Quotable quotes, pickable pics and worthwhile reads

Posted: August 27, 2008 in Uncategorized

Are you one of those Netniks who can’t resist sharing the fruits of your meanderings on the Internet with friends, family, comrades and co-conspirators?

I know I am, or could be, if I didn’t restrain myself.

I troll the the Net most days and rarely come away from these fishing expeditions without something substantial. Knowing that my friends do not necessarily share my enthusiasm (and wanting them to remain friends), I restrict my mass emailing to periodic “spams in a good cause.”

But I gotta tell ya, it ain’t always easy to hold back. So, in no particular order, here is a recent compilation of stuff on various subjects that I have found either interesting, enjoyable or enlightening.

Please feel free to recommend some of your personal faves.

“If it is true that a man who raises his fist is a man who has run out of ideas, then it is clear that the Bush-Cheney foreign policy has been mentally bankrupt from the start.”

-James McEnteer, Death by Paranoia (Counterpunch, Aug. 25, 2008)

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“It is not merely that the justice system has failed Aboriginal people; justice also has been denied to them. For more than a century the rights of Aboriginal people have been ignored and eroded. The result of this denial has been injustice of the most profound kind. Poverty and powerlessness have been the Canadian legacy to a people who once governed their own affairs in full self-sufficiency.”

Report of the Aboriginal Justice Inquiry of Manitoba (1991)

Tales of Iraq War by Latuff, August 26, 2008

“Peasant farmers offer the best chance of feeding the world. So why do we treat them with contempt?”

-George Monbiot, Small is Bountiful, June 10, 2008

“The drip you hear is a reminder of the continuing toll of war and violence in the world. May we remember to be peaceful and to work for peace.”

-Source: A Red Line Connects Us

“At the moment, there are between 10,000 and 11,000 Palestinian prisoners languishing in various Israeli jails. This is a figure that has remained consistently high since the beginning of the Israeli occupation 41 years ago. The total number of Palestinians to have spent time in Israeli prison is estimated at 700,000, roughly one-fifth of the current Palestinian population of the occupied territories.”

-Ghassan Khatib, Empty gestures will not help Abbas, Aug. 26, 2008

” . . . we’re all Manchurian candidates.”

-Tom Burghardt, Defense Intelligence Agency Seeking “Mind Control” Weapons, Aug. 24, 2008

“. . . the [U.S.] Army’s own studies show that only 3 in 10 people ages 17 to 24 are eligible to enlist, with the remainder barred by health or legal issues, or the failure to earn a high school diploma or equivalent.”

-Susanne M. Schafer, The Army Opens Prep Schools for Dropouts, Associated Press, August 27, 2008

“While soy is increasingly promoted as a healthy alternative to animal products in the North, the soy industry is destroying homes, livelihoods, health and the environment across South America.”

-Angela Day, Big Soy: The Underside of the Industry, Canadian Dimension, July/August 2008

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