Saturday, November 27, 2004

So Little Time, So Much To. . .

Some Timely Good Reads For The Weekend. . .
Compiled by The Old Hippie, Because Knowledge Is A Requirement Of Freedom


Let's get started - Click the "Below The Fold" link below.


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Porter Goss' WIA – Worthless Intelligence Agency

by Chalmers Johnson, Tomdispatch.com, Nov. 27, 2004

"Two weeks after George Bush's re-election, Porter J. Goss, the newly appointed Director of Central Intelligence, wrote an internal memorandum to all employees of his agency telling them, "[Our job is to] support the administration and its policies in our work.  As agency employees, we do not identify with, support, or champion opposition to the administration or its policies."[1]  Translated from bureaucrat-speak, this directive says, "You now work for the Republican Party.  The intelligence you produce must first and foremost protect the President from being held accountable. . ."

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Apocalypse (Almost) Now

by Nicholas D. Kristof, NY Times, Nov. 24, 2004

If America's secular liberals think they have it rough now, just wait till the Second Coming.

The "Left Behind" series, the best-selling novels for adults in the U.S., enthusiastically depict Jesus returning to slaughter everyone who is not a born-again Christian.  The world's Hindus, Muslims, Jews and agnostics, along with many Catholics and Unitarians, are heaved into everlasting fire:. . .

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Group Passes on Addressing Global Warming

by Bart Cameron, AP via Mercury News, Nov. 25, 2004

The US turns yet another blind-eye to global warming, this time in its own backyard.

"When Finnish Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja said, "It is the best possible declaration that could be adopted today," other delegates exploded in laughter."

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How's This For Irony?

by Steven R. Weisman, NY Times, Nov. 25, 2004

"WASHINGTON, Nov. 24 - Secretary of State Colin L. Powell said Wednesday that the voting in Ukraine's presidential election was riddled with fraud and that the United States could not accept a victory by Victor F. Yanukovich as legitimate."

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Fallujah Refugees in Their Own Words

by Dahr Jamail's Iraq Dispatches at MichaelMoore.com, Nov. 26, 2004

"The Americans announced for people to come to a certain mosque if they wanted to leave Fallujah, and even the people who went there carrying white flags were killed!"

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U.S. Threatens to Cut Aid over Court

by Colum Lynch, San Francisco Chronicle,Nov. 26, 2004

"They [Republicans] are taking another swing at international relations that I think are already damaged by cutting off economic support programs that promote American ideals."

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