Friday, December 28, 2007

Big Dan's Big News Dec. 28, 2007

(John Edwards gets Big Dan's rating of "NOT BAD", which is actually good, because I am ultra-critical)

(click on picture for John Edward's '08 website; if you dismissed him a while ago, I suggest you do a double-take on him; he's been endorsed by Ralph Nader, and has had a populist/anti-corporate message in his 2008 campaign; post under "comments" if you like OR dislike John Edwards, and he makes "the cut" and goes up on the big board on the right, under "voting")

· Behind the Edwards Surge: Right Message at the Right Time; The anti-corporate message of the Edwards campaign has hit a nerve.

· "To date, the Kansas GOP has identified and caged more voters in the last 11 months than the previous two years!," brags Kansas GOP chairman Kris Kobach in his end-of-year letter. In any case, it's clear that the undemocratic (small "d") practice of working to keep Democratic (large "D") voters off the rolls, through any means necessary, in order to keep them from voting, though any means necessary, has been mainlined as perhaps the top strategy for the GOP in 2008. Even Bush's Dept. of Justice, under the hand of John "Minorities Die First" Tanner, has now been officially mobilized to direct such practices on behalf of the Republican States of America. (bd: So you think we have democracy here in America? Think again! Why aren't the citizens of Kansas on the streets rioting after this joker's statament???)

· Pakistan On The Brink

· A few days removed from the Christmas Break and the Democratic race for the presidential nomination is as tight as ever.

· 2007: Top Ten Tales of War and Empire; War on Iraq: Which ones did you miss?

· Ron Paul rips 'neocons': 'We're getting ready to bomb Iran'

· Bilderberg tracker Daniel Estulin says he has received information from sources inside the U.S. intelligence community suggesting that people from the highest levels of government are discussing “eliminating” Rep. Ron Paul because its controlled political system is threatened by Paul’s exploding popularity.

· One week ago Google Reader's team decided to begin showing your private data to all your GMail contacts.

· The FBI today said it wants to install 150 digital billboards in 20 major U.S. cities in the next few weeks to show fugitive mug shots, missing people and high-priority security messages from the big bureau.

· A new online government spending database -- designed to increase transparency as to how taxpayer dollars are spent -- will actually allow intelligence agencies to keep more secrets about their private contracts than before.

· Thursday, December 27 2007 - 9/11 Commission; Van Auken & Kleinberg Editorial ; To the Editor:Re “9/11 Panel Study Finds That C.I.A. Withheld Tapes”
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