The song if you're curious is: "33Rev" by - "Those Two Guys"
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
About a year ago I posted this picture that was used as part of a human rights campaign by Amnesty International. Recently someone posted a comment asking about it, and I realized that without context part of the impact might be lost.
A.I. altered the original photo, (shown below) which at the time was one of the most widely known images of the Vietnam War.
From the BBC:
It shows the South Vietnamese General Nguyen Ngoc Loan executing a Viet Cong officer with a single shot to the head.
Photographs do not tell the whole truth, however. The prisoner had just killed at least eight people, which is what led Gen Loan to carry out the execution.
The image was to change the public perception of the war and haunted Gen Loan until his death.
Posted by steco at 8:41 PM
Monday, September 10, 2007
Phylis Canion lived in Africa for four years. She's been a hunter all her life and has the mounted heads of a zebra and other exotic animals in her house to prove it. But the roadkill she found last month outside her ranch was a new one even for her, worth putting in a freezer hidden from curious onlookers: Canion believes she may have the head of the mythical, bloodsucking chupacabra.
read more - Via Fox news
Posted by steco at 8:36 PM
Four decades after Officer Walter T. Barclay was shot while trying to stop a beauty salon burglary, the gunman who left him paralyzed is being charged with murder, the district attorney said Tuesday.
Barclay died two weeks ago of an infection at age 64. The city's deputy medical examiner ruled his death a homicide, saying it stemmed from the gunshot wound Barclay suffered back in 1966.
"When you set in motion a chain of events, a perpetrator of a crime is responsible for every single thing that follows from that chain of events no matter how distant," District Attorney Lynne Abraham said Tuesday in announcing the murder charge.
The shooter, William Barnes, is now 71. He served a 15-year sentence for attempted murder after the shooting and now works in a supermarket while living at a halfway house.
Posted by steco at 8:27 PM
The devil decries evil.
Virtue is his guise
To find the hidden villain
Listen for the loudest voice.
Daily Kos has an alphabetical list of the current sex scandals of the Republican "family value" crew. Some you may remember, some you may have forgot.
Ted Haggart, Mark Foley, David Vitter, Bob Allen, and Larry Craig are just the latest crop of hypocrites.
Examples of Republican Sex Scandals
Republican Sex Scandals
Posted by steco at 8:16 PM
How Bush Allowed an Army of For-Profit Contractors to Invade the U.S. Treasury:
According to the most reliable estimates, we have doled out more than $500 billion for the war, as well as $44 billion for the Iraqi reconstruction effort. And what did America's contractors give us for that money? They built big steaming shit piles, set brand-new trucks on fire, drove back and forth across the desert for no reason at all and dumped bags of nails in ditches.
Read The Great Iraq Swindle - Via Rolling Stone
Posted by steco at 8:05 PM