Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Big Dan's Big News Mar 4, 2008

● Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard has refused to yield to a non-existent media-manufactured "outrage" and recant her comments about 9/11, as some newspapers falsely claim that she has "apologized" for discussing the collapse of the WTC complex and sharing doubts about the official story held by the majority of Americans.

● Police detained a protester at an early morning campaign stop by former President Bill Clinton.

● A federal judge on Friday allowed whistle-blower site WikiLeaks to resume operation in the United States, a week after ordering its U.S. hosting company and domain registrar to shut down and lock the renegade's site from the internet.

● Whitehouse Explains Caging: An ‘Especially Nefarious Voter Suppression Tactic’

● Not even TRYING anymore! "Fair & Balanced" FOX "news" has Coulter, Rove, Jeb Bush, Luntz, & Morris covering the Dem Super Tuesday primaries!

● What Has 7 Years of "Total War" Bought Us? Now that the topic of "national security" and the monetary cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has once again reared it's head in the Presidential campaign, it might be time to take stock of just what we've gotten for the HUGE amount of resources in blood and treasure we've expended in these wars.

● The Internet has been abuzz in recent days (see the New York Times, Ars Technica, and the Google Public Policy Blog) with the question of whether Internet Protocol (IP) addresses collected by online companies should be considered as “personal data” (in European Union terminology) or “personally identifiable information” (in U.S. terminology) that can be used to identify an individual. A central issue in the debate is whether the same IP address is assigned to the same computer every time the computer connects to the Internet.

● Buffett: US essentially in recession

● Now we're bombing Somalia! 4th missile strike by us in last 14 months! Did you know that? U.S. Forces Fire Missiles Into Somalia at a Kenyan

● Army Falsely Claims That Lowering Recruitment Standards Has Not Affected Troop Quality (bd: ...in other news, soldier throws puppy off cliff...see below...we LOVE irony here, at Big Dan's Big Blog!)


Democracy NOW! DISH channels 9410 & 9415, DirecTV channel 275:

Super Tuesday II: Today’s Primaries and Caucuses Could Decide the Democratic Nominee; We Get Reports from Texas, Ohio and Vermont

Dallas Morning News reporter Wayne Slater, Harvey Wasserman of FreePress.org in Ohio and journalist David Goodman of Vermont discuss today’s vote. In Texas, Slater explains the state’s complex voting system and why the Clinton campaign is pressuring the Democratic Party not to release partial results from tonight’s caucus. In Ohio, voter integrity activists have secured new victories in their attempt to prevent more stolen elections. And in Vermont, town meeting members in Brattleboro vote on whether to “indict” President Bush and Dick Cheney.

DN! transcript or DN! video


Marines Probe Video of Troops Throwing Puppy Over Hillside

In other news from Iraq, the Marines have begun investigating a video posted online showing a smiling Marine throwing a puppy off the top of a steep hillside in Iraq. In a statement the Marines said “The video is shocking and deplorable and is contrary to the high standards we expect of every Marine.”

Shocking video of U.S. soldier throwing a puppy off a cliff in Iraq:

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