Émission de L'Autre Monde du 3 juillet 2008: Le Québec militaire, contrôles frontaliers canadiens et l'industrie des prisons US
L'Autre Monde 3 juillet 2008
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Cette semaine nous parlons du Québec et militaire; le plan de défence du Canada; des contrôles frontalier du Canada, du Moyen-Orient; des volcans sous l'Arctique et du reste du tour du monde avec LNI et finalement de l'industrie des prisons privées aux États-Unis: grosse business ou un nouvelle forme d'esclavagisme?
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Martian soil appears able to support life
"It is the type of soil you would probably have in your back yard, you know, alkaline. You might be able to grow asparagus in it really well. ... It is very exciting for us."
PEACE campaigners last night welcomed reports that the
Crude oil rose to a record above $
Soooooooo, Bush isn't really planning to attack
Oil prices crossed 140 dollars a barrel for the first time in
Oil surged Thursday following reports that
Meanwhile, the dollar's decline against the euro added further upward price pressure.
Are oil fields refilling from below?
If you're not a convicted drunk driver, should you still be required to have an in-car breathalyzer fitted (at your expense, 'natch) to your next new vehicle?
Advocates say the technology under development would be "less intrusive." Instead of making the driver blow into a little tube like they make you do at those roadside "sobriety checkpoints," a system of passive alcohol sensors would be fitted to the car that could take a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) reading via a person's skin -- as when your hand touches the shifter or steering wheel. This "quiet" approach is supposed to make us feel better about being pre-convicted and treated like known and duly processed irresponsible drunks every single time we get behind the wheel of a car.
This latest bit of ugliness burbling up from the stinkpot of government-corporate do-gooderism is merely a symptom of the underlying canker that is our ignorance -- and acquiescence.
This is a really bad example of "Code Napoleon Law" coming to haunt all us all, and that means, no matter if you absolutely would never drive intoxicated, you will be treated like a criminal who would, just the same.
This technology would make everyone guilty until they were proven innocent, and that is the absolute antithesis of American justice.
Cimavas EGF, based on two proteins, triggers an immune response from the victim's body and has absolutely no side effects, as most anti-cancer therapy does. The vaccine only attacks cancer cells. The vaccine is meant to serve as a compliment to rather than a replacement for conventional methods such as chemotherapy and radiation. The vaccine also improves patients' breathing and decreases their pain.
Des chercheurs du Centre d’immunologie moléculaire de
After years of insisting the fillings are safe, the
"Okay, you caught us, they really are bad for you." -- Official White Horse Souse
Sweeping new policies set to be introduced in the
A quarter of the entire adult population of the United Kingdom will be mandated to pass a state check operated by a newly formed government agency to have any physical contact with children under the age of
At last the incurably traumatized may be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. And controversially, the key to taming their demons is the 'killer' drug Ecstasy
Prior to Ecstasy (MDMA) being declared illegal, it was in common use among psychotherapists as a means to allow patients to look at themselves and their past with some degree of objectivity. Sadly, we live with a government that compensates for its own trafficking in illegal drugs by over-reaction to competing drugs, which includes some that are actually beneficial.
Greenhouse gases over the tropical
British scientists working at the
Detailed measurements taken over a year revealed that levels of one greenhouse gas were substantially lower than climate models predicted.
The potential landmark thaw - the first time in human history the pole would be ice-free - is a stark sign of global warming, according to an article Friday on the web site of the The Independent, a London newspaper.
... or ...
New evidence deep beneath the Arctic ice suggests a series of underwater volcanoes have erupted in violent explosions in the past decade.
Hidden 2.5 miles (4,000 meters) beneath the Arctic surface, the volcanoes are up to a mile (2,000 meters) in diameter and a few hundred yards tall. They formed along the Gakkel Ridge, a lengthy crack in the ocean crust where two rocky plates are spreading apart, pulling new melted rock to the surface.
So, it isn't your SUV that melted the polar ice cap. And by the way, even though the ice cap is supposed to be all but gone,
Al Gore says to pay your carbon tax or Osama's gonna GETCHA!
Oh, wait ... never mind.
Mujahideen Muslim terrorists may be behind the sinking American dollar as part of a campaign to cripple the American economy, the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) reported. The media watch group, which specializes in tracking Arabic language websites, said that postings on websites the past two years reflect a move toward waging an economic war against the
Talk about desperation on the cusp of madness!
The only "terrorists" who have done their best (and so far, succeeded) in pushing the dollar off a cliff have been the makers of
Following in the footsteps of Fox News, and almost word for word repeating unsubstantiated claims by the head of the CIA, ABC News ran a piece earlier this week alleging that white westerners are being trained in Al Qaeda terror camps in Pakistan with the intention of carrying out attacks in Europe and the USA.
This is a pathetic piece of propaganda intended to explain why the government harasses and spies on obvious non-Arabic people.
Live webcam from the North Pole. Not looking too ice free to me.
Soaring corn and soy prices on top of rising construction costs and tight credit markets have pushed about a dozen
Next, Clarke called for more government oversight of the net. According to his rough calculations, 75 per cent of all
Sure, let's let the government that already reads our email, taps our phones, and lies us into wars take over the internet.
In the name of "defin[ing] clear standards as to how much of its articles and broadcasts bloggers and Web sites can excerpt" the Associated Press is now selling "quotation licenses" that allow bloggers, journallers, and people who forward quotations from articles to co-workers to quote their articles.
Militants killed more
Last week, a Pentagon report forecast the Taliban would maintain or increase its pace of attacks, which are already up 40 percent this year from 2007 where
This combat theater will continue to be a literal "meat-grinder" for US and NATO troops until and unless one of the following things happens:
1. The Karzai government includes the Taliban in the political process (as likely to happen as pigs flying).
2. The actual troop commitment from all sides tops the 400,000 boots on the ground the US military has stated they need to do the job (also as likely to happen as pigs flying)
3. The US and NATO declare victory and go home (also as likely to happen as pigs flying).
The bottom line is that the US and NATO are mired in a war they cannot win in the current set of circumstances.
Yes, we can continue to bomb the hell out of the country (with
And of course this is all courtesy of the
Iraq is negotiating with Shell, BP, ExxonMobil, Chevron and Total, and a consortium of other smaller oil companies, Oil Minister Hussein al-Shahristani said at press briefing.
"We did not finalise any agreement with them because they refused to offer consultancy based on fees, as they wanted a share of the oil," he said.
Well, DANG, let's invade!!
Oops, we already did that! Hell, what next?!?" - Official white horse souse.
That headline should have read, "
As Kurdish legislator Mahmoud Othman noted, the raid was a "big embarrassment" for al-Maliki, "because he was in that area two days before the incident, telling his people that we are the masters in our country and the decisions were ours to make." Clearly, the attack on al-Maliki's hometown and the killing of his kinsman were intended to send a double message. First, that any notion of Iraqi "sovereignty" is and always will be a joke, whatever pious verbiage gets spouted for the rubes back home. And second -- well, it goes something like this: "Hey, Nouri, see Cousin Ali here? You're next, pal, if you don't play ball!"
The Pentagon has drafted a secret plan that would send U.S. special forces into the wild tribal regions of Pakistan to capture or kill Osama bin Laden and his top lieutenants, but the White House has balked at giving the mission a green light, The New York Times reported today.
If Bin Laden is officially killed ("Honest, we just shot him yesterday!") then Americans would demand an immediate end to the war on terror.
U.S. congressional leaders agreed late last year to President George W. Bush's funding request for a major escalation of covert operations against Iran aimed at destabilizing its leadership, according to a report in The New Yorker magazine published online on Sunday.
"But remember, they only hate us because we are free!" -- Official White Horse Souse
The Bush Administration steps up its secret moves against
The Senate Armed Services Committee voted Thursday to promote Gen. David Petraeus to become the top commander in the
Petraeus would replace Navy Adm. William J. Fallon as chief of
With Petraeus in position, the administration almost all the pieces of the puzzle in place for some kind of military strike against
So when you call directory assistance using, say, Excel Telecommunications, chances are good your inquiry might be answered by a federal prisoner. At Carswell, a fifth of the prison workforce -- most from the camp but a few from the hospital as well -- get to sit in cubicles in an air-conditioned building, start at almost double the pay of the regular prison jobs, and, if they behave and don't make mistakes, get regular raises until they reach the maximum pay of -- hold onto your hat -- $1.45 an hour. Of course, they have to work seven and a half years to reach that maximum. And since this center hasn't been open long enough for anyone to make the maximum, the highest pay at Carswell is $1.15 an hour.
Slave-labor camps. Just like the Nazis used to have!
Far from being the "death camps" as you have heard so often, places like Auschwitz,
Sent in by a reader in response to my comment about Nazi slave labor camps.
Look, even if they WERE paid, it was still slave labor.
Human rights organizations, as well as political and social ones, are condemning what they are calling a new form of inhumane exploitation in the United States, where they say a prison population of up to 2 million - mostly Black and Hispanic - are working for various industries for a pittance.
During the post-Civil War period, Jim Crow racial segregation laws were imposed on every state, with legal segregation in schools, housing, marriages and many other aspects of daily life. "Today, a new set of markedly racist laws is imposing slave labor and sweatshops on the criminal justice system, now known as the prison industry complex," comments the Left Business Observer.
Who is investing? At least 37 states have legalized the contracting of prison labor by private corporations that mount their operations inside state prisons. The list of such companies contains the cream of U.S. corporate society: IBM, Boeing, Motorola, Microsoft, AT&T, Wireless, Texas Instrument, Dell, Compaq, Honeywell, Hewlett-Packard, Nortel, Lucent Technologies, 3Com, Intel, Northern Telecom, TWA, Nordstrom's, Revlon, Macy's, Pierre Cardin, Target Stores, and many more. All of these businesses are excited about the economic boom generation by prison labor. Just between 1980 and 1994, profits went up from $392 million to $1.31 billion. Inmates in state penitentiaries generally receive the minimum wage for their work, but not all; in
Thanks to prison labor, the
Just like the Nazis used to do.
A new poll of citizens' attitudes about torture in 19 nations finds Americans among the most accepting of the practice. Although a slight majority say torture should be universally prohibited, 44 percent think torture of terrorist suspects should be allowed, and more than one in 10 think torture should generally be allowed.
The poll found 53 percent of Americans believed all torture should be prohibited; the average in all 19 countries polled was 57 percent
Who were they polling, the criminally insane to get that high a number?!?!?
Apparently, there are a lot of folks in this country who have no concept of the Bill of Rights or the Constitution.
Additionally, many of the folks who have been tortured at Gitmo or at other "black sites" were simply innocent people who got caught at the wrong place and time, and literally got "sold" to the Americans for a bounty.
If we, as a nation, continue to back the use of torture (which, we have known from the time of the Inquisition gets the torturers what they want to hear, rather than the truth), those values of human rights, human dignity, and democracy which used to be the bedrock of our legal system, get thrown under a bus, not just for suspected "terrorists", but for all of us.