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Tuesday, December 7th, 2010
9:03 pm
[pravdaslova]
журналисты
Уже больше месяца назад председатель "Союза журналисто"в России Всеволод Богданов призвал печатные СМИ выступить с бессрочной акцией протеста: 5-го числа каждого месяца (в день нападения на Олега Кашина) размещать на первых полосах пустой белый квадрат с сообщением: «Здесь могли быть фамилии осужденных – убийц наших коллег и тех, кто заказывал эти преступления». 10 ноября к этой акции присоединились журналисты "Вечернего Петербурга" и "Невского времени" и с тех пор все затихло.
Даже эти две питерские газеты сделали это не в оговоренный срок, а когда тема еще не остыла.
Когда журналисты пытаются заниматься политикой и совершать политические акции посредством страниц собственных изданий, то получается как нелепо, и в конце концов финансовый шкурный интерес берет свое и любые общественные акции, даже в защиту собственного цеха, отходят на десятый план.
источник
Tuesday, November 16th, 2010
12:12 am
[pravdaslova]
Коррупционерам посвящается
Борьба с коррупцией продолжается. И это только начало.
http://www.5-tv.ru/news/34281/
В Москве на крупной взятке попался директор одного из заводов

http://ibryansk.ru/news/disasters/2010/11/15/na-trasse-m3-za-vzyatku-v-2000-rublej-zaderzhan-inspektor-dps.9915.html
На трассе М3 за взятку в 2000 рублей задержан инспектор ДПС

http://www.abnews.ru/?p=novosti91&news=101695
В Калининградской области таможенник пойдет под суд за взятки

http://www.uralinform.ru/armnews/news127284.html
Уголовное дело экс-главы Верхотурья Александра Пивоварова о миллионной взятке от подрядчика вышло на финишную прямую.

http://www.interfax-russia.ru/Center/news.asp?id=189625&sec=1672
Управляющая Ивановским отделением ПФР, обвиняемая в получении взятки в 8 млн рублей, взята под домашний арест

http://www.regnum.ru/news/accidents/1346475.html
В Ярославле бывший директор спортшколы осужден за взятки и мошенничество

http://www.regions.ru/news/2324074/
Доцент Читинского университета получила 4 года колонии за взятки
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Sunday, November 7th, 2010
10:18 pm
[prokopenko]
Слов не хватает
Originally posted by krispotupchik at Тонким перышком в тетрадь
Обложка тетради в 48 листов из серии "Боевые самолеты" фирмы Маяк-канц.

Убедиться можно на сайте http://www.maykanz.ru/
Они издеваются ?!

Не все ещё полицаи перевелись...


Friday, April 6th, 2007
1:10 pm
[gregorysparr]
With a keyboard on loan from God, I am the Independent Blogger of the Office of the Independent Blogger. Allow me to introduce you to my site if you haven't heard of it before. I do hope you visit and stay -- add it to a Feed, bookmark it.

My latest post is a satire of Mitt Romney, who is more Elmer Fudd than John Wayne, more Michael Dukakis than George H.W. Bush. It's a look at his -- and his state's -- Looney Toon Politics.

Earlier today, I wrote about Disney recognizing gay relationships, which is good news, and Florida law forbidding people from feeding homeless people, which makes even a sane man wish himself Libertarian!

A couple of days ago I looked at Newt Gingrich's comments about bilingual education and the whole ugly matter of textbooks being censored or neglecting portions of history.

For those of you interested in Congressional politics, I looked at portions of the Democratic agenda and outline the potential pitfalls and my own opinions on these ideas. A small excerpt, in response to Price's warning of the price Democrats might pay for going too far with certain things: "I’ll buy that. If the Democrats, say, pass a bill legalizing gay marriage and pledge to give money to terrorists, they’d be homosexual Ronald Reagans — and out of work come 2008." And then I took a serious look at their agenda. The Democratic Agenda.

Here I chide Bush's chief policy strategist in 2004 for now saying Bush is wrong. (Of course he's wrong -- my argument is that Dowd is not someone to appreciate in any sense of the term because his whole behavior suggests he's an idiot.)

Here, at OkayStupid, I Got It! we've got a look at Online Politics and the recent announcement that Barack Obama raised more money than Hillary did...on the Internet, and the dishonest, ridiculous manner the whole situation was covered in by the media and on the Internets. (And here we've got a deep apology to Barack Obama's intern...who I told that I was a Republican because I can't possibly donate to his campaign on principal or prudence.)</a> (And here, on a final note on the matter, we've got a better look at the media's coverage of Obama/Clinton and a casual look at billionaires v. government when it comes to newspapers.)

A short post here, pithy, that would be longer in summary than whole!

Small post here, too, about Thompson's Presidential announcement. An excerpt:

I didn’t know that the Department of Health and Human Services was a launchpad for Presidential ambitions, but I suppose it is now with Tommy Thompson’s announcement that he’s running for President. I, for one, am not sure what to make of it. He’s angling himself as a reliable Conservative but that’s what Senator Brownback is in the race for. Perhaps he’ll catch fire if Brownback’s big mouth catches up to him, but otherwise I don’t think he’s got much of a chance to make waves.

Of course, there are hundreds of posts beyond that, and I update daily. I'd like to think I have a good idea what I'm talking about and an excellent sense of humor, but I'll leave that up to you, and I hope you agree to stay at the Office of the Independent Blogger, open daily for business!
Wednesday, January 24th, 2007
1:18 am
[snfrank]
In the midst of my intellectual hiatus, I went to the bookstore and picked up Policy Review, an especially enlightening, if poorly edited, political journal. Therein, I read an essay entitled "Law and Terror," written by Kenneth Anderson, Hoover Research Fellow and  law professor at American University. Due to Anderson's obtuse style and a very poor editing job, the essay took me a solid hour to work through, despite its relative brevity. Needless to say, by the time I reached the second page, I was frustrated and somewhat unreceptive of Mr. Anderson's arguments. Upon a second reading, however, I find that the thrust of the argument is sound and worthy of consideration, although he makes one grave omission.

Thursday, November 9th, 2006
11:54 pm
[jtgilmore]
Kim Jung Rant
Contemporary policy makers, media outlets, and even political commentators seem vastly obsessed with North Korea’s push towards nuclear arms. Fear-stricken reports rank top international news daily; as such thoughts of a nuclear-armed Korea slowly consume the consciousness of the entire body of world citizens. Calls from all sides of the political spectrum are indeed demanding action to be taken against Kim’s rouge nation. This goes without saying, that this international problem is acclaimed to be a case-specific, one which will seemingly elude all future generations after Kim’s regime is finally dismantled or unarmed. Inherently, this produces a problem which unfortunately shall perpetuate itself until resolved. In fact, the problem lies not with rough nations such as the DPRK, or even with incompetent leaders such as Kim, but rather with our world leaders and their lack of resolve to work towards real nuclear disarmament. It’s infuriating to think that even policy makers believe that the status quo will endure onward, and that only a select number of “friendly” nations will have access to such weapons in the times ahead.

-Justin
Wednesday, November 8th, 2006
9:39 pm
[gregorysparr]
I am the Independent Blogger of the Office of the Independent Blogger. I took a hiatus of about a week and a half and returned to blogging today. I thought I'd refer you all to my blog, and sample it for you as well.

As I gloated in my latest political entry, I called the Rumsfeld resignation on October first and I called it for either today or January. To quote,

On October first, I wrote,

The more I read of the new Woodward book, State of Denial, the more apparent it becomes to me that Donald Rumsfeld will finally lose his job. Either the day after the Midterm Elections, or in January. That’s how George Walker works. He won’t want to give anything up to the Defeatocrats before the Elections, but I reckon Rumsfeld’s done for.

A few times I’ve waivered slightly, wondering if Bush just might really be dumb enough to allow Rumsfeld’s further presence at the Department of Defense, but I always believed that the writing was on the wall and I do believe myself a Boy who can read the President, whoever it may be. Needless to say, Rumsfeld has stepped down, and now it’s up to a new man to try and wipe Baghdad clean, something that I think is all too possible. Wars don’t end overnight and however dramatic losses may be (and Iraq’s aren’t that bad, in perspective) there is always prospect for Victory. If this new man means that George Bush is serious about changing course in Iraq (which it seems he is, in a roundabout, Bushian way, as he said today, to that same question, “Well, there’s certainly going to be new leadership at the Pentagon”) then that is nothing but a good thing.

The President’s committment, and vision, remains dubious, however. Bush has defeated Rumsfeld; now can he defeat their collective mistakes of the last four years? This is the sort of change that gives old supporters of the War new hope — cautious, tempered hope, but hope all the same.


Yes, I am, as an old but hesitant supporter of the Iraq War, take new hope from this event but I genuinely fear that it's far too little too late.

Here, on this page, titled Inevitabilities are Inevitable, I write about Tuesday's election results,

Today’s Chicago Tribune led off with the headline, Democrats’ Day! but I feel that the New York Times did the public one better when they wrote, a Loud Message for Bush. The truth is that yesterday’s election was a message to Bush rather than a reaffirmation of Liberalism, and it is also a Finally Election, meaning that it’s The One that Shouldn’t Have Gotten Away Like the Others Did. That is, 2002 should’ve been a good year to be a Democrat and 2004 was not an election that Bush should’ve won. This year was similar in circumstance and for once, the Democratic Party was able to capitalize without ruining its own prospects, and the credit should go, as far as organizing the rout, to Chuck Schumer in the Senate and Rahm Emmanuel in the House for not Shrumming up a sure thing.

All through the year I was sure of three things: the Republicans would lose seats, Rick Santorum would be handily defeated and Rod Blagojevich would be re-elected Governor of Illinois. Whether or not the Democrats would take the House was something I was leaning Yes on but wasn’t confident enough to declare because of the Mathematics of Redistricting. I’m glad, enough, that the Democrats have taken the House and might still take the Senate, but I must say I feel bad for the President.

King George can’t govern with a Republican Congress. Imagine how he’ll fail with a Divided Government!


and here, I noted the irony of the GOP defeat being fueled by Iraq.

Check it out and read it often. It's updated daily, and it's updated quite well, I must say in my unbiased and wholly independent way.
Wednesday, August 9th, 2006
4:53 pm
[gregorysparr]
Hello everyone, I am the Independent Blogger of the Office of the Independent Blogger. Before we talk politics, I've got a new section on my website that I'd like to quickly plug: the Office of the Independent Poet. You'll find a bunch of the poems I've written on there, and it's all in good fun, I say. Now, to politics, which.....aren't.

In regard to political analysis, there's this, where I talk about Joe Lieberman's recent defeat, and I stand up for him, more or less, because I believe he deserves to be stood up for. Similarly, there's this, about Hillary Clinton's chances to run/not run in 2008.

An Excerpt.Collapse )

Additionally, there is criticism of the Lebanese Invasion and the Bush Administration's treatment of it. On the subject of War, we have my thoughts here, specifically about the recent statements made by Generals in the military about Iraq. In response to an embarrassing story about George Bush's lack of knowledge preceding the Invasion, I write this: "I’d like to know what type of deal George Bush made with the Devil to give him the Presidency, but so far, Antonin Scalia won’t answer my phone calls, and William Rehnquist is dead!"

You can read the criticisms here, as well as a look at the Ukraine's recent politics. I love Eastern Europe.
Here, we have a look at Cuba and War Profiteers, and here we have one of my favorite posts, an entry looking at the "inevitability" of War with Iran, in which I look at past "inevitable conflicts." It's a good read, but then again, I believe everything on my site is, as, excuse my lack of humility, I believe that my blog is the best under-the-radar look at politics online. While I'm sure there's disagreement with that notion, my blog is very good, and I'm proud of it.

Finally, on an International and more traditionally Liberal note, there's this: Cold as Ice, where we have a post about the savage beating of Seals, as well as a silly anecdote about an old project of mine involving Seal E., seal claps and Arctic Ice City. Given that we're talking about ice, let's talk about global warming.

Read through, and bookmark it, please!
Saturday, May 13th, 2006
6:07 pm
[tyty573]
Thoughts on California Court Decision
I am cross-posting this, so you might see it several times. Sorry.

For ease (or complication?) and collection of discussion, I am going to link to my blog on this issue.

It is a long, angry, Maddox-inspired post on the recent California court decision barring the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) as unconstitutional.

Please comment on that page, if you can. If this is against this group's rules, I apologize, and please delete it.

So if you want to see what I think, click here, and have fun!

- Tyler
5:57 pm
[gregorysparr]
I am, as you undoubtedly already know, the Independent Blogger of the Office of the Independent Blogger, independent in the same sense that Ken Starr was meaning "not very independent" indeed. I blog with a keyboard on loan from God, and here we go.

My latest post, and the first I'll direct you to, is Apples and Oranges, where the subject turns from the polling of the President to Iran's wacky letter, with a stop in front of the political fights of the week (Howard Dean v. some critics, Frist v. critics, Boehner v. critics, and Muffin Man v. Baker) before closing with the price of butter in Langley.

Not bad, eh?

In my next post, we talk politics, thus leading me to title the post, "Talking Politics." Reverse Federalism and State's Rights are discussed, along with the inherent seriousness of an Al Gore candidacy, followed by some points about John Kerry and Hillary Clinton.

On a personal level, I have been criticized by many Liberal Democrats for two things: my support of the War and Iraq, and my timid opposition to the NSA's wiretapping. Before, I used to condemn the program but I didn't go so far as to call it an abuse of power. In light of recent revelations, however, I don't think there's a way to deny that George Bush is Richard Nixon Reloaded. A preview:

Richard Nixon Reloaded.Collapse )

The day before that, I'd labeled President Bush Jimmy Carter With Rabies, and I think it's fair to stand by that. In that post, I discuss his human rights record and a few impressive notes, but then we get to the CIA.

My view of the CIA, currently, is that it is the victim of an Honor Killing of sorts. Yes, I'm willing to say that Bush is attempting to kill the CIA for "honor."

Afterward, you can look here for an analysis of the UN and the global poker games being played, including my first note on the Iranian Letter to Bush. My thoughts on it at the time?

A few more poker matches are left to talk about. The first involves Iran. First, Blair today said that any suggestion of “nuking Iran” is “absurd.” It is. I’m proud of him for saying that, as it’ll provide some level of sanity to the discourse. Next, on Iran, their President has written Bush a letter in what they’re labeling an attempt to push forward talks. The Iranians say they’ll publicly release it when Bush receives it. Here’s to hoping they knew to put enough stamps on and, you know, write it in English.

To close, here there's talk of the spooky shenanigans going on in the world and at the UN, this post about the men in power who are dropping like cash at an Abramoff meeting.

If you'd be so kind, check out the site and if you enjoy it (I don't see how you couldn't) then do do me a favor and forward links to it to your friends or make a post in your own blogs. I'd surely return the favor, if asked.
Tuesday, April 25th, 2006
12:24 pm
[gregorysparr]
I am the Independent Blogger of the Office of the Independent Blogger, and I have a variety of posts to highlight from my blog.

First we talk about Dinosaurs, Awards and Politics, specifically relating to Ted Kennedy, Bipartisanship, unauthorized leaking and Richard Nixon. An excerpt? "Pat Buchanan is out calling any leak of classified information treasonous, and bemoaning the granting of a Pulitzer Prize to the woman who ran the article on secret CIA prisons. In other news, he still thinks Richard Nixon the greatest President since Caligula."

Strength in Numbers, where we talk about the military backlash against Rumsfeld as well as the effect of sagging poll numbers. The closing line, "As everyone knows, strength is something that can be found in numbers, but not always. Hundred million dollar lawsuits don’t bring strength to Maury Povich much like thirty two percent approval ratings don’t help the average President, but George Bush isn’t the average President. Charges of incompetence and lack of evidence serve as spinach to Bush’s popeye, bubba, and he wouldn’t have it any other way."

Next we talk about Cursed Terms, specifically the Second Term Curse,</a> Karl Rove's clipping, the Phone Jamming plot that's starting to become Bush's Watergate, and a ripping of Bush for his label as "the freedom President." An excerpt: "Even a few months ago, I’d have never imagined that this sort of phone-jamming incident would be occurring in today’s Washington, but I shouldn’t have given Bush that much credit, I guess. What’s the difference between Karl Rove and Chuck Colson? One of them claims to have reformed himself, while the other wants to firebomb Iran!" If you know your 1960s history, then you know Chuck Colson is notorious for wanting to firebomb the Brookings institute. More on the Watergate-sequel can be found here, along with some notes on Brent Scowcroft.

Here we have a pithy post about gas prices.

Next up is Carnal Congress about the oversexed Katherine Harris and the nature of Republican government today. Excerpt: "I am aware that this post is heavier with sexual entendres than Harris’ face is with makeup, but that’s okay. When you’re dealing with a carnal Congress that loves screwing people over, it’s all right to be explicit. Besides, I’m only making a point as to the nature of the Republicans we’re dealing with — people who pretend to be puritans but cuddle on the floor of the House. How do Republicans get away with this? By promising to outlaw sex toys in South Carolina. Maybe that’s Karl Rove’s next platform to run on? Or maybe it’s because we’ve got people with goals such as those listed above that our country’s wallowing in so many problems?"

Here we look at politics as a game of survival, and specifically talk about Hillary Clinton and the 2008 elections, Iraq's Prime Minister, Rick Santorum and Karl Rove.

Finally, there's Iran and Global Warming, including notes on Al Gore.

To close, we have Brokeback Washington about the Bush White House, and it's a nifty satire, if I do say so myself.
Wednesday, April 5th, 2006
7:40 pm
[gregorysparr]
Hi everyone. I'm Gregory Pratt, the Independent Blogger from The Office of the Independent Blogger. Since Christmas, my website was on a hiatus due to a variety of small issues but now it's back, and so am I. It's back for good, and in that regard, so, too, am I.

I'm still "Independent" in the same sense that Ken Starr was. Which means "Not Very Independent" indeed. I blog from the Left side of the Political Spectrum, but I flirt with Conservatism on Iraq, and maybe one or two much smaller things. Which means that my wisecrack about being as Independent as Ken Starr is me Kidding on the Square -- kidding, but meaning it to a point. Or maybe I really am Independent like Starr, who, while a Right Wing Hatchet Man of the Worst Kind, also happens to do noble work against the Death Penalty.

I share his independence, if we look at it that way, to a point. But I don't hunt after the President's penis like he does. No sir. Truth be told, some people have told me that I flirt with Conservatism, and I like to say back, "I don't. I tease Conservates." Jokes aside, I'm quite fond of my blog, both because I try to interject humor into the issues of today and because I love government. And so allow me to pique your prurient interest with a few titillating articles I've got up. First we've got the Tax Code Samba, similar to the Texas Two Step in that you'll never see me doing it. You see, I'm not much of a dancer. Or a fighter, for that matter. I play baseball instead.

My favorite post of the week is (Democratic) Party Like It's 1999 about the Clintons, DeLay, Al Gore and the future of Congress, 2008 and a brief mention of Larry Flynt and The Gingrich who Shut Down the Government.

Then there's "Gobble Gorba," an article refuting the recent statements of Mikhail Gorbachev who has found the time to sneak out of his grave and praise Vladimir Putin while tackling America. The premise of it is that Gorbachev is a turkey. A noble concept, to be sure.

With the demise of Tom DeLay dominating the news this week, here's my take on the failed exterminator. I find it deliciously ironic that the gas man poisoned himself in his haste to wipe out his enemies.

Next we talk about a stupid article and Savings. There's no further precursor to that.

In the next picture, I Policy Wonk about Isolationism, the Policy Wonk Chief of Staff, and the CIA.

Finally, I write about Incessant Bothers in Government and Society.

That's not all on the blog, just the more recent posts.

So, yes. Go visit the Office of the Independent Blogger, independent in the same sense that Ken Starr was. Enjoy yourselves.
Wednesday, December 21st, 2005
7:22 pm
[gregorysparr]
Today, to my school came Bernadine Dohrn. She was the leader of the Weather Underground, the 1960s Communist group that planned to overthrow the government, set off bombs in the Pentagon and the US Capitol Building, and raised hell. The Dohrn of today is a different woman, calmer, less dogmatic and willing to engage in a dialogue. Our class questioned her, with me easily taking the lead role, and her answers were candid and worth reading, for sure. Here it is, my write-up of all that occurred.
Wednesday, December 14th, 2005
8:47 pm
[gregorysparr]
I'm Greg Pratt, the Chief of the Office of the Independent Blogger. The headline of my site reads, "Independent in the same sense that Ken Starr was which means not very Independent indeed." For almost all of the time that I've had this website, since the Spring, that has been a sarcastic joke. Now, as we approach tomorrow's elections in Iraq, I have found myself to be Bipartisan by Iraq. Check it out and, in the meantime, here's two paragraphs that I'm quite proud of:

Read more...Collapse )

If I were less capable of spelling, our current path on the matter of Iran would elicit just as much support as Iraq does from me but it doesn't. When you've caught fire in a chemist's lab, you don't stop drop and roll: you shower yourself in the corner of the room. It's the same with Iran. Give it a read through -- you'll never believe how ridiculous some Conservative ideas are for dealing with the Mullahs. Want a hint? "Leave the Nukes, Take Out The Mullahs." Brilliant, if only it would work.

Ever have the government ban smoking in your city? I have. And have you ever been bothered by your party's reaction to an article that may be fake? I have. Ever thought that the President was being less than candid? I have, and you can read about these things here. While we're talking about a political potpourri, there's Tookie Williams, who has now been executed, and here is Me on why he's Not Redeemed At All.

Surprisingly, for a Liberal, I am not a huge fan of the 9/11 Commission. I think they're as out of order as they claim our current security measures are. So is the Congress, the Pentagon and the Law Schools who have a Case before the SCOTUS. I consider myself a candid guy. I'm honest. There's just no two ways about it as I call things like I see them and keep an open mind. Here, I write about a lack of candor, and end on this note: "Candor, on a last note, is increasingly hard to come by and al-Qaeda has none to spare. Bin Laden’s top Deputy to America: “bin Laden still alive and in charge.” More like, “Either hiding like a scalded dog or dead in the mountains.”

On December Seventh, Republicans Pearl Harbored Al Gore, accusing him of having given Russia permission to sell Iran nuclear weapons. For a moment, let's ignore Cheney's lobbying on behalf of an end to sanctions on Iran in the 1990s and talk about "the case against Gore," or, as I like to call it, a failed and transparent attempt to slander him and his dead father. Saddam Hussein's trial, the Right's fear of a Fight over Alito, the War on Christmas! and Rick Santorum's claim that he's helped "save Social Security" are all discussed here.

There are rumors of Chief of Staff to the President Andrew Card being fired and sent to Treasury, with Rumsfeld resigning and Lieberman taking his place. All of this would be bad for the country and wrong politically, for all parties involved, and so here is me on White House Politics. You've all heard the expression that Truth is Stranger than Fiction, correct? Well, in today's Washington Truth is Stranger Than Gingrich. That's all I'll say about that for now.

On December Third, I attended a Hillary Clinton speech in Chicago and here's my writeup. There were protesters, too, and it was an interesting day. Interesting as this post about the poisoning of our political stream. I know it's not exactly an original thought, that one, but it's still worth commenting on and I'd be mighty glad if you checked it. Finally, let me direct you here. Enjoy!

I am the Independent Blogger of the Office of the Independent Blogger.
Sunday, November 6th, 2005
2:57 pm
[gregorysparr]
At The Office of the Independent Blogger I make it a point to address the most important, pressing issues of the day. I make it a point to find things that others aren't discussing, and I do my best to provide insight and interesting commentary. If anyone would care to add me as a result of it, just do so and let me know so I can add you back.

President George W. Bush needs to grow a pair. Of White Sox. Using the Chicago White Sox as my model, I have written about how the President could solve his problems and, to frame his current predicament, I basically ask: What does George Bush want to be -- the Houston Astros, or the White Sox? It's an interesting approach, and I think you'll enjoy it, particularly if you enjoy baseball.

Little known to most people, Kofi Annan and the United Nations would like to get their paws on the Internet -- to control it. Read more about it (my first post on the subject is here).

Here, I stumbled upon various findings, each of interest. Like, let's take one of those findings: A Pat Buchanan article that begins with this: "“The Third Reich is the best example,” and launches into a story about Hitler’s 100% legal chancellery." That's not the only interesting thing, of course, but that's what I'm trying to hook you with. ;)

Now, there's a lesson to be learned from Mike Brown's recently released emails, and that's that FEMA is only skin-deep.

Brent Scowcroft, George H.W. Bush's National Security Advisor, has come out in opposition to George W. Bush's policies and has become a mini-hero to liberals everywhere. Here, I argue that the Left should say No to Scowcroft.

The SCOTUS nomination by George W. Bush last week shows that he's feeling Alito Trigger Happy. Very cute play of words, I think. It's also noteworthy as it contains a bit of commentary on that, as well as a link to the best article about Nuclear Weapons I've ever read: An expose exposing the fact that suitcase nukes do not exist.

Finally, The Minority Has Struck Back against the Republicans in the Senate by shutting it down, and, in maybe my most feisty and combative post, I write about the riots going on in France and the fact that they expose great problems with the Radical Left's approach to terrorism, particularly France's.

That's all for now. Please visit The Office of the Independent Blogger. I promise you'll enjoy your time there!
Thursday, August 11th, 2005
5:10 am
[queenofmadness]
Politics of Verbal Bullying
Hello,

I would like to apologise in advance if this post does not fit the rules and regulations of this community. I will happily delete it if asked. I am posting here today because I wanted to discuss the politics of highschool life and here is why: I am an aspiring writer with a social conscience. I am currently writing a novel (fiction) on various teen issues as a way to express real problems to a larger audience.

What I need however is a grasp on female verbal bullying such as gossip and spreading rumors to gain social status or torment those lower ranking then themselves. I am asking several teen communities to give me examples of verbal or other non-physical bullying from female tormentors so I can make my story as real as possible. I really want the most scathing, dreadful, horrendious, and uncensored examples from you or anyone else who has been through or knows someone who has been through some of these torments.

I will take the best of these anectdotes and fictionalize them to put in my novel. I can't offer anything in reward, as this will all be anonymous, except the chance to do something for a cause (by helping open the world's eyes!) If what you have to say is too loathsome to post here or you have a question to ask of me please send your comments here: tenebrious_knowlege@yahoo.com (anyone that does so will be updated on the progress of this novel if they so please - it should be ready to publish in a year's time.) Please feel free to crosspost or e-mail this message to whomever you think may be of help. Thank you for your time and consideration and I hope to hear from you soon.
Wednesday, July 6th, 2005
3:11 pm
[funnygirl03]
question
If you absolutely had to choice to be a Republican or Democrat in the future which would you choose and why?

Current Mood: curious
Friday, July 1st, 2005
4:04 pm
[funnygirl03]
Iraq
Alright. I keep hearing so many people say that we don't need to stay in Iraq any longer. People are getting mad that Bush is keeping troops there who lose at least two men a day. I want to know everyone else's opinion. Personally I think that it is needed that we remain there until the attacks die down and everyone is set up. If we leave then the terrorists will become stonger and 9/11 will hapen all over again. I know everyone is missing their families, but if we pull out now then terrorists could sneak into our country again. If we don't stop them in Iraq then we are eventually going to have to stop them here. Bush is doing the right thing choosing to fight there because he is supposed to protect us and fighting over there protects the rest of the innocents here. Would you rather they attck our home again?

Current Mood: curious
Friday, June 3rd, 2005
5:20 am
[person_thought]
FreeNorthKorea
Below is a message I wrote to a comrade at the website "Free North Korea".

Who agrees with the me?



To chris@freenorthkorea.net

You claim to be activists promoting peaceful action for human rights abuses in North Korea. Other activists claim you are government agents working for us, the Neoconservatives.

By demonizing the leaders of North Korea, sensationalizing rumours, and so on, you are whipping up support for another war against North Korea. Even if this is not sufficient to justify an invasion, and even if this is not your intent, still, the collective perception of North Korea as a threat, as an "evil rogue state" ruled by a nationalist madman, helps to maintain US hegenomy in East Asia, and thereby facilitates the containment of China. All of this is consistent with the goals outlined in the Project for a New American Century.

I would like to express my deepest gratitude to you on behalf of the Neoconservative movement and the US agenda in East Asia.

Concerned neoconservative,
Mr. N Bilkins
Thursday, June 2nd, 2005
10:01 am
[person_thought]
Sad news for Americans....
Read this in the news today:

". . . North Korea has warned that it will not allow U.S. forensic experts back into the country to recover the remains of 8,000 U.S. soldiers missing from the Korean War - heart-crushing news for families waiting for the return of remains of husbands and sons from a war that ended a half century ago."

That there is a crime against humanity. Damn those evil bloodthirsty North Koreans!

Of course, the typical crypto-commie jackass (like Michael Moore), in defence of the hell-hole that is North Korea, will probably say something along the lines of, "But the US is always trying to get its personell into North Korea." Notice their anti-Americanism. The fact of the matter is, North Korea does not have the right to treat these forensics experts as potential spies who want to travel inside North Korea to plan how to attack North Korea just as CIA assets participating in the weapons inspections in Iraq had helped George Bush attack Iraq later.
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