Outrage over US army exercise to shoot pigs (external - login to view)
The US Army is moving ahead with plans to shoot live pigs and treat their gunshot wounds in a medical trauma exercise for soldiers destined to serve in Iraq. The army says that the exercise is critical to saving the lives of wounded soldiers. Animal rights activists have criticised the exercise as cruel and outdated.
Posted Jul 19, 2008 08:44 AM (external - login to view) PST
Category: WAR/DRAFT (external - login to view)
So is war. Let's stop doing that, too!
www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/new...cle4360837.ece (external - login to view)
US candidates practise their 'U-turns' (new lies to replace the old ones)
'In order to pass their political driving test, successful politicians need to be masters of one tricky manoeuvre in particular - the U-turn. The contenders in this year's US presidential election are no exceptions - both John McCain and Barack Obama have engaged in some nifty repositioning.'
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U.S. Rushes to Change Workplace Toxin Rules (external - login to view)
Political appointees at the Department of Labor are moving with unusual speed to push through in the final months of the Bush administration a rule making it tougher to regulate workers' on-the-job exposure to chemicals and toxins.
Posted Jul 24, 2008 08:46 AM (external - login to view) PST
Category: SCIENCE/HEALTH (external - login to view)
You just have to love how expendable US workers have become under Bush's watch. This is more of his true "legacy" for this country, and its people.
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Tased Until Dead: The Epidemic of Taser Crazy Cops (external - login to view)
Taser use has become an outrage, a threat to the rule of law, an overt violation of the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution, to say nothing of felony violations of US Codes, and state laws against murder. The epidemic of taser abuse is characteristic of fascist police states run riot when those sworn to uphold the law become nothing more than thugs and/or murderers.
Posted Jul 25, 2008 09:01 AM (external - login to view) PST
Category: DICTATORSHIP (external - login to view)
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Morons in Uniform, No 456,768,253,896: Police taser injured boy 19 timesQuote has been trimmed, See full post:
Mace Hutchinson: despite being in this state, he was a 'danger to police'
'Doctors believe 16-year-old Mace Hutchinson broke his back and heel after falling, as his injuries are consistent with such a fall. The boy's family does not understand why police would have tasered the the teen 19 times after he was so seriously injured. The teen's father said that the use of the taser caused Mace to develop an elevated white blood cell count, leading to a fever that delayed the young man's otherwise immediate surgery by two days.'