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The Mindlessness is Total
Are You Ready for Nuclear War?
PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS
Musharraf, the puppet installed by the US to rule Pakistan in the
interest of US hegemony, resigned August 18 to avoid impeachment. Karl
Rove and the Diebold electronic voting machines were unable to control
the result of the last election in Pakistan, the result of which gave
Pakistanis a bigger voice in their government than America’s.
was obvious to anyone with any sense — which excludes the entire Bush
Regime and almost all of the “foreign policy community — that the
illegal and gratuitous US invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, and
Israel’s 2006 bombing of Lebanon civilians with US blessing, would
result in the overthrow of America’s Pakistani puppet.
imbecilic Bush Regime ensured Musharraf’s overthrow by pressuring their
puppet to conduct military operations against tribesmen in Pakistani
border areas, whose loyalties were to fellow Muslims and not to
American hegemony. When Musharraf’s military operations didn’t produce
the desired result, the idiotic Americans began conducting their own
military operations within Pakistan with bombs and missiles. This
finished off Musharraf.
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(stolen from yahoo )
HOUSTON (Reuters) – A Texas school district will let teachers bring guns to class this fall, the district’s superintendent said on Friday, in what experts said appeared to be a first in the United States.
The board of the small rural Harrold Independent School District unanimously approved the plan and parents have not objected, said the district’s superintendent, David Thweatt.
School experts backed Thweatt’s claim that Harrold, a system of about 110 students 150 miles northwest of Fort Worth, may be the first to let teachers bring guns to the classroom.
Thweatt said it is a matter of safety.
“We have a lock-down situation, we have cameras, but the question we had to answer is, ‘What if somebody gets in? What are we going to do?” he said. “It’s just common sense.”
Teachers who wish to bring guns will have to be certified to carry a concealed handgun in Texas and get crisis training and permission from school officials, he said.
Recent school shootings in the United States have prompted some calls for school officials to allow students and teachers to carry legally concealed weapons into classrooms.
The U.S. Congress once barred guns at schools nationwide, but the U.S. Supreme Court struck the law down, although state and local communities could adopt their own laws. Texas bars guns at schools without the school’s permission.
(Reporting by Jim Forsyth in San Antonio; writing by Bruce Nichols in Houston, editing by Vicki Allen)
Soon we will all be in prison.
Michael Chabon in the LA Times, on “Genre” fiction (he delves into this a bit more in his current book, a collection of essay’s, Maps And Legends).
It wasn’t long after we killed the King that the village resorted to cannibalism. The castle was torn down and the stones were used to build a wall separating the less successful cannibals from the more successful cannibals. Soon everyone was very hungry again. A new castle was built with the bones of the dead, and the ghost of the King was installed. A throne of teeth was made for the king to sit upon in judgment of the living, and he gave to us a new system whereby our cannibalism would be tempered.
I know, you’re already asking yourself, “Where is this place?” and “Can I book a vacation there?” Of course all these questions will be answered by the image of a hanged man set against the moon; or by the camera panning over feet, hundreds of feet, shuffling along the pavement. Queue music.