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Free Leonard Peltier

Free Leonard Peltier
The government under pretext of security and progress, liberated us from our land, resources, culture, dignity and future. They violated every treaty they ever made with us. I use the word “liberated” loosely and sarcastically, in the same vein that I view the use of the words “collateral damage” when they kill innocent men, women and children. They describe people defending their homelands as terrorists, savages and hostiles . . . My words reach out to the non-Indian: Look now before it is too late—see what is being done to others in your name and see what destruction you sanction when you say nothing. --Leonard Peltier, Annual Message January 2004 (Leonard Peltier is now serving 31st year as an internationally recognized Political Prisoner of the United States Government)

Injustice Continues: Leonard Peltier Again Denied Parole

# Injustice continues: Leonard Peltier denied parole‎ - By Mahtowin A wave of outrage swept the progressive community worldwide at the news that Native political prisoner Leonard Peltier was denied parole on Aug. ... Workers World - 2 related articles » US denies parole to American Indian activist Leonard Peltier‎ - AFP - 312 related articles » # Free Leonard Peltier 2009 PRISON WRITINGS...My Life Is My Sun Dance Leonard Peltier © 1999. # Prison Writings: My Life Is My Sun Dance - by Leonard Peltier, Harvey Arden - 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 272 pages Edited by Harvey Arden, with an Introduction by Chief Arvol Looking Horse, and a Preface by former Attorney General Ramsey Clark. In 1977, Leonard Peltier... - # Leonard Peltier, American Indian Activist, Denied Parole And Won't ... Aug 21, 2009 ... BISMARCK, ND — American Indian activist Leonard Peltier, imprisoned since 1977 for the deaths of two FBI agents, has been denied parole ... - Cached - Similar - #

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US & International Personnel losses in Iraq &Afghanistan; Costs of the 2 Wars to US

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America's War On Iraq: 4,667

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Miss Universe Visits Guantanamo: 'A Loooot Of Fun!'

Miss Universe Visits Guantanamo: 'A Loooot Of Fun!'

The current 'Miss Universe' Dayana Mendoza (formerly Miss Venezuela) and 'Miss America' Crystal Stewart visited US troops stationed in Guantanamo Bay on March 20th, the New York Times reports. Here's Mendoza's account of the visit from her pageant blog last Friday. She says the trip "was a loooot of fun!"

This week, Guantánamo!!! It was an incredible experience...All the guys from the Army were amazing with us. We visited the Detainees camps and we saw the jails, where they shower, how the recreate themselves with movies, classes of art, books. It was very interesting. We took a ride with the Marines around the land to see the division of Gitmo and Cuba while they were informed us with a little bit of history.

The water in Guantánamo Bay is soooo beautiful! It was unbelievable, we were able to enjoy it for at least an hour. We went to the glass beach, and realized the name of it comes from the little pieces of broken glass from hundred of years ago. It is pretty to see all the colors shining with the sun. That day we met a beautiful lady named Rebeca who does wonders with the glasses from the beach. She creates jewelry with it and of course I bought a necklace from her that will remind me of Guantánamo Bay :)

I didn't want to leave, it was such a relaxing place, so calm and beautiful.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

ANGUISH LANGUISH: More Homophonic Furry Tells: Guilty Looks Enter Tree Beers & Center Alley

Note: for each entry in case you missed it, will include the Intro with all the explanations etc--

Anguish Languish

by Howard L. Chace
Here further verse thyme in book firm is the extraordinary version of LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD that Arthur Godfrey read aloud on his program — and made famous. And with it are more FURRY TELLS, NOISER RAMS, FEY MOUSE TELLS, and THONGS, especially transcended by Prof. H. L. Chace, the originator of ANGUISH LANGUISH, for you, your friends, and your family to half pun wit.
Copyright 1956 by
Prentice-Hall, Inc. Englewood Cliffs, N. J.
All rights reserved, including the right
to reproduce this book, or any portions
thereof, in any form except for the in-
clusion of brief quotations in a review.

Anguish Languish: Introduction


English words are astonishingly versatile and could readily be made to serve a new and extraordinary purpose, but nobody seems to care about this except SPAL (Society for the Promotion of the Anguish Languish) [The members of SPAL are the persons who have written to the author concerning the Anguish Languish, especially the thousands who wrote to request copies of LADLE RAT ROTTEN HUT after Arthur Godfrey's inimitable reading of it, on his television show. The society is very poorly organized, in fact few of the members even know they belong. There are no officers, no meetings, no convention, and, worst of all, from the point of view of the author and founder, no dues.]

In keeping with its lofty ideals and its slogan, ANGUISH FOR EVERYBODY, the Society is sponsoring this little text, which has three aims:

* To improve the public's understanding of the Anguish Languish.
* To improve the academic standing of the Anguish Languish.
* To improve the social and financial standing of the Society.

Policemen and Magicians

A visiting professor of Anguish, Dr. ____________, [This isn't his real name, nor is it intended to be the name of any other Anguish Languish professor, living or dead.] who, while learning to understand spoken English, was continually bewildered and embarrassed by the similarity of such expressions as boys and girls and poisoned gulls, used to exclaim:

"Gracious! What a lot of words sound like each other! If it wasn't (sic) for the different situations in which we hear 'em, we'd have a terrible time saying which was which."

Of course, these may not have been the professor's exact words, because he often did his exclaiming in Anguish rather than in English. In that case he would say:

"Crashes! Water larders warts sunned lack itch udder! Egervescent further delerent saturations an witch way harem, wade hei[er haliver tam sang witch worse witch."

Dr. __________ was right, both in English and Anguish. Although other factors than the pronunciation of words affect our ability to understand them, the situation in which the words are uttered is of prime importance. You can easily prove this, right in the privacy of your own kitchen, by asking a friend to help you wash up a dozen cops and sorcerers. Ten to one, she'll think you said a dozen cups and saucers, and be genuinely surprised if you put her to work cleaning up even one police officer, let alone all the others, and the magicians, too.

If you think that she misunderstands merely because the two phrases sound somewhat alike and not because of the situation, read what SPAL's Committee on Housewives has to say:

"Presented with a dishes-piled-in-sink situation, several hundred well-adjusted housewives thought that cops and sorcerers referred to dishes, but seldom did normal subjects, interviewed under the same conditions, make the opposite mistake. When they were asked to help us wash cups and saucers, some women consented, some made stupid excuses, and some told us bluntly to go wash them ourselves, but practically no one thought that we were talking about policemen and magicians."

What Anguish Really Is

"The experiments described above, and hundreds of similar ones conducted by SPAL show that an unbelievable number of English words, regardless of their usual meanings, can be substituted quite satisfactorily for others. When all the words in a given passage of English have been so replaced, the passage keeps its original meaning, but all the words have acquired new ones. A word that has received a new meaning has become a wart, and when all the words in the passage have become warts, the passage is no longer English; it's Anguish.

Are There Any Good Reasons to Study Anguish?

This is not an altogether silly question, and it deserves the prompt and unequivocal answer any Anguish Languish enthusiast will give it.

"Watcher mane, ardor rainy gut raisins toe sturdy anguish?" he will say, and will probably give you an impressive list of them which will certainly include the following:

1. Anguish is fun.

You and your friends can make a game out of learn-lng Anguish, and you'll have fun developing your own style and observing each other's efforts. How to begin will be explained later.

2. Anguish Languish means verbal economy.

If words can be made to do double, triple, or even quadruple duty, it is obvious that we don't need so many of them. Wouldn't it be a comfort to know that, in the event of some unpredictable disaster wiping out half of our English vocabulary, we could, if we had learned Anguish, get along nicely with what we had left?

3. Anguish helps out in certain social situations.

People who aren't sure of themselves should learn Anguish. Suppose you have been asked to dinner by the president of your company and his wife. Since you haven't met your hostess, you have spent some time, before going, thinking up something to say that will really interest her. Finally you decide to ask, during the dinner:

"Mrs. Bellowell, didn't I hear that your brother Henry was discovered to be in collusion with those election crooks?"

The moment arrives, but you no sooner get her attention than you have sudden misgivings. Too late to change your subject, you slip deftly into Anguish:

"Mrs. Bellowell . . . deaden are hair ditcher broader Hennery worse dish-cupboard toe bang collision wet dozer liquor-chin crocks?"

Whether or not such a calamity is likely to occur seems entirely beside the point; in times like these one should be prepared for any emergency.

Chances are that everyone will be so fascinated by the graceful form of your question that not even your hostess will attach much importance to what you've asked.

4. Anguish relieves that terrible craving to tell dialect stories.

People who are addicted to telling dialect stories, or chronically frustrated because they can't tell them without Scotch brogue or Brooklynese getting mixed up with Deep South, will be overjoyed with Anguish. Anguish is definitely not a dialect, since it consists only o[ unchanged English words which anyone can pronounce. By imparting a delicate and indefinably exotic accent to one's speech, however, it not only provides a socially acceptable substitute for telling dialect stories, but adds to one's personal charm. [ANGUISH ANONYMOUS, an organization of former dialect story tellers, sponsored by SPAL, can be called ill difficult cases.]

5. Anguish improves your English

As your Anguish vocabulary increases, you'll find that your English vocabulary does, too, but you must be careful not to mix them up--something which people orphan do when they begin to use words accordion to the way they sound rather than how they're spelled. Words which are rare in English are often common enough in Anguish, so you have new opportunities to see them. Suppose you're spending a week-end reciting nursery rhymes in Anguish to a happy group of children or immature adults, and come across SING A SONG OF SIXPENCE, A POCKET FULL OF RYE. In Anguish, this, of course, is SINKER SUCKER SOCKS PANTS, APOCRYPHAL AWRY. This will give you an unexpected chance to use the last two words.

You'd be surprised to know how many people haven't the faintest idea what a xyster is until they hear a SPAL member talking about his fodder, murder, broader, and xyster. This makes them want to look xyster up. When they do, they find that, although xyster [The plural of xyster in Anguish, is c/sterns. See, in this book, the atory of Genter Alley] in Anguish, may mean sister, in English it's nothing in the world but a common raspatorium. Now raspatoria, and, therefore xysters are important surgical instruments, nice to know about before being scheduled for an aberration.

Speaking of xysters, hominy people know what higglery is? Very few, yet it occurs in the Anguish Languish version of something as well known as:

"Murder, mare argo art toe swarm?

"Yap, mar doling dodder,

Hank yore clues honor higglery larme

An dun gore norther warderl"

While you're looking up higglery, you might find larme, just a few pages away in Webster's Unabridged.

6. Practical Anguish.

Anguish can be used for group study at parties and entertainments; as a psychological test of something or other (we don't know just what), and as practice material in Speech and Typing classes. [A research psychologist plans to use Anguish Languish to provide data for a study entitled: "Individual and Sex Differences in Configurational Perception of Artificially Contrived but Phenomenologically Comprehensible Auditory Stimuli." This sounds as if it should mean something.]

How Can One Learn Anguish?

Read everything in this text aloud, and preferably in a group. Make a game of it.

You'll find it easier to understand Anguish when you hear it than when you see it. If you have trouble, listen to someone else read it to you, preferably someone who doesn't quite know what he's reading. This often gives the best effect. Watch what happens when the listeners understand better than the reader.

Don't try to read too fast and be sure to give all words their usual English pronunciation, regardless of the new meaning the word has acquired. An accurate pronunciation and good intonation are most effective.

3. Don't worry if you seem to have suddenly acquired a slight accent; your friends will tell you that this is most attractive.

The first item in this collection is a story familiar to all readers--LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD. Or, as you can probably say now in Anguish, LADLE RAT ROTTEN HUT.
(Already shown here so skipping it this time--

Heresy ladle [urry starry toiling udder warts--warts welcher altar girdle delerent firmer once inner regional virgin. This sentence means: "Here is a little fairy story told in other words--words which are altogether different from the ones in the original version."


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Anguish Languish: Furry Tells

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Guilty Looks Enter Tree Beers

WANTS PAWN TERM DARE WORSTED LADLE GULL HOE HAT search putty yowler coils debt pimple colder Guilty Looks. Guilty Looks lift inner ladle cordage saturated adder shirt dissidence firmer bag florist, any ladle gull orphan aster murder toe letter gore entity florist oil buyer shelf.

"Guilty Looks!" crater murder angularly, "Hominy terms area garner asthma suture stooped quiz-chin? Goiter door florist? Sordidly NUTY"

"Wire nut, murder?" wined Guilty Looks, hoe dint peony tension tore murder's scaldings.

"Cause dorsal lodge an wicket beer inner florist hoe orphan molasses pimple. Ladle gulls shut kipper ware firm debt candor ammonol, an stare otter debt floristl Debt florist's mush toe dentures furry ladle gull!"

Wail, pimple oil-wares wander doe wart udder pimple dum wampum toe doe. Debt's jest hormone nurture. Wan moaning, Guilty Looks dissipater murder, an win entity florist.

Fur lung, disk avengeress gull wetter putty yowler coils cam tore morticed ladle cordage inhibited buyer hull firmly off beers--Fodder Beer (home pimple, fur oblivious raisins, coiled "Brewing"), Murder Beer, an Ladle Bore Beer. Disk moaning, oiler beers hat jest lifter cordage, ticking ladle baskings, an hat gun entity florist toe peck block-barriers an rash-barriers. Guilty Looks ranker dough ball; bought, off curse, nor-bawdy worse hum, soda sully ladle gull win baldly rat entity beer's horsel

Honor tipple inner darning rum, stud tree boils fuller sop--wan grade bag boiler sop, wan muddle-sash boil, an wan tawny ladle boil. Guilty Looks. tucker spun fuller sop firmer grade bag boil-bushy spurted art inner hoary!

"Archl" crater gull, "Debt sop's toe hart--barns mar momel"

Dingy traitor sop inner muddle-sash boil, witch worse toe coiled. Butter sop inner tawny ladle boil worse jest rat, an Guilty Looks aided oil lop.

Dingy nudist tree cheers--wan anomalous cheer, wan muddle-sash cheer, an wan tawny ladle cheer. Guilty Looks set darn inner ladle cheer, bushy worse toe bag ferret, ant soddenly- bustard.

Clamming upper stars tutor beer's bet-rum, Guilty Looks dish-cupboard tree bets--wan grade bag bet, wan muddle-sash bet, an wan tawny ladle bet. Failing torrid, shay flunker shelf honor ladle bet, an, jester cobbler menace letter, worse sunder slip an snorting.

Inner ladle wile, donors offer cordage cam beck firmer barrier-pecking extradition, currying baskings fuller rash-barriers. Whinny entity darning rum, Fodder Beer stuttered snuffing an gruelling tomb shelf .

"Warts ban goring earn hair? crumpled dole beer, "Conjure small psalm-sing deferent a boarder horse?"

"Crashes!" crater murder beer, ashy castor quack glands adder tipple, "Hose ban muddling wet debt sop?"

Ladle Bore Beer stuttered crayon.

"Jest locket mar ladle boiler sop- oil garbled dopel An locket mar itchy pitchy cheer--oil bustardl"

Locking adder bustard cheer, Murder Beer bay-gander gat historical, an stuttered hurling tore horse-barn:

"Brewingl Brewing! Way gut BURGHERS inner horse. HORSE BURGHERS! Quack! Coiler place! Wail, dun stun dare lacking end-bustle during nosingl Coiler Place Deportment, quack!

"Harmer garner coiler Place Deportment wen way dun heifer toiler-fun?" resplendent Brewing, inner trampling verse. "Set darn, worming, an cape quoitl Yore oil-wares thanking dare burghers inner horse!"

Oiler shame, Brewing worse jesters scarred aster udders; infect, haze niece war shagging.

Finely, Fodder Beer gutter grade bag short-gum, Murder Beer gutter muddle-sash haunting raffle, an Ladle Bore Beer gutter tawny ladle pestle, an oiler beers crypt upper stars, ware Guilty Looks worse line honor bet, sunder slip an snorting. Herring door beers, shay weakened, lipped otter door windrow, an dished aware harm jesters fascist shagged scrabble.

Oiler beers tar darner stars, an stuttered toe locker doers an windrows.

"Fodder," aster ladle bore beer, finely, "Wart worse debt discussing crasher honor bet? Wart worse debt ogling ammonol wet oil debt yowler far honor had, an hoe dint half nor far atoll honor beck? Wart worse

debt hobble lurking crasher, Fodder?"

Fodder Beer shuttered.

"Comb hair, mar bore. Heresy gut lessen furrier! Debt discussing crasher worsen HORMONE BANG! Kipper ware firm debt candor ammonoll Dare nor gutl Warts mar, are dun wander catcher goring entity florist oil bar yore shelf. Debt florist's mush toe dentures I'urry ladle beer!

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Center Alley

CENTER ALLEY WORSE JESTER PORE LADLE GULL HOE LIFT wetter stop-murder an toe heft-cisterns. Daze worming war furry wicket an shellfish parsons, spatially dole stop-murder, hoe dint lack Center Alley an, infect, word orphan traitor pore gull mar lichen ammonol dinner hormone bang. Oily inner moaning disk wicket oiled worming shorted, "Center Alley, gad otter bet, an goiter warkl Suture lacy ladle bomb! Shaker lake!" an firm moaning tell gnat disk ratchet gull word heifer wark lacquer hearse toe kipper horsing ardor, washer heft-cistern's closing, maker bets, gore tutor star fur perversions, cooker males, washer dashes an doe oily udder hoard wark. Nor wander pore Center Alley worse tarred an disgorgedl

Wan moaning, Center Alley herder heft-cisterns tucking a boarder bag boil debtor prance worse garner gift toiler pimple inner lend.

"O stop-murder," crater ladle gull, "Water swill cerebration debt boil's garner bayl Are sordidly ward lacquer goiter debt boill"

"Shed dope, Center Alley," inserter curl stop-murder, "Yore tucking lichen end-bustlel Yore nutty goring tore debt boil--armor goring tutor boil wet yore toe heft-cisterns. Yore garner stair rat hair, an kipper horsing ardor an washer pods an pensl Gore tutor boil? Hoar, hoarl Locket yore close--nosing bought racksi"

Soda wicket stop-murder any toe ogling cisterns pot honor expansive closing, an stuttered oft tutor boil, living pore Center Alley setting buyer far inner racket closing, wit tares strumming darner chicks.

Soddenly, Center Alley nudist debt annulled worming hat entity rum, an worse setting buyer site. Disk oiled worming worry furry gourd-murder.

"Center Alley, Center Alley," whiskered dole worming, "watcher crane aboard? Ditcher wander goiter debt boil? Hoe-cake, jest goiter yore gardening an pickle bag pomp-can; den goiter yore staple an gutter bag rattletrap witch contends sex anomalous ratch. Wail, watcher wading fur? Gat goringl"

Center Alley garter pomp-can any sex bag ratch. Inner flesh, dole worming chintz door pomp-can intern anomalous, gorges, courage. Dingy chintz door sex beg ratch enter sex wide hearses. Oil offer sodden, Center Alley real-iced dashy worse warring putty an expansive closing--sulk an sadden--an honor ladle fate war toe putty ladle gloss slobbers.

Center Alley, harpy acid lurk, clammed entity gorges courage, any sex wide hearses gobbled aware tutor prance's boil.

"0 borel" crater prance, whinny sore Center Alley, "Hoes disk putty ladle checking wetter gloss slobbers?" any win ope toe Center Alley an aster furry dense, den fur servile udders. Door prance dint wander dense wet dodder gulls--jest wet Center Alley.

Pimple whiskered, "Jest locket debt gnats-lurking cobbler Door prance sordidly enter-stance harder peck gut-lurking worming!"

Ladle Center Alley worse door bail offer boil.

Door wicket stop-murder any toe ogling cisterns wore trampling wet anchor an forestation.

"Courses, coursesi" crater stop-murder. "Hoes debt ladle Manx wetter gloss slobbers? A nervous sore suture ladle horsey, any prance axe lackeys knots a barterl Lucks lackeys garner dense wetter oil gnat, wile oil ware during aster set hair an kipper cheers worml Courses!"

Oil offer sodden door cluck stork mit-gnat. Inner flesh, Center Alley's putty closing chintz backer racks, enter pore gull hatter dasher ware firmer boil. Goring donor steers, Center Alley caked offer ladle gloss slobber. Door prance traitor casher, bought oily gut worse door slobber.

Necks moaning door Prance set: "Arm goring toe fine debt putty gull hoe worse warring disk slobber. Shale bay mar waif, debt's fur shore, an oil bare horsebarn."

Den, lipping honors hearse, door prance gobbled aware.

Whinny prance retched Center Alley's horse, door stop-murder an toe heft-cisterns wandered toe traitor pot honor gloss slobber.

"Arch, archi Debt hearts{" crater cisterns. "Are fates toe bag fur debt slobber{"

"Arch, archi Ticket oftI" shorted door stop-murder, "Wart inhale yore during, Prance? Debt slobber's toe ladle furry hormone bang{ Ticket oftl"

Wile ticking offer slobber, door prance nudist Center Alley setting buyer far, any set: "Hoes debt ratchet ladle crasher? Props debt pore gull cut pot honor gloss slobber."

Door abdominal stop-murder any toe wicket heft-cisterns bust art luffing.

"Hoar, hoar, hoar{ Debt's jest Center Alley. Yore wooden wander half suture discussing parson furry waifi Lock attar hens and phase--oil cupboard wet darti Locket doze close--nosing bought racksi"

"Jester seam," resplendent door prance, gadding impassioned, "arm garner traitor pot disk slobber honor ladle fort. Comb hair, Center Alley."

Wail, bores and gulls, badger canned gas wart hop-pingi Center Alley tickle ladle slobber an potted earn. Den, oil offer sodden, door prance potters alms rounder ladle gull an caster-rat honor mousel

Fur lung, wadding balls war wrangling, an Center Alley winter wear firmer wicket stop-murder's horse, an becalm door mattress offer prance's gorges mention. Center Alley worse jest knots aboard disk hansom horse-barn, an lift, yonder daze harpy sorghum-stenches, furry lung, lung, tam.

MURAL: Ladle gulls shunt bay disgorged; warts garner hoppings garner hopping.

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