Not your everyday bike race even in Northeast!

Rough, tumble and ET call home, your Avatar is calling you Halloween costumed bike race – fun.

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Photos from a costumed Cross Crusade

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This past weekend, the Cross Crusade headed to Astoria for a double-header of racing and Halloween fun. I wasn’t able to make it up there this year, but I wanted to share some of the hilarious costumes and scenes from the event.

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The Polar Bears: aka John Lennon’s Give Peace a Chance

Cool and timely!

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Wait A Minute! Do I Hear Bears Singing?

So I’m sitting here minding my own business this Sunday afternoon when suddenly I hear….Lennon? Yes. It was definitely Lennon. I looked up to see a team of polar bears, one wearing sunglasses, singing “Give Peace A Chance” on YouTube!  It was incredible. They were in tune and everything!

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Private Prison Profit Reason for Arizona Illegal Alien Law

The current Governor has really close ties to private prison companies. What better way to up profits than by putting more people in detention. As usual – follow the money and you will find the stink. Race bait voters so you can get money from filling up private jails that are paid with your tax dollars!

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Tucson Hearing Puts Spotlight on Private Prisons in Arizona

Tucson Hearing Puts Spotlight on Private Prisons in Arizona
From Mike Wilson of the Tohono O’odham Nation to Joe Glen of the Maricopa & Pima Juvenile Corrections Associations, the theme was the same: Companies such as Corrections Corporation of America, Management Training Corporation, and the GEO group consistently focus on profit over safety and rehabilitation of those who are incarcerated in their facilities.

Coming directly on the heels of the Tucson Hearing was a scathing report from National Public Radio exposing the influence that private prison corporations had in the development of Arizona’s controversial immigration law, SB1070. Corrections Corporation of America, which holds contracts with the federal government to incarcerate immigrants, was a key player in creating a law that would increase the number of immigrants in detention, thus representing the potential for tremendous corporate profits. The report describes how a shadowy organization called ALEC provided opportunities for corporations to meet with state legislators to draft model legislation, which those legislators later took back to their states.Read more at bsnorrell.blogspot.com

 

Intel to California workers – who needs you! Opens biggest plant in Vietnam.

Shame and loyalty to California workers, voters, consumer – naw! Loyalty does not compute for Intel!

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Intel opens its biggest plant

Intel Chief Executive Paul Otellini speaks during a news conference in Taipei. — PHOTO: REUTERS

HANOI – US-BASED chip maker Intel on Friday opened in Vietnam US$1 billion (S$1.3 billion) assembly and test facility billed as the company’s biggest.

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Fear – the dark corner in this Afghan woman’s mind and heart

Let’s hope her brave poetry helps her and does not end up costing her, her life – as it could in her land.

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Whenever…

Whenever the door of my heart begins to open
Something closes it with fear.
Whenever I try to fly free and high
Something covers my wings before I can try.
Whenever it is time to speak up
Something seizes my words.
Whenever the past is about to be forgotten
Something reminds me of it over and over.
Whenever I can take a step forward
Something pulls me in reverse.
Whenever I can try a new endeavor
Something draws me back to the old.
Whenever I have a new idea
Something destroys it to the marrow.
Whenever my accomplishments blossom
Something keeps them captured.
Whenever more can be written
Something prevents me to continue.
Whenever I say enough is enough
Something says it will never be enough.
When will I find out what this
Something is?

by Meena Z.

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Oops! Covered up admission of Alaska Senate candidate lies uncovered

Not a good time for the truth to come out for him but maybe good for Alaska – but who knows; they may want to elect a good liar – it is their call.

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Revelations that Joe Miller altered files on colleagues’ computers put safe Republican seat in jeopardy

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Miller, in personnel files released late on Tuesday, admitted lying about the computer scandal.
In a memo at the time to his then boss, another lawyer, Rene Broker, Miller said: “I lied about accessing all of the computers. I then admitted about accessing the computers, but lied about what I was doing. Finally, I admitted what I did.”Read more at www.guardian.co.uk
 

Some days, an Afghan woman tells us, even your skin does not fit right

Poems are like the blues – they let you get it all out and at the same time share it with others who feel the same and let them release their hurt as well. Well done.

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No One…

No one knows how it feels to be so sad
No one knows how it hurts to live so alone
To walk on a dark path
No one sees when your heart is broken
No one cares if you have pain
When your dreams are taken
No one takes your hand when you are fallen
No one knows how you are
exhausted of living
or listens if you cry, “the world is selfish!”
No one loves a mad girl
No one wants a sad girl
No one cares if the cruelty doesn’t finish

By Shafiqa

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Nevada’s Angle Takes Lessons from the Racist George Wallace of Old.

She’ll not be outdone, it seems, in slamming Latinos and anyone she can smear for thinking they are as human as Anglos.

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Latina Lista

Latest political ad by Nev. GOP Angle slanders all Latinos — she should be sued!

One of the highly objectionable lines in the ad says that “waves of illegal aliens are streaming across our border joining violent gangs and forcing families to live in fear.”

Every picture of these “illegal aliens” is one showing Latino youth. The family living in fear is Anglo.

The insinuations and implications made in this ad are not just highly insulting — they’re slanderous.

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Will we raise up a new fear mongering Un-American Activities Hearings As We Did in 1950s?

It was a strange time – one that some today would like to start again. Fear of others, is a great way to keep people’s eyes off the fact that you are shipping their jobs overseas, or moving to make this or that group second-class citizens. Keep your eyes and ears open.

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British Pathé archive: Ronald Reagan testifies at the House Un-American Activities Committee

Hollywood stars – including future president Ronald Reagan – give testimony before the anti-communist House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947. It was chaired by J Parnell Thomas, who would later be convicted for fraud

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