Monthly Archives: May 2012

Bradley Manning, Americas Martyr for Open Government

“Following every bit of information available during the first few months of his ordeal made it clear that the US government was going to use Manning as a warning to anyone else who might feel compelled to report on war … Continue reading

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Shut up, Geraldo. Just shut the hell up.

A petition is circulating to get Geraldo Rivera off the air. And that’s a good thing. But a better thing would be to prosecute and convict Rivera for conspiracy to violate rights … he’s known since the 1980’s that Brevard/Seminole … Continue reading

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” … every once in a while the gods smile on the damned.”

Chris Hedges – A Victory for All of Us “U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest, in a 68-page opinion, ruled Wednesday that Section 1021 of the NDAA was unconstitutional. It was a stunning and monumental victory. With her ruling she returned … Continue reading

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Over 100 Children a Year Die Working On Farms: Why Do Prominent Right-Wingers Fight Safety Regulations? | | AlterNet

“Between 1995 and 2002 there were an estimated 907 youth that died on American farms,” said Flores López, citing NIOSHs data. “Thats well over 100 preventable deaths each year.” via Over 100 Children a Year Die Working On Farms: Why … Continue reading

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Jay Leno on Steve MacNamara …

I’m grateful to Florida Watch for forwarding a portion of a Leno monologue that touched on Steve MacNamara’s service to Governor Rick Scott; it’s my hope that the few seconds of national laughter will close doors for MacNamara … that … Continue reading

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More proof that forensic DNA tests didn’t use to cost an arm and a leg, or take forever.

MSP – 10-Year DNA Backlog Eliminated In 12 Months; 70,000 Samples Added to States DNA Database “August 31, 2004 Lansing – The Michigan State Police MSP successfully completed a National Institute of Justice NIJ pilot program resulting in the elimination … Continue reading

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The Execution of An Innocent Man

Originally posted on Punishable by Death:
It should be noted at the outset that the dissent does not discuss a single case—not one—in which it is clear that a person was executed for a crime he did not commit. If…

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FDR – demonstrably – knew how to protect our investments

FOCUS: Resurrecting Glass-Steagall “What just happened at J.P. Morgan – along with its leader’s cavalier dismissal followed by lame reassurance – reveals how fragile and opaque the banking system continues to be, why Glass-Steagall must be resurrected, and why the … Continue reading

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“Texas Wants To Drug a Prisoner So They Can Kill Him”

Originally posted on Punishable by Death:
I’m posting an incredible article from Slate.com below, but first, I want to take a moment to apologize for the lack in new posts lately. I know I’ve missed a couple executions, plus I…

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Thanks, Okaloosa, for ignoring Grady Judd. Everyone should.

One Florida County Wisely Says No to Putting Children in Adult Jails | Southern Poverty Law Center “Last week, the Okaloosa Board of County Commissioners said “No, Thanks!” to placing children in adult jails. The commissioners wisely decided to leave … Continue reading

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