Archive for March 13, 2011

President Obama Endorses Torture

The Obama of March 13, 2011 is not the guy I voted for.   IMHO, he isn’t the guy the Norwegian Nobel Committee voted for either when it awarded him the Nobel Peace Prize:

Where is the proud, principled Obama of 2008 and early ’09?

By firing PJ Crowley for the offense of protesting against the sadistic military treatment of Bradley Manning, the president has now put his personal weight behind prisoner abuse. The man who once said that forced nudity was a form of torture, now takes the word of those enforcing it over a distinguished public servant.


As commander-in-chief, Obama is directly responsible for the inhumane treatment of an American citizen. And Crowley’s firing will make it even less likely in the future that decent public servants will speak out against such needless sadism.

More tomorrow.


March 13, 2011 at 10:14 PM Leave a comment

Bank of America Sweating Bullets

Expect to hear a lot of “experts” corporatists bad-mouthing the website “Anonymous” tomorrow (and in the days to come) because it is set to

release e-mails obtained from Bank of America Corp early Monday morning, according to posts on the group’s Twitter feed.

The group, unrelated to the document leak website founded by Julian Assange, said it plans to release documents exposing “corruption and fraud” at the largest U.S. bank by assets.

Wall Street types will be in full shoot-the-messenger mode.

March 13, 2011 at 5:33 PM Leave a comment

Japan: A City Destroyed in Less Than Five Minutes

I have new respect for tsunamis after watching some of the video coming out of Japan.  A tsumami isn’t just one giant wave, it is a seemingly-endless surge as this video shows.  The “wave” just keeps on coming and coming and coming until a town is destroyed — in roughly five minutes.

Hard to comprehend.

March 13, 2011 at 4:10 PM 1 comment

Have to Agree With This

Never thought I’d agree with David Frum on anything but he’s right about this:



March 13, 2011 at 2:53 PM Leave a comment

Japan, Before and After

Check out these before and after satellite photos of various cities and towns in Japan.  Use the slider thingy in the middle of each photo to move back and forth.

I think the death toll is going to be much higher than the few thousand they’re predicting now.


March 13, 2011 at 9:41 AM Leave a comment

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