Author Topic: Iraq War Ends!  (Read 699 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline mbw

  • Gamehendge
  • ****
  • Posts: 16622
  • Karma: 1886
  • Gender: Male
Iraq War Ends!
« on: November 13, 2008, 12:52:31 AM »
http://www.guerillartivism.net/nytimes/NYTimes-SE.pdf

Quote
Early this morning, commuters nationwide were delighted to find out that while they were sleeping, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan had come to an end.

If, that is, they happened to read a "special edition" of today's New York Times.

In an elaborate operation six months in the planning, 1.2 million papers were printed at six different presses and driven to prearranged pickup locations, where thousands of volunteers stood ready to pass them out on the street.

Articles in the paper announce dozens of new initiatives including the establishment of national health care, the abolition of corporate lobbying, a maximum wage for C.E.O.s, and, of course, the end of the war.

The paper, an exact replica of The New York Times, includes International, National, New York, and Business sections, as well as editorials, corrections, and a number of advertisements, including a recall notice for all cars that run on gasoline. There is also a timeline describing the gains brought about by eight months of progressive support and pressure, culminating in President Obama's "Yes we REALLY can" speech. (The paper is post-dated July 4, 2009.)

"It's all about how at this point, we need to push harder than ever," said Bertha Suttner, one of the newspaper's writers. "We've got to make sure Obama and all the other Democrats do what we elected them to do. After eight, or maybe twenty-eight years of hell, we need to start imagining heaven."

Not all readers reacted favorably. "The thing I disagree with is how they did it," said Stuart Carlyle, who received a paper in Grand Central Station while commuting to his Wall Street brokerage. "I'm all for freedom of speech, but they should have started their own paper."

1.2 million got out... :mrgreen:

Offline GBL

  • Lot Security
  • In the Band
  • ***
  • Posts: 5017
  • Karma: 227
  • Gender: Male
Re: Iraq War Ends!
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2008, 12:59:24 AM »
Quote
Nationalized Oil
To Fund Climate
Change Efforts

Congress has voted to place
ExxonMobil, ChevronTexaco, and
other major oil companies under
public stewardship, with the bulk
of the companies’ profits put in
a public trust administered by
the United Nations, and used for
alternative energy research and
development in order to solve the
global climate crisis.
While unusual, this is not the
first time the government has chosen
to take control of large corporations.
From 1942 to 1944, U.S. car
factories were retooled in order to
produce tanks for the war effort.
And Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
were both created as “government
sponsored enterprises” with a significant
amount of government
oversight.
“We can do what needs to
be done,” said Senator Charles
Schumer, Democrat of New York.
“Our planet’s survival is at stake.
Plus, public pressure hasn’t given
us much of a choice.”
If this is love, I'm never going home..

Offline mbw

  • Gamehendge
  • ****
  • Posts: 16622
  • Karma: 1886
  • Gender: Male
Re: Iraq War Ends!
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2008, 01:12:34 AM »
im a big fan of this one:

Quote
Court Indicts Bush on High Treason Charge

 :samurai:

Offline keeb333

  • Reading The Book...
  • *
  • Posts: 1968
  • Karma: 117
  • Gender: Male
Re: Iraq War Ends!
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2008, 09:37:37 AM »
im a big fan of this one:

Quote
Court Indicts Bush on High Treason Charge

 :samurai:

We can only hope and wish!

Offline Mr Minor

  • In the Band
  • ***
  • Posts: 5309
  • Karma: 331
  • Gender: Male
  • Music is what feelings sound like.
Re: Iraq War Ends!
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2008, 09:52:16 AM »
This is pretty ingenious.