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Iraq Vets Against the War
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The process had left him crippled, unable to stand, hardly able to use his hands. But he was by all accounts a magnificent appearance that day in court, and indeed some of that shows through in one surviving photograph of that day, which is reproduced below.
This is an insidious attempt by the radical Christian right to rewrite American history, to turn the founding fathers from deists into Christian fundamentalists, to proclaim us officially to be a Christian nation.
I prefer to be called a Brooklynite or a Moabite, after the two places I call homeâ€” Brooklyn, New York, and Moab, Utahâ€”which to me are part of the same nation only in name and only by the force of outmoded institutions.
But as we'll see below, this attempt to peddle magic pills to chase away the horrors of war is just one front in a long-term, wide-ranging "warfighter enhancement program" -- including the neurological and genetic re-engineering of soldiers' minds and bodies to create what the Pentagon calls "iron bodied and iron willed personnel": tireless, relentless, remorseless, unstoppable.
A study headed by a University of British Columbia researcher is giving scientists a peek at dark matter's effects on distant galaxies.
This scene should give Americans an approximation of what has happened in Kenya since December 29 and a sense of why the situation is so explosive. The roots of violence and chaos lie not in tribalism but in a bold power grab by a tight clique around the president.
"Ron Paul and his backers can sail through the ceiling, scream foul until their lungs burst, and say that itâ€™s all a big conspiracy by mainstream media hit artists, a Paul hating and fearful political establishment, and on the make Republican and Democrats to smear and slander their hero as a racist. But the one that has done more to fan charges that Paul is a closet bigot is Paul himself in writings and sentiments that express racist views that purportedly carried Paulâ€™s stamp on them."
Her â€œturnaroundâ€ was not only unexpected, but downright shocking. The results for the rest of the candidates--excluding Clinton and Obama---were all within the margin of error. Clinton was the only anomaly. Surprise, surprise.
Add a comment Add a comment Read more: Work Crew Stopped at Bear Mountain Stand-offA small crew of workers arrived at the highway to take measurements and place stakes just before noon, and they were met by the tree sit crew.
A successful Hollywood filmmaker can't afford to risk raising issues in a way that don't immediately reflect audience sympathies. Good politicians vying for votes are similar in that they speak according to the already existing expectations -- and prejudices -- of the voting public.
Add a comment Add a comment Read more: Iran, the U.S., and the Twisted Path to ConfrontationIt is an uneasy read, something I could not quite put into thought until two phrases summed it up.