Thursday, December 6, 2007

Big Dan's Big News Dec 6, 2007

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Democracy NOW!

Attorneys Ask Supreme Court to Restore the Right to Habeas Corpus for Guantanamo Prisoners

On Wednesday, attorneys for prisoners at Guantanamo called on the Supreme Court to restore the Constitution and grant the prisoners habeas corpus—the right to challenge their imprisonment before a judge. “All have been confined at Guantanamo for almost six years, yet not one has had meaningful notice of the factual grounds of their detention,” said former Solicitor General Seth Waxman in his oral arguments.

VINCENT WARREN: Well, the significance of the case is that the Supreme Court is really going to figure out whether in this country we have a king that’s not bound by the rule of law and someone who can lock people up indefinitely for the rest of their lives perhaps just on his say-so alone, or whether we have a president that is bound by the rule of law and by the Constitution.

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· Documents Expose Republican Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee's Role In Serial Rapist's Release

· Ex-Aide Speaks Out: Huckabee Did Push For Rapist's Release

· What would Jesus buy? Preacher leads anti-shopping church in war on consumerism

· My Previous Article On "Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping: The DVD Corpra Claus Doesn't Want You To See!

· White House Admits Bush Lied About Iran; Biden Threatens to Impeach if Bush Acts

· Cheney Lied about Iranian Nuke Threat While Suppressing Intel That Iran Suspended Weapons Program in ‘03

· White House Reveals Bush Lied: Was Told In August Iran’s Nuclear Program ‘May Be Suspended’

· 3 out of 4 Fox primetime shows ignored story that Bush & Cheney LIED about Iran's Nukes!

· Although the Bush White House tried to put the best face on it, there's no getting around the fact that a national intelligence finding that Iran stopped its nuclear weapons program four years ago and that it remains mothballed is a black eye for administration credibility and a blow to its hard line policy toward Iran.

· Exactly one year ago today, the First Marine Expeditionary Force in Iraq signed off on an "urgent operational need" for an airborne tactical laser that could, in the words of the formal request, create "instantaneous burst-combustion of insurgent clothing, a rapid death through violent trauma, and more probably a morbid combination of both."

· You think lead-painted toys from China are bad??? Wait'll you hear this!!! China's booming pharmaceutical industry has doubled exports to the United States in the past five years, undercutting competitors and making American consumers reliant on the safety of Chinese factories and captive to any disruptions in Sino-U.S. commerce.

· CNN's Cafferty: White House Illegally Deleted Over TEN MILLION e-mails

· 9 Dead in Nebraska Mall Shooting; It's not TERRORISM, because the guy's skin wasn't BROWN and he wasn't USLIM!!!

· On the 12th day before Christmas, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is planning to unleash teams of bulldozers to demolish thousands of low-income apartments in New Orleans. Despite Katrina causing the worst affordable housing crisis since the Civil War, HUD is spending $762 million in taxpayer funds to tear down over 4600 public housing subsidized apartments and replace them with 744 similarly subsidized units–an 82% reduction. HUD is in charge and a one person HUD employee makes all the local housing authority decisions. HUD took over the local housing authority years ago–all decisions are made in Washington DC. HUD plans to build an additional 1000 market rate and tax credit units–which will still result in a net loss of 2700 apartments to New Orleans–the remaining new apartments will cost an average cost of over $400,000 each!
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