Thursday, December 22, 2005

How about George W's profile on a wooden nickel?



“Got the blues, how about a little of the blog-usa news.”


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title: How about George W's profile on a wooden nickel?


According to a web posting by the Wooden Nickel Historical
Museum History of Wooden Money: “On December 5, 1931,
the Citizen's Bank of Tenino (pronounced 10-9-0), Washington
failed and created a shortage of money. This left the merchants
of the area unable to get change without traveling about 30 miles
over mountainous roads in automobiles ill suited to that purpose,
on roads that were built for horses and mules to traverse...average
round trip was about four hours. Much too long for merchants to
be gone from their stores. A meeting of the Chamber of Commerce
resulted in the local newspaper printing up the first issue of wooden
money in the United States. In 1933, Blaine, Washington issued
round wooden coins when their bank failed. These were the first
issues of wooden money in the U.S. Several other places, mostly
in the Pacific North-West, issued wooden money after that. Some
followed the flat format of Tenino and others used round pieces.”

“The Century of Progress in Chicago in 1933 was the first place to
use wooden money pieces as souvenirs. Several issues were made
all round. Some are the size of a silver dollar and others are about
three inches in diameter. In 1934 a new use for wooden nickels was
found-a combination of advertising for civic celebrations [] providing
souvenirs of the celebration. Binghamton NY was one of first places
to embrace this concept. Wood continued to be used to enhance civic
celebrations such as centennials through the mid 1930's and (w) really
started to be cranked out in 1938 when the J. R. Rogers Company of
Fostoria, OH obtained a copyright on their design for wooden money.”

“While the Rogers Company had competition and the competition also
issued wooden money, woods produced for Rogers continue to be the
most readily found. Just when the adage ("Don't take any Wooden
Nickels!")
was added to [present] American language is unclear, but
the reasons are easy to understand. First of all, each wood[en] had an
expiration date and generally even a specific final redemption time...”

So makes sense, how about George (W)'s profile on a wooden nickel?

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Sen. Ted Stevens, (R) Alaska in need of a retirement party?


“You don't think it's a mess - then don't read this - just rest”


20-December-2005-free.research.project-opinion-editorial


Sen. Ted Stevens, (R) Alaska in need of a retirement party?


Just one Senator Ted Stevens, a Republican from Alaska who
has been in the U.S. Senate 37 years, is presently high jacking
the Senate by his usual party line of heavy handed tactics, not
unlike one George W. Bush via their, my way or the highway,
motto of first strike, do anything we want, it's legal or agenda.

However, in Stevens case it's a pipeline, funding for hurricane
disaster relief & military spending. Additionally more drilling.

It seems that Republican Ted has tried just about every trick in
his dirty little GOP bag over the years. Even making a personal
threat towards other members of the Senate, citing a revengeful
"People who vote against this today are voting against me, and
I'll never forget it." Now that's a real coalition building strategy.

Now he is even offering money for the pet projects of lawmakers
who support drilling. A type of Enron, corporate, or an organized
crime boss technique, it appears. It's called this for that, or a quid
pro quo and it's suppose to be illegal, or against the law, nada, no.

Which of course, doesn't appear to apply to anything a republican
does these days. Besides, that's the example this president's setting
in regards to vote counts, or in order win an election and leaving a
country, i.e. - U.S.A., basically defenseless on September 11, 2001.

Senator Ted Stevens, of Alaska, is in need of his - retirement party.

So that the good people of of this country - and Alaska - can come
to terms with our over-dependence on oil. Which is now weakening
our nation's security - not made it stronger as Stevens, Bush, would
now have you believe. Oil is the primary reason for the invasion of
Iraq. Freedom to drill and/or export. Of course Saddam wanted lots
of money and conditions, so bye-bye, he's on - trial for offenses that
were supposed to be tried during the first Bush administration, or as
the first Desert Storm. You know, the 1990's war to remove Saddam.

Bush I withdrew. Now we're at the second phase or delayed part of it.

Evidence has been released, or alluded to, that pre-election planned
to go into Iraq & (2000) administration was looking for justification.

Will we ever know for sure, probably not, seems a dog named Rover
has eaten all of the paperwork - as rumored - Geo. W. B's homework.

Sidebar on Vice President's comment that's no accident that the U.S.
hasn't been attacked, alluding to the secret-wiretaps as helpful in the
prevention capacity. Oh Molly hold the dog, while we close the door.

Mr. Cheney, gate-keeper, knows full well that the front and back doors
were left ajar during/under their national security watch agenda, 9/11.

Under that disguise, or premise, future attacking has not been agenda
required, as as necessary, to further the W-neo-conservative ideology.

If you have the security keys to the house and someone walks in, who
looked the other way, blinked their eyes, or just stood there watching?


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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Out of Iraq, but not the Dick Nixon Vietnam way.

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title: Out of Iraq, but not the Dick Nixon Vietnam way.
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It appears that all of the conservative blow-back on all
the calls to start pulling troops out of Iraq, regresses to
that Freud thing in the neo-cons brain-speak or design.
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Must be a trigger-thing, so to speak. Say withdraw and
they say, premature. Say, we family plan, they think as
death related – abortion. Say help the poor, or the need,
they think you're wanting to break the bank. I don't get
it. How did these people get passing grades in anything?
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Better yet, how do they get a job in government, or in
any corporation. Imagine, the boss says, Karl close the
door and have a seat. Karl looks at the boss, then starts
out the door with the chair, closing the door behind him.
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Saturday, November 19, 2005

Memo: Justice O'Connor, like Rehnquist, avoids disability.

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title. :Memo: Justice O'Connor, like Rehnquist, avoids disability.
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Blessed with the power to decide the fate of all knowing ~ Justice
Sandra Day O'Connor helped lay another brick in front of equality
for a person with disabilities. In this case children. Noting today's
the official day of adoption for foster kids. The surprise from our
perch is one Justice Stevens concurring. Guess he's a-just given up
after the court's screwing of the majority of the American voters in
the now infamous hostile take-over, cited as Scalia's-Bush v. Gore.
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In that dissent, Stevens wrote that the majority was wrong to over-
turn an 11th Circuit's decision that found in favor; Gore's position.
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See how far that position went. Guess 9/11 tanked all review rights.
Opps, sorry that was the big tank of 2001, then came both the wars.
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It is getting harder and harder to keep-up with the events since 2000.
Guess that could be by political-design, the-mission, or legal-agenda.
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“USA TODAY [ “Access for disabled remains elusive” ] By Julianne
Malveaux /Fri Nov 18, 7:33 AM ET/ [“A Supreme Court decision on
[11/14/05] seems to make equal education harder to obtain for special
needs students. In Schaffer v. Weast, the court ruled that parents have
the burden [to work & raise kids, pay the taxes, while school only has
to teach-less. Thus mom has the additional burden] of proving that the
school system [] does not provide a free, appropriate education for their
special needs child. This case reminds us how far we have come, and how
much more work must be done, to secure equal rights for [over] 54 million
disabled citizens in the USA...”
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“The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act
(IDEA) mandates equal educational opportunities for disabled
kids. It requires public schools to provide education for special
needs students, a disproportionate number of whom are African-
American and Latino. If the court's ruling allows school districts
to pare special education budgets, [] protects them from challenges,
these kids will lose in the long run. Adults with disabilities are less
likely than those without disabilities to have finished high school or
college. They are less likely to find employment and more likely to
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“According to a 2004 survey by the National Organization on Disability,
people with disabilities report a lower level of life satisfaction (34%) than
those without (61%). Even so, laws such as IDEA and the Americans with
Disabilities Act (ADA) have opened doors that were closed in the past.”
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“We have come a long way from the days when disabled people had to
block city buses with their wheelchairs to protest their lack of access....”]
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project-2: With Justice O'Connor, disability is just the problem of them
not the problem of (they) - same as Rehnquist's opining from wheelchair.
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Monday, October 24, 2005

Justice denied, RE: Ms. Terri Schiavo's case.

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Wisdom is something not deeded by just the age of
any one person, or their numbers in years. If so then
it would be cut so fine, as cake, that it could no more
be consumed, than held. Likewise justice is no more
fairer when verdict-ed by an individual wearing on
a black robe. In particular, when – crass - enough to
emblazon one's sleeves with neo-roman striping, etc.
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Nonetheless, this is what our justice system conveys
and what the rule of law – average - has come to be.
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For better, or worse, or just plain indifference to all.
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Which brings to mind an axiom, for lack of a better
term, not being an expert of that prose; but instead
or better yet an expression to-wit: “hell will never
be full, as long as there's another judge ali_e, et al.”
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While that may have been harsh for it's day, it has
still stood the test of time, and that judgment is as
final as thus may be declared. I would not suppose
so otherwise. Which brings us to that particular on
which this “re-posting” has occurred. Having been
one to believe that a fair day in court was one's own
right, only spelled out more clearly by constitutional
prose as one's own right; as to be supported by laws.
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REPOSTED WITH PERMISSION of “YSN” as:
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title: Any justice delayed, is justice denied
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usa --- weblogged: Friday, June 17, 2005
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Why Ms. Terri Schiavo was denied justice
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Preamble, this opinion summary reviews mainly
the civil court - legal process. It's the sub's view
that this matter could have been resolved with
out having a civil-court issue an opinion that did
result in her demise. Likewise, fairly to other side.
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Title: Why Ms. Terri Schiavo was denied justice
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At May 1998, Mr. Schiavo filed a petition in court
to remove his incapacitated wife's feeding tube, or
her remaining life support, citing generally the law.
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This was all at least 8-years after Terri Schiavo had
collapsed, Feb. 1990, & into a dependant condition.
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During a 100-month period -Terri would have been
legally classified as a -handicapped/disabled person.
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Importantly - citizen in a condition whereas she was
unable to convey and/or direct to a counsel as to her
own particular wishes, wants, needs -and/or finality.
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In other words, Terri was not able to lawfully act as
a defendant on her own behalf – even with a lawyer.
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Mr. Schiavo petitioned to the court that, he as legal
husband of Mrs. Schiavo, Florida state-law allowed
him, with that court's permission, to decide for her.
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Concerning by appearance as to argument(s) by one
of the parties of the civil-case -- basically presenting
as to both sides of the matter - before the state court.
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Granted the parents & relatives, attempted to defend
for her, or on her own behalf. Arguing that if Terri's
condition had become problematic for -Mr. Schiavo
then they, family, would assume all of her concerns.
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However, Mr. Schiavo wouldn't allow transfer and a
court upheld against Terri's side and in favor of then
husband's position as first filed to court - May 1998.
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After many months of appeals, reviews and/or news
03/18/05: Florida court allows removal of that tube.
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03/30/05: Federal court and/or Supreme Court reject
parents' appeal; March 31, 2005: Terri Schiavo dies.
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Effectively, concluding a legal-question of fifteen-years
that should have, sub's opinion, been before a court for
regards -- or a decision-period of less-than 15-months.
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Meaning that any court should have only taken just
a few months to realize that the state-laws were not
protecting Terri's Constitutional Rights, whether the
family, acting in her defense, correctly argued for it.
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In other words, Terri's "condition" was not the fact
that the court had to review, but instead her "right".
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Nonetheless, Terri's "condition" was the question a
"husband" placed before the court for that decision.
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As previously, Terri was not able to lawfully act as
a defendant on her own behalf – even with a lawyer.
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Evidence, in review, was presented to the court that
is now believed, by sub, to-be equally as "credible"
as to Terri's "wishes" as to not remain "married-to".
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Allowing, as lawfully, the court to end "Schiavo's"
legal document, or as called - "marriage contract".
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Without her written signature and thus removing a
perceived "burden" that Mr. Schiavo had petitioned.
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So, in effect, Mr. Schiavo argued both sides of that
issue – but petitioned it as – what Terri had wanted.
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However, the U.S. Constitution correctly positioned
as to "life & liberty" as being "equal" to all citizens.
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Both "parties" were in-fact "legal-citizens", but Ms'
had become "incapacitated" & as such handicapped
in her ability to "fully and fairly" represent herself.
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As such, in-order for the court to determine "fate or
a result of condition" it had to first decide if Terri's
"rights" – not "wishes" were being lawfully upheld.
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The courts surmised that they had, by review, done
so. But the sub's review, now, doesn't agree as such.
Her "right" to be at "odds" with her "husband" &/or
to be a "lawful 50/50 partner in decisions" was void.
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In effect, state law cannot compel 100% to either spouse
& as much, any such mandate would be un-constitutional
under the premise that it guarantees "equal protection...".
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Concluding that the court could have ERRED -RE: Terri.
Thus voiding that "marriage-contract" & dismissing case.
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These two links are inculded for some balance and/or to
review the overall timeline of events. Others are available
that support both sides of this court-case opinion/decision.
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Either way, people are human, not perfect & driven by all
factors related to each other - in particular a Democracy.
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As such we [United States] place our faith & trust in the
system and/or process sometimes it appears not to work
correctly, blessed as we are with a Constitution to guide
us and the courts also. When the courts fail, as they did
in this particular, and other, cases; then we all fail; as a
nation, as a country, and as under the U.S. Constitution.
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Thursday, September 15, 2005

What's new: CIA's motto re: truth is misquoted

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What's new: CIA's motto re: truth is misquoted
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"The word “Truth” is capitalized...suggest[ed] in
reference to the CIA motto inscribed in stone on
the front door:(“and ye shall know the truth, [&]
the truth shall make you free.”) (John 8:31-32).
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The CIA never seems to notice that its motto is
a scripture quote [-------] taken out of context."
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"The CIA has its motto inscribed in stone just
inside the front door : (“And ye shall know the
truth and the truth shall set you free.”) There
are many CIA professionals who take to heart
this injunction to objectivity. Unfortunately...
quote is taken out of context and distorted in
meaning. The verse from John 8:31-32 reads
(“…If ye continue in my word, then are ye my
disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth,
and the truth shall make you free.”) []( KJV).
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The meaning of the entire [] chapter turns on
the meaning of being free. Jesus’ interlocutors
are seeking political freedom from Rome while
Jesus is discussing a very different [--] kind of
freedom." [Or possibly, those that misuse it...]
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Tuesday, September 13, 2005

No excuses for Bush's poor hurricane response

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No excuses for Bush's poor hurricane response
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Nothing Bush, or his crony - GOP supporters,
can now say that will forgive poor response to
the disaster that whole world watched coming
at break-neck speed. Bush on vacation, again,
didn't have the ability, or compassion, to just
pick-up a telephone & tell FEMA to get those
people out of there. Which gives only two other
reasons why he didn't: he had other plans for a
new - New Orleans, or he just doesn't care, OR
maybe it's both, now THE party doesn't either.
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