anthrax

anthrax once again and again and again

Posted by on Aug 20, 2008 | 0 comments

At the time, it seemed to me odd timing that the government was so willing to consider the case closed against Bruce Ivins who had just died days before. Those close to him felt the same. Prudence would suggest, nay demand, that investigators act otherwise. But, as we’ve all learned, this administration knows not the meaning of that word, and shit flows downhill… It’s just easier to control the flow of information that way. And, that’s what is happening. Obviously, something is amiss… what… who knows. But, the bottom line is that American made anthrax was used in a terrorist attack that took lives, and that attack was more than likely planned and conducted by an American/s. And, that should put a lump in your throat.

Tom Dashle seems to have doubts as well… This is one of those cases that five years from now the internet will be full of conspiracy theorists proporting to prove that Dick Cheney poisoned Ivins with a blow dart gun, complete with blurry 8×10 glossies and red arrows pointing to blotches.

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war made easy… but you pay the price

Posted by on Apr 11, 2008 | 0 comments

Ralph Bernardo of Disinformation posted this trailer clip for “War Made Easy” and thought it worth sharing:

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webuzz – media, gods and monsters…

Posted by on Nov 7, 2006 | 0 comments

Sorry for the lack of posting of late. Just been busy with other things…

  • While four “leading military newspapers” call for Rumsfeld’s resignation, the Pentagon ramps up it’s effort to control newspapers, the media in general and most importantly (in their warped view) the information they convey to the public. Think the two are related? Of course they are…
  • The attack on those who still presume to exercise the Constitutional right to a free press continues full steam ahead, while even former stalwart supporters of the fascists in power see the writing on the wall. When it has become “us versus them“, it’s gotten a bit over the top, to be honest. (c/o Avedon)

    Consider for a moment that the NY Times is being sued and an effort underway to force them to reveal sources regarding an ongoing investigation of the anthrax attacks of September 2001. Call me silly, but I feel that any effort to uncover the terrorists who utilized anthrax is a step in the right direction. And, if it takes a newspaper to push that investigation along by keeping it in the public eye, so be it. Of course, just the opposite has occurred.

  • A brutal reality: When money becomes the master to media, then independent views are stifled. The corporate model simply does not allow it. And, good corporations play by the rules the government dictates. Thus, the corporate owned networks feel the pressure to tow the party line and follow the government lead rather than actually attempting to report and investigate. It’s about ratings and ad revenue more than ever, rather than about finding and reporting truth.

    And, the so-called “new media” outlets, including portals such as Google, are not immune to the corporate pitfalls. They are actually succumbing to the powers that be rather passively. The possibilities are rather frightening actually. The role the internet plays, and the power it wields is palpable, and from a corporate perspective, a real problem. (Given the current atmosphere from the White House.) It would be good to see a solid cross section of voices represented on TV. We’ll see.

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  • webuzz – fear and loathing in America

    Posted by on Sep 14, 2006 | 0 comments

  • As ever, it is time once again to ask: Remember Anthrax? Atrios asked last month (linking to AmericaBlog) and The Carpetbagger Report keeps Anthrax on the menu as well. The BBC’s Newsnight still remains one of the only comprehensive investigations of this matter that I’m aware of.
  • Fascists in training.
  • Paranoia. (c/o The Sideshow)
  • Abdigating liberty for a sense of “security”. (I’m with Benjiman Franklin on this one.)
  • Headline from Hell and Dipshit of the Week: Nonlethal weapons touted for use on U.S. citizens:

    “If we’re not willing to use it here against our fellow citizens, then we should not be willing to use it in a wartime situation,” said Wynne. “(Because) if I hit somebody with a nonlethal weapon and they claim that it injured them in a way that was not intended, I think that I would be vilified in the world press.”

    Cause, the US press would just roll over and wait for their balls to be tickled by a microwave weapon, no doubt.

  • Creating a Citizenry Ripe for Authoritarianism over at Pacific Views.
  • Separation of church and state? Not any more.
  • “President Bush not only created a fake “War on Terror” to scare voters into supporting his policies — he is failing to address the real threat facing America.” Read More