it’s a swell idea

It’s ok … both Az Gov Jan Brewer and America’s toughest sheriff Joe Arpaio believe it’s a swell idea … frees up law enforcement officers to take action against those they label “illegals” …


Corrections Corporation of America Used in Drug Sweeps of Public School Students


Beau Hodai, PRWatch…Read the Article 

In an unsettling trend in Arizona, private corrections corporations have assisted local law enforcement agencies in drug raids at public schools.

John got too much ecstasy

… That’s it … John got too much ecstasy following the Vietnam War

clip_image001The Ecstasy of War

The federal government has found the drug "ecstasy" helpful to soldiers returning from the Middle East suffering from post-traumatic stress. No mention was made of how this drug might have helped other users deal with the stresses generated

we want … “cheap”…

… And they do it with impunity as they are only providing us with what we want … “cheap”…



How Walmart and Other Huge Companies Support Horrific Conditions That Kill Workers


Adele M. Stan, AlterNet

Retailers look away as the Bangladeshi government stalks, batters and kills seamstresses and labor activists. READ MORE»


Just where do you think Jon Kyl is headed

Just where do you think Jon Kyl is headed … “K” street as lobbyist


Ex-lawmakers head to K Street

By: Dave Levinthal

Not much is stopping lawmakers and staffers from heading straight to the powerful lobbying shops.

The ‘irrelevancy’ of Jon Kyl

Tea-Publicans are negotiating the ‘cliff’ in bad faith

the west’s answer to Mississippi

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio doing us proud …

symbol of justice … the west’s answer to



clip_image001British Reporter Lived Life On A Female Chain Gang In The Blazing Arizona Desert


Up at 5am and dressed in prison stripes, they march to order and labour in temperatures of 40°C. Nigel Farndale meets members of the world’s only female chain gang – the pride of ‘America’s toughest lawman’

Until I watch the prisoners line up alongside the chains laid out on the ground, I have half imagined that the term ‘chain gang’ is being used in a loose and euphemistic way.

But no. They are wearing heavy-duty work boots and, as the chains are padlocked around their ankles, they raise their left legs up behind them, bending at the knees like well-trained horses obliging a farrier.

What makes this scene even more disturbing is the sex of the prisoners. They are all women.

This is Arizona, America’s most draconian state. It is also its hottest, averaging around 40°C in the summer, which makes the concept of hard labour outdoors seem all the more cruel.

Although it is 5am and dark, already the heat of this August day is apparent. On a command from Officer Houston – a strong-looking female prison guard who, even without the gun in her holster, you wouldn’t want to mess with – the prisoners begin stomping their right boots, marking time.

After half a minute comes the order to march and, with a stomp of the right boot, followed by a drag of the left, they set off through the corridors of the Estrella Jail, Phoenix. Stomp. Drag. Stomp. Drag.

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Robert Reich: Will Tim Geithner Lead Us Over or Around the Fiscal Cliff?

If "pragmatic deal maker," as the Wall Street Journal describes Geithner, means someone who believes any deal with Republicans is better than no deal, and deficit reduction is more important than job creation, we could be in for a difficult December.

aspirants of Eugenics see this a silver lining

… aspirants of Eugenics see this a silver lining …


Fetal Deaths up 4000% after pregnant mothers took Flu Vaccine

11-28-2012  •

Documentation received from the National Coalition of Organized Women (NCOW) states that between 2009 and 2010 the mercury-laden combined flu vaccinations have increased Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting Systems (VAERS) fetal death reports by 4,250 pe

the common man in Egypt has found his voice … exercising his rightful power

… And they mean business … the common man in Egypt has found his voice … exercising his rightful power …

clip_image002This Photo Shows Just How Upset Egypt Is With Its President

11-28-2012  •  Business Insider

More than 200,000 people entered Cairo’s central Tahrir Square on Tuesday night to protest a constitutional decree issued last week by Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi.

man that give us the TSA claimed no one had jurisdiction over him

Why are we surprised the man that give us the TSA … George W Bush claimed no one had jurisdiction over him

clip_image001Liberty red alert: We are losing our Republic! The TSA now claims Congress has no jurisdiction over it. The agency is the new law unto itself:


how in the hell did Ohio beat out my home state of Arizona

Just how in the hell did Ohio beat out my home state of Arizona for top honors … I was sure we had a lock on this one


clip_image0015 States Where GOP Extremists Are Pushing Repugnant Anti-Women Laws


Some GOPers are continuing to fight the same noxious battles, in some cases putting women’s access at risk.

November 28, 2012…  


The 2012 election was meant to be a referendum on, among other things, the tide of Republican extremism that swept reproductive rights to the edge of existence in many states between 2010 and 2012. Although the Tea Party was allegedly given votes in the midterms to address financial issues, abortion restriction and defunding Planned Parenthood immediately rose to the top of the new Republican priority list.

That was all supposed to end with this election–but did it?

This absurd period of legislative history that became dubbed the “war on women” (though it affected people of all genders) culminated in this year’s notorious spate of comments from Tea Party-approved candidates about rape– legitimate, god-willed or otherwise — and resulted in the biggest anti-misogynist backlash at the ballot box we’ve seen in a long time.

Women handily voted for Obama, vetoed extreme anti-choicers and listed abortion as an important issue in exit polls. But in several states, GOPers seemed not to get the message. At all. Some of them are continuing to fight the same battles, in some cases putting women’s access at risk.

Could it be because they have no ideas besides digging back into the “dump on women’s rights” bag of tricks?

1. Ohio. Right away during Ohio’s lame duck session, members of the state GOP decided that it might be a good idea to revive some battles they lost, like the dangerous and restrictive “heartbeat ban,” which would ban abortion while a fetal heartbeat was detected (and whose potential effects many have compared to the situation in Ireland that led to SavitaHalappanavar’s death). They also made efforts to defund their state’s Planned Parenthood–again.

This led to State Senator Nina Turner creating a T-shirt that said “Get Out of My Panties” and calling the GOP in her state "insane."

At last this week, these Ohio GOP efforts to curtail reproductive freedom came to an end, but not after they wasted a lot of time and energy on all ends trying to remind women of their desire to legislate in the womb.

2. Arizona is worthy of a double prize, and not only because the state is continuing to fight an appeal in court to keep funding away from Planned Parenthood–even though they’ve lost in lower courts.

Even worse, there’s a new shame tactic from the state, which has already instituted a highly constitutionally questionable 20-week ban: a Web site which tries to manipulate women out of having abortions. At Jezebel, Katie JM Baker offers an analysis of the site’s true intentions:

Make no mistake: the website is biased, …The title itself — "A Women’s Right to Know" — is incredibly patronizing. The first paragraph on the home page doesn’t define abortion or even explain why a woman might choose to terminate a pregnancy; instead, it states that "… If your doctor performs an abortion on you without obtaining your voluntary consent or without allowing a private medical consultation they may be liable to you for claims in a civil action." Because it’s that easy for women to get abortions, you guys! Those wily doctors will give you an abortion even if you don’t want one! Lock your windows!

Rather than offering women medically accurate information, the site offers half-truths and shame.

3. Arkansas GOPers, finding themselves in charge of both legislative chambers, are wasting no time trying to do what they do best: get all up in Arkansas uteri. They are introducing measures to ban abortion by “telemedicine” as well as a controversial 20-week ban:

Mayberry said he plans to reintroduce legislation next year that would ban abortion at 20 weeks of pregnancy, based on the disputed claim that a fetus can feel pain after that point. Mayberry’s bill was one of 10 anti-abortion measures that failed to clear the House Public Health Committee during last year’s session, and it’s one of three measures that Arkansas Right to Life says it plans to push for in the legislative session that begins Jan. 14.

…The Arkansas attorney general’s office last year opposed the measure, telling the panel that it was in conflict with established law and would likely be struck down as unconstitutional.

4. Wisconsin. Despite their state’s hearty endorsement of President Barack Obama’s re-election, Wisconsin Republicans are also gearing up for more anti-choice measures along the same lines as other states,eager to take advantage of a GOP-dominated state goverment:

The state’s largest anti-abortion group sees opportunities to place further regulations on abortion, including requiring women seeking the procedure to view an ultrasound of her fetus.

Wisconsin Right to Life is also proposing banning abortions that would cause pain to the fetus, barring abortions that are sought based on the sex of the fetus and prohibiting the ability of state employees to use their state healthcare plans to access abortions.

5. Mississippi’s only abortion clinic is embattled by a law designed to shut it down and is in danger of closing. A press release from the Center for Reproductive Rights notes that ideology trumps medical sense in this fight:

Although all the doctors currently providing abortions to women at the Mississippi clinic are board-certified ob-gyns, the physicians responsible for the lion’s share of the clinic’s patients have not been granted privileges by any of the hospitals in the area. In fact, several of the hospitals refused to even process the physicians’ applications, citing their biased policies and practices towards abortion care.

CRR has filed suit to prevent the law from going into effect, while anti-choice protesters targeting the clinic continue to “harass and terrify” patients.

All these states show that the misguided crusade against women’s rights is not over, despite the overwhelming “out of our exam rooms, out of our bedrooms” message sent by the 2012 election. In 2013, keep your eye on the states to see whether the “war” on reproductive health services comes to an end, continues, or as some activists wish, goes the other way.

Wouldn’t it be amazing if, instead of fighting retrograde bills, we focused on expanding access, coverage and information about abortion and sexual health? Activists on the #proactiveprochoice hashtag made their own wishlist this week:



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