All Further Articles for 2011-10-28

Friday, October 28, 2011
Anonymous to Scott Olsen
A Get Well card from Anonymous to Scott Olsen, shot in the head for exercising his Constitutional rights to free speech and free assembly - rights he fought to protect. Also, a list of the Democrats who, likewise bravely, have spoken out against his brutal shooting...
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Making A Killing
Meet the top .01% of the top 1%: The war profiteers who spent $46 million on lobbying - and made millions themselves - to keep the wars coming and their "job-killing gravy train rolling." The three big ones: CEOS of Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin and Boeing. From Brave New Foundation and warcosts.com. Show it to Occupiers: This is who they're taking the economy back from.
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Happy JesusWeen!
Okay you Whopper-and-Almond-Joy-loving heathens: Time to give it up for Jesus. Citing Halloween's "ungodly images," Pastor Paul Ade has created JesusWeen, "a God-given vision born as an answer to the cry of many." The cry is for Bibles, which JesusWeen followers will be giving out on a day it's "widely acceptable to solicit," thus forging “the most effective Christian outreach day ever.” Get ready children - Jewish, Muslim, atheist, agnostic and other pagan types. It's Bibles for you. Yum.
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On Lousy Coverage and the Police Riot Kitten Meme
The Wa Po is rightly taking heat for its print coverage of the Oakland police riots: A bafflingly irrelevant photo of a nice wittle cop petting a nice wittle kittie - Look Ma, no tear gas! - and the headline, " Protesters Wearing Out Their Welcome Nationwide." We don't ex pect much from them, but whoah. Still, online wise-acres are having a fine time with it. A tip on the media: Always consider your source. Here's a good one on what they often don't get. "Propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state." - Chomsky
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The Mother of Exiles
The Statue of Liberty turns 125 today. Its history is telling: Initially viewed as a symbol of justice and freedom, it later became an icon for immigrants, for the "force that had peopled the wilderness." That, thanks to Emma Lazarus' great sonnet. To the 1%: Listen up. "Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
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