All Further Articles for 2012-08-30

Thursday, August 30, 2012
Intentional Displacement
Rachel Corrie is gone, but Israel's senseless, merciless destruction of Palestinian homes goes on apace. Last year saw over a thousand people – almost twice those in 2010 - made homeless, part of a decades-long process of what the Committee Against House Demolitions calls an intentional " policy of dis placement." Which is a war crime. Photos: Imagine.
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Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Liars: How Much Unmitigated Hogwash Can the American Political System Contain?
Having endured the start of the GOP convention, Esquire 's Charles Pierce unleashes a furious screed on the Republican search for "the Event Horizon of utter bullshit." They have sought "to see precisely how many lies, evasions, elisions, and undigestible chunks of utter gobbledegook the political media can swallow before it finally gags twice and falls over dead." "It was an entire evening based on demonstrable lies told in service to the overriding demonstrable lie....The Republicans simply don't care. They don't care that they lie. They don't care that their history is a lie and that, by spreading it, they devalue the actual history of the country, which is something that belongs to us." Whoah Update : Even Fox News called Paul Ryan's speech "an apparent attempt to set the world record for the greatest number of blatant lies and misrepresentations slipped into a single political speech." They likewise blasted his omission of the "sticky" parts of his resume.
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LAPD, Again
L.A.'s police chief has censured a commander for his "severely deficient response" after video surfaced of him and another officer stopping Michelle Jordan, 34, for driving while talking on a cellphone, brutally bodyslamming her twice to the ground, then celebrating with a fist-bump. Isn't it time someone house-trained these beasts?
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