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Channel 4 is to broadcast what it is styling a Guantánamo Bay-style reality show that will examine the effects of mild torture on seven male volunteers.
The Guantánamo Guidebook will recreate some of the practices used at the US naval base where hundreds of so-called "enemy combatants" have been held without trial or access to lawyers for nearly three years.
Hunter S. Thompson: ...I've invented a new sport. It's called Shotgun Golf. We will rule the world with this thing.
Bill Murray: "Mmhmm."
Hunter: "I've called you for some consulting advice on how to launch it..."
The story is not that Gannon is a hypocrite for promoting an anti-gay agenda. The story is not even that the White House gave such access to a reporter for a dummy news service operating under an assumed name, and may have used him to expose Valerie Plame. This is not the story.
The story is that God exists.
Think about it: what are the chances that a media whore like Gannon would turn out to be an actual whore? It's impossible. It boggles the mind how infinitely unlikely this is. It's like if you found someone pirating CDs, and it turns out he actually had a peg leg and a parrot on his shoulder and sailed around the Caribbean saying "arrrrrr!" and plundering booty. You wouldn't believe it. But there it is: impossible, but true. Impossible truths are miracles, and only God can work miracles. Ergo, God exists. Q.E.D.
The U.S. military is to beam its own news coverage to millions of Americans.
Moving on from its phase of embedding journalists, or as some would say, 'a policy of restricting and controlling the flow of information,' the Pentagon will now produce and disseminate the news itself. It will be beamed to the public at no charge. The service will emanate from what is known as the Pentagon Channel, an internal public relations television unit within the Department of Defense. It was set up nine months ago.
The government-run TV service will be channeled to the public through EchoStar Communication's Dish Network which will offer the Pentagon Channel to its more than 11 million viewers on a no-cost basis. Programming will appear on the network's public interest channels and will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
At one point, apropos of something I can’t remember, Ahman said to me: “I can tell you in one sentence how my country feels about your country.”
“Really?” I said. “Can you really boil it down to one sentence?”
“Yes,” he said. “And it is this: Thank you for coming, now please leave and take us with you.”
I laughed because it seemed totally contradictory and totally right.
A U.S. university in Wisconsin has blocked an attempt by Republican students to raise money for a group called "Adopt-a-Sniper" that raises money for US sharp-shooters in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The students were selling bracelets bearing the motto "1 Shot 1 Kill No Remorse I Decide".
I served with "B" 1/12 1st Brg. (Airborne) 1st Cav 1965-1966. I did some sniping with a 30.6 hunting rifle. I went after enemy snipers and killed 2. I fought in Happy Valley 10/1965, Ia Drang valley 11/1965, Bon son 2/1966 and several firefights in the central highlands of Vietnam. Today I suffer from PTSD. When I went to war I thought it would be like a John Wayne movie. Most of my army friends died in Nam. Most of my high school friends died in Nam. Today I hope that your worst experience is training...
...Today I am unemployable because I am 56 and have PTSD along with 2 heart attacks and a recovering alcoholic. I did not lay down and die in Vietnam and I am not going away now. I would like to campaign for the rights of those of us who gave and continue to give. That night I lay with the bodies of solders that died horrible deaths I ask God why I was spared. Today I work with alcoholics who want recovery and that is what God wants me to do. Today I am unemployed, broke and doing something important with my life.
what will happen when u.s. forces do pull out? unless there is a pre-publicized timetable for leaving, whenever the u.s. leaves, anti-american forces (whether the present insurgency or their successors) will claim that they caused the u.s. to leave and claim victory.
almost everyone believes that u.s. forces will leave iraq someday. but if they leave without a clear pre-existing timetable, we are setting up the insurgency for the same P.R. coup that hezbollah got out of the israeli withdrawal from lebanon.