visited my hometown last week.
The victim's name is Andrew Velez.
He was a US Army Specialist.
He was a husband and a father.
He was the second, and last, son of his parents.
He was their second child to die in uniform in the "war on Terror." Their first, 23-year-old Jose Velez, died in Fallujah in November 2004. Read below the fold...
This incessant horseshit spewing from from the mouths of Bush and his surrogate/sockpuppets, that "a ceasefire is meaningless, stopping for the sake of stopping would be bad, we are not going to call for a ceasefire until it is part of a permanent solution..." has got me just a tad irate. Read below the fold...
To get us through those 900+ long days until this phase of the nightmare is over....From Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to a friend, on the occasion of the passage of the Alien & Sedition Act, the "PATRIOT Act" of its day:
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There are a lot of important figures here, and you should take some of them as an indication of your homework for the week. I suspect the slowdown has to do with the population being divided into "highly motivated" and "less motivated" news readers. We've probably saturated the former, and getting the latter into the habit will take more personal recommendations; I suspect advertising won't work as well with them.
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Because it's not just human life being lost:
Iraq archaeologists say the ancient Mesopotamian site of Uruk, modern Warka, is being pilfered by smugglers and illegal diggers.
Warka, one of Sumeriansâ€™ earliest urban centers, has produced some of the earliest known writings in the world.
Many scientists believe the worldâ€™s oldest known civilization flourished in the city more than 5,000 years ago.Read below the fold...
Well I came across a child of God
He was walking along the road
And I asked him tell where are you going
This he told me
Well I am going down to Yasgur's farm
Going to join in a rock and roll band
Goin' to get back to the land to set my soul free
We are stardust,
We are golden
We are ten billion year old carbon
And we got to get ourselves back to the garden Read below the fold...
Qata, Lebanon: Image courtesy of AFP & the BBC, Israel, the Bush administration, and to some extent, Hizbollah
It's taking a shorter and shorter time for the Bush/Cheney/Kristol foreign policy to crash and burn. Read below the fold...