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Wednesday, 15 November 2006
New York Times News Stories Joe Anybody recommends to Zebra 3 Readers
Mood:  loud
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Officials Clash Over Mentally Ill in Florida Jails

In one of the toughest rulings to date on the subject, Judge Farnell said last month that he would start fining the department $1,000 a day for each mentally ill inmate who stayed in the Pinellas County Jail longer than 15 days. The judge, based in Clearwater, expressed outrage about the agency’s “conscious decision” to ignore court orders.


Inmate’s Death in Solitary Cell Prompts Judge to Ban Restraints

Shackled to a concrete slab, Timothy Joe Souders spent the final days of his life naked and lying in his own urine, sweating through temperatures higher than 100 degrees in an isolated prison cell.

Mr. Souders, 21, with a history of severe mental illness, died on Aug. 6 after four days in a segregation cell at the Southern Michigan Correctional Facility in Jackson. His death led prison officials to revise restraint policies for unruly prisoners, limiting “top of the bed” restraints to a maximum of six hours.

This week, a federal judge in Kalamazoo, Mich., said the revisions were not enough. Scolding officials for failing to provide adequate treatment to mentally ill inmates, the judge said Monday that the conditions leading to Mr. Souders’s death constituted “torture.”


Abramoff Set to Start Prison Term

Mr. Abramoff was sentenced in March to five years and 10 months after pleading guilty in Miami to fraud charges involving his purchase of a gambling cruise-ship line.


Cheney Asks for Dismissal of Case

Vice President Dick Cheney, asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit brought against him by a former operative of the CIA who says the White House leaked her identity to reporters.


California: Groups Sue Over Climate Report

Three environmental groups — Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace and the Center for Biological Diversity — filed a lawsuit in Federal District Court in San Francisco, saying the Bush administration failed to submit a national report on climate change to Congress, as required by federal law.


Posted by Joe Anybody at 12:25 PM PST
Updated: Wednesday, 15 November 2006 12:27 PM PST
EFF and our new Congress
Mood:  lyrical
Now Playing: NSA spying - TSA travel rules - More

Zebra3 Readers here is some good info on current issues

Thank goodness for the EFF


November 14, 2006

EFF to Fight Against Spying Case Delays in Friday Hearing

Judge to Consider Next Steps in Class Action Lawsuits

San Francisco - On Friday, November 17, at 10:30 a.m., a federal judge in San Francisco will consider the next steps in the Electronic Frontier Foundation's (EFF's) class-action lawsuit against AT&T.


EFF Asks Supreme Court to Tackle Secret Law

Americans Have the Right to See Laws They Must Follow

Washington, D.C. - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and a coalition of non-profit organizations asked the U.S. Supreme Court Monday to hear a case challenging a secret law governing travelers in American airports.


Court Grants Appeal in AT&T Spying Case

EFF Battles Effort to Dismiss Surveillance Lawsuit

San Francisco - The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals announced today that it will hear the U.S. government's and AT&T's appeal of a district court's decision allowing the Electronic Frontier Foundation's (EFF's) case against AT&T to go forward. The lawsuit alleges that AT&T collaborated in the National Security Agency's (NSA's) illegal spying program. The 9th Circuit did not rule on the merits of the appeal.



Posted by Joe Anybody at 9:30 AM PST
Monday, 13 November 2006
Mood:  lazy
Now Playing: Another Joe speaks up!



Posted by Joe Anybody at 12:20 AM PST
Updated: Monday, 13 November 2006 12:30 AM PST
Sunday, 12 November 2006
Mood:  energetic
Now Playing: DOCUMENT FROM 1793

In regards to the recent cases of developing, selling, stealing, and court battles over Native American land the following document explains the logic and the law, in clear to read wording

This is an exact quote from the Simcoe document of 1793 covering the protection of approximately 95,000 hectares.

"It is our royal will and pleasure that no transfer, alienation, conveyance, sale, gift, exchange, lease, property or possession shall at any time be had, made or given of the said district or territory of any part or parcel thereof by and of the said chiefs, warriors, women and people of the said Six Nations or body of people, person or persons whatsoever other than among themselves, the said chiefs, warriors, women and people of the said Six Nations, but that any such transfer, alienation, conveyance, sale, gift, exchange, lease or possession shall be null and void and of no affect whatever.

And that no person or persons shall possess or occupy the said district or territory or any part or parcel thereof by or under any pretense whatever under pain of severe displeasure. And that in case any person other than the chiefs, warriors, women and people of the said Six nations shall under pretense of any such title as aforesaid presume to possess or occupy the said district or territory or any part or parcel thereof that it shall and may be lawful for us, our heirs and successors at anytime hereafter to enter upon the lands so occupied and possessed by another person or persons other than the said chiefs, warriors, women and people of the Six Nations and them the said intruders thereof and there from, wholly do dispossess, evict and resume the same to
ourselves, our heirs and successors."

Read The Complete Article Here

Posted by Joe Anybody at 1:26 PM PST
Updated: Monday, 13 November 2006 10:08 PM PST
Dont let the Bolton Bum stick around any longer than necessary
Mood:  hungry
Now Playing: While we are still busy ... dont forget this bum

Kepp your eye on this guy ....... 










WASHINGTON - John Bolton's prospects for staying on as U.N. ambassador essentially died Thursday as Democrats and a pivotal Republican said they would continue to oppose his nomination.

It was another blow to President Bush, two days after Democrats triumphed in elections that will give them control of Congress next year. On Wednesday, Bush had announced that Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, a polarizing figure and face of the Iraq war, would step down.

On Thursday, the White House resubmitted Bolton's nomination to the Senate, where the appointment has languished for more than a year. Bush appointed him to the job temporarily in August 2005 while Congress was in recess, an appointment that will expire when the Congress adjourns, no later than January. ((Read Full Article Here))


Here is a good reason for an example of the type of politics this guy represents my country as......that I totally disagree with....



The United States has vetoed a U.N. Security Council draft resolution condemning Israel’s killing of civilians in the town of Beit Hanun in the Gaza Strip.

Washington has vetoed a draft on Israeli operations for the second time this year.


In the voting of a draft resolution that would condemn the Israeli attacks in Gaza Strip, and especially the one on Beit Hanun where 18 civilians were killed, 10 Security Council members supported the draft, whereas Japan, Denmark, Great Britain and Slovakia abstained.


Despite overwhelming support, the draft was not passed because of U.S. opposition.


U.S. Representative to the Security Council John Bolton claimed that the draft did not impartially reflect what was happening in Gaza and said that their objection was based on its unbalanced and biased content.

To hell with his Neocon agenda get the bum out of "our" UN position!

~joe Anybody

Posted by Joe Anybody at 12:25 AM PST
Updated: Sunday, 12 November 2006 3:59 PM PST
Saturday, 11 November 2006
The stakes are high - Rummy may be a wanted man
Mood:  smelly
Now Playing: Can You Say War crimes


So this guy has committed -- without any question, this guy has committed war crimes, violations of the Geneva Conventions.

The president of the Center for Constitutional Rights, Michael Ratner, is heading to Germany today (11-9-06) to file a new case charging outgoing Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld with war crimes for authorizing torture at Guantanamo Bay.






Watch this video from Democracy Now with Amy Goodman



 More on the same topic here at Alternet.org





Posted by Joe Anybody at 11:37 AM PST
Updated: Saturday, 11 November 2006 2:42 PM PST
Thursday, 9 November 2006
Mood:  down
Now Playing: Can you spare 27 minutes to see some hard sick facts

This past September, a Canadian judge released the findings of a commission of inquiry that investigated the extraordinary rendition of Canadian Maher Arar to Syria by the United States.

Justice O'Connor concluded that "I am able to say categorically that there is no evidence to indicate that Arar has committed any offense ."



OK folks ..........we done celebrating from yesterdays vote/rummyboot? Because meanwhile on a desert island....

The torture shit has got to stop

This film is a 27 minute documentary

You will see what shocks me as tactics that the Bush Administration has allowed...... Our Military is participating in this type of crap and it needs to stop. Think it is some loud music and frat boy pranks? Where is the common sense and Human Rights. This crap is not the America I want for our country. It should be against the law!

Please take a few minutes and see this compelling movie "Outlawed"


Then take action and send President Bush a letter like this  here-->



Also for more info See my Torture Page at Joe Anybodys website -->


Posted by Joe Anybody at 10:36 PM PST
Updated: Thursday, 9 November 2006 11:52 PM PST
Wednesday, 8 November 2006
The People Have Spoken!
Mood:  happy
Now Playing: Hurry up and leave Rummy............

Now that the votes have been counted ....

How about we all get some health care and some education.....maybe some veterans benefits ....maybe some increase in the 'minimum' wage and how about  some affordable college tuitions......what the heck how about some campaign finance reform as well as cleaning up the dirty lobby money and corruption. And then last but not least how about some peace and harmony in this world with effort made to end this war.

Ya some real good things happened today!



Ya we are all laughing!

As I read about some other news on this guy War Crime Charges Against Rummy!

Being filed by the CCR in Germany

Read about the CCR War Crimes Charges Here

Did I mention how I heard Rummy was "being let go"  this morning about 10 am while driving into work

But just prior to hearing that I had just drove under an overpass on the 84 freeway leading into Portland

.....and seen hanging a "big home made simple sign" which said:


I could tell there was energy in the air .....

my phone rings ....a friend tells me Rummy's Canned at 1:00

I have been feeling exhilarated all day





Posted by Joe Anybody at 11:45 PM PST
Updated: Thursday, 9 November 2006 12:35 AM PST
Tuesday, 7 November 2006
How Bad Can Life Be?
Mood:  don't ask
Now Playing: Berry Dead and PEACEFUL

When a person takes all they can

When it seems that life has exhausted all hope or help

Maybe then Death, is the answer.

When it is relief from all that pain.

When the cry in the night last for days and days and no one can feel or help you in your time of need.

When the love is gone and all that is left is tears that are hollow.

When nobody gives a rats ass about your life and death seems it is your only choice for your destiny

I wish I could of helped ...... but my desires, are beyond my control.

My heart is sad. I hear your cry in the night.


On my lunch today as I walked past a friend who did an "air guitar" move as if playing .... and whispered/sung "row Jimmy row" ...which is a Grateful Dead song that is an all-around-favorite and a good rainy day song, anyway it put a smile on my face and left the peaceful song running through my head as I stepped out onto the porch

I was briskly met by the wind and soft rain and with in 30 seconds I came upon this tree branch with beautiful bright red berries hanging down. They were colorful and beautiful the picture is a fraction of the vibrancy in real life

So, I took this picture and kept walking

Three minutes latter as I was walking down the sidewalk, I looked down the street about 2 blocks from my work front porch

I walk a block closer and I see police cars and fire trucks, and the road is blocked off with caution tape

I could see someone one in the street covered with a yellow tarp

I thought they may of been hit by a car

But latter back at work I heard that the person jumped from a tall building and had committed suicide, I was told it was an older lady.

As I look back at these berries I realize that their life is so simple and free

And now for the person who jumped

They to are free .....

I wish I could of loved her ...maybe I could of helped, maybe things would of been different.

It is a sad afternoon in the city I live in

I named my picture Berry Dead

The picture doesn't make me feel good, like it did when I first seen it

Hours later from my workplace roof where I am working I have a view of where she jumped from

I look over and say a short prayer for her

I can see a guy working on the very window 14 stories up, he doesn't show up in my picture 

I take the picture (below) from my camera phone and go back to work wondering if I should leave some flowers where I seen her in the street today


3 days later on Nov 10 - I post this here small update and add a picture at the bottom.

There is still small shards of glass in the street. The street is busy as usual. And its been raining for days. In the same way I remember it wqs that day.

A friend helped me gather a bouquet of flowers from a display that was being removed at our work. On my lunch hour I left them in the rain by the tree by where she lay.

I wish here soul peace I feel her pain and try to understand her cry

....it affects my feelings when I walk down this street. The rain makes things seem all right for now.

 The picture below looks as pretty as my Dead Berry picture. I think its beautiful

The picture I titled "PEACEFUL"


















Posted by Joe Anybody at 1:22 PM PST
Updated: Saturday, 11 November 2006 2:40 AM PST
Hunger Protest Over Prison Conditions
Mood:  down

Texas Inmates Protest

Conditions With Hunger Strikes

HOUSTON, Nov. 7 2006 — Likening themselves to prisoners at Abu Ghraib and Guantánamo Bay, a dozen inmates on death row in Texas have staged hunger strikes over the last month to protest what they call abusive conditions, including 23 hours a day of isolation in their cells.

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice said that the first inmates began refusing food Oct. 8 and that two were still on hunger strikes in the Polunsky prison unit in Livingston, about 45 miles east of the execution unit in Huntsville. The Polunsky Unit houses death-row inmates until their executions. As of Tuesday, one inmate had missed 35 consecutive meals and one 17 meals, but no one has yet been force-fed, said a department spokeswoman, Michelle Lyons.

Two other prisoners who had not eaten since Oct. 8 began taking food Oct. 27 and Nov. 4, Ms. Lyons said, and others abandoned their protests after a short time.  


Posted by Joe Anybody at 12:01 AM PST
Updated: Wednesday, 8 November 2006 10:41 AM PST

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