Saturday, April 04, 2009

Freedom (In Iraq) Is On The March

So this is the "freedom" our military is dying for???? Please don't say that this war had ANYTHING to do with protecting me or anything I, as an American, value!

More than 100 prisoners in Iraq are facing execution - and many of them are believed to have been convicted of the 'crime' of being gay, the UK-based Iraqi-LGBT group revealed this afternoon.
According to Ali Hili of Iraqi-LGBT, the Iraqi authorities plan to start executing them in batches of 20 from this week. There is, said Mr. Hili, at least one member of Iraqi-LGBT who are among those to be put to death.
And the London-based group, which believes that a total of 128 executions are imminent, is calling on the UK Government, international human rights groups and the United Nations Human Rights Commission in Geneva to intervene "with due speed" to prevent "this tragic miscarriage of justice" from going ahead.

Friday, April 03, 2009

Crazy TSA Antics

Check out the audio of this encounter with TSA dopes who think they are entitled to know why a plane passenger is carrying less than $5,000 in cash. Unbelievable!

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Glad I Am Not A Woman In The Congo

Makes Fresno sound almost bearable......

Rejected by their husbands or chased away by their families, this is what often happens to women victims of rape in the Kivus. Often, these women will not perceive themselves as victims, but believe they are guilty. As for the rapists, they do encounter much risk. Impunity reigns and justice does not exist.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Gotta Love This Quote

Science flies men to the moon....religion flies planes into buildings.

And Now A Quote From One Of My Favorite Films

Well, maybe it's like Casey says: A fella ain't got a soul of his own, just a piece of a big soul, the one big soul that belongs to everybody. And then it don't matter, I'll be around. In the dark. I'll be everywhere. Wherever you can look. Whenever there's a fight so hungry people can eat, I'll be there. Whenever there's a cop beaten' up on a guy, I'll be there. I'll be in the way guys yell when they're mad, and I'll be in the way kids laugh when they're hungry and they know suppers ready. And when people are eaten' stuff they raise, and livin' in the houses they build, I'll be there, too!!!" --- Tom Joad in "The Grapes of Wrath"