"Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages" -Thomas A. Edison

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Douglas Feith Joins the Georgetown Faculty; Chilly Reception

"United States Army General Tommy Franks, according to Bob Woodward's 2004 Plan of Attack, described Feith as the "fucking stupidest guy on the face of the earth" (p.281). "

"In 2005, Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, chief of staff to then Secretary of Colin Powell, publicly stated he could "testify to" Franks' comment, and added "Seldom in my life have I met a dumber man."

Douglas Feith served as W's undersecretary for defense. He resigned in August, 2005. He has been discredited on many accounts and the Pentagon is currently undergoing an investigation of his promotion of the a link between Saadam Hussein and Al Queda. He joined the Neoconservatives in the 1990's and has promoted their short-sighted policies on US global domination. Georgetown University has assigned him to teach a class on the...:"Bush Administration's Antiterrorism Policy." He is quite the hustler(read the Wikepedia bio) amid Republican administrations and a testimate to the perks of being a good lap dog and idealogue within the right circles.

Photograph originally posted on 2005)

Friday, May 19, 2006

Tax Cuts Lose More Money Than They Generate, Recent Studies Conclude

"Treasury Secretary John Snow conceded Tuesday that the much-touted tax cuts for capital gains and dividend income don't drive today's strong economy.

Asked by Knight Ridder if the tax reductions paid for themselves, Snow acknowledged that they don't. He also acknowledged that economic growth and stock market gains were strong in the late 1990s, when the capital-gains tax stood at 20 percent and dividend income was taxed at rates as high as 38.6 percent."

Dennis Hastert: "If You Earn $40,000.00 a Year and Have a Family of Two, You Don't Pay Any Taxes."

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Iraq Refugees: 100,000 and approaching 180,000

"The report, an independent account of the crisis caused by the demolition of the al-Askariya shrine in the town of Samarra, claimed that 11,391 families totalling 20,240 men, 27,765 women and 55,199 children had fled their homes by April 26. It said the number was increasing and might soon total 180,000 people. "

Photo from MERIP(Middle East Report

Video: Iraq Ethinic Cleansing

Orphans In Iraq and Other Perceptions

"I thought the girls at the orphanage had lost their parents in the war," she says. "But almost 80 percent were there because of divorce. Because of the scarcity of men, when a mother is divorced it's hard to get someone else to marry her. These men don't want the children of other men."