Ten Signs of the Impending U.S. Police State

1. The Internet Clampdown: Attempts to regulate and filter internet content are intensifying lately. The Pentagon, which issued an "Information Operations Roadmap in 2003, outlines tactics such as network attacks.

2. "The Long War": Please click on :Alternet, where I found this excellent expose, indicates that the "War on Terror" will never end, since we are continuously "pissing off people who have access to explosives". This "War" will eternally justify suspensions of civil liberties, military expansion, domestic spying, massive deficit spending which will destroy the buying power of those on fixed incomes. Our government's message: "Get used to it!"

3. The "Patriot Act" will be with us forever. It gives the government the right to sneak into your house, look through all your stuff, and not tell you about it for weeks, all based on a "rubber stamp" warrant.

Please read the rest at this link to: ALTERNET


The Face of Moral Courage: Natalie Maines and the Dixie Chicks

The Dixie Chicks were on top of the "country" music world in 2003, when George Bush decided to invade Iraq. We know that he did so by lying to the citizens who elected him, by fabricating evidence that Saddam Hussein had "weapons of mass destruction, and by FALSELY linking him to Osama Bin Laden. As everyone who read the foreign press knew, the two were bitter enemies, and would have tried to kill each other, had they been placed into the same room. In the process, his people outed Valerie Plame Wilson, the CIA operative who was tracking nuclear bomb technology in Iran. Thanks to our Bush government, we now have no "humint", or human intelligence, keeping an eye on the progress of nuclear weapons technology in Iran.

Natalie Maines said what most of us who knew the facts of the situation did say in our blogs, though our subservient press did not have the courage to report the truth. Because of her patriotic and courageous act FOR AMERICA, "country" music stations banned the Dixie Chicks, in an act that was not only cowardly, but also anti-American.

Now we are in a mess in Iraq, and the so-called "patriotic" country disk jockeys are partly responsible for it. How can they sleep at night, after helping to betray America, which they claim to love?