This is a day that we will allow you to read without our opinion. These are clippings from Tumblr – on 1/03/13. We want you to know just how the whole mess is laying. We could care less about the drama in the beltway because the world in general is on cock.
The final piece is all about how clearly the DOD is still practicing their own special brand of international hatred and murder.
No One Can Ignore Any of This because it’s Happening Right Now, and Not only in America.
randomness-from-thisoldguy: Drew Sheneman editorial cartoon;
This piece in particular worried us, since it seems Central Florida is a hotbed of hatred – against anyone who is Not A White Male. This is a Hate Crime, and there is no way around it. Pasco county is known for its’ color issues; and this is just a reminder of how the year is beginning for POC in Florida; who have White Mates.
A man and his girlfriend were shot at 20 times with an Airsoft BB pistol as they were entering the Wal-Mart Super Center at 1575 Land O’Lakes Boulevard in Lutz around 3 a.m.
But, what’s possibly more shocking, and even more sinister, is the motive behind the crime.
The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office is investigating this case heavily because it’s considered a hate crime The young couple in their twenties was targeted because he is Middle Eastern and was dating a white woman, according to documents.
The shooter saw the couple and was “relentless,” said Pasco Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Doug Tobin.
The young shooter, also in his twenties, spotted the man and his girlfriend and began screaming at them, taunting them, and yelled out racial slurs, detectives say. He asked the young man if he was Middle Eastern.
That’s when the suspect pulled out the pellet gun and began opening fire, calling the man a “n——- with a white girl.”
What a great way to start off the year in post-racial America
This is why I have to be careful if I travel with my fiancé.
No one is safe.
but let’s let the rednecks keep guns. that’s clearly working out
We cannot forget history as the Whites have done.
We cannot continue to engage in the oppressive behaviors of the colonists.
That dreamcatcher, that kimono, that bindi… They belong to cultures that have been taken by force. Until those people are able to portray their customs without fear of being labeled as “other” I will not further marginalize them by stealing them away from their original intent.
THIS INCLUDES but is not limited to wearing war regalia as in the picture I reblogged earlier.
The glorification, and ignorance, of the pain of marginalized persons is how we got here in the first place. Let’s not continue that cycle amongst us.thepeoplesrecord
Northern Ontario chromite mining has first nation worried for water safety
January 2, 2013
Water has consumed the daily routine of Chief Eli Moonias, and it’s making him visibly agitated.
His small, fly-in reserve in Northern Ontario has had a boil-water advisory for seven long years, and there is no end in sight.
Now he feels the long-term quality of the water that surrounds his reserve may well be at risk, too.
Mining companies have flooded into the James Bay lowlands, into the area now dubbed the Ring of Fire. They’ve found an enormous expanse of chromite, enough nickel for a mine and other metals that may hold potential in future years.
The mining holds the promise of thousands of jobs over the next decade, if not longer – as long as the proposals can pass environmental muster and garner the support of the region’s first nations. But chromite also poses significant challenges to the environment that can be difficult to manage.
“We know we’re going to get some benefits once they start development. We know that in some ways, we’ll be involved as well. The issue is the environment,” says Mr. Moonias.
He looks at development in the oil sands and hears about the inedible fish and the poisoned Athabaska River. He vows never to let anything like that happen to the Albany and Ogoki rivers that flow through the muskeg and meet at Marten Falls.
“It’s not only fish, it’s the animal kingdom. It’s not only us, it’s everybody. It’s the planet. You can’t jump [with] a careless plunge into development. You have to know what you’re doing to your future.”
It’s no surprise that water is constantly on his mind. It’s also on the mind of the first nations protesters who have taken to the streets in cities across Canada and blocked roads over the last few days in the Idle No More effort.
“The protection of water is a sacred obligation to indigenous people. Without clean water, life will cease to exist. Our obligation to protect water is an overall respect for life itself,” said Chief Isadore Day of the Serpent River First Nation, near Elliot Lake, in an e-mail as he wrapped up a weekend protest that briefly shut down the Trans-Canada Highway.
Protection of water is a large part of what has driven his people into the streets, Mr. Day said. Ottawa’s latest omnibus bill changes the Navigable Waters Act to remove federal oversight from all but a few of Canada’s lakes and rivers – without consulting the people whose health and livelihoods depend on them.
“This is why our people are opposed to the omnibus bill; it blatantly disregards water,” Mr. Day said.
Every indigenous community in the world has protocols that impose a responsibility to protect water, he added.
In remote Marten Falls, it’s the concern about what will happen to the water that stands between Mr. Moonias and full-out support for mining activity.
“We don’t want to shoot ourselves in the foot,” he says.
Chromite mining is new to Canada. Proposals by Cliffs Natural Resources would see open-pit mining as well as underground operations over the next 30 to 40 years. Environmentalists fear contamination of the nearby waterways as well as toxic residues and disruption of wildlife, including endangered species, but Cliffs says it can keep a tight lid on any damage.
And then there’s the need for a transportation corridor to ship the ore off to the Sudbury area for processing. Environmentalists are worried a proposed 350-kilometre road through the pristine boreal forest and over several major waterways will bring pollution and wildlife disruption.
Both the mines and the corridor need to pass provincial and federal environmental assessments in order to get the green light. Several first nations are fighting the process in court, asking for public hearings and a regional examination of the cumulative effects of current and future projects.
But ironically, a road of some sort may help with Marten Falls’ short-term drinking-water concerns. The band wants the road to be rerouted so that it would actually go through the community, connecting it to the outer world by land year round for the first time. Marten Falls also wants to be involved as a partner in the financing and building of such a road.
The result would be ready access to the community, bringing in cheaper supplies and professional help that Marten Falls requires frequently to keep its water system in good shape.
Mr. Moonias is convinced it’s the high cost of flying in bottled drinking water that is prompting the federal government to suggest a quick but insufficient fix to the local water system. The filter in the existing system has a hole in it and mounting pressure could push the tank to blow – a danger to the people who work there.
“Here’s our problem. The band has been allowed water from town since 2005. Now they want to come in here and install reverse osmosis so they don’t have to buy the water. They want to do it the cheaper way,” Mr. Moonias said.
“Why try to cover a festering wound with an adhesive?”
The plant was built in 1986 and upgraded in 1997, but local officials say it was done on the cheap. The filter has never done an adequate job, and water quality results have been hit and miss. That led Health Canada to slap on the boil-water advisory in 2005.
The federal government’s response is to pay for a study of the issue and look to the recommendations about whether to build a new water plant or simply try to repair the existing system.
In the interim, Ottawa is suggesting a temporary reverse-osmosis system that would provide drinkable water but would require residents to walk down to the plant and carry it home in buckets. Mr. Moonias has said no to that idea, just as his community vows to say no to any mining activity that does not protect the waterways.
It’s a message that resonates throughout his small community.
“I’m scared they’ll ruin the environment, the river,” said Janet Coaster, a hall monitor at the local elementary school. “The animals will be poisoned and we won’t be able to eat them.”
Then we hear this graverobbin vampirish-ish. Who does this ?
Why White People, Why are you even considering things as demonic as this ? We wrote a bit about this same type of behaviour last year, when discussing the investigation of the Aztec woman found nearly intact recently in Guatemala. This is another example of grave robbing that we think public tax funds shouldn’t be a part of. Lets spend money on fixing disease in LIVE PEOPLE. Leave the Dead Alone – PLEASE,
Blood of guillotined King Louis XVI is ‘authentic’ Now that it has confirmed the blood came from Louis XVI, researchers are planning to reconstruct the entire genome of the deposed French monarch.
Men need to finally come to the reality that without women; They cease to exist – Peroid
women’s revolution in India
US WOMEN OF COLOR
WE WILL FIGHT BACK
AND WE WILL FUCK YOU UP
This right here is the difference between feminism and womanism.
Feminism: If a man hits you with a stick, that’s sexist and misogynist.
Womanism: If a man hits you with a stick, hit that muthafucka with a bigger stick.
“As all advocates of feminist politics know most people do not understand sexism or if they do they think it is not a problem. Masses of people think that feminism is always and only about women seeking to be equal to men. And a huge majority of these folks think feminism is anti-male. Their misunderstanding of feminist politics reflects the reality that most folks learn about feminism from patriarchal mass media.”
bell hooks (via werehereonvenus)
Just a short musical break with Akoko – two of the best djs in the game – today
And finally we have this bloody fresh dripping news, about Americans who are targeted by US Drones; and Why the US Media Isn’t Talking About It
Absolutely the worst piece of information to start the year. This coupled with the NDAA makes it clear that the US Government is at war against it’s own taxpayers/citizens. Until Americans are fully aware of all the secret policy regarding terrorism that has been enacted in secret; there can be no freedom for anyone, anywhere. America is guilty of almost daily drone strikes in quite a few countries. Yet the american people don’t even realize how many people American drones have murdered. This year we want to shine a light on the policies that drop of bloody tax dollars.
The continuing black veil of the major media will not deter us from providing you with the details as we uncover them in 2013. WikiLeaks has announced that they will publish more on the secret side of US and International War and Diplomacy during early 20013. You will see it right here, as soon as we can find it anywhere. We’re sure that everyone needs to be forewarned, because america is armed and waiting on it’s next victim x. This year we think everyone needs to have a wake up call on this electronic murder – so that we can all stand up and protest it together. That’s the only way it will become a large enough international issue that something will finally come into public discussion about stopping this all together.
How much longer can the DOD Kill Civilians in other countries and not expect to have to stand before the ICC for it’s War Crimes ?
The President Barack Obama administration does not have to disclose the legal basis for its drone targeted killing program of Americans, according to a Wednesday decision a judge likened to “Alice in Wonderland”.
U.S. District Court Judge Colleen McMahon of New York, ruling in lawsuits brought by the American Civil Liberties Union and The New York Times, said she was caught in a “paradoxical situation” (.pdf) ofallowing the administration to claim it was legal to kill enemies outside traditional combat zones while keeping the legal rational secret.
The opinion comes months after 26 members of Congress asked Obama, in a letter, to consider the consequences of drone killing and to explain the necessity of the program. The use of drones to shoot missiles from afar at vehicles and buildings that the nation’s intelligence agencies believe are being used by suspected terrorists began under the George W. Bush administration and was widened by the Obama administration to allow the targeting of American citizens. Drone strikes by the Pentagon and the CIA have sparked backlashes from foreign governments and populations, as the strikes often kill civilians, including women and children.
In the end, however, the government’s claim of national security trumped the Freedom of Information Act. According to Judge McMahon:
… this court is constrained by law, and under the law, I can only conclude that the government has not violated FOIA by refusing to turn over the documents sought in the FOIA requests, and so cannot be compelled by this court of law to explain in detail the reasons why its actions do not violate the Constitution and laws of the United States. The Alice-in-Wonderland nature of this pronouncement is not lost on me; but after careful and extensive consideration, I find myself stuck in a paradoxical situation in which I cannot solve a problem because of contradictory constraints and rules — a veritable catch-22. I can find no way around the thicket of laws and precedents that effectively allow the Executive Branch of our government to proclaim as perfectly lawful certain actions that seem on their face incompatible with our Constitution and laws, while keeping the reasons for their conclusion a secret.
Despite numerous public comments on the CIA’s drone attacks in far-flung locales such as Yemen from various government officials, including former CIA Director Leon Panetta, President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder, the government is taking the position in court that it would have to eliminate American citizens* with one of its drones if it explained the legal basis of the program.
In 2011, Obama acknowledged particular CIA drone strikes at a Joint Chiefs of Staff ceremony. Within hours of the CIA drone strike that killed U.S. citizens Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan in Yemen, the president publicly lauded the move as “another significant milestone in the broader effort to defeat al-Qaeda and its affiliates” and then acknowledged the U.S. government’s role, stating that “this success is a tribute to our intelligence community.”
The authorities have conceded, however, that a Justice Department Office of Legal Counsel opinion addresses the issue, but maintain that it does not have to be made public. “It is beyond the power of this court to conclude that a document has been improperly classified,” the judge wrote.
Politico’s Josh Gerstein, who first reported the opinion, notes that such a statement by the judge is false, and that in “very rare cases” judges “have done so.”
Meanwhile, survivors of three Americans killed in 2011 by targeted drone attacks in Yemen, including survivors of al-Awlaki, have sued top-ranking members of the United States government, alleging they illegally killed the three, including a 16-year-old boy, in violation of international human rights law and the U.S. Constitution.
The case directly challenges the government’s decision to kill Americans without judicial scrutiny.
The suit (.pdf) is being litigated by the Center for Constitutional Rights and the ACLU. It seeks unspecified damages and maintains the drone attacks have killed thousands, including hundreds of innocent bystanders overseas. (Other estimates of the campaign come to widely different conclusions.)
The suit, the first of its kind, alleges the United States was not engaged in an armed conflict with or within Yemen — prohibiting the use of lethal force unless “at the time it is applied, lethal force is a last resort to protect against a concrete, specific, and imminent threat of death or serious physical injury.”
Obama’s love affair with drones is terrifying.
There is no doubt you are ready for something more positive – and we’ve got that for you this evening at 7:00p0m et on The Reasonin with Mama ASID and Lady D. Theres’ so much on the agenda for this evenings line up; we just need to prepare you in advance for the headsplitting we’re planning for this evening. Come Join Us – By Clicking the Banner and or Dialing in to participate or listen.