January 23rd, 2007

Resources

I've updated the resource links section of my LJ layout, and figured it would be a good idea to post this. These links are always available on the sidebar of my layout, so should you need to find them, you'll know where to go.
Law, Politics, & Reproductive Freedom

110th Congress:ACLU
Act For Change
ADL
Common Cause
Free Speech Coalition
Know Your Elected Officials
NARAL - Pro-Choice America
One Thousand Reasons
PFAW
Planned Parenthood
Politics TV
Register To Vote
Sex Offender Registry (National)
The National Archives

Heal It Up
American Library Association
ASPCA
Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Boys & Girls Clubs Of America
Charles D. Provan
Child Molestation Research & Prevention Institute
Children's Rights
End World Hunger
End World Poverty
Family Violence Prevention Fund
Gas Buddy
Habitat For Humanity
Hatewatch
HomeAid - Gulf Coast Rebuilding Fund
Human Rights Watch
Keep America Beautiful
Knowledge Is Power
Make-A-Wish Foundation
Matthew Shepard Foundation
Mentoring
Mentoring Center
Millenium Campaign
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Nature Conservancy
Prevent Abuse NOW
RAINN
Renewable Energy
Scouting For All
Secular Coalition For America
Sexual Abuse
Shoah Foundation
Simon Wiesenthal Center
Speak Out
SPLC
Stand Up
St. Jude's
Suicide Prevention
TerriPAC
The King Center
Tolerance
Toys For Tots
USHMM
Volunteer
Yad Vashem
Youth Service America

My good friend [info]sapphsmum
is very ill and her family
needs help, PLEASE visit
her website and donate all you can:



GLBT
Fundametalist Christian Nazism
Georgia Equality
GLAAD
Hatecrime
Human Rights Campaign
Marriage Equality
NGLTF
NTAC
PFLAG
Religious Hate Speech
Stonewall
The Facts About "Ex-Gays"

One Nation Under DEMOCRACY!
Baptistwatch
Beliefnet
Center For Religious Freedom
Freedom From Religion
Jews On First
Theocracywatch



Recommended Reading
Crashing The Gate
Jesus Was A Liberal
Patriots Act
Sam Harris
The Religious Reich

Podcasts
[info]£50 Note
[info]city_of_dis

Say It Isn't So!

'Smoking gun' report to say global warming here
Human-caused global warming is here -- visible in the air, water and melting ice -- and is destined to get much worse in the future, an authoritative global scientific report will warn next week.

"The smoking gun is definitely lying on the table as we speak," said top U.S. climate scientist Jerry Mahlman, who reviewed all 1,600 pages of the first segment of a giant four-part report. "The evidence ... is compelling."

Andrew Weaver, a Canadian climate scientist and study co-author, went even further: "This isn't a smoking gun; climate is a batallion of intergalactic smoking missiles."

The first phase of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is being released in Paris next week.

This segment, written by more than 600 scientists and reviewed by another 600 experts and edited by bureaucrats from 154 countries, includes "a significantly expanded discussion of observation on the climate," said co-chair Susan Solomon a senior scientist for the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

She and other scientists held a telephone briefing on the report Monday.

That report will feature an "explosion of new data" on observations of current global warming, Solomon said.

I'm waiting for a lot more dirt to fly on this one!



Libby Destroyed Evidence Prior To Testifying, Cheney ‘Deeply Involved’
Under oath, Vice President Cheney’s former chief of staff Scooter Libby told a grand jury that he first learned that Joe Wilson’s wife, Valerie Plame, was a CIA agent from conversations with the media. In fact, he first learned that information from Vice President Cheney himself.

Libby is now on trial for perjury. His defense is that he simply forgot who told him that Plame worked for the CIA. But in court today, prosecutors outlined a powerful case establishing that Libby had reason to remember who told him and motive to cover it up. MSNBC’s David Schuster said today’s revelations from prosecutors are “new and will astound a number of people, even those who have been following this case.” Among the new claims:
“Vice President Cheney himself directed Scooter Libby to essentially go around protocol and deal with the press and handle press himself…to try to beat back the criticism of administration critic Joe Wilson.”

Cheney personally “wrote out for Scooter Libby what Libby should say in a conversation with Time magazine reporter Matt Cooper.”

– “Scooter Libby destroyed a note from Vice President Cheney* about their conversations and about how Vice President Cheney wanted the Wilson matter handled."
Think Progress has the good, as well as video. Follow the link above.

An ongoing archive built of info on this scandal and trial can be found here.

Apparently, the note actually was recovered and is part of the evidence:
Fitzgerald also alleged that Libby in September 2003 “wiped out” a Cheney note just before Libby’s first FBI interview when he said he learned about Wilson and his wife, CIA operative Valerie Plame, from reporters, not the vice president.

It was not clear if Fitzgerald meant that an attempt was made to destroy the note or that Libby had forgotten about it. In any case, the note was recovered and is part of the evidence.
Oh yeah - heads are DEFINITELY going to roll for this one. I would venture a guess that Cheney will 'retire' before the year's out as a result of complications to his fragile and delicate health...

Then we string the sorry bastard up.

EDIT:
Libby: White House sacrificed him for Rove

Fitzgerald says Libby lied about Cheney; first witness takes stand