US Murderer Walks Free

Rogelio Maynulet
Rogelio Maynulet, the fucking murderer

BERLIN — A U.S. army tank company commander convicted of shooting dead a wounded Iraqi walked free from court on Friday, although he was dismissed from the army for what he called a “mercy killing.”

“He was sentenced with dismissal from the United States Army … there will be no confinement time,” a military spokesman said.

Prosecutors had pressed for conviction on a more serious charge of assault with intent to commit murder, which carries a maximum 20-year jail sentence.
(Source: Common Dreams)

Q – When is a human life worth something?

A – When that human is American.

Pro-life nutters in their thousands will protest the removal of life support for someone who’s severely brain-damaged.

But where are these sanctimonious fucks when Bush is bombing 100,000 Iraqis to death, murdering innocents to establish US military bases and thus get control of oil fields?

Nowhere.

Where are the weeping fundamentalist Christians when their soldiers are murdering wounded civilians, shooting them dead in the streets of Iraq with less care than that afforded to injured animals?

Nowhere.

To Bush and his neo-Nazi fundamentalist cohort, these lives don’t count. Iraqis aren’t human to Bush and American Republicans. Torture, sexual abuse, murder, all that is A-OK as far as the US military and government is concerned.

Iraqi lives are to be taken with impunity, let their murderers go free, give Wolfowitz, the Himmler of the Iraq invasion, the World Bank as a fat reward for his gas-chamber machinations.

Look at that solider’s face above. He’s just murdered someone, shot them to death. And he’s getting away with it.

The US military, the US government and the majority of the US electorate support this murderer. He’s one of their heroes of the great liberation of Iraq.

Remember that the next time you see George W. Bush on television spouting platitudes about the sanctity of human life.

Venetian Snares Interview

Thanks to Paul for emailing me the the link to this interview:

It all started in Budapest. I was on a castle imagining how great it would be to be a pigeon, to experience that place as a pigeon would. That really opened up a lot of other possibilities instantly, it was a great moment, and the whole album was really born out of that moment and that moment falling apart. Of course I had to come home to Winnipeg to start on it, which I did as soon as I got home.
(Source: The Wire)

Click on the source link above to read the full interview, you won’t be disappointed.

WordPress Spams Google!

Taken from the always excellent Non-Tech City:

The blogging software that I and many others use, called WordPress, has been found to be spamming Google. The website wordpress.org has been found to be hosting over 100,000 articles written with the sole intention of generating high-revenue, content matched adverts.
(Source: N-T City)

This is a bit of a stunner. On the one hand, I love WordPress and, as Matt N-T C said to me in his email, shouldn’t the writers get some reward for all their hard work? I think they’ve had just over 100,000 downloads of WP 1.5 so far. That’s a hell of a lot of people relying on free software!

But…

I don’t like spam. One of the reasons I don’t enable comments on Bzangy is that in the past, I’ve had to wade through too much semi-literate neo-Nazi bile. The other reason is comment spam, the bane of bloggers everywhere.

So, I’m a bit saddened that someone who’s signed-up against spam appears to be actively spamming Google.

It all seems to have blown-up rather hugely, as you can see if you read the original article linked to from Non-Tech City.