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Best of the Web: Inside The LC: The Strange but Mostly True Story of Laurel Canyon and the Birth of the Hippie Generation Part 1

Frank Zappa
Frank Zappa: Pro-war, authoritarian, and what else?

"There's something happening here
What it is ain't exactly clear"

Join me now, if you have the time, as we take a stroll down memory lane to a time nearly four-and-a-half decades ago - a time when America last had uniformed ground troops fighting a sustained and bloody battle to impose, uhmm, 'democracy' on a sovereign nation.

It is the first week of August, 1964, and U.S. warships under the command of U.S. Navy Admiral George Stephen Morrison have allegedly come under attack while patrolling Vietnam's Tonkin Gulf. This event, subsequently dubbed the 'Tonkin Gulf Incident,' will result in the immediate passing by the U.S. Congress of the obviously pre-drafted Tonkin Gulf Resolution, which will, in turn, quickly lead to America's deep immersion into the bloody Vietnam quagmire. Before it is over, well over fifty thousand American bodies - along with literally millions of Southeast Asian bodies - will litter the battlefields of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.

Comment: Continue to part II


U.N. Warns Of Riots: Civil War Due To Food Shortage In Various Countries

The United Nations Food Agency chief Jacques Diouf warned that civil war may erupt in some countries because of the global food shortages and soaring prices of fuel and other commodities.

Black Cat

Canada: Female "borderline psychopath" kills 13-year-old

A 20-year-old city woman convicted of manslaughter for her role in the chilling golf course sex slaying of 13-year-old Nina Courtepatte is a borderline psychopath.

The killer, who cannot be identified because she was 17 at the time of the April 3, 2005, slaying, also poses a high risk to re-offend and shows little remorse and little empathy for the victim, says a psychiatrist who assessed her.

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Female psychopath: Toes point to new LaBarre victim

Brentwood - The possibility that Sheila LaBarre may have killed at least one more man on her Epping farm has been raised after it was revealed yesterday that toes from an unidentified man were found on her property.

Alarm Clock

SOTT Focus: Connecting the Dots: Shortage of Food and Signs of War; the Future is Now


It has been a month now since the Signs editors engaged in a little exercise of connecting the dots: we noticed a number of high level meetings of some of the most prominent Axis of Evil personalities, and thinking it likely that there is an important reason for the activity, we published our observations here.

We have decided to make this a periodical effort of 'joining the dots', hoping to make sense of the avalanche of information that comes our way on a daily basis. It may help us to detect trends, and to understand which way the drivers are steering this bus called Planet Earth.

Well, judging by the events of April, it seems that they are taking us towards a cliff, and it is rapidly approaching.


SOTT Focus: The Headlines Say It All


Lake View man hit by Taser dies

A 24-year-old Lake View man died Thursday, five days after suburban Cincinnati police shocked him with a Taser outside a bar there....

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Best of the Web: When Change Is Not Enough: Seven Steps to Revolution

If history is any indication, we may be on the road to violent revolution. We got here because of the conservatives' war against liberal government.
"Those who make peaceful evolution impossible make violent revolution inevitable." -- John F. Kennedy
There's one thing for sure: 2008 isn't anything like politics as usual.

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SOTT Focus: What a Jew can say others can't


Browsing the shelves of a bookstore this afternoon I came across The Heebie-Jeebies at CBGB's - A Secret History of Jewish Punk (2006) by Steven Lee Beeber. Jewish Punk? - that stood out! The inside fly reads:
"Focusing on punk rock's beginnings in New York, this book is certain to change how we view not only punk music and culture, but the nature of Jewish identity since the Holocaust....Originally known as New York Rock, punk began in that city because it could begin nowhere else - it was all about outsiders in the shtetl-like East Village. Wiseasses with sharp minds and wounded psyches; it reflected the irony, the romanticism, and, above all, the humor of the Jewish experience."


Bridgend, UK: Officers probe death of man, 19

Police have started an investigation following the sudden death of a 19-year-old man in Bridgend county.

South Wales Police have confirmed the man was found in the village of Bettws at around 0730 BST on Sunday.

Since the start of last year, 18 people under the age of 27 have apparently taken their own lives in the county.


Russian deputies turn up heat on witches: report

Moscow - Russian deputies are to consider a law that would turn up the heat on advertising by witches and healers enjoying a meteoric growth in demand, the Gazeta daily reported on Friday.

The law, which is to have its first reading in parliament's lower chamber shortly, would allow only officially registered healers to advertise in newspapers, Gazeta reported.