Friday, December 07, 2007

friday reads

The Central Intelligence Agency in 2005 destroyed at least two videotapes documenting the interrogation of two Qaeda operatives in the agency’s custody, a step it took in the midst of Congressional and legal scrutiny about its secret detention program, according to current and former government officials.

$1B In Military Equipment Missing In Iraq

Dave Neiwert on the Dems capitulating yet again. This time on the Hate Crimes Bill.

Juan Cole - Some Beliefs are More Equal than Others

The Golden Compass: The Making of Philip Pullman's Epic Fantasy

War on Greed (A video by Robert Greenwald)

Henry Kravis is a billionaire, the 57th richest person in America. He acquired this wealth by purchasing public companies with borrowed money. To pay off the debt, he cuts benefits at the company, sells its assets, and lays off employees.

This get-rich-quick scheme made him $450 million last year. Meanwhile, his tax rate is lower than teachers, firemen, nurses, even his own cleaning staff!

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