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America and Venezuela: Constitutional Worlds Apart - by Stephen Lendman

Although imperfect, no country anywhere is closer to a model democracy than Venezuela under President Hugo Rafael Chavez Frias. In contrast, none is a more shameless failure than America, but it was true long before the age of George W. Bush. The difference under his regime is that the mask is off revealing a repressive state masquerading as a democratic republic. This article compares the constitutional laws of each country and how they're implemented. The result shows world's apart differences between these two nominally democratic states - one that's real, impressive and improving and the other that's mostly pretense and under George Bush lawless, corrupted, in tatters, and morally depraved.

Desley Boyle Loses Plot in Parliament

Submitted by Legislation Lisa on Wed, 22/08/2007 - 09:48

Legislative Assembly 2625
Tuesday 21 Aug 2007

Ms BOYLE: On investigation if it is discovered that officers in my department have in any way performed less than adequately in protecting those children, indeed it should then be a matter for the opposition and other members of this parliament to question me closely and to then express their dismay about poor performance. However, I say to opposition members and all other members that if they wish to ask a question that is relevant to any of the children in care in Queensland, for the sake of those children they should first ask it privately.

America’s biggest threat comes from within

Submitted by Callemity on Tue, 21/08/2007 - 09:40

Paul Craig Roberts is a Republican who served as undersecretary of the treasury under Ronald Reagan and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal’s editorial page, so he’s no kook or Commie. He warns, “Unless Congress immediately impeaches Bush and Cheney, a year from now the United States could be a dictatorial police state at [...]

Toxicity Effects of Aspartame Use

Submitted by Callemity on Tue, 21/08/2007 - 02:03

Selection of adverse effects from short-term and/or long-Term useNote: It often takes at least sixty days without *any* aspartame or nutrasweet to see a significant improvement. Improvement in health is also often accompanied by weight loss. Check all labels very carefully (including vitamins and pharmaceuticals). Look for the word “aspartame” on the label and avoid [...]

98% of cancers may be linked to chemical exposure..?

Submitted by Callemity on Tue, 21/08/2007 - 01:55

For good health you don’t only need to get good nutrition, you need to avoid harmful chemicals. A study from the American For good health you don’t only need to get good nutrition, you need to avoid harmful chemicals. A study from the American National Cancer Institute suggests that 98% of cancers may be linked [...]

Why should Indian Muslim support Indian Congress Party?

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 20/08/2007 - 18:36

Why should Indian Muslim support Indian Congress Party?
1-For the supporting USA to kill more Muslims in Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine etc.
2-For to save Modi to kill more Muslims in Gujarat:
3-To save Sive-Sena to kill more Muslims in riots

Expose Queensland's adult guardianship laws

Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 19/08/2007 - 18:52

Media Release

A Brisbane family who has a member with an intellectual disability has organised a protest against Queensland’s guardianship laws.

The protest will on Wednesday the 29 August 2007 at 9.00 am. outside the Brisbane Magistrate’s Court, 240 Roma St. Brisbane.
(a client of the Adult Guardian is appearing before a magistrate there)

The protest will open with a traditional Aboriginal dance from family member Baganan Kurityityin Theresa Creed.
This will be followed by a forum chaired by Drew Hutton from the Qld. Greens

Howard's big photo opportunity gobbles up millions

Submitted by Roy on Sun, 19/08/2007 - 13:50

Under a cloak of secrecy, the Federal Government last week hosted a top-level meeting of defence chiefs from 19 nations ahead of next month's APEC meeting, also in Sydney. Included were regional chiefs from US, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia.

The Bush administration plans to leave oversight of its expanded foreign eavesdropping program to the same government officials who supervise the surveillance activities and to the intelligence personnel who carry them out, senior government officials said yesterday. The law, which permits intercepting Americans' calls and e-mails without a warrant if the communications involve overseas transmission, gives Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell and Attorney General Alberto R.

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