Rent Your Soul for $20 a Week

via News.com

Well it’s actually $10 for you and another $10 for the charity of your choice, but it still totals $20. So please visit RentYourSoul.com today and get some ROI¬†on your most underutilized asset. ¬†Especially if you’re in Marketing.

If you’ve ever been tempted to trade your soul for fame, fortune, or other significant gains, you’re in good company: Homer and Bart Simpson, Dr. Faustus, Charlie Daniels’ violin-wielding “Johnny,” and any number of blues players have risked perdition with the Prince of Darkness. One CNET News.com staffer claims to have sold her soul in exchange for her almost supernatural Guitar Hero skillz.

Instead of skirting the fiery pit of eternal damnation, why not simply lease your soul for a good cause? It only takes a few minutes to post a photo of yourself, and if Ayotte displays it on the home page, you’re soul-free for a week and 10 dollars richer afterward. No, you can’t have hordes of dancing girls and wealth beyond your wildest dreams in exchange. But you can have the satisfaction of a deed well done for the good of others.

What’s the risk? It’s an asset almost all of us possess, and chances are, you’re not using yours anyway.

Incredible Speech from Utah Mayor Ross C. “Rocky” Anderson

from Truthout.org

Monday 29 October 2007

Salt Lake City, Utah –

Today, as we come together once again in this great city, we raise our voices in unison to say to President Bush, to Vice President Cheney, to other members of the Bush Administration (past and present), to a majority of Congress, including Utah’s entire congressional delegation, and to much of the mainstream media: “You have failed us miserably and we won’t take it any more.”

“While we had every reason to expect far more of you, you have been pompous, greedy, cruel, and incompetent as you have led this great nation to a moral, military, and national security abyss.”

“You have breached trust with the American people in the most egregious ways. You have utterly failed in the performance of your jobs. You have undermined our Constitution, permitted the violation of the most fundamental treaty obligations, and betrayed the rule of law.”

“You have engaged in, or permitted, heinous human rights abuses of the sort never before countenanced in our nation’s history as a matter of official policy. You have sent American men and women to kill and be killed on the basis of lies, on the basis of shifting justifications, without competent leadership, and without even a coherent plan for this monumental blunder.”

“We are here to tell you: We won’t take it any more!”

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Bush’s Cuba Detour – “Quiero Un Presidente Derecho”

USA Cuba Flagfrom VenezuelaAnalysis.com

Bogged down in Iraq and Afghanistan, obsessed with Iran’s rise as a regional power (a direct result of the wars in the aforementioned countries) the State Department has woken up to the fact that South America is in turmoil. Their last major intervention in the region was a crude attempt to topple the democratically elected government in Venezuela. This was in 2002, a year before the adventure in Iraq. Since then a wave of Bolivarian unity has swept the continent, successful in Bolivia and Ecuador, creating ripples in Peru and Paraguay and, above all, breaking the long isolation of Cuba. It is this that is causing the panic in Miami.

This tiny island that has defied imperial intervention, bullying and blockade for almost half-a-century remains an imperial obsession. Washington has been waiting for Fidel to die so that they could try and bribe senior military and police officials (and no doubt some well-chosen party apparatchiks) to defect. Bush’s speech of 24 October is a sign of panic. They were so convinced that mega-bucks would do the trick that they had not done too much in recent years.

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