Thursday, September 21, 2006

an adult-level euthanasia conversation

* via scoutprime:
"A St. Bernard Parish grand jury has indicted the owners of a nursing home where 35 people died during flooding from Hurricane Katrina.

Mabel and Salvador Mangano were indicted on 35 counts of negligent homicide and 64 counts of cruelty to the infirm, authorities said."
let's hope we can get an adult-level euthanasia conversation going.

* hmm - am not sure I noticed the cover story of Time for the week of Sep11:
"Why The 9/11 Conspiracies Won't Go Away
Turns out, we need grand theories to make sense of grand events, or the world just seems too random"
* video of athenae speaking at campdemocracy here. 20 mins. i heart athenae.

* xymphora:
"We are yet again in a period where everyone is screaming that an attack in Iran is imminent. What nonsense!... there is absolutely no chance that the United States will attack Iran"
i wish i shared xymph's confidence.


damien said...

There's another reason why the conspiracy theories won't go away (aside from my rant about the absence of a recognisably independant investigation into 9/11 and the towers). This from Cannonball:

Before 9/11, R.G. Abbas, a key agent of Pakistan's ISI -- that nation's CIA, closely tied to our CIA -- told an FBI informant that "those towers are coming down," indicating the Twin Towers.

Now, think. Either Randy Glass made this story up about Abbas, or it's true. Abbas was the ISI's arms trader. He was their man. We know Pakistan assisted the terrorists, at least financially. On the face of it, Glass's reporting about Abbas' remarks are probably true. If what Abbas said is true then the bombs-in-the-buildings theory is back on the table. Why? How would Abbas-ISI-the 911 terrrorists know that the impact of the planes would bring down the towers? That's an ambitious engineering assesment for anybody to make - unless, of course, the group involved had studied the building plans closely - and decided to assist the process. After all, Silverstein wasn't buying a couple of lemons and taking out all that insurance on a maybe, was he?

noise said...

I read that TIME piece (of crap).

One of mysteries about 9/11 is the level of contempt that powerful interests have for the public.

lukery said...

One of mysteries about 9/11 is the level of contempt that powerful interests have for the public.
lol - although it's not really a mystery at all. they basically seem to have gotten away with it. it looks like their contempt may have been well justified

«—U®Anu§—» said...

Xymphora fails to consider the person who signs off on war plans is G.W. Bush, and that guy is nuts.