The USA PATRIOT Act fails in Senate on Friday. Renewing trust in our nations "intelligence". Also the senate turned down a less intense 3-month extension of the act. Bush told press he would veto a 3-month extension but neither that or the permanent extension passed. The main reason why the bill did not pass was not because it infringed upon our privacy but because the government has much room to abuse the bill and to do activities without court order. President Bush authorized thousand of phone conversation taps with out a count order, this was shocking to the senate because of the broad and uncontrolled powers of the government the bill gave. I'll write more on this later, in the mean time read this artical.
Saturday, December 17, 2005
Friday, December 02, 2005
The second Gulf of Tonkin Attack on U.S. warships never happened according to new evidence by a spy-agency. The attack were to have took place on August 4th, 1964. The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution passed three days later which enabled President Johnson to use "all necessary steps" which lead to the full scale war in Vietnam. Faulty intel was to blame for not only did the attacks never happen but the alleged attackers did not even know the location of the ships. What bugs me about this new evidence is not that I’m angry about how Vietnam War was one of the biggest mistakes in U.S. military history but because the same exact thing is happening now. We went to war over faulty evidence and national fear (then over communism, now over terrorism); it seems to me like we should learn from our mistakes - but we don’t. Now the agenda is bringing freedom to the Middle East and "liberating" a nation; which is fine, but not a reason for going to a long, dragged out, controversial war. Weapons of mass destruction were never found, and I don’t know if you all remember this but that was the original reason for going to war. And the original reason for going to war was due to a mistake (or manufactured) in evidence. I'll talk more about this later I am sooooo tired.
Posted by Aric Miller at 11:39 PM
Tuesday, November 29, 2005
The U.S. is about to have it's 1000th execution since 1976 towmarrow. What is even worst is how many Texas has had; The total number is 354, thats is substantialy more than any other state. This means the texas govenor has to sign a execution at least once per month. Thas alot of guilt; killing that many people. Remember who the govenor was just 5 years ago. Yes, it was Presidnet Bush. If you have a problem with this take a look at this website for some good info. Take a look at the map below and look at the relitive size proportional to the number of state executions.
Posted by Aric Miller at 12:38 PM
Saturday, November 26, 2005
I got this story from AmericaBlog.com
But what about the huge CIA failure in intelligence that gave bush false intell to go to war with. Bush claims he acted on the intell iven to him, but even after he admits the CIA was wrong he give a medal to the CIA director. Makes no sence, i know.
read the blog now!
Posted by Aric Miller at 11:54 AM
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
I’ve been thinking lately and I want to take my blog to print as a zine. I am planning on issuing it every two weeks and will be available for free. Ads will help us gain the revenue we need to operate. The material in the zine will be completely opinion based and editorialized. The issues I want to cover range from evolution, the economy and the war in Iraq. I am also planning on having sections were we discuss a country of choice and explore its culture, religion and such. The tentative title is the same as this blog (truth and ignorance), but I am willing to change it if anyone comes up with a better name. I need a lot of help and am willing to take any advice. Also, I am looking for liberal writers, but not strictly democrat; Socialists, Green Party, and moderate [socially liberal] Republicans are also welcome as well as independents with liberal views. If you are interested in writing then follow the steps below.
What I’m looking for in staff writers
Intelligent strong-minded viewpoints
Liberal viewpoints is a plus
Open minded, willing to look critically opposing viewpoints
Decent writing skills
Reliable to turn in work
Posted by Aric Miller at 3:06 PM
Monday, November 21, 2005
Bright Eyes' newest video from his album I'm Wide Awake It's Morning the song is "At the Bottom of Everything". It's definatly the best Bright Eyes video, better then "Bowl of Oranges" and "First Day of My Life". So I put the full video on the web for you all to see since you most likley see it on tv.
Posted by Aric Miller at 5:10 PM
Saturday, November 05, 2005
As you can see see below i have been sort of lazy on posts. I have become less and less motivated to blog. I'm very busy with my education and the school newspaper the school broadcast class and other things. I will try to most more soon and make this an actuall interesting blog.
Posted by Aric Miller at 5:10 PM
Saturday, October 15, 2005
The Federal Deficit has droped belows last years record. The current Deficit is $319 Billion. Watch Bush brag about his so called improving economy, when in reality it is nothing to be proud of for the deficit is still rediclious. It's funny how when Bush came to office in 2000 we had a very nice suplus, then one 5 years later it broke the record deficit. The reason for this is the $1.35 Trillion tax break, and it didn't do jack shit for the economy eccept but us in this whole that the American people have to dig themselves out of. All because the decisions of rich buissiness men. There is also a reason why we had a surplus when Clinton was in office, a Deficit when Regan was in office... Its all because less taxes equalls more deficit. It's basic common scence. It's also common scence to say that the government can even this out by simplily spending less. But they have not. They spend more. This war is costing more and more money every day, and does it help the common good -- no. Katrina -- yes, but still it's not anywhere near the spending on the war. I simpily can not wait untill we have the democrats in power again, they just know whats going on, and a little more about what is good for the common man.
Posted by Aric Miller at 1:47 PM
Friday, October 07, 2005
Are my the only one that is sick of this terror bullshit? That’s the big issue all the time! Israel has terror attacks every day, we have one and we refer to everything as pre or post 9/11. It's not like this was some earth shattering even, we just made it into one. We have the most capable military in the world, we are the only superpower in the world and we can't catch one man. Maybe not catching him has something to do that we are looking in the wrong place? hmmm... DUU STUPID! Lets think about the original agenda: Afghanistan. And what about Saudi Arabia, an evil dictatorship that rules with an iron fist by publicly executing not supporters of there government and not allowing free speech or elections. And we support them? Make absolutely no sense. Bush says: with us or against us -- bullshit. Wake up people, we are not living under the constant threat of death. There is no reason to give up freedom for security. And biggest of all: the terrorist are not in Iraq they are in Saudi Arabia - our best buddies. Oh yea and one more thing, stop being all "your not an American unless you support the war" -- bullshit, complete bullshit, don’t believe a word of it.
Posted by Aric Miller at 3:30 PM
Wow, what a surprise - not. The republican party has just drafted a bill to ease up on oil refineries. What does this do? Well it basically screws the consumer, screws the environment, and oh yea I forgot it helps the greedy corporate executives. Who do big business and conservatives always have to mingle so close?
Posted by Aric Miller at 3:17 PM
and President Bush is the worst president in the history of America. (Based on approval rating and other factors). The CBS poll showed his approval rating has reached a all time low of 37% compared to 41% just last month, and it was something like 80% in 2001 was it not? Wow, that’s sad. It's also interesting to note some of the other factors such as the war in Iraq. 59% of the voters said they think the troops should get out as soon as possible, while only 36% said they want them to stay as long as it takes. 26% of the voters believe that the country is going in the right direction compared to 52% in 2003. I'm not like allot of democrats or liberals or whatever you like to call us. I don't think that Bush is evil or has strong hidden agendas, I just think he is not qualified to be the president of the United States of America. His under qualifications show in the quality of his governing.
Posted by Aric Miller at 2:50 PM
Wednesday, October 05, 2005
Has anyone seen it? It's called No Direction Home and it is directed by Martin Scorsese, which is awsome. It was aired on PBS recently and I pretty sure it is out on DVD to buy right now from Paramount Home Video. Please tell me if you liked it, I think I already decided that I am going to buy it.
Posted by Aric Miller at 2:47 PM
Miers has contradictions and secret stuff left and right. I don't even know were to begin. Bush has done democrats a favor this time by not nominating an ultra conservative, or has he? Is she pro-life or pro-choice? Is she pro-gay or anti-gay? Is she this or is she that? We don't know!
look at some of this analysis from americablog.com
Posted by Aric Miller at 2:32 PM
Saturday, October 01, 2005
Big new in the world of the environment. The Endangered Species Act was approved to be rewritten on Thursday to give landowners more rights and Animals virtually no rights. Basically rich landowners can decide if they want to protect the animals or not, and then grants if they decide to do so. What people don't understand is that they DONT care so that’s why the bill was created in the first time. Endangered animals are innocent and are venerable and need the protection of the law to stay alive. This bill takes away there chance of survival and basically spits on it in the name of ignorant landowners. I have been watching the news very heavily lately because it seems like there have been more extreme conservative bills coming out of the capitol building in recent months. Please! Please! Make them stop! There is not that much time left before all our rights are taken away and given to rich, rich, Christian conservatives. For this instance I feel sorry for the animals.
Posted by Aric Miller at 12:44 PM
Florida might be the biggest shithole of a state next to Texas. There high population of grumpy, greedy old people vote against education and vote for more guns. Yes, a recent bill states that any gun owner has the right to shoot anyone in the name of defense, and not be charged with any crime. And by defense I don't even mean the person is about to die, I mean just a slight bit of insecurity. I must say the terrorists are winning, everyone is sooo scared now a days. More security! More guns! Stop freedom of speech! Support the Patriot Act! --- BULLSHIT!!! Fucking Florida must be the biggest shithole of a state next to Texas I swear. I would be ashamed to live there with all those ignorant rednecks and republicans!
Posted by Aric Miller at 1:02 AM
Thursday, September 29, 2005
We have a new Supreame Court Cheif Justice, his name is John Roberts. I'm not to worried about him anymore, yet I will not take back any previous coments. I think he will not inpact judical review as much as everyone thought (and some hoped). I still think he favors the corporation, the christan, and the everything in that nature, yet his affect will not be a great as say the presidents can. So i say the best thing democrats can do now is get in the white house!
Posted by Aric Miller at 11:56 AM
so the power went out at my school today, so I drove all the way there (1 mile), just to find that there is no school. what a great feeling, to go to school and have it be closed. the parking dude said the power was out, but no one really care about why it was closed as long as it was.
Posted by Aric Miller at 11:47 AM
USA Space Agency NASA has teamed up with the Web king Google to develop technology in the I.T. and Data Management, and nano-technology fields. Though this may sound greedy of Google at first, there is not a big profit win from this, it just plain developing technology for our space program which in turn benefits the American public by increasing space exploration and experiments which can lead to advancement in medicine, transportation and more. Plus google might face taxes even though its new reaserch center is on fedral land. And because Google's services are all free now, it's safe to say they will stay that way for awhile.
Posted by Aric Miller at 7:53 AM
Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Your score is 9 on a scale of 1 to 10. You are a pure, unabashed, die-hard Democratic loyalist. You are appalled by the way Republicans are turning America into a theocratic, corpo-fascist police state, and you'd gladly walk through a furnace in a gasoline suit to elect a Democratic president. In your view, there is no higher form of patriotism than defending America against the Republican Party and every intolerant, puritanical, imperialistic, greed-mongering, Constitution-shredding ideal for which it stands.
click here to take the quiz!
Posted by Aric Miller at 11:03 PM
HAHA! Although it is sad, i must say if is funny. Where are our freedoms going? We can't even have a peaceful protest anymore! Cindy Sheehan gets arrested in front of the Whitehouse just for being there, along with 50 other peaceful protestors to the Iraq War. Read this artical from cnn all about it.
Posted by Aric Miller at 5:07 PM
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Sunday, September 18, 2005
The Republicans finaly "abandon their reckless privatization plan.” And is it because it is just plain stupid? No, it's because they are afraid that they won't win the election in 2008, which they won't. The youth of America should rejoice, for now. Our Social Security is once again Secure, for now. No more extreamist republican privatization ideas will come out of Washington, for now. Actually, I can look at this as a bad thing as well as a good thing. Republicans have just enough sense to drop there idiotic plan or else risk there election. No that they have it just makes there polls stay and not drop, which would be favorable. Bush's approval rating has been below %50 for who knows how long, and I just complimenting the Republicans for being a little less of doo doo's.
Posted by Aric Miller at 8:35 PM
Saturday, September 17, 2005
Yes, you heard right the governator is about to work on a sequel. This is not another action movie, no, its California! Yes, he is running for re-election! Rumor has it the sequel will be called California 2: Judgment Day.
click here for the facts
Posted by Aric Miller at 6:19 PM
Friday, September 16, 2005
I'm going to try to make my blog go big and become a popular youth blog. If anyone is interested in becoming a team member (writter/blogger, whatever you call it) then just email me and we can talk.
What I am looking for:
- Like Minded
- Open Minded
- Non bias against race and sex
- In High School, age 15-18
Posted by Aric Miller at 4:51 PM
Massachusetts’s legislature rejects a state constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. This is a small victory for progressivism and I hope more continue. It seems hard to believe that Republicans are against giving the right of marriage to homosexuals. I simply to not understand how it infringes on their rights in any way, some extremist right-wingers are even proposing an amendment to ban both gay marriage and civil unions. Come on! This is just plain hatred, and should not be tolerated in a modern free society. But are we really free? Progressives are fighting to make our country a real free nation. What ever happened to the pursuit of happiness?
Read News Artical: (cnn.com)
Posted by Aric Miller at 4:38 PM
Wednesday, September 14, 2005
A few new features to talk about. One, the google blog search availible to anyone here. Also, everyone be aware of the new post feature, you must type in the security word to post a comment, this way i don't get spam. Finaly, I added the email this post feature. just click the envelope at the bottom of the post to send an email to a freind.
Posted by Aric Miller at 7:24 PM
Wednesday, August 31, 2005
The recent disaster in
note: we need to go to hydrogen!
Posted by Aric Miller at 6:56 PM
Sunday, August 28, 2005
Hurricane Katrina strengthened into a powerful Category Five hurricane overnight with sustained winds of 160 mph. The National Hurricane Center put out a special advisory on the hurricane's gain in strength just before 8 a.m. EDT. The boost came just hours after Katrina reached Category 4, with wind of 145 mph, as it gathered energy from the warm water of the Gulf of Mexico.
According to the National Hurricane Center, a Category Five hurricane causes storm surges generally greater than 18 ft above normal, complete roof failure on many residences and industrial buildings. All shrubs, trees, and signs are blown down. Severe and extensive window and door damage can occur. Low-lying escape routes are cut by rising water 3-5 hours before arrival of the center of the hurricane. Major damage to lower floors of all structures located less than 15 ft above sea level and within 500 yards of the shoreline occurs and massive evacuation of residential areas on low ground within 5-10 miles (8-16 km) of the shoreline may be required. This is especially essential in the New Orleans area where most of the city lies below sea level and exists with the help of levees and pumps. To date, only 3 Category Five Hurricanes have made landfall in the United States since records began.
- Source: nasa.com
Posted by Aric Miller at 12:09 PM
Thursday, August 25, 2005
Check out Bill Maher's New Rules, one of the most most truthful books I have ever read. So get to the book store and pick it up, it's worth the laugh. The conservative Agenda: "Stop claiming it's an agenda. It's not an agenda. It's a random collection of laws that your corporate donors paid you to pass." - good one...
Posted by Aric Miller at 11:48 PM
Wednesday, August 24, 2005
here is how to stop regressivism. one, stop john roberts from being elected to the supreme court by the senate. nominee john roberts is a regressive extremist out to turn the nation into one with less and less freedoms. his agenda includes opposing roe vs. wade, favoring the national marriage amendment, favoring the fag burning amendment, favoring the usa patriot act, and many other right restricting amendments, bills and rulings. unless the senate votes against him the country may be see more and more similarities to a fascist state. two, stop the patriot act. giving up freedom for security is not acceptible. do not give up your rights for anything, not even security. so please, please, stop the patriot act now, and stop john roberts now.
listen to our founding fathers. they were some of the most brilliant people in the histroy of the untited states. they knew what is best for the nation, thats why they did what they did, and created the constitution and the bill of rights, and made sure our freedoms and liberty is protected and will never be sacraficed. here is a quote from one of those founding fathers, mabye the most famous of all.
They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security
- Benjamin Franklin
Posted by Aric Miller at 4:06 PM
a new debate has brought a huge fiasco to blogs, network tv, newspapers, and magazines. well what is it? is it bush, the war, national health care, abortion? no it's evolution, the widely recognized factual 'theory'. most scientist have concluded that the origin of species must be by mutation and natural selection - evolution. but a few, most notably the ones from the discovery institute think otherwise. these few scientist actually think that 'intelligent design' might have some scientific fact. wow, that sounds great right? prove god is out there? well actually they have no evidence, they have not gone through the scientific process, so what makes anyone think that any science teacher will teach it? well it must be because a few religious extremists that actually think that separation of church and state is a bad idea. well it's not, it's a very good idea, and that’s why our founding fathers created it. and on top of all that, evolution does not prove christianity wrong, all it does is simply explain on god could have created the earth. even the catholic church has recognized this as a possible explanation. man has searched for explanation to all sorts of question about world we live in, and we all have to recognize the difference between science and faith. i mean hey, what about the church burning people for believing the earth was not at the center of the universe?
Posted by Aric Miller at 12:25 AM
Tuesday, August 23, 2005
i read this from another blog. it is a quote from one of our best and most famous presidents.
"The President is merely the most important among a large number of public servants. He should be supported or opposed exactly to the degree which is warranted by his good conduct or bad conduct, his efficiency or inefficiency in rendering loyal, able, and disinterested service to the Nation as a whole. Therefore it is absolutely necessary that there should be full liberty to tell the truth about his acts, and this means that it is exactly necessary to blame him when he does wrong as to praise him when he does right. Any other attitude in an American citizen is both base and servile. To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. Nothing but the truth should be spoken about him or any one else. But it is even more important to tell the truth, pleasant or unpleasant, about him than about any one else."
- Theodore Roosevelt
Posted by Aric Miller at 9:45 PM
welcome to my personal thoughts on the world. here i will post my views on politics and other current events and how they effect me. my blog will but emphases on how
Posted by Aric Miller at 9:14 PM