Native Culture

The Kalispel Tribe is holding its annual Powwow meeting. This is the first time I’ve been able to go.

Native dancers from as far as Arizona and even Kansas I think attended.  Colorful dancing costumes were in abundance, as was Native American music and food.

Annual powwow meetings are held throughout the country to reaffirm Native American heritage and culture.

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US stalls on Sept. 11 trial

This is interesting:

As the U.S. military prepares for the first war crimes trial under President Barack Obama, its most high-profile case against the planners of the Sept. 11 attacks is stuck in political and legal limbo.

Canadian prisoner Omar Khadr, accused of killing an American soldier during a raid on an al-Qaida compound, is scheduled to go to trial Aug. 9 at the U.S. base in Cuba.

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Warmer, Warmer, Warmest

NOAA: Past Decade Warmest on Record According to Scientists in 48 Countries

Ten Indicators of a Warming World.

High resolution (Credit: NOAA)

The 2009 State of the Climate report released today draws on data for 10 key climate indicators that all point to the same finding: the scientific evidence that our world is warming is unmistakable. More than 300 scientists from 160 research groups in 48 countries contributed to the report, which confirms that the past decade was the warmest on record and that the Earth has been growing warmer over the last 50 years.

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Universal National Service Act

Yet another attempt to enslave Americans is being tried.

The Universal National Service Act:

To require all persons in the United States between the ages of 18 and 42 to perform national service, either as a member of the uniformed services or in civilian service in furtherance of the national defense and homeland security, to authorize the induction of persons in the uniformed services during wartime to meet end-strength requirements of the uniformed services, and for other purposes.

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WikiLeaks Releases 91,000 Documents on Afghanistan War

In a blow to U.S. hegemony and belligerence, WikiLeaks has released 91,000 documents on the Afghanistan conflict.

The Afghan War Diary is massive, containing detailed day-to-day events.  The White House is livid of course, calling this exposure “irresponsible” and is in full-retreat, coverup and scramble mode.

The reason is obvious — we’ve been repeatedly lied to, again and again and again.  Support for our intervention is lagging and this exposure reveal the duplicious nature of US Government “policy”, and that of Pakistan.

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Five Years of Blogging

Oh wow, it’s been five years of blogging already. I just realized that this blog was begun in July 2005.

On the up side to this effort: I’m still here and so are most of you.  My fingernails are getting worn and so is my patience. A lot has happened in the world and we’re still headed down the same self-destructive path as ever.  Not much is being done to change this fact, unfortunately.  I stand by my conclusions reported years ago on what we should expect, what we should do and where this is all still headed.

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