Muhammadi Davliatov became the latest CCR client to be released from Guantánamo last week and resettled in Serbia. Like so many others, he had been held without ever being charged for 14 years, and was cleared for release by the Obama administration in 2009.
I know it’s true I read it on the Internet. Notice the truth value of the promise by the Oreo Cookie, to close Guantanamo.
Rather than closing the “Black Hole of Civil Liberties” [a description of the prison camp by London’s Economist magazine] B. Obama kept for his entire Administration prisoners who had already been cleared for release when Obama arrived in office.
How’s that for keeping campaign promises, boys and girls?
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It isn’t surprising that corporations are circling their wagons; here in Oregon we have the lowest corporate taxes in the US, and corporations want to keep it that way. In fact, that tax rate is abysmally low, and we can see that in our communities: our schools are underfunded; many of our citizens– both young and old– have unmet health care needs; demand for senior services is growing and yet these corporations fail to acknowledge their responsibility to contribute to the lives of the communities around them.
The fact that big corporations are already leaning on the non-profits they donate to by trying to silence their support for Measure 97 is indicative of what we are going to see in the future months. Mega-corporations will pay millions to fight this measure rather than pay their fair share and support the human beings in the state they exist in. We Oregonians work for you. We Oregonians deserve better. I’m looking forward to this measure passing, for everyone’s sake.
It is the considered policy, since the latter part of last year, for the Cascadia Chapter of the Pacific Green Party of Oregon, to support the ballot measure which imposes a new minimum corporate tax; we [the Imperial We: me, myself, and I] gathered signatures, at least 20 or 30, and turned the pages in to Herschel Soles, the at that time elected vice-president of the so-called Eastside democratic Club.
The reason for Ms Wheeler’s comment was the revelation that the large corporations (at least one of them) are leaning on the Non-governmental organizations of the State of Oregon [“leaning” is defined by “not giving any further contribution to”]. That is what we citizens of the North American Corporate Shill Country have come to expect.
Sassy Kathy, once upon a time a Green Party member, and quite a prominent one, says:
I’m sorry Oregon’s Green Party machinations & disregard for democratic process has long since left me indifferent to its fate. I think what we all must do is to get involved in issues and strive to inform and de-program fellow Oregonians re the duopoly’s control of an utterly corrupt political system. I don’t know what can bring about real and lasting reform or change but I do know it will have to be a grass roots movement, and not some brain child of some egomaniac political leader in any currently existing party. I’ve never seen any evidence of leadership in the Green Party of the values it claims on paper to respect. I like their statements – but I would like more concrete evidence of respect for those values. I do admire your commitment to peace – to the point of going to prison rather than fight in an unjust war, and I respect Emma’s commitment to Green Party values, but neither of you have the respect of that party’s leadership.
from the usual reliable sources:
It would not be stretching the evidence to bluntly state that the suppressed 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry report on the 9/11 terrorist attacks places agents of the Saudi government at the epicenter of the plot. In short, there’s no two ways about it: the Saudis did 9/11.
Why did our government cover up this shocking evidence for so long?
The reason is because they had no desire to retaliate against the real perpetrators of 9/11. Instead, as we now know, they were determined to pin the blame on Saddam Hussein: indeed, the Bush administration pressed this talking point relentlessly, until it was forced to backtrack. We attacked Iraq, in the words of neocon grise eminence and top Bush administration official Paul Wolfowitz, because it was “doable.” A years long neoconservative campaign to target Iraq gained new impetus in the wake of 9/11, and the administration and its journalistic camarilla pushed the lie that Iraq was behind the attack. The evidence that the Saudis were involved had to be suppressed – because the Bush administration’s war plans depended on it.
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Your Intrepid Reporter has officially been assessed, by the State of Oregon, as sufficiently poor to qualify for free legal assistance (if you want to call it that); but he is deeply funded enough to be able to subscribe to the prestigious The Economist, out of London; and he here takes the opportunity to provide an imagined explanation of a Trump victory
[Mr Trump’s] quick offer to meet the Russian president reminded many Americans, uncomfortably, of the murky espionage scandal that played so large a role in the defeat of Hillary Clinton.
In October 2016 top-secret files had appeared on the [I]nternet, allegedly extracted by hackers from Mrs Clinton’s private e-mail server when she was [S]ecretary of [S]tate, identifying individuals as American intelligence assets in Russia and Ukraine; one, an Israeli-Russian businessman
I know just the guy. Met him in federal prison. Heard he’d gone straight, but maybe, with the right incentive.
Name? That’ll cost. Ever hear of the Battle of Kalka?
. . . was soon afterwards found dead at a Geneva [Switzerland] hotel.
Poor old Ben Kalka: all that candlepower, gone to waste. But he really needed a father figure, you know what I mean?
Mrs Clinton continues to deny any knowledge of the leaked documents. Her husband, ex-President Bill Clinton, sparked fresh headlines with an intemperate interview in March  in which he charged that “Kremlin dirty tricks” helped to swing the 2016 election.
Dear Paul [Meo, retired senior economist for World Bank, former State Department vice-consul]
On the very first page of John Perkins’ 2004 Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, he dedicates it to
the presidents of two countries, men who had been my clients, whom I respected and thought of as kindred spirits — Jaime Roldos, president of Ecuador, and Omar Torrijos, president of Panama. Both had [in 1982] just died in fiery crashes. Their deaths were not accidental. They were assassinated . .
Now Paul Michael Meo, first-born son of Dominic Junior and oldest brother to Your Intrepid Reporter, does that not imply
that you, too were complicit, during your career,
in that assassination of Omar Torrijos,
Your client, whom You thought of as Kindred Spirit
Enough to quote him to me.
Should the Revolution come, should I not consent to your execution for manifold crimes against the People?
Dear Brother Paul.
The State Co-ordinating Committee of the Pacific Green Party of Oregon has announced that the Second State Nominating Convention of the Party will be held Saturday, 13 August 2016, in a little library building in the far Southeastern part of the city of Portland.
Left to right: Your Intrepid Reporter, Michael Kepler Meo, John Dominic Meo, and the reclusive artist T. Oliver
It is a few blocks away from Reed College. My two sons [who will be, God willing and the creek dont rise, graduating Grant High School on the same day next June, both valedictorians] have different lists of college choices:
Michael Kepler’s list:
1. Reed College
2. Julliard School of Music
3. Curtis Institute
4. Univ. of Oregon
John Dominic’s list is different:
but it also includes Reed. Too bad we couldn’t meet there. We are scheduled to convene at around 10 a.m. at the intersection of so-called Woodstock Boulevard, which runs by Reed College, and S.E. 60th. Exact address is 6008 S.E. 49th.
See you there.
M. Meo, secretary
Cascadia Chapter of the Pacific Green Party of Oregon
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