Apparently Harry Potter DVDs and Halal meals aren’t enough. Club Gitmo is stepping up its game hoping for five-star status in the Dubai Time Out guidebook.
The Pentagon is considering plans for a $150 million overhaul of the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The proposed spending spree comes amid mounting signs of unrest among Guantanamo detainees that lawyers say is threatening their lives.
U.S. military officials confirmed Wednesday that the number of hunger strikers at Guantanamo has more than tripled in the last two weeks — from 7 to 25 — and that eight of them are being force fed through tubes. Defense lawyers said in a letter to Congress this week they have gotten reports that “over two dozen men have lost consciousness.”
Some might say that’s a budget death penalty. Not that any of them are actually going to starve to death. They just know the odds of being released, just like their comrades, increases if they put on a show for Obama Inc.
“They had great optimism that Guantanamo would be closed,” said Gen. John Kelly, the commander of the U.S. Southern Command, when asked about the hunger strikes during testimony before the House Armed Services Committee. “They were devastated, apparently… when the president backed off — at least their perception — of closing the facility.
The poor dears. I’m sure spending 150 mil to upgrade the facilities will get their faces right back in the hummus party platter again.
Conservatives are constantly bombarded with being referred to as conspiracy theorists: everything from a belief that Eric Holder was shipping guns to Mexican drug cartels in order to curtail the Second Amendment, to probably the most serious, if true, that Barack Hussein Obama is a foreign plant—that is, a Manchurian President.
The latter is the stuff of spy novels and Hollywood make-believe, not real life, right?
Perhaps. Perhaps not.
Let me guess… they’re very small?
(CNSnews.com) – The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $384,949 grant to Yale University for a study on “Sexual Conflict, Social Behavior and the Evolution of Waterfowl Genitalia”, according to the recovery.gov website.
The grant description says,“The project examines how reproductive morphology covaries with season, age, and social environment in a diverse sample of duck species that differ in ecology, territoriality and breeding system.”
The grant was made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, better known as the stimulus package.
The project has been receiving money from the NSF since 2009 and is slated for funding through July of this year.