?
b. What assemblies require a permit?
c. Why did the judge accept the testimony of the police, without any video evidence. The police had surveilance cameras, plus helicopters.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Dallas, November 22nd

Front exit wound.
If Oswald had help, ... with what?
Yes, he got a ride to work that morning.
Why did Kennedy's head snap backwards?
Possibly, terribly, he got hit with a piece of his own skull,
a piece that broke off
but pivoted around its bottom edge by the intact skin.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Friday, December 03, 2010

Wikileaks IP address
See the movie.

We are going to get Assange

We are going to get Assange, even if we have to go
ex post facto on his ass. We are not joking.
Assange is wanted in Sweden for unsafe sex.

Where the oil is coming from

There are a few remaining questions.

Another Day in Paradise

Lake effect snow, in Cheektowaga.
Instant winter.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Leaf Harvest

So many leaves, so little time

2010 Thanksgiving

With the Seneca Indians

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Who is worse

Not even close.
Wendy participated in humiliation, not killing.
The killers, and their bosses, got away.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

How the war ended: with a bang

The bombing of Osaka, the day the Japanese surrendered.
The bombs were accompanied by papers saying あなたが失わ.
The Bomb,(c)2010, H Zinn, p.55

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I drink your milkshake

December 14, 2009
Opening day for the pipeline from Turkmenistan to Xinjiang.

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Kolontar, Hungary

click for context

Toxic sludge pond at the aluminum factory in Hungary.
Aljazeera video report.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Why The Farm needs the internet

click to enlarge

Can you find
1. Clear cut
2. An electric transmission line
3. Highways and roads
Where is this?

Friday, August 27, 2010

The King is Good

As are all powerful people.
The Tsar, they believed, would see their miseries and help.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Friday, August 06, 2010

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

What she drempt

Topless Dancers

Step right up.

Guns, or roses

A picture is worth a thousand words
The pen is mightier than the sword,
But if the picture and the pen are taken away
what is left?

That is why is it not only just to allow cameras
but also pragmatic.
As JFK said - those who make peaceful change impossible....

Then they will welcome us with roses

Spirituality is about moving on

Or, as they say, forgiveness.
It requires a great deal of disbelief.
Are skeptics gullible? I forget if I ever knew.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Leon cries wolf

Or, shall we say, is less than forthright.
"Iran has all the low-enriched uranium it needs to build two nuclear bombs." [1] What this means is that Iran does not have all the highly-enriched uranium it needs to build two nuclear bombs. Or even any.

What happened to that rule that you can't shout fire in a crowded theater?

Sunday, June 27, 2010

How were men so blind

as to not oppose slavery?
or starvation

Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Second Amendment v. 36 CFR 2.4

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear unloaded weapons, shall not be infringed.
Park Service Regulations (36 CFR 2.4)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The King Can Do No Wrong

Nor can the Executive Branch.
See the case of Maher Arar v. The Tyrant
in Salon

Monday, June 14, 2010

The Second Amendment

The right to take photos
Since Israel planned this attack, and confiscated all other pictures, it must provide conclusive video and audio evidence of its innocence in the murder of the civilians on the flotilla.

Monday, June 07, 2010

Thomas Szasz quotes

The neurotic has problems, the psychotic has solutions.

Sunday, June 06, 2010

The fathers of the country were terrorists

Why did all the indians live west of the Mississippi,
in the land owned by Napoleon, the Emperor of France?
Russel Means has an answer.

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Israel: to Gaza

Why the sudden change? here is one idea

Thursday, June 03, 2010

The second amendment

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
Milita means minutemen. The latest [outrage].

Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Trial of the Century

1. The Issue:
When can the police disrupt a political demonstration?

2. The Facts:
On March 20th, The World Cant Wait held a demonstration in front of the White House. The police shut down the demonstration, created a police line around a number of protesters who brought coffins, and arrested them. People gathered, and a barrier erected by the police fell over. Cindy Sheehan was propelled forward, and then remained in the area to be arrested by the police for crossing a police line, while another policeman returned the barrier to the upright position.

3. The Argument:
Since the First Amendment reads, in part, "Congress shall make no law ... abridging the ... right of the people peaceably to assemble, to petition the government", it is plain that
i. the Constitution foresees peaceable assemblies to oppose government policies, and
ii. it recognizes a right to such assemblies, and
iii. it recognizes that right to assemble as prior to the Constitution.
iv. The right to assemble cannot be overturned by Constitutional Amendment.

A restriction on the legislative branch against making a law is also a restriction on the executive branch against enforcing a law, and a restriction on the judicial branch against upholding a law.

When a demonstration turns violent, or poses a clear and present danger, the authorities may act to prevent the violence or to cloud or postpone the danger.
Time, place, and manner restrictions can be put in place by the government, only to reasonably balance the right to assemble with other rights of similar Constitutional importance; for example, the right to carry on the business of the Senate.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

I. Congress shall make no law

abridging the right of the people peaceably to assemble,
and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
So what law are these law enforcement officers enforcing?
March 20th, a day of protest

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Our first POW

Omar Khadr, being tried at Guantanamo, in a military commission.
He was taken on the battlefield, and charged with murder.
Fresh Air with Terry Gross

Steven Chu


Friday, May 07, 2010