Bad Deeds for 4-14-2008

Conservative Pat Buchanan Predicts “Fifty-fifty chance of U.S. airstrikes on Iran by October” – On the McLaughlin Group show, Pat Buchanan said, “The president said that Iran better not make the wrong choice. We’re looking at 140,000 troops there by the end of the year, and very possibly airstrikes in Iran before this fall. … Fifty-fifty chance of U.S. airstrikes on Iran by October.”

It’s About the Oil, and Dick Cheney Knows It – Dick Cheney knew about peak oil back in 1999 when he spoke to the London Petroleum Institute as Halliburton CEO. He predicted peak oil would come in 2010. After that it’s just a matter of years before it runs out. Whoever controls the remaining oil determines who lives and who dies. Sixty percent of this oil is under a triangular area of the Middle East the size of Kansas. In that speech Cheney said: “The Middle East with two thirds of the world’s oil and the lowest cost, is still where the prize ultimately lies.” Read the article and think.

National Security Advisor Can’t Keep Nepal Straight From Tibet – On ABC’s This Week, Bush’s National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley repeatedly said Nepal, when it seems he should have been talking about Tibet. Is it too much to expect the National Security Adviser to keep that straight?

U.S. Presidential Election Can Be Hacked, According to Computer Scientists – “The three systems we looked at are three of the most widely used around the nation,” warned professor David Wagner of the University of California, “They’re going to be using them in the 2008 elections; they’re still going to have the same vulnerabilities we found.” Wagner was speaking about e-voting system made by Diebold, Sequoia Voting Systems and Hart InterCivic which he examined during CA Sec. of State Debra Bowen’s independent “Top to Bottom” review last year. He “and his team found that they could introduce a computer virus to any of the three systems, which would then spread throughout the county and ultimately skew the vote count.”

Texas Republican Used Campaign Funds to Make Improper “Rent” Payments on an Austin Luxury Condo According to Ethics Complaint – Texas State Senator Kim Brimer documenting his use of campaign funds to make improper “rent” payments on an Austin luxury condominium and his pocketing the profit from the sale of the condo. Records show that Brimer realized a financial gain of more than $350,000.

Regards,

Jim

 

 

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Texas A&M Aggie, Retired aerospace engineer, former union member, Vietnam vet, Demcratic Party organizer, husband and father.

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