Pot Martyr

Marc Emery, Canada's biggest distributor of cannabis seeds on thursday will begin preliminary extradition hearings brought about by the DEA. If extradited he could face a life time sentence behind bars in Babylon or even death! (the maximum penalty for selling more than 60,000 seeds) Emery has given the majority of his profits towards the cause of spreading the holy weed. Whilst the DEA have been revelling in, not only a decrease of distribution but a blow in financial support for the legalisation campaign. Any way support him by lighting one up and chanting down babylon!


the word on the street

spotted on my street

in the heart of trendy shoreditch


what was all that about?

the war in iraq... was it about Weapons of Mass Destruction? Was it about removing Saddam? Was it about protecting the Iraqi people? protecting freedon and democracy? the dollar? Oil?

No says Chris Floyd on Empire Burlesque... it was about containing China!

"Of course, the war has inflamed the extremist fringes, empowered forces of intolerance and hatred to a degree they could never have dreamed of before; yes, its given sectarian terror a major boost, nicely priming the pump for more war profits. And boy howdy, the next go-round, in Iran, will goose the military market to even greater heights. So we're not saying this Terror War gambit is a bad thing, you understand; no, it's been boffo box office all the way. But still, since there actually is no such thing as "Islamofacism," – as opposed to a few virulent and violent outlaw gangs, and a number of authoritarian regimes that have no interest whatsoever in attacking America – you're just not going to get that Cold War mileage you need.

No, when it comes to terrorizing your own people into forking over their money and the blood of their children to keep you in clover, there's just no substitute for the real thing: Commies. Hordes of 'em. A billion of 'em, by God! That's right, we're talking China. Now there's a long-term proposition for you. There's the whole ball of wax: nukes, missiles, vast standing armies, territorial tensions, government suppression – it's vintage Kremlin, baby, circa Cuban Missile Crisis, anytime you need it. And here's the beauty part: you can literally make money coming and going. You can dive into the Chinese market, get in bed with businesses backed by Commie brass, like Neil Bush and Donald Rumsfeld have done, give 'em Google and Microsoft and Starbucks – even the Rolling Stones, for Christ's sake – then turn around and bag even more billions in gargantuan weapons programs to act as "prudent hedges against the possibility that cooperative approaches by themselves may fail to preclude future conflict" with them sneaky yellow devils, as the Pentagon's "long-term strategy review" put it recently."


who cares what you think?

"The Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill [also see "you're having a LARRF" has already passed its second parliamentary reading without interest to most Labour MPs and court journalists; yet it is utterly totalitarian in scope.

Presented by the government as a simple measure for streamlining de-regulation, or "getting rid of red tape", the only red tape it will actually remove is that of parliamentary scrutiny of government legislation, including this remarkable bill. It will mean that the government can secretly change the Parliament Act and the constitution and laws can be struck down by decree from Downing Street. Blair has demonstrated his taste for absolute power in his abuse of the royal prerogative, which he has used to bypass parliament in going to war and in dismissing landmark High Court judgements, such as that which declared illegal the expulsion of the entire population of the Chagos islands, now the site of an American military base. The new bill marks the end of true parliamentary democracy; in its effect, it is as significant as the US Congress last year abandoning the bill of rights."

say NO2ID


oh yes he/they/we? would!!

The Pentagon is bypassing official US intelligence channels and turning to a dangerous and unruly cast of characters in order to create strife in Iran in preparation for any possible attack, former and current intelligence officials say.

US sponsoring terrorism in Iran

He wouldn't do that, would he....

Yes He Would,

Paul Krugman, New York Times, April 10, 2006

''But he wouldn't do that.'' That sentiment is what made it possible for President Bush to stampede America into the Iraq war and to fend off hard questions about the reasons for that war until after the 2004 election. Many people just didn't want to believe that an American president would deliberately mislead the nation on matters of war and peace.

Now people with contacts in the administration and the military warn that Mr. Bush may be planning another war. The most alarming of the warnings come from Seymour Hersh, the veteran investigative journalist who broke the Abu Ghraib scandal. Writing in The New Yorker, Mr. Hersh suggests that administration officials believe that a bombing campaign could lead to desirable regime change in Iran -- and that they refuse to rule out the use of tactical nuclear weapons.

''But he wouldn't do that,'' say people who think they're being sensible. Given what we now know about the origins of the Iraq war, however, discounting the possibility that Mr. Bush will start another ill-conceived and unnecessary war isn't sensible. It's wishful thinking.

As it happens, rumors of a new war coincide with the emergence of evidence that appears to confirm our worst suspicions about the war we're already in.

First, it's clearer than ever that Mr. Bush, who still claims that war with Iraq was a last resort, was actually spoiling for a fight. The New York Times has confirmed the authenticity of a British government memo reporting on a prewar discussion between Mr. Bush and Tony Blair. In that conversation, Mr. Bush told Mr. Blair that he was determined to invade Iraq even if U.N. inspectors came up empty-handed.

Second, it's becoming increasingly clear that Mr. Bush knew that the case he was presenting for war -- a case that depended crucially on visions of mushroom clouds -- rested on suspect evidence. For example, in the 2003 State of the Union address Mr. Bush cited Iraq's purchase of aluminum tubes as clear evidence that Saddam was trying to acquire a nuclear arsenal. Yet Murray Waas of the National Journal reports that Mr. Bush had been warned that many intelligence analysts disagreed with that assessment.

Was the difference between Mr. Bush's public portrayal of the Iraqi threat and the actual intelligence he saw large enough to validate claims that he deliberately misled the nation into war? Karl Rove apparently thought so. According to Mr. Waas, Mr. Rove ''cautioned other White House aides in the summer of 2003 that Bush's 2004 re-election prospects would be severely damaged'' if the contents of an October 2002 ''President's Summary'' containing dissents about the significance of the aluminum tubes became public.

Now there are rumors of plans to attack Iran. Most strategic analysts think that a bombing campaign would be a disastrous mistake. But that doesn't mean it won't happen: Mr. Bush ignored similar warnings, including those of his own father, about the risks involved in invading Iraq.

As Joseph Cirincione of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace recently pointed out, the administration seems to be following exactly the same script on Iran that it used on Iraq: ''The vice president of the United States gives a major speech focused on the threat from an oil-rich nation in the Middle East. The U.S. secretary of state tells Congress that the same nation is our most serious global challenge. The secretary of defense calls that nation the leading supporter of global terrorism. The president blames it for attacks on U.S. troops.''

Why might Mr. Bush want another war? For one thing, Mr. Bush, whose presidency is increasingly defined by the quagmire in Iraq, may believe that he can redeem himself with a new Mission Accomplished moment.

And it's not just Mr. Bush's legacy that's at risk. Current polls suggest that the Democrats could take one or both houses of Congress this November, acquiring the ability to launch investigations backed by subpoena power. This could blow the lid off multiple Bush administration scandals. Political analysts openly suggest that an attack on Iran offers Mr. Bush a way to head off this danger, that an appropriately timed military strike could change the domestic political dynamics.

Does this sound far-fetched? It shouldn't. Given the combination of recklessness and dishonesty Mr. Bush displayed in launching the Iraq war, why should we assume that he wouldn't do it again?

Link to abstract of the story which you have to pay for

Iran Body Count Report on the likely consequences of war with Iran... from the Oxford research group...

John Sloboda is Executive director of the Oxford Research Group and co-founder of Iraq Body Count who are engaged in a war of words with MediaLens Editors and colaborrators as well as others such as John Pilger and "one of the world's leading epidemiologists" who see other estimates of Iraqi casualties (such as the research by Les Roberts, published in the Lancet) as more accurate that Iraq Body Count's. Very interesting...



how the other half live....

Interesting, very informative indian blog about
struggles here, well worth checking out.....


"It’s a tough decision. But we made it in Japan"

The United States may use "bunker buster'' nuclear weapons to destroy Iran's main centrifuge plant at Natanz, 200 miles south of Tehran, the magazine said.

Conventional weapons might not fully destroy the labs, which are in bunkers 75 feet below ground, the New Yorker said.

bigmac reasoning 101: use nukes to stop someone from maybe getting nukes at some stage

c.l. journalists got rassurances from the pentagon: it's definetely not about the oil!!

"It [the world] will not condone the breaking of the nuclear taboo in an unprovoked war of aggression against a non-nuclear country, and the US will become a pariah state."

it's a pariah state already! down with the gringos! z net analysis- enjoy

President Bush and others in the White House were referring to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as a potential Adolf Hitler threatening another world war.

yet another hitler

he he he i wonder how the bbc wankers can report on this joke in such a serious tone

must be years of sucking cock at oxford rowing club

hitlers in the last ten minutes:

- castro (always)
- saddam (got hitlered twice)
- chavez (hitlered by rumsfeld)
- bush (hitlered back by chavez)
- ahmadinejad

P.S. just found this brief article on hitlering


thank god we're free honey

watcha lookin at, child?

"Based on my understanding of the connections and equipment at issue, it appears the NSA is capable of conducting what amounts to vacuum-cleaner surveillance of all the data crossing the internet -- whether that be peoples' e-mail, web surfing or any other data.

Given the public debate about the constitutionality of the Bush administration's spying on U.S. citizens without obtaining a FISA warrant, I think it is critical that this information be brought out into the open, and that the American people be told the truth about the extent of the administration's warrantless surveillance practices, particularly as it relates to the internet."

whistleblower's statement

full story here

legal guide for bloggers - make sure the yanks don't stick you into some dark hole in egypt


endless summer vacation :-)

I didn't even start dropping out until my mid-20's. Unlike many outsiders and "radicals," I never had to go through a stage where I realized that our whole society is insane -- I've known that as long as I can remember. But even being already mentally outside the system, I found it extremely challenging to get out physically.


what a coincidence! i'm in my mid 20s and about to seriously drop off the career ladder he he

History, materialism, monism, positivism, and all the "isms" of this world are old and rusty tools which I don't need or mind anymore. My principle is life, my end is death. I wish to live my life intensely for to embrace my life tragically.

I shall be among them!

Because every person; who, searching his own inwardness, extracts what was mysteriously hidden therein; is a shadow eclipsing any form of society which can exist under the sun! All societies tremble when the scornful aristocracy of the tramps, the inaccessibles, the uniques, the rulers over the ideal, and the conquerors of the nothing resolutely advances.

it definetely wasnt (mass) suicide..

51 people have been killed and 158 injured in an apparent triple suicide bomb attack on Buratha mosque in Baghdad, police have said.

"This is not the first time that the occupation forces and their death squads have resorted to killings," the cleric was quoted as saying.

i've started a wikinews story to promote the facts ;-)

what's a climate, anyway?

Scientists doing climate research for the federal government say the Bush administration has made it hard for them to speak forthrightly to the public about global warming. The result, the researchers say, is a danger that Americans are not getting the full story on how the climate is changing.

go back to bed, america


Channel 4 down the shitter?

Channel 4 gets in on the ne con dick sucking excerise, 'helpfully' smearing a leader who at least tries to readress the balance. The extremely biased reporting not only insinuated Chavez was or will be a dictator but also includes extremely dubious sources, using the term 'human rights activist' in the loosest possible sense.......

my new tattoo :-)


little bit concerned...

using troops to strike break? another fucking lula on our hands?

meanwhile, in other news (or "is that war still going on?")

wish i could be fighting them in kansas...

thank god we're free hunay


the road of excess.....

'The strange case of the man who took 40,000 ecstacy pills' (pipes)

True chomper, man they call mr. A or mr. E was consuming upto 25 pills a day for four years! After collapsing several times he decided to call it a day...but still had the effects for several months after....thats what they call a real bender......Mr. E was obviously quite troubled suffering from short term memory loss, recurrent tunnel vison and a long term gurn. His case was described as exceptional, whilst most studies conclude that there is little eveidence to link ecstacy to depression and other studies also conclude that most side effects will not be permanent, phew......