Blackwater 1: A Short History

Blackwater USA, while not the only private mercenaries in Iraq, are the largest. They may have up to 120,000 soldiers providing security for US diplomats and corporate war profiteers. We don’t know because Blackwater uses the independent contractor scam and a dizzying maze of subcontracting...

Corporatocracy, Police States, and Telecommunications

A couple of days ago, the media and the blogosphere were both set ablaze when a college student was hit with a taser gun in the chest by campus police during the question and answer session following a speech by Senator John Kerry. In the aftermath we here at Comments received our own little surge, and...

And The Winner Is….

The CREW (Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington) released its Annual List of the 22 most corrupt members of Congress along with the 2 Most Likely To’s on its watchlist. It was a near-clean sweep for the Republicans, who captured 20 of the 24 slots, proving once again that when it comes...

Truly UnAmerican

I’m not prone towards calling people unAmerican. It’s just not my way. I look to our rights of Free Speech and Expression, and I look to the ideals of this country that at least strive to not persecute someone based on their political leanings or religion and realize that it would be difficult...

Turncoat Joe, AG?

Most rumor mills turning right about now seem to pin the AG tail on the Michael Chertoff donkey as we patiently await the official announcement of which croney… er… highly qualified individual the president will tap as Alberto Gonzales’ replacement. However, Cliff Schecter’s got...

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