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As the congressional elections later in the year could result in the loss of Republican control of Senate and Congress, Bush is making efforts now to push through some very controversial legislation.
Federal Control of the National Guard
Slate has an interesting article about the use of air conditioning in the US:
The Washington Post has a significant piece today on how the 9/11 commission felt the Pentagon was lying to them about the events of 9/11.
"We to this day don't know why NORAD [the North American Aerospace Command] told us what they told us," said Thomas H. Kean, the former New Jersey Republican governor who led the commission. "It was just so far from the truth. . . . It's one of those loose ends that never got tied."
I just saw the documentary Who Killed the Electric Car? last night. I'll spare you a full review, but I would strongly recommend seeing this movie as it illustrates that alternatives to conventional gas guzzlers, in the form of electric cars and hybrids, exist right now.
FEMA camps, staffed by private security, are preventing residents who survived Hurricane Katrina from speaking with the media about camp conditions.
Dekotha Devall, whose New Orleans home was destroyed by the storm, was in her FEMA-provided trailer telling [a] reporter of the hardships of life in the camp when a security guard knocked on the door.
President G. W. Bush used the first veto of his presidency to reject legislation that would have increased funding for embryonic stem cell research.
Bush's rejection, which the media was barred from filming, is supposedly based on the falsehood that stems cells can only be harvested from aborted fetuses:
Newt Gingrich, one of America's most influential neo-conservative strategists, was a guest yesterday on NBC's Meet the Press. He referred to the current conflicts in the middle east as World War III:
We're in the early stages of what I would describe as the third World War and, frankly, our bureaucracy’s not responding fast enough and we don’t have the right attitude. And this is the 58th year of the war to destroy Israel...
This video, an excerpt from a documentary about the Iraq war, shows US soldiers crushing a family's car with a tank after they were caught looting some pieces of wood.
A narrated tour of a FEMA camp shows where rails run in (allowing trains full of detainees to be brought to the facilitiy), buildings with all windows and doors blocked, and large furnaces. In addition to the FEMA camps that presently exist, Halliburton has a contract to build more on demand, in event of "emergencies".
The upside-down star is a tradional occult symbol. According to the article Pentacles and Pentagrams "the upside-down star/pentagram has long been recognized as the symbol of Satan".
If this is true, why does the GOP logo include 3 upside-down stars?
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