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24 November 2007

A phenomenally good investigative journalist...

...needs YOUR help!

Forgive the fundraising post, but Robert Parry's virtually unique Consortium News site (peruse it here) needs financial help.

I can't tell you how many times I've heard, "Yeah, everything sucks, but what can I do?"

Well, here's what you can do: give some money to someone working on actually bringing facts and rational analysis to an increasingly wide public.

Without breaking through the informational barriers in our society, nothing will change. As should be clear to everyone now, the Democrats will not save us, even with the White House.

I'll make the obvious pun: If you don't like the thrust of our media-political system, Parry it!

I have just bought his latest book, Neck Deep: The Disastrous Presidency of George W. Bush. I have read his other books, and they are top-notch. This is my Xmas gift to myself and to my wife! Of course, if you can give more, please do.

Donations are tax-deductible; honest and dedicated investigative reporters such as Mr. Parry are worth their weight in gold. (Or should I say oil?) Please consider giving what you can.

In Parry's own words...

Two Ways to Help Consortiumnews.com

There are two easy ways you can help us raise the money to pay our bills and invest in new investigative projects:

One, you can buy a copy of our important new book, Neck Deep: The Disastrous Presidency of George W. Bush, through the publisher's Web site at http://www.neckdeepbook.com. For each purchase, $5 will be rebated to Consortiumnews.com.

Or, you can make a tax-deductible donation. For donations of $100, we will send you an autographed gift copy of Neck Deep in paperback. For $150 or more, we will send the hard cover version.

You can make your tax-deductible donation, either by a credit card online or by mailing a check. For readers wanting to use PayPal, you can address contributions to our account, which is named "consortnew@aol.com."

Thanks, and best wishes to all...

Best, Doug

Hugo Chávez Public Address in NYC (September 17, 2005)

Make up your own mind; here's a full speech by The Second Most Evil Human on the Planet. Click on the title of this post for various audio options. Of course, you don't need to listen to this, as it was carried on all mainstream media outlets with entire accuracy.

Especially the part of the speech in which Chavez admits making a mistake in over-reacting in his oratory to attacks by the Bush crew on himself or Venezuela. Clearly, this relates to the UN speech -- and I bet you can't find any reporting of this admission anywhere in the mainstream media.

Chomsky on Iran, The Real News

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Part 2:

23 November 2007


From MediaLens, a great outfit. The permanent link will change at some point; you should be able to find it under the left navigation.

The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, Ilan Pappe, 2006

Sane Shopping: Darwin Design Clothing Company

Greetings from Bozeman, Montana!

I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. It’s been a busy fall and we’ve got exciting news here at Darwin Design – a new website, organic shirts, and big discounts to help you with your holiday shopping.

What hasn't changed is our commitment to promoting a positive message about global warming. We can all take action and make a difference. That's why we're excited to feature the following animals on new designs:

– The Blue Whale: This is the largest animal ever to live on Earth, and global warming threatens the few remaining whales. The tagline for this shirt is "re-think big" – a call to reconsider the outsized damage our profligate use of non-renewable resources has on the grand creatures around us.

– The Green Sea Turtle: Global warming poses a special risk to this keystone species. Rising water temperatures upset the natural ratio of male to female hatchlings which can result in almost all-female populations. The tagline on this shirt is "live gently," a reminder that we should tread as lightly as these peaceful sea creatures do.

Click here to see all of our animals. Check out our news:

New Site:Organic Shirts:Special Offer:
Our site is completely redesigned, with a crisp new look that makes shopping even easier. Search, store your shipping information, email your favorite shirts to your friends. You can even post reviews of your favorite styles. Check it out!After a long search we found the perfect organic shirt. It's 100% domestic organic cotton printed with a water-based low-impact dye. These organic shirts complement our extended line of conventional cotton shirts.We’re excited to offer our customers and friends a special holiday discount: buy two or more shirts and get free shipping. Or buy over $100 and get 15% off your order! Just enter either discount code “freeship” or "15off" on the shopping cart page.

As always, we donate 10% of proceeds to non-profits dedicated to helping the environment.

A note to our friends in the Bozeman area: we will be at the Holiday Festival of the Arts at the Fairgrounds today and tomorrow, November 23-24. Please stop by our booth anytime between 12-5 today or 10am-4pm Saturday. Mention this email to receive your discount.

If you don't live in the area, click here to get started!

Wishing you 'green' holidays,

Otto Pohl
CEO (Chief Evolution Officer)

“What Would Jesus Buy?”: As Holiday Buying Frenzy Begins, New Film Tracks Anti-Consumerism Gospel of Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping

Happy Black Friday. Keep shopping -- don't worry about the global warming effects of mass-produced, globally distributed pointless products, losing jobs in America, Wal-Mart killing independent stores, sweatshop/slave-labor produced products. It's Christmas season, after all. Burn all that electricity to compete with your neighbor; Jesus will want all of us for a sunbeam once the Rapture comes....

"Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act" Raises Fears of New Government Crackdown on Dissent

The bipartisan attack on the already-dead republic continues...America continues shopping. Thank you, Jane Harman (D-CA).

This bill focuses on the internet, especially on net neutrality: tier the internet to block or very much slow anything that falls under the very vague (purposely so) definitions about "extremism" or "terrorism."

More here.


Bush's Plame-gate Cover-up, By Robert Parry

McClellan spills the last bean. But will the Democrats now put impeachment back on that Platonic table? More here. And more here.