Wednesday, December 16, 2009

JUST ANOTHER Day in Paradise - An Open Letter to The Oval Office - The RANTINGS of a MAD WOMAN!!!

MR. PRESIDENT.
I am now thoroughly convinced that the scam perpetrated on the AMERICAN PEOPLE is beyond the idea that you simply surrounded yourself with the worst possible shills to big business and Wall Street.
We have been had.
I don't like being conned but I take my hat off to the man who lied so well and sold us straight to the insurance companies and pharmaceutical industry assuring that my husband and I, as well as millions of others will be looking at bankruptcy, homelessness and certain DEATH.
FOR WHAT?
What do you get out of it?
Other than the Nobel given for a fantasy to a closet war monger and insurance salesman.
I am appalled. I am incensed. I am thoroughly disgusted by the lies committed under the guise of "health care". YOU CAMPAIGNED ON HEALTH CARE REFORM - you do nothing but make it easier and certain that the middle men in this country steal what is left after Wall Street got through with us.
Now I know why you did not want accountability for Bush and Cheney. You were afraid we would hold YOU to those standards.
You now have the blood of 122 deaths a day and I guarantee by the time you are through with us those numbers will rise.
You are now forcing us to buy insurance that will still over charge but now the uninsured will be penalized for being uninsured ; you will assure we cannot pay for health care and that we will not have coverage and you have for certain written our death warrant with your sham called "health care reform".
It's obscene that the Republicans have become obstructionists but it is pure EVIL that you promised us, you PROMISED us and even children gave their pennies to get YOU elected and you have stabbed Them in the back.

YOUR HEALTH CARE is EXACTLY WHAT YOU CAMPAIGNED AGAINST. IT IS EXACTLY WHAT MCCAIN WANTED....SO ARE YOU NOW JOHN McCAIN!?!
MORE OF THE SAME ………………More of the same
And why this is worse than the last 8 years?
We knew Bush was a cowardly liar. We thought you better

Most certainly and unabashedly

Thursday, December 3, 2009

An OPEN LETTER To President Obama - NO MORE WAR - Just Another day in Paradise..The Rantings of a MAD Woman

MR. PRESIDENT.

I am unclear as for WHOM you have decided to work but, certainly, it is not the American people.

Sure, you stated in your campaign that you wanted to remove troops from Iraq (not even close to that goal, even in anyone's wildest fantasy) and put focus on Afghanistan BUT, at the time of that statement, you had no knowledge of

1. THE HORRENDOUS CONDITION of the ECONOMY and the despicable manner in which the former administration destroyed it

2. The CORRUPTION rampant throughout BOTH Afghanistan’s government and our OWN military

3. The REAL ISSUES behind the war - a continuation of the perpetual warfare for which the past administration supported, set up and from which they all continue to make money.

4. The COST in human lives, financial health and continued psychological destruction WE are causing!

MR. PRESIDENT - You promised change but we have not seen anything of change. We are seeing a return not to Bush but to the corrupt policy of war set in motion by LBJ.

STOP NOW -

I beg you NOT to DESTROY the country we have left and the office in which you hold. YOU have that ability. USE IT

SAVE US if for no other reason than your ego if you haven't the moral compass to do it because it is the CORRECT, JUST and HUMANE thing to do

Saturday, November 21, 2009

The American Taliban on the MARCH - Promoting under "Prisoners For Christ List"-Just another day in Paradise - The Rantings of a MAD...MAD WOMAN!!

The American Taliban is as strong as ever promoting their demonization of feminism, gender civil rights, and those who would support those principals in word and action.
The following site attempts to promote martyrdom and ask for financial support of those that these hate-filled misogynists have chosen as their messiahs.
Their "saviors" arrested or convicted for their brutal crimes against physicians who would provide abortion as an option or against those organizations that educate or provide abortion treatment or education:
Prisoners For Christ List

This despicable piece of work advertises himself as

1-757-204-4454

Rev. Donald Spitz

Pro-Life Virgina
P.O. Box 2876
Chesapeake VA 23327



Encouraging donations for the defense of those who commit these horrendous acts....
Using photo-shopped pics and faked special effects, these lying sleaze are lower than the stuff one scrapes off their shoes after wading through a month old stagnant pool of raw effluent
They use terms like" babykilling mills" and" evildoers" (a call back to GW, now isn't THAT special?)

The un-Christian, inhumane, women hating Wrong Wing...The American Taliban

Friday, November 6, 2009

JUST Another Day in Paradise - OPEN LETTER TO ALL OF CONGRESS - THE Rantings of A Mad Woman



An OPEN LETTER TO CONGRESS


DEAR (Congresswoman Congressman, Senator)!

Thank you! Thank YOU!

I am ecstatic that the CONGRESS has FINALLY listened to the people and voted in the NEW FULL SINGLE PAYER HEALTH CARE legislation that will now assure all of us from the richest, to the poorest; the youngest to the oldest - will NOW have full health care!

We no longer have to worry about going broke, filing bankruptcy only to find that we are not relieved of a single penny of the debt that is killing us.

We can finally buy that loaf of bread about which we have been dreaming.

We might be able to rent a studio apartment and get out from under that cardboard box we set up residence when we were hit with all those bills left after my “health insurance” denied coverage for many of the required medical visits before and after surgery (radiation, chemo, after-care, psych treatment) and they cut off payments they felt were unnecessary, like the heart monitor, the rehab, the surgery, the radiation treatment, the medication since there was no generic, the detox from months of pain medication after the car accident that nearly killed me and ruptured 6 vertibrae, the baby’s birth since being female was a “pre-existing condition”, the meals since they were not “part of required treatment”, the tests because they were not pre-approved, the emergency room after the accident because it was out of network, the helicopter taking us from the top of Mt.McKinley because they thought it was an unnecessary expense (I guess we could have crawled down and hitched a ride)..

We can finally believe that all women are held with the same esteem as men and that our government respects our rights for choice; our control of our own destiny; our ability to act on behalf of ourselves and our families based on our intelligence, knowledge and moral conscience without interference by anyone else - least of all a male with a desire to control all women

Now those 122 dying every day can live; that 47 million holding their breath hoping they stay in perfect health because the flu or a bacterial infection will make certain they can’t pay rent or buy food for their children.

Yes, I am so proud to be an American where my government is “of the people, by the people and for the people” – my government is caring only about what WE the people actually NEED to survive and live a life befitting the taxes we pay; a government that puts my rights and those of all humanity above the almighty dollar or the power it can buy; a government where it’s officials and elected representatives pays REAL attention to what is for the COMMON GOOD and NOT have their heads turned by the pariah on K Street offering my representatives a political life for their souls….

I am happy to know that when I go to sleep, my rights are secure, my health in the hands of trained and qualified physicians and my money in secure and fully regulated institutions….

That life , liberty and the pursuit of happiness are assured for all……

Right?

That IS right, isn’t it?

Yours truly

The Citizens of the United States of America

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The Senate will be debating health care today - that is IF they can get 60 to support debate and keep the obstructionist shills for the insurance industry and the Pets of Rush, otherwise known as the Grand Old Pariah, from stopping it.

That bill is a mess but it is better than what we currently have - which is worse than nothing

The best part are the controls that may be placed on insurance companies - the worst is that it is still written to protect them



Single Payer? Never allowed.

Never considered by Baucus who even went to the extent of having the single-payer lobby forcibly removed from chambers when testimony was given to get "all possible options" a voice


The final option for single-payer destroyed in the House when Weiner stopped his amendment from going to the floor at the 11th hour - after Kucinich and Conyers backed off to ALLOW Weiner's; amendment after Pelosi gave the nod to put it in and gave the time for an up or down on ONE AMENDMENT to be voted before the main event...WEINER didn't present it, allowing Stupak his single shot at fame and a huge campaign fund influx from Catholic Bishops and the Insurance industry lobby

His excuse?

http://weiner.house.gov/news_display.aspx?id=1368


I don't Buy it


And people call him a progressive....I question his loyalties......



The Senators aren't much better - Sanders, the sole independent in a sea of obstructionists and the party of spineless, is the only one I feel I can trust and what can he do?

Propose another single payer option but where will it go?


The way of all proposals that don't meet the standards of the Health Care and insurance industry....Buried


Health Care the Insurance Companies and women haters can BELIEVE IN!



Monday, October 26, 2009

JUST Another Day in Paradise -- "Appoint a prosecutor for war crimes" by Jonathan Turley - The RANTINGS of a MAD WOMAN

Jonathan Turley, considered by many to be THE FOREMOST expert on Constitutional Law in the country and considered a bit liberal for being just that (though speak the the extreme on the right - if one can "speak" to them without getting a tirade, sermon or pure hostile vomit- they would argue that only good, clean "Amarucuns" would know a thing about that esteemed document and that it was not written for the likes of them pink commie haters of American values like the professor ).....
Professor Turley wrote a column on October 18, 2009, published by the LA Times and on his website, concerning the continued refusal by the Obama administration to hold Cheney and Bush accountable for the war crimes committed in our name....The latest?
How can anyone accept the Nobel Prize while ignoring what was done in our names by the last administration? All the national and international laws against humanity broken by Bush, Cheney and their entire administrative from the Oval Office through the CIA, pentagon and all the way down to the guards in the prisons?

HOW can we, as a nation, turn a blind eye and accept these crimes committed, "move forward", ignoring them like they don't matter, they never happened?
How do we have the arrogance, the HUBRIS, to think that the world will ever forgive or forget?
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Professor Turley...

To truly earn the Nobel Peace Prize, President Obama needs to transform himself from a barrier to a beacon when it comes to human rights and international law.

The most obvious start would be to fulfill our obligations under treaties and international law to appoint a special prosecutor, without limitations, to investigate and prosecute any war crimes committed by U.S. officials. Obama already has acknowledged that waterboarding is torture and that torture is a war crime, yet his administration is blocking investigations that are the prerequisite to justice. Obama has promised CIA employees as a group that they would not be prosecuted for torture for following orders, despite the long-standing finding from the Nuremburg trials that “just following orders” is no defense for a war crime. Appointing a special prosecutor would show that Obama will not continue to circumvent principle for politics. He could further demonstrate his commitment to international law by dropping his opposition to the release of photographs and other records showing our abuse of detainees.

Doing the right thing often demands decisions that are neither popular nor easy. If Obama wants to show that the peace prize is more than the superficial triumph of a cult of personality, he can start by showing that his own country is willing to pay the price demanded by the law of nations.

Jonathan Turley is a law professor at George Washington University and has served as lead counsel in various major national security and constitutional cases.

Los Angeles Times — October 18, 2009

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Another Day in Paradise -Secret meetings: Another broken Obama campaign promise - Rantings of a MAD Woman

Secret meetings: Another broken Obama campaign promise | Capitol Hill Blue

Secret meetings: Another broken Obama campaign promise

(AP)

President Barack Obama's campaign promise of an open government disappeared shortly after he took office and the closed-door, secret negotiations on health care reform demonstrate all too clearly that politics in Washington remain "business as usual" in his administration.

The secrecy that surrounds White House actions rivals that of the often-criticized administration of former President George W. Bush and key decisions on health care reform now are not being made in the open but in behind the scenes negations involving three Democratic Senators: Majority Leader Harry Reid, Christopher Dodd and Max Baucus.

White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is also participating in the secret sessions along with other members of the White House health care team: A far cry from the open door government that Obama promised while campaigning for office.

Washington Post staff writer Perry Bacon Jr. reports that the closed door sessions are "a setting that is anything but revolutionary in Washington."

Writes Bacon:

The group will make such key decisions as whether to include a government-run insurance plan designed to compete with private insurance companies. The bill passed in July by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, which Dodd led while Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) was ailing, included such a provision, but the legislation passed last week by Baucus's Finance Committee did not.

The secret sessions are a far cry from promises Obama made 90 days before the election when he said "I'm going to have all the negotiations around a big table," adding that the negotiations would be "televised on C-SPAN, so that people can see who is making arguments on behalf of their constituents and who are making arguments on behalf of the drug companies or the insurance companies."

Republicans, of course, are not happy with the secrecy:

"This bill is being written in the dark of night," House Minority Leader John A. Boehner of Ohio told the Post. "The president ought to keep his promise to the American people and open this process up."

Few in Washington expect that to happen.

**********From Capitol Hill Blue October 18, 2009**********





Business as Usual - Of course. What did we expect?

Obama IS a politician. We elected a right of center politician, did we really think it was going to change THAT significantly?

The system is entrenched and will take a major upheaval of revolutionary proportion to get it changed.

It is not the fault of the people in DC. Not really.

IT IS the fault of you, me and everyone else in the country that continually ignored it for decades until it got so bad we could not ignore it any longer. We have placed official after official in that rancid muck hole to destroy this country while we were too busy deciding what to eat, where to eat it, what mindless drivel with which to fill up our time, what to buy next to fill the empty hole in our bellies in which that moral compass once lived

We need a good shock to pull us out of the doldrums and bring us kicking and screaming, clawing back reality…..We went off the precipice and thought we could fly but are crashing to the bottom and don’t even recognize that the ground rising to meet us is actually us falling.

We are responsible for the failings of Washington since we ARE Washington – voting in crooks, liars, scam artists while accepting their inhumanity and lack of morality. They are representative of the people since we have all lost our own willingness to stand for what we say we believe, what we say we exemplify, what we say we are.

We are fat, lazy, immature, whining scared little children who need to grow up and grow up fast or we just might lose what we claim to be so precious…if we haven’t already.




Monday, October 12, 2009

Fault Lines - Obama's war - 20 August 09 - Part 2

Fault Lines - Part 2 - OBAMA's WAR




more about "Fault Lines - Obama's war - 20 August...", posted with vodpod

Fault Lines - Obama's war - 20 August 09 - Part 1

Fault Lines - Part 1 - OBAMA's WAR




more about "Fault Lines - Obama's war - 20 August...", posted with vodpod

FRONTLINE | Obama's War | PBS

The War in Afghanistan is no longer the neo-con's war, Obama made it THE war. His morally justifiable blood-letting....




more about "FRONTLINE | Obama's War | PBS", posted with vodpod

Friday, October 2, 2009

JUST Another Day In Paradise - How much do you know abpout the detainees and how they got to BE detainees?

Were those who were renditioned and detained at US Black Sites actually guilty of terrorism?
Yes, most were caught in the act of commiting terrorist activities
Yes, most were caught after significant evidence had been collected
Yes, most were caught on the battlefield
Yes, most were turned in by highly trusted informants
No, most were turned in as a result of paid bounties to anyone with a name
No, most were innocent of any wrong doing and eventually returned to their homes
No, most had no direct connection with any Terrorist or radical organization
No, Most were just in the wrong place at the wrong time
pollcode.com free polls

Saturday, September 19, 2009

JUST Another Day in Paradise - and the Mad Psychopaths still roam free.....The Ranting of A Mad Woman

IndictBushNow.org: Torture Photos Show Rapes of Detainees, Former Officer Confirms
From INDICTBUSHNOW.org

Torture Photos Show Rapes of Detainees, Former Officer Confirms
The real reason Dick Cheney has become so loud: he's afraid

Toles Cheney cartoon WaPo
Cartoon by Tony Toles on Cheney and torture,
Washington Post

IndictBushNow.org has joined with the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund and the ANSWER Coalition to demand that the truth be told. We have filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the CIA, Department of Defense, Department of State and other agencies to reveal information in their possession about al-Libi’s imprisonment, torture, coerced false statements on Iraq and the circumstances of his death. To help support this effort, click here.
Each week brings shocking new revelations. The U.S. mass media is not reporting on the most explosive story of the week.

The world now knows why President Obama reversed his earlier decision to release the 2,000 photos of prisoners barbarically tortured, abused, and humiliated under the direction of the Bush/Cheney gang.

Some of the photos of the prisoners show U.S. personnel torturing, sexual assaulting and raping male and female detainees, including children. The existence of these photos was confirmed by former Major General Antonio Taguba. Taguba had earlier been in charge of the inquiry into the Abu Ghraib jail in Iraq.

On May 21, Cheney went on national television to defend torture and sickeningly attacked Obama for sacrificing "innocent lives to spare a captured terrorist from unpleasant things." We'd like to hear him explain how rape and sexual assault are just "unpleasant things" that have spared innocent lives. The last few months has proven that the abuses, the sexual assault, and the most barbaric violations of human rights cannot be attributed to a few bad apples. Such tactics were commonplace, officially sanctioned and elevated to the level of government policy.

The torture methods, like the war itself, have never been about saving lives. A recent column in the Nation echoed what IndictBushNow reported last week: "The Bush administration, hellbent on justifying its forthcoming invasion of Iraq, was ransacking the intelligence bureaucracy to find or produce two things that, it turns out, did not exist: weapons of mass destruction programs in Iraq and cooperation between Al Qaeda and the regime of Saddam Hussein."

The Iraqi people have never waged war on the United States and no Iraqis took part in the attacks of 9/11. Bush & co. wanted to go to war, and were just looking for an excuse.

So why, given the recent revelations, has Dick Cheney responded so publicly in defense of the Bush administration's war crimes? He's afraid! He's not just concerned about preserving the administration's "legacy" -- he's concerned about preserving his own neck.

Don't believe us? Take it from Cheney's daughter, Liz, who recently explained her father's outspokenness on CNN: "He certainly did not plan when he left office to be doing this... Then when [Obama] suggested in the Oval Office itself that he would be open to the prosecution of former Bush administration officials including many who weren’t political appointees potentially, you know really, I think, made my dad realize this was just fundamentally wrong. We had to speak out."

Our argument for prosecution is becoming irresistible. The fact is that every revelation lays bare a whole new level of criminality. The more details come about the Bush administration's heinous acts and deliberate deception of the American people, the more people are starting to talk about justice. Already, many people who once said, "we need to move forward" are beginning to reconsider: no one can move forward until we have come to terms with the country's past. That means accountability: the indictment of the criminals.




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WE HAVE BEEN NEO-CONNED
Cheney and his cabal of war criminals allowed to roam free while their victims are chained in a hell of pain and torment; Cheney and his merry madmen are given forum to spin their brand of treachery while their victims, even those removed from the leg irons and cubicles in black sites as well as Gitmo, have no voice.
Cheney and his buddies from Rupert to Kristol; Rove to Blakeman, are allowed to continue preaching hate and a psychotic fantasy of sure attack to keep his 1 in 5 in check, getting others to push his talking points...
FOR EIGHT LONG YEARS we were under the thumb of these neo-con war criminals who chose to murder, main and torture in the name of 330,000,000 citizens; FOR EIGHT LONG YEARS, they lied, using fear and anger to manipulate us to war; For EIGHT LONG YEARS they destroyed us bit by bit - our Constitution; our liberty; our moral compass
They lied us into an inhumane war that continues to this day at a cost of $5000 a second and more - selling us off to China and the House of Saud.
1.3 million and more are dead in our name - over4 4000 soldiers DEAD in our name; over 7 million Iraqis displaced from their homes in OUR NAME - setting brother upon brother; neighbor upon neighbor and nation upon nation.

Friday, September 11, 2009

What to do when in WYOMING...JUST Another Day in Paradise - The Rantings of a MAD WOMAN

From Michael Shay’s blog hummingbirdminds

Nancy Sindelar of Veterans For Peace in Laramie sends this:

“Big protest planned in Laramie against the dedication of the "Cheney International Center" on the University of Wyoming campus. If you know anyone who lives close enough to travel, please let them know. You're welcome to repost to UW and other local websites, and lists, too. I find it ironic to name a building after the guy who was so clueless about how countries get along with each other!”
The lowdown:
Rising up from his undisclosed location, the former veep will crawl out of his hole and be in Laramie Sept. 10 to dedicate the "Cheney International Center" on the UW campus. He will also be feted with a luncheon at the Laramie Country Club. The naming rights to the center were purchased with a gift of $3.8 million
Real Americans don't torture!! Bring empty milk jugs and 2-liter pop bottles, caps and labels removed, to demonstrate against water boarding (we will pantomime slowly pouring water). Meet in the free shuttle parking lot at 22nd and Willet Streets in Laramie at 9 a.m. for a rally and march to the ceremony, or in front of the old School of Nursing before 10 a.m.
We actually plan on being polite during the ceremony, which is much scarier than making predictable noise. We will also carry signs and banners denouncing torture and warmaking. Other small acts may crop up.
Nancy S., VFP Chapter 65, Wyoming
Posted by Michael Shay at 8:29 PM
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World Can't Wait published this announcement on 9/9 for the protest rally planned during the Cheney event to be held at the University of Wyoming. Seems as though the University in Laramie decided to pay off their benefactor with a building n response typo the $3.8 Million given by The Dick Cheney** (we know the money was earned through his so-called "bliind" investments that tracked closely to the failing dollar http://www.counterpunch.org/whitney07052006.html. He had a tendency to make JUST the right investments betting against the dollar while he and baby Arbusto slaughtered the US economy and gave billions in no bids to Haliburton and KB&R, both his former companies in which he continuied to hold lots of stock).

Personally, I believe a more fitting name would be The Cheney International Center For Torture, Constitution Shredding, Criminal Behavior and Usurpation of International Law

**$3.2 Million depending on the story. The Minneapolis Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com/nation/57755557.html?elr=KArks:DCiUMEaPc:UiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUU, states the money was given DURING his vice presidency).

As a follow up, The Chicago Tribune did a follow up on the 10th with an article http://www.chicagotribune.com/topic/sns-ap-us-cheney-center,0,5318891.story?obref=obnetwork about the protest and the event noting 500 people attended the event with 100 of those attending as protestors.

The most comprehensive story was put out by Salon at http://www.salon.com/wires/ap/us/2009/09/10/D9AKK3580_us_cheney_center/index.html



Wednesday, September 9, 2009

HEALTH Care as a CIVIL RIGHT - Dennis Kucinich has it right-JUST Another Day In Paradise....The Rantings of A MAD WOMAN

HEALTH CARE as a CIVIL RIGHT

By Dennis Kucinich


Dear Friends,

There is only one true health care public option: Single payer. It covers everyone, all basic health care needs, with doctor of choice. No more premiums, co-pays or deductibles. All health care assets in America would become not-for-profit. The bill already exists. It is HR 676. Congressman John Conyers and I wrote the bill. Our bill has the support of 85 co-sponsors in the House. And it is backed by a growing national movement of labor, doctors, and nurses. The movement needs you. Please join me for tomorrow's national conference call at 10:00pm EDT. Please call toll-free 1-800-230-1096.

The hour has arrived to begin anew the Civil Rights Movement, this time for Health Care for All. I am calling upon you to become a force in this movement. Go to Health Care as A Civil Right at Kucinich.us to learn how you can circulate a single-payer petition and organize in your community. Please help fund this effort. Go to Kucinich.us now, contribute.


The Preamble to the United States Constitution and Article One, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution both describe an originating purpose of our United States: to promote the general welfare. Health care is a legitimate function of our government. Health care is a basic right in a Democratic society. It is no more a privilege based on ability to pay than is the right to vote, which was once accorded only to property owners.

Health care is also a moral imperative. Forty seven million Americans are uninsured. Fifty million Americans are underinsured. People are losing their homes, their jobs, their life's savings, their retirement security and their financial health because they cannot pay medical bills, and despite this calamity Washington looks another way. We must not avert our eyes to this human suffering and this economic injustice.

Let's prepare a response which Washington will long remember as the time when the people reclaimed their government from the insurance and pharmaceutical companies. Join us. Contribute. Together, we can initiate an action plan to intervene and provide health care for all.

1. A National Health Care for All Conference Call from Washington, DC, at 10 pm EDT, Thursday, September 10th at 1-800-230-1096. Join us, so that we can discuss our new beginning and ways in which we can all help. Pre-registration is necessary in order to reserve sufficient phone lines. Please RSVP here. When you call in and the operator asks, "what conference call?" tell the operator, "Health Care for All."

2. On-line petition. Please contact your lists, your family and friends. Please sign the petition for a single payer system. I will deliver the petitions directly to your Congressperson.

3. Petition to download, print and circulate among friends and neighbors - including an instruction sheet.

4. Health Care Meet-Ups. Coming Thursday September 10 2009.

5. Tell A Friend. Every email forwarded will make a difference? Please use the "Forward Email" link below to circulate up to 5 emails at a time to your friends.

I need your help to initiate this action.


Dennis Kucinich is a congressman from Ohio and a 2008 presidential primary candidate.

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The Mad Woman Speaks:


I find it interesting for those of us who have lived and worked and acted in this country to support this country - born, paid taxes, volunteered, gave of themselves in a variety of ways, to a country that CLAIMS on its basic doctrine - its holiest of holies...the CONSTITUTION...EVEN the DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE from a tyrannical overlord-that we ARE OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE, AND FOR THE PEOPLE......
I find it BEYOND ABSURD that as citizens, we have become so alienated, so unwilling to accept its place as the holdovers and sole owners of that government that they deny...fully and completely deny any part!

WE THE PEOPLE have the right to dictate to that government that it is FOR the PEOPLE - not a separate entity to pass laws and set programs that have nothing to do with us; A GOVERNMENT that sets limits and bars of achievement that we are not able to attain by the simple fact of our existence....

  • WHEN did we become separate? When did WE THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, retract our declaration?
  • When did it become OK for us to give up our rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of HEALTH?
  • It is NOW OK to be slaves for the government to screw us out of everything for which my forefathers fought in 1775 and 1812; 1861 (for 5 bloody YEARS of self mutilation) and 1917 and again 1941 to assure that ALL CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES
  • would have and hold?

NOTHING could be further from the truth...We tell ourselves that each and every day, from dawn to dusk as we feverishly dream the truth that eats at our soulless existence...We have usurped our OWN POWER!

Think outside that politician defined cell of slavery that has been created by our own refusal to be involved in self-governance.

Stop being the lazy kowtowing, noninvolved Renfield allowing our "elected" officials to continue sucking us dry and binding us with smooth rhetoric and whiney "oh we can't...it's too expensive:"..."oh, no- we can't regulate corporations - free enterprise ya know"; "oh no, we have to maintain the system status quo" - If we don't.....we will....." IMPLODE!!!!!!

Anything else is
SOCIALISM
MARXISM
FASCISM
COMMUNISM


and any other
"ISM" with which to baffle a mind mushed minion...

The
DUMBING DOWN of America is to CONTROL America. A systematized manipulation to keep us OPPRESSED and to stop us from demanding the SAME rights we demanded from KING GEORGE in 1775!

Grow a pair and demand our rights FINALLY!

For over 200 years we rant and rave and throw our exceptionalist ideal that we are bigger, better, best and greatest country because we have LIFE AND LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS.....

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."


Don't let those self anointed, mass appointed, completely disjointed assholes, who have gotten us to put them in Washington, continue that scam on us...

WE are the government and we need to take back that responsibility with all the hell and nightmarish, awesomeness that it brings...WE ARE the people who are to be proud and worthy of such an awesome power - to use it and not abuse it any longer.

OWN it; BE it...but stop giving it away....

UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE for all
- TAKE BACK what we pay for every second of every day
OR just shut off the lights...WE the People don't live here anymore...Just pack our bags and move out...leave it to the corporations to fight over- We don't deserve to be here any longer

Sunday, September 6, 2009

OPEN LETTER TO THE US Chamber of Commerce - Just Another day in Paradise - The rantings of a Mad Woman

To what it may concern (soulless creatures are whats not whoms):

There was a time in my life, I had some respect for the Chamber of Commerce and it’s work on behalf of GOOD business practices in the country but there was a cancer that ate its way through your organization just like it did through business America, turning you against the small business owner and the average citizen.
You are no more than a shill and mouthpiece for the psychopaths trying to strip this country.
Your mother must be proud - so very proud - of your stance on Health Care…If she is alive once the insurance companies you are pushing, steal the last penny she has and kill her off by denying her care…..Your kids too…Hope they are healthy – diabetes…forget it…leukemia, sorry, too expensive

http://www.chamberpost.com/2009/09/getting-health-reform-right.html

  • Government-run plan – you claim it will put many insurance companies out of business – UHC out of business; BCBS out of business – REALLY? You have such little respect for my mentality and that of the average American to think anyone with more than a 5th grade education and a brain is buying that? Insurance companies ARE the only corporations in the country allowed to be monopolies and trusts and they ARE BOTH!! No regulation, kicking out between 25-50% of all health claims, denying care for no reason and often AFTER an expensive procedure has been done, bankrupting the patient…if the patient doesn’t die from the disease for which he needs treatment, he surely will die in poverty and on the street once the carriers get through with him and his family!!!
  • Employer Mandate - You know, if you had a speck of compassion and understanding of the dilemma in which that more than 60% of the people in this nation are trying to survive, you would stand in the board rooms of every one of your corporate owners and scream at their inhumanity for suggesting such a thing. Or is it simply you don’t want to insure your own low level employees? Currently most large corporations give benefits to their full time employees at that level – their executives at A HIGHER LEVEL but the move these days is to cut people off of full time status so they receive NO BENEFITS.
WE are losing business daily to Canada, Germany, France, UK, Mexico….ALL COUNTRIES WITH a UNIVERSAL/SINGLE PAYER health program (France is Legal care as well and are rated number 1 in the world for the quality of care!). Why? SO THE COMPANY CAN SAVE NEARLY 50% or more of each and every full time employee’s salary costs which go to benefits. In the US, they offer health care and the costs are skyrocketing due to GREED and only GREED. The carriers are committing government approved rape and theft of the American worker and YOU are promoting it You should be so proud!

Every man, woman and child in this country who dies or becomes permanently harmed in any way due to the denial of claim by their insurance company is on your head as well as long as you continue to push for the corporate insurance company propaganda
  • Who pays? For the public option?It is on a sliding scale paid for by the insured. If the company wants to cover it for the employees they CAN but they don’t have to if they WANT TO KEEP THEIR PRIVATE CARRIER (and why would they? BCBS raised their rates 50-100% across the board for individuals and small businesses just in 2009 and they expect to do it in 2010 again until someone stops them.)
    Are you going to object on behalf of the people? Of course not, they might take your Pay off away.

I suggest you read the responses of the average American to your inane website postings to see how well your propaganda message is working…..You didn’t convince a soul. Most people are wise to the talking points and know them to be just that…no truth to them but they sound good to those who don’t know any better.

I hope you at the Chamber, who decided to sell the American worker down the river, keep in mind that Karma is a bitch and she does make a point of sneaking up on the greedy and the malicious when they least expect it.

SURPRISE! Tag you are it!

The Global Warming denying, wealthy slave holding and pollution spewing Masters you have – are they actually paying you off with enough to sell your souls?

So very sincerely -

YOUR CONSCIENCE - (you know, the one you left by the road side when you started getting that big pay off)


***This was sent as an email this evening to 'vfb@uschamber.com' and chamberpost@gmail.com

Dick Castner wrote that obnoxious post to which I linked....he is the Western Regional Director of the US Chamber


Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The American Taliban - Terrorism in the US - Just Another day In Paradise - The Rantings of a MAD Woman

Act Now to Stop War & End Racism (ANSWER): Dr. Tiller's Murder: Fascist Terrorism and its Pampered Apologists

The American Taliban - Those self-righteous, hate mongering venomous so-called "christians"...No Christ would tolerate the behaviors of these up-standing enslavers of women...Who defile the meaning of life with their calls to slaughter those who CARE for any woman who has made such a difficult choice.
STAND for the rights of all people against the perpetrators of this evil...
We cannot let them destroy the GOOD that has been done.
We cannot allow them to drag us back to the death alleys of back street abortionists and wire coat hangers - infections and disease, death and pain...We cannot allow them to destroy the millions of women who may never use the option but always will have a choice available...
WE must stand against power hungary, misogynist MEN and their enslaved that would dehumanize us.



Monday, August 3, 2009

Just a Another Day in Paradise-The Middlle Class? Lost to Memory or Good Times gone Bad...Rantngs of the MAD Woman


The "Middle Class", born of the late 1800's with the industrial revolution hitting full stride, expanded at its highest rate in the late 40's with the war and then peaking in the 1950's with the tax rate on $400,000 or more a year at 90-92%, socializing the country with highways, fire departments, schools, water and public works, and utilities...the growth in military (and the onset of control by the military industrial complex) was under Truman...(the second best Republican president we ever had) and Eisenhower (who actually learned to fear them and warned us of them in his farewell speech). Still growing but slowing in the 60's, the Middle Class held its own as the tax rate for the wealthy began to drop, first under Kennedy then Johnson (the BS of the Grand Old Pariah that the Democrats are all about tax and spend never did hold but then they have always been liars).

The Middle Class got its first, nearly fatal wound under Nixon...then healed a bit then shot again, closer to the heart, under Reagan with continued tax cuts only to the rich while the Middle Class paid all the bills. The beginning of the breakup of utilities by the Republicans continued sucking the life out by sucking the money and giving it to the power brokers of the baby bells (Onset of Qwest, SW Bell, PacBell, etc) and the selling of the power grid and what they held, they never bothered to keep up…Xcel Energy, to this very day, is under staffed refusing to hire trained personnel and under-paying those they get in to train so that they leave BEFORE they learn the grid (How many realize that there are only a handful of people in over ½ of the nation that actually KNOWS how to deal with the grid… working 10-12-24 hour days extending into weeks and months because there is no one to take over who can do it) and pretty much held together with bailing wire and duct tape since the companies would rather pay those high salaries and bonuses to the useless, uneducated Exec before spending it on the grid or the infrastructure upgrades needed.....No more public works for utilities...In march the speculators and middle men allowed by the deregulation of the power and utility companies…Enron, et all, begin their games of controlling the gas, oil and other power markets, buying low and selling back at 10 to 20 times the value, driving the west into the ground and the middle into bankruptcy…Utility hikes are NOT due to shortage…The “shortage” hasn’t started yet as long as we can still depose leaders of sovereign nations in order to steal resources, we don’t care about the finite resources until they…well, finish being there. The hikes are due to greed.

Now we have the Middle Class shrinking to levels not seen since WWII but the upper classes continue upward…millions and millions spent on salaries and bonuses for people hired to run corporations who know NOTHING about the industry they are in; rewarding for failures at our expense; executives who created nightmares for the country being hired or appointed to Federal cabinet posts or department positions without real positive experience ….Transferring and churning their take ever higher while the worker starts getting pay cuts and layoffs… Reagan cutting the wealthiest to a tax rate of 28% - setting off a “California style earthquake” in the economy that spiraled out of control – just like he did as governor…obviously, he learned nothing..they hover between 28 to 33% (going up under Clinton to set off a new mini boom for the economy…more money in the coffers and more money for people in the middle

THEN walks in the Black Bart of the DC scene….Phil GRAMM (you know – the K street lobbyist that McCain had design his economic plan and who was to be appointed as McCain’s economic leader if he won?)….The man who with the rest of the Republican Contract ON America shills put the last bullet into the Middle Class…He schemed and manipulated and churned the K street lobbyists into a frenzy…Like a rock star of greed when he manipulated the death of Glass Steagall…The law that clearly brought us out of the mess in the 30’s with the banks (the law that put oversight on the oversight..the law that kept the banks solvent and told them they could not spend our money without telling us and without accountability), and rammed through Gramm Leach Bliley which allowed the rich and wealthy to take over and breed with the banks, creating unregulated bastard hybrids that raped and pillaged their way through the first part of the decade..The new 21st century depression was in the works….As we slowly were eaten away on the back as we were sold nutritionless fluff to gorge on in the front with credit cards and come ons that even the smartest of us bought (because it was AMARICUN! Dammit!) we put ourselves into a fix…The Fed even pushed the use of Credit to pay off tax bills (ever call the IRS with a problem? The first thing they ask is “do you have a credit card?”). The only way to buy anything was with a credit card…Some people stopped taking cash and they wouldn’t allow cash to be mailed! Credit cards were required as ID....required to show one’s credit worthiness…Credit..Credit…Everything must be on credit…That was part of the scheme…
We can bitch all we want about people being “irresponsible” but the fix was in and the war on the Middle Class went to a new phase…Force them into debt..Then the FINAL bomb was dropped…Like a poisonous gas on what was left….Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005. Reformed only for the credit industry (what a farce claiming it to be “consumer protection”…well I guess it was protection of the Credit card companies from the consumer)…Bankruptcy laws were gutted and there was no more relief for those falling further and further into despair..Low paying or no jobs, manufacturing left to the 3rd worlders; we are now unable to get relief from our own emergencies…Cancer? "Tough! Get your treatment and go live on the street! Starve, sell your children and your kidneys, we don’t care anymore…..you should be happy we allow you to live in America, even if it is in a cardboard box under a bridge!"

That rattle and hum? The death throes of the American middle class are being heard around the world…

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The American Taliban - Terrorism in the US - Just Another day In Paradise - The Rantings of a MAD Woman

Act Now to Stop War & End Racism (ANSWER): Dr. Tiller's Murder: Fascist Terrorism and its Pampered Apologists



The American Taliban - Those self-righteous, hate mongering venomous so-called "christians"...

No Christ would tolerate the behaviors of these up-standing enslavers of women...Who defile the meaning of life with their calls to slaughter those who CARE for any woman who has made such a difficult choice.


STAND for the rights of all people against the perpetrators of this evil...


We cannot let them destroy the GOOD that has been done.

We cannot allow them to drag us back to the death alleys of back street abortionists and wire coat hangers - infections and disease, death and pain...

We cannot allow them to destroy the millions of women who may never use the option but always will have a choice available...

WE must stand against power hungary, misogynist MEN and their enslaved that would dehumanize us.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Just Another day In paradise - THE DICK CHRONICLES, Book I - The Mad Woman Speaks

What a DICK, Cheney is!
Waterboarding "saved thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of lives"...A bit grandiose, ain't it?
But then again, considering the source, I am sure next time it will be 300 million HE personally saved by "un - torturing" the "evil doers"
WHY IN THE HELL is he getting a forum? This psychopathic vermin from hell?
And why has he become the pet of CNN?
Cheney, the self-confessed felon, assassinating pit viper blood sucker of the Neo-Con assholes.
It certainly is easy enough to understand why the Rushians want him to speak out in their stead...Let him continue the attacks Obama and piss off the people but those who continue to fall for the fear-mongering seditious speak will follow him to the polls in 2010.....
This sick DICK, head of the neo-con scum that continues to plot more future attempts to seize control like they did in 2000 through 2008 and they did in 1968 through 1973.....
And people STILL BUY this CRAP...Lying his way into the black blood pumps and brain cell of those who believe that we are doomed to have our throats slit in the middle of the night if we don't annihilate the "Muslim" hordes (and steal their oil and money, like we did in Iraq)
HE has the audacity to make snide remarks about Obama's speaking time, as if it was too long and forcing him to wait.....
WTF? HE DEEMS HE, the Great and Powerful OZ, is worthy of time following a speech by the elected President of the US (that has to clean up his explosive fecal spew left in the White house that seeped out, covering the entire Hill...Have they checked into declaring it a Superfund site?), who actually HAD something substantive to say instead of more Bullshit, more fear baiting and more hate mongering...
As if Obama should have watched his time to make sure Cheney had sufficient time to make his statement
How arrogant can one get!?!??
...Oh yeah, it is the Dick Cheney we are discussing here....
The delusional psychopath that claims it isn't "torture", not illegal, authorized, effective and necessary...
The DICK - The absolutely lying DICK; The sleazy DICK, And we don't even have an antibiotic for your form of disease...
The War criminal DICK - The STUPID, Negligent, anti-American, unpatriotic, murderous (YES MURDEROUS - over 1 million Iraqis and nearly 5000 Americans on that land and then tried to work out the excuse for doing it by TORTURING PEOPLE!)
DICK CHENEY.....PROUD as he can be about his record of torture, abuse and humiliation...of destroying the very fabric of this nation and the very core of our humanness....
That arrogant DICK who did anything he could to circumvent the LAW of the land since he, of course was above such low trivial things.....The self-proclaimed God in his own head, THE DICK Cheney....
Treasonous outer of Valerie Plame (and the CIA STILL supports him after he destroyed one of their own.....) because her HUSBAND DARED to tell the truth...
The hero of no one with a brain and the boogeyman to those who have any respect for truth and the Constitution...
THE DICK....Chronicled

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

JUST another day - Senate approves stripping Gitmo funding - First Read - msnbc.com - Rantings of a Mad Woman

Senate approves stripping Gitmo funding - First Read - msnbc.com


Again the Senate proves that facts mean nothing...only fear mongering matters - a senate vote showing that there are only 6 members with balls; only six members with a conscience; only six members with a brain....the rest - bigoted fear mongers or gutless wonders - facts mean nothing; reality nothing; constitution nothing.
They all need to be replaced with REAL people who respect the constitution and the laws of the country.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

JUST Another day in paradise - A Call for Accountability where there is none - Rantings of A Mad Woman

Dear Mr. President.

The administration of "change"; the administration of "transparency and accountability" has promised much and delivered little.

The facts, as they currently stand, on human rights are as appalling as the last administration’s. NO transparency; no accountability; no assurance of an end to the torture that is done in MY NAME and in the name of my countrymen. The black sites still open and the criminals are still running the country.
At this point in time, I find little reason for hope for the nation of my forefathers. I, who was one of your supporters, deeply regret that we have more of the same criminal neglect and hate towards others as we did before January 20th. Cheney allowed to run from interview to interview when he has openly admitted to crimes against humanity that verify the documents YOU hold, proving same.

AND what of you, Mr. President? Your daughters in 10 to 15 years time. Will they be able to be proud of a father that allowed TORTURE and allowed those responsible to continue in their 'positions" and continue to have a forum from which they can spread their diseased ideology of hate and venom?? That allowed criminal sadism to walk free and to gain a place in our history as acceptable and honorable? Obviously so, since you continue to allow them to speak for our country.

Your continued refusal to deal with the fact that WE - YOU and the REST of the GOVERNMENT as well as every citizen in this country- TORTURED HUNDREDS! Your choice of inaction, in fact your ACTION of protecting criminal sadists that ordered, planned and carried out the abuse, proclaims your acceptance of responsibility for causing any deaths of detainees at Gitmo and the other sites as well as causing the lifetime of pain, suffering many more; asserts your complicity as conspirator to protect the criminals; assures you to be associated with the cabal that planned and ordered the waterboarding, the beating, the sensory deprivation, the freezing, the suffocation, the confinement coffins, the stress positions, the sleep deprivation, the attacks by dogs, the “medical” rape and the continued horror that these BOYS , from 13 to 18, and men, 18 to 98, were and are forced to endure. You are allowing the criminals to walk with no responsibility. You are allowing the sadists to be free while you condemn the victims to a life sentence of pain.

You should be as ashamed as I; thoroughly ashamed at what my government continues to do in our name - you do not speak for me since you have chosen to speak for that sick minority of American Exceptionalists that continue to attempt to justify and spin the excuses and revise the truth…the lies and the manipulation to torture. YET, you have condemned ME to the life as a war criminal too; breaking our laws and the laws of the world, our treaties, our promises, and our assertions, along with you. It is quite alright if you choose the responsibility but to force me to do so is quite unacceptable!

You lied about having respect for others and a moral compass in order to get in to office and for that, too, I am ashamed that I bought in to the con.
PROVE me wrong! Get off your well pampered ass and do what screams to be done....Make those responsible, responsible!

Change, indeed!

Monday, April 20, 2009

"MAKE ME DO IT" - TORTURE is ILLEGAL - No one is above the LAW - Just another day in paradise...Rantings of a Mad Woman

FDR, in a now famous statement to activists of HIS day made the comment, ""I agree with you, I want to do it, now make me do it."

If we believe that Obama is basically a humane and progressive thinker, then we must challenge HIM to do what is right. In order to do so, we MUST flood him with our demands.
If we truly refuse to accept what has been done in our names, we must, therefore, scream it from the roof tops and quit bitchin' on the internet. WE MUST MAKE HIM DO IT.
Accountability...

I challenge EVERY single person who sees this message to heed the call. Write him, Call the White House and SCREAM FROM THE ROOF TOPS.

WE MUST hold BUSH and his cabal accountable for the torture they committed in our names.!

WE MUST hold them accountable for the war they started and ran into years, spending our treasury at $5000 a second for 6 long years - over 1 million dead , 7 million displaced and HUNDREDS TORTURED!

NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW - ALL MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE

Call him at

Switchboard: 202-456-1414.
Fax: 202-456-2461 ...

Write him at:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/CONTACT/

MAKE HIM DO IT!!!!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Torture is Torture - Complicity is Complicity - How does it feel to be a war criminal? Just Another Day In Paradise - The Rantings of a Mad Woman

FINALLY, the International Red Cross released the long awaited "secret" report, written on VALENTINE's DAY, 2007....Can't you just feel the love????
The release of the IRC report's, http://www.nybooks.com/icrc-report.pdf, follows on the heals of the National Geographic's documentary on Gitmo.....
The report is detailed, the documentary is VERY watered down but still not a pretty look at the base. Limited by the military's censorship, requiring every bit of film to be reviewed and approved as well as their hand picked interviewees allowed to say only what they wanted them to say. What they did not seem to realize is that the two commanders interviewed really told so much more than they intended. They came off as arrogant pricks ....
Sorry to say, for those promoting the concept of Gitmo as the paradise of Cuba, even the Navy couldn't hide that life in a 6.5 x 8 foot cell is not heaven. Life in a 6.5 x 8 foot cell with a pillow, maybe, a blanket, if you are a "good boy", a toilet and a cot (without being chained to the floor in stress positions for weeks on end) for SEVEN YEARS is NOT even remotely pleasant.
But the revisionists and the neo-con ass kissing freaks will continue to deny reality and continue to bow to their golden idol, the Dick Cheney, while lying to the gullible.
If one TRULY wants to learn about what is continuing in their name; What has been DONE in their name - read the report but don't stop there...Check out other reports and testimonies by former guards, lawyers, detainees...That is the only way to learn....
If one wants to continue to live in their fantasy bubble filled with the noxious gas expelled by the War Criminals (past and present) and their buddies in the press, the Congress and in the Pentagon, they will have to accept their part in the nightmare - their culpability; their mral corruption; their fully deserved guilt in allowing people to suffer in their name.
For further reading:

Cage Prisoners - an organization and website developed and maintained by former detainees held in Gitmo and other Black Sites (If one believes that only the US is involved...think again. Bush's poodle was in there too....More and more evidence is coming to light that MI5 asked one or two questions in the interrogations too...) http://cageprisoners.com/

UC Davis Guantanamo Testimonials Project

http://humanrights.ucdavis.edu/projects/the-guantanamo-testimonials-project

Amnesty International USA
The 100++ Black Sites approved by the BUSH ADMINISTRATION and manned (though a REAL MAN would have NO PART of detaining innocents and torturing people...a REAL WOMAN wouldn't either) by the sniveling Renfields, slithering in and out of the limelight, promote and condone the blood thirst of the sadistic cabal who set these hells on earth in business - Gitmo MAY get closed but what about the Gitmo training center - Bagram?
Bagram was opened in 2002 at an abandoned Soviet Air Base, left over from their failed attempt at a war in Afghanistan. It has always BEEN in the shadows and that shadowy hell seems to be growing. At one time, there were anestimated 500-600 detainees there, but since Obama announced that Gitmo would close within a year, the prison has begun to grow.... and expanded. Reports that this camp will hold up to 1100 renditioned and "captured" detainees without any rights with the suspected continuation of those policies that Cheney and friends made so popular.
Quoting Karen Greenberg in "Obama’s Guantanamo? Bush’s Living Legacy at Bagram Prison, "
" But what else did I know? Thanks to New York Times reporters Carlotta Gall, David Rohde, Tim Golden, and Eric Schmitt, as well as to Alex Gibney’s documentary film Taxi to the Dark Side, I knew that two Afghans, Dilawar and Jullah Habibullah, had been beaten to death by U.S. Army interrogators at the prison in December 2002. I also knew that the use of such beatings, as well as various other forms of torture, had been normalized at Bagram at the very beginning of the Bush administration’s long march of pain that led to Guantanamo and then on to Abu Ghraib and other prisons in Iraq as well as foreign torture chambers.
From the 2004 Church Report (written by Naval Inspector General Admiral T. Church), I knew that military interrogators and guards at Bagram had been given next to no relevant training for the mission of detention and interrogation. I knew as well that a secret CIA prison was allegedly located apart from the regular detention cells at Bagram. I knew that military officials had declared that the interrogation techniques at Bagram seemed to work better than those being used at Guantanamo in the same period. And that, after the Supreme Court issued a decision in 2004 to allow prisoners at Guantanamo to challenge their detentions, the prison population at Bagram began to grow."
And yet we are not addressing Bagram; We are not addressing the Black Sites....It appears to be a continuation of the game started by Bush and Cheney - Smoke and Mirrors..."Hey, look over here..."
Focusing on Gitmo and giving the detainees a little more attention while allowing Bagram to grow and grow and denying the detainees there all possiblity of hope...
When asked outright about Bagram, Obama sounded eerily like those who came before....When it came to granting Bagram detainees habeas rights or the right to challenge their detention in U.S. courts, THE CURRENT administration simply stated that it ( the adminostration) “adheres to [the Justice Department's] previously articulated position”. In other words.... habeas would NOT be granted.
More of the same "Don't pay attention to that man behind the curtain" but in this case the man behind the curtain seems to be Obama
Obama Administration Continues Indefinite Detention Policy For Bagram Prisoners (2/23/2009)].
If that doesn't get your blood boiling about what has and continues to BE DONE in OUR name, I don't know what will.
And if your sick of it and want to DO something? JOIN AIUSA - WE are working to meet with members of Congress to push them for appointment of a special prosecutor or to do a thorough investigation into the torture and those who perpetratated it. GW Bush and Dick Cheney have both stated they approved the actions; Rumsfeld wrote the memo telling the military to use the Torture tactics; And the Pentagon and CIA carry (not carried but carry...it is STILL going on) it out.
Remember, Obama refused to address the issue of Bagram and the other Black Sites (to include 2 US Navy ships being used as Black Sites and detention...floating around in international waters). They are being left alone.
You may have voted for Obama, as I did, but we cannot allow this administration to sweep this under the rug and that IS what is happening. WE MUST hold Bush, Cheney and the rest of their cohorts, from Ashcroft to Gonzales to Mukasey, Patreaus to Gates, accountable.
If we do not bring these people to justice....WE are complicit and as guilty of the action as anyone since we ALLOWED it to go by without so much as a slap on the wrist.
For info on the US laws broken (another line of crap from those parroting the neo-con vomitus is that Bush did not break any laws)
TITLE 18 > PART I > CHAPTER 113C -TORTURE § 2340. Definitions
(1) “torture” means an act committed by a person acting under the color of law specifically intended to inflict severe physical or mental pain or suffering (other than pain or suffering incidental to lawful sanctions) upon another person within his custody or physical control;
(2) “severe mental pain or suffering” means the prolonged mental harm caused by or resulting from—
(A) the intentional infliction or threatened infliction of severe physical pain or suffering;
(B) the administration or application, or threatened administration or application, of mind-altering substances or other procedures calculated to disrupt profoundly the senses or the personality;
(C) the threat of imminent death; or
(D) the threat that another person will imminently be subjected to death, severe physical pain or suffering, or the administration or application of mind-altering substances or other procedures calculated to disrupt profoundly the senses or personality; and
(3) “United States” means the several States of the United States, the District of Columbia, and the commonwealths, territories, and possessions of the United States.

TITLE 18 > PART I > CHAPTER 113C -TORTURE § 2340A. Torture
(a) Offense.— Whoever outside the United States commits or attempts to commit torture shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both, and if death results to any person from conduct prohibited by this subsection, shall be punished by death or imprisoned for any term of years or for life.
(b) Jurisdiction.— There is jurisdiction over the activity prohibited in subsection (a) if—
(1) the alleged offender is a national of the United States; or
(2) the alleged offender is present in the United States, irrespective of the nationality of the victim or alleged offender.
(c) Conspiracy.— A person who conspires to commit an offense under this section shall be subject to the same penalties (other than the penalty of death) as the penalties prescribed for the offense, the commission of which was the object of the conspiracy
TITLE 18 > PART I > CHAPTER 113C -TORTURE § 2340B. Exclusive remedies
Nothing in this chapter shall be construed as precluding the application of State or local laws on the same subject, nor shall anything in this chapter be construed as creating any substantive or procedural right enforceable by law by any party in any civil proceeding.
AND THERE IS MORE - 20 years to life ......for those found guilty....

So read the report...ALL 41 Pages....http://www.nybooks.com/icrc-report.pdf
Then read everything you can find...then tell me that these people do not need to be held to task...We "must move forward"...We "must get past it"...
What is the 13 year olds and 14 year olds that were held in Gitmo, raped and sodomized by others detainees as well as OUR OWN MILITARY was your little brother, your on, your cousin, your grandson? What is the 98 year old man was your grandfather - hell your GREAT GRANDFATHER?
Would THAT BE ENOUGH for YOU to demand accountability?
NOW we have to get Obama to open his heart and get in touch with HIS MORAL COMPASS and do JUST THAT....HOLD THESE PEOPLE ACCOUNTABLE!!!

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