While no place is perfect, and most are far from it, Canada is pretty sweet, ehh. I mean the prime minister says things like this.
“The simple fact of the matter is that our economies â€“ indeed our societies â€“ cannot sustain our patterns of consumption.”
Martin challenged world leaders at the conference to reach a consensus on global warming.
“If we fail to meet the challenge of climate change, it will be not be a failure of nations,” he said. “It will be a failure of people, of me, of you, a failure of character for all who today are confronted with the clear cost of our indulgence and who refuse to submit to sacrifice and new ways.”
Lets hope Bush can pull his head out of his own ass long enough to listen to what the rest of the world is saying. GLOBAL WARMING IS REAL!! Not only is it real, but its going to kill a lot of us off if we don’t start doing something about it RIGHT NOW. Kyoto is only a start we need to get our shit together hard. SUV’s should be illegal, as should anything that pollutes a lot just so people can feel better about themselves. Its not like we don’t waste enough oil on stupid shit, now you need to have a car that gets less than 10 miles per gallon. Sorry buddy, your right to drive what you want does not and can not infringe on our right as a species to continue to live. Hummer = extinction.
If you want a better life, maybe you should try Europe. America seems to be headed downhill lately. With the recent death of Richard Rust in American prison, as well as several others. Is there a trend? Is the department of homeland security along with our CIA and others just doing whatever the hell they want? Is the the PATRIOT acts fault? Is it our fault for not paying enough attention.
In past reports, NPR revealed that some immigrant detainees have been kept in harsh conditions and suffered abuse. For instance, guards at the Passaic County Jail in New Jersey ordered dogs to attack immigrant detainees, and guards at the nearby Hudson County Jail beat up detainees while they were handcuffed.
Its time to wake up people! We have to get out there and do something to make things better. I would suggest by voting in a new set of leaders. The old ones don’t seem to be doing a very good job.
So todays top stories all have something to do with Texas, and how fucked up it is. It seems Texas has finally executed an innocent man. (that is they can prove it this time) Ruben Cantu was put to death for a crime he didn’t commit. The man who testified against him says he was pressured to do so because the cops convinced him he had to. These cops were friends of another officer that had been wounded in a bar by Cantu. Ah Texas, they put more people to death than many third world dictators.
George Bush’s home state of Texas suffered the rare indignity yesterday of being accused by one of its own most prominent newspapers of putting an innocent man to death.
The Houston Chronicle put together an impressive dossier of sworn statements and retracted testimony Â along with doubts expressed by the prosecuting attorney Â to suggest that Ruben Cantu of San Antonio should never have been charged with capital murder, much less convicted and executed
Also our good friend Tom Delay is getting his in Austin. Seems he was unable to worm his way out of money laundering charges. But not to worry Dick is still supporting him. Dick was seen at a fundraiser for Delay. What the fuck you would think the stink of this man would drive anyone with a high profile away from him. Guess Dick cant smell it because he reeks of corruption himself.
Hours after the judgeâ€™s ruling DeLay hosted Vice President Dick Cheney at a Houston hotel for a $500 a plate fundraiser. But while the congressman still has the backing of the Bush Administration, his support is slipping at homeâ€”a new Gallup poll finds that just 36 percent of registered voters in DeLayâ€™s district said they would support him in November’s electionâ€”and he faces an uphill climb with his party.
No really, seems during the debacle of the district reorganization of Texas, the Texas Justice Department Lawyers, told Delay that what he was doing violated the law, Tom’s response, “I don’t give a fuck, bitches!”.
The memo, unanimously endorsed by six lawyers and two analysts in the department’s voting section, said the redistricting plan illegally diluted black and Hispanic voting power in two congressional districts. It also said the plan eliminated several other districts in which minorities had a substantial, though not necessarily decisive, influence in elections.
“The State of Texas has not met its burden in showing that the proposed congressional redistricting plan does not have a discriminatory effect,” the memo concluded.