Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Big Dan's Big News Dec 12, 2007

(artwork by Little De; click on picture to enlarge!)

· The State Department stepped in and literally "rescued" a 22-year-old woman being held captive by Halliburton in Iraq for 24-hours in a shipping container without food and water after she reported being gang raped in 2005, according to Representative Ted Poe (R-TX) who intervened after being contacted by the victim's father. Yet, none of the "six or seven perpetrators" has been brought to justice and it is not even clear if an investigation was ever conducted. Attorney Brian Wice surmises that the DoD, State Department and DoJ have not pursued the case further because they "don't want this case to see the inside of a United States courtroom".

· Illiteracy is spreading rapidly among refugee children from Iraq, with at least 300,000 young Iraqis not attending school in the countries where their families have sought safety.

· CIA defied court order in destroying tapes

· Huckabee Signed '98 Ad Urging Women to 'Graciously Submit' to Husbands

· Unbelievable! Huckabee: "Don't Mormons Believe That Jesus And The Devil Are Brothers?"

· The evil that men do...
Well, I will leave it to you to decide what it is that we have become. There are two stories today that will make your blood boil - if you have a conscience that is, and your patriotism really mean something - if you get up and say enough is enough- assuming you are patriotically inclined beyond just the symbols of freedom.

· Torture tapes; When the CIA tells you that a piece of evidence has been destroyed, you should react as skeptically as you would to the death of a Marvel supervillain.

· VIDEO: 'Bush League Justice' Series Begins On MSNBC's Abrams Report; Investigation Into Bush Administration's Use Of The DoJ To Expand Its Own Power

· 2007's Top 10 Sex and Relationships Stories; Articles on monogamy, porn and GOP sex scandals -- all in one place.

· Since the Sept. 11 attacks and the anthrax scare, the Pentagon and the Postal Service have refused to deliver mail addressed simply to "Any Wounded Soldier" for fear terrorists or opponents of the war might send toxic substances or demoralizing messages. (bd: If you believe that, then you believe there's WMD's in Iraq, the CIA destroyed the torture tapes, you believe in Santa Claus, about, the reason is that they don't want wounded soldiers reading letters from people???)

· (bd: Congress STINKS! They're going to officially declare 'Christmas is good'. How about stopping the war, you idiots??? They waste times with things like this, so if someone votes against it, they can say, 'So and so hates Christmas!' I'm sick of these waste of time games! Are you?) Congress to say Christmas is important. Sun and Moon declared good too

· ANOTHER SHOOTING! Aren't there a lot of shootings lately?: 6 People Shot After Leaving Vegas School Bus

· Public has no right to see warrantless tap docs: spy court (bd: I guess they DON'T "work for us"!)

· Can Oprah put Obama in the White House?

· Former Italian President Says Everybody Knows 9/11 Was An Inside Job
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