Bush, Rumsfeld should be pursued for torture: UN rapporteur

Only one day after George Bush left office, and there are calls to charge him and his fellow “evil-doers” for acts of torture and improper care of the Guantanamo Bay prisoners under the Geneva Convention. Unfortunately I see this all going nowhere. There has been plenty of talk of impeaching him for the same thing, and it going nowhere. At least it is an interesting read none the less! But we can hope and dream 😉


[From The Raw Story | Bush, Rumsfeld should be pursued for torture: UN rapporteur]

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Guess the only country that doesn’t think food is a basic human right?

At a recent United Nations General Assembly, countries got to vote on whether humans have a right to food. Guess who said no? Why do so many people hate the USA? I guess this vote kind of sums it up for a lot of people. They are completely evil. How can you vote AGAINST the right to food? I really feel bad for the citizens of the USA(even though they vote these clowns in). evil-bushLets hope that country changes how it relates to the rest of the world with new leadership…

By a vote of 180 in favour to 1 against (United States) and no abstentions, the Committee also approved a resolution on the right to food, by which the Assembly would “consider it intolerable” that more than 6 million children still died every year from hunger-related illness before their fifth birthday, and that the number of undernourished people had grown to about 923 million worldwide, at the same time that the planet could produce enough food to feed 12 billion people, or twice the world’s present population. (See Annex III.)

[From THIRD COMMITTEE DRAFT TEXT ENDORSES RECOMMENDATIONS, FUTURE WORKPLAN OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL’S WORKING GROUP ON RIGHT TO DEVELOPMENT]

International Free Speech has been lost today.

The United Nations has passed a resolution to ask countries to ban “defamation of religion”, and in particular Islam. This draft was put into place to protect the Islamic religion from being picked on as being called violent, and linked to terrorism. My response…

FUCK YOU, UNITED NATIONS!!

They have opened up a can of worms here. It is wrong to not allow for criticism of religion, politics, and to be able to disagree with those in power. As was mentioned in the attached article, human rights are for individuals, not the protection of religious institutions.

If we should ban anything, it should be the forcing of imaginary friends down everyone’s throats. It would be interesting to see all the countries that approved the resolution. It is sad that some of these religious governments will use the resolution to prosecute people that criticize it’s policies. Bad for free speech, bad for human rights, bad for women. The list goes on…

“Human rights were designed to protect individuals — to guarantee every person free speech and free exercise of religion — but most certainly not to shield any set of beliefs, religion included.”

[From Hooray for Denmark! – The Spine]

bong-hits-4-jesusThere was a bit of good news for free speech however. A school that suspended a student for 5 days for holding up a banner declaring “Bong Hits 4 Jesus” has been ordered to pay the student $45,000, and hold a forum on free speech. Looks like someone finally took a bong hit 4 Jesus, and chilled the fuck out 😉