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Zebra 3 Report by Joe Anybody
Monday, 23 October 2006
Sunday, 22 October 2006
T Christian Miller: Video & Book Discussion
Now Playing: Blood Money - A new book by T. on Iraq & Contractors
On Saturday, October 14 at 11:00 amhttp://www.booktv.org/General/index.asp?segID=7441&schedID=454
ZEBRA3 TOPIC: ETHICS
Wasted Billions, Lost Lives, and Corporate Greed in Iraq
T. Christian Miller talks about the work that private contractors are doing in Iraq. Mr. Miller says that when he was first assigned to cover the subject for the Los Angeles Times, soon after the U.S. occupation of the country, much of the news was positive. He argues that since then things have become progressively worse. During the talk he discusses the work done by Halliburton and other contractors in Iraq and assesses the level of oversight that exists for the billions of dollars that have been spent on reconstruction there. The talk was hosted by Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, DC.
Col Westhusing is mentioned in this video & book
Here also is.... an Audio-Article
by T Christian Miller on NPR
MAY YOU REST IN PEACE I HEAR YOUR CRY! I LOVE YOU
THE HIGHEST RANKING OFFICER TO DIE IN IRAQ TO THIS DAY
COL WESTHUSING WAS MY COUSIN
HE WAS DISGUSTED BY THIS WHOLE WAR
HE COULD NOT STAND WHAT HE SEEN FIRST HAND
I HEAR YA TED .....I HEAR YA!
Buy the this Iraq Investigating Journalists book on Amazon.com
IRAQ FOR SALE VIDEO continues this topic of Contractors In Iraq
Watch it here on my link I provide -->
911 Drawing By Joe Anybody's Kid
Now Playing: Even The Teenagers Are Talking 911Truths
Topic: 911 TRUTH
From The Mouths of Babes
American Blackout - Cynthia Mckinney
Now Playing: This will explain alot of the corrupt system
Watch this Great Movie
Cynthia McKinney And Greg Palast
A movie on Voting and Americas Attitude
Politics and Republican Tricks
YOU WILL BE AMAZED
YOU WILL SEE WHY SHE IS
JOE ANYBODY'S HERO
Please spend 90 mins and see what is happening in America
Thanks all you Zebra3 Readers
Saturday, 21 October 2006
Oberman tells the President a thing or two
Now Playing: Short Video on a Reality Check of this Administration
This Great Reporter
Who already is my friend Paul Drakes Hero
Is becoming a very Respected
Joe Anybody Hero as well
Friday, 20 October 2006
Before I go to the movie IRAQ FOR SALE - I want to share this article I just read
Now Playing: You Must Read This Artlcle By Pat Tillman's Brother
Here is a letter I copied in its entirety:
PLEASE READ IT
It is from a brother who lost his brother
in a war ....
...A war built on lies and disgusting horrible sick world dominance by the Neocons and King George
Wake Up America --> see you at the 5th Ave Cinema tonight (download film here)
(update film was missing at show time? it was taken from the film director at the cinema desk just prior to the show.
...hmmmmmmm.they say check back on Sat night 7 & 9pm)
And then afterwords do I expect you all to do something!
.....I don't care what it is you do .....but do something to stop this War based on Lies and Power.
Stop the USA Killing Machine Now!
Oct 19 2006 * By Kevin Tillman
Editor’s note: Kevin Tillman joined the Army with his brother Pat in 2002, and they served together in Iraq and Afghanistan. Pat was killed in Afghanistan on April 22, 2004. Kevin, who was discharged in 2005, has written a powerful, must-read document.
Much has happened since we handed over our voice:
Somehow we were sent to invade a nation because it was a direct threat to the American people, or to the world, or harbored terrorists, or was involved in the September 11 attacks, or received weapons-grade uranium from Niger, or had mobile weapons labs, or WMD, or had a need to be liberated, or we needed to establish a democracy, or stop an insurgency, or stop a civil war we created that can’t be called a civil war even though it is. Something like that
Somehow our elected leaders were subverting international law and humanity by setting up secret prisons around the world, secretly kidnapping people, secretly holding them indefinitely, secretly not charging them with anything, secretly torturing them. Somehow that overt policy of torture became the fault of a few “bad apples” in the military.
Somehow the more soldiers that die, the more legitimate the illegal invasion becomes.
Somehow American leadership, whose only credit is lying to its people and illegally invading a nation, has been allowed to steal the courage, virtue and honor of its soldiers on the ground.
Somehow those afraid to fight an illegal invasion decades ago are allowed to send soldiers to die for an illegal invasion they started.
Somehow faking character, virtue and strength is tolerated.
Somehow profiting from tragedy and horror is tolerated.
Somehow the death of tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of people is tolerated.
Somehow subversion of the Bill of Rights and The Constitution is tolerated.
Somehow suspension of Habeas Corpus is supposed to keep this country safe.
Somehow torture is tolerated.
Somehow lying is tolerated.
Somehow reason is being discarded for faith, dogma, and nonsense.
Somehow American leadership managed to create a more dangerous world.
Somehow a narrative is more important than reality.
Somehow America has become a country that projects everything that it is not and condemns everything that it is.
Somehow the most reasonable, trusted and respected country in the world has become one of the most irrational, belligerent, feared, and distrusted countries in the world.
Somehow being politically informed, diligent, and skeptical has been replaced by apathy through active ignorance.
Somehow the same incompetent, narcissistic, virtueless, vacuous, malicious criminals are still in charge of this country.
Somehow this is tolerated.
Somehow nobody is accountable for this.
In a democracy, the policy of the leaders is the policy of the people. So don’t be shocked when our grandkids bury much of this generation as traitors to the nation, to the world and to humanity. Most likely, they will come to know that “somehow” was nurtured by fear, insecurity and indifference, leaving the country vulnerable to unchecked, unchallenged parasites.
Luckily this country is still a democracy. People still have a voice. People still can take action. It can start after Pat’s birthday.
Thursday, 19 October 2006
- RAIN IN DRY LAND - I Just Watched This Inspiring Movie
Now Playing: A movie about Refugee's coming to America
I just seen the 3rd movie in a series that is about Human Rights at the
What a great inspiring movie of a few families that move to America from Somali ..to Atlanta Ga. and to Springfield Mass. The film touch base with them every few months showing their progress at adapting to the very new cultures in the US.
It shows some of the challenges and progress as well as their struggles and stress trying to understand and learn ...in some case just simple things we take for granted, like walking down a flight of stairs, opening a childproof cap on a medicine jar, dealing with no money for heat, can't speak the language well enough to work, or order a meal at Taco Bell. Wow what a transistion......one family mother talked of her missing children that got lost from her when bullets and war was raging all around them......at the end of the movie she gets a phone call from them.
One cool moment taht showed the families adapting was - latter after about bing in America for about a year this one lady in the film is answering her "new cell" phone and then her other house phone rings ...she has one to each ear....man I-about .......blocked the movie screen with my smile.....that was a cool scene....
After watching this I feel inspired to help and I can see there needs to be allot of help in this catagory......these people were helpless and complete naive to what our culture is like ...there are many people like this in our communities ......I am not involved with this topic but am very interested in learning and helpingh my brothers and sister more.
I am inspired to help the people in this world who have their hand out stretched ...looking for change intheir life, nothing more than a better world for them and their families. It strikes me deep in my soul to see such a demand and need that basically goes unmet or addressed .....at least to me the issue should be on top of the table and I and my fellow Z3 readers need to reaching out and grab that hand. Its love my brotheres....its love. The need and desire to belong, be accepted and helped when confused or in need is the most human need that we all share. Survival and Humanity we all need it. Reach out and look .....for you will see there is a need ...that is unnoticed and needs you. It may be just a smile ...holding the door open.......explaining how to find something......or just being there as a companion and a good vibe to feel part of "us"............ which we all are.......
We ALL are TOGETHER.....the....... Human Race!
Emailing Snoop Dogs
Now Playing: Hell lets Spy on the Peace Groups
Topic: CIVIL RIGHTS
Ashcroft started this Bullshit, then he slips out the side door!
Now Big Brother is Everywhere
And they a Accusing "us" citizens of being the enemy
So I read the following from this website: CLICK HERE its written
By Matthew Rothschild who is the editor of The Progressive.
More information keeps coming out, thanks to the ACLU, about the Bush Administration's equation of protest with terrorism -- and the snooping it then engages in.
Homeland Security is monitoring peace groups and even peering at their e-mails. "This information is being provided only to alert commanders and staff to potential terrorist activity or apprise them of other force protection issues."
"Potential terrorist activity." Isn't that delightful? Word to the wise: If you're a peace activist, the government may be watching you and reading your e-mails. Something just to keep in mind.
Well this is no shock, (FORCE PROTECTION ISSUES - WHAT THE HELL?)
I just find it amusing...errrrrrrrr I mean deplorable and not only uncalled for but should not be tolerated by a society that supposedly has respect for privacy and the pursuit of peace if one wants to pursue Peace
And ......without the damn HOMELAND SECURITY spying on them. I know that this country supports war and torture ...but damn now they get sneaky and violate the peace-nicks here in our own country!
Wednesday, 18 October 2006
Human Rights Commision Endorsed in Portland
Now Playing: Item I-408
This Portland City Council meeting can be viewed on the web at:
The council passed without a doubt the resolution I mention in
yesterdays post here-in-the Zebra3 Report
I got my yellow T-shirt at the front door to city hall and joined the other 80- 100 people inside who also had bright yellow shirts on......the shirt says this on the front.
"United in Support of Immigration and Refugees"
The concept to have a Human Rights Commission here in Portland was overwhelming supported. I didn't hear one person say they didn't want one.
There were a half of dozen invited speakers and a couple dozen of the "2 min speakers from the Public" ...which happened to be across the board diversity of speakers from the Portland Community.......I didn't see any Native Americans at this event, at least there was no speaker that mentioned they were of that culture ...that is not a issue or problem.....just a side note.
There was representation by to name just a few...... The Hispanic community, The Christian community, The Muslim, African American, Korean, Gay & Lesbian, and even Cop Watch.
Nice mix of concerned and informed people. The council listened attentively. And to no surprise all voted to implant the Resolution. One comment was the rate at which HATE groups are multiplying since 9-11 which was at the rate of a 300% increase ..... man Hate and Racism on the major rise ...and here was the city of Portland trying to balance by resolution an attitude of Humanity and compassion. I was proud to be there. The community was speaking and they (City Hall) were listening.
A few speakers talked of the abuse of the Police and the use of force...... and man that is a hot topic with Joe_Anybody as well.
That cop/justice/civil rights concept came up at least 3 times ...maybe more.......The crowd clapped (suppose to wave hands in the air not clap in the 'chambers') when the issue of Police accountability was broached...... and pointed out we need resources and ways to address the attitude of the police with the community. Two policemen sat quietly along the back wall....in a very "non-threatening way" throughout the meeting.
Interesting enough in this police-realm ....when the guy from "Cop Watch" (Dan H) was done speaking he went to sit down and his chair or the only seat .....was right alongside the policeman's, so after his 2 min speech he has to sit right next to a cop ........no big deal ...just an observation! (If it was me, I would of felt awkward giving a speech on Police Accountability and then have to go sit next to them) I respect the Cop Watch organizer- Dan Halderman ( I think is the correct spelling)
This was now my second time in those marble halls. The first is when I was really Proud of these Council guys running this show....when they voted to not accept the JTTF Terrorism Bullshit.
So two times Joe Anybody goes to city hall he witness's great decisions by the city leaders and I am proud to report that back to you, my fellow Z3 Readers ......... .....HA ! (yes)
Eric Sten did mention that this is the tip of the issue.... it need to gain strength and gain support in the community. He was quick to point out that there needs to be follow up and continuation of this endeavor to make this truly happen and be viable. Now those are my own word from what I gathered he was saying. I think he was just trying to encourage and bring to the table that this concept and idea is just starting and this must continue to be worked on/with in order for it to survive. This was the First step and it will take Community involvement to finish this Resolution intentions.
So there I was up in the balcony watching the wheels of the city grind out some decent policy. I am proud of the insight and Humanity of this City that I live in!
To take more of an Active role in this Organization click this link: http://www.interculturalorganizing.org/bridgetownvoices/bridgetownvoices.html
From their brochure it looks like they meet
On Thursdays at 2808 NE MLK Blvd #13 <503-287-4117>
So my fair readers ....... How about you all join with me and th community that is rising up out of the hate ....and "become a voice in the night that is Speaking out for Human Rights" .....and those human rights apply to all Immigrants and Refugees just as much as to you and me. What they need is a voice and someone to stand with them ....... who can help the cry in the night? The Human Relations Commission is a start ...but they need individuals like you and me that will stand up and be counted ...now that is the vital part.
Or should I be asking,
.......... "Can you even hear it?
..... I bet you can if you try!"
An article on how Pirate Radio has been out-flanked by Satellite
Now Playing: Are Two Corporations - Really Pirate Radio Station?
10/5/06 - Satellite Radio Network is Partially Pirate [link to this story]
Unlike earlier this year, when XM and Sirius admitted to selling souped-up in-car transceivers that operated beyond acceptable FCC power levels, XM Satellite Radio now reports that its terrestrial-based network of repeater-transmitters - designed to bolster its space-based coverage pattern, especially in urban areas - has not only been operating at excessive power, but on unauthorized frequencies.
As of yet neither XM nor Sirius have been penalized in any way by the FCC for their previous indiscretions. But it's one thing to conspire with a third party transceiver-maker to juice the microwattage, and another to intentionally deploy a non-compliant chain of transmitters across the country.
Of the 800 repeater-sticks XM has deployed, more than one-quarter are overpowered, and another 19 have apparently been installed without any FCC permission at all. And they call us the pirates?
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