Today is Sunday, February 24, 2008. This is the 55th day of the year, with 311 days remaining in 2008.
Interesting I thought Congress had done this.
1803 - The Supreme Court ruled itself the final interpreter of constitutional issues.
1803 - The U.S. Supreme Court voided an Act of Congress in the case of Marbury v. Madison. It was the first time a law passed by Congress was deemed unconstitutional. This established the Supreme Court's power to rule on constitutionality questions.
Now if we can get them to this to Bush and Cheney.
1868 - The U.S. House of Representatives voted 11 articles of impeachment against President Andrew Johnson. The House vote made President Johnson the first to be impeached in U.S. history.
1991 - After six weeks of intensive bombing against Iraq and its armed forces, US-led coalition forces launched a ground invasion of Kuwait and Iraq in the Gulf War.
2006 - South Dakota lawmakers approve a ban on most abortions.
Just a few Radio links I think may interest you.
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February 24, 2008
Join Sarge this Sunday as 10 AM Eastern/8 AM Arizona time on the Unreported News.Net Radio Show on Nova M Radio. His guest this week will be Becky Gillette who is with the Sierra Club Falmadehyde Program and proprieter of the Toxic Trailers website, and Jessie John Fineran, a former FEMA hazardous materials specialist and whistleblower.
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So there we have it Musharrif like Bush cheated his way into the Presidency, no wonder they like each other so much. Birds of a feather flock together.
Vote rigging in Pakistan? You don't say!
Former ISI Rigging Chief Confesses
Sunday, February 24, 2008
The man, who rigged 2002 polls, spills the beans
By Umar Cheema ISLAMABAD: The main wheeler and dealer of the ISI during the 2002 elections, the then Maj-Gen Ehtesham Zamir, now retired, has come out of the closet and admitted his guilt of manipulating the 2002 elections, and has directly blamed Gen Musharraf for ordering so.
Talking to The News, the head of the ISI’s political cell in 2002, admitted manipulating the last elections at the behest of President Musharraf and termed the defeat of the King’s party, the PML-Q, this time “a reaction of the unnatural dispensation (installed in 2002).”
Zamir said the ISI together with the NAB was instrumental in pressing the lawmakers to join the pro-Musharraf camp to form the government to support his stay in power.
Looking down back into the memory lane and recalling his blunders which, he admitted, had pushed the country back instead of taking it forward, Zamir feels ashamed of his role and conduct.
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Taliban Facilitated Elections in Waziristan!
In North Waziristan, the government sought the help of the militants to conduct peaceful polls
By Mushtaq Yusufzai
The Taliban in North Waziristan tribal agency facilitated the Feb 18 polling, where the tribes people, unlike the rest of the tribal regions, evinced a keen interest in exercising their right to vote.
Almost a day earlier, in the militants-dominated North Waziristan Agency, the government had struck another peace deal with militants with the hope of restoring peace to the militancy-stricken tribal region.
In the peace deal, the government and tribal militants, who prefer to be called Taliban, had pledged to work together in future for maintenance of peace and resolving disputes.
The militants, on Dec 17, 2007, had announced a unilateral ceasefire and then extended it almost five times when the government reciprocated accordingly.
A senior militant commander on condition of anonymity said that the peace truce was signed in the grand 'jirga' where the militant commanders, tribal elders as well as government officials were present. He said that it was almost the same agreement which had been signed on Sep 5, 2006, between them and the government.
Ignorance, intolerance and superstition still prevails in the world when it comes to HIV and Aids.
EGYPT: Taking aim at ignorance about HIV/AIDS
CAIRO, 22 February 2008 (PlusNews) - Eight Egyptian men who were arrested and forced to undergo HIV tests, and the subsequent torture of the two who tested HIV-positive, has unleashed a storm of controversy in a country where people still know very little about the virus.
"You can find people who know what you are talking about when you talk about AIDS, but I could say that most people who live here don't know the difference between a person with HIV and a person with AIDS," said UNAIDS Country Officer Wessam El-Beih. "They will say that this is not something that exists in Egypt."
In late 2007, eight men in the capital, Cairo, were charged with debauchery after allegedly accepting money for sex. They were subjected to mandatory HIV tests, and the two who had tested positive were taken to a Cairo hospital for treatment and initially chained to their beds, according to the rights lobby group, Human Rights Watch.
"The hospital is not a prison, it is an open place and they could escape, so at first they actually were chained down so that they would not get away," said Zein El-Taher, director of the National AIDS Programme (NAP). "We asked that they be uncuffed, and they were. We even said we would be held accountable [should they escape] ... I did this so no one would say that they [the authorities] discriminate against people with HIV in Egypt."
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IRAQ: Turkish offensive displaces villagers, damages bridges
BAGHDAD, 24 February 2008 (IRIN) - An ongoing Turkish military offensive into Iraq targeting Turkish-Kurdish separatist rebels has forced at least 12 Kurdish families to flee their homes and has destroyed four bridges, the Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) said on 24 February.
"We have not built any camps yet as all these [displaced] families have ended up with relatives but we are closely monitoring developments on the ground. Civilians are scared because they don't know how far the Turkish army will go into Iraq," Dr Saad Haqi, head of IRCS, told IRIN.
"Our teams are ready for any major displacement that could happen as a result of this incursion and are ready to launch aid operations in any area. We are able to assist 2,000 families in each Iraqi province," Haqi added.
The IRCS has set up an operation room in northern Iraq to investigate and issue reports on any damage sustained to infrastructure and property.
"The bombardments have concentrated on eight villages and no casualties have been reported as residents fled before the incursion,” Nawzad Wahab Abdullah, director of IRCS operations in Arbil, said, adding that one of the four bridges destroyed had cut villagers off from their farmland.
And we’re worried about SARS. With all these “Free Trade” agreements how long will it take for the Screw worm to make an appearance in the USA?
Yemen claims the $10 US dollars is just to expensive and beyond the governments capabilities. (meaning people and animals will die and the spread will continue).
YEMEN: New disease threatens humans, livestock
(Excerpt taken out of context)
According to al-Eryani, the disease is caused by a fly known as screwworm or `New World’ (because of its prevalence in the tropics) - a species of parasitic fly whose maggots eat the living tissue of warm-blooded animals, including humans. The screwworm fly is about twice the size of a regular house fly. It is greenish-blue in colour and has large reddish-orange eyes.
Infestations can occur in any open wound, including cuts, castration wounds, navels of newborn animals, and wounds caused by tick bites. The wounds often contain a dark, foul-smelling discharge. Screwworm larvae feed only on living flesh, never dead tissue. Once a wound is infested, the screwworm can eventually kill the animal or human, literally eating it alive.
Screwworm females can lay up to 400 eggs at a time in the exposed flesh of either animals or humans and they can hatch into larvae in as little as 12 hours. A single adult female can lay as many as 2,800 eggs during its 31-day lifespan. The hosts are usually mammals, occasionally birds and, less commonly, amphibians or reptiles.
"This fly can fly over 120km and deposit its eggs in animal's or human's wounds. It also puts its eggs in the animal's anus and vagina. Then the egg develops into a larva, which later grows in the form of a snail," he said, adding that the infected organ might need to be amputated. "The disease does not directly lead to death but if not treated it causes death," he said.
Bristol University’s Veterinary Parasitology and Ecology department has described in detail the different forms of the disease.
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Well isn’t this special. Not only do we have Blackwater roaming freely on the streets of America now we have to worry about Canadians pointing guns at us.
Funny how the MSM has not reported on this or any of the so called liberal radio hosts. But everyone is to distracted with election news.
We might get to vote but will the new president actually be sworn in?
Like Bush is going to let go of the power he thinks should be a dictatorship.
I suggest everyone call their state senators and House rep tomorrow and ask what they know about this little event.
This damn agreement was signed February 14th 2008. Go read it. From the US Northern Command, notice it says it the top banner “Protecting OUR Homelands.
U.S. Northern Command, Canada Command establish new bilateral Civil Assistance Plan
February 14, 2008
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — U.S. Air Force Gen. Gene Renuart, commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, and Canadian Air Force Lt.-Gen. Marc Dumais, commander of Canada Command, have signed a Civil Assistance Plan that allows the military from one nation to support the armed forces of the other nation during a civil emergency.
“This document is a unique, bilateral military plan to align our respective national military plans to respond quickly to the other nation's requests for military support of civil authorities,” Renuart said. “Unity of effort during bilateral support for civil support operations such as floods, forest fires, hurricanes, earthquakes and effects of a terrorist attack, in order to save lives, prevent human suffering and mitigate damage to property, is of the highest importance, and we need to be able to have forces that are flexible and adaptive to support rapid decision-making in a collaborative environment.”
Canada, U.S. agree to use each other's troops in civil emergencies
David Pugliese , Canwest News Service
Published: Friday, February 22, 2008
Canada and the U.S. have signed an agreement that paves the way for the militaries from either nation to send troops across each other's borders during an emergency, but some are questioning why the Harper government has kept silent on the deal.
Neither the Canadian government nor the Canadian Forces announced the new agreement, which was signed Feb. 14 in Texas.
The U.S. military's Northern Command, however, publicized the agreement with a statement outlining how its top officer, Gen. Gene Renuart, and Canadian Lt.-Gen. Marc Dumais, head of Canada Command, signed the plan, which allows the military from one nation to support the armed forces of the other nation during a civil emergency.
The new agreement has been greeted with suspicion by the left wing in Canada and the right wing in the U.S.
The left-leaning Council of Canadians, which is campaigning against what it calls the increasing integration of the U.S. and Canadian militaries, is raising concerns about the deal.
"It's kind of a trend when it comes to issues of Canada-U.S. relations and contentious issues like military integration. We see that this government is reluctant to disclose information to Canadians that is readily available on American and Mexican websites," said Stuart Trew, a researcher with the Council of Canadians.
Trew said there is potential for the agreement to militarize civilian responses to emergency incidents. He noted that work is also underway for the two nations to put in place a joint plan to protect common infrastructure such as roadways and oil pipelines.
"Are we going to see (U.S.) troops on our soil for minor potential threats to a pipeline or a road?" he asked.
Trew also noted the U.S. military does not allow its soldiers to operate under foreign command so there are questions about who controls American forces if they are requested for service in Canada. "We don't know the answers because the government doesn't want to even announce the plan," he said.
But Canada Command spokesman Commander David Scanlon said it will be up to civilian authorities in both countries on whether military assistance is requested or even used.
He said the agreement is "benign" and simply sets the stage for military-to-military co-operation if the governments approve.
"But there's no agreement to allow troops to come in," he said. "It facilitates planning and co-ordination between the two militaries. The 'allow' piece is entirely up to the two governments."
If U.S. forces were to come into Canada they would be under tactical control of the Canadian Forces but still under the command of the U.S. military, Scanlon added.
News of the deal, and the allegation it was kept secret in Canada, is already making the rounds on left-wing blogs and Internet sites as an example of the dangers of the growing integration between the two militaries.
On right-wing blogs in the U.S. it is being used as evidence of a plan for a "North American union" where foreign troops, not bound by U.S. laws, could be used by the American federal government to override local authorities.
"Co-operative militaries on Home Soil!" notes one website. "The next time your town has a 'national emergency,' don't be surprised if Canadian soldiers respond. And remember - Canadian military aren't bound by posse comitatus."
Posse comitatus is a U.S. law that prohibits the use of federal troops from conducting law enforcement duties on domestic soil unless approved by Congress.
Scanlon said there was no intent to keep the agreement secret on the Canadian side of the border. He noted it will be reported on in the Canadian Forces newspaper next week and that publication will be put on the Internet.
Scanlon said the actual agreement hasn't been released to the public as that requires approval from both nations. That decision has not yet been taken, he added.