Friday, July 30, 2010

How the sports industry is married to right wing politics &  corruption at unimaginable levels..... go to a baseball game and support Black Water,,,, follow the money.  the interveiw is worth listening to.

Friday, July 23, 2010

"The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of "fracking" or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a "Saudia Arabia of natural gas" just beneath us. But is fracking safe? When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination. A recently drilled nearby Pennsylvania town reports that residents are able to light their drinking water on fire. This is just one of the many absurd and astonishing revelations of a new country called GASLAND. Part verite travelogue, part expose, part mystery, part bluegrass banjo meltdown, part showdown."

GASLAND will be broadcast on HBO through 2012. To host a public screening in your community please click here. The DVD will be on sale in December 2010.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

 The Obama administration just fired a prominent black USDA official after she was smeared by the far-right smear machine at FOX News.1

Shirley Sherrod was in charge of USDA's work in Georgia. And at a recent NAACP dinner she told the story of how she overcame her own racial biases working to help save a white family's farm.2

But when FOX News got hold of a selectively edited video that made it appear she was confessing to discriminating against the white couple, it took less than a day for her to be forced out of her job with the Obama team.3

We need to call on the White House to immediately give Shirley Sherrod her job back, and to stop listening to FOX and other right-wing media. Once you've taken action, please tell your friends and family to do the same -- the more people who know the truth about this story, the better. Just click here to get started:
From start to finish this whole controversy was manufactured by FOX and its allies to attack an honest woman who's spent her whole life helping poor farmers in Georgia.

First a right-wing blogger posted a deceptively edited video of Sherrod that seems to show her saying that she once didn't "give [a white farmer] the full force of what I could do" to help him, because of his race. Then, FOX News ran the doctored video and false storyline over and over again while their on-air personalities called for Sherrod's firing. Finally, Sherrod was pressured by the White House to resign without being given a chance to tell her side of the story.5

But the whole thing was a lie. Yesterday, Roger Spooner -- the white farmer in Sherrod's story -- said that Sherrod saved his family's farm and kept them out of bankruptcy. He told CNN, "I don't know what brought up the racist mess. They just want to stir up some trouble, it sounds to me."6

This isn't the first time FOX has used a made-up story to attack prominent members of the administration. A few months ago, green jobs czar Van Jones was forced out in a similar pattern.7 And several other members of the Obama administration have lost their jobs,  been demoted or withdrawn from consideration for jobs after becoming the target of smear campaigns launched by FOX News.8

It's bad enough that FOX and the right-wing media use smear campaigns and appeals to racial paranoia to stir up their right-wing viewers. But it's outrageous for Obama to turn his back on honest public servants just to avoid having to fight back.

Monday, July 12, 2010

“These blind slaves are told they are “free” and “highly educated” even as they march behind signs that would cause any medieval peasant to run screaming away from them in panic-stricken terror. The symbols that modern man embraces with the naive trust of an infant would be tantamount to billboards reading, ‘This way to your death and enslavement,’ to the understanding of the traditional peasant of antiquity”
- Michael A. Hoffman II, Secret Societies and Psychological Warfare

A Debate on Geoengineering: Vandana Shiva vs. Gwynne Dyer

Supporters of geoengineering have proposed radical ways to alter the planet to decrease the level of greenhouse gas emissions. Proposals include creating artificial volcanoes to pollute the atmosphere with sulfur particles, fertilizing the oceans and placing sun-deflecting aluminum foil in the sky. But opposition is growing to geoengineering. We host a debate between Indian environmentalist, scientist, philosopher and eco-feminist, Vandana Shiva, and geopolitical analyst and columnist, Gwynne Dyer.


Monday, July 5, 2010

 I came across this story ~ it hit me right in the chest....Truth-out!

Happy independence day....

Ridiculous America  Sunday 04 July 2010 ..


by: William Rivers Pitt, t r u t h o u t | Op-Ed  Here is his conclusion:

Ridiculous. The whole thing, and in every way.
Here is a country whose still-lingering greatness was born on the backs of workers who unionized against the will and wishes of the great powers of capitalism. Yet here also is a country where the vital lessons of that effort have been largely disparaged and forgotten, because the truth of those lessons still discomforts those great powers. This week, the progeny of those early organizers used the democratic process to make progress for themselves and their fellow members, and even in defeat were magnificent.
Here is a country that makes men of such courage that they volunteer to die thousands of miles from home, who scramble to save each other when the bullets are flying, and can still smile about it. Yet here also is a country that takes men of this caliber and throws them - not once, not twice, not three but four times - into a meat-grinder based on lies and the desire for profit and power. If the man I met hadn't been shot, like as not he'd either still be in Afghanistan, or would be gearing up for a fifth trip to the other side of the world.
Happy birthday, you ridiculous nation. You are a great and terrible place, and you must do better. Not just because you have to, which you do, but because you can. You have the necessary pieces, and you have the potential. I know, because I saw it all week long on my sidewalk.