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Monday, August 24, 2009

By David Horsey
Seattle Post-Intelligencer



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Justice Dept. Report Advises Pursing C.I.A. Abuse Cases

By David Johnston
The New York Times


WASHINGTON — The Justice Department’s ethics office has recommended reversing the Bush administration and reopening nearly a dozen prisoner-abuse cases, potentially exposing Central Intelligence Agency employees and contractors to prosecution for brutal treatment of terrorism suspects, according to a person officially briefed on the matter.

The recommendation by the Office of Professional Responsibility, presented to Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. in recent weeks, comes as the Justice Department is about to disclose on Monday voluminous details on prisoner abuse that were gathered in 2004 by the C.I.A.’s inspector general but have never been released.

When the C.I.A. first referred its inspector general’s findings to prosecutors, they decided that none of the cases merited prosecution. But Mr. Holder’s associates say that when he took office and saw the allegations, which included the deaths of people in custody and other cases of physical or mental torment, he began to reconsider.

With the release of the details on Monday and the formal advice that at least some cases be reopened, it now seems all but certain that the appointment of a prosecutor or other concrete steps will follow, posing significant new problems for the C.I.A. It is politically awkward, too, for Mr. Holder because President Obama has said that he would rather move forward than get bogged down in the issue at the expense of his own agenda.

The advice from the Office of Professional Responsibility strengthens Mr. Holder’s hand....(Remainder.)

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Homelessness Grows in Shadow of White House

By Leila Fadel
McClatchy Newspapers

"Part of the change in attitudes that I want to see here in Washington and all across the country is a belief that it is not acceptable for children and families to be without a roof over their heads in a country as wealthy as ours." — President Barack Obama, March 24.
WASHINGTON — At 6 a.m., a block from the manicured lawns of the White House, Poppy Cali starts his days.

The 36-year-old Navy veteran wakes up just after dawn, before the park security can find him sleeping on the steps of the General Services Administration building near the grate that he uses to warm himself in the winter.

He carries two bags, a yellow suitcase and a small black rolling carry-on. In the yellow bag are his shoes; in the other are his clean clothes, underwear, socks, chef jackets and a tie for job interviews. Around his arm is a leather strap with two keys to a safe deposit box where he stores his IDs. His real name he keeps to himself; in the streets he goes only by Poppy.

"If you lose your ID, it's a wrap," he said. "You're lost forever."

For a year, he's slept near Rawlins Park on 18th and E streets Northwest in the shadows of the most powerful people in America.

While Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama drive by in their motorcades toward the White House on the left and the State Department to the right, he searches for a full-time job....(Remainder.)

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Rep. Trent Franks Considering Obama Citizenship Lawsuit?

By David Weigel
The Washington Independent

When he was confronted by Mike Stark, Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) gave perhaps the clearest statement of any Republican member of Congress on the persistent conspiracy theories about President Obama’s birth. That makes this report on a weekend town hall meeting especially confusing.
Franks said there was not enough evidence that Obama is not an American citizen. He did say there was a lot of conflicting evidence of Obama’s citizenship and that he was considering filing a lawsuit, the only congressman to do so. Franks asked why the president did not simply produce a birth certificate.
What could Franks have been referring to? WorldNetDaily has attempted to assemble “conflicting” evidence about Obama’s birth, with stories about “private detectives” who had suspicions about the address Obama’s parents lived at, stories about Websites that originally mis-labeled Obama’s hospital of birth, and, famously, stories about forged “Kenyan” birth certificates. But no actual “conflicts” have arisen from those stories. So is Franks working overtime to appease a truly fringe part of his base? Mikel Weisser, a constituent who showed up at the meeting, posts at another newspaper’s forum and claims that no fewer than nine “birthers” hounded Franks during the meeting. A blogger at one of the conspiracy sites that noted this story claims that Franks has been answering constituent mail from “birthers” by dismissing them and “pretty much saying that obama has been vetted and all is in order.”...(Original.)

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As If Limbaugh and Beck Weren't Bad Enough, the Granddaddy of Hate Radio Is Back on the Air

By Alexander Zaitchik
AlterNet


Here's a talk radio riddle: What do Glenn Beck's recent radio meltdown and the ongoing boycott against his television show have in common?

Answer: Both find echo and inspiration in the career of Bob Grant, the granddaddy of conservative hate radio who this week announced his return to New York's 77 WABC for one last go-around. Starting September 13, the frail octogenarian will host a Sunday show between noon and 2 p.m.

It's hard not to wonder if Grant is returning to terrestrial radio in an effort to reclaim his identity. Not only has Glenn Beck borrowed Grant's two trademark catch phrases—"Get off my phone!" and "Sick, twisted freak"—this month Beck even reprised Grant's former role as the tallest whipping post for organized liberal outrage.

When colorofchange.org launched a write-in campaign on August 4 targeting Beck's sponsors after he called the president a "racist" who hates "the white culture," the organization followed a path first blazed by Bob Grant's opponents during the mid-90s. It was then, on the cusp of the Internet age, that Grant became the first conservative broadcaster to trigger a sustained campaign with incendiary racial rhetoric. That campaign contributed to the eventual firing of Grant from WABC in 1996. It also made him a martyr among an entire generation of conservative talkers.

Grant was not the first conservative broadcasting firebrand. That distinction falls to Grant's mentor, Joe Pyne, a tough-talking one-legged ex-Marine who built a radio and tv career during the 50s and 60s on screeds against liberals and hippies, famously telling many of them to "go gargle with razor blades." But the bluster was largely an act. "Pyne was all shtick, a total gimmick," Larry King, who knew Pyne, has said. "He'd make fun of his guests and then go to dinner with them."...(Remainder.)

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Merchants of Death: Memo Reveals Details of Blackwater Targeted Killings Program



By Gabor Steingart
Spiegel
Photo:  AFP

A US District Court will decide this week whether one of the darkest chapters of the Bush era, the relationship between the administration and the private security company Blackwater, should be reexamined. Former Blackwater employees want to shine light on the company's shadowy activities. SPIEGEL has obtained a memo with details of a plan to set up squads for targeted killings of suspected al-Qaida leadership in Afghanistan.

Susan Burke supported the Democratic candidate, Barack Obama, during the 2008 US presidential campaign. But now that Obama is in office, she finds her views diverging widely from his.

Obama is opposed to investigating the excesses of the administration of his predecessor, former President George W. Bush. Burke, an attorney, favors an investigation. Obama has thus far avoided answering the question of whether the US Constitution was violated in Bush's so-called "war on terror." Burke wants an investigation to focus on precisely this question. Obama is looking forward, while Burke is looking back.

What Burke sees when she looks into the rearview mirror is indeed ugly. She sees 17 dead, including women and children, lying on Nisoor Square in Baghdad, killed on Sept. 16, 2007 by mercenaries working for Blackwater, a private American security firm. She sees Blackwater employee Andrew Moonen who, after a Christmas party in 2006, drove through Baghdad, heavily armed, and shot a man for no reason. She hears the shot, fired from a Blackwater helicopter, that killed an innocent man on Baghdad's Wathba Square on Sept. 9, 2007.

But most of all, Burke sees Erik Prince, Blackwater's founder and former owner. In her suit, she refers to him as a "modern-day merchant of death," and she alleges that the 40-year-old created a "culture of lawlessness and unaccountability" at Blackwater, where the "excessive and unnecessary use of deadly force" was commonplace. In her motion, Burke also accuses Blackwater of war crimes. The US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, in Alexandria, Virginia, will now decide whether to take on Burke's civil suit....(Remainder.)

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The Uninsured

By Editors
The New York Times


One of the major goals of health care reform is to cover the vast numbers of uninsured. But how vast, really, is that pool of people? Who are they? And how important is it to cover all or most of them?

Critics play down the seriousness of the problem by pointing out that the ranks of the uninsured include many people who have chosen to forgo coverage or are only temporarily uninsured: workers who could afford to pay but decline their employers’ coverage; the self-employed who choose not to pay for more expensive individual coverage; healthy young people who prefer not to buy insurance they may never need; people who are changing jobs; poor people who are eligible for Medicaid but have failed to enroll. And then there are the illegal immigrants, a favorite target of critics.

All that is true, to some degree. But the implication — that lack of insurance is no big deal and surely not worth spending a trillion dollars to fix — is not.

No matter how you slice the numbers, there are tens of millions of people without insurance, often for extended periods, and there is good evidence that lack of insurance is harmful to their health.

Scores of well-designed studies have shown that uninsured people are more likely than insured people to die prematurely, to have their cancers diagnosed too late, or to die from heart failure, a heart attack, a stroke or a severe injury. The Institute of Medicine estimated in 2004 that perhaps 18,000 deaths a year among adults could be attributed to lack of insurance....(Remainder.)

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Concern, Doubts From the Left on Obama's Health Care Plan

By Dan Balz
The Washington Post


Through most of the summer, opposition to President Obama and his health-care initiative has come almost entirely from the right. In the past week, however, the president has been trying to tamp down a noisy uprising on the left.

The immediate cause for the rebellion is growing concern among Obama's progressive allies that he is prepared to deal away the public insurance option to win passage of a health-care bill. Obama insists that he still prefers the public option as part of any legislative package, but some friends on the left now clearly doubt his resolve.

That has given way to broader criticisms: Is Obama tough enough to defeat the interests arrayed against health-care legislation? Has he lost the passion that was such an asset during the campaign? Have his rhetorical skills been muted as he descends into the dry, arcane details of health care? Is he too enamored of bipartisan consensus, given what is seen as Republican implacability? Has he given up the moral high ground in the health-care battle?

From liberal commentators to progressive bloggers to grass-roots activists who went door to door during the campaign, there has been a chorus of concerns raised about Obama -- on health-care strategy, on the deals he and his team have struck with the health-care industry, on the stepped-up troop commitment in Afghanistan, on detainees and torture policy....(Remainder.)

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Baucus: “I Want a Public Option” [Insert Comic Spit Take Here]

By montanamaven
The Seminal at Firedoglake


The press release today:

FOLLOWING RANCOR AMONG THE RANKS,
BAUCUS ASSURES MONTANA CONSTITUENTS:
"I WANT A PUBLIC OPTION TOO"

U.S. Senator Max Baucus has finally broken his silence regarding his personal position on including a public option in health care reform legislation. Last Monday night (8/17), in an unprecedented conference call to Montana Democratic central committee chairs, the powerful leader of the Senate Finance Committee told his strongest supporters that he supported a public option.

While discussing the obstacles to getting a public option through the Senate, he assured his forty listeners, "I want a public option too!"

The conference call was groundbreaking in that none of the recipients could ever remember this kind of call ever happening before. The teleconference was set up seemingly in reaction to rising discontent among the local Democratic leaders with the Senator's failure to take a clear position on the issue.

The discussion, which became contentious and rancorous at times, also touched upon the wisdom of creating insurance cooperatives as an alternative to a public option. When several of the county chairs objected, commenting that they did not trust the health insurance companies to police themselves and limit their outrageous corporate profits, Baucus commented, "Neither do I."

In the aftermath of the teleconference, a coalition of eighteen Montana counties in the Senator's home state decided to move forward with their plan to issue a Unified Statement accompanied by a joint press release. The statement sends a loud and clear message to their Senator: Any health care reform package coming out of his Senate Finance Committee must contain, at a minimum, a provision for a strong public option....(Remainder.)

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Bolling and Luntz Spin Cash for Clunkers Success as "Failure"

By Hula
News Hounds


On Tuesday’s (8/18/09) Glenn Beck show, guest host Eric ("Pelosi as a catcher? She'll get hurt") Bolling used flair and falsehoods, and discredited “pollster” Frank Luntz, to paint the Cash for Clunkers program as a failure. With video.

Bolling’s guests, Matt Luzio, general manager of James Toyota Scion, and John Pugliese, president of Sansone Auto Group, are two very successful businessmen who have numerous car dealerships in New Jersey. The chyron exclaimed that auto dealers were "irate" due to delays in being paid for the claims they submitted.

The delay in processing for auto dealers who have participated in the Cash for Clunkers program is well known, but contrary to what Bolling and the boys would have you believe, it’s not entirely the fault of the government. The Huffington Post states:
Hungry for sales, dealers made Cash for Clunkers deals weeks in advance even though they were advised against it. This created a big backlog the moment the program officially began. And many are still filing bad paperwork that is holding up their claims, despite repeated government attempts to clear up the confusion.
Despite the common knowledge that the program is so successful - in three weeks, demand for new cars reached its highest level since the recession started, causing car manufacturers to rehire laid-off workers, add shifts and increase production - Bolling asked his guests, "Do you think you will get a check?" Bolling then made a leap of wingnut logic by using theatrics to make an impossible comparison: He gave a penny to each dealer and then dumped over a box of pennies on the counter, saying "this is the health care proposal"....(Remainder.)



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Common Sense 2009

By Larry Flynt
The Huffington Post


The American government -- which we once called our government -- has been taken over by Wall Street, the mega-corporations and the super-rich. They are the ones who decide our fate. It is this group of powerful elites, the people President Franklin D. Roosevelt called "economic royalists," who choose our elected officials -- indeed, our very form of government. Both Democrats and Republicans dance to the tune of their corporate masters. In America, corporations do not control the government. In America, corporations are the government.

This was never more obvious than with the Wall Street bailout, whereby the very corporations that caused the collapse of our economy were rewarded with taxpayer dollars. So arrogant, so smug were they that, without a moment's hesitation, they took our money -- yours and mine -- to pay their executives multimillion-dollar bonuses, something they continue doing to this very day. They have no shame. They don't care what you and I think about them. Henry Kissinger refers to us as "useless eaters."

But, you say, we have elected a candidate of change. To which I respond: Do these words of President Obama sound like change?

"A culture of irresponsibility took root, from Wall Street to Washington to Main Street."

There it is. Right there. We are Main Street. We must, according to our president, share the blame. He went on to say: "And a regulatory regime basically crafted in the wake of a 20th-century economic crisis -- the Great Depression -- was overwhelmed by the speed, scope and sophistication of a 21st-century global economy."

This is nonsense.

The reason Wall Street was able to game the system the way it did -- knowing that they would become rich at the expense of the American people (oh, yes, they most certainly knew that) -- was because the financial elite had bribed our legislators to roll back the protections enacted after the Stock Market Crash of 1929....(Remainder.)

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All the President's Zombies

By Paul Krugman
The New York Times


The debate over the “public option” in health care has been dismaying in many ways. Perhaps the most depressing aspect for progressives, however, has been the extent to which opponents of greater choice in health care have gained traction — in Congress, if not with the broader public — simply by repeating, over and over again, that the public option would be, horrors, a government program.

Washington, it seems, is still ruled by Reaganism — by an ideology that says government intervention is always bad, and leaving the private sector to its own devices is always good.

Call me naïve, but I actually hoped that the failure of Reaganism in practice would kill it. It turns out, however, to be a zombie doctrine: even though it should be dead, it keeps on coming.

Let’s talk for a moment about why the age of Reagan should be over.

First of all, even before the current crisis Reaganomics had failed to deliver what it promised. Remember how lower taxes on high incomes and deregulation that unleashed the “magic of the marketplace” were supposed to lead to dramatically better outcomes for everyone? Well, it didn’t happen.

To be sure, the wealthy benefited enormously: the real incomes of the top .01 percent of Americans rose sevenfold between 1980 and 2007. But the real income of the median family rose only 22 percent, less than a third its growth over the previous 27 years....(Remainder.)

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Another Reason for a Truth Commission

By Byron Williams
The Huffington Post


I don't know the answer to the moral question: Should Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, the only person convicted of a terrorist bombing of a Pan-Am Jetliner nearly 21 years ago, have been released because of a terminal illness?

Scottish authorities felt compassion was warranted, though al-Megrahi served eight of a minimum 27-year sentence. The former mid-level Libyan intelligence agent has terminal prostate cancer, was convicted of taking part in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.

All 259 passengers (over 189 Americans) on board and 11 on the ground died. After a nearly two-year investigation, al-Megrahi was charged in 1991, and was not brought to trial until 2001.

Doctors say that al-Megrahi has only 3 months to live. Does it matter where he takes his final breath?

To many who lost loved ones it does because after two decades they still have more questions than they have answers. There're also victim's families, because the case remains incomplete, that support the Scottish decision to free al-Megrahi.

There is the cynical possibility of a quid pro quo -- releasing al-Megrahi so that the UK would be granted greater access to Libyan oil. That is a ghoulish option I simply cannot entertain without additional facts.

Secretary of State Hilary Rodham Clinton had called Scottish authorities urging them not to release al-Megrahi. President Obama also expressed his disagreement and regret of Scotland's decision....(Remainder.)

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We Must Stop Not Talking About Afghanistan

Ian, Nigel and Donald, soldiers of the First Battalion of the Prince of Wales Own Regiment, just returned from Kosovo, stand in front of the York Minster on July 21. Asked if they expected to go to Afghanistan, Nigel said, "I hope not." Donald interjected, "We go where we’re sent." [Photo by MB]
By Meteor Blades
Daily Kos


When eight British soldiers were killed in Afghanistan the second week of July, bringing the total lost to 184, the country’s media exploded in debate. The deaths meant that Britain had lost more troops in Afghanistan than in Iraq. And from the front pages - where the soldiers’ public funerals were prominently covered - to deep inside, the Independent, the Times, the Guardian, the Telegraph and other newspapers took a serious look at the policy of Gordon Brown’s government in Afghanistan. Television programs were likewise engaged. As well as the parliamentary opposition.

One complaint provoking widespread ire was something familiar to Americans, a lack of adequate equipment for those sent into harm’s way. In this case, it was not having enough helicopters used to extract soldiers in tight spots. But, in spite of the government’s inadequate reply, that wasn’t the primary issue explored in the media page after page, day after day. What underpinned all of the tens of thousands of words devoted to the subject boiled down to why are we there? and when are we coming home?

As of today, 206 British soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan, and the debate has intensified. Not least because General Sir David Richards, who takes over Friday as the Chief of the General Staff, said of Afghanistan in an interview August 8: "This is nation-building — not the starry-eyed type, but nation-building none the less. It is not just reconstruction; jobs and simple governance ... The army’s role will evolve, but the whole process might take as long as 30 or 40 years."...(Remainder.)

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Top Intel Experts: GOP ‘Covering Their Ass’ on Torture Investigation

By Daniel Tencer
The Raw Story


Far from jeopardizing US security, as some politicians claim, an investigation into torture practices during the Bush administration would prevent future abuses, say three senior veterans of the intelligence community.

An article by Jason Leopold at the Public Record news site says that former FBI counterterrorism expert Jack Cloonan, military interrogator Col. Steve Kleinman, and "Matthew Alexander," the pseudonym of a special-ops interrogator who was part of a task force in Iraq, are all urging Congress and the White House to launch investigations into torture practices during the Bush era.

Not only would the three like to see a wide-ranging investigation into torture practices — as opposed to the "narrow" investigation being mulled by Attorney General Eric Holder — they would also like to see a separate investigation into how the policies allowing torture were formed in the first place.

Cloonan and Kleinman "sharply disputed" the claim made last week by nine Republican senators that launching a probe into torture, even a limited one, would pose a hazard to US security and expose the country to risk of further terrorist attacks.

The two former intel experts said the GOP senators were sounding "false alarms" in order to keep secret embarrassing and possibly outrageous revelations about a Republican White House.

"What this is really about is cover your ass," Leopold quoted Cloonan as saying. "To suggest [intelligence gathering] will come to a screeching halt if there were an investigation is not accurate."...(Remainder.)

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The Iran Countdown



Angry town-hall protestors are the least of Obama’s problems.

By Michael Crowley
New York Magazine
Photos:  Behrouz Mehri & Jim Watson (AFP)


Barack Obama took office with a bold promise of “an extended hand” to Iran. But then came the fraudulent Iranian election and its brutal aftermath, circumstances that made Obama’s challenge more difficult. Obama may now understandably have no appetite for talking to such a patently diabolical regime. (“Told ya!,” cry the Bushies.)

So far, there has been less talk of talking, and more talk of deadlines. Come September, Obama has said, “We will re-evaluate Iran’s posture” toward negotiations. The key date: the start of the new United Nations session on September 15. But don’t expect sincere offers by then from Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei or President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The two are in a struggle for political survival, ramping up their anti-Americanism to portray reformist critics as foreign stooges. And even if Obama is still willing to talk, Tehran may be too internally divided to serve as a reliable negotiating partner. That’s why White House officials are all but resigned to the futility of direct diplomacy. Former State Department official Nicholas Burns, perhaps the Bush foreign team’s most dovish voice on Iran, predicts that “even if negotiations are held this autumn, they will fail.” And if that happens, administration officials say, Obama will have little choice but to start to clench his own fist.

That means turning the screws on Tehran through what Hillary Clinton has vowed will be “crippling sanctions.” One path runs through the U.S. Congress, where a bill imposing penalties on companies that export refined petroleum to Iran—which despite its own natural reserves has limited refinery capacity—already has 72 Senate co-sponsors and 294 in the House. For now, congressional leaders are just waiting for a green light from the White House before they proceed. The next runs through the United Nations, where Obama will almost surely ask the Security Council to approve international sanctions. That will mean tough negotiations with Russia and China, countries that see Iran more as a trading partner than a security threat. It could also lead to high tensions in the Gulf if Iran acts on threats to cut off oil exports through the Strait of Hormuz, potentially wreaking havoc on the world economy....(Remainder.)

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Howard Dean Calls Grassley's Health Care Distortions "Dispicable ... Awful"

By Rachel Weiner
The Huffington Post


Howard Dean criticized the Republican Party Sunday morning for picking up false rumors about health care reform started by the far right.

Asked about Sen. Chuck Grassley's comment that end-of-life care could "pull the plug on grandma," Dean pointed out that the Iowa Republican had voted for a similar provision for Medicare only a few years ago.

"All the House did was essentially repeat the same thing that Senator Grassley voted for in 2003 in their bill," Dean said. "Now, how you can morph that into 'pulling the plug on grandma,' I don't know. I think it's despicable. I think it's awful, the lies that have come out on this bill that are just designed to frighten the daylights out of people. But i think the American people are much smarter than politicians in Washington give them credit for, and they're going to figure this out, and they know they really do want health care reform."

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In California Forests, Marijuana Growers Thrive



By Jesse McKinley

The New York Times
Photo: Santa Barbara Sheriff

SAN FRANCISCO — Lt. Sonny LeGault and 11 other officers from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department woke before dawn one recent morning, hiked three miles through the woods and just missed the apparently hungry men they had hoped to arrest.

“They’d been cooking breakfast: there were a couple of quails dressed out, and a soup going,” Lieutenant LeGault said. “But they were gone.”

Those the officers had been hunting were workers at one of the scores of remote, highly organized outdoor marijuana “grows” that dot the vast forests of California, largely on federal property.

Long a fixture of the nation’s public lands, such criminal agricultural enterprises, law enforcement officials say, have increased greatly in recent years. And they were cast squarely into the limelight this week when the authorities said a 90,000-acre Santa Barbara County wildfire, known as the La Brea fire, had begun with a campfire built by marijuana growers believed to be low-level workers for a Mexican drug cartel.

The fire, which started on Aug. 8, is expected to be fully contained on Saturday. About the only thing that did not burn, Lieutenant LeGault said, were the areas where growers had been watering some 30,000 marijuana plants....(Remainder.)

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Attack on Obama Riles Beck's Advertisers

By David Bauder
Associated Press via Google News


NEW YORK — Glenn Beck returns to Fox News Channel after a vacation on Monday with fewer companies willing to advertise on his show than when he left, part of the fallout from calling President Barack Obama a racist.

A total of 33 Fox advertisers, including Walmart, CVS Caremark, Clorox and Sprint, directed that their commercials not air on Beck's show, according to the companies and ColorofChange.org, a group that promotes political action among blacks and launched a campaign to get advertisers to abandon him. That's more than a dozen more than were identified a week ago.

While it's unclear what effect, if any, this will ultimately have on Fox and Beck, it is already making advertisers skittish about hawking their wares within the most opinionated cable TV shows.

The Clorox Co., a former Beck advertiser, now says that "we do not want to be associated with inflammatory speech used by either liberal or conservative talk show hosts." The maker of bleach and household cleaners said in a statement that is has decided not to advertise on political talk shows.

The shows present a dilemma for advertisers, who usually like a "safe" environment for their messages. The Olbermanns, Hannitys, O'Reillys, Maddows and Becks of the TV world are more likely to say something that will anger a viewer, who might take it out on sponsors.

They also host the most-watched programs on their networks.

"This is a good illustration of that conundrum," said Rich Hallabran, spokesman for UPS Stores, which he said has temporarily halted buying ads on Fox News Channel as a whole....(Remainder.)

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