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Saturday, April 29, 2006

Holocaust in Darfur

We must never forget the Holocaust that is now going on in Darfur. Please email your two Senators and your one Congressperson before you forget. All they do is tally the messages, so just write "I’m against the genocide in Darfur."

Youth Against War and Racism

I had a good time yesterday campaigning with Michael Cavlan. We attended the student walkout sponsored by Youth Against War and Racism. It was held at the University of Minnesota. We chanted, "1,2,3,4, we don’t want your racist war" and "Who is a terrorist? Bush is a terrorist!" Some girls got arrested after somebody poured red paint on the military recruiter’s office, but I think the cops might have got the smearers instead of the pourers. The organizers had us all sit down so the situation wouldn’t escalate.

As we worked the crowd, I told the students that Michael wants immediate troop pullout from Iraq, unlike Amy Klobuchar. Michael also wants single payer health care, which you can think of as Medicare for everybody. Again, Klobuchar is not calling for it.

Later I attended a fundraiser for Michael at the Black Dog Café. The special guest was Duluth professor Jim Fetzer, editor of http://www.assassinationscience.com/, who will also be the voice in Michael’s new radio ads. The campaign raised over $700, putting it well on its way to airtime on Air America.

I also visited with a guy named Randy who asked if ethanol can be used to make plastics. Good question. Let me know if you have any answers on this.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006


Let's revisit this issue in 2082. I think the Metrodome can easily last 100 years. Please write your Minnesota legislators.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Apple Pie Alliance

There are a lot of important Minnesota state and local issues that need attention. To stay current with the Apple Pie Alliance, please visit my "News" page and scroll down to "Local".

Saturday, April 22, 2006

MN Gov. & 3M poison us, force out investigator

I volunteered for MN State Senator John Marty when he ran for governor in 1994. Recently he wrote an article about Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing's improper tampering with our environmental safeguard personnel:

"...It could explain why the [Minnesota Pollution Control Agency] removed several key people working on the [perfluorinated chemical] investigation. Now, the MPCA has actually forced Dr. Oliaei to leave the agency, destroying the career of a dedicated scientist..." More...

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Cavlan aims spotlight on calamities

Michael Cavlan from Minnesota is not your typical candidate for U.S. Senate. In addition to calling for an end to HMO mismanagement, corporate domination, and the Iraq occupation, he also wants independent investigations into 9/11, the death of Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-MN), and the 2004 presidential vote count in Ohio.

Cavlan anticipates that it’s natural for people to shy away from these subjects, for fear of getting it wrong. He qualifies, saying, “We’re not accusing anyone, we’re just asking questions.”

The questions are tough, however, and suggest the answers could shine a spotlight on what kinds of conspiracies may have been involved:
1. Why did WTC7, which was not struck by an airplane, appear to be a controlled demolition?
2. Why did the Minneapolis FBI arrive before the Duluth FBI at the Wellstone crash site in Eveleth?
3. How could Bush have won Ohio when exit polls, accurate to within 1%, showed Kerry winning by 4%?

Cavlan’s strategy appears crafted to a small but highly energized base, but he may also be tapping into a hidden but common sentiment in the electorate. As Cavlan describes it, “I raise these questions on the campaign trail and people say, ‘yeah’.” Cavlan is seeking Green Party endorsement. His web site is www.cavlan.org.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Scuffler in Chief

Cynthia McKinney, the Georgia Congresswoman who recently had a scuffle with a Capitol Hill Police Officer, is who I have mentioned as a possible presidential candidate:
Nov. 2004: 2008
Nov. 2004: Silver Lining
Oct. 2005: Commander in Chief
Mar. 2006: McKinney's statement

Friday, April 07, 2006

U.S. wants civil war

Sometimes I think the U.S. wants a civil war in Iraq. That might explain the appearance of total incompetence. I’ve heard the theory that U.S. foreign policy only appears incompetent, when actually everything is going exactly according to plan. Perhaps they considered using a neutron bomb, but they knew that would be politically unpopular here at home, so they pitted the Sunnis against the Shiites. Today’s bombing killed 79, higher than the average of 50 deaths per day in Iraq. If that number ever exceeds 300, it would be comparable to the U.S. Civil War. I arrived at 300 as follows:
2005 Iraq population: 26,074,906
1860 U.S. population: 31,400,000
26,074,906 / 31,400,000 = 83%
365 days per year * 4 years = 1,460 days of U.S. Civil War
560,000 deaths / 1,460 days = 384 deaths per day during U.S. Civil War
384 * 83% = 319, rounded down to 300.