Salon.com News | The rigged missile defense test The rigged missile defense test
The target destroyed in the “successful” defense shield test contained a global positioning satellite beacon that made it easier to detect. Why has the media mostly ignored the story?
Exactly what I’ve been wondering all along, not to mention the LACK OF NEED for such an expensive, useless piece of military junk.
Salon.com News | Another bone to big business And just how charitable is it, really, when it turns out that Philip Morris actually donates less to worthy causes than it spends patting itself on the back for those donations? Last year, the company spent $142 million on corporate image advertising while doling out a total of $125 million to charity.
Reprehensible to me, even though I smoke!
theSpleen – Shrub Declares War on Public Information Shrub Declares War on Public Information
Last week, as Megawati Sukarnoputri was installed as the new leader of Indonesia, the Bush administration attempted to recall a State Department book detailing the United States’ role in the deaths of thousands of Indonesians in the 1960s in order to topple Sukarno — Megawati’s father.
Yet another attack on free speech by the folks we elected(?) to protect it!! We’ve got another Nixon administration here folks. Fasten your seat belts and hold on.
M.I.T. Physicist Says Pentagon Is Trying to Silence Him M.I.T. Physicist Says Pentagon Is Trying to Silence Him
By JAMES DAO
WASHINGTON, July 26 – A leading critic of the military’s missile defense testing program has accused the Pentagon of trying to silence him and intimidate his employer, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, by investigating him for disseminating classified documents.
The case has raised questions about whether a document can be considered secret if it is widely available to the public. And it has touched off a dispute between the critic, Theodore A. Postol, and M.I.T. over how to balance academic freedom with the university’s obligations to cooperate with Pentagon investigators.
At issue is correspondence between Dr. Postol, a physicist, and the General Accounting Office, an investigative branch of Congress, in which he accused the Pentagon of using doctored data to defend missile defense technology.
What ever happened to the RHETORIC that Bush was going to bring honesty back to the White House? Looks like a policy of harrassing and pursuing honest scientists in what I hope will ultimately be a failed attempt to resurrect Star Wars while simultaneously pissing off the Russians by breaking YET another treaty!! Is it any wonder that the rest of the world doesn’t trust US?
Salon.com People | DWI program coordinator arrested for DWI DWI program coordinator arrested for DWI
July 27, 2001 | LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) –
The coordinator of Dona Ana County’s drunken-driving prevention program has been arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated at a DWI awareness picnic.
Police arrested Linda M. Harris, 53, on Wednesday in the parking lot of the park where the event was held.
The irony of it all.