[permaculture] Ron Paul

Lawrence F. London, Jr. lfl at intrex.net
Wed Jun 20 08:19:47 EDT 2007

Tommy Tolson wrote:

> Backing Ron Paul is as profound a mistake as a person who loves life 
> could make because, after corporate rule sets in, Ron Paul as President 
> will make Dubya look saintly.
> Imagine your local police department being replaced by Blackwater, Inc. 
> commandos answerable to no one, taking orders from a multimillionaire 
> Christian fundamentalist ex-SEAL.

And this is where they start their training when young and impressionable:

British censor bans first video game in 10 years
Wed Jun 20, 3:36 AM ET

LONDON (Reuters) - British censors on Tuesday banned a video game for the first time in 10 years, rejecting 
U.S.-published "Manhunt 2" for what they described as an unrelenting focus on sadism and brutal slaying.

The decision by the British Board of Film Classification, or BBFC, means the game, from publisher Take-Two Interactive 
Software, which made the controversial "Grand Theft Auto" series, cannot be legally supplied anywhere in Britain.

The ban prompted one U.S. family group to start lobbying for a rating to ensure major American retailers cannot sell the 
game in which players become an insane asylum escapee sneaking up on enemies and killing them in gruesome ways.

- And then if they make the grade later on they get to do stuff like this:

Dems wary of Bush CIA counsel choice
By KATHERINE SHRADER, Associated Press Writer Tue Jun 19, 9:14 PM ET

CIA's top lawyer said Tuesday he did not object to a 2002 memo authorizing interrogation techniques that stop just short 
of causing a sensation of impending organ failure or even death.

The August 2002 memo, written by a senior Justice Department lawyer, said that for an interrogation technique to be 
torture, it must inflict physical pain that is difficult to endure.

Democrats grill Bush CIA nominee about detainees
By David Morgan Tue Jun 19, 6:37 PM ET

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -
President George W. Bush's pick for top
CIA legal officer came under fire from Senate Democrats on Tuesday for his role in an interrogation and detention 
program that brought accusations of torture against the United States.

John Rizzo, White House nominee for CIA general counsel, told the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence that he issued 
a legal opinion in 2002 stipulating that CIA detainee practices were lawful under international treaties against 
torture, including the Geneva Conventions.

But the career CIA lawyer also said he did not oppose an August 2002 Justice Department memo that said torture would not 
occur unless the detainee experienced pain serious enough to accompany organ failure or death.

> In the Republican Party, Ron Paul is a megawingnut among wingnuts, as 
> even the most virulent of its corporatists would not unleash 
> corporations like Ron Paul will, if elected.

Then the Dem will sit around carping and whining, doing nothing while protesting their moral stand while they allow the 
Repugs to do all that stuff, like Clinton and Reno did during the Waco standoff, which could have ended after a week.

What ugly stains on our country's history and reputation.

Lawrence F. London, Jr.
Venaura Farm
lfl at intrex.net

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