Hello I’m RICHARD BLUESTEIN and This is the Eclectic News Brief for FRIDAY, MARCH 8 2007. This podcast is sponsored by PODSHOW AND godaddy.com. You can save 10% or more on domain names using the discount codes insane1, insane2, or insane3 when you check out at godaddy.com.
SOME PEOPLE WOULD SAY THAT THE CONVICTION OF SCOOTER LIBBY ON 4 OF 5 COUNTS SIGNALS A DECLINE IN THE RULE OF THE NEOCONSERVATIVES.
NEOCONSERVATISM IS A SYSTEM OF GOVERNEMENT IN WHICH ASSHOLES RUN THE WORLD
HOWEVER, NEOCONSERVATISM IS NOT QUITE DEAD. CUNTDELEEZA RICE HAS HAS CHOSEN NEOCONSERVATIVE ELIOT COHEN TO SERVE AS HER COUNCELOR.
JEFF HUBER OF DAILYKOS.COM WRITES:
Well, well, it’s nice of old Eliot to be… consulted on major problems of foreign policy during wartime, especially considering that he’s one of the chief culprits who created the problems and the war.
Cohen, along with Rumsfeld, Bolton, Libby and others, were charter members of the Project for the New American Century (PNAC), the neoconservative think tank founded by Bill Kristol. PNAC ENCOURAGED REGIME CHANGE IN THE MIDDLE-EAST BY FORCE. WASN’T THAT A GREAT IDEA?
THIS APPOINTMENT BY THE GAPPED-TOOTH CRUELLA DEVILLE CLONE KNOWN IN HER HUMAN FORM AS CONDI RICE, SUCKS.
PRIVATELY RUN PRISONS AND IMMIGRANT DETENTION CENTERS HAVE BECOME AN YET ANOTHER EMBARASSMENT TO THIS COUNTRY. TAKE THE GEO GROUP FOR EXAMPLE.
THE GEO GROUP USED TO BE CALLED WACKENHUT BUT AFTER MANY SCANDALS WHICH WERE MADE PUBLIC BY CBS NEWS, CEO GEORGE ZOLEY EMPLOYED A COMMON CORPORATE PR MOVE TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM. WACKENHUT CHANGED THE COMPANY’S NAME TO THE GEO GROUP.
CORPWATCH.ORG WRITES THAT SINCE 9/11, GEO CONTINUES TO REAP PLENTY OF LUCRATIVE GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS DESPITE ITS HORRIFIC ABUSES. GUARDS (NOTE THE PLURAL) WERE CAUGHT HAVING SEX WITH UNDERAGE INMATES. THERE WAS ALSO A VERY HIGH LEVEL OF DEATHS WHEN COMMPARED TO OTHER PRISON FACILITES.
ALL OF THESE ABUSES WERE KNOWN BEFORE 9/11, AND ALL THE ADDITIONAL CONTRACTS RESULTING FROM THE EXPLOITED HUMAN TRADGEGY OF 2001.
THE IMMIGRANT DETENTION CENTERS BARE A CLOSE RESEMBLANCE TO SLAVERY. THE DEPT. OF HOMELAND SECRITY MANDATES THAT NON-CITIZEN PRISONERS CANNOT EARN MORE THAN $1/DAY. THEREFORE, THESE FOR PROFIT PRISONS GET JANITORS, CLEANERS, LAUNDERERS, KITCHEN STAFF, AND GROUNDS KEEPSERS FOR PRACTICALLY NO COST.
THE PRIVATE PRISON COMPANIES THEREFORE CLAIM TO BE MORE COST EFFECTIVE THEN PUBLIC FACILITIES. OF COURSE, COTTON PLANTATIONS WERE COST EFFECTIVE TOO.
THE BIGGEST PROBLEM WITH PRIVATE PRISONS IS THAT SINCE PRIVATE COMPANIES ARE PROFIT-DRIVEN, THERE IS MUCH PRESSURE TO FILL ALL OF THE AVAILIBLE PRISON BEDS.
ISABEL GARCIA, ATTNY AND HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST FROM TUSCON, ARIZONA SEES A LARGE INCREASE IN THE DRIVE TO JAIL IMMIGRANTS IN ORDER TO FILL THESE EMPTY, FOR-PROFIT PRISON BEDS.
REUTERS REPORTS THAT BLACK MEN IN THE US ARE SEVEN TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE DIAGNOSED WITH HIV THAN THEIR WHITE COUTERPARTS. THIS IS ACCORDING TO A US CDC REPORT.
ROBERT Janssen, director of the CDC’s division of HIV/AIDS prevention, SAID THAT THERE IS A STIGMA RELATED TO TO HIV IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY. JANSSEN ALSO SAYS THAT THE LEADERSHIP OF THE BLACK COMMUNITY HAS NOT YET RECKOGNIZED HOW SERIOUS IS THE NATURE OF HIV IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY.
IVORY BROWN, A BLACK ENTERTAINMENT AND SPORTS LAWYER WRITES QUOTE “”There is a silence. I don’t want to say the African-American community is not an open community. We are more prone to adopt people and issues that are cast-offs to the rest of society,”
IVORY BROWN CONTRIBUTED TO “NOT IN MY FAMILY”, A BOOK OF BLACK CELEBRETIES AND OTHER BLACK COMMUNITY LEADERS WRITE ABOUT AIDS.
AND NOW AN INHUMAN INTEREST STORY WHICH IS A FOLLOW UP TO ECLECTIC NEWS BRIEF NUMBER SEVENTEEN IN WHICH WE REPORTED ON THE ALARMING GAY MURDERS IN IRAQ.
IRAQI LGBT FOUNDER ALI HILI SAYS QUOTE ” WHAT IS HAPPENING TODAY IN IRAQ IS ONE OF THE MOST ORGANIZED SYSTEMIC SEXUAL CLEANSINGS IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD”
THE SANFRANCISCO BAY TIMES REPORTS THAT FIVE MEMBERS OF THE IRAQI LGBT WERE ABDUCTED LAST NOVEMBER AND KILLED ACCORDING TO ALI HILI.
HILI CONTINUES QUOTE: ““For the previous few months these activists had been documenting the killing of lesbians and gays, and relaying details of homophobic executions to our office in London,?? he said. “I have no doubt that they were targeted not just because they were gay, but also to stop them from exposing to the outside world the antigay pogrom that is happening in Iraq today.??
APPARENTLY BUSH’S SO CALLED FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY IN IRAQ MEANS DEATH.
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