Wednesday, November 10, 2010

November 10 2010 Travus T. Hipp Morning News & Commentary: I Am A Veteran And I'm Taking Tomorrow... 'Veterans Day'... Off... Here's Why

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Cabale News ServiceNovember 10 2010 Travus T. Hipp Morning News & Commentary: I Am A Veteran And I'm Taking Tomorrow... 'Veterans Day'... Off... Here's Why

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First... In Light Of The Commentary Topic...

I was going to run this at the beginning of December, and may well do that still:

December 16 2010...

Mark it on your calendar as the day US Veterans are going to MOVE on the White House.
There are children being orphaned, maimed or killed every day, in our name, with our tax dollars; there are soldiers and civilians dying or being maimed for life in order to generate profits for the most odious imperialistic corporate war machine ever, again in our name. How long are we going to let this go on? Until it is too late, until this destructive machine destroys all of us and the planet to boot?

Wikileaks has revealed the documented horror of U.S. war-making, beyond what any of us imagined. It's time veterans and others express our resistance directly and powerfully by putting ourselves on the line, once again--honestly, courageously and without one drop of apology for doing so. It is not we who are the murderers, torturers or pillagers of the earth.

Profit and power-hungry warmongers are destroying everything we hold dear and sacred.

In the early thirties, WW1 vets descended on Washington, D.C, (Historic Footage @ Youtube, 2:39 minutes) to demand their promised bonuses, it being the depths of the Depression. General Douglas MacArthur and his sidekick Dwight Eisenhower disregarded President Herbert Hoover's order and burned their encampment down and drove the vets out of town at bayonet point.

We are today's bonus marchers, and we've come to claim our bonus--PEACE. [In Full]
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Now... The News:

President Obama has left Indonesia after having his visit cut short by volcanic activity and is now in Seoul Korea for the G20 conference. It's topic "international banking controls". Good luck with that!

Still no word on yesterday's 'mystery missile launch' off the coast of Los Angeles.

The Justice Department WILL NOT charge anyone over the CIA's torture tape destruction.

There goes 55,000 NON-military-industrial complex jobs - The Transportation Secretary has canceled a $6.2 billion dollar New York-New Jersey tunnel.

A Mexican Child Prostitution ring bust has netted 885 perps, and 69 girls were rescued.

In Other News...

War without end... So what's new? The US may break it's promise to leave Iraq and the Obama administration is also believed to be moving the 'withdrawal' (quotes intentional) timeline for our dirty war (No quotes intentional) in Afghanistan to 2014.
The Obama administration has decided to walk away from what it once touted as key deadlines in the Afghanistan war in an effort to de-emphasize the president's pledge that he would begin withdrawing U.S. forces in July 2011, administration and military officials said Tuesday.
[More @ The Seattle Times]
Razer Quips:
Could it be considered reasonable to believe the US economy would collapse without the Defense Sector? After all, that was most likely the LARGEST part of Obama's recent trade deal with India, touting thousands of jobs for... wait for it... Boeing, a U.S. dual-use (snicker...) military/civilian aerospace company, with hooks into America's treasury based on the continuance of the aforementioned wars.,

Get Up! Stand UP! Friends of Bradley Manning are 'under the gun'.

A number of people who are attempting to assist Bradley Manning in his legal defense are being spooked, illegally searched and stalked by agents of the US government.

Bradley Manning is the American Patriot (Capital 'P') who stands accused of, and is currently incarcerated for, releasing the Wikileaks helicopter gunsight video showing the assassination of an indigenous Iraqi MSM reporter/photographer and other innocent bystanders. One of the aircrew is heard lying to his controller about the presence of an RPG, when it's OBVIOUS from the video that the person, at best, was holding a piece of lumber, if not just a walking stick or broomhandle, and the helicopter's gunner seems quite eager to open fire pressuring his controller for a clearance to engage.

Is this an incident of "Hunting Afghani Civilians", Iraq edition?

Of COURSE it is...

Afterwards, they strafed a civilian vehicle carrying the wounded, and children.

One of the aircrew was heard commenting about the good samaritans who attempted to assist the wounded and were also murdered for their effort (along with one of the children I believe): "They shouldn't have brought their kids to a battle", when it is quite obvious to even the casual observer, there WAS NO 'battle'... Just a gun-happy, military-style murder by US military personnel.

The wrong guy's been arrested.

The aircrew should be brought up on court martial charges for simply LYING to their controller. Yet the Pentagon is refusing to investigate.

The Video (NOT for the squeamish)

For more on the harassment of the people attempting to help this true American Patriot (capital 'P') see
Glenn Greenwald's article in Salon

Next up... A British Petroleum Gulf oil spill update:

The Christian Science Monitor leads with "What's known now about cause and effects"
"Amid hearings on the cause of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, government scientists, academics, and those most affected by the Gulf oil spill are at odds over the extent of its effects."
By Mark Guarino, Staff writer / November 9, 2010

th_SS_Gulf_Rescue_Update.jpgNew Orleans - The well responsible for the Gulf oil spill was permanently sealed on Sept. 19. Since then, little else regarding an event many consider the worst environmental disaster in American history has been so categorical.

The presidential commission investigating the accident is searching for what caused the explosion, but is not yet assessing blame. Government scientists are offering relatively positive observations about state of the Gulf, which are being vociferously questioned by some independent scientists and fishermen. The government also differs with oil industry economists on how much the now-ended moratorium on deep-water drilling hurt the Gulf economy.

The effects of the spill are so complex that they may not be fully known for years. But they are emerging.

What is known about the cause?

Investigators know that a huge bubble of flammable methane gas escaped the well and ignited after shooting up the drill pipe, past several seals that were meant to suppress it. How and why the gas escaped is one focus of the presidential commission looking into the accident and its implications for offshore drilling.

The commission's final report is due Jan. 12. A second report, by the US Coast Guard and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, will be available March 27.

So far, the three companies involved – Transocean (owner of the Deepwater Horizon rig), BP (holder of the lease for the well), and Halliburton (a contractor) – are engaged in a mutual blame game.

A BP report published in September suggests... [In Full @ Christian Science Monitor]

"Company errors, complacency preceded oil spill: panel
th_OilFouledWaterfowl.jpgComplacency at BP, as well as at Transocean Ltd and Halliburton, led to serious missteps prior to the rig explosion that unleashed millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico over the summer, said Commission co-chair Bill Reilly, in comments more critical than Monday's Commission statements that rig workers did not place cost cutting over safety.

"BP, Halliburton and Transocean are major respected companies operating throughout the Gulf and the evidence is they are in need of top-to-bottom reform," Reilly, a former head of the Environmental Protection Agency, said at the start of the second session of commission's two-day meeting on the root causes of the spill this week.

Both Reilly and his commission co-chair Bob Graham sought to clarify comments made Monday by the commission's chief counsel that workers for the companies did not cut corners on safety to save money. [In Full @ Reuters]
Razer Adds: "This is what happens when the 'foxes guard the hen house'".

Now... Think about all those sick, and soon-to-be-sick Gulf Coastal residents who have no health insurance, or, as the Republicans now threaten, will soon have none, and behold a HUGE SOCIAL DISASTER looming.

Also think financial reform, and the Obama administration's allowance for the self-same people who 'broke the bank and mortgage industry' to 'fix' it, and one can see the same nightmare for the US economy unless there is SOME ACCOUNTABILITY for the Plutocrats allowed to operate in America, and on the planet.


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