January 13, 2003 Tuesday
US wants O'Neill's document
chief stirring up furor over kiss-and-tell book
Bush's motive for war: Remove threat or get revenge?
president of the United States be so short-sighted as to use the power of
the American military to avenge the tarnished legacy of his father, the
first President Bush?
I wonder how long this Treasury Department biography link for Paul O'Neill will be up? Click here
Bono and Paul O'Neill in Ghana.
"Cabinet members should be loyal to a president, but they have a larger loyalty to the public. If Paul O'Neill has come across something that is deeply disturbing or is likely to be deeply disturbing, then he has every right and indeed a responsibility to reveal that." -Robert Reich, who served as labor secretary in the Clinton administration and later wrote a controversial book about the experience
Backing Limbaugh, ACLU goes to court
Boston Globe, MA - 1-13-04
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Rush Limbaugh and the American Civil Liberties Union do not agree about much, but they are in accord that the conservative radio commentator's medical records should be off-limits to prosecutors....
"This week, Secretary of State Colin Powell admitted that there is no direct link between Saddam Hussein and al Qaeda. So let that be a warning world leaders — if you have no direct link to al Qaeda, we will get you." —Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update"
Graphic by Oz
"Tom Ridge says we're no longer on high alert — so he said we shouldn't let our guard down. So I'm doing my part and staying high." —Craig Kilborn
Most Oppose Bush Immigration Plan
ABC News 1-13-04
...An ABCNEWS poll found 52 percent oppose an
amnesty program for illegal immigrants from Mexico; 57 percent oppose one for
illegal immigrants from other countries. Both results are roughly the same as
when the administration floated the idea 2 ½ years ago....
Mission - Hold The First World Vote
A total of 4812 people dominate the world's decision-making process.
Less than 5000 people determine what you eat, where you can move to, what your child learns in school, how much you earn, what you see on television and how many bombs drop on your head.
5000 people are less than 0.000000077% of the world population.
99.999999923% of us are effectively shut out of the decision making process.
Bill Clinton discusses Muslim world, US's distorted views of each
Tacoma News Tribune, WA - 1-13-04
..."Too many Americans know too
little about the Islamic world, and much of what they know they learned after
Sept. 11 through the narrow lens of terror," Clinton told the forum, organized
by the Washington-based Brookings Institution.
"What people do out of anger, pain and fear both darkens and distorts reality," Clinton said....
Today in History - January 13
1610 Galileo Galilei discovers Callisto, 4th satellite of Jupiter
1785 John Walter publishes 1st issue of London Times
1863 Thomas Crapper pioneers one-piece pedestal flushing toilet
National convention of black leaders meets in Washington DC
1869 Colored National Labor Union, 1st Black labor convention
between jobless & police in New York City NY, 100s injured
1874 US troops land in Honolulu to protect the king
1906 1st radio set advertised (Telimco for $7.50 in Scientific American) claimed to receive signals up to one mile
1920 New York Times editorial (falsely) reports rockets can never fly
1927 US & Mexico battle over oil interests
1942 German U-boats begin harassing shipping on US east coast
1943 Hitler declares "Total War"
1958 9,000 scientists of 43 nations petition UN for nuclear test ban
1966 1st black selected for Presidential cabinet (LBJ selects Robert C Weaver-HUD)
1968 Beginning of Tet-offensive in Vietnam
1979 YMCA files libel suit against Village People's YMCA song
1986 Bloody coup overthrows government of South Yemen
1991 UN Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar meets with Saddam Hussein in Baghdad
Oops! US fighter drops bomb on Britain
Mon Jan 12,10:13 AM ET
LONDON (AFP) - A US Air Force fighter jet dropped an inert training bomb by accident last week over a sparsely populated area of northern England, causing no damage or injury, the British Ministry of Defence said.
Court Rejects Appeal on 9/11 Detentions
By ANNE GEARAN, Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court said it would not second-guess the government's policy of secrecy in holding hundreds of foreigners after the Sept. 11 attacks..
Court OKs Roadblocks to Hunt Criminals
By GINA HOLLAND, Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court gave police leeway Tuesday to use random roadblocks to track down criminals....
Ok, I understand these two Supreme Court rulings, they are a part of the Bush round 'em up and throw away the key policy.
The Pieta by Michelangelo 1500
The sash across the chest of Mary has an interesting story behind it. Just days after it was placed in Saint Peter's, Michelangelo overheard a visitor remark that the work was done by another artist. That night Michelangelo sneaked into the Cathedral and carved an inscription on the sash running across Mary's chest: "Michelangelus Bonarotis Florent Facibat" (Michelangelo Buonarroti, Florentine, made this). This is the only work that Michelangelo ever signed. He later regretted his passionate outburst of pride and determined to never again sign a work of his hands. He was 24 years old when he completed the Pieta.