Thursday, December 15, 2005

"I am confident the president knows who the source is. I would be amazed if he doesn't. So I think, don't bug me. Don't bug Bob Woodword. Bug the President as to whether he should reveal who the source is."
~Robert Novak, on Plame-Gate

CT Police Officers Nailed on Kid Porn
See Video in above link on Connecticut cop arrest.

Operation Predator: Nationwide ICE Sting
All of the people arrested during the sting operation are foreign nationals who have previously been convicted of sex crimes against children.

Talon Database on US Citizens
Pentagon officials … ordered a review of a program aimed at countering terrorist attacks that …compiled information about U.S. citizens, after reports that the database included information on peace protesters and others whose activities posed no threat and should not have been kept on file… regulations require that any information that is "not validated as threatening must be removed from the TALON system in less than 90 days."

More Police State at Airports
TSA officials had planned to deploy teams of air marshals, local law enforcement officers and bomb-sniffing dogs at seven locations around the nation this week to test whether the agency could deter criminals in public transportation stations and conduct surveillance of suspicious activity.

Supporting Troops-huh?
To Republicans it means “shut your mouth and let us use, misuse, abuse and shortchange the troops however we want to!”

Bush on Record for Israel
Why hasn’t Israel, or the US signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty pledging no nukes, yet pressures civilian use of uranium in Iran?

Police Linked to War Crimes
Guatemala has found millions more files documenting torture and murder committed by police during the country's long civil war.

US Justice & Illegal Detainment
"He has been taken away from his family and denied justice for four years," the brother said. "If he's done something wrong, then the United States must prove it in a court of law.

Coca-Cola Loots Natural Resources
The campaign to hold Coca-Cola responsible is significant because it asserts the rights of communities over natural resources--rights that are increasingly under threat from the WTO.

The 21st Anniversary of the Bhopal Plant Explosion
Corporations are capable of inflicting harm on a much greater scale than any one individual could -- and yet public institutions are failing to protect society from corporate crime.

BushCo Wants EPA Soften Regs
Those changes would exempt companies from disclosing their toxic pollution if they claim to release fewer than 5,000 pounds of a specific chemical — the current limit is 500 pounds — or if they store it onsite but claim to release "zero" amounts of the worst pollutants. Those include mercury, DDT, PCBs and other chemicals that persist in the environment and work up the food chain.

Fresh Water More Valuable than OIL
Canada should stand firm against inevitable requests from the United States to share its fresh water in the coming years, former Alberta premier Peter Lougheed said Wednesday.

Gasp & Gag at Home: in Arizona
A "beige gunk blocking the mountains and floating in what used to be a gorgeous turquoise sky."

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