Thursday, July 5, 2007

7/8/2007 No Talking Heads

(guests will be Phan Nguyen, Larry Mosqueda, Geov Parrish)

Larry Mosqeuda will speak to the visits of warships to Olympia during 2007 Lakefair later this month. Here's an article in the Olympian about it.
Phan Nguyen (host of "Bundle of Joy", 4-6pm, KAOS) will speak to his article in the latest Works in Progress about the victory of the Olympia 22 against the Port of Olympia. Phan will also speak to an article about the consequences of the militarization of the Port of Olympia and to his experience being subpoenaed for the next court marshal for Lt. Ehren Watada.


Extremely Sensible Olympian Editorials (Mike Oakland must be on vacation)!
- "Bring Home US Troops" from July 4th, 2007
- "Justice was not served" from July 5th, 2007


WA Post Publishes Four Part Series on Dick Cheney
Federal Court Dismisses Domestic Spying Lawsuit, AP coverage.
- 2 to 1 ruling sees judges rule that party that brought suit couldn't prove they were targeted by spying - even though finding out who was spied on is top-secret and they can't tell anyone; can you say "circular reasoning"?
President Bush commutes Scooter Libby's sentence
Commutation of Libby jail time presents some who will claim same argument.
- Bush Rationale on Libby Stirs Legal Debate, 7/4/2007, NY Times


War Costs Soar by a Third; Total Could Top $1.4 Trillion, Wired Blogs
". . . average monthly obligations for contracts and pay is running about $12 billion per month, well above the $8.7 billion in FY2006 . . ."

Private contractors outnumber U.S. troops in Iraq, LA Times, 7/4/2007
- by 20,000, 180K to 160K.
- largest contractor is a Turkish firm, Kulak Construction Co., used to hire labor.
- largest employer of Americans is KBR with 14,000 American workers.

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