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"TOVA WANG UNGAGGED! - Thursday, July 26: The Peter B. Collins Show as Guest Hosted by Brad..."
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COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 7/26/2007 @ 10:34 am PT...
It's only been since I found your website that I actually believe there is a strong chance we can take our democracy back. THANK YOU SO MUCH for the work you do. I cannot wait to hear Tova Wang this afternoon.
Laguna Beach, California
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 7/26/2007 @ 10:43 am PT...
Last week when I was collecting signatures for King George's impeachment, one woman told me she was too afraid to sign a document against the government. I thought maybe she was from another country originally where you can be killed or put in prison for such an act. But no, she was born and raised in America. Others were saying to her "Are you kidding? THIS IS AMERICA" but I thought - Why shouldn't she be afraid these days? Everything has changed in the past six years and if we didn't have such a large groundswell thanks to citizens getting together via the internet, we could EASILY be targeted by this administration and have no legal recourse (see The "Patriot" Act). Isn't FEAR wonderful for keeping us in our "place"?
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 7/26/2007 @ 1:01 pm PT...
Believe it or not, PBS's "Now" program for this Friday is covering this topic:
What an investigation into voter fraud is revealing about the Republican Party
I saw the preview last week and although his name wasn't displayed, I am almost positive they were talking to Greg Palast. Can it be true?
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 7/26/2007 @ 1:31 pm PT...
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 7/26/2007 @ 2:13 pm PT...
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
said on 7/26/2007 @ 2:29 pm PT...
HAVE YOU SEEN THIS?
Truthout is reporting on Voter Caging and Thor Hearne and tomorrow night's NOW on PBS will be Voter Caging as well!
And where the heck are Greg Palast's and Brad's names?
Still, it's a great day for comeuppancing!!!
More perjuring, more subpoenas, more, MORE, MORE!
COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
said on 7/26/2007 @ 3:23 pm PT...
Time was... people truly could not, out of respect for the Constitution, lie to Congress, no matter what the stakes. Now we have the entire executive branch doing it, with smirks on their faces. Are they space aliens inhabiting human forms, or is this all America means to most people? The way Americans have just shrugged and let all these crimes play out, I rather think it must be the latter, even though it looks to me like the former.
COMMENT #8 [Permalink]
said on 7/26/2007 @ 3:45 pm PT...
COMMENT #9 [Permalink]
said on 7/26/2007 @ 3:45 pm PT...
Lou Dobbs poll: "Should U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales resign?"
Currently 95% yes.
COMMENT #10 [Permalink]
said on 7/26/2007 @ 3:52 pm PT...
Croon it, Brad, croon it!
COMMENT #11 [Permalink]
said on 7/26/2007 @ 4:00 pm PT...
415/977-5526, Sierra Club to spread petitions about Home Depot on FOX
Fox Attacks dot com to sign one... and learn.
I hate it when you get mad, Brad!
COMMENT #12 [Permalink]
said on 7/26/2007 @ 4:04 pm PT...
CBS now gives us drunk astronauts WHEN THE ATTORNEY GENERAL HAS PERJURED HIMSELF and it has been revealed that workers were KIDNAPPED to build the US Embassy in Baghdad.
Brad, get mad. Start screaming! Blow our doors off.
[Oh, wow, and now felony dog fighting charges! What about boycotting CBS News sponsors? I mean, truly, IS this any better than FOX? I don't think so.]
COMMENT #13 [Permalink]
JUDGE OF JUDGES
said on 7/26/2007 @ 4:12 pm PT...
... just pass'in through ta offer some
immoral support ... gotta feed the machine now. . .
COMMENT #14 [Permalink]
said on 7/26/2007 @ 4:13 pm PT...
Not only boycott the CMSM, but go put your COMMENTS in their PUBLIC FILE. (you need to physically visit each station)
COMMENT #15 [Permalink]
said on 7/26/2007 @ 4:16 pm PT...
I wonder what's happening in Saudi Arabia?
COMMENT #16 [Permalink]
said on 7/26/2007 @ 4:31 pm PT...
News from the South Pole: still melting.
News from the North Pole: still melting.
COMMENT #17 [Permalink]
said on 7/26/2007 @ 4:37 pm PT...
COMMENT #18 [Permalink]
said on 7/26/2007 @ 4:39 pm PT...
COMMENT #19 [Permalink]
said on 7/26/2007 @ 4:43 pm PT...
where there's lies to congress there's a bush administration crony
where there's vote caging, there's rove
where there's death squads, there's negroponte
where there's DRE's there's missing votes
where there's dismissed cases, there's corrupt judges
where there's a D instead of R there's fox news
where there's a media blackout, there's abc, cbs, nbc, and fox
where there's destruction of the constitution, there's an executive order
where there's anthrax, there's silence
where there's a plane into the most secure building in the world, there's a blurry photo with a streak
where there's a natural disaster, there's fema camps
where there's head injuries and ptsd, there's cutbacks in the va
when there is common sense bill's passed, there's a bush veto
where there's a stolen election, there's a court to delay the prosecution of corruption until the wrong person is sworn in
COMMENT #20 [Permalink]
said on 7/26/2007 @ 4:47 pm PT...
Brad or Des, do you know how quickly after the show you can email me the sound files of Tova Wang so I can begin transcribing? (Sorry to ask you publicly.)
COMMENT #21 [Permalink]
said on 7/26/2007 @ 4:47 pm PT...
Stolen ID Database in the VA
COMMENT #22 [Permalink]
said on 7/26/2007 @ 4:48 pm PT...
I know I got a letter from the VA saying my ID could be stolen
COMMENT #23 [Permalink]
said on 7/26/2007 @ 4:51 pm PT...
Which is like nothing, when compared to the rest of the problems going on for current veterans.
It's just more proof that this administration does NOT take security seriously.
COMMENT #24 [Permalink]
said on 7/26/2007 @ 5:00 pm PT...
it's nauseating...(the word you were looking for to describe the situation)
COMMENT #25 [Permalink]
said on 7/26/2007 @ 5:00 pm PT...
Here's the big untold story that haunts the VA.
The following is a comment I posted in May at Scoop, http://scoop.epluribusme...ory/2007/5/20/6204/06047.
For two years I've been researching Depleted Uranium, in waves, as time allows, interrupted by such other urgencies as Diebold and the Bush adminstration's usurping of public safety by controlling EPA and OSHA testing and findings under the guise of Homeland Security.
Some central concepts to know about DU:
It goes back to Bush/Cheney. January 1991, Bush Sr. and his Defense Secretary Dick Cheney blasted Iraq with hundreds of tons of Depleted Uranium weaponry.
Depleted Uranium is used because when it strikes, the friction causes it to instantly burn and sharpen, leaving radioactive particles. These particles hang in the air until moved by air or water.
They are available to be inhaled, ingested through food, water, or simple hand-to-mouth exposure, or they can enter a body by landing on an open wound.
Depending on their size and solubility, they may lodge in the nooks and crannies of the brain, the lungs, the bones, the colon, the liver - blasting nearby cells with "low-level" radiation [Note: Low-level does not mean less deadly, it means the range of the the attack is very small - but perfect for whacking the hell out of the local DNA in a human body).
If the particles are small and soluble they may just move swiftly to the kidneys, where the chemical poisoning may end the suffering quickly.
And these particles are predicted to continue to radiate for hundreds of millions of years, contaminating the water and food chains, carried by wind for hundreds of miles (Iraq has some of the greatest wind/dust storms in the world), causing birth defects and suffering for innocent people for generations to come.
(This is why international human rights attorney Karen Parker calls it a war crime and helped a initial report come before a UN Human Rights subcommittee in 2003. Funny how that whole division seemed to suddenly collapse and was further dashed by the formidably nasty neoconservative John Bolton.)
In January 2001, while Cheney was engaged in finding the best lobbyists to fill the Cabinet, news from Europe was bursting with almost hysteria, as the NATO forces that had been a part of the "peace-keeping" missions in the former Yugoslavia were suffering cancer at an alarming rate, with the blame going to the depleted uranium weaponry used by the United States and the UK.
In response to the concerns of the NATO allies, the United Nations assigned its World Health Organization to investigate. If they had then allowed the world to see the report of their senior radiation expert, Dr. Keith Baverstock, the use of DU weaponry could have been stopped. But the report was shelved, presumably under political pressure. Baverstock has since retired and is working elsewhere to get the word out.
Yes, by the way, that was Bill Clinton in charge during the US bombing of Bosnia and Kosovo.
Which is why Hillary should not be elected. She has a legacy to protect.
Which may also be why the Democrats have failed to jump on this.
Because there is a problem of liability. The greatest class action suit in history. And there have always been people who knew this, and squashed it.
So those who speak up about the effects of DU are shot down quickly. The frustration of trying to raise the issue for almost two decades has left some exhausted and cynical. Careers have been destroyed, scientists discredited, articles pulled, journalists stopped. Some activists have turned on each other.
Regardless of all that, the DU is still radiating.
Saddam Hussain tried to get the world to hear the effects it has had on Iraq, especially when sanctions kept hospitals unable to treat the increase in cancer, especially among the most vulnerable, the children.
Iran's President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has decried the hypocrisy of the US using DU weapons while taking the world to the brink of another impossibly horrific war over Iran's uranium projects.
Much of the rest of the world knows what has been done in our name.
But we don't. And we don't know why they are all so crazy mad.
Ron Paul was right last week in the Republican debate. Too bad he didn't go all the way and say what exactly we'd been bombing Iraq with. Not only did Bush 1 and Cheney break their word to the Saudis about staying only long enough to get Iraq out of Kuwait --- they poisoned the entire Middle East for the rest of time.
Oh, well. At least somebody's making money on it, right?
Okay, hopefully, this might inspire a bit of Googling. And sharing.
COMMENT #26 [Permalink]
said on 7/26/2007 @ 5:04 pm PT...
I'll stop flooding now. BTW- I been loving your shows out here for the last few days. In light of the excellent joy you been doing for PBC, It'd be nice if they could get you on out here in Sacramento on 1240 khz as a full fledged host. Just a thought. I'd be there every day.
COMMENT #27 [Permalink]
said on 7/26/2007 @ 5:59 pm PT...
COMMENT #28 [Permalink]
said on 7/26/2007 @ 6:03 pm PT...
Thanks, Phil. Much appreciated. Speaking of Talking City in Sacramento, Christine Craft is filling in for PBC beginnning next week!
Gotta get outta the studio.
So thank ALL of you guys!!! God bless us everyone...as Tiny Tim sez...
COMMENT #29 [Permalink]
said on 7/26/2007 @ 7:58 pm PT...
So is Christine Craft going to cover the Bowen public hearing on Monday?
COMMENT #30 [Permalink]
said on 7/26/2007 @ 9:38 pm PT...