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An American soldier says he released the photos to the Los Angeles Times to draw attention to the safety risk of a breakdown in leadership and discipline. The Army has started a criminal investigation.
The barbarism of American policy is self evident.An American soldier says he released the photos to the Los Angeles Times to draw... more
Is it just me or does it feel like an inevitable scandal is in the future of the 2012 Republican’s Presidential Candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum? Both men claim to be devoted to their religious faith; both men claim to have loving marriages; both men seem to be straight laced and uptight; all indications lead to one of them having a big skeleton in their closet.Is it just me or does it feel like an inevitable scandal is in the future of the 2012... more
Threesome on the boulevard
Community colleges are in dire straights in California after losing large support from the California legislature and Governor Brown, causing schools to make crippling budget cuts. Demonstrated in the online Documentary Mini Series MJC: The Crisis Begins is one such case in which Northern California Central Valley school Modesto Junior College chooses to eliminate whole programs and lay off tenured instructors in addition to massive staff and part time job cuts in a rush to fill an 8 million dollar expected deficit in 2012.
The website where this series can be viewed for free is www.TheCrisisBegins.com wherein the overall issue is touched upon in episode 01 entitled "The Riffed" and exact program losses are explored in subsequent episodes.
Again the website to view the free documentary series exploring the budget cuts and the loss to the community is:
www.TheCrisisBegins.comCommunity colleges are in dire straights in California after losing large support from... more
Rebekah Brooks, Rupert Murdoch’s long-time confidante and a personal friend of British Prime Minister David Cameron, was arrested at dawn on Tuesday alongside her husband, the racehorse trainer Charlie Brooks, as Scotland Yard’s investigation into phone hacking at the News of the World struck out in a new direction (read more)...
http://veracitystew.com/?p=32283Rebekah Brooks, Rupert Murdoch’s long-time confidante and a personal friend of... more
Chancelor Merkel was his biggest backer in the election two years ago....lie down with dogs get fleas may have new meaning. As we all know, these things seldom stop with one person.Chancelor Merkel was his biggest backer in the election two years ago....lie down with... more
In the US the obesity epidemic is growing. The Pentagon conciders it is a national security threat, as it finds it harder to source healthy recruits. But for some, making Americans fatter is a profitable business.
The problem is being tackled at the highest level. First Lady Michelle Obama, who is a long-time champion of healthy eating, is now targeting America’s military. The DoD is to change nutritional standards – for the first time in two decades.
The plan is to have more fruits, vegetables and grains on the soldiers’ tables. Mrs. Obama said “America's entire military once again stepping forward to lead by example,” on proper eating habits.
The plan will affect meals served in 1,100 service member dining facilities, as well as vending machines used by the military, retirees and their family members.
The Pentagon’s concern with obesity is easy to understand. Currently one in four people applying for military service in America is ruled unfit due to their waistline problems. This goes hand in hand with the general civilian trend, which has so far made around 75 per cent of Americans overweight.
The military also loses budget money when it has to discharge overweight people. Annually some 1,200 first-term enlistees are terminated from the service due to weight-related health issues before their contracts expire, according to a report released by Mission: Readiness. The nonprofit organization, which aims to alleviate the problem of overweight recruits, says each such case costs the military $50,000 to recruit and train a replacement.
No states currently have an obesity rate of less than 20 per cent. In 1990, no state had an obesity rate of more than 15 per cent. This increase is going to take time to reverse, and the hard work needs to start now, Lt. Gen. Norman Seip, a retired Air Force officer, told ABC News.
The big business of bigness
Obesity may do great harm to the public, but for some companies it is part of how their business works, reports RT’s Liz Wahl.
Those are not only the food industry giants, which stuff their high-fat products with cleverly cooked-up flavors to make people love them. Companies further up the production line, like the agriculture giant Monsanto, are also eager to get their share.
Also cashing in on the fattening of America are pharmaceutical companies. The US spends $147 billion each year treating obesity-related illnesses.
The big bucks use their leverage in the Congress to uphold policies that keep them profitable. Recently it declared pizza a vegetable, which made school doors open to it. Health activist David Rosen calls the system “the obesity industrial complex”. With the military industrial complex’s now opposing that, America’s waistline may now face the pressure to move back to the slim side of the spectrum.In the US the obesity epidemic is growing. The Pentagon conciders it is a national... more
When this scandal fell into our collective laps, we were as frisky as a lap dog. It seems that a few hours after Punxsutawney Phil told us that we were to have six more weeks of winter, the Pennsylvania State Police arrested him on bribery charges. Details are still in that "alleged" state, but WHACKO-TV's Wolf Douglas immediately ran with the story on BACKLINE. This could change the whole tradition of Groundhog Day in America.When this scandal fell into our collective laps, we were as frisky as a lap dog. It... more
Penn State College, football coach Joe Paterno, 85 has died from complications of lung cancer. It was reported that Paterno was being kept alive by a ventilator. His family was waiting to make the decisions about turning it off after Paterno told his family he did not want to be kept alive by a machine.Penn State College, football coach Joe Paterno, 85 has died from complications of lung... more
New trouble is brewing at Penn State, though the school is operating within the state’s Right to Know law. ABC News has reported that the five current and former Penn State employees enmeshed in the Sandusky abuse scandal are all still on the school’s payroll.New trouble is brewing at Penn State, though the school is operating within the... more
Some say that what a person does at home is private and should not be made a part of political discussions. To an extent I agree, but when that candidate is making his morality a campaign issue and has a history of condemning others over moral issues, it is an issue, not because of the moral lapse, but because of the hypocrisy.Some say that what a person does at home is private and should not be made a part of... more
Documents obtained by CBS News show that the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) discussed using their covert operation "Fast and Furious" to argue for controversial new rules about gun sales.
PICTURES: ATF "Gunwalking" scandal timeline
In Fast and Furious, ATF secretly encouraged gun dealers to sell to suspected traffickers for Mexican drug cartels to go after the "big fish." But ATF whistleblowers told CBS News and Congress it was a dangerous practice called "gunwalking," and it put thousands of weapons on the street. Many were used in violent crimes in Mexico. Two were found at the murder scene of a U.S. Border Patrol agent.
ATF officials didn't intend to publicly disclose their own role in letting Mexican cartels obtain the weapons, but emails show they discussed using the sales, including sales encouraged by ATF, to justify a new gun regulation called "Demand Letter 3". That would require some U.S. gun shops to report the sale of multiple rifles or "long guns." Demand Letter 3 was so named because it would be the third ATF program demanding gun dealers report tracing information.
On July 14, 2010 after ATF headquarters in Washington D.C. received an update on Fast and Furious, ATF Field Ops Assistant Director Mark Chait emailed Bill Newell, ATF's Phoenix Special Agent in Charge of Fast and Furious:
"Bill - can you see if these guns were all purchased from the same (licensed gun dealer) and at one time. We are looking at anecdotal cases to support a demand letter on long gun multiple sales. Thanks."
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31727_162-57338546-10391695/documents-atf-used-fast-and-furious-to-make-the-case-for-gun-regulations/Documents obtained by CBS News show that the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and... more
Audio interview (and transcription) with Washington Post reporter Philip Shenon, who discusses his 9/11 book, The Commission. http://www.mrmedia.com/?p=375Audio interview (and transcription) with Washington Post reporter Philip Shenon, who... more
Never has there been a candidate for President who has been so self delusional, self destructive and likable for shear entertainment sake as Herman Cain. He will be missed. Of course we all know that he'll end up on Faux News after he repents and asks for forgiveness from a God who if He or She really exists by now is so fed up with the human race I expect a new flood any day now.Never has there been a candidate for President who has been so self delusional, self... more
Some background, since it's twenty-five years ago this month . . . .
Twenty-five years ago today . . . .
When I was a paperboy in Waycross, Georgia in the late sixties, there were two houses we were not allowed to enter if invited in by the owners—both middle aged white males. If told to come in to wait for our money on collection day or if offered a Coke, we were told to get on our bikes, ride away and tell Mr. Cardinal, who ran the circulation department. The owner of one of these ran a popular vegetable stand, and always had a young boy, working alongside him. Always a different boy and always from out of town. Mr. Cardinal knew enough to tell us to steer clear of these men, so he must have known. It’s certainly reasonable to think others must have known as well, but it was not talked about.When I was a paperboy in Waycross, Georgia in the late sixties, there were two houses... more
Despite being hit with mutliple allegations of sexual misconduct, it looks like Herman Cain is being annointed by one of the greatest war criminals and kingmakers of modern times, Henry Kissinger.
You can bet Herman Cain isn't shuckin' and jivin' and cracking stupid jokes with Kissinger like he does on your teevee in these stupid Repblican Presidential debates.
In my opinion, that sex scandal was just put out there to give Cain more publicity and facetime, and that in reality he's probably been given the nod to be an official front-runner in the GOP by Kissnger, much like Sarah Palin was given the nod by Kissinger and the neo-con Zionist establishment in 2008.Despite being hit with mutliple allegations of sexual misconduct, it looks like Herman... more