Monday, April 04, 2011

Rove and his cronies are so desperate they are seeking manipulators and liars to help.

We need to start our own 'scandal rag page' on behalf of the Regressive National Party (RNC).  I take it the DNC is not engaged in such activity to attempt to find traction through faux scandal and underhanded measures?  I didn't think so.  I'll see what I can find.  Should be interesting.  It would be good if the Regressives could find a candidate first, though.

...“WikiLeaks (click title to entry - thank you) suddenly became a household name,” he said, and he thought, “Amid all of this bad behavior, there is a certain genius going on there.”

Last week, in an attempt to tap into that genius, Crossroads began, a collaborative Web site intended to create a database of freedom of information requests that scrutinize the actions of the Obama administration....

By the way, has Rove remarried yet?  We never hear anything about that.  I mean has he taken up celibacy or something?  Maybe the truth is he perfers boys. 

Come Karl, time to put your manpants on.

The weather at Glacier Bay National Park is (crystal wind chime) warm.

...The whale, (click title to entry - thank you) dubbed #875 by researchers, was spotted on March 15, 2011, by researchers from the non-profit Hawai'i Marine Mammal Consortium, including Glacier Bay National Park's whale biologist Chris Gabriele. Gabriele recognized #875, a whale regularly seen each summer in Glacier Bay and the waters just south of the park known as Icy Strait....

Humpback Whales, like all baleen whales, migrate between their feeding grounds and their breeding grounds.  The seasonal migration brings northern hemisphere baleen whales to the Arctic Ocean for feeding during the summer months and to the equatorial ocean for breeding in the winter. 

The same pattern with southern hemisphere whales occur annually.  They migrate to the waters surrounding Antarctica for feeding in the summer months and to the equatorial oceans for breeding in the winter. 

Their migrations have nothing to do with water temperature.  Northrern hemisphere whales and southern hemisphere whales never meet because the seasons are opposite from each other.  While the northern baleen whales are breeding in equatorial ocean waters in the winter, their counter parts in the southern oceans are feeding near Antarctica in the summer.

Distinctive markings on a whale flukes allow identification of individual animals. NPS photo.

Temperature :: 43 °F
Feels Like :: 37 °F

Conditions :: Overcast

Wind :: 10 mph from Southeast

Windchill :: 37 °F

Wind Gust :: 17 mph

Dew Point :: 28 °F

Humidity :: 57%

Rainfall :: 0.00 in

Snow Depth :: Not available

Pressure :: 29.57 in

Sunrise :: 6:26 AM

Sunset :: 7:56 PM

Latitude :: 58.8 North

Longitude :: 137.0 West

Elevation :: 33 feet

Visibility :: 10.0 miles

Clouds :: Overcast 8000 ft
UV :: 1 out of 16

Keeping Gitmo Detention Camp is irrelevant, "W"rong and expensive. It is a political icon to the Regressives.

There are reasons for detainment camps for prisoners of war.  Gitmo became completely irrelevant when the information the prisoners of war could provide proved to be lies, outdated and desperate.

The Regressive National Committee candidates USE a military instillation to propagate fear rather than resolving it as a political icon to their campaigns.

Regressives do not know how to govern, they only understand their own politics.

"Detainee" by definition is a temporary status. The definition of POW, which is the same as a detainee, is a temporary status.

With the soldiers returning from Iraq and the beginning of a draw down in Afghanistan as of July of this year, the time remaining to try POWs is very limited.

...The case of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (click here) and four alleged co- conspirators is being referred to the military justice system, Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement in Washington today. The military trial will be held at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, said two U.S. officials, who weren’t authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity....

The Regressive National Committee candidates have engaged in 'oppositional' politics ratther than campaigns based in reality and what is best for the country.  When they were elected in mass numbers to the House in 2010 their ideologies took over the priorities of the US House of Representatives.  Faced with chronic underming of sincere justice and effective indictiments of  'oppositional politics' the Attorneys General of the USA have decided to move the trials of the most ruthless POWs.

The best path for trails of these world criminals is to indict them and try them to the standards available within the USA Justice System that would include the Death Penalty.  Indictment through the civil system in the USA would INSURE charges would hold the POWs past that of the end of war. 

The USA is facing ever escalating dynamics in Afghanistan.  The troops are seeking to make impressions upon their leaders.  The uncivilized discourse of the domestic extremists among the Religious Right within the Regressive National Committee are having severe packlash within the military theater in Afghanistan.  The possibility the draw down in Afghanistan will increase is a reality that cannot be ignored.  With all those 'factors' playing into the reality the POWs currently held in Gitmo could be released to their native countries with the removal of soldiers from the Afghan nation, time is not necessarily a reality with such 'silly' politics playing within the USA.

Detainee - A person held in custody or confinement: a political detainee.

Prison of War - A person who surrenders to (or is taken by) the enemy in time of war




    This title may be cited as the 'Detainee Treatment Act of 2005'.


    (a) In General- No person in the custody or under the effective control of the Department of Defense or under detention in a Department of Defense facility shall be subject to any treatment or technique of interrogation not authorized by and listed in the United States Army Field Manual on Intelligence Interrogation.

    (b) Applicability- Subsection (a) shall not apply with respect to any person in the custody or under the effective control of the Department of Defense pursuant to a criminal law or immigration law of the United States.

    (c) Construction- Nothing in this section shall be construed to affect the rights under the United States Constitution of any person in the custody or under the physical jurisdiction of the United States.

Article 4  (click title to entry - thank you)

A. Prisoners of war, in the sense of the present Convention, are persons belonging to one of the following categories, who have fallen into the power of the enemy:
1. Members of the armed forces of a Party to the conflict as well as members of militias or volunteer corps forming part of such armed forces....