Yellow Cake: A Modern Parable of Terrorism and Devastating War

Yellow Cake: A Modern Parable of Terrorism and Devastating War

Yellow Cake is a short animated film by the award-winning Canadian animator Nick Cross.  Cross explains that he got the idea for the film in 2003, in light of speculation during the Bush administration that Iraq was buying uranium powder called “Yellow Cake.”  Yellow Cake Uranium was one of the Weapons of Mass Destruction that Iraq allegedly possessed.  Cross’s fantastic animated epic becomes a modern parable of terrorism and catastrophic war, a lamentable tragedy featuring geopolitical bullying, social unrest and worker revolt. In the end, as with most revolutions, the revolt is both crushed by foreign intervention and corrupted from the inside until it becomes as evil as the regime the workers had originally fought.

Yellow Cake initially lures the viewer into a tale of pleasant mirth, filled with adorable blue creatures who spend all day baking and then eating their own  exquisitely delicious yellow cakes.  However, by the end of the film the small town of happy little bakers has been driven to terrorism by the greed of their leader and cake-hungry fat cats, resulting in the town’s ultimate catastrophic destruction.  It seems that no matter what they do, the oppressed have no hope left.

Yellow Cake: A Modern Parable of Terrorism and Devastating War

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Photos of the Day: Republican National Convention Guns

Photos of the Day: Republican National Convention Guns

This are extremely frightening photographs of what protesters might be faced with at the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis-St. Paul this week.

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Let Us Call It by Its Proper Name: Torture

Let Us Call It by Its Proper Name: Torture

Let us not forget that on Saturday, March 8, 2008, President Bush announced that he had vetoed legislation that would have banned the CIA from using harsh interrogation methods, such as waterboarding, to break suspected terrorists because it would end practices that he said have prevented attacks. The bill that he rejected would have provided guidelines for intelligence activities and has the interrogation requirement as one provision. The bill would have limited CIA interrogators to the 19 techniques that are allowed for use by military questioners. In 2006, the Army Field Manual banned the use of methods such as waterboarding or sensory deprivation on uncooperative prisoners.

Therefore, at this moment in history, let us not forget what is still being executed by our government. Rather than simply describing it as an “advanced” or “enhanced” interrogation technique, let us call it by its proper name: Torture.

Let Us Call It by Its Proper Name: Torture

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The Megalomaniacal Matt Drudge Endangered Prince Harry’s Life

Matt Drudge Causes Abrupt Withdrawal of Prince Harry from Afghanistan

This morning, Prince Harry was quickly sent back to England from Afghanistan. While his commanders have mostly chosen to blame the “foreign media” in general, it’s very clear to everyone that it was really The Drudge Report that created the tremendous security risk for Prince Harry, as well as for the others who were serving in his military unit.

The megalomaniacal Matt Drudge had boastfully unveiled a self-congratulatory double-decker banner on Thursday, but by today British newspapers have raised many questions about what Drudge did, such as: Why did he blow Harry’s cover? Would he have done the same if it were the children of President Bush or Senator Hillary Clinton? What took him so long? (The secret had been kept safe for 10 weeks).

Neil Wallis, Executive Editor of News of the World, slammed Mr. Drudge for the “cheap shot,” considering all the publications that did obey the embargo, including his own. “Any number of newspapers or broadcasters in this country could have claimed that as far back as December,” he said.

Prince Harry Returning Home for Security Reasons

Interested viewers can read more about how Drudge’s actions endangered Prince Harry’s life in The New York Times, here.

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Obama, Stop this Nonsense: No, You Can’t!

No, You Can’t is a satirical music video that responds to Barack Obama’s political message of Hope, as well as to the acclaimed Yes We Can celebrity music video. It stars a look-alike for the infamous Republican neo-conservative, Vice-President Richard Cheney.

Obama, Stop This Hope Nonsense: No, You Can’t!

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Articles from Monday, October 08, 2007

“Some Time for Young People: Images of Multiple Worlds.” This is a photo-gallery that turns our attention toward looking at the lives of teenagers, both through the years and from around the world.

These beautiful photographs are truly memorable ones, and are presented in stunning high-resolution. Music audio accompanies this photo-gallery.

[tags: young people, teenagers, the lives of teenagers, photographs, music]

Saturday, Larry Craig (NOT GAY-R) enters The Idaho Hall of Fame. No one wants to be sitting next to him, now a man of infamy. With Senate Republicans, colleagues they like are retiring, and the one they eagerly want to leave won’t budge. A Chris Matthews’ “Hardball” debate on Craig turned into an incomprehensible exchange. Photographs and very interesting videos are included.

[tags: Larry Craig refuses to leave, sex, sexy studs, sexy hunks, gay, photographs, videos]

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Matt Drudge Continues His Crusade as a Shameless Disgrace

Matt Drudge: The Drudge Report

I have already pointed out here and also here on my blog what I believe to be the intentionally venomous effects of Matt Drudge’s so-called corrupt reporting at The Drudge ReportJoe Klein posts this in Time Magazine today:

“I know this is old news, but this guy is shameless.  The headline, with a photo of a three-quarters crazed Hillary, is HEALTH INSURANCE PROOF REQUIRED FOR WORK but the linked story says this:

At this point, we don’t have anything punitive that we have proposed,” the presidential candidate said in an interview with The Associated Press. “We’re providing incentives and tax credits which we think will be very attractive to the vast majority of Americans.  “She said she could envision a day when “you have to show proof to your employer that you’re insured as a part of the job interview — like when your kid goes to school and has to show proof of vaccination,” but said such details would be worked out through negotiations with Congress.

How stupid does he think we are?  Answer: Extremely dumbolic.

I’ll have more about Clinton’s health plan in this week’s print column.”

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