Documenting the many “Sins” committed by corporate and government entities
Daughters and moms now consider rape before applying to military – TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE!
Mothers that were raped, and suffered consequences for reporting, are adamantly OPPOSED to their daughters joining the military.
Old but still relevant – Interesting read
Intricate family connections bind several of America’s worst charities
List of the WORST charities
I gotta quit reading~! Scientists’ dire warning: GM salmon will breed with trout and permanently harm the ecosystem
Remember all those industry claims that genetically-modified (GM) AquAdvantage salmon would not be harmful to the environment in any way, and would not breed with other fish because it is inherently sterile? These are both lies, according to a new study out of Canada, which found that ”Frankensalmon” is fully capable of breeding with other salmon, as well as other fish species such as trout. This same study also found that the resulting hybrid fish can persist in the wild, permanently damaging entire ecosystems.
thanks for all the post you have been putting up, i am sure you have been hearing about the asian tiger shrimp that has been growing in the gulf, well they are hostile to the native shrimp population and getting more plentiful all the time. these things are huge and my brother caught quite a few of them last year.
A bunch of what Natural News prints is out there scary stuff…
THIS story is HEARTBREAKING! The fact that our female veterans our being treated THIS way is a TRAVESTY!
I also would add that if ONE woman can accomplish what she HAS in efforts to help female veterans, WHAT can we as individuals accomplish to turn our world around?
you are right alison it is a travesty that these young ladies have to go through that as well as the men , for women it is harder and especially with children, but the bigger travesty is being sent to fight an unjust war that benefits no one but the big banks, big pharma ,big oil,military, corporation complex, just so that you can have a career or a job which is why so many of these young kids get in the military to begin with. as far as helping others it is a great thing to do and if enough people would help one another there would be no hunger and misery because of being poor and destitute. i wish i could do more than just type a bunch of words to help people, got me thinking though. good article and glad some of those women are getting help.
Gotta LOVE those govt contractors! We are PAYING for THEIR MAN CAVES!
Contractors at an Environmental Protection Agency warehouse were careless with inventories, and used government furniture and appliances to create hidden “man caves” complete with couches and TVs, an agency watchdog alleges.
Out of sight of the security cameras, and often hidden behind screens or boxes, employees created rec-rooms with furniture and appliances from government storage, according to an audit, feathering their nests with televisions, DVDs, refrigerators, microwaves, and couches.
Perhaps the most elaborate part of the setup was an extensive gym, with weights and equipment to rival a fitness center. Using floor tiles from storage, they carpeted the area, and they used notebooks from storage to record their workouts, according to the EPA inspector general’s report.
SO MANY QUESTIONS, so FEW ANSWERS
1) HOW LONG have we been paying this contractor and at WHAT cost?
2) How MANY OTHER agencies have the same issues?
3) WHY did it take THIS long to figure it out?
I could go on but I am sure you have your own.
Reminds me of the movie ”Enemy of The State” when Regina King asked” Who’s watching the watchers?”
So let me get this straight – We are gonna get all hot and bothered because X numbers of dollars are going to feed people that NEED to eat while we allow GOVT CONTRACTORS to waste BILLIONS.
What is WRONG with THIS PICTURE?
PLEASE FORGIVE the rant. On a roll I guess
ain’t no need to forgive when you are telling the truth! i have seen these contractors bilk the government with my own eyes after katrina.
The Ayatolljahso says, ”Come the revolution, ’the government’ will be so fair that if anybody cheats us, they should be taken out and shot!”
[Cross-posted in the Come the [R]évolutión discussion group archives]
EXCLUSIVE: CIA didn’t always know who it was killing in drone strikes, classified documents show
So I guess the conversation was ”Um do u THINK that is a BAD guy?” ”Well, just to be sure, let’s send in the strike”
So what is the effect on the people BEHIND the computer screens?
Former drone operator says he’s haunted by his part in more than 1,600 deaths
Oh YIPPEE! They get a KILL DIPLOMA after their service!
he would be even more haunted if made to see that persons grieving family after killing them on speculation in the most cowardly fashion. war is wrong to begin with and now this, and they get awards for it? wow what a brave hero killing people like playing a video game.
yeah. not funny. you (both) are exactly correct in your assessments. file under chickenshit and stupid
Employment is still near a 30-year low
And what is MY rep doing? Sending emails BOASTING about supporting the bill to prevent superiors from overturning convictions in the military – Great Job, and NEEDED, but I would be MORE impressed to see you boast about creating MORE JOBS and forcing large corps to PAY THEIR PEOPLE a livable wage. After all, THAT is how Americans achieved the American Dream!
hi alison, this is satire by jon rappoport and addresses the question you asked ”what about the jobs”https://us-mg5.mail.yahoo.com/neo/launch?.
https://us-mg5.mail.yahoo.com/neo/launch?.rand=0e46b5l6qc8b2#mail this is jon rappoport with satire talking about jobs amongst other things.
Hey Micheal, when you have the actual URL for the Rappoport piece cued up, try posting it instead of the e-mail link. As is, Yahoo is requiring that I register in order to read it. For privacy reasons I don’t want to be a Yahoo (or FB) client, I just want to read that specific post. Or, what is the title of the Rappoport piece so I can google it? Thanks مع السلام — dxm
i have been trying to get a real link away from yahoo but for some reason it just goes back to the same url . i will go back and see what i can do and if nothing will get the name of it. thanks for letting me know i am getting about tired of yahoo as they are getting harder and harder to deal with.
it is the unspoken qualifications of the president.
Is IT JUST ME or is the doublespeak catching up to them – They say it is BUSINESS records but then they mention the Boston bomber’s records. Um, I don’t recall any BUSINESS associated with 2 young men.
Contradictions R US
Innocent Until Proved Dead
If assassinating suspects makes sense overseas, why not at home?
it has been guilty until proven innocent in this country for a long time, unless you are rich and can afford a bunch of lawyers. now it’s innocent until proven dead that is about right. let the sheep keep watching their sports, dancing with the stars; and jerry springer and the like they will have the rudest awakening of all.
And we SHOULD be demanding ANSWERS to these questions! Thanks for the share – I shared as much as I could with others along with the question of WHEN will it BE US?
WHERE ARE THESE MEN FROM? Are they NOT living in 2013???? And THEY represent US????????????
It’s not often that a U.S. Senator will try to top Todd Akin’s ignorant comments, but it just happened.
GOP Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) blamed the ”hormonal level created by nature” for rapes in the military and said that all pregnant servicewomen should be investigated.
The ’created by nature’ comment is a great example of IQ tests not being a part of politics, as for what he was actually trying to convey.. the military spends a lot of time and money training normal off the street people to look someone in the eye and shoot them, I know this first hand. From there, rape falls into the ’collateral damage’ category, a lesser sin so to speak, particularly in a conflict. The idea that pregnant service women (a very small number of women) should be consulted to check they are not victims of this crime makes sense to me, I know the culture and do not recommend service for women, for the above reasons for a start.
Respect in your work Alison
ed my dad was a marine as was alison’s and he told me women should not be allowed in the military for the same reasons. he also told me war turns men into human animals. i was telling him about how the soldiers were treated when they came back from nam and called baby killers and things like that because he had blocked out the vietnam war he looked me dead in the eyes with a piercing glare and said ”shit you think WE did not do that we had to” those children were carrying grenades and would kill the people he was in with.women were only allowed in the services in a limited capacity back then and the women on the islands in the pacific were fair game his words not mine. the greatest respect i have ever had for a person was for him he went from saipan to okinawa in the second marine division during ww2 and was as calm and pleasant a person you will ever meet, for him to go through that kind of hell and still keep his humanity and sanity was impressive.the saddest part was when he found out he had been used to fight the rich mens war. thanks to you both alison and ed.
Interesting term ”collateral damage” – ”Boston Marathon bombing victims were collateral damage in a strike meant as payback for U.S. wars in Muslim lands, the surviving suspect (SUPPOSEDLY) wrote in a message scribbled on the boat where he was found hiding, a law enforcement source told CNN Thursday.” http://bit.ly/12DBN2l
As Michael mentioned, I was raised by a Marine who taught me that HONOR was the MOST important virtue. However, I do agree that women do not belong in combat situations due to the fact that rape can be a ”tool” of combat. That being said, I have often thought that a unit of women, serving together (menstrual cycles tend to correspond) with weapons could be a serious asset, in the RIGHT situation. Should my family ever be threatened, I guarantee that I would be the first to defend them with whatever tools I had available, UNTIL my dying breath.
I also understand that having an aircraft carrier (eq.)full of young men, far away from home for months at a time may NOT be the best place for women. However, IF attitudes about respect for EVERYONE were changed, I think that women and men COULD serve side by side.
While typically in US history women have served in ”support” roles, more than 400 women disguised themselves as men and fought in the Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War. http://bit.ly/kx0vy7
I will also add that I DO believe ”ALL is FAIR in War”.
What BOTHERS me about the current issue is that in many cases, the women that were raped, were raped by their commanding officers or were to report the rapes to their commanding officers, who in turn kept it quiet or punished the women. http://bit.ly/12rD3dO
Commanding Officers SHOULD be held responsible – They SHOULD protect ALL of those under their command REGARDLESS of whether or not they are women. The attitude of hiding the TRUTH about rape IS NOT ACCEPTABLE in the command hierarchy!
And I guess I simply do not understand the mindset that rape is ever OK. Having 2 sons, from what I have seen there are PLENTY of beautiful girls that are more than willing to have sex. (I will save that discussion for another day)
As is evident in India and South Africa, the bigger issue is the mindset of some men and cultures that women are objects to be used and or abused. So we have to change several things before this will end. War mongering is ANOTHER of these issues. I could go on for days about THAT topic but will end here.
Thanks to all for insights!
’Lawmakers demand crackdown on sex assault in military’
WASHINGTON – ”The uniformed chiefs of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, flanked by dozens of junior officers, jammed into a Senate hearing room Tuesday to field hours of uncomfortable, sometimes withering questions from lawmakers about an epidemic of sexual assaults.
Senators from both parties made clear they were fed up with years of sex-crime scandals despite repeated declarations from military leaders of ”zero tolerance” for sexual abuse. Drawing a wide arc from the Navy’s Tailhook disaster in 1991, when aviators assaulted 90 people during a convention gone wild, to more recent embarrassments such as last month’s arrest of the Air Force’s top sexual-assault prevention officer on charges of sexual battery, legislators pressed all the brass arrayed before them to finally crack down.
”It’s almost intolerable that we can continue on this current path,” said Sen. Joe Manchin (D., W. Va.)…”
I have to add one more thing. I have been in a corporate environment for the past 30 something years. Out of all the men that served as my supervisor, there were very FEW that actually did NOT try to use their power and influence to ”get into my pants”. I quit several good jobs for that very reason.
So THANK GOODNESS sexual harassment is becoming less acceptable. We still have further to go, obviously.
that is true alison ALL WOMEN should be treated WITH RESPECT and i have not one shred of respect for a man who will use position, drugs, or money to get in a woman,s pants none what so ever and i have seen a few that had done it and told them what i thought of it. speaking of honor my dad told me after the war was over there was a sergeant that was mistreating a pow (japanese) and he told him to stop and the guy told him that they did it to our guys and my dad said we are not them well the guy kept mistreating the prisoner and my dad pulled his rifle and drew bead on him and said if i see you do it again i will shoot you and he meant it and told him again we are not them. he was almost court marshaled over the event but was standing up for his and our county’s honor when he did that, this was on tinian where he was at when they bombed hiroshima and nagasaki.
Pentagon Tells Congress: Stop Giving Us What We Don’t Need
In recent years, Congress has denied a number of our proposals, including the elimination of lower-priority weapons programs (i.e., Global Hawk Block 30) and elimination of lower-priority military force structure (including Navy ships and Air Force aircraft).
Congress has also rejected some of our proposals to slow the growth in military compensation and benefit costs, including certain proposed increases in fees and co-pays for military retiree health care. Congress has also so far rejected our efforts to pursue consolidation of our infrastructure, which will lead to large long-term savings.
We hope that, in view of the serious fiscal problems facing the Department of Defense and our nation, Congress will allow us to implement these and other important efficiencies.
Pugnacious Builder of the Business Lobby – US Chamber of Commerce
The chamber’s lobbying operation alone spent $136 million last year, according to the Center for Responsive Politics; the next-biggest spender, the National Association of Realtors, spent less than a third of that.
5 Ways Student Loans hurt the middle class
For YOU Inverted Advantage
You’re a good soul, @Alison, and what a memory!
We have money to wage WAR but NO MONEY to update Flood Maps –
Oh HOW funny! ”Outrageous” tax cheats – Now some of these are low but when u compare these to the GAZILLIONS hidden in offshore accounts (to CHEAT paying the taxes), these seem TAME in comparison
I think what bothers me the most is that the IRS is going after these ”outrageous” tax cheats while the others are ignored!
you are right about that everyone i know do not have any or hardly any disposable income left when the irs gets through with them. when general electric only pays 3.4 cents on the dollar the working man pays 35 cents on that same dollar something is wrong with that picture. and that does not take in the individuals who park their money in overseas accounts. good on alison.
wow i just got through looking at the site and why even bother these people, sure they had a little bit of money but to bother these people when they could go after the gazilionaires who are the real tax cheats but not only that they are the ones hurting america the most by shipping jobs overseas, paying the workers they do have here as little as possible and in many cases will not even give them a full time job just so they can save money on insurance and other benefits. it sure was a bunch of doofuses in that group though, something what greed does to people.
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