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Archive for February 20th, 2008

Lunar Eclipse, high seas may prevent shoot down of spysat

Moonlighter from Dreamyfish Art (c) 2008 

Moonlighter, by jude cowell (c) Dreamyfish Art 2008 Use by express permission only

The Pentagon is saying that tonight’s Naval shootdown of their wayward spy satellite by missile may be postponed due to bad weather and high seas…so the Pentagon may be trumped by Earth’s satellite, the Moon.

Plans may go forward if the weather clears in the North Pacific, but tonight’s Lunar Eclipse may have other ideas…and everyone knows that Moon cycles affect earthly oceans. (I thought this was bad timing on their part!)

Astrologically the Moon rules Cancer, sign of the crab that crawled out of the primordial ooze of the sea, and since the sea in our dreams represents the Unconscious, the astrological Moon signifies our past and heredity, our Sub- and Unconciousness, and mama’s nurturing.

Yes, even the mighty Pentagon can’t triumph over the Moon’s deep forces!

~*~Eclipse begins partially at 8:43 pm est, Totality starts at 10:01 pm, and perfects at 10:30:27 pm est over the White House.

Albert Einstein on “the cloak of war”

“He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, science for him the spinal cord would fully suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, senseless brutality, deplorable love-of-country stance, how violently I hate all this, how despicable an ignorable war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action! It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.” Albert Einstein

He had a right to his personal opinion, of course, and these days it seems that politicians have many of us believing that perhaps there can be extenuating circumstances which make war “necessary.”

2003–2008:

Unfortunately for America and for our courageous armed service members who trusted the US government not to lead them astray, the NECESSARINESS of the Bush-Cheney Iraq invasion was an elaborate charade–which confirms it for anyone with a brain in his/her head…that it wasn’t. 

Written by Jude Cowell

February 20, 2008 at 1:38 am

Jefferson on a free press, paying Sunnis, and CIA strikes in Pakistan

Quotes from Thomas Jefferson exalting a free press, articles on paying Sunnis, and on CIA strikes in Pakistan:

“Our liberty cannot be guarded but by the freedom of the press, nor that be limited without danger of losing it.” –Thomas Jefferson to John Jay, 1786.

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Where the press is free, and every man able to read, all is safe.” –Thomas Jefferson to Charles Yancey, 1816. ME 14:384
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“To preserve the freedom of the human mind… and freedom of the press, every spirit should be ready to devote itself to martyrdom; for as long as we may think as we will and speak as we think, the condition of man will proceed in improvement.” Thomas Jefferson to William Green Munford, 1799.
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“Our citizens may be deceived for awhile, and have been deceived; but as long as the presses can be protected, we may trust to them for light.” –Thomas Jefferson to Archibald Stuart. 1799.
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“Cherish… the spirit of our people, and keep alive their attention. Do not be too severe upon their errors, but reclaim them by enlightening them.” –Thomas Jefferson to Edward Carrington, 1787. ME 6:58
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Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered Since The U.S. Invaded Iraq “1,173,743″
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/iraq/iraqdeaths.html
 
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Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America’sWar On Iraq 3,963
http://icasualties.org/oif/
 
The War in Iraq Costs
$495,773,450,319
See the cost in your community
http://nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182
 
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CIA Attacks Inside Pakistan Without Approval
Unilateral Strike Called a Model For U.S. Operations in Pakistan
By Joby Warrick and Robin Wright
Independent actions by U.S. military forces on another country’s sovereign territory are always controversial, and both U.S. and Pakistani officials have repeatedly sought to obscure operational details that would reveal that key decisions are sometimes made in the United States, not in Islamabad.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article19383.htm
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US Paying Insurgents Not to Fight
By Paul Craig Roberts
The Bush regime is paying Sunni insurgents $800,000 a day not to attack U.S. forces. That’s right, 80,000 members of an “Awakening group,” the “Sons of Iraq,” a newly formed “U.S.-allied security force” consisting of Sunni insurgents, are being paid $10 a day each not to attack U.S. troops. Continue
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article19384.htm
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