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Flight logs reveal secret rendition

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on November 26th, 2007 7:14 pm by HL

THE secret flight plans of American military planes have revealed for the first time how European countries helped send prisoners, including British citizens, to the Guantanamo Bay prison camp.

Despite widespread criticism of alleged human rights abuses and torture at the US base in Cuba, a Sunday Times investigation has shown that at least five European countries gave the United States permission to fly nearly 700 terrorist suspects across their territory.

Three years ago, The Sunday Times published flight logs of CIA civilian jets in Europe, setting off a controversy over the whether countries across the continent have been secretly involved in America’s rendition of terrorist suspects to countries that carry out torture.

See flight logs and complete list of prisoners at www.ghostplane.net


Did Bush Lie to Federal Investigators in the CIA Leak Case? (Yes, will it matter…Oh Hell no”)

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on November 24th, 2007 7:44 am by HL

Pensito Review

Updated Nov. 23, 2007

On Tuesday, an excerpt from former Bush Press Sec. Scott McClellan’s upcoming book was released in which he accused George Bush, Dick Cheney and their three top advisors of conspiring to cover up their roles in the leaking of the covert identity of CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson.

Martha Stewart went to jail for lying to federal investigators even though she was not under oath at the time. Scooter Libby was found guilty of one count of lying to the feds but, of course, Bush commuted his sentence and will pardon him late next year.

In the excerpt from his book, “What Happened,” McClellan wrote that he had “unknowingly passed along false information” that had exonerated Bush political operator Karl Rove and Cheney henchman Scooter Libby as sources of the leak of Agent Wilson’s secret identity, and that “five of the highest ranking officials in the administration … Rove, Libby, [Cheney], [Bush’s chief of staff Andrew Card], and [Bush] himself” had been involved in the conspiracy to deceive the public about the plot to forfeit Agent Wilson and her covert international assets in tracking terrorist sales of weapons of mass destruction.

Deceiving the public is par for the course with these guys but deceiving federal investigators is quite another matter. In fact, lying to the feds is a criminal act, even when the person being interviewed is not under oath.

HL’s Take
Did he lie?…Of course. Does it matter?…Of course not. Why?…Because the democrats (except for Kucinich) are a bunch of paid off pussies.


Video: Dennis Kucinich on 9/11

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts), Videos on November 23rd, 2007 12:13 pm by HL


Bush Death Watch: Countdown!

Posted in H.L. News on November 19th, 2007 8:28 am by HL

It’s official: Less than one year until history slaps Dubya to the curb. Can you feel the tingle?
By Mark Morford, SF Gate Columnist
Friday, November 16, 2007

It’s just that kind of feeling, that sense of hesitant, embryonic optimism, the sense that says, oh my God, we as a culture and a smash-mouthed, war-hammered society really are fast approaching something possibly, potentially, heart-achingly new and different and — because it cannot get any worse — just a little bit better.

Here is my suggestion: Mark your calendars, set your watch, program a celebratory ringtone well in advance, because the countdown has officially begun.


Kucinich Campaign Goes All Out For Vegas

Posted in H.L. News on November 15th, 2007 8:00 am by HL

The Kucinich campaign invites you to join our LV media event tomorrow morning at 10:30am in the parking lot of New York, New York. Elizabeth Kucinich will join supporters and media to make a wager on how much microphone time Dennis will be granted in the debate! This will be FUN!

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Let’s do the math: He’s 1/8 of the panel.
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Campaign Contacts: Andy Juniewicz, Sharon Manitta


120 US war veteran suicides a week

Posted in H.L. News on November 15th, 2007 7:46 am by HL

THE US military is experiencing a “suicide epidemic” with veterans killing themselves at the rate of 120 a week, according to an investigation by US television network CBS.

At least 6256 US veterans committed suicide in 2005 – an average of 17 a day – the network reported, with veterans overall more than twice as likely to take their own lives as the rest of the general population.

While the suicide rate among the general population was 8.9 per 100,000, the level among veterans was between 18.7 and 20.8 per 100,000.


The Courage Of Kucinich In Pelosi’s House Of Wacks

Posted in H.L. News on November 13th, 2007 8:40 am by HL

by Linda Milazzo
Was it retaliation by the Democratic Leadership that exempted Dennis Kucinich from appearing with fellow Presidential candidates at Friday’s Jefferson Jackson Day fundraiser in Iowa?

Was it Speaker Pelosi’s vindictive payback to Kucinich for his impudent dismissal of her “impeachment is off the table” dictum that kept Kucinich out of the Jefferson Jackson Day party? After all, hadn’t Kucinich introduced HR 333 on the House Floor just that week, calling for the impeachment of Vice President Cheney, in defiance of the prescripted cowardice in Pelosi’s House of Wacks?


Video: Kucinich Announces Resolution to Impeach

Posted in H.L. News, Videos on November 9th, 2007 8:39 am by HL

Desert Peace.org
The US news is censoring it, but US Representative Dennis Kucinich has moved on the House floor to initiate impeachment proceedings against Vice President Richard Cheney.

In my opinion NOTHING is more important for the future of the United States than the removal from office and criminal prosecution of Cheney and others in the Bush administration.

Please spread the word about this important and heavily censored story.

The gauntlet has been thrown down. Kucinich makes the case brilliantly. The process has begun…

Now it’s up to us to make noise about this and force the media to pay attention and make sure the rest of the country knows.


Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 9th, 2007 7:59 am by HL

L.A. Times
Network control and media consolidation are wringing the creativity out of entertainment.
By Marshall Herskovitz
November 7, 2007
After 20 years and five series, including “thirtysomething” and “My So-Called Life,” my partner, Ed Zwick, and I have — for the time being at least — stopped producing television programs.

It’s not personal. I count as friends many of the executives who work at the networks. We had a deal at one network, ABC, for all of those 20 years, and, in spite of many regime changes, we were always treated with great respect. This is not about how we were treated but rather something much larger: How a confluence of government policy and corporate strategy is literally poisoning the TV business.

It started in 1995 when the Federal Communications Commission abolished its long-standing “finsyn” rules (that’s financial interest and syndication, for those unfamiliar with the term), allowing networks for the first time to own the programs they broadcast. Before that, under classic antitrust definitions, the networks had been confined to the role of broadcaster, paying a license fee to production companies for the right to broadcast programs just two times. The production companies owned all subsequent rights. In the mid-1990s there were 40 independent production companies making television shows. If a particular network didn’t like a show — as famously happened with “The Cosby Show” many years ago — the production company could take it to another network.


Dennis Kucinich: Standing Tall in the House as Cheney Impeachment Bill Advances

Posted in H.L. News on November 8th, 2007 8:15 am by HL

Dave Lindorff: Dennis Kucinich: Standing Tall in the House as Cheney Impeachment Bill Advances
Submitted by BuzzFlash on Wed, 11/07/2007 – 1:17pm. Dave Lindorff
Rep. Dennis Kucinich, the candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination that the mainstream media like to ignore or belittle, stands head and shoulders above the moral midgets and shriveled sophists in that contest, especially after he successfully forced the full House to vote to send his bill to impeach Vice President Dick Cheney to a hearing in the House Judiciary Committee.

Kucinich, whose Cheney impeachment bill, despite having 22 co-sponsors, has been stalled for over six months thanks to the unconscionable machinations of the Democratic Congressional leadership and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, should now get at least a genuine debate in the House Judiciary Committee. With enough pressure from constituents, his bill might even go into hearings.