Monday, February 25, 2008

Photo shopping

A lot has been made of the Associated Press photo of Barack Obama dressed as a Somali Elder. The photo was taken during Obama's 2006 trip to Wajir, Kenya. This photo got so much more public attention than one I saw from the A.P. just a few weeks ago of George W. Bush and a Saudi Prince. Which picture do you find more newsworthy?

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Rigged Trials at Gitmo

An article in the March edition of The Nation by Ross Tuttle is a bit disturbing. Colonel Morris Davis, former chief prosecutor for Guantanamo's military commissions says he resigned after William Haynes was promoted above him in the commissions' chain of command. Davis says Haynes said the trials will be the Nuremberg of our time. Davis said he noted that at Nuremberg there had been some acquittals, that had lent great credibility to the proceedings. Davis said to Haynes, if we come up short and there are some acquittals in our cases, it will at least validate the process. At that point, Haynes eyes got wide and he said, Wait a minute, we can't have acquittals. If we've been holding these guys for so long, how can we explain letting them get off? We can't have acquittals, we've got to have convictions.
An ACLU staff attorney named Ben wizner said the trial doesn't make a difference. They can hold you there forever until they decide to let you out. He added, the one person to be released from Guantanamo through the Judicial process, Australian David Hicks, Pleaded guilty. Wizner wrote in the L.A. Times "in an ordinary justice system, the accused must be acquitted to be released. In Guantanamo, the accused must plead guilty to be released. Chech out the whole story here:
Does this not conflict with our constitution?

Monday, February 18, 2008

9/11 Inconsistencies

There are a lot of theories about problems with the official story of what happened to the United States on September 11th 2001. I don't pretend to know what happened. I do know that there are inconsistencies in the offiical story we were fed by the White House and the main stream media. Two big problems for me are the fact that steel and concrete buildings poured down out of the sky like water falling with little or no resistance.
The other problem is the offical list of 9/11 hijackers. This is a link to the official FBI list of hijackers.
None of these names appear on any of the flight manifests, look for yourself. And then there's this list.
I called the FBI in San Francisco and asked why this was so. They were mum.
So how did the hijackers board the planes without tickets or boarding passes. Did they muscle their way on to the planes? No one reported anything like that. We were told they took over the planes after they were in the air. This inconsistency would seem obvious.
As far a steel and concrete turning to water or a non solid and falling at almost the speed of gravity, see this.
It should also be noted that the 9/11 commission, formed to investigate the largest crime scene in U.S. history, was not even formed until 441 days after the crime.
I'm not saying that planes didn't crash into some buildings and I'm not saying that our government intentionally allowed this to happen. I am just trying to figure out what did happen based on these inconsistencies. What say you?

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Air Powered Car link to story
This is a link to the BBC Story about the Air Powered Car.
What do you think?

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Air Car

No, it doesn't fly. The BBC news is reporting that an engineer has promised that within a year he will start selling a car that runs on compressed air, producing no emissions at all in town.
The 5-seat fiberglass car is to sell for just over 25-hundred pounds. Based on the sliding dollar, you do the math. The car runs on compressed air and can be filled in just 3 minutes from a commercial air compressor and has an on-board compressor that can be plugged into an ordinary electrical outlet to fill the air tanks in about 4 hours. It's designers say on long journeys the car will do the equivalent of 120 miles per gallon. In town it will do better than that. They say for long journeys the compressed air driving the pistons can be boosted by a fuel burner which heats the air so it expands and increases the pressure on the pistons. The burner will use all kinds of liquid fuel. Air powered busses have been in operation in India since the year 2000.
This could change the economics of the world. It's just nice to see some good news for a change.

UPDATE:!!!!! 3-24-08
From the Newyork Daily News, THE AIR CAR WILL BE FOR SALE IN THE U.S. BY 2010!!!