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Mothers rule: Share your toys and Don’t take from others

You know we’re not hearing much in the U.S. press about this incident in the rain forest. Indigenous people in the Amazon have been protesting: “Thousands of indigenous people have been blocking roads, rivers and fuel pipelines since April to force the government to repeal the laws which they say were introduced without consultation and would open their lands to foreign exploitation.” -BBC

After reading The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein I am much more aware of stories like this one. When I hear about unrest around the world, my first reaction now is…”hmmmm…..wonder what natural resources they have…” Before we ever went in to Iraq Cheney held secret energy meetings with the heads of oil & gas companies (including Ken Lay of Enron) and mapped out oil resources in Iraq. The original name for the invasion was Operation Iraqi Liberation…O-I-L…..

Our world would be so much more peaceful if no country was allowed to take natural resources from another country. If women ruled instead of the patriarchy there would be such a law.

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Leahy: Investigate Bush Now

Vermont Senator calls for a committee “without an ax to grind,” to investigate the Bush White House. Personally, I plan to call or email Leahy to let him know I support this 100% HOW ABOUT YOU?
Here’s Leahy’s Contact info:

email:
senator_leahy@leahy.senate.gov

website:
http://leahy.senate.gov

phone:
1-800-642-3193

<a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/02/09/leahy-investigate-bush-no_n_165227.html“>read more | digg story

Note: If you need a memory jog check out this site for a fairly comprehensive list of reasons to investigate the Bush Administration:
http://www.netrootsmass.net/hughs-bush-scandals-list/

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A few photos around town

Today at CES we are in search of TV’s. There’s a new one out I want to check out that’s called OLED. before this show Sony’s 11″ screen oled cost over $2500. I’m anxious to find out more about it and when the price will drop so it can come out in Larger screen sizes. I hear it is gorgeous to look at. The O stands for organic but that’s all I know so far.

I remember buying one of the first Sony trinatron TV’s back in the early 80’s. The resolution at the time was so great that I even found myself watching game shows and the PTL club. I didn’t care what they said and sometimes forgot to turn the sound on. I was just blown away by how clear the picture was. It just keeps getting better and better.

We’re heading over to the convention in a few hours but in the meantime here’s a few vegas shots for ya…

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The lion habitat at The Mirage Hotel & Casino

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Footbridge leading to New York New York

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Feeding the monster all my money

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Here’s what a Million Dollars looks like kids…
I like David Letterman’s question about our current economic times…He said we have all lost our money…but where did it go? Everywhere you look we’ve lost it and it just went away…his answer: “I think China’s got it all.” I think he maybe half right anyway. Cheney took the rest to Dubai…Betcha a million bucks that’s true.

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Supreme Court Rules Bush Exceeded His Powers

I found this L.A. Times article on Truthout.com By trying to stack the court he thought he’d have them in lockstep with him. Didn’t quite work out that way at least on this vote. Every time I see Republicans trying to back away from Bush I think of swimming lessons when I was a kid. Do you remember treading water backwards? I do and I was very good at it…better than my swimming in the forward direction. Anyway tread on Republican friends…the Constitution was written for you too. Now go out there and protect it…this Guy isn’t out of office…yet.

Supreme Court Rules Bush Exceeded His Powers
By David G. Savage
The Los Angeles Times

Wednesday 26 March 2008

Saying he does not have “unilateral authority” to force states to comply with an international treaty, justices vote 6-3 to reject presidential order to reopen cases of foreign nationals.

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A few Articles of Interest Here

Here’s an article I found in the Times about Trans…”When Girls will be Boys” check it out here: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/16/magazine/16students-t.html?em&ex=1205899200&en=fa3092b6bb658df8&ei=5087%0A

In other news…Cheney is on an “Unannounced” visit to Iraq to try and force the Iraqi People to turn the oil over to the U.S. Oil Companies. I guess he figures they only have less than a year to steal it before the Dems take over. How many barrels a day between now and then would that be for Exxon and the rest? Wonder if he’s using thumb screws or just horse heads in the bed…

Iraqi Refugees: Life In The Shadows
One of my fellow progressive podcast network podcasters went over to Jordan for a different reason…to document stories of iraq refugees. Those suffering the results of this mess. Caught up in the horror of it all…
Check out his work and then pass the link on to others and/or blog about it…trying to help him spread the word…

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Let Congressman Wexler know you appreciate that he is working hard for accountability

Dear valerie,

Today, thanks in great part to your advocacy and persistence, the House of Representatives took a major, tangible step towards holding the Bush Administration accountable.

In a vote on the House floor, we acted to enforce the law and our Constitution, and hold former White House Counsel Harriet Miers and White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten in Contempt of Congress.

my speech on the House Floor calling for contempt.)

Bolten and Miers have ignored congressional subpoenas for nine months and thumbed their noses at Congress and the American people.

Executive privilege has never permitted officials to avoid appearing altogether when subpoenaed. This behavior is unprecedented and outrageous.

Now, these two renegade officials must face up to their blatant disregard of the law and constitution.

Our message of accountability for Bush/Cheney is finally resonating on Capitol Hill.

Judiciary Chairman John Conyers fought hard to bring this to a vote, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi herself took the floor to support contempt.

While Democrats may not all agree on how to press this Administration, one thing is clear:

Today, Congress has asserted its rights under the Constitution.

We must not back down.

We must never cede the rights of the Congress to the Executive.

I am pleased to inform you that today’s legislation allows Congress to bypass the Attorney General (who has stated to me this week that he would not enforce contempt) and immediately take action in the courts.

Confronting the Attorney General on contempt last week.

Today, Congress finally defended the Constitution and our rights as an equal branch of government.

Yours truly,

Congressman Robert Wexler

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Congressman Wexler is working for accountability: Impeachment Hearings

Dear valerie

Last night, I took to the floor of the House of Representatives and outlined our case as to why this Congress must hold immediate hearings on Rep. Kucinich’s Articles of Impeachment.

I didn’t do it alone: I was armed with nearly 200,000 signatures of support from you and so many others. Please watch the video of this speech and forward it to as many people as possible. I’ve posted it on the front page of http://www.WexlerWantsHearings.com

This morning, I delivered letters to all of my colleagues in the House of Representatives, urging them to support Cheney Impeachment Hearings. You can read a copy of both the letter to my colleagues as well as the letter to Chairman Conyers I am asking them to sign at:
http://www.wexlerforcongress.com/news.asp?ItemID=230

Additionally, I have delivered to my colleagues in the Judiciary Committee a list of names who have signed up at http://www.WexlerWantsHearings.com. We now have almost 200,000 patriotic Americans dedicated to this cause.

We are beginning to make some progress. I have urged the Democratic Leadership to enforce the subpoenas being ignored by Harriet Miers and White House Chief of Staff Joshua Bolten by holding them in contempt of Congress.

This fight is not over. You must continue the pressure on your representatives and the media, or Congress will take no notice. That would be a historic mistake – one we must prevent Congress from making.

We stand at a critical juncture in our efforts. Forget all of those arguments that it is too late or that we have run out of time. You can’t run the clock out on our Constitution. Those of us dedicated to this fight – Rep. Dennis Kucinich, the online community, and millions of patriotic Americans – will keep the pressure on.

I will be furiously lobbying my fellow members of Congress to get behind these efforts and sign onto my letter to Chairman Conyers.

Please continue to spread the word and help deliver accountability to the corrupt Bush-Cheney administration.

With great respect,

Congressman Robert Wexler


www.WexlerWantsHearings.com

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